Want to enjoy large screen viewing in the living room, don’t want to put up with the hassles of a gigantic 80-inch TV? Get a projector. Better yet, get one of those laser models that you can slide really close up the wall. If you want immersive audio to go along with your large projected living room TV, you’ll want to pick up the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300.
Billed as an “advanced ultra-short throw projector,” the device can bring the big-screen viewing experience to your living room, all without having to deal with a large TV that you’ll need to mount up a wall, regularly clean, and keep your kids from breaking during those times they get a little too rowdy. Even better, this thing boasts what the outfit claims to be “audiophile-grade” sound, eliminating the need for speakers and soundbars to sufficiently beef up your living room viewing experience.
The Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300 can project HD images up to 120 inches in size, all while sitting just inches away from the wall, so you can feel like you’re watching at the local cinema while eating overpriced snacks and sipping on overpriced drinks even though you’re stuck watching movies at home like the rest of us. We know, HD doesn’t seem all that great with most productions putting out content in 4K, but for those not quite spoiled by ultra-HD yet, we imagine 1080p resolution with accompanying HDR support should make for adequately satisfying visuals.
It boasts a multi-array laser diode technology that, the outfit claims, produces an exceptional level of brightness and enhanced black density, along with a three-chip projector design that displays 100 percent of the RGB color signal for every frame for truly outstanding color accuracy. Suffice to say, this should put up reasonably impressive pictures, regardless of whatever you’re watching.
The Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300 has an integrated 2.1 speaker system that’s been custom-design by Yamaha, which sports two high-end Yamaha drivers, a dedicated woofer, a discrete amplifier, and Yamaha’s latest AudioEngine DSP, all housed within a custom 3D acoustic enclosure. According to the outfit, it produces a deep and wide sound stage that will rival the quality you will get from high-end audio systems and soundbars. We know, that seems like a tall order, but given Yamaha’s experience in audio systems, we’re pretty confident it can live up to the promise.
It has built-in Wi-Fi, along with Android TV onboard, so you can simply connect it to your home network to get access to the platform’s numerous TV apps, complete with a remote that supports voice search via Google Assistant. This means, instant access to your favorite streaming services with no need to use your phone, tablet, or PC, all while letting you access any media you have stashed on your drives at home. Other features include integrated Chromecast support (in case you hate the Android TV interface), adaptive scene-based color correction, and an elegant construction that should blend in seamlessly with any living room.
The Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300 is available now, priced at $1,999.99.