Epson Home Cinema 4000
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Epson's Home Cinema 4000 projector has enough brightness to produce a crisp picture even with some room lights on.
While 4K TVs are flying off our shelves, we haven't yet seen a similar surge in the popularity of 4K projectors, mainly due to their high price tags. Recently, Epson's 4K-compatible Home Cinema 4000 has moved that needle a little bit. It uses smart engineering to set new standards for picture quality in its price range.
The Home Cinema 4000 is a 1080p projector that accepts native 4K content, including movies and shows encoded with HDR (High Dynamic Range). These capabilities result in superior picture quality compared to typical 1080p projectors. With the 4000 in your home theater setup you can enjoy 4K and HDR-enhanced content at a fraction of the price of a true 4K projector.
The 4000's built-in video upscaling helps standard Blu-ray discs look amazing, too. And you'll want to dig out your favorite DVD titles, too, because Epson's Super Resolution "smart sharpening" feature gives standard-definition video sources a cleaner, clearer look.
The 4000's extra-sharp, detailed picture is the result of Epson's 4K Enhancement Technology, which shifts each pixel diagonally by half a pixel to provide a sharper image. This allows the Home Cinema 4000 to render 4K content clearly with remarkable detail, for a bright, crisp image.
Movies and shows that are encoded with HDR give you incredibly vivid image color, brightness, and detail when displayed through a compatible projector. HDR is available on nearly all Ultra HD Blu-ray titles, as well as select 4K programming from streaming services like Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu — and the list is growing. Use a 4K Blu-ray player to feed your 4000 projector and enjoy an amazing picture for both high-def and 4K sources.
Many high-performance projectors are designed for use in darkened or dimly lit rooms. That's fine if you have a dedicated home theater, but if you don't it can be a limitation. The 4000 has enough light power to handle real-world family rooms, home theaters with really big screens, and situations where others in the room need to keep some lights on.
The 4000's brightness also comes in handy for 3D viewing since 3D glasses tend to dim the picture a bit. Most TV-makers have eliminated 3D from their sets, but Epson celebrates it. Three of the projector's picture settings are dedicated to 3D, so you can enjoy a gorgeous 3D picture without changing the settings for watching in 2D. If you're able to make your room really dark, you'll want to use one of the projector's lower light settings, and turn on the "auto iris" feature, which optimizes black level and contrast for each scene.
For spontaneous or "event" viewing, the 4000 sets up easily on a table or shelf. Or you can use an optional ceiling mount for a more permanent installation. Horizontal and vertical "lens shift" allow you to position the projector off-center and still get a perfectly true image. Two HDMI inputs — one of which is HDCP 2.2 capable — are available for your high-definition sources.
For the best picture quality from this 4K-compatible projector, we recommend using a 4K-rated projector screen.
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Average Customer Review(s):
This is a fantastic upgrade from our 1080P projector! This unit's fan is loud at startup but is barely audible once it is playing. Unfortunately 4K contents are still not widely available. So enjoy it's upscaling capability instead. Love the remote autofocus and lens adjustment! This unit is helfty in weight and big in size, compared to our old projector. We needed to purchase a different mount for it. With a dedicated home theater room with no window, we have to run in eco mode and reduced brightness to 40%. Crutchfield is great with customer service and fast shipping!
Pros: Ease of use and superb image quality compared to our old 1080p projector
Cons: Lots of heat generated from unit
The Epson Home Cinema 4000 has been great. If you are new to projectors, there is wide difference among brands with respect to mounting options. Many of the 4K models that are out today offer no or limited lens shift, which means you must mount the projector directly in line with the screen. That was not an option for me because I have 2 kids and the phrase "don't touch" is considered a challenge. This model has fantastic lens shift and the picture on my 125" acoustically transparent 1.0 gain screen is simply amazing. The 4K enhancement of 1080p sources is gorgeous, and native 4K content is just stunning. Light control is an important consideration with a projector, and while I do have some daytime ambient light that I cannot eliminate, the projector easily has surpassed my expectations. I was on the fence between this model and the more expensive 5040UB, and ultimately decided that in a multiuse family room, the HC4000 was a better choice and I have been extremely happy with my decision.
