Epson reveals Pro Cinema 6050UB 4K UHD projector

Epson has announced its “most advanced” 4K home theater projector to date, the Pro Cinema 6050UB 4K PRO-UHD. The projector is  designed for custom installation and is available from CEDIA and specialist integrators/dealers at an MSRP of $3,999. The unit includes 2,600 lumens of equal color and white brightness, HDR10, Epson UltraBlack technology and full 10-bit color output.

“Setting the bar with color precision and delivery of immersive 4K content, the Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB offers a level of performance that challenges comparable projectors currently available on the market,” said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. “Equipped with proprietary processors for resolution enhancement, HDR, and image processing, the Pro Cinema 6050UB delivers life-like detail in every scene for an unforgettable home theater viewing experience.”

The beamer includes Epson’s 4K PRO-UHD resolution enhancement technology, and an improved optical engine that the company says generates high color and white brightness, color accuracy, and “dramatic” contrast with HDR10. The 6050UB supports 4K HDR content at a full 60Hz for display of the film content content and next-generation gaming hardware. A claimed contrast ratio up to 1,200,000:1 is augmented by a wide color gamut displaying the entire DCI-P3 color space, and Epson’s proprietary 15-element glass VRX projection lens designed for “zero light leakage.”

Lens shift allows up to ±96 percent on the vertical axis and up to ±47 percent on the horizontal axis. For color reproduction, the new projector features low Delta E and includes ISF and CalMAN pattern generator calibration tools.

Along with the projector, Epson says each box includes a ceiling mount, cable cover and spare bulb. Each unit comes with Epson’s comprehensive service and support program, including toll-free access to Epson’s PrivateLine priority technical support, and free two-business day exchange with Extra Care Home Service. For more information and detailed specs, please click on Epson’s projector home page.

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13 Comments

  1. Gulp!!! I've actually dreamed about this announcement!!! I don't know if I can find a valid reason to wait any longer. This is [almost] exactly what I've been waiting for. I really did want to hold out for "true" 4K (on principle alone if nothing else) but the consumer level models I've seen to date simply lack the lumens I think would be required for optimal 3D, which is important to me. Besides, I doubt the extra pixels would even be perceptible in my case but I still have a little research to do on that point.

    Unless someone can talk me down I might be ready to pull the trigger.

  2. Quite the opposite, John, I want you to get it so that I can live vicariously through you!

    It looks like a beautiful machine. If I had the budget to upgrade, the 5050/6050 series would be my choice.

    In the meantime, I’ll make due with my 5030, which still impresses me.

  3. I think the 6050 comes with spare bulbs.

    This is what comes included:

    • Pro Cinema 6050UB projector
    • Ceiling mount
    • Cable cover
    • Spare lamp
    • Power cord
    • Two HDMI cable clamps
    • Remote control with AA batteries
    • Quick Setup Guide
  4. I can say that the 6040 over the 5040 came with the black paint, an extra bulb, another one or two years warranty and a cable cover in the back of the unit.

    Maybe the 6050 is the same. But I'll keep my 6040 as long as it lasts.

  5. The 5000 and 6000 series mirror each other. The electronics are the same. The 6000 comes in black, with an extra lamp or two, a ceiling mount and a more premium level of customer service that extends for a longer period of time.

    It used to be that the 5000 line was marketed directly to consumers, while the 6000 line could only be purchased through dealers. I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

  6. The 5000 and 6000 series mirror each other. The electronics are the same. The 6000 comes in black, with an extra lamp or two, a ceiling mount and a more premium level of customer service that extends for a longer period of time.

    It used to be that the 5000 line was marketed directly to consumers, while the 6000 line could only be purchased through dealers. I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

  7. The problem with all of these projectors is that they still use bulbs. I’m still holding out hope for an affordable laser projector to finally show up.

  8. Josh Steinberg

    The 5000 and 6000 series mirror each other. The electronics are the same. The 6000 comes in black, with an extra lamp or two, a ceiling mount and a more premium level of customer service that extends for a longer period of time.

    It used to be that the 5000 line was marketed directly to consumers, while the 6000 line could only be purchased through dealers. I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

    Yes, you're correct, Josh, to the best of my understanding. The 6050 is only available through specialist resellers/integrators. It used to be that the black models going back to the 1080p versions, namely 6010/20/30, also had the differentiators of THX certification and an anamorphic squeeze mode, but that's no longer the case.

  9. The 6050 also has a slightly higher [claimed] contrast ratio (due to cherry picking of components on the assembly line) and lockable ISF calibration although I'm not even sure what that means.

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