Epson LS500 Laser Projector Review

A quick Epson LS500 Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector Review. I’m going to start calling Ultra Short Throw projectors Laser TVs for simplicity. This is the brightest Laser TV I’ve tested so far. It also has the best input lag I’ve seen from a Laser TV / Ultra Short Throw projector. It has some drawbacks but the image quality makes up for it.

0:00 Intro
1:30 What Does It Come With?
1:40 Design
2:28 Ports
2:45 Specifications
3:46 Installation & Screen
4:42 Throw Ratio
5:27 Menu Options
5:51 Eye Protection
6:11 Android TV OS
7:16 Picture Quality
8:11 Picture Modes
8:53 Performance
9:55 Black Levels
10:31 Gaming
11:18 3D
11:34 Speakers
12:14 Fan Noise
12:47 Caveats
14:34 Final Thoughts

–Video by.Chris Majestic

5 Comments

  • ge333, September 14, 2021 @ 23:10 Reply

    I would match this with a fresnel screen for best results

  • liiane, September 14, 2021 @ 23:11 Reply

    When you can get an 85/86″ 4K TV for under $2000, I don’t think it is worth paying more than twice as much for a projector + screen at 100″. The main aim of UST projectors should be 120″+ but only the LG and Samsung can get that size from a reasonable distance. The rest need to be too far from the screen to project a 120″ image. I think this should be a major factor when comparing UST projectors, and not just Picture Quality.

  • tingadie, September 14, 2021 @ 23:13 Reply

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 2,000,000:1 — advanced black density control individually pulses the laser light to precisely suppress stray light within the signal for incredibly deep blacks

  • niak fial, September 14, 2021 @ 23:15 Reply

    It’s impossible to get the focus sharp on all parts of an image. For watching movies, this is fine.

    However, as a projector advertised at gamers, this is unacceptable. Many games have HUD elements on the corners of the screen, and it’s impossible for me to get them all into focus at once.

    I’ve got my projector set up properly, with no keystone used whatsoever, on a 120 inch screen. I have tried re-aligning the LCD panels, and playing with the focus for hours. Based on forum posts I’ve read online, this is apparently “normal” behavior from this projector.

    Very disappointed, the input lag is excellent and when I focus the image to one part, it looks amazingly sharp. I just wish I could get this sharpness across the entire image.

    EDIT: Amazon sent me a replacement unit and after fixing panel alignment issues, I am very satisfied with the overall sharpness of the image. I am updating to 4 stars instead of 3. It would be 5 stars if Epson included any form of documentation describing to the customer what the actual image should look like when focused. There should be a sample image on the projector that can be loaded up with a high resolution photo taken of said image on a well calibrated control projector.

  • AK111s, September 14, 2021 @ 23:19 Reply

    The picture quality is bar none the best -bright, sharp, focused with lots of contrast even without a matching screen. I’m waiting on a delayed shipment of an ALR screen and can’t wait to see the improvement.

    A few annoying things – the user interface is the absolute pits. Using two remote controls is just awkward. The setting page looks like it was designed in 1980s with Apple IIe (archaic).

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