Love everything about the Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 laser projector except its price? Well, we've got good news, as most of its gaming-centric tech is now coming to a cheaper laser projector from the same brand.
The LS11000 4K PRO-UHD Home Cinema (Opens in a new tab) (via Engadget (Opens in a new tab)) is another 4K laser projector from Epson that promises excellent picture performance. Epsom claims you'll be able to get sharp, crisp 4K images up to a 300-inch screen size, and those of you with a PS5 or Xbox Series X will be able to take full advantage of the 120Hz refresh rate available at this resolution.
On top of that, gamers can take advantage of the projector's fairly low input latency times. Epson promises that they will be under 20ms; So while esports pros will always want to go for a super-fast monitor, most of us won't notice any lag.
You'll also get support for HDR10, HLG, and HDR10+ (although Dolby Vision seems to be absent). This projector does offer Dolby Atmos support though, so pair it with one of the best soundbars on the market and you've got yourself an amazing home theater setup.
Priced at $3,999 / £4,099 (around AU$5,450), you'll save £1,000 compared to the Pro Cinema LS12000, but unsurprisingly, this cheaper model has a few downsides.
here is the catch
For starters, the Home Cinema LS11000 is slightly dimmer than the LS12000, offering just 2500 lumens vs. 2700. Probably not a deal breaker, but one reduction that may be harder to ignore is contrast ratio, which goes from 2:500 to 000:1 if you choose the cheaper LS1 over the LS200.
Contrast is important to give images clarity and a more natural look. The LS11000 Home Cinema's lower contrast ratio means you'll get less definition in the images it displays. That said, 1,200,000:1 is still pretty respectable, even if it's not the best.
We'll have to test these two projectors for ourselves to see how they stack up, but based on the specs, Epsom's LS11000 4K Home Theater Laser Projector looks like an excellent choice.
If you're looking for a new display for your gaming setup, you'll definitely want to consider this projector alongside more traditional options when it launches later this month in the US. If you're in the UK, the projector is already available at line as EH-LS11000W.