Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300 Smart Streaming Laser 1080p HDR Home Theatre Projector with Android TV - White
A cinematic home theatre experience
- 3600 lumens of colour and white brightness gives you great picture quality in natural looking colours
- Native 1920 x 1080 resolution with 16:9 widescreen in FHD resolution for clear and detailed images in stunning clarity
- Supports 4K resolution content to provide an excellent full HDR picture quality
- 15,00,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with ultra-short throw laser array technology gives you deep blacks while making dark scenes more visible
- True 3-chip 3LCD technology can reproduce the entire spectrum of the RGB colour spectrum that grants you top notch colour accuracy and brightness with perfect colour gradation
- 3m projected distance can easily fit up to 120" screens for a large cinematic experience
Multiple connectivity options and smart features
- Two HDMI ports, composite A/V port, and USB connectivity available for plugging in gaming consoles, laptops, computers, and other video sources
- Built-in Chromecast lets you wirelessly cast your content from your mobile devices including Android and Apple
- Built-in Android TV interface comes with remote control, voice search, Google Assistant, and access to various streaming platforms such as Disney+, Hulu, YouTube, and more
Other interesting features
- 20W custom-tuned Yamaha audiophile 2.1 speaker system produces rich and clean sound and can be paired with a Bluetooth device
- Advanced Scene Adaptive Colour Correction feature optimizes every scene for HDR image quality
- Optional ALR screen (sold separately) gives you the exceptional visual performance that matches the quality of modern televisions
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Of the 88 reviewers who responded, 76 would recommend this product.
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- Exceptional Home Theatre Projector- November 14, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was a bit surprised by the size of the unit. I hadn't seen it first had in person. But I am blown away by the quality of both the picture and the sound. Setup was pretty straightforward. Even though this is an android TV, I was easily able to get setup and synced up to my Google account using my iOS-based device. Once the unit was connected to my home wifi, it went through a couple of updates and then had me connect my Google account. I have an android TV from another manufacturer connected to the same account so once my account was linked to this device, it suggested downloads of the same apps I use on my other android TV which made the setup that much easier. I'm intending on using this unit for family movie nights, but I quickly set it up in a room that we just freshly painted. I was able to place the projector about 3" from the wall and ended up with what looked like a 60" display and then moved it to another wall, about 6" away, and got to what I measured as a 100" display. The picture is really good quality, better than I expected, and the sound is exceptional from the built-in Yamaha sound system. I've provided some shots of the streaming video quality in the pictures below.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent Short projector for large screen- November 15, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is an excellent in home projector that blends in short throw which is close to the wall. It has a decent sound system and all the Android Chrome Cast smarts are built in. I thought the setup was easy and clear just like a smart tv would be. I liked that you had the Google assistant to pull up You Tube videos or perform searches. The Projector displayed a 85" screen at a distance of 23" and 105" screen at a distance of 28". The color is white and blends better than the Black version which I like. The only issues are that it did not come with the screen which is another $800-$1000. So this now becomes pretty expensive for a family entertainment and at $3k you can get a 75" screen TV of decent quality so I guess this works if your into the whole movie theater experience. The other negative is this is not good for outdoor screens as they have too much wrinkles and creases. This needs an extremely flat screen to get the most out of it. I also liked that it is fairly bright and can be ISF calibrated. This is only a 1080P projector that can take a 4k signal but will not display a 4k image. In my testing you could most likely not tell since it is projection vs LED/OLED where the difference would be apparent. I also like that since it is Android security downloads were simple and current. There is also a warning if anyone gets in the way of the laser which is a good safety feature but can be turned off. The sound is decent and bassy for a built in projector. The sound definitely drowns out the fans which can be noisy when sound drops in a scene. Definitely the most refined projector I have come across so far.