Epson Firmware Update for the 5040UB, 6040UB and 4040UB

Your projector is the jewel of your home theater, and Epson knows it. The manufacturer is constantly looking to improve upon their products, and has come out with a firmware update for the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, the Pro Cinema 6040UB, and the Pro Cinema 4040UB projectors. In this video, Art Feierman walks us through the process of updating the firmware, and provides a bit of insight as to what the firmware update actually does.

The Epson firmware update relates to HDR, aiming to improve upon it. It adds something called “Auto Bright,” which, when selected, will switch to HDR 1 (most people’s preferred setting for HDR) instead of HDR 2 – a setting most consider to be too dark. Previously, using the Auto setting for HDR would auto-select HDR 2. Art goes over all of that in the video, and why it matters.

Editor’s Note: Again, you’ll want to use the Auto Bright, instead of Auto, if you prefer, as we do, using HDR1. Please look at our calibration page for other adjustments. We have a full set of screenshots, showing all the settings for three viewing modes. A bright mode for 1080 content (and lower), our “best” mode for 1080p content, and a mode for HDR with BT.2020. For example, we significantly change the contrast setting when using Auto Bright, (HDR1), because otherwise, it crushes the near bright areas.

There are two links to follow in order to update your Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB, or Pro Cinema 6040UB, and those can be found below. Enjoy the video!


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Related Reviews

We have reviewed the projectors that are receiving the firmware update. If you would like to take a look, the links are below. Even if you already have purchased your unit, you may find some information here that you didn’t know before.

Epson Home Cinema 5040UB and Pro Cinema 6040UB Projector Review

Epson Pro Cinema 4040UB Projector Review


From the Editor: This video was created as an announcement of Epson’s firmware update for the Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB, and Pro Cinema 4040Ub. It was edited and produced by Nikki Kahl and features Art Feierman, editor of

Videos that are part of the Projector Reviews TV channel are created by Projector Reviews Inc. If we review a projector and it wins one of our awards, it becomes eligible for a video summary. Of course, we can only do a limited number of these videos. In some cases, we will choose a projector review to do a video of. In other cases, a request may come from the manufacturer. As we do with the rest of the content on our website, we offer manufacturers Permissions.

With these paid Permissions, manufacturers can post these videos on their own websites, pass them out to their dealers, and use them for other promotional purposes including trade shows and point-of-sale displays in retail stores. These videos are very short versions of the full review. In just a few minutes worth of video we can’t begin to capture all the information in the review, so we call this a video summary.

If this video is positive and enthusiastic about the projector, is simply because the review itself was positive and enthusiastic. We try to make the videos more fun, a bit less dry, with far less technical detail. Enjoy, but also visit the full review for more depth, even the settings that work best. Thanks! – art

News and Comments

  • Michael Whiting

    Has anyone done any guides around the Epson 6040UB (EH-TW9300) setup for the Apple TV 4K? Really interested in being able to extract the best out of this projector, but at the moment can only get the ATV4K to output at 4KSDR!

    • Brian Hale

      I am having the same problem. Just updated the Epson firmware but did not solved the problem.

      • Michael Whiting

        After posting on another forum, was provided with the solution. If you set the Apple TV 4K manually to 4K 24Hz HDR it works well.

        The Apple TV automatically configures the video output to 4K 60Hz HDR which obviously doesn’t work. Can’t find any mention in the manual that HDR won’t work at 60Hz?

        Haven’t done the Firmware upgrade yet, but hopefully the Auto Bright will help when I do.

        The only issue with the Apple TV 4K is it outputs at the set video setting all the time, so will be in 4K 24hz HDR all the time.

  • David Hindman (3dhindman)

    Just noticed a new firmware 1.11 update is on Epson’s website for 5040UB and others. Do you know what this fixes/enhances? I can’t find the release notes anywhere. Thanks!