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TCEA 2023: Epson Shows Off New 4K Enhanced PowerLite Laser Projectors

New Solutions Surpass HD Video Resolution to Provide Brilliant Color and Stunning Clarity for Complete Content Immersion and Better Visibility

Epson this week announced plans for new higher resolution 4K versions of its PowerLite L Series projectors, which are on display at TCEA 2023 and will be available in March, according to a news release.

“The new PowerLite L570U, L770U and L775U address a growing need for larger displays with higher resolutions and “up-close immersive experiences,” Epson said.

The new 3-chip 3LCD laser projectors will feature WUXGA resolution with Epson’s 4K Enhancement technology along with its branded color brightness and a “virtually maintenance free, 20,000-hour laser light source and air filter,” according to the news release.

The new projector models can project images up to 500 inches diagonal and switch between aspect ratios, from standard 16:10 to ultra-wide 21:9, the company said. The projectors “will instantly wake up when sensing a signal or by Consumer Electronics Control via HDMI.”

The PowerLite L770U (white) and PowerLite L775U (black) are 7,000-lumen laser projectors and PowerLite L570U comes in at 5,200 lumens. 

Additional features touted by Epson include:

  • 4.6 million pixels on screen: WUXGA with 4K Enhancement “provides a visibly smoother and sharper display, even at close viewing distances”; accepts 4K content
  • Large, ultra-wide display: Displays images up to 500 inches diagonal either in standard 16:10 and 16:9 or in ultra-wide 16:6 and 21:9 for immersive video conferencing
  • Streamlined installation: Wide lens shift, 1.6x optical zoom, built-in edge blending, and geometric correction tools via on-screen menu or Epson Professional Projector Tool software for Windows and macOS
  • Versatile connectivity options: HDBaseT, two HDMI inputs, HDMI output, RJ-45, RS-232, and control management tools
  • Simplified operation and content sharing: Auto power-on, split screen, screensharing with Epson iProjection, and optional wireless networking with the ELPAP11 adapter
  • Customizable brightness modes: Set the projector to maintain a consistent brightness level over time, or set the brightness to Extended to help maximize the life of the laser light source
  • Optional PixAlign camera: Adds multi-projector tools; blending assist for super-wide displays; simple stacking without an external PC; screen matching and auto color calibration
  • Easily programmable with built-in media player and content creation app: Includes templates, effects, color filters and customizable options; playlist and playback functions allow for seamless content management directly or via the network

The new 4K enhanced PowerLite models will be available in March 2023 through authorized resellers, and special pricing will also be available through Epson’s Brighter Futures program for K–12 schools, the company said.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].