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- simply impressive- November 27, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I honestly love this projector, it is virtually everything I wanted in a projector. I would love to say that this projector is just awesome, and leave it at that, but there is too much to be said about it. After all it is a reasonably priced laser projector. With the different kinds of projectors (DLP, LCD and LCOS), laser projectors seem to be the way of the future with their advantages; no bulbs, lower power consumption, lower heat, quieter, excellent brightness, contrast and picture definition. This projector is designed to be used anywhere in or out of your house. All you need is a light colored wall, obviously the whiter the better, but it will still work on darker backgrounds too( just not as good). It's best to use a flat surface, because the image is projected from directly below, bumpy surfaces will cause shadows or gaps in your view. This is not designed for ceiling mounting at all, as there is no inversion feature, nor any mounts on the unit. The projector is intended to be placed on your TV table with the rest of your media devices, creating a large wireless image on the wall or screen. While the projector does a lot on it's own, some settings and features are still manual. The keystoning feature and focus are both manual. The focus lever can be easily accessed by popping off the cover near the power button. There are several things to pay attention to, when picking the right location for your projector and then focusing the image. The image on the wall should be automatically squared off if your projector is level, and facing the wall at a right angle. if not, then you might notice a wider edge on the bottom of the screen, and a more narrow edge on the top. The two feet on the bottom, back of the device are adjustable. There is only one leg in the front middle. This makes it easier to adjust the skew of the screen, by raising or lowering the back feet. If you are noticing blurry portions in the display, while the rest of the image is in focus, then that might be due to a warped screen. The partial blur is usually caused by portions of the screen being at different distances from the projector than expected. Now, if you have leveled, lined up and squared off your projector the best you can, and the image still looks skewed, then you will have to access the manual keystoning feature. There is actually a button on the remote for quick access to that setting. Now, if after several different attempts at trying to adjust the keystoning you feel you are too far gone to make everything square again, you can reset the keystone values back to default with two options. First option is to manually push all of the corner points out to the max distance (in the screen adjustment setting), this will square everything off again. The second, is a little more drastic, and that is to reset the projector back to default settings. This will erase all of your data and settings, but if you are still interested this can be found in the Android TV device settings. This settings option is different from the one on the remote, it is located from the top right corner of the actual home screen. The unit only needs to be placed about a foot from the wall or screen thanks to the ultra short throw laser array. This is a huge advantage for several reasons, a few being that , with this sitting directly in front of the medium, no one will be throwing shadows on your movie, or be blinded while entering the room, like with a traditional projector that sits at the back of the room, opposite the screen. You will also not need to count out the feet in distance from the screen, to make sure you have enough room for an 80inch or 120inch image. The LS300 can create a 120inch viewing image at 15.2inches from the screen. When the laser is active, it emits a stream of intense blue light. The light is split with a phosphorus wheel and refracted along several mirrors to reach 3 LCD chips. The three chips produce red, green,and blue images. This is where the images converge, creating a full colored image. The laser offers a lower power yet more intense light source over traditional projector bulbs. Because the laser uses less power at normal modes, the projector itself is actually pretty quiet with virtually no fan noise. Although as you increase the brightness, the fan does kick on. Epson estimates the laser lifespan to be about 20,000 to 30,000 hours, depending on how bright the settings are on the device. Tech support says the projector could easily last 30,000 hours at normal to lower brightnesses, and 20,000 hours at max brightness and contrast( even though the website says 20,000 for normal operation) Once the light source goes out, there really isn't much of an option, except to start looking for a new projector, but by that time you would probably want the latest technology anyway. The laser can not be replaced like traditional projector bulbs. In contrast traditional projector bulbs would only last between 1000 to 3000 hours before needing to be replaced. Most HDTVs have a life expectancy of 30,000 to 60,000 hours, they don't even last forever. If you use the projector between 4 to 6 hours a day, everyday, it would last between 14 to 20 years at normal operations. The image quality, brightness and contrast are very nice with this projector. At 3600 lumens, I am easily able to watch the projected image with negligible image fade during the day, or even with all the room lights on. With a 1,5000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and