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Old 03-01-2013, 08:34 AM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone know the latest on Epson's variant of LCOS? Last I read from an article in Home Theater Magizine was that it was demoed at CEDIA 2011 with a claimed CR of 1,000,000.

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Does anyone know the latest on Epson's variant of LCOS? Last I read from an article in Home Theater Magizine was that it was demoed at CEDIA 2011 with a claimed CR of 1,000,000.

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It appears they were not able to get high enough yeilds for their production of LCoS display chips to make them commercially viable. I have not heard if they have given up on this technology, or simply put it on the back burner and are now focusing their development efforts on other things, such as 4K display chips. Also the engineering model projector Epson showed back in 2011 was 2D only and there were questions if the response time of their LCoS chips was fast enoght to support active 3D. By the way the claimed 1,000,000:1 CR was with lhe use of a dynamic iris while the native CR appeared to be in the range of the better Sony LCoS projectors (e.g., VW95) or perhaps entry to mid-level JVC projectors. I did think that CR and black levels looked really good in the Epson demo at CEDIA Expo 2011.

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So you actually got to see it.. Cool. I would love to go to CEDIA or CES someday..

Thanks for the update. I was wondering if it was close to being released or had been canned.

I am on the fence trying to decide if I should keep my EPSON 5020 or return it for a SONY 50ES, but I thought I might wait for the LCos Epson if it was about to be released. 3D is not a priority at all for me.

Thanks again.

Jim

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Does anyone know the latest on Epson's variant of LCOS? Last I read from an article in Home Theater Magizine was that it was demoed at CEDIA 2011 with a claimed CR of 1,000,000.

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The whole sad story is detailed in this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1362668/release-date-for-epson-home-cinema-61000-projector
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The whole sad story is detailed in this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1362668/release-date-for-epson-home-cinema-61000-projector

You would think Epson has the pockets/R&D to get the right product to market but so many years of promised delivery and then nothing. Seems odd? The last thing I remember from Epson, after the last fail was, IF, they brought it to market, would not be until at least Cedia 2013 or something like that - iirc. I really hope they can get this out as, back then, 50k to one native AND a good DI, with terrific motion handling, at an Epson price, sounded good to me. But JVC and Sony have gotten better and Epson is doing just fine with their LCD niche and price point.

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You would think Epson has the pockets/R&D to get the right product to market but so many years of promised delivery and then nothing.

LCOS is a tough not to crack; Intel tried and failed as well.

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