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3-LCD 1080p 3D high-definition projector

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Our take on the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB

by Steve Kindig
Epson

Get a picture that pops in 2D or 3D

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB

Epson's Home Cinema 5030UB. For the quickest, most hassle-free projector setup, consider the Epson Home Cinema 5030UBE with wireless HDMI.

Hey, movie fans, Epson's Home Cinema 5030UB takes picture quality as seriously as you do. This projector will produce exceptionally vibrant images in a wide range of rooms and setups, even on large screens 120" or bigger. Enjoy a theater-quality experience for both 2D and 3D video. Even if you don't care about 3D, the 5030UB's amazing contrast, accurate color, and versatile placement options make it an easy recommendation in this price range.

Performance certified by THX®

The 5030UB is THX-certified for both 2D and 3D video, which is no small accomplishment. The projector had to pass over 400 laboratory tests to ensure strict adherence to industry performance standards for black level, resolution, contrast, color gamut, and signal processing. When you select either the THX 2D or 3D Cinema Mode, you can count on seeing a top-notch 2D or 3D performance that will equal or surpass what you'd see in a commercial movie theater.

Enough light for bright rooms, enough control for dark rooms

Many high-performance projectors are designed for use in darkened or dimly-lit rooms, which is fine if you have a dedicated room, but if you don't it can be a limitation. The 5030UB has loads of light power, so it's ideal for real-world family rooms, home theaters with really big screens, and situations where others in the room need to keep some lights on. There's even a picture preset called "Living Room" designed for ambient light conditions. The 5030UB's high brightness also comes in handy for 3D viewing since 3D glasses tend to dim the picture a bit. Three of the projector's picture settings are dedicated to 3D, so you can enjoy a gorgeous 3D picture without changing the settings for watching in 2D. If you are able to make your room really dark, you'll want to use one of the projector's lower light settings, and turn on the "auto iris" feature, which optimizes black level and contrast for each scene.

Flexible placement and hookup options

For spontaneous or "event" viewing, the 5030UB sets up easily on a table or shelf. Or you can get a bracket and ceiling-mount it. Horizontal and vertical "lens shift" allow you to position the projector off-center and still get a perfectly true image. Two HDMI inputs and a component video input are available for your high-definition sources. Blu-ray movies viewed with the 5030UB will melt your mind — and you'll want to dig out your favorite DVD titles, too, because Epson's Super Resolution "smart sharpening" feature gives standard-definition video sources a cleaner, clearer look.

For optimum performance, a separate projection screen is recommended.

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Highlights:

  • high-definition projector (digital TV reception requires a separate HDTV tuner)
  • widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio (can also display 4:3 material)
  • 3LCD, 3-chip technology (1920 x 1080 pixels each)
  • THX® certified for 2D and 3D to guarantee an accurate picture
  • displays 3D images when you wear Epson's active 3D glasses (two pairs of glasses are included)
  • 2D-to-3D conversion adds 3D-like depth to non-3D video sources (HDMI inputs only)
  • Split Screen mode simultaneously projects two video sources side by side (not available when using two HDMI sources, or with 3D viewing)
  • 600,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • light output: 2400 lumens
  • dynamic iris for excellent contrast and black level
  • Super Resolution detail enhancement improves the look of standard-definition video
  • Frame Interpolation for reduced motion judder
  • optical grade Fujinon® glass lens with 2.1X zoom (manual zoom/focus)
  • lens shift image adjustment (manual, horizontal and vertical)
  • powered retractable lens cap protects lens when projector is not in use
  • 230-watt UHE lamp (lasts up to 5000 hours in Eco mode)
  • ultra-quiet cooling fan (22 dB in Eco mode)
  • illuminated remote control
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 4 video inputs, including:
    • 2 HDMI
    • 1 component video
    • 1 composite video
  • PC input
  • RS-232C port for external control of the projector via compatible computer or third-party control device
  • detachable power cord
  • 18-3/8"W x 6-1/4"H x 17"D
  • weight: 18.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years parts & labor — in-home or carry-in service (90 days on lamp)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Note: front projectors don't include any type of built-in TV tuner, but they can display signals from an HDTV tuner, satellite receiver or cable box

