SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CEDIA Expo 2018) – September 6, 2018 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today introduced the Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD(1) Projector with HDR2 – offering an immersive 4K viewing experience with high brightness, extensive color and incredible detail. This premium home theater projector leverages Epson’s new, proprietary 4K PRO-UHD technology which features an improved version of Epson’s advanced pixel-shifting, resolution-enhancement technology,(1) along with an expansive color gamut, high dynamic range and 100 percent balanced color brightness to display stunning 4K content with an extraordinary range of color and detail in every scene.
“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” said 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.”
The Epson Pro Cinema 4050 projector is the first with Epson’s new 4K PRO-UHD technology. Epson 4K PRO-UHD features an advanced, high performance optical engine that generates high color brightness and white brightness, color accuracy, and dramatic contrast with HDR10 (2). Paired with advanced lens capabilities, as well as the capability to receive, process and project native 4K using Epson’s advanced pixel-shifting, resolution-enhancement technology, the Pro Cinema 4050 delivers an exceptional viewing experience.
More About the Pro Cinema 4050
Designed to deliver vivid imagery and crystal-clear pictures, the Pro Cinema 4050 touts an incredible 2,400 lumens of equal color and white brightness (3), contrast ratio up to 200,000:1 and HDR10 (2). Its expansive color gamut displays the entire DCI-P3 color space (4) and Epson’s advanced state-of-the-art 15-element glass projection lens displays a bright, uniform image with virtually no hot spots or chromatic aberration. In addition, a wide lens shift range offers exceptional installation flexibility, with the Pro Cinema 4050 delivering a ± 96 percent on the horizontal axis and ± 47 percent vertical axis. This premium projector also includes a 12-bit digital processing chip with Frame Interpolation and proprietary Advanced Motion Control for smooth, crisp transitions between scenes.
Additional features include:
• HDR High Dynamic Range and Rich Black Contrast — full 10-bit color output (2) and a contrast ratio up to 200,000:1 deliver an extraordinary range of color and detail in both bright and dark scenes
• Advanced 3-Chip, 3LCD Technology — sophisticated parallel pixel processing and a state-of-the-art 3-chip architecture deliver amazing color accuracy, color brightness and color gamut
• Epson’s Advanced Projection Lens — state-of-the-art 15-element glass projection lens displays a bright, uniform image with virtually no hot spots or chromatic aberration
• L*a*b* Ultra Wide Color Gamut — delivers 100% of the 3-dimensional DCI-P3 color gamut (4), the digital cinema standard, with 50% wider color gamut than Rec. 709
• 3-Axis Precision Motor — for powered focus, 2.1x zoom, up to ± 96% horizontal and up to ± 47% vertical lens shift, and 10 preset positions
• Delta Level Color Accuracy — low Delta E, for extremely accurate color reproduction
• 100% Balanced Color and White Brightness — 2,400 lumens of color and 2,400 lumens of white brightness (3) for vibrant, rich color
• Smooth, Crisp Images and Transitions — 12-bit digital color processing chip with Frame Interpolation and proprietary Advanced Motion Control
• No Color Wheel — images are free from any distracting rainbow effect; balanced color and white brightness means no white segments
• Pro Cinema Kit – Features a three-year limited warranty (90 days on lamps), a ceiling mount, cable cover, and extra lamp for added installation flexibility.
Availability and Support
The Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD Projector with HDR is available for $2,399 MSRP through CEDIA dealers and Magnolia. The Pro Cinema 4050 features a three-year limited warranty (90 days on lamps), toll-free access to Epson’s PrivateLine® priority technical support, and free two-business-day exchange with Extra CareSM Home Service.
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1 - 4K Enhancement Technology shifts each pixel diagonally to double Full HD resolution. Resolution is Full HD in 3D Mode.
2 -HDR performance available with select devices. For more information see www.epson.com/HDRCompatibility.
3 - Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.
4 - Entire DCI color space can be displayed in Digital Cinema Mode only.
Those fans waiting for Epson to release a native 4K projector under $2500 may be disappointed to hear that this new offering from Epson continues their pixel-shifting technology, But talking with Epson reps, they believe that their improved 4K-enhancement and PRO-UHD tech will make this CEDIA-channeled 4050 a highly competitive home theater projector.