Epson 5040UB – one of the best projectors with support for 4K, HDR and 3D. But this is not a full-fledged image output in 4K Ultra HD resolution. The Epson offers 2500 lumens of brightness. The 5040UB is equipped with two HDMI-outputs, one of which supports HDCP 2.2, and the second - HDCP 1.4. There are also USB and mini USB ports, LAN, RS-232C, and 15-pin D-sub port. It is able to automatically determine the HDR signal and adjust the brightness level for natural image output and the most detailed display of dark and bright shades.
Sony VPL HW45ES is legally in the lead in the class of tube Full HD projectors. In this category, it is the only projector that uses reflective matrices of increased contrast, not to mention Sony's proprietary algorithms for image enhancement. The Sony VPLHW45ES with a rich set of functions allow you to enjoy your favorite movies in 2D and 3D formats. The maximum brightness of 3000 lumens and ensures clear and sharp display when watching movies, even in bright sunlight. Model Sony VPL-HW45ES white will fit into the interior of any home theater or living room. It is compact and easy to install. A low fan noise level will not distract you from the action on the screen.
I had a chance to test these two projectors. Let's try to compare them as much as possible. Sony VPLHW45ES is brighter, it has 500 lumens more. Versus it, Epson 5040UB has a higher contrast (1,000,000: 1 vs 1,200,000: 1). As for the Epson 5040UB – there is no rainbow effect at all, what cannot be said about Sony. 5040UB has excellent image quality. Also, one of the main features of the Epson 5040UB is the 4K Image Enhancement feature. In addition, you can see in the comparison chart and compare the features.
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB overview
Sony VPLHW45ES overview
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