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Features and Specs
Display
Type
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3-LCD
3D-Capable
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Yes
Aspect Ratio
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16:9, 4:3
Contrast Ratio
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600,000:1
Resolution (pixels)
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1920 x 1080
Approximate Lamp Life
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4000 hrs (5000 ECO)
Bulb Wattage
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230 Watts
Brightness (in ANSI Lumens)
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2400 lumens
General
Vertical Lens Shift
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Yes
Horizontal Lens Shift
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Yes
Vertical Keystone Correction
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Yes
Horizontal Keystone Correction
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No
Width (inches)
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18-3/8
Height (inches)
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6-1/4
Depth (inches)
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17
Weight
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18 lbs
Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Type of Warranty Service
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In-home or Carry-in
Connections
Total Video Inputs
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4
HDMI Inputs
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2
Component Video Inputs
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1
S-Video Inputs
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None
Composite Video Inputs
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1
USB Media Port
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No
PC Input
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Yes
RS-232 Port
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1
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What's in the box?

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  • Video projector
  • 10' AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 2 RF Active 3D glasses (ELPGS03)
  • Two 40" USB charging cables (w/ a USB type-A connector on one end and a micro-USB connector on other end)
  • 2 HDMI cable clamps
  • CD-ROM User's Guide
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Extra Care Home Service booklet
  • 3D Glasses Specifications
  • Declaration of Conformity
  • Important Notice

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Features

C²Fine 3LCD, 3-chip Technology: The Home Cinema 5030UB features C²Fine 3LCD, 3-chip technology to give you rich, vibrant images for enjoying spectacular movies, games, and sporting events in your home, or to deliver sizzling business presentations at the office. This technology requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness when compared to 1-chip DLP projectors. The projector's 1080Perfect video processing gives you more film-like images, free of noise or artifacts.

Projection Lamp: The projector uses an energy-efficient E-TORL 230-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately 4000 hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to approximately 5000 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L69) and air filter (Part # V13H134A39) are the only user-serviceable parts.

Fan Cooled: The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan. The fan noise level is 32dB in Normal mode and 22dB in ECO mode. If the projector is to be used at an altitude above 4921 feet (1500 meters), the High Altitude Mode should be turned on so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high altitude air pressure.

Fujinon Lens: The Home Cinema 5030UB features an F2.0-3.17 Fujinon lens with a focal length of 22.5mm to 42.7mm. It has a manual focus and a manual zoom ratio of 1.0 to 2.1. If the projected image is not centered in front of the screen, you can correct the position of the image using the vertical and horizontal lens shift dials on the top of the projector. The vertical position can be adjusted by up to 96% of the height of the screen, while the horizontal position can be adjusted by up to 47% of the width of the screen. The vertical keystone buttons, located on the side of the projector, can correct the shape of the image, if it is not rectangular. The unit does not have a horizontal keystone adjustment.

Light Output: In the normal mode, the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB outputs 2400 lumens of white light and 2400 lumens of color light for bright, balanced colorful images. The white light output is measured using ISO 21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many competitors. The projector is capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 600,000:1.

1080P Native Resolution: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB has a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:9 aspect ratio). The total number of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3. You can resize the picture by changing the aspect ratio to 4:3 or 16:10.

Compatible Video Formats: The projector supports analog video in NTSC, PAL, and SECAM formats, and it automatically adjusts to the incoming signal. It can receive these formats as composite or component video. The projector also supports digital video (SDTV, HDTV) and various monitor display formats. Digital video is accepted by the HDMI and Component video ports. The PC port accepts analog RGB computer monitor signals.

