The Epson Home Cinema 4010 is a 2,400 lumen, 4K capable projector with support for HDR. That 2,400 lumens is bright enough for living rooms and media rooms with moderate control over ambient light, and will, of course, be at home in dedicated home theaters. Epson claims that the Home Cinema 4010 can reproduce 100% of the P3/BT.2020 color space – a claim we have seen from many a manufacturer this year at CEDIA.
Thus far, no projector has reached 100%, and that number has been virtually unattainable. At Projector Reviews, the jury is still out on whether any of these projectors will be able to hit that claim. We’ll wait until we get one of these, or the PC4050, in for review and sent out to our calibration expert to pass judgement. As far as specs go, however, the HC4010 is looking good.
Speaking of those specs, the Epson Home Cinema 4010, of course, supports 4K content and HDR10. The contrast ratio is 200,000:1, and, like the PC4050, boasts a low Delta E for accurate color reproduction. Delta E is a metric for understanding how the human eye perceives color difference. The term delta comes from mathematics, meaning “change in a variable or function.” The suffix E references the German word Empfindung, which broadly means “sensation.” Simply put, look at Delta E as a measure of grayscale/color accuracy.