We had another preview of the soon-to-be-released Epson 1080p UB projectors at the recent “State of the CE Union” event hosted by Audioholics.com October 6th. Wow.
New D7 3LCD Panels in Two New Epson Home Theater Projectors
The PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 UB and Pro Cinema 1080 UB projectors are built around the new D7 LCD panels (mentioned in our previous CEDIA roundup 1080p post). These panels not only boost light output, but also dramatically increase the contrast ratio. In the case of the new Epson UB projectors, that translates to an unprecedented 50,000:1 projector contrast ratio. Now we see how “UB” stands for “Ultra Black.” Paired with 12-bit color processing, the new Epson Cinema 1080 UB projectors deliver 68-billion colors that *pop* – true, rich cinema blacks, vivid hues, and crisp, clear highlights. If you don’t like the color out of the box, these projectors also offer six-axis color adjustment for personal fine-tuning of your image.
[ photo: The soon-to-be-released Epson Pro Cinema 1080 UB with anamorphic lens for a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. ]
Both the Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB and Pro Cinema 1080 UB are full HD, 1920 x 1080 resolution. Both are 1600 lumens bright. “What