Just two weeks removed for the introduction of its Cinema Pro 4050 4K 3LCD-based video projector for professional applications, Epson on Tuesday unveiled its very similarly configured Home Cinema 4010 for home theater applications.

The Home Cinema 4010 ($1,999.99 suggested retail) uses Epson’s advanced pixel-shifting technology on three native 1920x 1080p LCD microdisplay chips to generate images that appear to the eye to be very close to native 4K resolution along with HDR10 high dynamic range support.

Furthermore, Epson’s 3LCD microdisplay technology used three separate imaging devices — one each to generate red, green and blue colors — to accurately present a color gamut approaching the Digital Cinema Initiative’s P3 color space recommendation at high balanced color brightness levels, without rainbow patterns and similar artificats sometimes seen with color wheels.

The Home Cinema 4010 4K PRO-UHD 1 projector supports high dynamic range (HDR10) for a wide contrast performance at an under $2,000 entry price.

Consumers can use the projector to generate ultra-large screen sizes exceeding 100 inches, with high brightness from a lamp-based light engine.

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The HC 4010 is said to output 2,400 lumens of equal color and white brightness, with a contrast ratio of 200,000:1, Epson said. The projectors 15-element glass projection lens was designed to keep the projector’s footprint compact.

Other features include: a 12-bit digital processing chip with Frame Interpolation and proprietary Advanced Motion Control for smooth, crisp transitions between scenes; and a wide lens-shift range –± 96 percent on the horizontal axis and ± 47percent on the vertical axis for installation flexibility.

Epson’s pixel-shiftting 4K PRO-UHD technology utilizes dedicated hardware processing to precisely control the three-individual native 1920 x 1080 LCD panels to produce an image that appears to the eye to be full 4K. The projector will accept native 4K resolution content at up to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

The unit’s 3-Axis Precision Motor delivers powered focus with a 2.1 x zoom,  up to ± 96% horizontal and up to ± 47% vertical lens shift, and 10 preset positions.

Epson sells the projector with a two-year limited warranty, including toll-free access to a priority technical support PrivateLine, and free next-day exchange with Extra Care Home Service.


By Greg Tarr


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