Epson is using its know-how in the short-throw projector category to target the home market with a new laser driven model, the EH-LS100.

The company is hoping the close to screen and long-life light source will attract installers and end-users alike, looking for an alternative to large screen TV.

Paul White, product manager, says: “We’re really excited to launch this fantastic new product into our range. It answers a common problem – how can I enjoy the big screen experience without it affecting the look of my home? There’s no getting away from a huge, black TV screen, but a projected display can disappear at the touch of a button. With the EH-LS100 you don’t have to worry about installation issues as it can be positioned just 6cm away from the display surface.

“It’s also far more flexible than a TV as the display can go from 70 to 130in. This type of flexibility is great for changing the scale to reflect what you’re watching.”

The machine has three HDMI inputs (including one MHL) and can be controlled over a home network using the RJ45 connection or with Wi-Fi connectivity via the optional adapter ELPAP10. With both options, it’s possible to control the projector using a smart device via the iProjection app.

High-ambient light conditions are combated and lifelike images are promoted via 3LCD technology and a White and Colour Light Output (CLO) of 4,000 lumens. Epson adds that the machine also delivers defined shadow detail and deep blacks with its 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio. In addition, Detail Enhancement is designed to provide sharper and smoother pictures.

Epson says the EH-LS100 can serve as the main platform for watching TV shows, playing games and watching blockbusters as its long-lasting laser light source can provide up to 10 years’ worth of entertainment. The machine includes a five-year warranty and offers an end-user price of £2,599.99. The projector is available from November 2017.

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