Epson EB-U04

The Epson EB-U04 is a WUXGA 3LCD projector with a  color and white brightness of 3,000 lumens, a contrast ratio of 15,000:1, 1.2x zoom ratio, built-in 2W monaural speaker, two HDMI inputs, and two USB ports (one for USB memory, one for USB display and input control).

Epson EB-U04

The company released a host of projectors including the: Epson EB-U32, Epson EB-W32, Epson  EB-W31, Epson EB-W04, Epson EB-X31, Epson EB-S31 and Epson EB-S04 models  around the same time as the EB-U04.

Key Features

  • BEYOND FULL HD
  • HORIZONTAL KEYSTONE ADJUSTER
  • MULTI-PC PROJECTION
  • SPLIT SCREEN PROJECTION
  • 10,000 HOURS LAMP LIFE

In-Dept Feature Analysis

Impressive Image Quality

Incredible Beyond Full HD Resolution

Deliver a dynamic viewing experience with WUXGA 1920 x 1200 resolution image display without distortion in Video, Blu-ray and other graphic intensive media. The projection images remain razor sharp and vivid, even on larger screens.

 

High Contrast Ratio

Add brilliance to your presentations. Boasting stunning brightness of up to 3,000 (a bit higher than some of the BenQ projectors we've talked about) lumens and a high contrast ratio of 15000:1, these projectors enable you to project beautiful, well-defined images wherever you are, regardless of ambient light.

 

Seamless Connectivity and Usability

Epson iProjection*

The iProjection application enables a wireless connection for projecting images and files from your smart devices (Android and iOS). The “QR Code Reader” function makes this wireless connection even easier by simply reading the QR code that is projected on the screen from your smart devices.You can get the app: Epson iProjection App for Android or the Epson iProjection App for iOS. For the most part the app works with most modern Epson Projectors on the market.

  • In iProjection, projector profile search, multi-screen display, distribution function, audio transfer, movie file transfer, interrupt connection disabling and encryption data transfer capabilities are not supported.

 

Horizontal Keystone Adjuster

Deliver powerful presentations anywhere in the room. The easy-to-use sliding Horizontal Keystone Adjuster means screen corrections can be done quickly, easily and accurately, even in a limited space.
And with automatic vertical keystone detection and adjustment, there is no longer any need for awkward and time-consuming manual image adjustments that interrupt the smooth flow of your presentation delivery. This handy feature automatically detects the projector’s vertical keystone distortion and corrects it instantly.

 

Wide-ranging Connectivity

Advanced connectivity features mean convenient and hassle-free projections for your presentations. With a wide-ranging interface, you can choose from a variety of connection methods including HDMI, VGA and LAN. In addition, the EB-U04 is equipped with two HDMI ports, one of which is MHL-enabled, for greater digital compatibility.
Simply connect your MHL-compatible device with the MHL cable to fully enjoy your contents on the big screen. What’s more, when connected, you can charge your smart device and operate it using the projector’s remote control.

 

Wireless Transmission

Enjoy enhanced connectivity and flexibility with in-built Wi-Fi* connectivity. Easily share and transmit images, texts and files from your smart devices using the “Epson iProjection” application for smooth and smart projections.

*Wireless LAN adapter ELPAP10 is required.

 

Multi-PC Projection

With the control of a host PC, up to 50 terminals can be connected via the multi-PC projection to a single projector. The host PC acts as a moderator, selecting media from up to four PCS or smart devices to be projected simultaneously. With the moderator function, you can maintain control and prevent tampering of what’s projected on screen.

 

Split Screen

Display images from two different sources side by side on the same screen for a more effective presentation. In video conferences, for example, images of presentation materials and remote participants can be shown simultaneously.

 

Home Screen

View and access your most frequently used functions immediately on the home screen. See all source information at a glance, no matter what the source input. With all the information you need right there on the home screen, wireless connections have never been easier.

 

Auto Power On

With the auto power on function, projection starts automatically once a projection signal is detected via VGA cable, providing you with an easy and hassle-free presentation.

 

Auto Source Search

With automatic detection of the input source, projection automatically begins without you having to manually switch the input.

 

Redirected Exhaust

The front-facing exhaust is intelligently positioned to prevent anyone from being exposed to the hot exhaust, especially when on a narrow table. This allows your audience to fully concentrate on the presentation, even if they are seated beside or behind the projector.

 

Essential Cost-savings

Longer Lamp Life

With a long lamp life of 10,000 hours in eco-mode, the frequency of costly lamp replacements is reduced, saving you time and money.

 

Air Filter

With a maintenance cycle of 10,000 hours in eco-mode, the need for regular maintenance of the air filter is minimized to save you time and money.

 

Easy Lamp Replacement

With the lamp cap located on the upper side of the projector, you can change lamps easily even if the projector is installed on the ceiling. Lamps can be replaced quickly without tools and dismounting of the projector from the ceiling mount.

 

Review

The new Epson projector offers, thanks to WUXGA resolution, many advantages in the business segment. Especially when the presentation of Excel spreadsheets is now even more vivid and spacious than comparable compact Full HD projectors with DLP technology. Since the Full HD resolution comes with WUXGA resolution, the U04 can also be good for movie nights, gaming or watching soccer. The Epsopn U04 is a real all-round talent, while also still one of the smallest devices in its class. Because the Epson EB-U04 price is very attractive, it is sure to delight many users who are looking for a compact multimedia projector with high resolution.

