Epson’s new Pro Cinema 4050 projector has 4K and HDR support

By | 7th September 2018

Time to build your new home theater.

Epson's newest projector is the Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD1, and it comes with support for HDR10, 1080p resolutions even in 3D mode, and an improvement to the "advanced pixel-shifting, resolution-enhancement technology." This projector replaces the Epson Pro Cinema 4040 while improving on it in a number of ways. The big way it improves is in the price. The 4040 is currently selling for around $2,200 but was going for as much as $2,700 at release. The Epson 4050 starts at $2,400.

The projector produces 2,400 lumens of brightness and has a 200,000:1 contrast ratio. The lens is 15-element glass projection with a 2.1x zoom and a wide lens shift range for plenty of flexibility when it comes to placement. It won't produce any rainbow effect because it doesn't use a color wheel, and images with be free of bright white segments. Epson backs it up with a three-year warranty.

Epson is a huge name in the projector market, and there are a lot of possibilities to choose from. You don't need to go for the highest tier possible like the Pro Cinema 4050 if you don't want to. For example, the Epson Home Cinema 1060 is a 1080p projector that goes for less than $550. We've also seen a lot more portable projectors going on sale recently, like the Anker Nebula Mars, which is down to just $270.

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