Pros: Best in class mounting options, amazing picture, great for a family room with some ambient light, very quiet
Cons: The unit is large so make sure you have room for it where you intend to mount it, HDMI input does not run full 18Gb/s bandwidth (this only matters if you intend on running 4K @ 60fps. 4K @ 30fps works great).
Going from am epson 8350 to this was a night and day difference, the picture was brighter, clearer, and the blacks are darker. I am truly blown away at the picture quality, my gear includes a 9.2.2 setup with an oppo 103, Denon 4200W, and two emotiva power amps.
Pros: Picture quality quiet settings options looks
Cons: No cons, it's big but it looks badass.
The picture is amazing and it is very quite.
First projector purchased; however, after researching options for nearly 6 months, discussing with friends and neighbors about their setup I chose to move forward with a higher priced option and SO glad I did. The difference is amazing. Completely satisfied with the image quality and overall performance of this projector.
Pros: Easy to use and setup, image quality
Love this projector! Very easy to set up. Has a great picture!
Looks like a good projector.
Excellent choice for us. Have enjoyed our Theater Room. Started with the projector at the back of the room, then changed to the ceiling mount.
Excellent projector. First ordered the Optoma UHD 60 but returned it. Great picture and easy to adjust.
I did quite a bit of research before buying. I really contemplated the 5040UB for the higher lumen count, but being in a basement I didn't think it was needed. I'll save the price difference and apply it to a until when the 4k projectors become more reasonable. Overall I'm very happy with the item!
Pros: Image quality, no rainbow, dependable
Cons: Only complaint is there size, but I knew that coming in.
Excellent picture. Plenty of inputs & outputs, adjustment options and bright enough to view in daylight with all our windows uncovered. The instructions are comprehensive, though appear intimidating at first. Used with our surround sound box. Plugs right in to replace our previous projector. Have no idea about the sound of the projector's speakers.
Pros: See my comments.
Cons: No cons noted yet. We've been using it only a couple of weeks.
This is an incredible projector. Especially for the price point. While it's not a native 4k you wouldn't know it by looking at it. I streamed some 4K stuff from the Roku Streaming Stick and it just looks incredible. This projector is capable of 1080p HDR and 4K HDR @ 24 and 30hz. You won't get 4K HDR @ 60hz but it's a small drawback of this projector. I didn't buy the projector for 4K content I primarily wanted it for 1080p. The up-scaling ability better than I thought it would be. Makes 1080p look very close to 4k. Colors are vivid and contrast is excellent. Performs good in ambient light but like all projectors really excels in the dark. Quiet as a mouse while in ecomode. Plus Crutchfield support is great!
Pros: What I love about it: 1) 4K enhancement ability and able to accept 4K signals and output them at a perceivable 4k using pixel shift technology. 2) HDR 3) 20db loudness in ecomode. Can't even hear it 1 foot above my head. In high power it's noticeable but not distracting. 4) 140,000-1 contrast ratio 5) Fully motorized lens shift control, horizontal and vertical and ability to save presets.
Cons: What's not so good? 1) Huge size! It's a beast at 35lbs.
We are very happy and impressed with the Epson Home Cinema 4000. With a minimalist design, vents on the front and a black lens ring and video inputs on the back, and an all-white exterior, it looks very clean. It creates a spectacular picture and despite lacking true 4K, the images were stunningly clear and detailed with impressive color depth. We found the picture bright enough to use in a room with ambient light. And with the inclusion of a lens with powered focus, zoom, position, it is quite handy if you choose to ceiling mount the projector which is out of reach. Also, a call out to the team @ Crutchfield, who patiently answered all my questions and helped me identify the right projector most suitable to my budget and requirements. Thanks once again to the Crutchfield team.
