Epson Announces two LCD projectors with 4K UHD signal input & HDR
You would be forgiven for thinking that this pair of ~$3k LCD projectors support 4K, and they do, sort of… It’s not spelled out explicitly in the PR (aside from the “signal input” bit), but these are really just 1080p, that accept a 4K input and downscale it. HDR compatiblity is a plus, but I didn’t see which formats will work on a quick scan through the specs. If you know, please spill in the comments.
Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today 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 Technology1 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 brightness2 and an expansive color gamut to display the entire sRGB and DCI color spaces3. 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.”