Until recently, there were two very distinct categories of projector: 4K, and everybody else. Sony had a firm grip on the ultra-elite market, producing just three projectors that could actually display at 4K for the cool price of $10,000 a pop (or more).
Now however, as technology always does, the price is finally starting to come down a bit for a new class of projector like the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB. This is a projector which features what the company refers to as “4K enhancement”, a form of upscaling that brings the quality up and the costs down for those who want a 4K home theater system but don’t have $10k laying around in spare change.
But how does 4K enhancement stand up to true 4K, and is it worth the extra cost? Read on in our Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB review to find out!
Summary: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB is one of the best looking projectors on the market today, one that gets you near-4K quality at a fraction of the cost of standard 4K projectors.
What We Liked
- Spectacular image quality in all tests
- Gaming performance was great
- 4K quality was apparent at medium viewing distance
What We Didn’t
- Big, bulky profile
- No speakers
- Runs loud and hot
By Chris Stobing
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