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Epson Updates Product Line, Introduces 4K Pro Cinema 4050

At CEDIA Expo 2018 in San Diego, Epson will launch its latest UHD 4K-friendly projector, the Pro Cinema 4050 Pro-UHD with HDR.


Epson Updates Product Line, Introduces 4K Pro Cinema 4050
The new Epson Pro Cinema 4050 incorporates the company's new 4K PRO-UHD technology and 12-bit processing.
Robert Archer · September 6, 2018

Helping to add more competition to the thriving 4K projection market, Epson will introduce its new Pro Cinema 4050 Pro-UHD with HDR projector at CEDIA Expo 2018.

Exhibiting in booth #5734 during the annual trade event, the company’s latest custom installation video solution employs its proprietary 4K PRO-UHD technology.

“With expansive brightness, brilliant color-rich imagery and state-of-the-art pixel-shift technology, the new Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD allows viewers to enjoy remarkable 4K UHD content that is nothing short of amazing,” states Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, projectors, Epson America.

“The Pro Cinema 4050 offers an immersive viewing experience of movies the way they were meant to be seen—on the big screen with bright full-colored imagery and stunning resolution. With Epson’s proprietary 3LCD chip technology, unlike many competitive models, it has no rainbow effect.”

Related: Epson Releases HDR Firmware Update for 4K Enhancement Projectors

The Pro Cinema 4050 is Epson's first product to incorporate the 4K PRO-UHD technology.

According to the company, the Pro Cinema 4050 and its 4K PRO- UHD technology utilizes an advanced optical engine that products high-color brightness levels, as well as high white levels, and accurate colors. 

Moreover, Epson says the projector’s compatibility with the HDR10 format will allow the Pro Cinema 4050 to produce wide contrast levels.

Epson emphasizes the Pro Cinema 4050 delivers detailed, bright, dynamic images, thanks in part to its PRO-UHD technology, combined with the projector’s lens capabilities and compatibility with native 4K content through its latest-generation of pixel-shifting technologies.

Additional Epson Pro Cinema 4050 Features

Specified to produce up to 2,400 lumens of color and white brightness, the Pro Cinema 4050 produces contrast ratios as high as 200,000:1.

Epson also says the projector’s wide color gamut produces the entire DCI-P3 color space, and its 15-element glass lens helps the projector to throw uniform images with, “virtually no hot spots or chromatic aberration.”

The projector also has integration-friendly features like wide lens shift capabilities with +/- 96 percent on the horizontal axis and +/- 47 percent vertical axis.

In addition, to help a wide variety of images look better, the 4050 uses a 12-bit digital processing chipset that provides frame interpolation and Epson’s Advanced Motion Control image processing for smooth transitions between frames.

Epson Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD Projector with HDR Summary

Here's a few of the key features integrators can expect in the Pro Cinema 4050: 

  • The Pro Cinema 4050 features Epson’s latest generation pixel shifting to deliver UHD 4K compliant images.
  • Through the inclusion of 4K PRO-UHD technology, the Pro Cinema 4050 produces high color and white brightness levels, and wide dynamics through HDR10 compatibility.
  • Epson says the Pro Cinema 4050 features 12-bit image processing
  • Epson ships the Pro Cinema 4050 with a ceiling mount, cable cover, and an extra lamp.
  • Installer-friendly features include vertical and horizontal lens shift and a 3-axis motor for powered focus and 2.1x zoom.


  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at rarcher@ehpub.com

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