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Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3LCD Reflective Laser Projector Preview

Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000

Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000


  • Product Name: PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
  • Manufacturer: Epson
  • Review Date: September 13, 2014 12:00
  • MSRP: $7999 (estimated street price)
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Projection System: 3LCD Reflective 3-chip technology

Projection Method: Front / rear / ceiling mount

Product Color: Black

Driving Method: Epson Poly-silicon TFT Active Matrix, 0.74-inch wide panel Reflective HTPS

Projected Output: HD, 2D, 3D, 1080p

Pixel Number: 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3

Color Brightness (Color Light Ouput): 1500 lumens1

White Brightness (White Light Output): 1500 lumens1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen (4:3 resize) Compatible with 4:3 and 2.35:1 video formats with Normal, Full or Zoom Modes

Native Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080)

Resize: 16:10, 4:3

Laser Type: Laser Diode 41.9 mW (Output)

Light Source Life: Up to 30,000 hours (ECO Mode)2

Throw Ratio Range: 1.28 (Zoom: Wide), 2.73 (Zoom: Tele)

Size (projected distance): 100" diagonal (wide: 9.3' – tele: 19.8')

Keystone Correction: ±30 degrees

Contrast Ratio: Absolute Black (Full White 1500 lumens / Full Black 0 lumens)

Color Reproduction: Up to 1.07 billion colors

Color Processing: 10 bit (Partial 12 bit)

Projection Lens

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Type: Powered Optical zoom/ Powered focus

F-number: 2.5 – 3.7

Focal Length: 21.3 mm – 44.7 mm

Zoom Ratio: 1.0 – 2.1

Lens Shift:

  • Vertical: 90% max (up and down with horz. centered)
  • Horizontal: 40% max (left and right with vertical centered)

Lens Cover: Powered, Slide Lens Shutter


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Lens Position: the following 3 items are saved in memory: Lens Shift Position / Zoom Position / Focus Position

Memory Positions: 10 (Memory 1 – 10)

Picture-in-Picture: Yes (HDMI® only)

Display Performance: 1920 x 1080 native 1080p; HD, 2D, 3D, 2D to 3D conversion

Color Modes: Dynamic, Living room, Natural, THX, Cinema, B&W Cinema, Adobe RGB, Digital Cinema, 3D Dynamic, 3D Cinema, 3D THX

Lens Iris: Fine adjustments

Super Resolution: 4K Enhancement Off / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 4K-1 / 4K-2 / 4K-3 / 4K-4 / 4K-5

Deinterlacing: Film / Auto, Video, Off

Frame Interpolation: Off / Low / Normal /High (2D and 3D Mode)

Pull Down: (1080/24p) 10:10 pull down

Epson Super White: Controlled automatically adjusting to HDMI source (Available at Natural / THX / Cinema / B&W Cinema / 3D Cinema / 3D THX, User selectable On/Off on OSD)

Input Signal: HDMI: 480i/576i/480p/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/ 4K x 2K

Terminal Outputs: (2 x) configurable as Screen Power or Anamorphic Lens - Trigger On/Off (3.5 mm mini-stereo jack) each - 12 VDC 200 mA (max.)

Computer Compatibility: PC, Mac®


  • HDMI x 2
  • RS-232c x 1
  • RCA (composite) x 1
  • RCA (component) x 3
  • VGA D-sub 15 pin (computer input) x 1
  • Wired LAN (RJ45, 100 Mbps) for command and Control only x 1

Operating Temperature: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C)

Power Supply Voltage: 100 – 240 VAC ±10% , 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption:

  • ECO mode: Laser on 267 W
  • Standby mode: 0.29 W

Fan Noise: 19 dB – 28 dB (4K Enhancement: Off)

Security: Kensington Security Lock Port


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Including feet: 21.65" x 21.77" x 8.85" (W x D x H)

Weight: 39.7 lbs

Executive Overview

Projector technology hasn't changed a whole lot since the advent of DLP and LCD. We've gotten better versions of these technologies but not a lot that was really "new" at a consumer level. Epson is looking to change that with their PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 projector. While it is still an LCD projector, the light source isn't a traditional bulb or even one of the newer LED bulbs - it is a laser.

Yes, a laser.

The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 has a 3LCD reflective laser solution that brags 1500 lumens of white output and zero lumens of black output. This should give owners extremely deep black levels and some of the best contrast available.

The laser light source gives a few other advantages:

  • High-speed contrast control and wider color gamut with rapid warm-up and cool down
  • Instant Off — content appears onscreen and turns off with virtually no wait
  • High-speed contrast control for both bright and dark scenes
  • Worry-free operation — up to 30,000 hours of use.


Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 Rear

The LS10000 is a 1080p projector but has what Epson is calling "4k Enhancement technology." This new pseudo-4k shifts each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution to 3840 x 2160 and surpass Full HD image quality. Resolution is 1920 x 1080 in 3D Mode. The projector also has THX Display Certification and modes along with ISF calibration tools to ensure that you get the best possible picture (with calibration).


Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 at CEDIA 2014

The LS10000 has two HDMI inputs (Picture-in-Picture is available over HDMI), one component video, one composite video, and a VGA input for connecting to a computer. There are RS-232 inputs for control as well as an Ethernet port (for control only - no streaming). Lens shift is an impressive 90% vertical and 40% horizontal with ten memory slots that save lens shift position, zoom position, and focus position for those that want to have different settings for different aspect ratios (this is extremely convenient for power users).

There is an automatic powered lens cover along with powered focus and powered optical zoom. The zoom ratio is 1.0 to 2.1 for extremely flexible placement. It accepts everything from 480i up to 4k signals though, again, it is a native 1080p projector.


The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 projector isn't cheap at somewhere under $8000 estimated street price, but it certainly isn't anywhere near the astronomical prices we've seen in other high-end projectors. With a laser light source bragging up to 30,000 hours, absolute black with zero lumens given off, and every bell and whistle you could want in a projector, the only thing this projector is missing is 4k resolution. With their pseudo-4k solution, maybe you won't miss it.

For more information, please visit www.epson.com.

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