Star Wars Battlefront 2 officially comes out on November 17, 2017, with early access for those who pre-ordered on November 13th. I was one of those people. The early access date happened to line up perfectly with my new Epson Home Cinema 5040UB’s arrival, which graced my doorstep on the Thursday prior. We got everything set up with a new bookshelf, our speakers, our record player and the best of our record collection, as well as all our movies and video games, and some Star Wars Legos to top it off. Awesome. The setup is a millennial dream.
For those of you who don’t know, the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB is a 2,500 lumen home theater projector that accepts 4K content, has great color and excellent black levels for a mere $2,699. This 1080p pixel shifter (1920 x 1080 x2) won the top award in our 2017 Best Home Theater Projectors Report for the $2000 to $3500 range, and was featured in our 2017 Holiday Guide to Four Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000. Since it’s a pixel shifter, it takes the already phenomenal 1080p graphics of Star Wars Battlefront 2 and doubles the pixels for a beautifully sharp image. That the HC5040UB has such great black levels is a major plus for all of those space scenes in the game, which all look really “wow.”