At CEDIA 2018, Epson announced their new Pro Cinema 4050 home theater projector. This exciting new projector offers improved pixel shifting from their previous models, such as the Epson Home Cinema 4000 and 5040UB, made possible by utilizing the new PRO-UHD 3LCD chip. Epson advertises this model as having a wider color gamut, reaching 100% of P3/BT.2020, HDR with balanced color brightness for that extra pop and wow factor. Being 3LCD, the projector delivers the same brightness across all colors, which allows it to combat ambient light better than its DLP counterparts. In this First Look Review, we will explore the hardware and features of the Epson Pro Cinema 4050 and discover just what this new addition to Epson’s home theater lineup has to offer.
Before we get started, you may be asking “Just what is a First Look Review?” Well, a First Look Review is a simple one-page review where we take a close look at the specifications of the projector, along with its features and our thoughts based on what the manufacturer has claimed. This all takes place before our reviewers actually get their hands on this projector. Therefore, these First Look Reviews are a mix of insight and common sense. Of course, we won’t know if the Pro Cinema 4050 will meet our expectations until we actually get it in for testing, but given what we know about similar Epson projectors, we can make some fairly safe assumptions. Let’s start with our First Look Review of the Epson Pro Cinema 4050 home theater projector!