Epson introduced three new versatile business projectors – the Pro EX10000, Pro EX9240, and EX3280 which have been optimized for hybrid workspaces and home offices. The projectors make it easy to display big and bright images from nearly any location for remote work needs and occasional at-home entertainment.
Recently, I had the opportunity to review the Pro EX10000 which is a 4500 lumen 3LCD Full HD Wireless laser projector equipped with Miracast. According to Epson, the Pro EX10000 which retails for $1299,99 is their most advanced business projector to date.
Rodrigo Catalan who is the Projector Group Product Manager for Epson America, Inc. states, “As shelter-in-place orders continue, demand for projectors is steadily growing as people look to enhance their home tech to meet their workflow needs,” “Our new EX lineup helps today’s working professionals work hard and play hard, including the impressive Pro EX10000 wireless laser projector, catering directly to the productivity and casual entertaining needs in today’s current climate.”
The Pro EX10000 compact size makes it easy to move from conference room to conference room or classroom to classroom. To solidify that fact, the Pro EX10000 includes a compact soft-sided carrying case which provides added protection for the Pro EX10000 while in transit. The carrying case also provides storage compartments for all the required cables and accessories.
As I do for most of my reviews, I connected a 4K Apple TV and MacBook Pro via Bullet Train and AudioQuest HDMI cables to the projector to check compatibility. For this review, I projected onto a 110-inch Screen Innovations (SI) Solo Pro 2 Unity AT Pure White 1.3 gain screen.
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)
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The Epson Pro EX10000 is a Full High Definition (1920 x 1080) 3-Chip, 3LCD wireless laser projector. 3LCD projectors use three LCD panels – one for red, green, and blue – to reproduce the full-color spectrum, rather than a rotating color wheel, which is found in DLP projectors. Why does that matter? Two reasons. The first is that single-chip DLP projectors using a rotating color wheel display colors sequentially in rapid succession, which can result in color break-up or the “Rainbow Effect” if the color wheel does not spin fast enough. The Rainbow Effect produces rainbow colors across the screen, mainly when there’s a lot of movement in a scene or tilting your head from left to right. A small percentage of people are Rainbow Effect sensitive. However, there’s a fair chance that if you are not susceptible to Rainbow Effect, you may know someone who is.
The second reason someone may opt for a projector with 3LCD Technology over DLP is there ability to deliver more color lumens. Epson rates the Pro EX10000’s brightness at 4,500 ANSI lumens. ANSI Lumen Brightness has been the specification used to compare projector comparisons; however, this specification only measures White Light Output.
Since projectors project colors, Epson stresses that the ability to just deliver bright whites is not enough. The Pro EX10000, like all Epson 3LCD projectors, can outpur an equal amount of color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output). That means the colors will appear brighter and more vibrant than most DLP projectors with the same ANSI lumen rating.
Due to its Best-in-Class color and white brightness, the EX10000 is ideal for displaying presentations, spreadsheets and videos on a large screen, even in a room with higher ambient light. Epson states the Pro EX10000 can project vivid images up to 300-inches; yes, that’s a 25-foot image.
The Pro EX10000’s laser diode light source lifespan is rated up to 20,000 hours in normal or quiet Mode. In Extended Light Source Mode, the light source lifespan bumps up to 30,000 hours.
The projector measured in at 12.70” W x 4.10” H x 11.70” D and weighs 9.5 pounds. The Epson Pro EX10000 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,299.99 (USD).
The Pro EX10000 has a built-in audio system. Epson equipped the projector with a 16-watt speaker so the Pro EX10000 could conveniently provide a quality audiovisual experience right out of the box. Speaking of convenience, the projector user can wirelessly connect compatible computers, smartphones, or tablets via Miracast and interact with the content wirelessly. Meaning, you can move more freely around the conference room or classroom instead of having your devices attached by a cable to the projector. Miracast is a very mature and reliable technology that is easy to connect to if you have a compatible device.
The Epson Pro EX10000 is an excellent video conferencing projector when connected to a Mac or PC. You can effortlessly display various applications such as Zoom or Skype on the screen for the whole room to see.