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Epson Home Cinema LS11000 Review

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The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 is excellent for movies, thanks to its incredibly bright output, outstanding image quality, and super low input lag. It also boasts impressive connectivity options, including HDMI 2.1. However, it is expensive.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 is a high-end 4K Ultra HD laser projector that was released in 2021, promising crystal clear picture quality. This projector boasts 2,500 lumens of HDR brightness and an impressive 12000000;1 dynamic contrast ratio, ranking among the very best projectors today. It boasts HDR10+ tech and boasts 2 USB 2.0 ports, an RJ-45 connector, and 2 HDMI 2.1 ports.

Its blue laser phosphor light engine lasts up to 20,000 hours, while its motorized lens supports keystone shifting, focusing, and zooming. However, it doesn’t support voice assistants. Continue reading below for details and discover the differences between laser vs. LED projectors to learn more.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 is excellent for movies, thanks to its Ultra HD 4K 3840 ×2160 resolution produces crystal-clear pictures with no rainbow artifacts. It ranks in the top half of certified, tested projectors with an impressive 2497 lumens of brightness in HDR and 1400 lumens in SDR mode. It boasts HDMI 2.1 outputs and supports eARC, so it’s suitable for 3D audio formats. The 120 Hz refresh rate offers smooth playback. The motorized lens supports zooming, focusing, and lens shifting. Its 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast delivers impressively inky blacks, although there’s a minor loss in shadow detail.

Support for HDR10 and HDR10+ means outstanding picture clarity, seamless color processing, and impressive out-of-the-box color accuracy It reproduces 100% of the sRGB color space and an astounding 87% of the DCI-P3 color space. However, it doesn’t have HDR tone mapping and lacks smart features.

Reason to Buy

  • Outstanding brightness
    • The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 is excellent for movies. This projector gets very bright, reaching an HDR brightness of 2,497 lumens.

    • It also produces an impressive 1,400 lumens in the SDR Mode, ranking in the top half of certified, tested projectors.

  • Excellent image quality
    • With the 4K ultra HD resolution and HDR10 plus tech, this projector produces astounding image quality with no rainbow artifacts, and it brings out excellent details and natural, lifelike colors.

  • Decent input lag and response time
    • With an input lag of just 39.4ms, this device provides responsive gaming performance

    • Its response time is also as low and suitable for gaming.

  • Impressive connectivity options
    • The Epson Home cinema LS11000 boasts impressive connectivity options, including two USB 2.0 ports, two HDMI 2.1 outputs, Ethernet, and an RS-232 remote port. It supports eARC over HDMI, delivering immersive audio.

Reason to Avoid

  • Expensive
    • This projector is very expensive.

Epson Home Cinema LS11000 Specs

3D Ready3D ReadyNo
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
BrightnessBrightness2500 lumens
Contrast RatioContrast Ratio1,200:000:1
DepthDepth17.6"
Digital KeystoneDigital KeystoneYes
Display TechnologyDisplay Technology3LCD
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDRHDRYes
HeightHeight7.6"
Integrated SpeakersIntegrated SpeakersNo
Light SourceLight SourceLaser
Light Source LifeLight Source Life20000 hrs
Max DistanceMax Distance747.6"
Max Screen SizeMax Screen Size300"
Min DistanceMin Distance58.8"
Min Screen SizeMin Screen Size50"
Noise LevelNoise Level25 dB
PortablePortableNo
Refresh Rate120 Hz
ResolutionResolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Smart FunctionalitySmart FunctionalityNo
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
TV TunerTV TunerNo
ThrowTypeThrowTypeStandard Throw
Video InputsVideo InputsHDMI 2.0, USB, VGA
WeightWeight28 lbs
WidthWidth20.5"

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Test Results

SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)0
SDR Brightness (Lumens)1,400
HDR Brightness (Lumens)0
SDR Color Temperature (K)0
HDR Color Temperature (K)0
Contrast Ratio (x:y)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT. 709)0
Input Lag (ms)39.4

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Market Context

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 is a high-end 4K Ultra HD laser projector that was released in 2021, promising crystal clear picture quality. This projector…

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 is a high-end 4K Ultra HD laser projector that was released in 2021, promising crystal clear picture quality. This projector boasts 2,500 lumens of HDR brightness and an impressive 12000000;1 dynamic contrast ratio, ranking among the very best projectors today. It boasts HDR10+ tech and boasts 2 USB 2.0 ports, an RJ-45 connector, and 2 HDMI 2.1 ports.

Its blue laser phosphor light engine lasts up to 20,000 hours, while its motorized lens supports keystone shifting, focusing, and zooming. However, it doesn’t support voice assistants. Continue reading below for details and discover the differences between laser vs. LED projectors to learn more.

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 gets brighter in HDR mode than the Epson Home Cinema 3800, which is a similar 4K ultra UHD laser projector….

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 gets brighter in HDR mode than the Epson Home Cinema 3800, which is a similar 4K ultra UHD laser projector. It also supports eARC over its HDMI 2.1 ports, so it’s more suitable for high frame rate gaming and 3D audio than the 3800. However, the Epson Home Cinema 3800 is more affordable to buy and is more portable. If you need an even brighter and more portable projector, consider our Epson EpiQVision Ultra LS800 review.

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 costs slightly more than the Epson PowerLite 810e, which is a similar 3840 × 2160 pixel projector with dynamic contrast….

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 costs slightly more than the Epson PowerLite 810e, which is a similar 3840 × 2160 pixel projector with dynamic contrast. However, the PowerLite is slightly more affordable to buy and has an ultra-short throw distance, so it’s more suitable for small spaces than the LS11000. If you’re on a tight budget, see our Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA review.

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 gets much brighter both in SDR and HDR mode than the Optoma UHD35. It also has much better color accuracy,…

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 gets much brighter both in SDR and HDR mode than the Optoma UHD35. It also has much better color accuracy, owing to its laser lamp tech, which differs from the Optoma projector’s DLP lamp. It has HDMI 2.1 ports that support eARC, so it’s more suitable for 3D content formats than the Optoma. That said, the Optoma projector is much more affordable to purchase. For an even brighter Optoma projector, consider our Optoma Cinemax P2 review.

3D Ready

No

No, Yes

No

Aspect Ratio

16:9

16:9

Brightness

2500 lumens

3000 lumens

5000 Lumens

Contrast Ratio

1,200:000:1

100,000:1, 200,000:1

2,500,000:1.

Depth

17.6"

13"

12"

Digital Keystone

Yes

± 30° (manual)

Yes

Display Technology

3LCD

3LCD, LCD

3LCD

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

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Expert Score

77

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Customer Score

81

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

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    77.15

    Category Trust Score

    NR

    By:

    Phil Jones
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    NR
    While the additional features and enhanced performance found on the LS12000 justify its $1000 price… read more

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    Phil Jones
  • PC Mag
    70.9

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Only the second Epson projector to put a full 4K image on the screen, the… read more

    By:

    M. David Stone
  • PC Mag
    70.9

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    Only the second Epson projector to put a full 4K image on the screen, the… read more

    By:

    M. David Stone
  • CNET
    78.51

    Category Trust Score

    85
    LIKE Lasers never need to be replaced Bright and colorful Very natural looking DON’T LIKE… read more

    By:

    Geoffrey Morrison
  • CNET
    78.51

    Category Trust Score

    85
    The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 is a higher-end 4K projector powered by lasers rather than… read more

    By:

    Geoffrey Morrison

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