Video Input Format Refresh Rate (Hz) Resolution
Composite Video NTSC 60 720 x 480
PAL 50/60 720 x 576
SECAM 50
Component Video SDTV 480i 60 720 x 480
576i 50 720 x 576
480p 60 720 x 480
576p 50 720x 576
HDTV 720p 50/60 1280 x 720
1080i 1920 x 1080
1080p
Analog RGB (computer display) VGA 60/72/75/85 640 x 480
SVGA 56/60/72/75/85 800 x 600
XGA 60/70/75/85 1024 x 768
SXGA 70/75/85 1152 x 864
60/75/85 1280 x 960
1280 x 1024
WXGA 60 1280 x 768
1360 x 768
60/75/85 1280 x 800
HDMI (2D) VGA 60 640 x 480
SDTV 480i 60 720 x 480
576i 50 720 x 576
480p 60 720 x 480
576p 50 720 x 576
HDTV 720p 50/60 1280 x 720
1080i 1920 x 1080
1080p 24/50/60
HDMI (3D) 720p 50/60 1280 x 720 (Frame Pack)
1080i 1920 x 1080 (Side by Side)
1080p
50/60
24 1920 x 1080 (Frame Pack)

Multiple Sources: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB has inputs for multiple sources to give you lots of choices. For connecting to your video equipment, the unit features two HDMI (Ver.1.4) inputs, a component video input, and a composite video input. You can also connect your computer to the projector via the VGA input (D-Sub 15-pin). The unit is compatible with both PCs and Macs. Two cable clips are included to help secure the HDMI cables to the projector.

THX 3D Display Certification (2D-to-3D Conversion): The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB is THX 3D certified to deliver exquisite, natural textures and film-like movie experiences. Epson's advanced Bright 3D Drive technology enhances the brightness giving you theater-quality 3D images in your home. To view 3D content, you must first connect a 3D-compatible video device to one of the HDMI ports. You will also need Epson RF Active Shutter 3D glasses for each viewer. Two pair of glasses are included; additional 3D glasses  (278RF3DG, sold separately) available. The projector's 2D-to-3D Conversion setting will transform 2D images to 3D content.

Picture Quality Settings: If the image looks fuzzy, or if it contains noise or flickering, you can use these settings to correct it.

  • Progressive: Converts interlaced to progressive signals. Leave the setting on Film/Auto for viewing movies on a player that produces interlaced output. Select Video for watching videos captured with a video camera. Set to Off when viewing images with a large amount of movement. This setting can be used only when viewing a composite video signal, or 480i or 576i, or 1080i signals input through the Component or HDMI.
  • Motion Detection: This setting specifies how signals are converted to progressive signals. Select a lowersetting for slow-moving or still images (S) or select a higher number for video images (M). This setting can be used only when viewing a composite video signal, or 480i or 576i, or 1080i signals input through the Component or HDMI.
  • Noise Reduction: This setting reduces flickering of analog images. You can select from 3 levels of noise reduction. This is not be available with a signal input through the PC port.
  • Frame Interpolation: This setting compares the current and previous frames, then creates a frame between them to reduce fuzziness and produce clearer moving images. You can select from 3 levels of frame interpolation.
  • Super Resolution: This setting sharpens blurred images, enhancing the apparent detail of the image. You can select from 3 levels of enhancement. Note that intentionally blurred parts of the image, such as out-of-focus backgrounds, may become sharper. This feature is not available when projecting 3D.

Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB offers six color modes to optimize viewing for different environments and image content. The Color Mode adjusts the brightness, contrast, and color for the best possible picture. A different color mode can be selected for each input source. You can select from the following choices:

  • Cinema: for viewing movies in a dimly lit room (2D or 3D)
  • Dynamic: for projecting the brightest picture available (2D or 3D)
  • THX: for projecting THX level image in a dark room (2D or 3D)
  • Living Room: for watching television programs during the day (2D only)
  • Natural: for projecting natural, accurate colors in a dimly lit room (2D only)
  • B&W Cinema: for black and white movies projected in a dark room (2D only)

Color Settings: If the image colors don't look correct, you can adjust them using these settings. Use the first three settings described below to make the most visible changes. If you only need to make slight adjustments, you can fine-tune the picture with the remaining settings. Most color settings are stored separately for each image source and color mode.

