Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector: The Epson Home Cinema
LS100 is an ultra short-throw laser projector. You can place
the laser projector just inches from the wall and get sharp, life-size images in
Full HD resolution up to 10' diagonal. The laser light source delivers up to 10
or more years of virtually maintenance free operation (20,000 hours in Normal
mode or 30,000 hours in ECO mode).
Note: Do not look into the lens during projection. Also, do not look into the
lens using optical devices, such as a magnifying glass or telescope. This could
cause visual impairment. When turning on the projector at a distance using the
remote control, make sure no one is looking into the lens.
3LCD: The Epson Home Cinema 1450 projector
utilizes 3-chip LCD technology for amazing color, incredible detail and solid
reliability. 3LCD's 3-chip architecture dedicates an entire chip to process each
primary color - red, green, and blue, continuously. Unlike single-chip
technology that delivers color sequentially, you get full-time color. The result
is vibrant, realistic images and video all delivered with 3LCD's true-to-life
- True-to-Life Colors: 3LCD delivers up to 3x brighter
colors in comparison with 1-chip DLP projectors. Color Brightness (Color
Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color Brightness will
vary depending on usage conditions. Additionally, 3LCD projectors have up to
3x Wider Color Gamut than 1-chip DLP projectors. With its 3-chip design,
3LCD delivers clear and vibrant images that are true-to-life. In contrast to
3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel
that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can
result in color break-up or the "rainbow effect".
- Greater Detail & Contrast: 3LCD projection efficiently
uses light to project to the screen with no color disruption. 3LCD
technology delivers sharper and brighter images with superior grayscale
detail. Grayscale is the shades of gray (from black to white) required for
greater image depth and detail; it allows greater variation in shadows and
brings superior accuracy to color, creating a jaw-dropping, true-to-life
- Energy Efficient: 3LCD projection technology uses light
efficiently to create stunning images. In contrast to 1-chip technology,
3LCD requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness. 1-chip
projectors use a color wheel, which leads to an inefficient design, thereby
causing light loss. 3LCD does not rely on a color wheel. On average, 3LCD
projectors are 25% more energy efficient.
- Simple & Reliable Design: 3LCD systems are reliable and
use a simple optical design which includes 3 chips and 1 prism. Light flows
seamlessly through the system to produce brilliant on-screen colors and
sharp images every time.
High Color Light Output: In the normal mode, the
Home Cinema LS100 outputs 4,000 lumens of white light and 4,000 lumens of color
light for bright, balanced colorful images. The white light output is measured
using ISO 21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many
competitors. The projector is capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 2,5000:1
for rich detail in dark scenes.
Projection Lens: The Home Cinema LS100 features a F1.6 lens
with a focal length of 4.2mm. It has a manual focus and a digital zoom ratio of
1.0 to 1.35x. To provide the best possible image quality, adjust the projector's
position to correct the image shape. If this isn't possible, then use the
following adjustable settings to correct the image shape.
- Keystone Correction: The vertical keystone buttons, located
on the side of the projector, can correct the shape of the image, if it is not
rectangular. Adjustable from -3° to + 3°.
The unit does not have a horizontal keystone adjustment.
- Quick Corner: You can use the projector's Quick Corner
setting to correct the shape and size of an image that is unevenly rectangular
on all sides.
- Arc Correction: You can use the projector's Arc Correction setting to
adjust the curve or arc of the sides of your image.
- Image Shift: You can use the Image Shift feature to adjust the image
position without moving the projector.
- Adjusting Image Height: If you are projecting from a table or other
flat surface, and the image is too high or low, you can adjust the image height
using the projector's adjustable feet.
Projection Image & Distance: The Home Cinema LS100
projector can produce an image that is adjustable from 70" to 130" (measured
diagonally). The projection distance (distance from lens to screen) range is
only 15.9" to 30.7". The distance at which you place the projector from the
screen determines the approximate size of the image. The projection distance can
be determined from this chart -
|Screen Or Image Size
(16:10 Aspect Ratio) ||Projection Distance (wide
to tele) |
70" ||15.9" to 22" |
75" ||17.1" to 23.6" |
80" ||18.4" to 25.3" |
90" ||20.8" to 28.6" |
|100" ||23.3" only |
|110" ||25.8" only |
|120" ||28.3" only |
|130" ||30.7" only |
1080p Native Resolution: The Epson Home Cinema LS100 ultra
short-throw laser projector has a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:10
aspect ratio). The total number of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3.