Very happy with the Epson Home Cinema 4000. I finally upgraded my component based system to HDMI (yes, I *really* have been living in a cave...) so, it was a combination of a new receiver, AV source devices (Roku Ultra and Apple TV 4k) and of course, the projector. It isn't true 4k - so, if you're expecting that - be prepared to shell out at least $5k. But, the colors are gorgeous, blacks are dark, high fidelity and little lag if you're a gamer. Oh, and super easy to set-up. Overall, I think it is a great deal for this price/performance in a mid to high-ish system.
One of the best home theater projector I have owned. Very bright and colorful. Blacks are deep and image is spectacular. The 4K enhancement is exactly as described. 3D projection is bright, colorful and more realistic than the movie theater. Totally blown away by the 3D image and depth, with lots of adjustment. Cannot distinguish from real 4K. Epson did pull this off keeping the price low and affordable.
Great projector!!!.... I upgraded from my 2030 Epson to 4000 and the change was huge!!!! Epson 4000 is a beast!!!! Unbeatable.... At the same time the experience with Crutchfield was awesome!!! This is my first time with Crutchfield and I had no much expectation other than their unbeatable price!!! I have become a fan of Crutchfield after I see the prices listed for some of my wanting products. The prompt delivery and their customer service are much appreciated. I will definitely recommend Crutchfield and this will be my first checkpoint for any electronic shopping.
Overall very good Flexible great remote lense features BIG unit, ok on ceiling picture good out of the box Remote apps (phone and computer) ok Menu a bit clunky to navigate Good memory options A bit more stray light than expected for wide aspect movies
Pros: Easy to set up Good flexibility Plenty of light in eco mode
Cons: BIG some stray light
Great projector for the money. Pros: - 4Ke: using Xbox One S, it supports 4K HDR 4:2:2 10-bit input. Although it's native 1080p, the picture looks "4K" sharp and the colors are vibrant with HDR movies. As of this writing, a native 4K projector would cost you 4x or more. - Brightness: even on the ECO setting, the projector gets quite bright - Motorized lens shift vertical and horizontal... definitely good for ease of setup - Motorized lens cover - 3D capable at a time when manufacturers are starting to drop this feature (I do wish it was passive instead of active 3D) Cons (all minor): - Large form-factor so make sure you have the space to accommodate - No built-in wireless or smart features - Black levels aren't the best in class but that's expected at this price range - No 3D glasses included - White chassis. I would have preferred a dark gray or black chassis so it blends in dark home theater environment - Replacement bulb costs are not cheap. According to some online reviews, they can cost in the hundreds. Almost like the printer-cartridge business where they rip you on replacements. Hope the original bulb lasts the rated hours and longer.
Several weeks now and this projector has definitely lived up to the hype. I'm glad I spent the money upgrading to this after researching for several weeks. It has excellent color depth and works with the lights on but is phenomenal quality with a dark room. I highly recommend it.
|Aspect Ratio||16:9, 4:3|
|Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Approximate Lamp Life||4000 hrs (5000 ECO)|
|Bulb Wattage||250 watts|
|Brightness (in ANSI Lumens)||2200white/2200color|
|Vertical Lens Shift||Yes|
|Horizontal Lens Shift||Yes|
|Vertical Keystone Correction||Yes|
|Horizontal Keystone Correction||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home or Carry-in|
|Total Video Inputs||2|
|Wireless HDMI Input||No|
|Component Video Inputs||None|
|Composite Video Inputs||None|
|USB Media Port||No|
Epson 3LCD, 3-Chip Technology: The Epson Home Cinema 4000 projector utilizes Epson's own 3LCD, 3-chip technology for amazing color, incredible detail and solid reliability. 3LCD's 3-chip architecture dedicates an entire chip to process each primary color - red, green, and blue, continuously. Unlike single-chip technology that delivers color sequentially, you get full-time color. The result is vibrant, realistic images and video all delivered with 3LCD's true-to-life color.
