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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe

3-LCD 1080p high-definition projector with wireless HDMI

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe

Overview

Our take on the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe

We know there are movie fans out there who would love to try the projector experience, but lack a neat, easy way to run cables from their Blu-ray players and other video sources. Epson's latest room-friendly solution is the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe. It's a high-performance projector that also includes wireless HDMI technology. The wireless receiver is built into the projector chassis, while the transmitter module is placed near your video source. The first time you see a flawless high-definition picture delivered wirelessly — in 2D or 3D — you'll feel like an audio/video Zen master.

Wireless HDMI transmitter

Epson's wireless HDMI transmitter module has inputs for up to five high-def video sources. The wireless receiver is built into the projector.

Wireless HDMI hookup — it's a beautiful thing

We know there are movie fans out there who would love to try the projector experience, but lack a neat, easy way to run cables from their Blu-ray players and other video sources. Epson's latest room-friendly solution is the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe. It's a high-performance projector that also includes wireless HDMI technology. The wireless receiver is built into the projector chassis, while the transmitter module is placed near your video source. The first time you see a flawless high-definition picture delivered wirelessly — in 2D or 3D — you'll feel like an audio/video Zen master.

Picture quality certified by THX®

The 5030UBe 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 5030UBe 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 5030UBe'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 5030UBe sets up easily on a table or shelf (the wireless capability really comes in handy). 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.

The wireless transmitter module has five HDMI inputs to accommodate your Blu-ray player, cable or satellite TV box, video game console, and more. Plus, an HDMI passthrough allows it to pass audio and video to an A/V receiver. There's also an optical digital output so you can enjoy multichannel audio even with A/V receivers that lack HDMI.

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Worked as expected and has a great picture! Wireless HDMI was a good selling point but didn't know until set up that it has to be in direct line of sight to the projector. As all of my equipment is out of sight it was a disappointment to have to run more lines and have the unit sitting out.

richard, Watertown, NY

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What's in the Box:

  • Video projector
  • WirelessHD transmitter
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 39" DC cord)
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 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

Product Highlights:

    Picture:
    • high-definition home theater projector
    • 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
    • 3D projector (includes 2 pairs of Epson RF active 3D glasses)
    • 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
    • split screen mode simultaneously projects two video sources side by side (not available when using two HDMI sources, or with 3D viewing)
    Image Adjustments:
    • optical grade Fujinon® glass lens with 2.1X zoom (manual zoom/focus)
    • lens shift image adjustment (manual, horizontal and vertical)
    Connections:
    • wireless HDMI connectivity provides full 1080p picture quality for both 2D and 3D without running a cable between your video source and the projector
    • wireless receiver is built into projector; wireless transmitter module connects to video source via HDMI (wireless range is 32 feet; the signal is infrared and the projector and transmitter must be in the same room)
    • 7 HDMI (2 wired, 5 on wireless transmitter module)
    • 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
    • optical digital audio output on transmitter module for use with non-HDMI A/V receivers
    • detachable power cord
    General Features:
    • 230-watt UHE lamp (lasts up to 5000 hours in Eco mode)
    • ultra-quiet cooling fan (22 dB in Eco mode)
    • powered retractable lens cap protects lens when projector is not in use
    • one MHL-compatible HDMI input for viewing photos/videos from a compatible smartphone
    • illuminated remote control
    • projector dimensions: 18-3/8"W x 6-1/4"H x 17"D
    • weight: 18.9 lbs.
    • wireless transmitter module dimensions: 6-7/8"W x 2-3/8"H x 6-1/4"D
    • warranty: 2 years parts & labor — in-home or carry-in service (90 days on lamp)
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • Note: projectors don't include any type of built-in TV tuner, but you can connect a high-def over-the-air tuner, satellite receiver or cable box
    Reviews

    Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    22 Reviews

    Great Product

    Written by: richard from Watertown, NY on July 11, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Worked as expected and has a great picture! Wireless HDMI was a good selling point but didn't know until set up that it has to be in direct line of sight to the projector. As all of my equipment is out of sight it was a disappointment to have to run more lines and have the unit sitting out.

    Pros: Great picture up to the 135" that I have it on. Im told it will go to 180 in 16:9 before quality drops

    Cons: Wireless HDMI has to be infront of the projector to work

    Great projector

    Written by: YK from New York, NY on June 2, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The picture is very good, bright, great colors. It is a great product but projector itself is pretty big.

