Epson Ships Ultra-Short-Throw Smart Projector Previewed in September

Epson today announced that the EpiqVision Ultra LS650 ultra-short-throw laser projector previewed in early September is now available for $2,800.

The EpiqVision Ultra LS650 is a 3-chip 3LCD design with a native resolution of 1080p but uses Epson’s 4K PRO-UHD pixel-shifting technology and image processing to achieve 4K “without sacrificing picture brightness,” which is rated at 3,600 lumens. The projector supports HLG high dynamic range (HDR) and full 10-bit HDR.

Described as easy to set up using the Epson Setting Assistant app, the LS650 is able to project images up to 120 inches (diagonal) when placed only inches from the wall.

The LS650 is a smart projector based on the Wi-Fi-based Android TV platform that provides quick access to several streaming services, including Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Disney+, HBO, and YouTube, in addition to supporting voice control via Google Assistant.

Audio is delivered through a Yamaha-designed 2.1 virtual surround-sound system featuring a metallic speaker grille for “enhanced acoustics,” and the projector is equipped with an optical audio output and two HDMI ports, one of which supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) for those who want to offload the sound to an AV receiver or soundbar for a more robust Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio presentation.

Epson offers an optional SilverFlex ambient-light-rejecting (ALR) screen in 100- and 120-inch sizes that is engineered to redirect up to 90% of ambient light away from the screen to increase contrast and picture clarity. The projector’s laser light source has a rated life of up to 20,000 hours.

Available in black or white, the LS650 is covered by a two-year limited warranty offering two-business-day replacement with free shipping. For more information, visit