Epson’s latest innovation-driven product is the EpiqVision Mini EF-12 laser projection TV that even eliminates the need for an external video source.
Powered by the new 3LCD technology by the company, the 1000-lumen brightness provides clear and sharp FHD images even in a low light situation with a maintenance-free operation of up to 20,000 hours. Factoring in other contributors such as power consumption and replacement parts, this device might be a more economical choice for heavy-duty users. It also has the capability of projecting up to 150-inches of display size to match any home theatre standards with a wide range of viewing distance covered as well.
The core of the machine is still a projector that is able to accept 4K video signals and downscale them into crispy clear FHD outputs with the in-built speaker being the very first SKU within Epson’s portfolio to feature the inclusion of YAMAHA that can be operated as a stand-alone smart speaker. The smart function of the entire unit is configured to be 2-way too – either has a Bluetooth receiver that accepts sounds from other devices or pushes out signals to other soundbars and the like by becoming a Bluetooth sender.
Talking about the elimination of a TV, it is about the built-in Android TV function that is able to instantly stream movies, shows, or plays games directly through Google Play, Youtube, and other 3rd party services. Users with other modern smart devices running Android, iOS, Mac, Chromebook, or Windows can also stream content to the EF-12 by Chromecast without any external dongles. For business use, the device also comes with Epson Online Meetings powered by Zoom to allow instant setup even in tight office spaces without depending on another device. The setup process is also streamlined by the automatic focus, vertical and horizontal keystones adjustment to balance out any slants in terms of viewing angles.
The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF-12 will become available in Malaysia starting mid-April at the price of RM4,980. Certainly, it is expensive but early innovation often comes at a price so consider getting it if only you can use all the functions to the fullest to make value out of it.