Epson today announced their new flagship home projector in the form of the Pro Cinema 6040UB and Pro Cinema 4040 featuring the company’s 4K Enhancement Technology (these projectors are native 1920×1080 but they shift each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution to 3840×2160) thus they accept a 4K input signal and display content with high dynamic range (HDR) support. These newly designed Pro Cinema projectors project up to 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness and have a color gamut to display the entire sRGB and DCI color spaces. Both projectors include an enhanced optical engine and a new, all-glass cinema lens engineered to deliver better sharpness and color uniformity.
Installers will like the projectors’ powered lens position memory, which enables users to preset up to 10 positions for motorized zoom, focus and lens shift for both standard projection and wide cinema ratios. In addition, a wide lens shift range offers installation flexibility, with both projectors delivering a super-wide range of up to ± 96.3 percent on the vertical axis and ± 47 percent on the horizontal axis. The projectors also include a new, non-inverting optical engine design, which utilizes an additional high-quality relay lens for Epson’s best color field uniformity to date.
The Pro Cinema 6040UB meets the ISF Certification standard and features built-in ISF calibration tools and specific ISF picture memory modes, such as ISF Day and ISF Night, as well as additional modes including a Red-only Mode. Installers will benefit from other features, including the ability to electronically lock calibration settings. Additionally, Red and Green pixels can be turned off for making adjustments without using a special filter.
The Pro Cinema 6040UB lists for $3,999 and 4040 is only $2,699 and both will be available in August 2016. Here are all the specs.