Epson 3LCD, 3-Chip Technology: The Epson PowerLite Home
Cinema 5040UBE 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
Cinema Lens: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UBE'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.
- 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 screen.
- 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
5040UBE 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 5040UBE outputs 2500 lumens of white light and 2500
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
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 5040UBE 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.
4K+HDCP 2.2+HDR Compatible: There are two HDMI inputs on the projector that support 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 4K/60Hz
video signals. Because the 5040UBE 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.
- 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 5040UBE 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
Note: The projector features a USB-A (300mA) port for
connecting an optical HDMI cable that requires USB power.
WirelessHD Transmmitter: The Home Cinema 5040UBe also allows
you to wirelessly stream Full-HD 1080p and ultra-HD 4K (non-HDCP 2.2) content
from video devices to the projector. The supplied WirelessHD transmitter
operates in the 60 GHz band and should be placed within 32' of the projector.
- 4 HDMI Inputs: The WirelessHD Transmitter features four
HDMI inputs for connecting your Satellite/Cable Box, Blu-ray/DVD player,
Game Console, and other HDMI-compatible sources. The HDMI inputs support
480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 4K/30Hz (non-HDCP 2.2) video signals. You can
even connect an MHL-compatible smartphone or tablet to the HDMI 4/MHL (IN)
port on the WirelessHD Transmitter.
- HDMI & Optical Output: The WirelessHD Transmitter is
also equipped with an HDMI output and optical digital output to connect the
sources to your TV (the WirelessHD transmitter only outputs 2ch audio).
- The WirelessHD Transmitter's HDMI jacks do not support the latest
HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so they will not
support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video
services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
- The WirelessHD Transmitter's HDMI jacks do support 4K 50/60Hz or 4K
- If you're using an AV receiver, the preferred hookup is to connect
your AV sources to your home theater receiver first, then go out from
the receiver to the WirelessHD transmitter, and then to the TV. This
configuration allows you to retain multichannel playback, since the
WirelessHD transmitter downconverts multichannel audio to 2-channel.
- When projecting in Wireless HD, the
following video signals do not support Deep Color - 1080p 50/60Hz (2D) &
1080p 24Hz (3D), 720p 50/60Hz (3D), & 1080p 50/60Hz (3D).
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 5040UBE 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 (2D only).
- 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
- 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 interpolation.
- 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 projecting 3D.
- 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 5040UBE'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
Remote Control: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UBE 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 5040UBE'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
- RS-232C Port: There is also a RS-232C port for
connecting the projector to a 3rd party A/V controller or automation system
Epson iProjection App: 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 -
- QR code easy pairing is now supported.
- Display documents loaded in the Epson iProjection app on your mobile
- Display web pages and images stored in the "Photo" library of your
- Use the built-in projector remote control feature to control input
sources, AV mute, freeze, audio settings, operate menu, zoom by finger with
Touchpad and more.
- Send files from your email or cloud storage apps to the iProjection app.
- Marker function enables highlighting and annotation of projected photos
and documents and also saving annotation to your device
- 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
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 5040UBE 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): 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.