Epson Announces Four New Projectors with 4K Enhancement and HDR Support

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Epson-Pro-Cinema-6040UB.jpgAt this week's CE Week event in New York, Epson is showing off its newest home theater projectors: the Pro Cinema 6040UB (shown here) and 4040 and the Home Cinema 5040UB and 5040UBe. Following in the footsteps of the higher-end LS10000, all four of these new Pro and Home Cinema models feature 4K signal input and pixel-shifting 4K Enhancement technology--at much lower price points ranging from $2,699 to $3,999. They are also the first Epson models to support High Dynamic Range (HDR) playback. Full details are provided in the two press releases below. All four models will be available in August.

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Epson Launches New Pro Cinema Projectors with 4K UHD Signal Input and HDR 
Epson has announced the new, premium Pro Cinema 6040UB and Pro Cinema 4040 featuring 4K Enhancement Technology--Epson's first Pro Cinema projectors with 4K UHD signal input and high dynamic range (HDR) support. These newly designed Pro Cinema projectors deliver up to 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness and an expansive color gamut to display the entire sRGB and DCI color spaces. The projectors are engineered with up to 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and display high dynamic range content, with eye-popping bright colors and Ultra Blacks for a fully immersive large-screen experience.

"With mesmerizing resolution, up to a million-to-one dynamic contrast ratio and a full range of premium cinema features, the new Pro Cinema projectors are nothing short of amazing," said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. "Moreover, the flagship Pro Cinema 6040UB offers a level of performance that challenges any 4K projector currently available on the market. Viewers will enjoy stunning quality 4K UHD movies whether delivered from a UHD Blu-ray disk or streaming services."

More About the Pro Cinema 6040UB and 4040
Designed to deliver brilliant, color-rich performance, the Epson Pro Cinema projectors' expansive color gamut is capable of displaying the full sRGB color space, even in the brightest mode, as well as the entire DCI color gamut--the digital cinema standard--in Digital Cinema Mode. Both projectors include an enhanced optical engine and a new, all-glass cinema lens engineered to deliver excellent sharpness and color uniformity with remarkable clarity across the entire screen.

Installers and customers can also take advantage of the projectors' powered lens position memory, which enables users to preset up to 10 positions for motorized zoom, focus and lens shift for both standard projection and wide cinema ratios. In addition, a wide lens shift range offers exceptional installation flexibility, with both projectors delivering a super-wide range of up to ±96.3 percent on the vertical axis and ±47 percent on the horizontal axis. The projectors also include a new, non-inverting optical engine design, which utilizes an additional high-quality relay lens for Epson's best color field uniformity to date.

The Pro Cinema 6040UB meets the ISF Certification standard. It features independent image calibration tools, plus lockable memory modes that prevent mis-adjustments that may inadvertently happen following installation and calibration, as well as additional modes including a Red-only Mode. Installers will benefit from other features, including the ability to electronically lock calibration settings. Additionally, Red and Green pixels can be turned off for making adjustments without using a special filter.

Additional Pro Cinema 6040UB and 4040 features include:
• High Brightness--Ideal for dedicated theater rooms, the Pro Cinema 6040UB features 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness, and the Pro Cinema 4040 features 2,300 lumens of color brightness and 2,300 lumens of white brightness
• Image Enhancement Features--Super Resolution delivers defined edges and rich image quality, making content come alive; Detail Enhancement refines surface detail for true-to-life images; users can adjust levels of sharpness and detail enhancement
• Exquisite Contrast--Up to 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for Ultra Blacks (Pro Cinema 6040UB) and up to 140,000:1 contrast ratio for rich detail in bright and dark scenes (Pro Cinema 4040)
ª Frame Interpolation--Generates multiple new frames between the originals, reducing motion blur and providing a smoother, theater-like experience
• Auto Iris Technology--Adjusts the aperture to provide the optimum contrast and brightness for each scene
• Centered Lens Design--Makes installation easy to plan and carry out with simpler lens-to-screen alignment
• Picture-in-Picture Mode--Enables twice the content at once from two HDMI inputs on a single screen
• Home Entertainment Hub--Supports HDMI for seamless compatibility with cable/satellite boxes, Blu-ray Disc/DVD players and gaming consoles. It even connects to smartphones, tablets, and streaming devices such as Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV; also connect your computer, GoPro and more
• Color Brightness Specification--Brilliant image quality requires high color brightness; Epson projectors utilize 3LCD, 3-chip technology and offer up to 3x higher color brightness than leading competitive projectors
• Pro Cinema Kit--Features a three-year limited warranty (90 days on lamps), ISF certification, a ceiling mount, cable cover, and extra lamp for added installation flexibility

Availability and Support
The Pro Cinema 6040UB (MSRP $3,999) and 4040 (MSRP $2,699) will be available in August through authorized CEDIA dealers. Each projector comes with Epson's industry leading service and support, including toll-free access to Epson's PrivateLine priority technical support, and free two-business-day exchange with Extra Care Home Service. 

