New Epson 4030, 5030, and 6030 projectors
Updates and upgrades for Epson’s heavy fighters. Last year’s 5020 was one of the best projectors available. It gets an update, along with its sibling the custom-channel oriented 6030.
The new 4030 slots in below the 5030, filling a slight gap in Epson’s otherwise packed lineup.
All the details after the jump.
PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
This “entry level” custom install product looks just like the 5020, has Fujinon lens, comes with an extra lamp, a ceiling mount, a 3 year warranty, and 2 pairs of 3D glasses.
On the performance side, Epson claims a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1 and 2,000 lumens of light output.
It will be available in October for $2,499.
Home Cinema 5030 and 6030
The biggest update is a better claimed contrast ratio over last year’s 5020 and 6020: 600,000:1 (dynamic). Light output is a claimed 2,400 lumens. There’s also a new dedicated “black and white” mode, tweaked to look a bit warmer (think more “sepia tone”) with B&W movies.
The 6030 is similar in performance to the 5030, but similar in additional features to the 4030, in that it’s designed for the custom install channel, and comes with a 3 year warranty, spare lamp, and ceiling mount.
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At Epson’s booth at CEDIA they were demoing the 6030, showing a few clips from the aggressively awful Great and Powerful Oz. The B&W mode does make B&W movies (or in this case, part of a movie), look better. It’s not crazy warm, probably a drop of 750-1000 kelvin at the most. As expected, the image was wonderfully bright and colorful, even on an 11-foot-wide 2.35:1, 1.3-gain screen. Though it’s hard to tell just by eye (and on such bright content), but the native contrast ratio seemed at least as good, if not better, than the 5020.
The various versions will be available in October. The Pro Cinema 6030UB will be $3,499.
The 5030UB and 5030UBe (wireless) will be available for $2,599 and $2,899 respectively.
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