The Epson Home Cinema 5040UB review deals with the LCD projector, meaning that the bulb should last over thousands of hours before replacement will be necessary. It’s also remarkable for its great picture quality, 4K upscaling, and 3D capability.
The projector’s average throw distance for a 150-inch and 16:9 diagonal image is approximately 14.75–31 feet. The unit can be installed close to the screen due to the adjustments that remove color fringing. However, it’s reasonable to use a calculator on the manufacturer’s website to reveal the projector’s optimal throw distance.
To hook it up to the video device (TV, Blu ray, etc.), remove the lid from the back panel and use the HDMI port. Switch on the video equipment and plug in the projector. Press the power button on the projector or the “On” button on the remote control.
The 5040UB also has a USB port, but it’s designed for optional wireless LAN module and firmware updates.
The Epson Home Cinema 5040UB specs include a 6-piece 2.1x zoom lens that ensures high-quality 4K performance. This system features motorized zoom, a wide range of the lens shift, and focus. Besides, it comes with the Memory feature to save 10 lens positions and adjust all the settings with a command for Constant Image mode.
The device comes with HDMI 2.0 inputs to carry 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. So, it can expand color gamut offered in the UltraHD format. It also takes a true 4K input signal and processes it with 1080p native resolution elements plus pixel shifting to reach the 4K quality. The effect is great since this model uses hardware interpolation to approximate a high-resolution signal instead of software interpolation to upscale a lower-resolution one.
The unit has a very sharp focus, clear picture with a wide gamut, and well-balanced colors. The brightness is so high that one can run the projector in ECO mode and the picture still will be bright. It also has an HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode that is commonly used for high-resolution videos and gaming. Since gaming consoles require HDMI connection, the unit’s HDMI ports were upgraded to reduce the input lag up to 30ms making the 5040UB a good gaming projector.
The unit features good 3D quality for the whole picture (not only some parts of the image) without ghosting effects.
This model supports any format of the video (16:9, 4:3 or 2.35). It’s necessary to use the lens shift, zoom, and focus to match the projector with the desired source. Consider acquiring the largest screens since they can accommodate different sources.
The device lacks speakers that makes it necessary to hook it up to some external sources of the audio signal.
The heat disperses through multiple vents automatically without the internal fan. That’s why the projector works quietly.
The unit comes in white only. It is large (20.5 x 17.7 x 7.6 inches) and it has several mounting options available. It’s a heavy model that makes it unsuitable for carrying. The unit can be installed upright on a table or shelf or it can be hung upside down from a ceiling mount. There is no mounting hardware included with the projector.
The Epson home cinema 5040ub projector features image quality that rivals true 4K models that are far more costly. The unit can save its brightness and sharpness even if the light is on in the room. Its 3D and gaming performances are great.