Epson’s new 4K PRO UHD projector technology
Epson has revealed its 4K PRO-UHD projector technology, which combines brightness, colour and detail to deliver a 4K experience for both the professionally installed home theatre and DIY home entertainment enthusiast.
The 4K PRO-UHD combines three key technologies developed to power Epson’s latest generation of projectors, starting with the just-launched EH-TW8400, EH-TW9400 and EH-TW9400W.
The new range avoids software processing and instead deploys a combination of dedicated high power hardware processors – one each for resolution enhancement, HDR and image processing. This allows the projector to always perform to the very best of its ability, without sharing resources or processing power and without compromising signal or image quality.
The high quality brightness can be attributed to HDR10 (High Dynamic Range 10) and 100% balanced colour brightness. The range was specifically designed so that movies can be shown the way they were meant to be seen — on the big screen, with no rainbow effect creating an immersive viewing experience.
4K PRO-UHD colours are thanks to the core 3LCD panel technology that powers all Epson projectors – whereby each primary colour has its own, dedicated LCD panel – and an exceptionally wide colour gamut.
4K PRO-UHD also delivers dramatic detail by employing a new, accelerated version of its pixel shifting technology, dedicated hardware 12-bit digital signal processing and an advanced aspheric glass lens system.
The EH-TW8400 is HDR10 compliant to take advantage of HDR content while delivering equal colour and white brightness. It can also display the full DCI-P3 colour gamut in Digital Cinema Mode, an extreme level of colour performance that is 50% wider than typical 1-Chip Rec. 709 projectors.
Some of the Epson EH-TW8400 series key features include; 1920x1080x2 resolution, 10-bit (12-bit digital colour processing), improved pixel-shifting precision for 4K enhancement, 2,600lm – colour and white brightness, up to 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and HDR10 compatibility.
The EH-TW9400 offers everything the EH-TW8400 offers and more, with enhanced features and specifications. Its sibling, the EH-TW9400W (where the W stands for wireless) enjoys the same specs and amazing images without running HDMI connections directly to the projector.
The EH-TW9400 and EH-TW9400W’s HDR and black contrast, full 10-bit colour processing, 1,200,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2,600lm of high white and colour light deliver a wide range of colour and detail in both bright and dark scenes.
There’s also a significant wide lens shift of ±96.3% vertical and ±47.1% horizontal and 2.1:1 zoom with powered adjustment to help with easy installation and 5,000 hours of lamp life.
For more information on the Epson’s new 4K PRO-UHD projector range go to: www.epson.com.au/4KPROUHD