    Pros: Bright image, deep blacks, wireless HDMI image transmission

    Cons: Size (projector itself)

    Fantastic projector

    Written by: Marcelo C from Raleigh NC on April 20, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have bought this projector in replacement of a Panasonic HD, and was looking for a brighter image, deeper blacks and increased contrast ratio. Plus, I did not want to deal with a lot of cables. I am ecstatic about the acquisition I've made. The wireless HDMI transmitter does a fantastic job -provided you put it in front of the projector and without obstacles in between- the image is incredible crisp and bright, and the blacks are just incredible. I have just completed the installation hanging it from the ceiling with no hassle. Tremendous projector for the price. I totally recommend it.

    Pros: Bright image, deep blacks, wireless HDMI image transmission, pretty quiet fan.

    Cons: Size -it's a pretty big projector

    EPSON HOME CINEMA

    Written by: Melody from hollywood, MD on March 30, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is our first ever Home Cinema. An awesome product. A very quiet and clear picture.

    Pros: It's awesome!

    Cons: None

    remarkable picture

    Written by: Dominic from Boston, MA on March 28, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The picture is fantastic and the wireless HDMI works flawlessly. It never drops signal even with me standing in the way. I have it 20 feet with clear line of sight and 100% signal per the unit. The lighting modes for living room work well in the day and the night/dark room looks amazing. Very happy with the purchase and awesome 2 day shipping as usual from Crutchfield. Thanks!

    Pros: wireless HDMI, lighting modes, quiet fan, easy config menus

    Cons: none so far!

    Awesome Projector

    Written by: Adam from North Carolina on January 17, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This projector is awesome. I have not had any issues with the wireless HDMI transmitter. As many of the reviews mention, there is a slight lag when changing channels or displays. The picture quality is phenomenal. I really like the vertical & horizontal adjustment dials. That really helped align the picture. The 2400 lumens is perfect for my use. I can use THX at night and the Living Room or Dynamic color setting during the day when there is more ambient light. This ensures a great quality image no matter the ambient lighting.

    Pros: -wireless HDMI -2400 lumens -lenses adjustments

    Cons: None

    Awesome projector!

    Written by: Sudha from Illinois on December 29, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation. Superb color, including the astonishing ultra black. No jitters or granulating when following fast sports action. easy set-up. No need for bulb cool-down. Cannot imagine a better projector. This is best projector.

    Pros: Picture quality contrast low fan sound

    Cons: Size is little big but manageable.

    Great picture

    Written by: Mark from New York on December 16, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The picture is very good, super bright, great colors, not crazy about the wi-fi as it is a bit slow and switching channels you sort of loose the picture for few seconds but overall its a great quality and a great idea not having to deal with cables. The output on the wifi box is a great idea.

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    Awesome projector!

    Written by: BillB from Pennsylvania on September 11, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crazy detail picture! Loaded with options and recommend to anyone! Definitely worth the wireless hdmi box as compared to the 5030ub model.

    Pros: Picture, lens shift, wireless hdmi

    Cons: None so far

    epson 5030 ube

    Written by: epson 5030 ube from Nebraska on July 12, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good quality picture with blu-ray when i play. Wireless video connect very good but slow connection when i switch to other connection

    Pros: display good picture like tv 1080p

    Cons: slow switch wireless connection

    Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe

    Written by: Anonymous from Alabama on July 9, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excellent picture quality. even in a room with substantial ambient light. the 3D is a treat I had not initially thought worth the time and money, but it is great and my 5 year old granddaughter loves it!

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    Awesome product for Home theater & good support from Crutchfield

    Written by: Venu from Florida on May 12, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am so much impressed with this product. I setup a home theater and brought these product from Crutchfield Epson 5030ube projector, Bose cinemate 520, Samsung 3d blueray player bd-j7500. I am so much happy with purchases from Crutchfield. Their customer service is execellent and you can call them weekdays(up to midnight) and on weekends. They had hassle free 60 days return policy. They deliver products fast and well packed. In total much better service compared to other online retailers. I will never go to any other merchandise if product is available at Crutchfield. Coming to Epson 5030ube, this is my first projector and I can't take away my eyes from picture quality it is delivering. I am staying in a rented house and projecting picture onto a plain wall (110" diagonal) in living room with ambient light and couldn't expect more. My initial setup of this projector took me 5-10 minutes. Also thanks to wireless transmitter as I don't have to run any wires from walls. My installation cost was $0. Apart from little lag on changing source I had no problems with transmitter. I haven't calibrate projector setting much (expect frame interpolation). Loved the picture quality from out of box settings. Most of my color code will be Thx or living room.I haven't still tried 3D projection. I would definitely 100% recommend to go for this product and would recommend to go with Crutchfield to have peacefully and satisfied purchase of your new gear!

