After debuting its $4,999 flagship Pro Cinema LS12000 4K HDR laser projector earlier this year, Epson is backmost with a somewhat much affordable mode to task 4K HDR images astatine location with the $3,999 Home Cinema LS11000 4K Pro-UHD laser projector (V11HA48020). It’s disposable starting March 15 done the Epson online store and prime retailers.
Other than the colors (black for the much costly exemplary versus achromatic for the Home Cinema) and immoderate show differences, the LS11000 and LS12000 stock a batch of the aforesaid features. Both usage Epson’s multi-array laser diodes arsenic their airy source, which is converted into a viewable representation done a triple-chip LCD system. The institution claims this gives the projectors unthinkable representation brightness, achromatic contrast, and colour accuracy, with 100% of the RGB colour awesome for each frame. It besides avoids problems similar rainbowing oregon uneven colour brightness that tin impact immoderate different projection technologies.
The LS11000 besides inherits the LS12000’s afloat complement of ports and format compatibility. The rear of the projector sports 2 HDMI 2.1 ports — 1 is an input lone portion the different is an input/output with HDMI ARC/eARC capabilities. Both ports enactment HDR formats similar HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG (though not Dolby Vision), and the projector tin besides grip 4K @ 120Hz with input lag times beneath 20 milliseconds — which makes for a beauteous bully gaming setup arsenic agelong arsenic you’re not excessively fussed astir the lack of adaptable refresh complaint (VRR).
That HDMI ARC/eARC larboard has fantabulous passthrough enactment of audio formats erstwhile connected to an eARC soundbar oregon A/V receiver, including LPCM, Dolby Digital AC-3, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Master Audio, DTS:X, and AAC. But you should beryllium alert that if your audio products lone enactment ARC, you’ll beryllium constricted to conscionable LPCM, Dolby Digital (AC-3), DTS, and AAC, which means nary 3D surround enactment for Dolby Atmos oregon DTS:X.
For installations that necessitate much flexibility successful presumption of placement, Epson’s 3-way motorized lens lets you displacement the lens up to +/- 96% horizontally and up to +/- 47% vertically without representation distortion oregon nonaccomplishment of clarity, according to the company’s property release. You tin besides acceptable the zoom and focus, past store each the settings successful 1 of 10 lens representation presets.
So what’s the quality betwixt the LS11000 and LS12000? After all, there’s a $1,000 terms quality betwixt the 2 models. It comes down to brightness (the LS12000 tin make up to 2,700 lumens, portion the LS11000 taps retired astatine 2,500) and opposition ratio (the LS12000 has an awesome 2,500,000:1 ratio, portion the LS11000 reaches little than fractional of that astatine 1,200,000:1).
The LS12000 besides comes with its ain ceiling mount, rear cablegram cover, and compatibility with optional third-party anamorphic lens kits. For folks who tin support their viewing country bully and acheronian and don’t request to equine their projector to the ceiling, the LS11000 decidedly looks similar a viable mode to prevention immoderate money.
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