Epson today announced two new home theater projectors, including the world’s first WirelessHD projector with 4K content support. The Home Cinema 5040UB and wireless Home Cinema 5040UBe feature 4K display capability (the projectors are native 1920×1080 but shifts each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution to 3840 x 2160) and high dynamic range (HDR) support. These newly designed Home Cinema projectors are spec’d to project 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness and a color gamut to display the entire sRGB and DCI color spaces and include a contrast ratio of up to 1,000,000:1.
The Home Cinema 5040UBe and 5040UB with 4K input support are compatible with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 standards for displaying 4K UHD content. The projectors automatically detect an encoded HDR signals.
The Home Cinema 5040UBe enables users to connect wirelessly as it includes both an HDMI transmitter built-in receiver. The transmitter connects up to four HDMI devices simultaneously and supports 4K HDCP2.2 standards. It also includes one HDMI out connection and one optical port, with one HDMI port supporting MHL.
Other features include lens preset memory recall of up to 10 positions for zoom, focus and lens shift (up to ± 96.3 percent on the vertical axis and ±47.1 percent on the horizontal axis), a non-inverting optical engine design utilizes an additional high-quality relay lens for Epson’s best color field uniformity to date, a center-mounted lens and an auto-iris lens.
But the big news here is the price. The Home Cinema 5040UBe (list at $3,299) and 5040UB (list at $2,999) will be available in August. All the specs are here.