Projector Reviews

Epson Launches Seven New Compact, Versatile, High Lumen Pro Series Laser Projectors

New EB-PU100 Series and EB-PU2010 Designed for Corporate, Higher Education, Visitor Attractions, and Signage Markets

By Kam Valentine

Epson is one of the leaders in projectors, whether for business or consumer use, and it is easy to see why with their seven new lightweight and compact 3LCD laser projectors. These new models are part of Epson’s Pro Series interchangeable lens projectors. The new projectors range in lumens from 6,000 to 10,000 and will match up with Epson’s current interchangeable lens family line of products. Epson is targeting corporate, visitor attractions, higher education, and signage application end-users with this lineup of large-venue projectors.

Interchangeable Epson Pro Lenses

“Building on the success of Epson’s extensive high lumen displays, the new projectors bring end-users more versatility and flexibility for a wide range of installations,” said Ramzi Shakra, product manager, large venue projectors, Epson America, Inc. “The new series pack helpful installation tools in a compact, lightweight design to deliver large-scale, extremely bright displays for single or multi-projector setups.”

While most projectors are single-chip DLP models, the Epson Pro Series has a three-chip LCD unit. Due to the spinning color wheel used in most single-chip DLP projectors, they can only display one color element (red, green, or blue) at a time. This spinning wheel sometimes causes the rainbow effect (color breakup), momentary flashes of blue, green, and red shadows. 3LCD projectors like the Pro Series project the red, green, and blue elements of the image simultaneously, so the rainbow effect is entirely eliminated.

Another benefit of Epson’s proprietary 3LCD is its ability to produce accurate colors while maintaining excellent color brightness. Epson’s 3LCD engine maximizes color performance with their white brightness and color brightness being equal, which helps make those reds appear more saturated, even in ambient lighting. Epson says their 3-chip LCD technology and WUXGA resolution with 4K enhancements deliver Brilliant Brightness, Crisp Color, and Dramatic Detail.

Epson’s new projector models have 6k, 7k, 8.5k, or 10k lumens. The projectors come in either white or black. The EB-PU1006W has 6,000 lumens, the EB-PU1007W has 7,000 lumens, the EB-PU1008W has 8,500 lumens, and the EB-PU2010W has 10,000 lumens; all of these projectors are white. The EB-PU1007B has 7,000 lumens, the EB-PU1008B has 8,500 lumens, and the EB-PU2010B has 10,000 lumens; all of these projectors are black. Note that the last letter of the model number assigns the color of the projector with a “W” designating a white projector and a “B” designating a black projector.

Epson stated the new projectors are powered by a virtually maintenance-free, 20,000-hour laser light source with no lamps to replace. The new Pro Series projectors appear to fit in Epson’s large-venue projector lineup between the Pro L10 Series (6,00 to 7,000 lumens) and their Pro L1000 Series (9,000 to 15,000 lumens).

The new large-venue lineup of projectors comes equipped with advanced installation features to simplify setup. The projectors support Epson’s software for content management, remote management, and control. In addition, the projectors feature a built-in media player with network content upload and multi-projector setup to include access to image warping for projection on curved surfaces and edge blending.

Epson stated the new large-venue projectors would be available later in 2021; pricing has not been released. As more information is released, we will be sure to share the additional details. For additional information on Epson large-venue solutions, please visit http://www.epson.com/largevenue.