Epson Home Cinema LS100
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Item # 278HCLS100 | MFR # V11H879520
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The Ultra Short Throw design lets you place the Epson LS100 directly under the screen.
Epson's Home Cinema LS100 is one of the most versatile projectors we've ever seen. Its Ultra Short Throw lens and ultra-bright laser light source make it easy to enjoy huge, immersive images in almost any room — even with some lights on.
The projector's Ultra Short Throw (UST) design simplifies installation because you can place it directly under the screen, on a low table or credenza. So there are no hassles with ceiling mounting, or long cable runs between your video sources and the LS100. Plus, it's just about impossible for anyone to walk in front of the projector and block the picture.
The LS100's high-efficiency laser delivers loads of light power, so it's ideal for real-world family rooms, or any environment where you need to keep some lights on. It throws an image that's plenty bright enough for watching a Sunday afternoon football game. The laser light engine is rated for 20,000 hours of use in full-power mode, and up to 30,000 hours in Extended mode, which reduces light output by 30%. Extended mode is great if you have a dark or dimly-lit room.
Ultra Short Throw projectors open up lots of new setup possibilities, but the lens design and steep projection angle do limit image size a bit. Epson recommends a screen size range of 70" to 130". If you'll be using this projector in a dim or darkened room, you'll get great results with any high-quality fixed-frame projector screen with a white or gray material. And for typical living rooms or family rooms with some ambient light, you'll get a crisp, high-contrast image with an Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen — specifically, one designed for use with UST projectors.
With three HDMI inputs and three USB inputs, the LS100 handles more video sources than most projectors. There's an Ethernet jack for wired networking, and a port for use with Epson's optional Wi-Fi dongle, for wireless networking. One of the HDMI inputs is MHL-compatible, so you can connect your compatible smartphone or tablet and look at photos and videos on a big screen.
The projector's 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution accommodates both 1080p HD and WUXGA computer signals natively.
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Enjoying every minute , the sound quality is tremendous so is the video.
Marcelino, Bayamon, PR
Average Customer Review(s):
Enjoying every minute , the sound quality is tremendous so is the video.
Pros: Easy to operate
Cons: It should come with a cover for the lens when not in use
I have been fortunate to have several home theaters with projectors over the last 10 years including Sim2, DPI and Epson. Epson projectors are superb (I have the LS10000 laser projector in my theater) and I purchased this one for a bedroom. It is projected on wall without a screen and both picture and sound are superb. I saw a review that said that this unit is too bright for a dark bedroom....well, for us that just isn't true and at this price point it's a great bargain for such a large screen and super picture. Highly recommend.
It's not a 4K projector, so I will not complain about the lack of 4K features. This projector will effectively replace a television with its picture quality. This is my third short throw projector (first ultra-short throw) and the picture quality on this is far and away the best I've seen in this category. The colors are incredible. Picture is sharp in all 4 corners. What I noticed as artifacts in blue skies or bright areas of the picture (think lightsabers/sci-fi) with previous projectors, do not exist with this projector. Everything POPS like at the movies. Brighter "Bright Cinema" and "Dynamic" modes looks absolutely incredible, but the fan can be a little noisy. When changed to perfectly adequate "Cinema" or "Game" the fan is practically silent. It's also bright enough in Cinema mode to have it on with the lights on. I also use this for gaming and it's fantastic. I do not notice any input lag, which is measured at 30ms elsewhere. My one major gripe with this is that it projects at 16:10, rather than 16:9. My screen is a 135" grey painted wall with 3" black felt border. My previous projectors leaked light pretty badly all over the wall, but the felt was able to help frame the picture. This one leaks light over the top of my border just a few inches; enough to be kind of distracting. This may or may not be an issue for you, depending how you set up your space. Overall, I'm incredible happy with this projector. Absolutely fantastic for places with limi
Pros: Laser projector has the best picture I've seen, ultra short throw is great for limited space
Cons: 16:10 aspect ratio isn't my favorite but can be dealt with, fan can be a little noisy on brighter modes. Inputs are NOT as shown; I almost started unscrewing panels trying to find them.
Quality Epson product as you would expect. Lacking feature of competitive models. NO native 4k panel. No Dolby Vision, No HD10. Both of which are needed for 4k source material. Design is clunky and doesn't match well with other components and furniture.
Pros: Epson build quality.
Cons: Seriously latcking of current features and design. Middle of the road picture quality.
|Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1200|
|Approximate Lamp Life||20000 hrs (30000 Ex)|
|Bulb Wattage||108 watts|
|Brightness (in ANSI Lumens)||4000white/4000color|
|Vertical Lens Shift||No|
|Horizontal Lens Shift||No|
|Vertical Keystone Correction||Yes|
|Horizontal Keystone Correction||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home or Carry-in|
|Total Video Inputs||4|
|Wireless HDMI Input||No|
|Component Video Inputs||None|
|Composite Video Inputs||1|
|USB Media Port|
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 color.
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.
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"|
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).
USB & PC Inputs: The Epson Home Cinema 1450 offers USB & PC inputs to connect your computer and USB (MSC) mass storage class devices.
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 source.
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 both images.
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).
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 -
- 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 .PNG.
- 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 Epson's Online 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 update.
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.
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