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Epson Home Cinema 4K UHD Projectors Produce 2,600 Lumens of Brightness

The Home Cinema 5050UB and the wireless 5050UBe 4K PRO-UHD projector feature HDR10 support and deliver 10-bit color output.

Epson Home Cinema 4K UHD Projectors Produce 2,600 Lumens of Brightness
The newly announced Home Cinema 5050UB and the wireless 5050UBe 4K PRO-UHD projectors carry respective MSRPs of $2,999 and $3,299 each.

Robert Archer · April 10, 2019

Updating its product line, the newly introduced Epson Home Cinema 5050UB and the wireless Home Cinema 5050UBe 4K PRO-UHD projectors are rated to produce up to 2,600 lumens of color and white brightness. 

Epson says that its latest products feature compatibility with the HDR10 high dynamic range (HDR) format, and the products deliver 10-bit color output to help the projectors produce bright and vivid images.

"The new Epson Home Cinema 5050UB and 5050UBe projectors are worthy successors to our highly acclaimed Home Cinema 5040UB and 5040UBE," comments 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."

Epson Projectors Comply With Digital Cinema DCI-P3 Color Standard

Epson's new projectors support 4K HDR content at 60Hz, and it claims the products produce contrast ratios up to 1,000,000:1. 

The products are also compatible with the commercial cinema DCI-P3 wide color gamut. This color space is wider than the HD Rec. 709 specification, and through the inclusion of 15-element glass lenses, the projectors deliver high-quality images in a variety of room environments. 

The projectors also include lens-shift options that provide +/- 96 percent on the vertical axis, and +/- 47 percent on the horizontal axis. 

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Helping to ensure the color accuracy of the projectors, the products also incorporate low Delta E and CalMAN pattern-generation tools. 

Specifications and Options:

  • 4K PRO-UHD processing that enables the projectors to deliver high levels of resolution
  • True 3-chip designs that support the projectors' ability to produce the DCI-P3 color gamut
  • Pixel-shifting technologies that control the projectors' 3 LCD chipsets
  • 10-bit color HDR processing to fully accept HDR content
  • 12-bit analog-to-digital video processing for smooth video transitions, and the elimination of block artifacts, banding and other compression artifacts
  • Up to 2,600 lumens of color and white brightness
  • 15-element glass lenses
  • Motorized lenses
  • HDMI 2.0 support
  • The Home Cinema 5050UBe supports Epson's WirelessHD transmitter with four HDMI inputs to enable wireless signal transmission.
  • The Home Cinema 5050UBe carries an MSRP of $3,299, and the Home Cinema 5050UB carries an MSRP of $2,999. 

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  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 robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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