Epson has launched at CEDIA a group of front projectors - including two CEDIA-channel-geared products: the Home Cinema 3900 and the Pro Cinema Model LS 10500U. The former offers optimized brightness and contrast specifications that the company said will work in a range of ambient lighting conditions, while the LS 10500U ($7,999; available this fall), the company’s new flagship projector (replacing the LS 10000), is Epson’s first with High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability. The Home Cinema 3700 and 3100 are also line additions.
The Pro Cinema LS10500 Laser 4KE with HDR uses a laser light source, which Epson said provides a wider color gamut; the use of laser also makes for no warmup and cooldown waiting times. Its 3LD reflective panel, according to the company, makes for greater contrast. And Epson’s 4KE (Enhancement) technology effectively doubles the a native 1080p panel’s resolution to four million pixels by shifting each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels, doubling both vertical and horizontal resolution.