Welcome to the ultimate clash of visual brilliance – the ProjetorScreen.com ultra short throw projector shootout series! In this showdown, we pit top contenders against each other, dissecting their features, performance, and innovations. Get ready for an in-depth comparison that will guide you to the pinnacle of immersive viewing experiences for your home entertainment setup.

Ultra short throw projectors, also known as laser TVs, excel in delivering enveloping viewing experiences in more confined spaces with the ability to produce beautiful 4K images with the lights on. They are ideal for home theaters, living rooms, or classrooms where space is limited and you want more illumination in your space. These projectors can produce large, high-quality images from a very short distance, reducing shadows and eliminating the need for extensive installation space.

In this ultra short throw projector showdown, we bring the Epson LS650 and Epson LS800 face to face. Prepare for a battle of cutting-edge projection technology as these two devices from the same manufacturer vie for the title of ultimate home entertainment champion. Let the family showdown begin!

Epson LS800

The goal of Epson was to make an ultra short throw projector bright enough for just about any room that still provides viewers an incredible and vibrant 4K image. With the Epson LS800, they fully accomplished their mission. If you want a high lumen UST, the Epson EpiqVision LS800 is the brightest in the business with an output of 4,000 lumens. This LCD projector is great for gaming, TV shows and movie watching and tied for 2nd place at the 2023 Laser TV Showdown. You can also check out our review of the Epson LS800 for all the details on this popular projector.

Epson LS650

Making its debut in 2023, the Epson LS650 is another option from the EpicVision lineup of projectors. This 4K PRO-UHD ultra short throw laser TV streaming projector is targeted more at your everyday, run-of-the-mill TV watchers than more serious cinema enthusiasts. Epson's newest UST entry is the LS650, priced at around $2,799, is positioned between the 4K LS800 and the 1080p Epson LS300 at $1,999.

Epson LS800 Vs Epson LS650

Our projection experts have many hours watching content on both of these Epson EpiqVision projectors weighing the pros and cons each. All of this effort is here to help you decide which laser TV is the better option to meet your specific requirements.

Get comfy and join us as we debate the strengths, weaknesses, and unique features of the Epson LS800 and the Epson LS650 to give you a better idea which one to buy for your home.

This UST projector battle starts now!

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Epson LS800

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Epson LS650

Our Thoughts:

Brightness

4000

3600

The Epson LS800 is one the brightest 4K USTs meant for home usage and outshines its very bright little brother.

Throw Ratio

0.17:1

0.26:1

The Epson LS800 sits closer than every other ultra short throw.

Chipset

3LCD

3LCD

Both Epson laser TVs use the same LCD chipset.

Light Source

Single Blue Laser

Single Blue Laser

The Epson LS650 and LS800 both use a single blue laser and color filters.

Color

77% DCI-P3

72% DCI-P3

The Epson LS800 offers wider color gamut than the Epson LS650. Though it should be noted that the difference is not a huge amount.

Contrast Ratio

2966:1

1462:1

The contrast on the LS800 UST is about twice that of the LS650. This is largely thanks to the additional brightness the LS800 is able to achieve.

Image Size

80 to 150 inches

60 to 120 inches

With the ability to achieve a 150" picture size, the Epson LS800 gives you significantly more installation versatility.

ALR Projector Screen

Available bundled With 100", 120" UST screen, or on its own

Available bundled With 100", 120" UST screen, or on its own

Both Epson laser TVs can be sold bundled with an ambient light rejecting projector screen or on its own.

Input Lag

16.7 ms

27.0 ms

The lower input lag on the Epson LS800 gives it a strong edge for serious gamers.

Audio

(x2)20W Yamaha Speakers

(x2)20W Yamaha Speakers

The built-in soundbars on both models are high quality 20W Yamaha speakers.

Price

$3,499.99$3,499.99

$2,499.99$1,999.99

With a lower price tag under $3,000, the Epson LS650 is a fantastic low budget UST projector.

 

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Epson LS800

The Pros

  • Brightest UST projector on the market
  • Incredible contrast
  • Great value for the price
  • Sits closer to the screen than any other laser TV
  • Best UST projector for video gaming
  • Able to make an image size up to 150 inches
  • Can be purchased bundled with 100 or 120 inch ALR screen
  • No rainbow effect
  • Very good quality and powerful built-in speakers
  • Available in either black or white casing
  • Has 3 HDMI ports

The Cons

  • Color gamut capability is less than other similarly priced projectors
  • No Grayscale, Gamma or Color Management (CMS) Adjustments as there are on other Epson projectors
  • Less sharp of an image
  • No Dynamic Tone Mapping, Dolby Vision or HDR10+ Dynamic HDR formats.
  • Large chassis, with legs set far apart meaning you need a wider TV stand
  • No 3D support
  • Is only ARC compatible and doesn't have eARC
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Epson LS650