Video Inputs: The Epson Home Cinema LS100 is outfitted with
three HDMI 1.4 inputs for high-definition video (up to 1080p) and one composite
video input for standard definition video (480i only).
- Three HDMI Inputs: The 1450 is features two HDMI 1.4
inputs that will support up to 1080p video signals and pass 3D video. The
HDMI 1 input is also MHL compliant. To find MHL-certified devices, go to
- Composite Video: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the
projector is equipped with a single composite video input (480i only) along
with a 3.5mm audio input for analog video and audio.
USB & PC Inputs: The Epson Home Cinema 1450 offers
USB & PC inputs to connect your computer and USB (MSC) mass storage class
- Dual USB-A Inputs: The projector's dual USB-A ports can be used to
connect a USB thumbdrive for playback of JPEG (8192x8192)/BMP (1280x800)/GIF
(1280x800)/PNG (1280x800) still images and AVI (1280x720) video images. The
USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT or FAT32.
- USB-B: You can connect your Windows PC (Vista/7/8/10)
or Mac computer (OSX 10.7-10.11) to the projector through its USB-B input,
allowing you to send video and audio from your computer to the projector. A
USB-B connection may cause a delay for content requiring high bandwidth,
such as movies. An HDMI connection is recommended for projecting movies,
video games, and other home entertainment content.
- Dual PC Inputs: You can also connect your Windows or
Mac computers to the projector via its dual VGA inputs (D-Sub, 15-pin). Both
VGA inputs will support video up to 1920 x 1200.
Wired or Wireless (optional) Network Connection: The Home
Cinema LS100 offers a wired network connection through its RJ-45 LAN port and a
wireless network connection through Epson's 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN module
(ELPAP10, sold separately). Either network connection allows you to project a
video image from your computer that is on the same network to the Home Cinema
1450. You will also need to download
software from the Epson website onto your computer.
Image Settings: Settings on the Image menu let you adjust
the aspect ratio and quality of your image for the input source you are
currently using. The available settings depend on the currently selected input
- Aspect Ratio: You can select the following image aspect
ratios, depending on the input signal from your image source. Black bands
and cropped images may project in certain aspect ratios, depending on the
aspect ratio and resolution of your input signal.
- Auto: Automatically sets the aspect ratio according
to the input signal.
- Normal: Displays images using the full projection
area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- 16:9: Converts the aspect ratio of the image to
- Zoom: Displays images using the full width of the
projection area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- Full: Displays images using the full width of the
projection area, but does not maintain the aspect ratio.
- Native: Displays images as is (aspect ratio and
resolution are maintained),
- Color Modes: The Home Cinema 1450 offers four
color modes to optimize viewing for different environments and image
content. The Color Mode adjusts the brightness, contrast, and color for the
best possible picture. A different color mode can be selected for each input
source. You can select from the following choices:
- Dynamic: Best for projecting in a brightly-lit
room; this is the brightest mode.
- Bright Cinema: Best for movies projected in a
- Cinema: Best for movies projected in a dark room.
- Game: Best for games projected in a bright room.
- Advanced Picture Adjustments: Use the projector's
Advanced Picture Adjustments to further enhance the projected video image.
- Manual Adjustments: You can manually adjust the
images Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Tint, & Sharpness.
- Dynamic Contrast:
Adjusts the projected luminance based on the image brightness when
certain Color Modes are selected.
- Color Temperature: Sets the overall color tone;
higher values tint the image blue and lower values tint the image red.
- Detail Enhancement: Enhances details to create
clear outlines for sharper and more refined images that are more
lifelike. This feature is not available when projecting 3D.
- Noise Reduction: This setting reduces flickering of
analog images, as well as reduces the noise or artifacts seen in MPEG
- Gamma: Adjusts the gamma levels of the image.
- RGBCMY: Adjusts the hue, saturation, and brightness
for each color.
