Epson America has introduced into its Home Cinema line the 1080p LS100 Digital Laser Display – the company’s first short-throw projector for consumer use. The model, which carries an MSRP of $2,999, will be available on the Epson web site and at select etailers, and will also hit brick-and-mortar retail shelves, including those at Magnolia Best Buys, in early November, according to Carlos Regonesi, product manager, who demonstrated the model at a pre-introduction briefing in New York City this summer.
To produce a 120-inch image, the LS100, which features a 3LCD laser light engine combined with a high-precision multi-piece lens, needs to be positioned around 18 inches from the screen, he said.
Its small footprint, easy setup, and built-in speaker make it suitable for a wide array of living spaces, said the company. Its specs include 4,000 Lumens of equal color and white brightness, and Absolute Black technology, which delivers up to 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio. Lamp life is rated at 20,000 hours, said Regonesi. The model itself carries a two-year limited warranty
The LS100 also features three HDMI ports to accommodate all types of devices, including cable/satellite boxes, gaming consoles, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV, said Epson.