Projection Lamp (Fan Cooled): The projector uses a 250-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately 4000 hours in the Normal mode, 5000 hours in ECO mode, or 3500 hours in High mode. The lamp (Part # V13H010L89) and air filter (Part # V13H134A39) are the only user-serviceable parts. The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan. The fan noise level is 31dB in Normal mode and 20dB in ECO mode. If the projector is to be used at an altitude above 4921 feet (1500 meters), the High Altitude Mode should be turned on so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high altitude air pressure.
Smart Motorized Lens: The smart motorized lens offers a powered optical zoom and powered focus with a F-number of 2.0-3.0, Focal Length of 22.5-46.7mm, and Zoom Ratio of 1-2.1. You can preset up to 10 positions of focus, zoom, and lens shift.
Projection Image & Distance: The Home Cinema 4000 projector can produce an image that is adjustable from 50" to 300" (measured diagonally). The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide range of placement possibilities (from 58.3" to 747.6") for a given screen size. The distance at which you place the projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the image. The image size increases the farther the projector is from the screen, but can also vary depending on the zoom factor, aspect ratio, and other settings.
|Aspect Ratio||Screen Or Image Size||Projection Distance (wide to tele)|
|16:9||50"||58 - 123"|
|60"||70 - 148"|
|80"||94 - 198"|
|100"||118 - 248"|
|150"||178 - 373"|
|200"||238 - 498"|
|250"||297 - 623"|
|300"||357 - 748"|
High Brightness & Ultra Black Contrast: In the normal mode, the Home Cinema 4000 outputs 2200 lumens of white light and 2200 lumens of color light for bright, balanced colorful images. Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118. The projector is capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 140,000:1 for rich detail in both bright and dark scenes
Auto Iris: The Auto Iris system constantly controls the light output based on the gamma and black/white levels of the projected content to give you perfectly adjusted images and deepest blacks. Using the remote, you can select either Normal or High Speed to indicate how quickly you would like the projector to respond to changes in the brightness of the image.
Native 1080p Resolution with 4K Enhancement: The Home Cinema 4000 has a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) with 4K Enhancement. Epson's 4K Enhancement Technology delivers astonishing picture quality with every subtle intricacy is captured. 4K Enhancement Technology shifts each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution and surpass Full HD image quality.
Dual HDMI Inputs: The Home Cinema 4000 is equipped with two HDMI inputs that support 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 4K video signals. Because the 4000 only has a native resolution of 1080p, it has to use Epson's 4K Enhancement video processing technology that upscales the image to ultra-HD 4K.
Note: The projector features a USB-A (300mA) port for connecting an optical HDMI cable that requires USB power.
3D-Ready: Epson's advanced Bright 3D Drive technology enhances the brightness giving you theater-quality 3D images in your home. To view 3D content, you must first connect a 3D-compatible video device to one of the HDMI ports. You will also need a pair of Epson RF Active Shutter 3D glasses (ELPGS03, sold separately) for each viewer. The projector's 2D-to-3D Conversion setting will even transform 2D images to 3D content.
PC Input: You can also connect your Windows or Mac computer to the projector via VGA (D-Sub, 15-pin). The Projector's VGA input will support 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 768, 1366 x768, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 1024, and 1600 x 900 video images.
Optional Network Adapter: You can send images wirelessly from your Windows PC or Mac computer to the projector via a WiFi network. To do this, you must install the Epson 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN module (sold separately) into the projectors USB-A port, and then set up the projector and your computer for wireless projection.
Epson iProjection App (requires network adapter): Epson iProjection is an intuitive mobile projection app for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0+. Epson iProjection makes it easy to project images and files wirelessly from your compatible mobile device to the Epson projector. You'll be able to move about the room and effortlessly display content from your Apple iOS or Android device on the big screen. Key features include -
- Supported Formats & Activities: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, Office 2003 or later), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, Office 2003 or later), Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx, Office 2003 or later), Keynote (.key), Adobe PDF(v1.7) (.pdf, Acrobat 8 compatible or later), .JPG, and .PNG.
