Epson has announced the Epson Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD Projector with an improved version of the company's advanced pixel-shifting technology, HDR compatibility, and a reduced price of $2399, down from the $2699 for the Pro Cinema 4040 it replaces. The Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD also boasts automated lens memory to allow constant image height display of multiple aspect ratio sources on 2.4:1 screens without an external anamorphic lens--a rare feature on home theater projectors in this price range.
The Pro Cinema 4050's 15-element all glass lens is an unusual bonus at this price, and the projector offers a long zoom ratio of 2.1:1 as well as extensive horizontal and vertical lens shift to expand placement options. The powered lens allows remote control of zoom, focus, and lens shift, so image adjustments are easy even when the 4050 is ceiling-mounted.
Epson Pro Cinema 4050 key features:
The Pro Cinema 4050 is HDR10 compliant to take advantage of high dynamic range content. It delivers equal color and white brightness,and can display the full DCI-P3 color gamut in Digital Cinema Mode. Contrast is specified as 200,000:1. It is also 3D capable in full HD (1920x1080) mode.
Epson claims that the Epson Pro Cinema 4050 4K PRO-UHD Projector delivers an improved, next generation pixel-shifting technology with associated refinements in video processing that together render a more precise 4K approximation than was achieved by the Pro Cinema 4040. It arrives with a ceiling mount and extra lamp as part of its cost and is covered by Epson's 3-year warranty for the projector and 90 days for the lamp. If service is needed during the warranty period, an exchange unit can be provided within two business days under Epson's Extra Care Home Service policy.