TV or projector? It’s one of the most hotly debated topics in the home theater world at the moment, if only because of how good–and how cheap–massive flat panel displays have gotten in recent years. But there’s a difference between massive and gargantuan. If 85 inches of display just isn’t enough for your room, TVs start to get exponentially more expensive. But front projection doesn’t work for every room, or indeed every climate. That’s where something like Epson’s new LS500 Laser Projection TV will come in. With your choice of 100 or 120 inches of screen real estate and a price between $5,000 and $6,000 depending, the LS500 promises to combine the best of TVs and projection systems in a neat and tidy form factor that can easily be positioned atop a credenza or shelf just below the included screen.
Read on for full details from the press release, directly from Epson:
Epson, the number one projector manufacturer in the world, today introduced the Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV- a new generation of digital projection that redefines the everyday television viewing experience. Equipped with an ultra-high definition ambient light rejecting screen with unique optical layering technology, the LS500 Laser Projection TV offers sports enthusiasts, gamers, and content streamers an immersive, big-screen alternative to traditional LCD and OLED TVs.
Capable of displaying 4K HDR content up to 120 inches, this new solution leverages outstanding color and white brightness with incredible color accuracy for a stunning picture in virtually any lighting environment. The LS500 Laser Projection TV features Epson’s proprietary 4K PRO-UHD 3LCD technology, a dynamic contrast ratio exceeding 2,500,000:1 and advanced HDR processing to produce vivid colors and deep blacks for an exceptionally bright, colorful and sharp picture – regardless of the viewing environment.
“The Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV redefines the traditional television experience by offering an immersive display size up to 120-Inches.” said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “Whether you’re watching a live sporting event, streaming your favorite series, gaming on the latest generation of consoles, or simply watching the latest blockbuster movie, the all-new Epson Laser Projection TV will simple amaze you.”
Powered by Google, the LS500 Laser Projection TV solution includes the Android TV operating system with a simple-to-use remote that features voice search through Google Assistant. Today’s streamers can watch their favorite content from apps such as Netflix, HBO, Showtime, YouTube, Hulu, ESPN and more. Users can even stream live TV through apps like PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV. Supporting the latest 18 Gbps HDMI 2.0 specification, the LS500 Laser TV displays 4K HDR content at a full 60Hz and is compatible with the latest streaming devices and gaming consoles.
Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV – Be Amazed.
Designed to seamlessly integrate within any décor, the Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV1 is available in two color schemes – white and black. This solution comes with the option of a 120-inch or 100-inch Ambient Light Rejecting screen, offering a complete, easy-to-install entertainment solution for today’s modern homes.
Additional features include:
Product Availability & Pricing
The Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV will be available in the first quarter of 2020 through Magnolia and CEDIA dealers. The Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV will be available in black and white models with 100-inch (MSRP $4,999) and 120-inch (MSRP $5,999) SKUs.