- Activities Not Supported: The Epson iProjection app does not support video playback, PowerPoint and Keynote animations, or mirroring.
Image Settings: Settings on the Image menu let you adjust
the aspect ratio, color, and quality of your image for the input source you are
using. The available settings depend on the currently selected input source.
Picture-In-Picture: The Home Cinema 4000's Picture-In-Picture (PIP) mode allows you to simultaneously project two video images from two different HDMI sources next to each other. The second HDMI video source appears as a sub-screen in the corner of the main HDMI source image; you can swap the images. You cannot use Picture-In-Picture while projecting 3D or 4K images.
Remote Control: The Epson Home Cinema 4000 can be operated from its control panel, the included IR remote, HDMI-CEC, your computer, or a 3rd party automation system (sold separately).
Trigger Output: The projector has a 3.5mm Trigger Output port which delivers a 12-volt signal (max 200 mA) to lower your motorized projector screen while the projector is powered on.
Sleep Mode: The projector turns off automatically when no video signal is received for a preset amount of time. You can set the sleep mode to 5, 10, or 30 minutes.
Mounting Options: The Home Cinema 4000 can be placed on a tabletop or inverted and mounted on the ceiling. It can be used for front or rear projection. For tabletop use, you can adjust the image position by raising or lowering the front feet. For ceiling mounting, you will need an optional projector ceiling mount (sold separately). Nine 4mm threaded screw holes are provided on the bottom for a ceiling mount. A commercially-available Kensington security lock can be attached to the unit to prevent theft when installed in a public location.
Firmware & Software Updates (via USB or LAN): You can download files to update the software of the unit from Epson's Online Support Site. Simply copy the downloaded files to a USB thumbdrive, then insert the USB thumbdrive into the USB port of the projector and perform the update. You can also use Epson's EasyMP Network Updater software to update firmware (for Windows & Mac) over a wired Ethernet (LAN) connection.
Warranty and Extra Care Home Service: The projector is covered by a 2-year parts and labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90 days. Included with the warranty, Epson offers Extra Care Home Service. A replacement unit (in most cases, a refurbished unit) will be shipped to you immediately. (A credit card is required for security deposit.) If it's important that you receive your original projector back, you should use the basic carry-in service instead of Home Service.
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Bryce very clearly explained the features and benefits. [ Patrick Sep 12, 2018 ]
Crutchfield reputation and previous experience with Eason. [ G Jul 23, 2018 ]
After much research I finally decided that the Epson brand and service, replacement lamp cost, lens quality, in addition to the excellent feature set on the Cinema 4000 made it stand out from other 4k pixel shifters currently available at this price point. [ Keith Jan 16, 2018 ]
Recommended by CJ [ CHRISTOPHER Jan 12, 2018 ]
I've been looking for a nice projector for a while. After seeing my brother's, I finally knew what to look for. Every single review I could find on this one was 4 or 5 stars. People raved about the color, brightness, clarity and contrast depth. It also upscales to near 4k and still includes 3D. Seemed like a no brainer. This feels like the projector that I will have for a long time. [ joshua Dec 30, 2017 ]
There are certainly better projectors at the market, but at some point the marginal cost exceeds the marginal value -- for me there just simply wasn't a better bang for the buck. [ Jason Dec 03, 2017 ]
Parker was an excellent help! [ Mark Dec 01, 2017 ]
Flexibility with lens shift, broad throw range, 4K upscaling, good price. [ Fred Sep 30, 2017 ]
Low price [ DUNG Aug 07, 2017 ]
I want to buy 4K projector under 2k .. I came to know about this deal and jumped on it. [ P Aug 06, 2017 ]
better value than 5040 [ steve Jul 22, 2017 ]