Epson is one of the most well known projector brands. For good reason, they make fantastic projectors! The goal of Epson was to make a 4K ultra short throw projector bright enough for just about any room. With the Epson LS500 EpiqVision they accomplished that. This LCD projector is very bright!

When Samsung first entered the ultra short throw market with the Premiere line of projectors, they burst onto the scene with great fanfare thanks to the triple laser, LSP9T.

The specs on the Premiere LSP9T from Samsung are unmatched by just about any other laser TV. It has been called one of the best of the best when it comes to ultra short throw projection.

So which is better the Epson LS500 or the Samsung LSP9T?

Read our comparison of these two fantastic ultra short throw projectors to find out.

 
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Epson LS500

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Samsung LSP9T

Our Thoughts:

Brightness

4000

2800

While the Samsung LSP9T is bright, the Epson LS500 is the brightest UST out there.

Throw Ratio

0.29:1

0.19:1

The LSP9T is able to sit a significant number of inches closer to the projector screen than the Epson LS500.

Chipset

3LCD

.67" DLP

Epson uses a 3LCD chipset vs the Samsung's .67" chip. Each chip type has it's own advantages and disadvantages.

Light Source

Laser Phosphor

RGB Laser

The triple laser setup on the Samsung Premiere UST gives it brighter more actuate colors than the LS500.

Color

91% DCI-P3

146% DCI-P3

Samsung blows Epson out of the water when it comes to color, not because the LS500 doesn't do a fantastic job of handling colors (it does) but that the LSP9T is just that fantastic.

ALR Projector Screen

Available Bundled With 100", 120" Screen, or on its own

Projector screen sold separately

One of the best values of the Epson LS500 is that it can come with a bundled ambient light rejection projector screen. Where you'd need to buy it separately with the LSP9T UST

Input Lag

16.7 ms

55 ms

The LS500 is one of the best gaming projectors while the input lag on the LSP9T is ok but not great.

Audio

(x2)10W Speakers

10.0 Watts × 4

The Samsung Premiere has a more powerful sound bar built in that also offers better sound quality.

Price

$3,999.00

$6,496.00

The LSP9T is typically around $2,000 more plus you can also get the LS500 with a 100" screen bundle and 120" screen bundle to get an even greater value.

 

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Samsung LSP9T Vs. Epson LS500 Side By Side Comparison

We put together this video of the Samsung Premiere LSP9T and the Epson EpiqVision LS500 comparing these UST Projectors side by side to show you how the image looks in a well lit room. We'll break down this video at a later time so make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Pros And Cons Of Each UST Projector

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Epson LS500

The Pros

  • Brightest UST projector on the market
  • Best UST projector for video gaming
  • Can be purchased bundled with 100 or 120 inch ALR screen
  • No rainbow effect
  • Supports 3D
  • Available in either black or white casing

The Cons

  • Colors are not as vibrant as other UST Projectors
  • Further throw distance than other USTs
  • Less sharp of an image
  • Telescoped lens isn't aesthetically pleasing
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Samsung LSP9T

The Pros

  • Super bright 3 laser light source
  • Most vibrant colors
  • Best black levels
  • Better dynamic tone mapping
  • Larger .67 DLP chipset
  • Can produce an image up to 130 inches
  • Built-in streaming apps includes Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV and more
  • Easy to navigate interface

The Cons

  • Higher price tag
  • No bundled screen
  • Only comes in white
  • Slight red push out of the box

So Which Is Better, The Epson LS500 Or The Hisense LSP9T?

Without a doubt these are two of the better more affordable ultra short throw projectors available on the market. You'll be thrilled with either one you choose. But ultimately a decision had to be made. So between the Samsung LSP9T and Epson LS500 the winner is………

The Samsung LSP9T!

Why You Should Buy The Samsung LSP9T

The Samsung LSP9T triple laser projector definitely has a big advantage over the Epson when it comes to the color brightness and vibrancy. The LSP9T is one of the most vividly colorful projectors we've seen yet. It also sits significantly closer to the screen. If you're looking to replace your livingroom TV with a much larger UST screen, or just want a top of the line projector, the Samsung LSP9T is the one to buy.

Why You Should Buy The Epson LS500

While we do feel the Samsung LSP9T is a better UST compared to the Epson LS500, if you're looking to use your projector in a much brighter room, or if you are more susceptible to the rainbow effect, the Epson LS500 is the way to go. You also want to pick the LS500 if you want the best gaming UST or if you are susceptible to the rainbow effect. Another advantage of the Epson EpiqVision is that it can be bundled with a 100 inch or 120 inch ambient light rejecting screen for an extra value.

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If you have any questions on these projectors or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up at ProjectorScreen.com. Thanks for reading and keep on projecting!

Samsung LSP9T Vs. Epson LS500

$3,999.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
EPSON
Product Status:
In Stock
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
4000
Case Color:
White
Product Line:
EpiqVision
Chipset:
LCD
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Standard Lens Focus:
Fixed
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$6,496.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
Samsung
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 2-3 Weeks
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
2800
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
1,500:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Native
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Lens Shift:
No
Standard Lens Focus:
Fixed
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$4,999.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
EPSON
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 12-16 Weeks
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Lumens:
4000
Case Color:
Black
Product Line:
EpiqVision
Chipset:
LCD
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$5,999.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
EPSON
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 12-16 Weeks
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Lumens:
4000
Case Color:
White
Product Line:
EpiqVision
Chipset:
LCD
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$5,999.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
EPSON
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 4-6 Weeks
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Lumens:
4000
Case Color:
Black
Product Line:
EpiqVision
Chipset:
LCD
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$4,999.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
EPSON
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 12-16 Weeks
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Lumens:
4000
Case Color:
White
Product Line:
EpiqVision
Chipset:
LCD
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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