- Deinterlacing: Sets whether to convert
interlaced-to-progressive signals for certain video image types.
Split Screen: You can use the split screen feature to
simultaneously project two images next to each from different image HDMI
sources. You can control the split screen feature using the remote control and
projector menus. While you use the split screen feature, other projector
features may not be available, and some settings may be automatically applied to
Note: You cannot project from the same input source onto
both sides (left and right) of the screen. You also cannot use split screen
with 3D images or certain input source combinations.
Built-in Speaker + Audio Output: The Epson Home Cinema LS100
has its own built-in, rear-panel 10W mono speaker. It also features a stereo
3.5mm audio output to connect an external AV receiver or powered speaker.
Remote Control: The Epson Home Cinema LS100 can be operated
from its control panel, the included IR remote, HDMI-CEC, or a 3rd party
automation system (sold separately).
- IR Remote: In addition to the control panel, the
projector can be controlled by the supplied wireless remote control, which
has a range of approximately 19.7'. The projector has infrared receivers on
the front and rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room.
- HDMI Link: When you connect HDMI CEC-compatible
devices, such as an AV receiver or Blu-ray player, to the projector via HDMI
cables, you can control them using the HDMI-Link control buttons on the
projector's remote control. You can register the devices you want to operate
in the HDMI Link section of the projector's menu.
- Mouse or Pointer: You can use the projector's remote control as a wireless mouse
so you can control projection at a distance from the computer (the computer must be running Windows
Vista or later, OS X 10.7 or later, macOS 10.12.x, or macOS 10.13.x.) You can
also use the projector's remote control as a pointer to help
you call out important information on the screen.
- RS-232C Port: There is also a RS-232C port for
connecting the projector to a 3rd party A/V controller or automation system
Epson iProjection App: Epson iProjection is an intuitive mobile
projection app for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0+. Epson iProjection makes it easy to project images and files
wirelessly from your compatible mobile device to the Epson projector. You'll be
able to move about the room and effortlessly display content from your Apple iOS
or Android device on the big screen. Key features include -
- QR code easy pairing is now supported.
- Display documents loaded in the Epson iProjection app on your mobile
- Display web pages and images stored in the "Photo" library of your
- Use the built-in projector remote control feature to control input
sources, AV mute, freeze, audio settings, operate menu, zoom by finger with
Touchpad and more.
- Send files from your email or cloud storage apps to the iProjection app.
- Marker function enables highlighting and annotation of projected photos
and documents and also saving annotation to your device
- Supported Formats & Activities: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx,
Office 2003 or later), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, Office 2003 or
later), Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx, Office 2003 or later), Keynote
(.key), Adobe PDF(v1.7) (.pdf, Acrobat 8 compatible or later), .JPG, and
- Activities Not Supported: The Epson iProjection app does not
support video playback, PowerPoint and Keynote animations, or mirroring.
Mounting Options: The Home Cinema LS100 can be placed on a
tabletop or inverted and mounted on the ceiling. It can be used for front or
rear projection. For tabletop use, you can adjust the image position by raising
or lowering the projector's feet. For ceiling mounting, you will need an
optional projector ceiling mount (sold separately). Five 4mm threaded screw
holes are provided on the bottom for a ceiling mount. A commercially-available
Kensington security lock can be attached to the unit to prevent theft when
installed in a public location.
Instant On/Off: With Instant On/Off performance, experience
almost no lag time for warm-up or cool down with the projector reaching maximum
brightness or turning off within 5 seconds.
Sleep Mode: The projector turns off automatically when no
video signal is received for a preset amount of time. You can set the sleep mode
to 5, 10, or 30 minutes.
Firmware & Software Updates (via USB): You can download
files to update the software of the unit from
Support Site. Simply copy the downloaded files to a USB thumbdrive, then
insert the USB thumbdrive into the USB port of the projector and perform the
Warranty & Extra Care Home Service: The projector is covered
by a 2-year parts and labor warranty. Included with the warranty, Epson offers
Extra Care Home Service. A replacement unit (in most cases, a refurbished unit)
will be shipped to you immediately. (A credit card is required for security
deposit.) If it's important that you receive your original projector back, you
should use the basic carry-in service instead of Home Service.