CEDIA: Epson launches LS-500 4K ultra short-throw Laser Projection TV

CEDIA: Epson launches LS-500 4K ultra short-throw Laser Projection TV
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If you want a bigger-than-a-TV image and you're not sure about installing a projector, how about this Epson alternative? Launching at CEDIA, the Epson LS-500 is a Laser Projection TV, delivering a 4K HDR image up to 130 inches in size from just centimetres away from the screen on your wall.

The Epson LS-500 uses the company's proprietary 3LCD ultra-short throw digital projection technology alongside the company's dynamic laser array, plus an ambient light-rejecting, thin bezel fixed frame screen. 

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The Laser Projection TV claims 4000 lumens brightness and over 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio, with a native refresh rate of up to 60 Hz and support for 10-bit HDR, HLG and Rec.709 colour. 

It even includes the Android TV smart platform, front-firing 10-watt stereo speakers and support for 3D video (remember that?).

There are two Epson LS-500 models, offering 100-inch or 120-inch screens. Available in black or white, Laser Projection TV systems cost $4999 and $5999 respectively – a fair bit cheaper and smaller than Sony's Crystal LED display, then.


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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).