Epson Launches 3-Chip Streaming Laser Projector

Epson today unveiled a wireless three-chip laser projector with built-in streaming capability that’s designed to project a 150-inch (diagonal) image on a wall or dedicated screen whether it’s lying flat or standing on its side.

Slated to ship in January at a suggested retail price of $1,000, the EF-100W/B is designed to be used anywhere — even in rooms with ambient lighting, according to Epson — and features an auto picture correction system that analyzes images and corrects vertical geometry depending on how the projector is oriented.

The projector mates Epson’s three-chip 3LCD multi-array laser technology with a proprietary nine-element lens structure for “exceptional image clarity and edge-to-edge focus uniformity.” Epson says its multi-array laser displays 100% of the RGB color space every frame without any rainbow effect and is designed to enhance black density. Color and white brightness are rated at 2,000 lumens.

Housed in a compact enclosure, the EF-100 has an integrated bass-reflex speaker and is built around the Android TV platform, which provides ready access to Netflix, YouTube, HBO, Hulu, Disney+, ESPN, and other streaming apps. A remote control featuring voice search via Google Assistant is included and the projector has a 3.5mm stereo output with preset tone controls.

“The first-of-its-kind Epson EF-100 leverages Epson’s powerful, high-end laser technology in an impressive, compact and modern design that gives users a whole new way to enjoy their favorite content,” said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager for Epson America. “When you think about the incredible production behind TV shows and movies, you can bet it’s not meant to be seen on a 6-inch mobile device. Epson’s EF-100 smart streaming laser projector lets today’s connected users experience their favorite content up to 150 inches anytime, anywhere.”

The EF-100w/B is available in white and silver or black and copper and covered by Epson’s standard two-year limited warranty.