Epson's New Projector Serves Up 4K Content Without The Pricey TV

epson EH-LS500 projectorImage: Supplied

Epson has announced it's bringing its ultra short-throw projector to Australia in 2020 giving you the chance to view your content in 130 inches, if you so desire.

Epson's EH-LS500 is an ultra short-throw projector allowing for 4K playback without needing to actually own a screen. Short-throw projectors, like the name suggests, mean you don't have to set them up metres away from the designated screen area. Instead, ultra short-throw projectors can placed pretty close to the wall the screen's being displayed on.

That means instead of bothering with a chunky, mammoth screen to view your movies on, you can set up this smaller (but still beefy) boy and place it against the wall for a bit of minimalist charm. You'll be able to plug in devices for watching Amazon Fire TV and Roku or hook up DVD players, set top boxes, games consoles through its HDMI ports.

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The projector also comes with two 10-watt speakers, which will do a decent job if you haven't got a sound bar set up.

Here's what's under the grill.

Specs

  • Up to 130-inch display
  • 4K PRO-UHD 1
  • HDR10 & HLG (18 Gbps)
  • Laser light source
  • 3LCD Technology
  • White and colour light: 4,000 lumens
  • 2,500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 2 x Built-in 10W speaker
  • iProjection
  • 3x HDMI inputs

The EH-LS500 will be available in Australia next year but pricing is yet to be confirmed.

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