(October 30, 2020) Epson has released a stable of new projector models designed with modern entertainment enthusiasts in mind. Placing affordability, ease of use, and convenience at the forefront, Epson’s latest reveals deliver significant performance for the buck.
Epson’s EpiqVision lineup is gaining three new models. Headlining the group is the Ultra LS300 Smart Streaming Laser Projector, a short-throw laser-based design that’s capable of projecting an image as large as 120-inches. The LS300’s placement flexibility is extreme, possessing the ability to sit just inches away from a wall. Buyers can bundle it with a 100-inch or 120-inch SilverFlex Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screen for spectacular lifestyle performance. Those bundles increase pricing from $1,999 to $2,999 or $3,999, respectively.
Shipping will begin in November.
The EpiqVision Mini EF12 ($999) and Mini EF11 ($799) will also ship in November. With less than five pounds of weight, Epson’s MicroLaser multi-array technology, and simple user interfaces, both models are portable and easy to deploy. The EF12 boosts usability with autofocus correction and Wi-Fi streaming via Android TV. And the EF11 can accommodate outboard streaming solutions like Apple TV and Roku, thanks to a built-in HDMI port.
While only capable of 1080p output, all three EpiqVision projectors can accept 4K content. They also feature automatic scene-based color correction, 3-chip LCD imagers, and Chromecast Built-in to source content from a preferred device. The LS3000 and EF12 offer advanced audio capabilities by way of a discrete amplifier and Yamaha designed drivers.
Epson has also released four new 1080p Home Cinema projector models. The Home Cinema 2250 ($999) and 2200 ($899) both offer access to Wi-Fi streaming through Android TV, Bluetooth functionality, built-in 10-watt bass-reflex speakers, Google Assistant voice control, and gamma uplift with a 21:9 aspect ratio for gaming. The 2250’s 2,700 lumens of output are complimented by a 70:000:1 contrast ratio, a 1.6-times zoom, and onboard lens shift.
Much like the 2250 and 2220, the step-down Home Cinema 1080 ($749.99) and 880 ($599) also feature 3-chip 3LCD imagers and four preset color modes. However, they lack onboard Android TV, lens shift, gamma uplift and an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, and frame interpolation modes. However, they do possess excellent brightness (3,400 lumens and 3,300 lumens, respectively), 2-watt built-in speakers, and full HD image capabilities.
All four new Home Cinema projectors are available for purchase now.