Epson has announced an expansion of their PowerLite line of projectors with eight new compact 3LCD projectors that range in applications from education to digital signage, to entertainment. Epson continues to embrace the laser light source—which minimizes the need for routine maintenance and lamp replacement (since there isn't one) while boosting light output—as some of these new projectors are replacements for discontinued lamp-based models.

Six of the projectors—the L520W, L520U, L530U, L630U, L730U, and L735U—are of the long-throw variety that range in brightness from 5,200 to 7,000 lumens; as with all Epson 3-chip projectors they offer equal white and color brightness and immunity to rainbow artifacts. The PowerLite L520W displays a WXGA (1200x800) picture up to 280 inches. The other five of the long-throw projectors can display an image up to a maximum of 500 inches at WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution. To fit into a variety of situations, the projectors are capable of both 16:10 and ultra-wide 16:6 aspect ratios.

Epson PowerLite LSeries
The PowerLite L735U projector

The two remaining projectors—the L630SU and L635SU—are short-throw that can display a WUXGA image up to 200 inches. They are designed for a variety of applications, including conference spaces without room for a long-throw projector, retail signage, and entertainment venues.

The new PowerLite L-series include 5GHz wireless and HDBaseT connectivity. All except the L520W and L520U have lens shift to ease placement possibilities. Available software tools add in the ability to edge blend, control and monitor the projectors remotely, and manage content.

The new projectors will be available in May 2021.

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Daniel Posted Feb 4, 2021 9:14 AM PST
Hopefully Epson puts these lasers in the 5060UB/6060UB. Hopefully they announce it before May when I plan to buy an NX5. (The 5050UB was announced on April 9 2019)
Damon Thomisee Posted Apr 12, 2021 12:44 PM PST
Has anyone seen an ETA on the replacement for the 6050ub? I want to get a new one, but am waiting for the Epson release.
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Apr 12, 2021 8:32 PM PST
Nothing to report on that front.
Colin Posted May 29, 2021 9:18 AM PST
the L630SU and L635SU...will these work in basement theater? We need 160” screen and short throw...have lots questions about these. Help
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted May 29, 2021 10:16 AM PST
Colin, these are high output commercial projectors and so are not as well tuned for home theater as Epson Home Cinema designated products. It's also overkill on brightness for a 160 inch screen in a basement theater. I do get that short throw projectors with decent output are a bit harder to come by these days. Use our Find a Projector database to scan for 1080p models (essentially the equivalent of the WUXGA resolution on these Epsons) that will provide the required image size at your known throw distance to see what comes up. One option, if you're married to the idea of a laser short throw projector, is the Optoma GT1090HDR. It's rated at 4,000 ANSI lumens which is enough for dark room or moderate light at your screen size. We have reviewed it in both a regular and a video review.

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