3LCD: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 projector utilizes 3-chip
LCD 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 visual experience
- 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: The projector uses an energy-efficient
260-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately
3,000 hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to
approximately 4,000 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L77) and air filter (Part
#V13H134A41 ) are the only user-serviceable parts.
- Light Optimizer: When Power Consumption is set
to Normal, the lamp brightness is adjusted based on the projected image; you
can set this option for each color mode
- Fan Cooled: The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan. The
fan noise level is 39dB in Normal mode and 31dB 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.
Projection Lens: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 features a
F1.50-2.0 lens with a focal length of 23mm to 38.4mm. It has a manual focus
and a manual zoom ratio of 1.0 to 1.6. The projector does not have a lens shift feature.
Projection Image & Distance: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1440
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 for a given screen size. The projection distance (distance from
lens to screen) range is 57" to 352.4". The distance at which you place the
projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the image. The
projection distance can be determined from this chart:
|Screen Or Image Size
(16:10 Aspect Ratio)
||Projection Distance (wide
||57.5" - 95.9"
||92.9" - 154.2"
||116" - 193.1"
||175.4" - 290.4"
Image Shape: You can project an evenly rectangular image by placing
the projector directly in front of the center of the screen and keeping it
level. If you place the projector at an angle to the screen, or tilted up or
down, or off to the side, you may need to correct the image shape using Keystone
correction, Screen Fit, and/or Quick Corner.
- Screen Fit: You can use the projector's Screen Fit
feature to automatically correct the shape and position of images
to fit on your screen.
- Keystone: The projector automatically compensates for
vertical keystone distortion (+/- 30°) when it is tilted upward or downward.
Manual horizontal keystone adjustments (+/- 20°) can be made using the
top-mounted slide control.
- Quick Corner: You can use the projector's Quick Corner
setting to correct the shape and size of an image that is unevenly
rectangular on all sides.
Note: To provide the best possible image quality, adjust the
projector's position to correct the image shape. If this isn't possible, then
use the Keystone, Screen Fit, and/or Quick Corner setting to correct the image shape.
High Color Light Output: In the normal mode, the PowerLite Home
Cinema 1440 outputs 4,400 lumens of white light and 4,400 lumens of color light
for bright, balanced colorful images. The white light output is measured using
ISO 21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many
competitors. The projector is
capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 10,000:1 for rich detail in dark
1080p Native Resolution: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 has
a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:10 aspect ratio). The total number
of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3.
Multiple Sources: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 has inputs
for multiple sources to give you lots of choices. For connecting to your video
equipment, the unit features two HDMI (Ver.1.4) inputs and a composite video
input with a stereo RCA input. You can also connect your computer to the
projector via the two VGA inputs (D-Sub 15-pin), USB-B input, or two HDMI inputs. There
is also a USB-A port for connecting a USB thumbdrive. The HDMI input is even MHL
compatible for connectivity of select MHL-enabled Android smartphones and
tablets. In addition, there is an Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for network LAN
- HDMI/MHL: The projector's two HDMI 1.4 inputs can be used to connect
home theater equipment, like your Blue-ray player and satellite receiver.
Or, it can be used to connect your Windows PC or Mac computer. The HDMI 1
input is also MHL compatible for connectivity to MHL-enabled Android
devices. To find MHL-certified devices, go to
www.mhlconsortium.org. The HDMI 1.4 inputs support up to 1080p.
- Composite: The composite video input with stereo RCA inputs is
used to connect older AV gear that only feature analog output connectivity
like a VCR. The composite video input supports up to 480i.
- VGA: You can also connect your Windows or Mac computer to the
projector via VGA (D-Sub, 15-pin); each VGA port also features a minijack
(3.5mm) audio input. The Projectors two VGA inputs will support video up to
1920 x 1200. If you connect a computer to one of the projector's VGA ports,
you can also connect an external monitor to the projector's VGA monitor
output. This lets you see your presentation on the external monitor even
when the projected image is not visible.
- USB-B: You can connect your Windows (XP/Vista/7/8/10) PC or Mac
(OS X 10.5.8-10.10.x) computer to the projectors USB-B port. Once your computer is
connected to the projector, your computer will be prompted to download the
Epson USB Display Software.
- USB-A: The projector's USB-A port can be used to
connect a USB thumbdrive for playback of JPEG (8192x8192)/BMP (1280x800)/GIF
(1280x800)/PNG (1280x800) still images and AVI (1280x720) video images. The
USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32.
- Ethernet: You can use the HC1440's Ethernet (RJ-45) port, your
home's WiFi network, and Epson's EasyMP Network Projection software to
project images from your computer to the projector. Sharing the projector
over a network allows you to project images from different computers without
having to change cable connections, as well as project images from a remote
location. Epson's EasyMP Network Projection software is compatible with
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 and Mac OS X 10.4.x-10.0.x.
Image Settings: Settings on the Image menu let you adjust the aspect
ratio and quality of your image for the input source you are currently
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
- Normal: Displays images using the full projection area and
maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- 16:9: Converts the aspect ratio of the image to 16:9.
- 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.
- Native: Displays images as is (aspect ratio and resolution
- 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
- Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 offers four 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 source. You can
select from the following choices:
- Dynamic: Best for projecting in a brightly-lit
room; this is the brightest mode.
- Bright Cinema: Best for movies projected in a brightly-lit
- Cinema: Best for movies projected in a dark room.
- Game: Best for games projected in a brightly-lit room.
- Picture Adjustments: You can manually adjust the images
Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Tint, Sharpness, and Color
- Image Processing: You can adjust image processing speed
& quality. Set to Fine or Fast.
- Progressive: Sets whether to convert
interlaced-to-progressive signals for certain video images. Select Off (for
fast-moving video images), Video (for most video images), or Film/Auto (for
- Noise Reduction: This setting reduces flickering of
analog images. You can select from 3 levels of noise reduction. This is not
be available with a signal input through the PC port.
Split Screen: You can use the split screen feature to simultaneously
project two images from different image sources next to each other. You can
control the split screen feature using the remote control and the projector
menus. While you use the split screen feature, other projector features may not
be available and some settings may be automatically applied to both images.
Built-in Speaker + Audio Output: The Home Cinema 1440 has a
built-in, rear-panel mono speaker (16W). It also features a stereo 3.5mm audio output
to connect an external AV receiver or powered speaker.
Remote Control: The Home Cinema 1440 can be operated from
its control panel, the included IR remote, 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 16'. The projector has infrared receivers on the front and
rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room. If you connect your
computer to the projector via VGA, USB-B, or HDMI, you can set up the remote
control to act as a wireless mouse.
- Network Connection: The HC1440's network connection allows
you to control the projector from a compatible web browser (Internet
Explorer 8.0 or later & Safari) on your computer.
- RS-232C Port: An RS-232C port is included for connecting
the projector to a 3rd party A/V controller or automation system (sold
Mounting: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 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 two rear feet and one front
foot. For ceiling mounting, you will need an optional projector ceiling mount
(sold separately). Three M4 x 9mm 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
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 1 to 30 minutes.
Warranty & 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.