Epson Takes Home Theater Viewing to New Levels with its Most Advanced Laser Projector to Date
By Diane Jones
Due to their performance to value ratio, Epson has been a leader in Home Theater projection for years. For projector enthusiasts looking for a premium home theater projector, Epson just announced its most advanced home theater projector to date – the Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 4K PRO-UHD Laser Projector. Epson says the goal of the Pro Cinema LS12000 is to redefine picture quality expectations in a home theater environment by faithfully reproducing SDR and HDR source material the way the creator intended.
Incorporating an all-new Laser Array Light Source, next-generation image enhancement, updated processing algorithms, HDR10+ support, and HDMI 2.1 inputs, the Pro Cinema LS12000 produces incredible brightness, color accuracy, and image detail for stunning viewing experiences and immersive gaming.
The LS12000 is equipped with an upgraded version of Epson 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 LS12000 delivers an exceptionally sharp and clear 4K picture with an astonishing 2,700 lumens of both color and white brightness.
“Home theater enthusiasts have been asking what’s next, and we are proud to deliver our best Pro Cinema projector to date, reproducing a full 8.3 million pixels onscreen with zero compromises in color and brightness,” said Rodrigo Catalan, group product manager, projectors, Epson. “Engineered with creators in mind, the Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 sets new technology benchmarks for 4K HDR viewing experiences. It’s truly a ‘must see it to believe it’ home theater experience.”
In addition to high brightness, a dynamic contrast ratio of 2,500,000:1 combined real-time scene adaptive gamma correction/auto contrast enhancement ensures great black levels and excellent shadow detail.
Additional features include:
4K PRO-UHD – Advanced pixel-shifting technology works in parallel with three individual high-definition LCD chips to produce an exceptionally sharp 4K picture 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 for an exceptionally sharp and clear 4K picture
Epson ZX Picture Processor – Epson's most advanced video processing technology to date, the proprietary 36-bit Epson ZX Picture Processor handles real-time color, contrast, HDR,2 frame interpolation and resolution enhancement to faithfully reproduce the source material the way it was intended to be shown
Laser Array Light Source – True multi-array laser diodes produce an ideal light source to power the unique 3-Chip 3LCD Projector Engine for quick turn-on, incredible picture brightness, black contrast and color accuracy
High Picture Brightness – Impressive 2,700 lumens of color and 2,700 lumens of white brightness for an exceptional picture in virtually any theater environment – even in rooms with ambient light
True 3-Chip 3LCD Projector Engine – Advanced 3LCD technology uses three individual LCD chips to continuously display 100 percent 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
Impressive HDR – Full 10-bit HDR color processing accepting 100 percent of the HDR source information to faithfully reproduce HDR, HDR10+ and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) content for an exceptional visual performance; real-time HDR curve adjustment allows for 16 steps of control to fine-tune 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
Epic for Gaming – Gaming up to 4K at 120 frames per second, along with input lag times below 20 ms, allow for serious gamers to take full advantage of the latest generation of gaming consoles and even higher-end gaming PCs
The Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 4K PRO-UHD Laser Projector (MSRP $4,999) is now available through the Epson online store and Magnolia and CEDIA dealers. The projector includes ISF-certified calibration tools and anamorphic lens compatibility. The new projector comes with Epson’s world-class warranty and support, including a standard three-year limited warranty with two-business-day full unit replacement, including free shipping, and free lifetime technical phone support.