Introducing The Epson Ultra LS650, The Newest UST From Epson
Epson continues to impress and innovate in the fastest growing segment of the projection industry: ultra short throw projectors. Within the past year Epson has released two new USTs, the Epson LS800 and the Epson 810E. Now Epson is announcing their their laser TV, the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS650.
The Epson LS650 ultra short throw projector features a sleek modern profile with a metallic speaker grille for enhanced acoustics. It will be available in both a black and white chassis. This ultra short throw projector will be significantly smaller than the much larger LS800.
If you're as excited as we are, you probably want to learn more about this new ultra short throw. That's why the projection experts at ProjectorScreen.com are here to give you the inside scoop on this new Epson laser TV. As we learn more about this soon to be released projector, we'll update this post so make sure to check back often!
Bright Laser Light Source
The Epson LS650 will offer 3600 lumens of brightness. While not as bright as the 4000 lumen LS800, this new projector will be plenty bright for most use cases.
You can expect this laser light source to work for up to 20,000 hours of usage. That's years of watching your favorite TV shows and movies.
Like the other Epson UST projectors, the LS650 will utilize a manual focus slider for added precision.
4K Resolution For A Big, Beautiful Image
This new ultra short throw projector from Epson utilizes a 3LCD chipset to create the image you see on the screen. This proprietary 3 Chip LCD technology uses advanced pixel shifting to create a stunningly detailed 4K PRO-UHD resolution picture.
As with all Epson projectors you can expect a bright vibrant image every time you enjoy content. We expect the Epson LS650 to offer a color gamut similar to the LS800 which means it should cover 100% of the Rec.709 color space.
Epson is saying this UST projector will have a dynamic contrast of 2,500,000:1. While we always take these inflated numbers with a grain of salt we do expect the LS650 to offer very good contrast.
With support for HDR10 and HLG this new UST projector will allow you experience HDR content on a whole new level.
The Epson LS650 will be able to create a huge image size of up to 120 inches from a very close throw distance right under the screen.
Powerful Built-In Speakers
This all-in-one projector doesn't just give you an incredible image it also offers a power audio experience thanks to its built-in speakers by Yamaha. With such a stellar integrated soundbar you'll have a top notch audio experience right out of the box. The Epson LS650 USt will feature two full-range 5 W speakers
and one 10 W subwoofer (20 W total).
If you want an even more immersive audio experience you're easily able to hook up and control your external surround sound speakers thanks to the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS650's eARC HDMI port. This way you can control your projector and sound system from a single remote.
Smart TV Projector
The Epson EpiqVision LS650 is also a smart streaming projector. It will be powered by the Android TV operating system. This gives it access to 1000's of apps including most of your favorite streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, YouTube and more. Unfortunately this new laser TV won't have Netflix built in as that is typically missing from Android projectors.
When Can I Buy The Epson LS650 And how Much Will It Cost?
Epson so far hasn't announced how much the LS650 will cost. Given the lesser specs compared to the Epson LS800, we anticipate the Epson LS650 will be more of a low-budget projector. Seeing as how the LS800 is typically priced at about $3,500, the LS650 will likely be a $2500 projector.
One thing that will help make this projector a great bargain is that it can be bundled with a 100 or 120 inch ambient light rejecting projector screen made for ultra short throw projectors. The Epson SilverFlex® Ambient Light Rejecting Screen helps redirect up to 90% of ambient light giving you increased contrast and a crisp vibrant image, even in bright rooms!
Epson is planning to announce the release date for the Epson LS650 in the Fall of 2023. We expect them to let us know at the upcoming CEDIA expo in September.