The Pros

  • Low price tag for bright room 4K UST projector
  • Can be purchased bundled with 100 or 120 inch ALR screen
  • No rainbow effect
  • Very good quality and powerful built-in speakers
  • Has eARC support
  • Available in either black or white casing

The Cons

  • Contrast is limited compared to other UST projectors in its price range
  • Color gamut capability is less than other similarly priced projectors
  • Less sharp of an image
  • No Dynamic Tone Mapping, Dolby Vision or HDR10+ Dynamic HDR formats.
  • Latency is solid for more casual gamers but it's not enough for hardcore gamers compared to the LS800
  • No advanced calibration options
  • Operating noise is loud
  • No 3D support
  • No Ethernet port

So Which Is The Better UST Projector, The Epson LS650 Or The Epson LS800?

With most of these contests the judges agonize over which projector is the better option. It was nice for them to have an obvious winner in this UST comparison shootout.

So without further ado, in the battle between the Epson LS800 and Epson LS650 the winner of this UST projector shootout is the………

Epson LS800

Why You Should Buy The Epson LS800

Both of these ultra short throw projectors can produce a fantastic image on your screen. However, clearly the Epson EpiqVision LS800 earns the victory.

In pretty much every regard from contrast, color gamut, image size, lag time, and throw ratio, the Epson LS800 is better than the Epson LS650.

The incredible contrast and wide color gamut help the LS800 to offer an incredibly vibrant and detailed 4K image that will wow you every time you fire up your new projector.

For gaming, the Epson LS800 has one of the lowest input lags of any UST projector. If you're a serious gamer, you want every advantaged you can get.

As a nice little bonus the LS800 is available in both a black and a white chassis so you can choose which color fits in better with your room's aesthetic.

Why You Should Buy The Epson LS650

While it's clearly not as amazing as its older brother, the Epson LS650 is perfectly at home in most bright room environments with a high quality, vivid image that most people will be perfectly happy with.

If you're the type of person that doesn't need to fiddle with all the settings to perfect the image, the more simplistic options allow you to easily find the few settings you'd want to tweak.

The biggest reason to get the Epson LS650 over the LS800 is the lower price. This under $3,000 4K UST projector is a great value given the picture quality it can achieve. For those with a limited budget, the LS650 is a prime way to save money.

Which Ultra Short Throw Do You Think Is Better?

Which EpiqVision ultra short throw projector do you think is better the Epson LS800 or the Epson LS650? Which one would you want to buy for your home? Which do you want to see go head to head in our next projector vs projector series? Let us know in the comments below!

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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!

Epson LS800 Vs Epson LS650

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Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
EPSON
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 5-10 Business Days
Lumens:
4000
Projector Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Light Source:
Laser
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Chipset:
LCD
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.16:1 (D:W)
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Lens Shift:
No
Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 21.0ms | 1080p/60Hz: 22.1ms | 1080p/120Hz: 12.3ms
3D Support:
No
Built-In Speaker:
Yes
Warranty:
2 Years
Standard Lens Focus:
Manual
Wi-Fi:
Yes
ARC/eARC:
ARC
Operating System:
Android TV

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Projector Resolution:
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Brand:
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Product Status:
In Stock
Lumens:
3600
Projector Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Light Source:
Laser
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Chipset:
LCD
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.26:1 (D:W)
Native Resolution:
1920x1080
Lens Shift:
No
Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 24ms | 1080p/120Hz: 24ms
3D Support:
No
Built-In Speaker:
Yes
Warranty:
2 Years
Standard Lens Focus:
Manual
Wi-Fi:
Yes
ARC/eARC:
eARC
Operating System:
Android TV

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Projector Resolution:
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Brand:
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Product Status:
In Stock
Lumens:
4000
Projector Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Light Source:
Laser
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Chipset:
LCD
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.16:1 (D:W)
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Lens Shift:
No
Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 21.0ms | 1080p/60Hz: 22.1ms | 1080p/120Hz: 12.3ms
3D Support:
No
Built-In Speaker:
Yes
Warranty:
2 Years
Standard Lens Focus:
Manual
Wi-Fi:
Yes
ARC/eARC:
ARC
Operating System:
Android TV

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Projector Resolution:
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Brand:
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Product Status:
In Stock
Lumens:
3600
Projector Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Light Source:
Laser
Contrast Ratio:
2,500,000:1
Chipset:
LCD
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.26:1 (D:W)
Native Resolution:
1920x1080
Lens Shift:
No
Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 24ms | 1080p/120Hz: 24ms
3D Support:
No
Built-In Speaker:
Yes
Warranty:
2 Years
Standard Lens Focus:
Manual
Wi-Fi:
Yes
ARC/eARC:
eARC
Operating System:
Android TV

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