A new contender enters the market for enthusiasts who have their own personal theater at home (or looking to build one out). This is another option coming from Epson that uses an improved technique to pull off 4K resolution using pixel shifting. I say improved since it hasn’t always worked out for the company as well as it might have hoped. However, they might have dialed things in just right this time.
This is a 3-chip 3LCD laser projector, with each of those three being able to produce a 1080p signal at first. It then uses advanced (and improved upon) pixel shifting to upscale the resolution to 4K and takes on a refresh rate of 120Hz.
So you get a 3840 x 2160 resolution with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR, HDR10+, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), 2,700 lumens, an impressive 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI 2.1, eARC, and more. All powered by a 36-bit Epson ZX Picture Processor. You should really be able to get some rich colors and deep blacks with this one.
Since it is a laser projector, it has a 20,000-hour lifespan for its light source (laser has such a longer lifespan than a lamp/bulb has). So it shouldn’t be going out on you anytime soon. In fact, the entire unit will likely experience electrical failure before the laser array light source fails you.
As to how well it holds up to some of the other 4K laser models we have come across, we couldn’t say until we get to play with one ourselves. Epson has won us over in the past with some of its projectors, but the 4K market is all over the place at the moment. So until we see it for ourselves, we couldn’t share any opinions or reviews just yet.
It does sound like a promising model though and the price point couldn’t be any better (competitively speaking). The MSRP is $4,999, making it well priced and one of the most affordable feature-rich 4K laser projectors for consumers and pro-sumers alike. It should be making its way to certified retailers and installers shortly.
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I hope you review it. It looks like it may be a nice one.
I second that. I wonder how it compares to the more affordable Benq gaming model. Wouldn’t mind hearing your thoughts.
I second the second 🙂
That’s a good question