  • Sharpness: Use this function to make lines and edges appear more distinct in the image. This setting is stored separately for each image source and color mode setting.
  • Color Saturation: Adjusts the color intensity of the image. Cannot be used with PC input.
  • Tint: Shifts the color balance between magenta and green. Cannot be used with PC input.
  • Color Temperature: Shifts the color balance between red and blue, making the image appear warmer or cooler.
  • Skin Tone: Makes fine adjustments to the tint and controls the amount of red or green in the image. Also useful for correcting black-and-white images, if they look tinted.
  • RGB: Use the RGB settings to fine-tune the color of the image. You can adjust the offset and gain for each signal color (red, green, and blue). Use Offset to adjust darker shades and Gain for the lightest shades
  • RGBCMY: Use the RGBCMY settings to adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of the six color components (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow).
  • Gama: You can select from five gamma settings (2.0 to 2.4) or customize your own setting from your image or a displayed graph. Lower values will increase the contrast of dark areas, but tend to blur the bright areas. Higher values will darken the light areas.

Auto Iris: The Auto Iris system constantly controls the light output based on the gamma and black/white levels of the projected content to give you perfectly adjusted images and deepest blacks. Using the remote, you can select either Normal or High Speed to indicate how quickly you would like the projector to respond to changes in the brightness of the image.

Split Screen Mode: The Home Cinema 5030UB's Split Screen mode allows you to simultaneously project two images from different image sources next to each other. The side-by-side images can be equal size or one larger than the other. You can also choose which audio source you want to hear between the displayed images. The Split Screen mode is not available in 3D mode.

Adjustable Image Size + Lens Projection Distance: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB projector can produce an image that is adjustable between 30" and 300" (measured diagonally). The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide range of placement possibilities for a given screen size. The projection distance (distance from lens to screen) range is 2.85' to 47.57'. The distance for several screen sizes at 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios are given below:

Screen Size
(diagonal)
Projection Distance (in feet)
16:9 4:3
40" 3.8 to 8.3 4.7 to 10.1
60" 5.8 to 12.5 7.1 to 15.3
80" 7.8 to 16.7 9.6 to 20.4
100" 9.8 to 20.9 12 to 25.5
120" 11.8 to 25.1 14.4 to 30.7
150" 14.7 to 31.4 18 to 38.4
180" 17.7 to 37.7 ---
200" --- 24.2 to 51.3

Mounting Options: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB can be placed on a tabletop or inverted and mounted on the ceiling. It can be used for front or rear projection. For tabletop use, you can adjust the image position by raising or lowering the front feet. For ceiling mounting, you will need an optional projector ceiling mount. Four 4mm threaded screw holes are provided on the bottom for a ceiling mount. A commercially-available Kensington security lock can be attached to the unit to prevent theft when installed in a public location.

Remote Control: In addition to the control panel, the projector can be controlled by the supplied wireless remote control, which has a range of approximately 32 feet. The projector has infrared receivers on the front and rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room. An RS-232C port is included for connecting the projector to a 3rd party A/V controller or automation system.

HDMI Link: When you connect HDMI CEC-compatible devices, such as a receiver or DVD player, to the projector via HDMI cables, you can control them using the HDMI-Link control buttons on the projector's remote control. You can register the devices you want to operate in the HDMI Link section of the projector's menu.

Trigger Output: The projector has a 3.5mm Trigger Output port which delivers a 12-volt signal (max 200 mA) to lower your motorized projector screen while the projector is powered on.

Sleep Mode: The projector turns off automatically when no video signal is received for a preset amount of time. You can set the sleep mode to 5, 10, or 30 minutes.

Warranty and Extra Care Home Service: The projector is covered by a 2-year parts and labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90 days. Included with the warranty, Epson offers Extra Care Home Service. A replacement unit (in most cases, a refurbished unit) will be shipped to you immediately. (A credit card is required for security deposit.) If it's important that you receive your original projector back, you should use the basic carry-in service instead of Home Service.

 
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5 out of 5

Outstanding!

