Epson to Unveil 4K Laser Projector at CEDIA
At next week's CEDIA convention in Denver, Epson will unveil a new flagship home theater projector that will get the industry buzzing...
The Pro Cinema LS10000 will be a major step up in price and performance compared to anything previously released by Epson. Its features include 4K enhancement of 1080p sources, native 4K source compatibility, a light engine that combines a long life laser light source with reflective 1920x1080 3LCD chips, and 3-way automated lens memory for 2.40, 1.85, and 1.78 Constant Image Height installations. Contrast is so high on the LS10000 that Epson declines to put a number on it. Contrast is simply designated as “Absolute Black.”
The LS10000 will be priced under $8,000, so it is targeted at the heart of JVC’s D-ILA home theater product line. This is Epson’s first move into the sub-$10,000 custom installation, premium home theater niche that has been dominated by JVC for several years. It should create lots of commotion on the show floor. If you are going to CEDIA, don't be surprised to see long lines of Epson and JVC resellers at the Epson booth, all anxious to evaluate the competitive impact of this new projector.
Where’s the review, you ask? We’ve had an LS10000 under wraps here for the past month. Our full review will be published this coming Wednesday once the product is formally announced. In the meantime, just as a head's up, we suspect that the LS10000 will be a major game-changing product in the home theater projector biz, as it moves Epson into a more upscale market niche that it has never been in before.
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