full 10-bit color(up to 1.07 billion colors), everything looks fantastic. I am just simply amazed at just how well the picture quality is, and on a full size screen it really feels like you are in a movie theater. Especially when you incorporate the Yamaha 2.1 sound system that this projector comes with. Two full-range 5 W speakersand one 10 W subwoofer. All of the sounds are very loud and very clear, even the bass has a pretty good impact. I have always leaned towards intense bass outputs, so I might add an additional subwoofer later, but for all intensive purposes this is very acceptable. The projector also comes with a pre-installed radio app, so that you can listen to your favorite local live radio stations, or sync up with a bluetooth source to stream audio. The projector screen can be turned off, while still using the Yamaha speakers to listen to your audio. Even though the projector accepts inputs up to 4K, the native resolution is 1080p @ 60hz. So, any larger image will be down sampled to meet the native resolution. This will still result in a higher quality image, if the 4k media is true 4k, and not interpolated 4k, although it will not be as high quality as a true 4k player. With the high contrast ratio, and High Dynamic Range color spectrum, everything still looks amazing. There are some manual display options to increase brightness, contrast, and color intensities, but the projector does have an automatic scene-based color correction process, which produces a clear and natural picture – regardless of the content being played, on its own. I projected the image onto several different backgrounds to see how well the projector would handle the different color backgrounds. It actually did pretty good, most colors were able to retain their original hues, and even some of the whites still seemed white. * ((check out the pictures)) The remote control has a voice control button. You can hold down the button and talk to access google assistant, search for media, or activate other features on the projector. The projector itself is a bit on the larger side, but still doesn't look too big to place on your TV table. It weighs 15.9lbs, and has all its inputs on the part that will face the wall, so all you will see is the elegant side of the projector that makes it look just like a quality soundbar. The LS300 works well with Chromecast and other screen share apps, including Samsung Smart Viewso you can either share your whole screen, or directly cast and control any media on your mobile devices. Casting was very easy and only took a second to activate. The projector comes with Android TV as the OS. Just as a side note, Android TV currently does not have the Netflix, or Amazon Prime Video app compatibility yet. They are working on including them soon, and Epson Tech support has said they believe Prime Video will be coming out in the next 1 or 2 updates. Android Tv does have most of the other popular streaming apps currently available. But don't worry, you can still play both streaming services through your projector by plugging in either a Roku or FireStick into one of the HDMI ports. (problem solved) Because this is a laser projector there really isn't much needed for maintenance, They do offer a replacement air filter, but most likely you will never need to replace it, unless you have it in an area of really poor air quality. Aside from that you can vacuum the device with a soft bristle vacuum attachment, and wipe the glass lens with a non ammonia electronics screen cleaner. That should be about it. NEVER use compressed air, or anything to blow air into any angle of the device, as this could result in pushing dust particles onto the mirrors or internal lenses, that could then permanently obstruct the visual quality of the projector. Overall this projector is fantastic with it's picture quality and functions. There are a few minor things I would have liked, but for the price, where else can you get a Laser Projector of this quality? I am very pleased with what Epson has to offer here and excited to use this every chance I get, now I need to start looking for some movie theater lounges for my living room.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good not Great- January 7, 2022
Please people..Pair this with a 100 inch ALR screen and you won't look at a tv the same way. Great brightness and picture quality for a 1080p projector but the advertised contrast ratio is a joke, it doesn't even compete with my 20K-1 contrast ratio optoma. overall I would recommend this projector with a good screen. Why spend all this money for a good projector and not use a good srcreen with it like a lot of reviewers here. lolYes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- TV Replacement- October 30, 2021
I bought this projector replace my living TV and it is nothing short of amaziing! The color and contrast is amazing compared to another UST projector I previously had. Once I turn on the projector I boxed uo the other one and returned it immediately. The fan is little noisey of the highest light setting but nothing too loud that will disturb the experience especially once the audio is playing. I highly recommend the UST as it the best one I found in my research that was laser and had a under $2k price point!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.