Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 (Hereinafter referred to as Epson LS 500) and Dangbei Mars Pro are both 4K laser projectors, but their prices vary greatly. What are the differences between them? Which is a better option?

Epson LS 500 vs Dangbei Mars Pro

Epson LS 500 has two color options, including black and white, bundling sale with 100-inch and 120-inch ALR screen. This article will take black Epson LS500 as example and compare it with Dangbei Mars Pro in detail.

Appearance

Epson LS500 and Dangbei Mars Pro are both black but they are different in styles and materials. Epson LS500 is matt black while Dangbei Mars Pro is glossy black. Dangbei Mars Pro uses a glass IML suspension panel and aircraft-grade aluminum frame, full of futuristic elements.

Epson LS 500 vs Dangbei Mars Pro

In terms of size, Epson LS500 is much bulkier than Dangbei Mars Pro.

Both of the two projectors are equipped with versatile interfaces, including HDMI, USB, LAN, Audio output, etc.

Epson LS 500 vs Dangbei Mars Pro
The back panel of Epson LS500
The back panel of Dangbei Mars Pro

Image

Both of the two projectors use the laser as the light source, but they are different in terms of image size, brightness, and image technologies.

Epson LS 500 vs Dangbei Mars Pro

Epson LS500 projects a maximum screen of 120 inches while Dangbei Mars Pro projects a maximum screen of 300 inches. In terms of brightness, Epson LS500 is much better.

Epson LS 500 vs Dangbei Mars Pro

Dangbei Mars Pro gets the TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification and supports intelligent obstacle avoidance, which is helpful for eye protection. Epson LS500 has no such eye protection technologies.

On the whole, Dangbei Mars Pro is smarter in terms of image adjustment and eye protection technologies.

System

Epson LS500 and Dangbei Mars Pro are both Android systems, but Dangbei Mars Pro is better in terms of memory. Epson LS500 has no built-in memory while Dangbei Mars Pro has a large memory of 4G RAM and 128G ROM, enabling users to download more content and use more APPs simultaneously.

Dangbei Mars Pro has a built-in UI assistant, browser, community, and other useful APPs, which are convenient for users to adjust their wallpaper and homepage layout.

Sound

Epson LS500 has a front-firing 10 W Stereo Speaker while Dangbei Mars Pro is equipped with 2 10W speakers supporting Dolby audio and DTS sound. Compared with Epson LS500, Dangbei Mars Pro has a much better audio effect.

In addition, Dangbei Mars Pro has low operation noise of 24dB, quieter than Epson LS500’s 36 dB.

Conclusion

Epson LS500 is much better in terms of image short throw and brightness while Dangbei Mars Pro performs better in terms of image adjustment technologies, screen size, system, and sound. On the whole, Dangbei Mars Pro has more smart features. If you don’t care short throw feature, Dangbei Mars pro is much more cost-efficient and much smarter than Epson LS500.

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