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Epson UB-Series PowerLIte Projectors

by September 07, 2007
Filed under: Projectors
Epson PowerLite 1080 Pro UB

Epson PowerLite 1080 Pro UB

Epson showed off its new UB-series PowerLite projectors based on the new D7 panels. The PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 UB and Home Cinema 1080 UB feature native 1080p resolution and a contrast ratio of up to 50,000:1. Epson’s new D7 3LCD chip set combines Epson C2Fine and new Ultra Black technology for increased image quality and rich, deep blacks. ISF Certified and packaged with a ceiling mount and spare lamp, the PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 UB offers the ideal home cinema projector package for any installer. Our guess is that, similar to the non-UB-branded models, the Home Cinema will offer similar features for a much reduced price.


Key Features
  • Epson’s new D7 1080p chip set combined with Epson C2Fine 3LCD technology produces brilliant image quality without color breakup, excellent color accuracy, smooth grey scales, and a wide color gamut with rich saturation
  • Auto Iris System and new Ultra Black technology contribute to contrast ratio of up to 50,000:1
  • New compensation filter improves aperture from 43 to 52 percent
  • 12-bit color performance
  • 1080Perfect full HD video processing for incredible detail
  • Two HDM1 1.3 inputs
  • xvYCC support (1.8 times as many colors as the sRGB color space)
  • OptiCinema lens with 2.1x optical zoom for flexible set-up – projects a 100” widescreen image from only 9.8’
  • E-TORL Lamp Technology for more efficient use of power and a reduction in fan noise to as low as 24dB
  • Spare lamp and ceiling mount included
  • ISF Certified for professional calibration
  • 3-year limited warranty
Price and Availability
  • Available in December 2007
  • Native 1080p (1920x1080) · PC: VGA – XGA

Aspect Ratio

  • Native 16:9 (4:3 resize)

Contrast Ratio

  • Up to 50,000:1
Lens Shift
  • Vertical: 100% maximum upward/downward
  • Horizontal: 50% maximum left and right
Brightness (lumens)
  • Up to 1,600 ANSI lumens
6 Color (Brightness) Modes
  • Vivid, Cinema Day, Natural, Cinema Night, HD, Silver Screen
Zoom Ratio
  • 2.1x optical zoom, manual focus
Projection Lens
  • F-number: 2.0 – 3.17; 22.5 – 47.2 mm focal length
Screen Size (Projected Distance)
  • 30” to 150” (wide: 2.8 ft. – 14.7 ft.)
  • 30” to 150” (tele: 6.2 ft. – 31.4 ft.)
Keystone Correction
  • Vertical +/- 15 degrees
Fan Noise
  • 31dB/24dB
  • 170W UHE E-TORL Lamp
Lamp Life
  • Up to 3,000 hours
Video Input Signal
  • NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, PAL60, SECAM, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Terminal Inputs

  • (2) HDMI 1.3, (3) RCA (component), (1) RCA (composite), (1) Mini Din (S-video), (1) D-Sub 9 pin (RS-232c), (1) Mini D-Sub 15 pin (Analog RGB), D4/SKART
  • 12.2” (D) x 15.6” (W) x 4.8” (H)
  • 12 lbs.
  • The below accessories are available for purchase separately:
  • Panamorph Anamorphic Lens Kit
  • HQV Video Processor
  • 3-year parts and labor limited warranty, 90-day lamp warranty, Epson HomeService Program and Epson PrivateLine dedicated toll-free support


  • Pre-sales support U.S. and Canada 1-800-GO EPSON
  • Automated technical support 1-800-922-8911

For more information, please visit www.epson.com

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