Written By WaltT, Edinburg, VA on Friday, July 11, 2014
 
Have had the Epson for only about 30 days now and I am very happy I purchased. Did a lot of research and it was between the Epson and the Sony VPL-HW55ES. Originally I was leaning more towards the Sony but after a side by side comparison I went for the Epson. Even though to me the Sony was just a little better, it wasn't over a 1,000 dollars better. Besides I prefer to buy when I can from Crutchfield. Still need more time to figure out all its capabilities, but I've been happy running it using the THX setting and have been quite happy with that setting. Very clear picture and even has a very good picture with the lights on. Setup is a in a dedicated media room with some ambient lighting, 12-13 feet from 102 inch screen. Also it is the very 1st projector I've owned that I watch TV on. The world cup games were awesome.
Pros:
Works well in ambient light. For the cost a super picture. Not noisy at all.
Cons:
Size. Have gotten use to. Being white. I call it Eve ... from Wall-e.
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4 out of 5

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB Projector

Written By Hank, Cerritos CA on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Transaction with Crutfield went extremely well. Got assistance from one of thier sales associates. Received my projector ahead of promised day. This is my 6th projector. Each successive purchase in the past, yielded significant improvement in picture quality. Prior to purchases, I did do significant research of a number of owner and professioal reviwers. The comments I read were very favorable and the product specification appeared to be extremely advanced compared to the other projectors I was considering for purchase. The ratings for the contrast (600K), brightness 2400 lummens, 1080P, and others led me to expect a significant improvement over my 8 year old Sony VLP-HS20. Rewiers,indicated they got an excellent picture right out of the box. In my case, I was disappointed with the quality of the picture, most likely because my expected improvements over my existing Sony projector were very high, especially when it came to the picture brightness, the contrast, the sharpness, and color quality. Don't get me wrong, there were improvements, but of a much smaller scale than I had experienced in my past projector upgrades. This projector contains much more sophisticating calibration options than my previous projectors. I haven't tried all of them before writing this review. As I get better in calibrating this projector, I expect to reach a point where I'll be satisfied with the picture quality.
Pros:
1. Reasonable price. 2. Cruchfieled sales transaction and fast delivery. 3. The 3D picture is much better than what I had expected. 4. In spite of my initial disappointment, I decided to keep the projector. I did not as yet experiment with all the calibration adjustments options available with this projector.
Cons:
1. After fiddling with the picture calibration adjustments over the past three weeks, I still had not reached a point where I'm totally satisfied with picture quality and sharpness when viewing DVDs. 2. After 2 weeks, it appears that the dynamic iris stopped functioning. 3. Thus far, I find myself needing to readjust many of the settings to optimize the picture quality every time I change to a different DVD disk.
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5 out of 5

Very nice projector

Written By DJ, West Chester, OH on Friday, June 06, 2014
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Very nice projector. Nice Image Quality
Pros:
Nice Image Quality. Easy to setup.
Cons:
Would have liked it to come with a ceiling mount as it was difficult to find one that fit correctly. Still haven't selected screen for wall as not sure on exact size. Would be nice if there was some direction here.
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Bob, Weddington NC on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Awesome Projector and easy to setup. Projector has plenty of adjustments making the fine tuning very easy.
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Arthur K, Chicago, IL on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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This is an awesome projector. Did not think it was going to be this big, but it fit just fine in the space where I had. Quality is great and 3d movies look amazing.

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5 out of 5

Epson 5030UB

Written By R. Meserve, Charlottesville, VA on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
 
In a dim room, the picture quality from this projector is more than acceptable. In a fully dark room, it's phenomenal. Seen from 14 feet, on a 120 inch screen, it's indistinguishable from what we see at the local movie theater. I can't recommend this projector highly enough. And it was well worth the several week wait for availability. Let Eric (Crutchfield product advisor) recommend a suitable fixed screen.
Pros:
Picture quality, picture quality, picture quality.
Cons:
Several week wait for availability.
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5 out of 5

Outstanding Projector

Written By A. Carter, Las Vegas, NV on Monday, March 03, 2014
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I looked at a lot of projectors and decided to go with the Epson 3020UB...this projector has lived up this its potential. the picture quality is outstanding, the use of the projector is really easy and set up was a breeze. I would highly recommend this projector to anyone who is on the fence about buying a projector.
Pros:
easy to use, excellent picture quality.
Cons:
little pricey
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5 out of 5

Great projector!

