UST (Ultra Short Throw) Laser projectors are becoming increasingly popular, with over a dozen companies offering models. The Epson EqiqVision LS800 4K Pro-UD UST Projector looks to be a very intriguing and rather expensive new option.

UST projectors incorporate a specially constructed lens assembly that allows images to be displayed from a very short distance, generally less than a foot away from the screen. 

Epson EpiqVision LS800 4K Pro-UHD UST Projector Lens

A UST projector and screen can provide cost savings when compared to purchasing a flat panel TV sized above 85-inches. Another capability is the elimination of glare that is common on TVs.

However, just as with other types of projectors, USTs are sensitive to room light. Ambient light-reflecting (ALR) screens can mitigate the problem, but as with any projector, they still look best in a darkened room. 

Tip: All 2022 UST projectors offer 4K resolution. There are no 8K models yet

Epson UST (Ultra Shdort Throw) Laser Projectors

Epson released its first Laser UST Laser Projector, the LS100 (a 1080p model) in 2017. Since then, Epson has included 4K UHD models, such as the LS300 and LS500

For 2022, Epson has announced a new 4K UHD model, the Eqiqvision LS800.

The LS800 incorporates a low profile design that makes it less conspicuous with room decor and can accommodate up to a 150-inch screen. A built-in sensor detects room light levels that enable Auto Contrast enhancement which helps when the projector is used in a brighter room.

Built-in Android TV provides access to an abundance of streaming content, and a built-in Yamaha sound system improves audio performance. Also, 1080p/120Hz support is provided for gaming fans.

Epson EpiqVision LS800 4K Pro-UHD UST Projector Front

LS800 – Key Features and Specifications

3LCD Imaging Chips: Although the LS800 is a laser projector, unlike most brands and models that use DLP imaging chips, Epson employs 3LCD imaging chips

Resolution: The LS800 achieves 4K UHD display resolution via Pro UHD Pixel Shifting. This means that the pixels on the 1080p resolution LCD chips (red, green, and blue) are shifted rapidly so that visually a 4K UHD image is displayed. The shifting is undetectable by the human eye. 

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Screen Size Projector Distance
80-inches 9-inches
90-inches 2.4-inches
100-inches 3.9-inches
110-inches 5.3-inches
120-inches 6.8-inches
130-inches 8.3-inches
150-inches 11.2-inches

Preset Sound Settings:

  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Studio
  • Stadium
  • Concert
  • Karaoke Mode

Sound Enhancement Options:

  • Virtual Surround
  • Clear Voice
  • Auto Loudness
  • Bass Extension 
  • Sound Space

Tip: You can also connect the LS800 to an external audio system via HDMI-ARC, digital optical, or analog audio outputs. 

Control: A wireless remote is provided. Google Assistant voice control is also supported. 

Epson EpiqVision LS800 Rear Connections

Connections

Here are the connections provided with the LS800.

  • Analog Audio: 1 output (can be used to connect to wired headphones or external audio system)
  • USB Type A: Two USB 2.0 compliant ports for connecting a flash drive, webcam, microphone, or external HDD. 
  • USB mini Type-B: (1) (for service only)

What Comes In The Box

  • Epson EpiqVision™ Ultra LS800 Laser Projector
  • Power Cable
  • Smart Remote Control with 2 AAA Batteries 
  • Quick Setup Guide

Availability and Pricing

The Epson EpiqVision™ Ultra LS800 4K PRO-UHD Laser Projector is available in black or white for $3,499 at ProjectorScreen and other authorized Epson dealers.

Optional Screen: Epson® SilverFlex® (ALR) Ambient Light Rejecting Screens are available and sold separately by Epson in two sizes, 100 ($2,000.00) and 120-inches ($3,000.00).

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