Epson is using pixel shifting, in this case, firing the panels then shifting 1/2 pixel upward to the right and firing again with slightly different data. That data is image processed either from say 1080i or 1080p, using upscaling, and techniques to as close as possible restore higher resolution info that disappeared in taking it down to 1080 res. This is the type of image processing that's done these days. At some point its adjusted and processed to match the pixel shifting design. The end result has impressive enhanced sharpness.
If the source material is true 4K, then there's no upscaling, etc., just the processing to make it work best with the pixel shifting.
The Epson also offers 3D and does an excellent job of it. It does not support 4K 3D, but then there aren't any standards yet.
The firmware of the projector can be upgraded via your local network. The hard wired LAN connection to your router is all that's needed.
Lens Memory is new for Epson. That's because Epson's never offered a home theater projector before with power zoom, focus and lens shift. With Lens Memory its easy to choose to go with a Cinemascope type wide screen, such as a 2.35:1.
Picture Quality and Brightness
Above, a mix of true 4K material, 1080i, and 1080p. Pre calibration the Epson puts up a very good looking image in THX and Natural modes which are very similar. On paper it is pretty good right out of the box in terms of accuracy. After Mike calibrated the LS10000 the color accuracy was further improved and became very accurate. Despite the solid state laser light source this projector looks very much like a good lamp based projector. One trick up the Epson's sleeve is that the laser light source boasts a great deal larger range of colors than lamp based projectors.
Current standards like REC 709 are doable by those lamp based projectors, but if a wider color gamut source is provided, such as the DCI used by commercial cinemas, the Epson will have color range that the lamps should not be able to approach. We can only hope that DCI reaches consumers in the next couple of years.
So, add to a very good color picture, plenty of brightness, with around 1300 lumens calibrated. That's pretty bright, and there's almost an extra 500 lumens under the hood when you are willing to sacrifice the best picture quality for more brightness.
3D is great. I haven't figured out why, but the Epson seems almost crosstalk free, which is something normally thought reserved for DLP projectors. There's a good amount of brightness as mentioned, and that's enough to do a reasonable job on screens up to about 125" in Dynamic-3D and 100" or a little better with THX-3D, with its better picture.