Epson's new 4K 120Hz projector might be perfect for PS5 and Xbox Series X

Epson Pro Cinema 4K PRO-UHD LS12000
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The new Epson Pro Cinema 4K PRO-UHD LS12000 laser projector boasts specs that could make it a superb display for your PS5 or Xbox Series X/S consoles. That's because it's equipped with two HDMI 2.1 ports that can enable gaming at 4K resolution at up to 120fps.

As reported by Engadget, Epson's new beamer comes with a pixel shifting technology that helps to restore the 4K detail lost as a result of the company using a bespoke three-chip LCD system. 

Previously, this system was a trade-off, as it allowed Epson's projectors to eliminate that nasty "rainbow" effect that muddles the picture of many single-chip DLP projectors. Now, though, Epson's pixel shift tech seems to fix the downsides of that trade-off entirely.

The pixel shift tech (which Epson is officially calling "precision shift glass plate technology") solves the issue by literally shifting pixels from the projector's 1,920 x 1,080 LCDs. This, in conjunction with a high refresh rate, accurately pushes the pixels to a 3,840 x 2,160 (or 4K) resolution, solving the cost of detail as a result of eliminating that nasty rainbow effect.

A perfect projector for gaming?

So where does gaming come into this? Thanks to Epson's pixel shift tech, a more accurate, detailed 4K image can be displayed on the projector. That, paired with a 120Hz refresh rate offered by HDMI 2.1 input, and you have a beamer that could very well provide a more optimal gaming experience over many of the best 4K TVs.

What's more, the projector's light source outputs 2,700 lumens, and lasts roughly 20,000 hours. Such a bright output should make the projector suitable for a wider range of environments. That brightness is especially welcome, too, when you consider the projector also supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG formats.

The new Epson Pro Cinema 4K PRO-UHD LS12000 laser projector sounds like a match made in heaven for gamers, then, but the one big caveat is that the beamer is far from cheap. It'll set you back $5,000 (around £3,690 / AU$6,970), which is still more affordable than many of the best 4K projectors you can buy, such as Samsung's The Premiere.

Rhys Wood
Hardware Editor

Rhys is TRG's Hardware Editor, and has been part of the TechRadar team for more than two years. Particularly passionate about high-quality third-party controllers and headsets, as well as the latest and greatest in fight sticks and VR, Rhys strives to provide easy-to-read, informative coverage on gaming hardware of all kinds. As for the games themselves, Rhys is especially keen on fighting and racing games, as well as soulslikes and RPGs.