Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector

Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector 

The Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector ($7,999) is a premium projector in each sense. Costly, and worth each penny, it conveys both top of the line accommodations—like mechanized center, zoom, and lens movement—and top of the line advances, similar to its 4K upgrade to help determination. The outcome is unprecedented picture quality, notwithstanding at the high cost, and a simple pick as our Editors' Choice premium home theater projector. 

The LS10000 is a critical stride up inside and out from the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe 2D/3D 1080p 3LCD Projector, our favored pick for a tolerably evaluated 1080p home-theater projector. Alongside the higher value, the LS10000 is manufactured around distinctive innovations for imaging and for its light source, offering what Epson calls 3LCD Reflective innovation rather than standard LCD chips, and lasers rather than a conventional light. 


The 3LCD Reflective chips are like LCoS chips, aside from that they're fluid precious stone on quartz rather than silicon. The double laser light source takes out both warmup and cool-down time, and is intended to last the projector's life, with a 30,000-hour evaluated lifetime in Eco mode. (Epson doesn't distribute a rating for full-shine mode.) Using lasers additionally gives the projector an unprecedented difference proportion, with 0 lumens for dark. The math, with any shine level separated by 0, would give you a proportion of boundlessness. Epson just calls it outright dark. 

Not by any stretch of the imagination 4K, however Close 

The LS10000 isn't really a 4K projector in that the local determination for the 3LCD Reflective chips is 1,920 by 1,080. Be that as it may, it acknowledges 4K info and shows pictures at full 4K determination. As per Epson, the 4K-Enhancement Technology demonstrates two pictures for each casing, moving the picture by 0.5 pixels corner to corner between the two. That puts twice the same number of pixels in the anticipated picture as are on the chips, multiplying the determination to 4K (3,840 by 2,160). 

The system is comparable in a few approaches to intertwining on old CRT screens, which used to achieve high resolutions by drawing the even and odd lines of every casing in two separate passes. With those more seasoned screens, in any case, drawing the picture that way frequently causes unmistakable glinting, on account of low revive rates, which leaves a moderately long time between passes. Epson doesn't distribute a revive rate for the LS10000, however the organization says it's adequately quick to guarantee the two passes are sufficiently close together that there's no probability of seeing gleaming. I didn't see any in my tests. 

Whether you think about this methodology as truly 4K or not, you'll experience difficulty seeing what matters. I tried the projector with 1080p info from both a Blu-beam player and Verizon FiOS box, letting the projector upscale the picture, and I likewise tried it with 4K data, utilizing a RED Digital Cinema Redray 4K Professional Cinema Player. To say I was awed by the real determination on screen would be a noteworthy modest representation of the truth. 

As a major aspect of my tests, I set up a screen with a 92-inch picture (measured corner to corner) alongside a 40-inch 1080p TV, with both joined with the same picture source through a splitter. At whatever point I attempt this with a standard 1080p projector, the anticipated picture has a delicate center look contrasted and the TV, on the grounds that the same number of pixels is spread out over more zone. One measure of how sharp and nitty gritty the LS10000 picture looks is that for this situation the test picture on the TV had the delicate center look contrasted and the anticipated picture. 

So, the LS10000 has two constraints that develop out of its 4K being an upgrade as opposed to a local determination. To begin with, it's restricted to 1080p for 3D, and, second, it doesn't have the handling energy to turn on all the video improvements you might need to utilize together in the meantime. With a video info of 1080p and 24Hz—as with numerous motion pictures recorded on Blu-beam circles, for instance—you can turn on both 4K Enhancement and edge interjection (for smoother movement). For information at 1080p and 60Hz, be that as it may, you can utilize stand out alternative or the other, not both. 

Setup and Brightness 

Epson rates the LS10000 at 1,500 lumens for both white brilliance and shading splendor. Utilizing Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) suggestions, and expecting a 1.0-addition screen, that ought to make the projector sufficiently brilliant for a 151-to 205-inch picture (measured slantingly) in theater-dim lighting at the local 16:9 angle proportion. For littler screen sizes, you can change the light to Eco mode, pick one of the less splendid picture presets, or both. 

