Epson Debuts Two New 4K PRO-UHD Projectors for DIY Market

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Epson Debuts Two New 4K PRO-UHD Projectors for DIY Market


Epson announced this week the addition of two new models in its 4K PRO-UHD projector line: The Home Cinema 5050UB and wireless Home Cinema 5050UBe. As their names indicate, what sets the two models apart is the latter's support for Epson's WirelessHD transmitter, which features four HMDI inputs and allows you to transmit 4K content up to 30fps without long HDMI runs.

Both projectors rely on pixel-shifting to deliver Ultra HD resolution (or full HD 3D), and support HDR10, HDMI 2.0, and HDCP 2.2.

Full details directly from Epson:

Epson, the number one projector manufacturer in the world, today introduced two new Home Cinema projectors designed to deliver an immersive 4K experience to DIY home theaters. The Home Cinema 5050UB and wireless Home Cinema 5050UBe 4K PRO-UHD projectors feature 2,600 lumens of equal color and white brightness, HDR10, and Epson UltraBlack technology to display an incredible range of color and detail in both bright and dark scenes. Leveraging full 10-bit color output - plus proprietary dedicated processors for resolution enhancement, HDR and image processing - the new Home Cinema 4K PRO-UHD projectors display incredible color accuracy, brightness, and image detail to faithfully display content the way it was meant to be seen - on the big screen with bright, full color and stunning resolution.

"The new Epson Home Cinema 5050UB and 5050UBe projectors are worthy successors to our highly-acclaimed Home Cinema 5040UB and 5040UBe," said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. "By retaining the outstanding black performance from the previous generation and adding our latest 4K PRO-UHD resolution enhancement technology, we've raised the bar again with the new Home Cinema solutions to deliver top contenders for the best DIY home theater projectors available today."

The Home Cinema 5050UB and 5050UBe are powered by Epson's 4K PRO-UHD resolution enhancement technology, an advanced, high performance optical engine that generates high color and white brightness, color accuracy, and dramatic contrast with HDR10. Epson's latest projectors fully support 4K HDR content at a full 60Hz for outstanding display of the latest 4K HDR content and next-generation gaming hardware. Featuring a dynamic contrast ratio up to 1,000,000:1, a wide color gamut displaying the entire DCI-P3 color space, and Epson's proprietary 15-element glass projection lens, the latest Epson Home Cinema projectors offer an exceptional 4K experience to power any DIY home theater build.

More About the Home Cinema 5050UB and 5050UBe
The Home Cinema 5050UB and 5050UBe offer exceptional installation flexibility with a wide lens shift of up to ±96 percent on the vertical axis and up to ±47 percent on the horizontal axis. For extremely accurate color reproduction, the new projectors feature low Delta E and include a CalMAN pattern generator calibration tool. Plus, with Epson's advanced 3-chip, 3LCD technology, the projectors display images free from any distracting rainbow effect or white segments. The Home Cinema 5050UB and 5050UBe include a robust set of features designed to deliver an exceptionally immersive viewing experience, including: 

    • 4K PRO-UHD Projection Technology - A new type of 4K home theater experience utilizing advanced processing technologies for resolution enhancement, color, and image processing - resulting in an exceptional 4K home theater experience
    • True 3-Chip Projector Design - Advanced 3LCD technology displays 100 percent of the RGB color signal for every frame. This ensures outstanding color gamut while maintaining excellent brightness, without any "rainbowing" or "color brightness" issues typical of other projector technologies
    • Pixel-Shift Processor - Advanced pixel-shifting processor precisely controls three individual high-definition LCD chips. This new type of resolution enhancement technology results in an exceptionally sharp 4K visual experience
    • HDR Processor - Full 10-bit HDR color processing accepts 100 percent of the HDR source information to faithfully reproduce HDR content for an exceptional visual performance
    • Digital Imaging Processor - Realtime 12-bit analog-to-digital video processing for smooth tonal transitions, while helping to eliminate banding, blocking, and other compression artifacts from the final visual performance. This powerful processor faithfully reproduces the source material the way it was intended to be shown
    • Outstanding Brightness - Capable of displaying 4K content at an incredible 2,600 lumens for both color and white brightness3. This not only provides for a wider performance envelope but allows for an exceptional HDR performance
    • Epson UltraBlack™ Technology - Epson created a Proprietary Compensation Filter that is designed to control the polarization of light itself. This allows Epson to suppress any light leakage within the signal, producing an outstanding Dynamic Contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1
    • Precision HDR Adjustment - Realtime HDR curve adjustment allowing for 16-steps of control to fine-tune the HDR performance - regardless of the content
    • Extreme Color Gamut - One of the first commercially available home theater projectors capable of displaying the full three-dimensional DCI-P3 color space.  This extreme color performance is 50 percent wider than typical Rec. 709 projectors and allows for a truly professional-level of color accuracy
    • Epson Precision Lens Technology - Designed for zero-light-leakage, all Epson Precision Lenses utilize a proprietary 15-element precision glass structure for outstanding image clarity and edge-to-edge focus uniformity
    • 3-Axis Motorized Lens - After installation, you can shift the lens up to 96 percent up or down on the vertical axis and up to 47 percent left or right on the horizontal axis. You can also set the zoom and focus, then store all the settings in one of ten lens memory presets
    • HDMI 2.0 Support - Fully compatible with virtually all color formats, depths, and spaces while simultaneously supporting 4K HDR content at a full 60 Hz. This allows for outstanding compatibility with the latest 4K HDR content and next-generation gaming hardware
    • WirelessHD Option - Available only with the Home Cinema 5050UBe model, you get an additional Epson WirelessHD transmitter with 4 HMDI inputs, allowing you to wirelessly transmit 4K content up to 30 frames-per-second. This allows for a simple solution versus running longer HDMI cables through your walls

Availability and Support
The Home Cinema 5050UBe (MSRP $3,299) and 5050UB (MSRP $2,999) 4K PRO-UHD projectors are now available through select e-tailers and the Epson online store. Each model comes with Epson's unsurpassed service and support including toll-free access to Epson's PrivateLine priority support, 90-day limited lamp warranty, and free two-business-day exchange with Extra Care Home Service. The Home Cinema 5050UBe and 5050UB include a two-year limited warranty.

 Additional Resources
• Visit the Epson website for more product information.
• Check out our Front Projector Reviews category page to read reviews of similar products.
• Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K PRO-UHD Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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