Test

Specs

MODEL NUMBEREB-U04
Projection TechnologyRGB liquid crystal shutter projection system (3LCD)
Specifications of Main Parts
LCD:
Size0.67” (D10, C2fine)
Native ResolutionWUXGA
Projection Lens:
TypeOptical Zoom (Manual) / Focus (Manual)
F-Number1.50 - 1.71
Focal Length20.42 - 24.50 mm
Zoom Ratio1.0 - 1.2
Throw Ratio1.38 - 1.68 (Wide - Tele)
Lamp
Type200W UHE
Life (Normal/Eco)*¹5,000 hours / 10,000 hours
Screen Size (Projected Distance)
Zoom: Wide30” - 300” [0.87 - 9.02 m]
Zoom: Tele30” - 300” [1.07 - 10.98 m]
Standard Size60” screen 1.8 - 2.17 m
Brightness*²
Colour Light Output3,000lm
White Light Output (Normal)3,000lm/2,100lm
Contrast Ratio15,000:1
Internal Speaker(s)
Sound Output2W Monaural
Keystone Correction
Keystone
Vertical / Horizontal±30° / ±30°
Auto Keystone CorrectionYes (Vertical only)
Horizontal Slide Keystone CorrectionYes
Quick CornerYes
Connectivity
Analog Input
D-Sub 15 pin1 (Blue molding)
CompositeRCA x 1 (Yellow)
Digital Input
HDMI2  (1 supports MHL)
Audio Input
2 RCA (White/Red)1
USB Interface
USB Type A1 (for USB Memory, Document Camera, Wireless LAN, Firmware Update)
USB Type B1 (for USB Display, Mouse, K/B, Control, Firmware Update)
Network
Wireless LANOptional (ELPAP10)
Wireless Specifications
Supported Speed For Each Mode*3IEEE 802.11b: 11 Mbps, IEEE 802.11g: 54 Mbps, EEE 802.11n: 130 Mbps
Wireless LAN SecurityWPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(AES) (Optional Wireless LAN Unit use)
Supported Connection ModeInfrastructure, Access Point
Operating Temperature5 - 35 °C <41 - 95 °F> (0m / 0ft - 2,286m / 7,500ft)
5 - 30 °C <41 - 86 °F> (over 2,286m / 7,500ft)
(20% - 80% humidity, No condensation)
Operating Altitude0 - 3,000 m <0 - 9,843 ft> (over 1,500m / 4,921ft: with high altitude mode)
Direct Power On / OffYes
Start-Up PeriodAbout 6 seconds, Warm-up Period: 30 seconds
Cool Down PeriodInstant Off
Air Filter
Maintenance Cycle5,000 hours / 10,000 hours (Power consumption: Normal / Eco) *4
Power Supply Voltage100 - 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (220 - 240V)
Lamp On (Normal / Eco)277W / 207W
Standby (Network On / Off)2.4W / 0.26W
Dimension Excluding Feet
(D x W x H)
244 x 297 x 77 mm
Weight2.6kg
Fan Noise (Normal / Eco)37dB / 28dB
Connections

Epson EB-U04

Video

Epson EB-U04 Multi-PC Projection

Images

Images/Sourced Via|Epson Official Website

Release Date

The Epson EB-U04 hit stores in October 2015.

Price

The Epson EB-04 sells for £548.99 or $841.08

Comparison

How does the EB-U04 stack up against The Epson EB-U32, Epson EB-W32, Epson  EB-W31, Epson EB-W04, Epson EB-X31, Epson EB-S31 and Epson EB-S04 models? See the chart below:

Characteristics

EB-U32

EB-U04

EB-W32

EB-W31

EB-X31

Exceptional image quality with Epson 3LCD technology

High white light output and color

3,200 lm

3,000 lm

3,200 lm

3,200 lm

3,200 lm

Real resolution

WUXGA

WUXGA

WXGA

WXGA

XGA

Details better and clearer with a high contrast ratio (15,000: 1)

Extended lamp life (5,000 hours in normal mode / 10,000 hours in eco mode)

Filter maintenance every 10,000 hours to reduce the time and cost of maintenance

Horizontal keystone correction for easy installation

Automatic vertical keystone correction

Wi-Fi connectivity optional (via adapter ELPAP10)

Integrated

Integrated

iProjection (via adapter ELPAP10) and connectivity can be activated by QR Code

Adapter not required

Adapter not required

Split screen function for projecting two screens simultaneously

2W integrated speaker

HDMI input for audio and video content in digital format

2 x HDMI

2 x HDMI

The A / V mute and timer

Projection function from multiple PCs that enables the simultaneous display of the contents of four devices (via adapter ELPAP10)

Adapter not required

Adapter not required

Moderator function that allows the presenter to take control of the display content from the devices remotely.

Copy Settings OSD to multiple projectors

Characteristics

EB-S31

EB-W04

EB-S04

Exceptional image quality with Epson 3LCD technology

High white light output and color

3,200 lm

3,000 lm

3,000 lm

Real resolution

SVGA

WXGA

SVGA

Details better and clearer with a high contrast ratio (15,000: 1)

Extended lamp life (5,000 hours in normal mode / 10,000 hours in eco mode)

Filter maintenance every 10,000 hours to reduce the time and cost of maintenance

Horizontal keystone correction for easy installation

Automatic vertical keystone correction

Wi-Fi connectivity optional (via adapter ELPAP10)

iProjection (via adapter ELPAP10) and connectivity can be activated by QR Code

Split screen function for projecting two screens simultaneously

1 W speaker integrated

2 W

HDMI input for audio and video content in digital format

The A / V mute and timer

Projection function from multiple PCs that enables the simultaneous display of the contents of four devices (via adapter ELPAP10)

Moderator function that allows the presenter to take control of the display content from the devices remotely.

Projecting into the net easily send presentations over multiple projectors over a network (via adapter ELPAP10)

Copy Settings OSD to multiple projectors

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