Epson LS11000 4K PRO-UHD Home Cinema Laser Projector

Epson is about to release one of its best 4K options it has to offer in projection. Although it’s not “the” best (it would be the LS12000), it would fall into second place for those looking to save a bit. It’s the new Epson Home Cinema LS11000 4K PRO-UHD Laser Projector.

Priced slightly better at $3,999 (compared to the LS12000’s $4,999), the projector offers many similar features while creating a wide enough gap between the two models to justify the flagship option (at least, for those who can afford this). Now that model is considerably more affordable or whatever.

The LS11000 also offers 4K resolution using pixel shifting. This is made possible by a 3-chip 3LCD projector engine, with each chip delivering a 1080p image, then using advanced pixel shifting to boost the resolution to 4K proper up to 300 inches (screen size). Now only that, but you also get up to 120Hz refresh rate so you can really pop the image in video content and gaming.

It has strong HDR support, 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio, 2500 lumens, sub-20ms latency (making it still usable for non-competitive gaming), Dolby Atmos support, etc It looks like a powerful projector in many ways. While the LS12000 basically builds on that with an even better contrast ratio, slightly brighter image and other features worth bragging about.

Many may find the LS11000 good enough while serious movie buffs and gamers will always flock to the LS12000. Neither will be good for competitive gaming, but both are good for everything else, as well as anything video related (movies, TV, etc.).

You can find a full list of specs below, along with a link to where you can pre-order the LS11000. It will ship later this month,

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Characteristics:

  • Projection system: Epson 3LCD
  • Chip design (architecture): 3 chips
  • Light source: real laser diode array
  • Projection method: front, front-ceiling, rear, rear-ceiling
  • Product color: White
  • Driving Method: Polysilicon TFT active matrix, 0.74″ wide panel, 12 bit
  • Output resolution: 4K PRO-UHD 3840 x 2160 (dual axis: 1920 x 1080)
  • Maximum input resolution: 4096 x 2160
  • Maximum refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Supported resolutions: 4K 2160p, 2K Full HD 1080p/i, HD 720p, 576p/i, 480p/i
  • Native aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Resize format support: 1.9:1 (4096 x 2160), 21:9 (2560 x 1080), 4:3 (1600 x 1200), 9:6 (720 x 480), 5:4 ( 720×576); compatible with normal, full or zoom mode
  • Color brightness Color luminous flux: 2,500 lumens
  • White brightness White light output: 2,500 lumens
  • Contrast ratio: up to 1,200,000:1, auto iris on
  • White balance: 14-point temperature adjustment
  • Color reproduction: Full color (up to 1.07 billion colors)
  • Size (projected distance): 50″ to 300″ (at 58″ to 62’4″)
  • Vertical/Horizontal keystone correction: +/- 30 degrees
  • HDR Color Processing: Full 10-bit
  • Epson ZX Image Processor: Full 12-bit
  • Light source life: Normal mode: up to 20,000 hours, medium mode: up to 20,000 hours, eco mode: up to 20,000 hours
  • Epson VRX lens: 15-element precision glass structure (AGS)
  • Type: motorized focus/optical zoom/lens position
  • F-Number: 2.0 – 3.0
  • Focal length: 22.5 – 46.7mm
  • Zoom ratio: 1 – 2.1
  • Throw ratio range: 1.35 – 2.84
  • Lens Shift: Vertical: -96.3% to +96.3% (H-center, powered), Horizontal: -47.1% to +47.1% (V-center, powered)
  • Lens cover: motorized sliding lens shutter
  • Dynamic range support: HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
  • HDR: 16-step adjustment, real-time
    Color Modes: Dynamic, Vivid, Bright Cinema, Cinema, Natural
  • Aspect Adjustment: Yes (Auto/Full/Zoom)
  • Frame interpolation: input up to [email protected], output up to [email protected]
    eARC Audio Compatibility: LPCM, Dolby Digital AC-3, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio, Master Audio, DTS:X, AAC
  • Computer compatibility: PC, Mac
  • ARC audio compatibility: LPCM, Dolby Digital (AC-3), DTS, AAC
  • Operating temperature: 41 to 95 F (5 to 35 C)
  • Supply voltage: 100 – 240 VAC +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: Normal Mode: 311W, Medium Mode: 243W, Eco Mode: 204W
  • Fan noise: 22 – 30 dB
  • Security: Kensington security lock port
  • Parental controls: power button lock prevents the projector from being turned on without parental supervision
interfaces:

2x HDMI 2.1 (HDCP 2.3); one supporting eARC/ARC
1x USB Type-A (for 300mA optical HDMI cable
maximum supply only)
1x USB Type-A 5 V, 2.0 A for power supply and firmware
1x Mini USB (service only)
1x LAN RJ45
1x RS-232c
1 trigger output (On, Off) 12 V DC, 200 mA maximum


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