Epson 3LCD, 3-Chip Technology: The Epson PowerLite Home
Cinema 5040UB 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.
- True-to-Life Colors: 3LCD delivers up to 3x brighter
colors in comparison with 1-chip DLP projectors. Color Brightness (Color
Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color Brightness will
vary depending on usage conditions. Additionally, 3LCD projectors have up to
3x Wider Color Gamut than 1-chip DLP projectors. With its 3-chip design,
3LCD delivers clear and vibrant images that are true-to-life. In contrast to
3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel
that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can
result in color break-up or the "rainbow effect".
- Greater Detail & Contrast: 3LCD projection efficiently
uses light to project to the screen with no color disruption. 3LCD
technology delivers sharper and brighter images with superior grayscale
detail. Grayscale is the shades of gray (from black to white) required for
greater image depth and detail; it allows greater variation in shadows and
brings superior accuracy to color, creating a jaw-dropping, true-to-life
- Energy Efficient: 3LCD projection technology uses light
efficiently to create stunning images. In contrast to 1-chip technology,
3LCD requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness. 1-chip
projectors use a color wheel, which leads to an inefficient design, thereby
causing light loss. 3LCD does not rely on a color wheel. On average, 3LCD
projectors are 25% more energy efficient.
- Simple & Reliable Design: 3LCD systems are reliable and
use a simple optical design which includes 3 chips and 1 prism. Light flows
seamlessly through the system to produce brilliant on-screen colors and
sharp images every time.
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.
Cinema Lens: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB's lens
is designed and manufactured in Japan. It features
a 16-piece glass structure optimized for 4K performance. It 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: If the projected image is not centered in
front of the screen, you can correct the position of the image using the
vertical and horizontal lens shift dials on the top of the projector. The
vertical position can be adjusted by up to +/- 96.3% of the height of the screen,
while the horizontal position can be adjusted by up to +/- 47.1% of the width of the
- Keystone Correction: The vertical keystone buttons, located on the side of the projector, can
correct the shape of the image, if it is not rectangular. Adjustable from -30°
to + 30°. The unit does not have
a horizontal keystone adjustment.
Projection Image & Distance: The PowerLite Home Cinema
5040UB 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.
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 Levels: In the normal
mode, the PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB outputs 2500 lumens of white light and
2500 lumens of color light for bright, balanced colorful images.
(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
1,000,000:1 for deep, dramatic black levels.
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 PowerLite Home Cinema
5040UB 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
Dual HDMI Inputs: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB is equipped with
two HDMI inputs that support 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 4K video
signals. Because the 5040UB only has a native resolution of 1080p, it has to use
Epson's 4K Enhancement video processing technology that upscales the image to
- HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by the projectors HDMI 1 input.
HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is
used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with Ultra HD
Blu-ray players, 4K Satellite/Cable providers, and ultra high definition
online video services.
- HDR: The 5040UB supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) video which
reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels,
bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This
increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed
blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.
- BT.2020: The projector is compatible with the new BT.2020 color
standard which delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of
the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard
selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs
covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
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.
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.
- Aspect Ratio: You can select the following image aspect
ratios, depending on the input signal from your image source. Black bands
and cropped images may project in certain aspect ratios, depending on the
aspect ratio and resolution of your input signal.
- Auto: Automatically sets the aspect ratio according
to the input signal.
- Normal: Displays images using the full projection
area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- Zoom: Displays images using the full width of the
projection area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- Full: Displays images using the full width of the
projection area, but does not maintain the aspect ratio.
- Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB offers
six color modes to optimize viewing for different environments and image
content. The Color Mode adjusts the brightness, contrast, and color for the
best possible picture. A different color mode can be selected for each input
- Dynamic: For projecting the brightest picture available
(2D or 3D).
- Cinema: For viewing movies in a dark room (2D or
- Bright Cinema: For viewing movies in a room
with closed curtains. (2D only).
- Digital Cinema: Projects using
the same color spectrum as digital movie theaters (2D only).
- Natural: For projecting natural, accurate colors in a
dimly lit room (2D only).
- B&W Cinema: For black and white movies projected in a dark room
- Fine Tune Picture: If the image colors don't look
correct, you can adjust them using the following settings.
- Color Convergence (Panel Alignment): You can use the Panel Alignment feature to
manually adjust the color convergence (the alignment of the red, green
and blue colors) in the projected image.
- Color Tone (Color Uniformity): You can use the Color Uniformity feature
to manually adjust the color tone balance in the projected image.
- Manual Adjustments: You can manually adjust the
images Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Tint, Sharpness, and
- Image Enhancements: Use the projector's Image Enhancements to
further enhance the projected video image.
- Frame Interpolation: This setting compares the current
and previous frames, then creates a frame between them to reduce fuzziness
and produce clearer moving images. You can select from 3 levels of frame
- Super Resolution: This setting sharpens blurred images,
enhancing the apparent detail of the image. You can select from 3 levels of
enhancement. Note that intentionally blurred parts of the image, such as
out-of-focus backgrounds, may become sharper. This feature is not available
when projecting 3D.
- Detail Enhancement:
Enhances details to create clear outlines for sharper and more refined
images that are more lifelike. This feature is not available when
- Noise & MPEG Noise Reduction: This setting reduces
flickering of analog images, as well as reduces the noise or artifacts
seen in MPEG video.
Picture-In-Picture: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB'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 PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB can
be operated from its control panel, the included IR remote, HDMI-CEC, your
computer, or a 3rd party automation system (sold separately).
- IR Remote: In addition to the control panel, the
projector can be controlled by the supplied wireless remote control, which has a
range of approximately 32'. The projector has infrared receivers on the
front and rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room.
- HDMI Link: When you connect HDMI CEC-compatible devices,
such as an AV receiver or Blu-ray player, to the projector via HDMI cables, you can
control them using the HDMI-Link control buttons on the projector's remote
control. You can register the devices you want to operate in the HDMI Link
section of the projector's menu.
- Ethernet Jack: The 5040UB's Ethernet (RJ-45) jack allows you to
connect the projector to your network and control it from a compatible web
browser (Internet Explorer 8.0 or later & Safari) on your computer. To
use the projector over a wireless network, install the Epson 802.11b/g/n
wireless LAN module (sold separately) into the projector's USB (type-A)
- RS-232C Port: There is also a RS-232C port for connecting the projector to a 3rd party A/V controller or
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 PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB 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
Firmware & Software Updates (via USB): You can download
files to update the software of the unit from
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
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.