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PowerLite® Pro Cinema 9700 UB
Extraordinary Widescreen Performance
for Elite Home Cinemas.
The PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700 UB will be the star performer in your home cinema — delivering movies,
sports and video games with remarkable color, stunning contrast and exceptionally sharp details. An impressive
technology lineup produces images so realistic, you’ll feel like your favorite actors, athletes and characters are
right there with you. This stunning 1080p projector features an incredible contrast ratio up to 200,000:1, a D7
chip with C2Fine™ technology and 3LCD, 3-chip technology. A built-in Silicon Optix HQV Reon-VX processor
with a PW 390 video scaler ensures natural, smooth image quality, while a state-of-the-art Fujinon® lens with a
2.1x zoom ratio delivers stunning picture uniformity and positioning flexibility. Color settings can be customized
according to source material and geographic locale. Best of all, the PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700 UB features
two anamorphic lens mode options — for easy, versatile viewing of 2:40:1 cinemascope content in its original
format. Take your widescreen home entertainment experience to a whole new level with the extraordinary
PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700 UB.
Deep, dark blacks; crystal-clear detail — 1080p D7 chip with C2Fine technology and
a contrast ratio up to 200,000:1
Widescreen format — new anamorphic scaling mode preserves original 2:40:1 aspect
ratio and eliminates black bars (now usable with fixed or movable external anamorphic lens)*
Custom calibration — ISF certified with color space selection and color isolation tools
PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700 UB
The best-selling projectors in the world.
Epson offers a wide range of high-quality projectors to meet almost any need. Built with image quality
and reliability in mind, Epson high-definition projectors take home theater entertainment to a whole new
level, featuring color and detail that’s sure to win rave reviews from friends and family alike. With the vivid
realism of Epson 3LCD technology, these projectors will make your home the hottest ticket in town.
3LCD technology — for quality and color
that’s beyond amazing
Amazing light output
• 1600 lumens color light output and 1600
lumens white light output3
Innovative technology with proven reliability
• 3 chips for full-time, vibrant color
• High color light output for bright, balanced,
colorful images
• 25% less electricity required per lumen of brightness
when compared to 1-chip DLP projectors1
• Light output and performance to meet
your expectations
• Road-tested reliability from a company
with over 20 years of experience
• White light output that’s measured using ISO 21118
(a more rigid standard than the outdated ANSI lumens
rating used by competitive products)
Energy-efficient E-TORL® lamp, exclusively
from Epson
Epson — 3LCD
Other — DLP
• Delivers more lumens per watt and
lasts up to 4000 hours2
• Minimizes both light diffraction and
light leakage
• E-TORL lamps maximize your
viewing time, while minimizing your costs
E-TORL lamp
High color light output
OptiCinema lens for outstanding picture
quality and easy setup
Low color light output
Actual photographs of images taken from two competing projectors run in default mode.
Price, resolution and brightness (white light output) are the same for both projectors.
The OptiCinema lens system is a precision, high-quality,
optical grade system. Co-developed with Fujinon, a
top supplier of precision camera optics to the world’s
leading HD camera makers, this system offers excellent
picture uniformity and clarity across the screen. This lens
system also provides precision focus with a 2.1x zoom
ratio. And, it delivers maximum installation flexibility with
96% vertical and 47% horizontal lens shift (without image
Built for flexible installation
Eco Features
For more information on Epson’s environmental
programs, go to
Energy-efficient 3LCD light engine
Energy-efficient E-TORL lamp
Designed to be recycled4
Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWaySM
Transport Partner5
Amazing image quality
Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) calibration
and color management features
ISF calibration allows settings to be
PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700 UB Features
• Deep, dark blacks; crystal-clear detail — 1080p D7 chip
with C2Fine technology and a contrast ratio
up to 200,000:1
• Rich, vibrant color — 3LCD, 3-chip technology
customized for any environment.
• Brilliant images, anytime, day or night — 1600 lumens
color and white light output3
Additionally, preset color space
selection allows the user to select
• Natural, smooth image quality — built-in Silicon Optix
HQV Reon-VX processor
from three different color gamuts,
• Widescreen format — new anamorphic scaling mode
preserves original 2:40:1 aspect ratio and eliminates
black bars (now usable with fixed or movable external
anamorphic lens)*
according to source material and
locale (SMPTE-C for standard definition,
HD [Rec.709] for HD, and EBU [PAL]
for Europe).
• Sharp, rich images — revolutionary Super-resolution
technology enhances DVD, SD and HD content
THX display certification
• Custom calibration — ISF certified with color space
selection and color isolation tools
Ensures accurate and exceptional picture quality
— exceptional performance standards for black levels,
resolution, contrast, color gamut and signal processing
Versatile Movie Mode settings —
experience studio color, black levels
and clean-signal processing with few calibration adjustments
Incredibly deep blacks with crystal-clear detail
Achieve astounding blacks — with an incredible
contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1, UltraBlack™ technology
and Epson’s exclusive Vertical Alignment (VA) LCD
Applied Voltage
VA Mode: Normally Opaque (black)
• Ideal for fast-action movies, TV shows — advanced,
high-speed auto iris function adjusts light output
up to 60 times per second
• Easy maintenance — convenient dust filtration system
with large surface area for greater efficiency
• Outstanding support — three-year limited warranty;
next-business-day shipping service
Anamorphic widescreen mode
Eliminate black bars — converts 16:9 projected images
to a cinema style 2.35:1 aspect ratio
VA D7 LCD chips are
naturally opaque (black).