Indeed, even a snappy look at the projector will demonstrat to you that it's absolutely intended for lasting establishment. It quantifies 8.9 by 21.7 by 21.8 inches (HWD), and it measures a powerful 39 pounds 11 ounces, which is huge for a home projector. Beside any issues you may have managing its size and weight, notwithstanding, setup is simple, thanks in expansive part to its mechanized center, lens move, and zoom. 

I quantified the flat lens shift at around 23 percent of the screen width left and right from the lens' middle position. The vertical lens movement turned out to 45 percent of the screen tallness up or down from the inside position. That gives you a wide range left, right, up, and down where you can put the projector in respect to the screen. Thus, the 2.1X zoom offers bunches of adaptability for how far to position the projector from the screen for a given size picture. 

The back board offers just a couple of connectors for picture data, with two HDMI ports, one composite video port, a VGA port, and a segment video port with three RCA connectors. One HDMI port backings HDMI 2.0, for 4K data. Not at all like some HDMI 2.0 ports, it likewise bolsters HDCP 2.2, the most current duplicate insurance plan, which will in the end turn into an imperative component. The second port is HDMI 1.4a. 

One connector that is missing is a sound yield, which implies you'll need to control an outer sound framework independently, as opposed to experiencing the projector and letting the LS10000 naturally switch the sound source alongside the video. 

The 4K-Enhanced Technology is one and only of a few calculates that sustain the LS10000's uncommonly superb picture. The high complexity proportion yields profound, dull blacks alongside hues that pop significantly, giving 2D pictures a right around 3D-like look. The projector likewise makes an amazingly decent showing with shadow point of interest (subtle elements in view of shading in dull territories), and its commotion decrease highlight figured out how to uproot a large portion of the clamor that is very of the recording in one of our high contrast test cut with no perceptible softening of the picture itself. 

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The projector did well on our standard suite of DisplayMate tests, with energetic shading, astounding shading equalization in every preset mode (with suitably unbiased grays at all levels from dark to white), and no issues turning up on any of the tests. 

Given the present scarcity of 4K material, a key quality for the LS10000 is that it makes a phenomenal showing of upscaling 1,920-by-1,080 data and even standard-definition DVDs. The demo cuts in 4K that I played on the Redray player were suitably amazing, however motion pictures on Blu-beam plates at 1080p 24Hz looked practically as great in testing, with 1080p 60Hz material not a long ways behind. Indeed, even the DVDs that are a piece of our test suite looked obviously better than they do with standard 1080p projectors. 

Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector 

Picture quality for 3D is constrained by not having the capacity to exploit 4K upgrade, however it shares the various qualities of the 2D picture quality. It likewise benefits an occupation of maintaining a strategic distance from issues particular to 3D. I didn't see any crosstalk or 3D-related movement ancient rarities, even in clasps that have a tendency to bring those issues out. One welcome touch is that Epson ships two sets of 3D glasses alongside the projector. 

With the majority of the LS10000's video upgrades killed, I timed the data slack time, utilizing a Leo Bodnar Video Signal Input Lag Tester, at 101 milliseconds (ms), which works out to 6.1 casings at 60 outlines for each second. In case you're searching for a projector to use with amusements that rely on upon quick response time, this is a remarkably long slack, yet it won't be an issue for whatever else. 


In the event that you don't have the monetary allowance for the LS10000, or would rather sit tight for genuine 4K projectors to wind up more reasonable, consider the Epson 5030UBe, or an even less costly model like the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500, our top pick for a financial plan estimated 2D and 3D home-theater projector. Either one could be a suitable stand-in while you're sitting tight at 4K costs to drop. 

On the off chance that you need great picture quality now, on the other hand, the Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector is a stellar pick and our Editors' Choice premium home theater projector. It offers a lower cost than a genuine 4K model, conveys top-level execution for determination, as well as for the various parts of picture quality, and is as near 4K as a projector can get without really offering it