This 4K HDR Projector & 100 Inch Screen Combo Means Deadly Home Theater
Stephan Jukic – February 1, 2018
4K TVs are awesome. There’s no doubt at all about that, and the bigger the TV you can get your hands on, the better, especially if it comes with full blown high dynamic range technology for both color and contrast. However, with televisions like these, size can only go so far (unless you’re willing to spend an insane fortune on a mega 4K TV), and an even more grandoise home theater experience requires something a bit more exotic.
Obviously enough, this would be a 4K HDR projector and Epson has just then model for serious movie fans who want a mix of decent pricing and one seriously Theater-like home theater experience. The fairly new Epson Home Cinema 4000 4K projector will not only blow you away with the crispness of its visuals, it also seriously delivers on raw display space, with the ability to create a high contrast, rich color visual experience even at projection sizes that reach over 100 inches in size.
We should note here that the Epson Cinema Home 4000 isn’t a true native 4K projector. Instead it uses pixel shifting technology to create an upscaled image from a 1080p sensor. One the one hand, this won’t quite match the sharpness of true native 4K as you’d see it in a UHD TV but we can guarantee that the picture clarity is still way better than what you’d get from any HD TV or projector screen and best of all, this same pseudo 4K resolution technology lets this model sell for one seriously reasonable price. It still offers full HDR color support just like any HDR TV or native 4K projector and the 4000 model completely supports all streamed, 4K Blu-ray and other sources of ultra HD HDR content.
To take things even further for a truly optimal experience however, pairing this particular upscaled 4K projector with a professional projection display screen in the 100 inch range will truly deliver some of biggest and best color, contrast and picture quality results you could hope for in your living room at the kind of prices we’re talking about here. This is where the combo part comes in. The Home Cinema 4000 goes perfectly with the 100 inch Spectrum pro projection screen from the brand Elite Screens. Combine the two together and you’ll get your hands on a home theater experience which is nearly the equal of what a gigantic 4K ultra HD TV would offer but at a ridiculously low fraction of its cost.
Now, since you probably want a few more meaty details, here are some of the key specs and features for both of these gadgets, courtesy of Amazon and available at superb prices right now.
Epson’s Home Cinema 4000 “4K” HDR projector:
- Epson PRO-UHD with 4K Enhancement Technology (1) — accepts 4K UHD content and upscales non-4K content to deliver amazing lifelike images with resolution that exceeds Full HD.
- Advanced, 3-Chip, 3LCD Design — 3LCD technology ensures no color wheel, no white segment and no rainbow effect.
- HDR10 (2) High Dynamic Range and Rich Black Contrast — full 10-bit color output and a contrast ratio up to 140,000:1 deliver an extraordinary range of color and detail in both bright and dark scenes.
- L*a*b* Ultra Wide Color Gamut — delivers 100% of the 3 dimensional DCI-P3 color gamut (3), the digital cinema standard, with 50% wider color gamut than Rec. 709.
- 100% Balanced Color Brightness — 2,200 lumens of equal color and white brightness (4) for vibrant, rich color, even in rooms with ambient light.
The Elite Screens Spectrum 100 inch (diagonal) 16:9 Aspect Ratio Electric motorized 4K-ready drop-down Projection Screen
- 100-inch Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio. View Size: 49.0″ H x 87.2″ W. Overall Size: 61.1″ H x 100.2″ W. Black Case.
- Screen Material: MaxWhite, 1.1 Gain. 4K Ultra HD and Active 3D Projection Ready. Fully black backed front projection screen material featuring a 180 degree viewing angle. Mildew resistant and easy to clean with soap and water. Compatible with all Standard UHD/HD projectors *Not compatible with Ultra/Short Throw Projectors.
- Ships fully assembled, plug and play ready, features a durable casing that easily installs to your wall or ceiling with the included installiton kit.
- Includes: Infrared (IR) Remote, Detachable 3-Way Wall Switch, and 12V Trigger Cable.Black masking enhances picture contrast
- 2-Year Manufactures Warranty and Lifetime Product Support by Elite Screens; a ISO9001 manufacturer since 2004.