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Epson Announces Their New Home Cinema LS11000 4K PRO-UHD Laser Projector

By Diane Jones

As movies, streaming, and gaming continue to advance, consumers are craving a more immersive 4K HDR viewing experience. In order to deliver more immersive entertainment to DIY home theater customers, Epson has introduced its most advanced DIY home theater and gaming projector, the Epson Home Cinema LS11000 4K PRO-UHD Laser Projector.

The Home Cinema LS11000 is equipped with Epson’s ZX Picture Processor which is their most advanced video processing technology. While the projector utilizes a native 1080p imager, the LS11000 is equipped with an upgraded version of Epson’s pixel-shifting technology to reproduce an onscreen resolution of 3840 by 2160.

Driven by a proprietary Epson ZX Picture Processor and new Precision Shift Glass Plate technology, the Pro Cinema LS11000 is designed to deliver an exceptionally sharp and clear 4K image on-screen with 2,500 lumens of both color and white brightness. Equipped with an all-new Laser Array Light Source, this projector should deliver a bright, maintenance-free image for tens of thousands of hours.

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“A 65-inch flat-panel isn’t cutting it when it comes to achieving total immersion in today’s stunning movie and gaming experiences,” said Rodrigo Catalan, group product manager, projectors, Epson. “If you’re looking for a 4K HDR home theater and gaming experience that will exceed your expectations, the Epson Home Cinema LS11000 is one of the best Home Cinema projectors Epson has ever made.”

The Home Cinema LS11000 combines a dynamic contrast ratio exceeding 1,200,000:1 with an impressive 2,500 lumens of color and white brightness along with precise image detail to faithfully display movies, TV shows, and gaming sessions – even in rooms with some ambient light.

The Home Cinema LS11000 is also equipped with 48Gbps HDMI 2.1 inputs so it is fully compatible with the latest generation of PCs and gaming consoles and allows 4K HDR gaming at up to 120 frames per second with input lag times below 20 milliseconds.

The new Epson Home Cinema LS11000

Additional features include:

  • 4K PRO-UHD – Advanced pixel-shifting technology works in parallel with three individual high-definition LCD chips without sacrificing picture brightness
  • Precision Shift Glass Plate Technology – Unique, digitally controlled Precision Shift Glass Plate precisely refracts pixel light to display a 3840 x 2160, 8.29-million-pixel image on screen for an exceptionally sharp and clear picture
  • Epson Picture Processor – Powerful video processing technology that handles real-time color, contrast, HDR, frame interpolation and resolution enhancement
  • Laser Array Light Source – When combined with the 3-chip 3LCD projector engine, the multi-array laser diodes delivers high brightness, deep blacks, and accurate color along with years of nearly maintanence free operation
  • High Picture Brightness – 2,500 lumens of color and 2,500 lumens of white brightness for an exceptional picture in virtually any theater environment –even in rooms with some ambient light
  • 3-Chip 3LCD Projector Engine – Advanced 3LCD technology uses three individual LCD chips to continuously display 100% of the RGB color signal for every frame; this allows for outstanding color gamut while maintaining excellent brightness without any rainbowing or color brightness issues seen with other projection technologies
  • HDR Support – Full 10-bit HDR2 color processing is designed to faithfully reproduce HDR, HDR10+ and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) content. Real-time HDR curve adjustment allows for 16-steps of control to finetune the HDR performance regardless of the content
  • 120 Hz Refresh Rate – Refresh rates up to 120 Hz allow for smoother motion for supported content while providing the option for impressive Frame Interpolation for content below 120 Hz
  • High Contrast – By modulating the Laser Array Light Source the LS11000 can produce a dynamic contrast ratio exceeding 1,200,000:1
  • Epson Cinema Lens – A proprietary multi-element precision glass structure designed for zero light leakage deliver excellent image clarity along with edge-to-edge focus uniformity
  • 3-Way Motorized Lens – Making installation simple, you can precisely shift the lens up to +/-96% horizontally and up to +/-47% tvertically without picture distortion or loss of clarity. You can also set the zoom and focus, then store all the settings in one of ten lens memory presets
  • Real-Time Scene Adaptive Correction – Powered by the Epson Picture Processor, the user has the option to automatically adjust the picture quality based upon the scene information itself; this provides a simple way to get impressive color and contrast, regardless of the content being displayed
  • HDMI 2.1 – Supports the full 48 Gbps bandwidth for accepting uncompressed 4K HDR2content up to 120 Hz; along with ARC and eARC support, this allows for outstanding compatibility with the latest AV receivers and next-generation gaming consoles
  • 4K/120 Fps Gaming – Gaming up to 4K at 120 frames per second, along with input lag times below 20 milliseconds, allow serious gamers to take full advantage of the latest generation of gaming consoles and even higher-end gaming PCs.
Top view of the new Epson Home CInema LS10000

Availability

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 4K PRO-UHD1 Laser Projector (MSRP $3999) will be available through the Epson online store and select retailers at the end of March. The Home Cinema LS11000 includes Epson’s warranty and support, including a standard two-year limited warranty with two-business day full unit replacement, including free shipping and free lifetime technical phone support.