Product Comparison: Optoma UHD60 vs Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

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General Specifications
Home Cinema 5040UB
About the Product
The Optoma UHD60 is a 3,000 lumen 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) home theater projector that delivers breathtaking image quality. HDR10 compatibility with DCI-P3 wide color gamut and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio produce incredible cinematic colors with deeper blacks and brighter whites.
Get exceptional, color-rich performance and immersive images with the Home Cinema 5040UB. Epson® PRO-UHD™ 3LCD home theater projectors deliver a groundbreaking combination of color, contrast and resolution for the ultimate entertainment experience. Every detail comes alive with 4K Enhancement Technology1, which accepts 4K UHD content and upscales non-4K content.
Key Specs
Projection Technology
Image Resolution
3840 x 2160 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
Contrast Ratio
20000 :1
3000 lumens
2500 lumens
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Optoma UHD60 4K Ultra High Definition Home Theater Video Projector
  • Optoma resolution is just great, so happy with it. 4K really is razor sharp, of course, blacks could be better. But by no means a dealbreaker, depending on how fussy you are.
  • HDR generally works surprisingly well..especially with gaming, and my fave UHD discs
  • HDR auto mode is fantastic. It recognizes HDR and enables HDR mode with a little HDR symbol for a couple seconds in the top right.
  • I love the projector when it comes to 4K content especially UHD Blu-Ray.
  • Light around the image. There is a 3-6" (depending on your screen size, my screen is 120") empty light bleed around the entire image. I don't have black borders on my screen and the light ring is noticing and distracting.
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB Home Theater Projector with 4K Enhancement
  • 4k enhance is pretty badass and it has a 1-5 level, given your preference.
  • Sharp and bright 4k experience, it’s an epic viewing and it’s something that I can’t honesty emphasize in writing.
  • Giant screen, exactly like you’re in a theater by yourself.
  • The resolution is beautiful. The brightness is amazing and exceeds my expectations. We can watch video and play video games with all lights in the basement turned on.
  • The image literally looks as if I have a UHD TV on the wall. I hooked up a 4K roku to this and the image is incredible, upscales perfectly to 4K.
Size & Weight
6 in.
7.6 in.
19.6 in.
20.5 in.
13 in.
17.7 in.
16 lbs.
24.3 lbs.
Aspect Ratio
16:9 Native, 4:3 Compatible
16:9 Native, 4:3 Compatible
Image Colors
1073.4 Million
1070 Million
Min. Image Size Output
26.45 in.
50 in.
Max. Image Size Output
302.2 in.
300 in.
Min. Projection Distance
4.2 feet
4.85 feet
Max. Projection Distance
30.5 feet
62 feet
What customers say about "Display"
Optoma UHD60 4K Ultra High Definition Home Theater Video Projector
  • Images are stunning, to say the least! Fantastic colors, good blacks in a dark room. Sharpness that is hard to find anywhere at this price.
  • The color is outstanding, easily the richest color of any of the 4 projectors I've owned. The accuracy is about the best I've seen in a projector.
  • Picture is clear, clean, and bright enough for a dark room environment. Color is very nice in both HDR and SDR, and the detail forthe image is fantastic.
  • Black levels are decent but not as good as you would get on a tv or higher end projector but still very serviceable.
  • Bad black levels for the price and thus contrast ratio.
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB Home Theater Projector with 4K Enhancement
  • Black contract is one of the best out there right now. Even on a sunny day you’ll get excellent black on black.
  • HDR is incredible as any show is brilliant on it.
  • Clear, brilliant color contract, and any movie on it looks like your actually at the location.
  • Excellent picture so far. Very bright and sharp images. I owned a Panasonic PT-AE2000U and this system is significantly better all around. The biggest difference by far is the brightness. Even with ambient light in my home theater, the Epson image is excellent.
  • Misconverged image. 3 LCD panels not perfectly converged over one another. Green and magenta outlines when text is displayed on black background.
Lamp Life
15000 hours
5000 hours
Power of Speakers
8 Watts
Noise Level
25 dB
31 dB
The Color Management System (CMS), DCI-P3, UltraDetail, Vertical Lens Shift, High dynamic range (HDR) creates a more realistic picture, Rec.709 cinematic color, 4K UHD upscale conversion, Full-function remote included
3-Dimensional Picture, 4K Enhancement Technology, HDR102 High Dynamic Range and UltraBlack Contrast, Delta Level Color Accuracy, Epson® Image Enhancement Technology
What customers say about "Features"
Optoma UHD60 4K Ultra High Definition Home Theater Video Projector
  • RBE, or lack there-of. The RGBRGB wheel is much better than the wheel used in the Acer I tried.
  • Gaming on it using ps4 pro is very good but it really shines when gaming on pc 4k/60 4:4:4 with ultra settings ( i have 2 1080ti's so 60fps constant is no problem).
  • The UI is simple and intuitive. You'll figure out where everything is within moments.
  • It is SUPER quiet. Even pumping out all the high tech goodness and bright settings, it's quiet. Love it!
  • Light bleed above projector. There is a bit of light that is above the projector on the ceiling, with a black ceiling in a dedicated home theater this probably is no big deal. In my room with a white ceiling, it was annoying.
  • SDR to HDR conversion is horrible. I don’t plan on using it. The colors become too bright and the rainbow effect is horrible.
  • Cheap plastic and very cheep feeling controls ( focus, zoom etc )
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB Home Theater Projector with 4K Enhancement
  • Has an automatic open and close lens lid shutter that activates to protect the lenses from any dust and scratches.
  • Motorized focus and zoom, makes it easy to adjust but also makes it easy for my wife and kids to unadjust.
  • Easy to setup although menu layout and navigation seems rather antiquated.
  • Electronic Focus is difficult to adjust as its challenging to stop at the right point. I prefer automatic or even manual.
  • Difficult to achieve optimum focus.Motorized focus adjustment is a blessing and a curse.
HDMI 1.4a, HDMI 2.0, VGA-In, 3.5mm audio, RJ45, RS232C, USB 2.0 Port (Service), USB-A Power
HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.2, USB x 2 (service only), RJ45, Computer/D-sub 15 pin, RS232C
Сeiling mount, Free-standing
Free-standing, Сeiling mount
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Optoma UHD60 4K Ultra High Definition Home Theater Video Projector
  • Plenty of connectivity , optical audio output is a nice plus.
  • Even the VGA input rendered a nice picture but in 4:3 ratio of course.
  • Setup is straightforward, the menus are simple and easy to understand. While both HDMI ports are HDMI 2.2 compliant I had issues with HDMI 1 vs HDMI 4K.
  • Only 1 HDMI 2.0 port. The other one is HDMI 1.4a
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB Home Theater Projector with 4K Enhancement
  • Wireless HDMI works at it should.
  • For this review, I decided to hook the Epson up to the internet via its LAN port. I connected it via their iOS app to my iPhone. It has some convenient features that allow you to put photos on you iPhone up on the screen, it also has an internet browser, and a few other features.
  • This is my first projector and so far I can say i'm pleasantly stunned. I've put it through the initial paces, hooking up two HDMI cables, one from a PS3 and a 2nd HDMI from the Spectrum cable box.
  • I've had no problem using the WiFI HDMI either.
  • Wireless HDMI programing has extra annoying steps if you want change between inputs.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
2299.99 $

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