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Epson Introduces World's First 3LCD Projectors with 4K UHD Signal Input and HDR for Under $3,000 
Epson has announced two new Home Cinema projectors, including the world's first WirelessHD projector with 4K content support. The Home Cinema 5040UB and wireless Home Cinema 5040UBe feature 4K Enhancement Technology and are the first 3LCD projectors with 4K UHD signal input and high dynamic range (HDR) support. These newly designed Home Cinema projectors deliver 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness and an expansive color gamut to display the entire sRGB and DCI color spaces. The projectors are engineered with up to 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and display high dynamic range content, with eye-popping bright colors and deep, dramatic Ultra Blacks for a fully immersive large-screen experience.

"These new projectors are a breakthrough in projection technology, engineered to handle 4K UHD content for under $3,000," said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. "With HDR support, it's easier than ever for consumers to enjoy the latest content with high dynamic range to create an amazing cinematic experience."

More About the Home Cinema 5040UBe and 5040UB
The Home Cinema 5040UBe and 5040UB with 4K Enhancement are compatible with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 standards for displaying 4K UHD content. The projectors automatically detect an encoded HDR signal and adjust the brightness levels to display highlights and detailed blacks. The projectors deliver an immersive, natural picture quality displaying the full sRGB color space, even in the brightest mode, as well as the entire DCI color gamut--the digital cinema standard--in Digital Cinema Mode. Both projectors include an enhanced optical engine and a new all-glass cinema lens engineered to deliver excellent sharpness and color uniformity with remarkable clarity across the entire screen.

The Home Cinema 5040UBe enables users to connect a range of entertainment devices using the included transmitter and wirelessly stream 4K, HDR and Full HD 1080p content with WirelessHD. The transmitter connects up to four HDMI devices simultaneously and supports 4K HDCP2.2 standards. It also includes one HDMI out connection and one optical port, with one HDMI port supporting MHL4. Connect a receiver, Blu-Ray player, gaming console, or streaming devices Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV and switch between four HDMI devices simultaneously with Preview Mode. For a more immersive experience with sound, external speakers can be connected via the optical port (speakers not included).

Additional Home Cinema 5040UBe and 5040UB features include:
• Powered Lens Position Memory--Preset up to 10 positions for zoom, focus and lens shift for both standard and wide cinema ratios
• Installation Flexibility--Equipped with a wide range of lens shift capabilities, including a super-wide range of up to ±96.3 percent on the vertical axis and ±47.1 percent on the horizontal axis
• Image Enhancement Features--Super-resolution delivers defined edges and rich image quality, making content come alive; Detail Enhancement refines surface detail for true-to-life images; users can adjust levels of sharpness and detail enhancement
• New Optical Engine--Non-inverting optical engine design utilizes an additional high-quality relay lens for Epson's best color field uniformity to date
• Frame Interpolation--Generates multiple new frames between the originals, reducing motion blur and providing a smoother, theater-like experience
• Auto Iris Technology--Adjusts the aperture to provide the optimum contrast and brightness for each scene
• Centered Lens Design--Makes installation easy to plan and carry out with simpler lens-to-screen alignment
• Color Brightness Specification--Brilliant image quality requires high color brightness; Epson projectors utilize 3LCD, 3-chip technology and offer up to 3x higher color brightness than leading competitive projectors

Availability and Support
The Home Cinema 5040UBe (MSRP $3,299) and 5040UB (MSRP $2,999) will be available in August through authorized resellers. Each projector comes with Epson's industry leading service and support, including toll-free access to Epson's PrivateLine priority technical support, and free two-business day exchange with Extra Care Home Service. The projectors include a two-year limited warranty (90 days on lamps).

 

 

Additional Resources
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Projector Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Epson Home Cinema 2045 LCD Projector Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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