Epson LS57P1/2 & LS47P1/2 3LCD Digital Projection Displays
The Livingstation Projection Display Systems came in two flavors. The 57″ LS57P1 & LS57P2 and the 47″ LS47P1 & LS47P2. Technically speaking, these were identical sets with the exception of the screen size and weight. Epson, one of the pioneers in projection technology entered the consumer projection TV market with these two TV sets. Although they did not catch on with the masses as anticipated, the picture quality is among the best 720P TVs and projectors on the market, even today, three years after the product launch.
Some key features:
- 100W / 120W 1.0 Philips UHP Lamp (Part Number: V13H010R02 or ELSLP1)
- 720P, native 19:9 aspect ratio
- Proven Epson 3LCD Digital Technology w/ DNX w/ upconversion
- Photo on Demand (View, print, and store digital images)
- ATSC Tuner
The Epson Livingstation idea was ahead of it’s time. Epson was thinking of the TV as the center of a home’s media center with memory card readers, a great GUI for viewing images, and even a builtin high resolution photo color printer! Today, in 2010, we see TVs coming on the marketplace with built-in wifi, hard drives, web browsers and applications such as Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, NY Times, etc.
One of the great things about 3LCD Technology is it’s virtually zero maintenance requirements. You get a commercial caliber product that only needs it’s lamp replaced every 4,000 to 6,000 hours. If you’ve paid close attention to the technical details on this product, you might ask yourself why Epson claims 10,000+ hours. In hindsight, that number has been revised 🙂