Posted on July 18, 2022 By Philip Boyle
The Epson EB-PU1008W is a WUXGA 8,500-lumen 4K-enhanced laser projector that accepts the full range of 4K content. This projector is designed for large venues, but its compact size and lightweight make it a great solution for various scenarios. The EB-PU1008W sells for an MSRP of $10,593.
Epson currently offers a total of seven laser projectors in its P-series lineup. Brightness ranges from 6,000 lumens delivered by the EB-PU1006W up to 10,000 lumens provided by the recently announced EB-PU2010B/W. Most of the projectors, including this projector I am reviewing, are available in a black or white chassis. None of these P series projectors come with a lens in the box, but Epson makes various lenses that support this series. I’ll provide more details in the lens section of this review.
The Epson EB-PU1008W delivers up to 8,500 lumens and 20,000 hours of light source life thanks to the projector’s high-powered laser-light engine. The EB-PU1008W could be the perfect projector for the unique challenges associated with large-venue events. While this projector’s light output is impressive, there is much more to this display than its brightness. The EB-PU1008W is also tremendously flexible, making it an excellent solution for a variety of applications.
As with all Epson 3LCD projectors, it produces as many color lumens as white lumens, ensuring a bright, vibrant image for large-venue events such as concerts and stage performances, among others.
The EB-PU1008W’s native resolution is WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) and uses Epson’s 4K Enhancement Technology which shifts the three LCD imagers two times (1,920 x 1,200 pixels x 2). Epson says this technology delivers a higher-than-WUXGA displayed resolution to produce crystal-clear, lifelike images.
The EB-PU1008W offers projectionists eleven different motorized lenses to choose from for installation flexibility. These optional lenses include ultra-short-throw, short-throw, middle-throw, and long-throw lenses. A tool-free, quick-release lever enables fast, easy lens exchange.
The EB-PU1008W has wired LAN and HDBaseT for running audio, video, and control signals to the projector from a distance of up to 328 feet (100 meters). There is also a DVI-D connector and an HDMI input that supports HDCP 2.3. The EB-PU1008 accepts a wide range of video signals, including 4K content. The projector also features one RS-232c connector and a wired remote control input.
Epson offers six software tools, this includes mobile applications, for the EB-PU1008. These programs include Epson Projector Management software which is designed to provide network control and monitoring of the projector, and the Epson Projector Professional Tool (EPPT) software designed to simplify multiple-projector setups. These tools help operators control, configure and push content to multiple projectors individually or simultaneously via a wired or wireless network. These utilities provide the projectionist with advanced features such as edge blending. In the software section of my review, I’ll go into more detail regarding all the Epson software options compatible with this projector.
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