Signal voltage is applied
to increase translucency
A conventional TN
(Twisted Nematic) LCD
chip can’t achieve a
true opaque (black)
• Energy-efficient E-TORL lamp — 200 W lamp lasts up
to 4000 hours2
• Cutting-edge connectivity — two HDMI 1.3 ports for
maximum flexibility
a playback setting that lets consumers
TN Mode: Normally Translucent
• Stunning picture uniformity and positioning flexibility
— state-of-the-art Fujinon lens with a 2.1x zoom ratio
Applied Voltage
“black levels” simulated
Dual-layer auto iris
A new dual-layer auto iris
system enables production
Amazing video quality with a built-in Silicon
Optix HQV Reon-VX processor
Reduces block noise and artifacts to restore a more
natural picture
of incredibly deep blacks by
more efficiently controlling
the light reduction rate that
passes through the auto
iris shutter gates.
Original picture
Without HQV
With HQV
Images simulated to show block noise reduction
PowerLite® Pro Cinema 9700 UB
Home Theater Projector
Product Name PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700 UB Genuine Epson Lamp Replacement Air Filter Product Code V11H420320
V13H010L49 V13H134A21 UPC
0 10343 88008 5
0 10343 87268 4
0 10343 87269 1
Accessory Part Numbers
Projection System
3LCD, 3-chip optical engine
Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
Projection Methods
Front/rear/ceiling mount
White Light Output3
1600 lumens
Color Light Output3
1600 lumens
Aspect Ratio
Native 16:9 widescreen (4:3 resize)
Compatible with 4:3, 16:9 and 2.35:1 video
formats (with 2 anamorphic lens modes) with
Normal, Full or Zoom Modes
Native Resolution
Native 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Lamp Type
200 W UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) E-TORL
Lamp Life2
Up to 4000 hours
Size (projected distance)
100" diagonal (wide: 9.8' – tele: 20.9')
Contrast Ratio
Up to 200,000:1
Color Processing
Full 12-bit
7 Color Modes
Vivid, Cinema Day, Cinema Night, THX, HD,
SilverScreen, x.v. Color
Input Signal
Terminal Inputs
2 HDMI 1.3a
1 RCA (Composite)
1x3 RCA (Component)
1 Mini DIN (S-video)
1 D-Sub 15 pin (Analog RGB)
1 D-Sub 9 pin (RS-232c)
Video Compatibility
Component video
Composite video
Analog RGB (PC only)
Operating Temperature
41 ˚ to 95 ˚F (5 ˚ to 35 ˚C)
Fan Noise
22 dB – 28 dB
The Epson ConnectionSM
Pre-sales support
U.S. and Canada 800-463-7766
Internet website
Service Programs
Three-year projector limited warranty, Epson
Road Service program, Epson PrivateLine®
dedicated toll-free support and 90-day lamp
limited warranty
What’s In The Box
PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700 UB, power cord,
and projector remote control, batteries and user
Genuine Epson Lamp
Air Filter Set
Ceiling Mount
Projection Lens
Including feet: 17.7" x 15.5" x 5.7"
Excluding feet: 17.7" x 15.5" x 5.4"
Weight: 16.1 lb
Manual zoom/Manual focus
2.0 – 3.17
Focal Length
22.5 mm – 47.2 mm
16:9 widescreen image size (projected distance)
100" diagonal (wide: 9.8' – tele: 20.9')
Zoom Ratio
Manual 2.1x
Lens Shift
Vertical: 96.3% max (up and down)
Horizontal: 47.1% max (left and right)
Packaging Specifications
PowerLite Pro Cinema 9700 UB
Dimensions 23.7" x 18.1" x 11.3" (W x D x H)
Weight 22.8 lb
Genuine Epson Lamp
Dimensions 0.6" x 6.3" x 5.6" (W x D x H)
Weight 0.8 lb
Master Carton
Dimensions 13.1" x 28.4" x 6.8" (W x D x H)
Weight 0.4 lb
Air Filter
Dimensions 3.6" x 11.1" x 1.7" (W x D x H)
Weight 0.2 lb
Master Carton
Dimensions 11.8" x 19.2" x 4.8" (W x D x H)
Weight 3.0 lb
Dimensions (W x D x H)
*Requires optional anamorphic lens.
1 Data source: Jan 2010. Average of 910 models for which the manufacturers provided lumens and total power data, all resolutions and brightness levels.
2 Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp brightness decreases over time.
3 Light output varies depending on modes (color and white light output). White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.
4 See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at
5 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.
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