Written By James, Buford, GA on Friday, February 21, 2014
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Very nice high end projector! Excellent picture quality even with light in the room. Easy to setup, I didn't have to adjust any of the picture controls. Ready out the box.
Pros:
Hook-up was simple and great picture.
Cons:
None I could think of.
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5 out of 5

Epson 5030UB Projector

Written By pek, Sacramento CA on Saturday, February 01, 2014
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Just as advertised. Much improved picture on 106 inch 1.8 gain grey screen when compared to the more than satisfactory Mitsubishi HC5500 it replaced. Crushes the Mitsubishi when room is not completely dark.
Pros:
Bright and sharp picture. Easy setup. Simple remote. Logical menus. 3D receives compliments.
Cons:
Loud fan (compared to the Mitsubishi). Remotes signal (receiver ?) seems weak.
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4 out of 5

Epson 5030

Written By Alok, Palatine IL on Friday, January 31, 2014
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great product
Pros:
good picture quality 2D as well as 3D
Cons:
too big in size
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5 out of 5

You get what you pay for

Written By Ed C, North Carolina on Monday, January 20, 2014
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Some people complain that this is pricey. However, I have used cheaper projectors and you definitely can see the difference. The colors are vivid and bright. The resolution is great. I have a 120 inch screen and I love the projector. Even in 3D with the glasses, there is enough brightness to have a bright picture
Pros:
Bright vibrant sharp picture with NOTICABLE contrast ratio
Cons:
none yet
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4 out of 5

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB

Written By KeithA, Chester Va on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
 
Awesome picture very quiet wort every penny!!! Nice pic even with lights on
Pros:
Great pic
Cons:
Kinda pricey but worth it
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5 out of 5

Better than advertised!

Written By DaveF, Columbus Ohio on Saturday, December 14, 2013
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This projector generates an incredible picture. I was apprehensive about ambient light levels but no more - short of sunshine this projector (on one of the two bright settings) will provide at least a respectable picture in most any light conditions. Of course, in darkened environments it is nothing short of spectacular.
Pros:
Fantastic picture Easy to set up
Cons:
Not really a con but the projector is huge - but it is white in color so it at least blends in to my white ceiling . Installation instructions are worthless - you're better off just winging it.
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4 out of 5

Great projector

Written By Dew, Maryland on Friday, December 13, 2013
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Really great projector. Very easy to set up. Great image. I am projecting from 12' away and getting a great 120" image. Picture does fade a bit with the lights on; I expected that it would be brighter given the high lumen count, but I can easily control light sources in my theater room.
Pros:
Great image. Easy install.
Cons:
Pricey. Poorer image if you can't minimize light in the room.
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1 question already asked

why does it have 2 HDMI inputs? [ Bob  Jan 20, 2014 ]
8 answers
  • I have no idea. I only use one of the inputs. All of my components plug into my receiver, so only one HDMI cord goes to my projector. It does not seem to be necessary, but I don't mind there being 2 inputs [ EDWARD   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • You can connect two input sources . One from DVD/BD player and other from cable box. In my case I am using Onkyo receiver that has multiple inputs. My all sources are connected to receiver and one o/p is going to projector. [ ALOK   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • Two HDMI allows you to hook-up to different components, for example, cable box and game/DVD at the same time and switch back and fourth from the remote control. [ JAMES   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • One for receiver/dvd player and other for laptop I guess. It's an extra facility provided to you because this is a high end projector [ nitin   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • I believe this allows you to take advantage of PIP capability at the projector. [ CHARLES R   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • I believe it is to facilitate picture in picture so that you can have 2 hi-def sources display at the same time. [ ADAM   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • One input to receive a video stream from an HD DVR and the other for video from a Blu-ray player or possibly a laptop using a VGA to HDMI converter. [ LOU E   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • I have no idea. I'll only ever use one. [ Wade   Jan 20, 2014 ]

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