    Pros: Good quality picture Wireless video transmition Less installation cost Easy installation

    Cons: nothing

    Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe

    Written by: Anonymous from Oklahoma City ok on April 15, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works well and looks great. However there are issues with the wireless hdmi disconnecting randomly

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    Whisper Quiet, Awesome Performance

    Written by: TJC from Arizona on April 2, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am not easily impressed and, while I have only owned the product for about a week, I am blown away by its performance. The wireless transmission of the signal works flawlessly and saved me a ton of money that I would have had to spend routing cable through my walkout basement ceiling. Due to the presence of a ceiling fan, I have the projector sitting on a surface between two couches at about head level. My right ear is about a foot from the unit and I have to really concentrate when the room is quiet, to hear the fan under normal projection conditions. If I ever had the need to boost the brightness of the image, which I can't imagine I ever would, the fan then runs faster and is more audible. The picture is brilliant, crisp, and natural as to color. I can not detect any discernible loss of brightness at the edges or corners. The value is unmistakable. The projector is 3D capable. I am projecting a 120" diagonal image that is just as bright and crisp as any of my flat panel HD TVs for the cost of a decent 65" flat panel HD TV with 3D capability. I essentially have the ability to enjoy a movie theater quality experience in the comfort of my own home. Unless the 5030 UBe's performance suddenly deteriorates, I expect to be proud to invite guests over for "movie night" well into the foreseeable future, and watch them gaze open-mouthed at the amazing images this product produces.

    Pros: Quiet; Bright; Crisp; Natural color right out of the box; Great Value; Wireless transmission of video signal to the projector; Overall jaw-dropping performance.

    Cons: Too bad the 5030 UBe is not offered in either a dark grey or other more subdued color for those of us who cannot ceiling mount the unit.

    Excellent product and Crutchfield is just superb!!

    Written by: roysonu from Downingtown, PA on January 12, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was always buying product from a local retailer or an electronics dealer. This is the first time I experienced with Crutchfield and they a just simply superb in their customer service. I loved their followup and quick communication and care for customer safety. Now my comments on this product is 5 star. Initially I bought SONY HW40ES and returned that item to SONY since I was not satisfy with their customer service mainly and then price compare to the product. Then I bought EPSON 5030UBE from Crutchfield. This product is just blown out our expectation. Me and my wife both feels that we were lucky that we returned SONY and bought this product from Crutchfield. Wireless HDMI works for me very well and picture quality is neat. No complains. I would definitely recommend this product buying from Crutchfield so you can get good product with good customer service.

    Pros: Picture quality contrast low fan sound

    Cons: Size is little big but manageable

    Fantastic Quality, So-So Wireless

    Written by: Chad from Brattleboro, VT on November 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We've been wowed by the quality of this projector. The picture quality is fantastic and the ability to adjust the color mode depending on living room light is great. Set up was easy. We just pull out the projector, plug in and throw up on our wall. Be prepared, this unit is huge. As others have mentioned, the wireless transmitter is spotty. We have our projector set up 6 feet with a direct line of site from the wireless transmitter. Unfortunately, we have regular issues connecting wirelessly when first turning the system. In fact, so far, I would guess we have to reboot 50% of the time because the wireless does not connect when turning the system on. However, once connected wirelessly, it works great. We decided to keep this product and deal with the temperamental wireless.

    Pros: Fantastic picture quality. Easy set-up.

    Cons: Poor wireless connection when initially turning on the projector.

    Awsome Projector

    Written by: C_Phelps from Houston, Texas on October 10, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks just like a plasma! Wireless HDMI works like a champ!

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    great picture- black out gets annoying

    Written by: Scott from Connecticut on October 2, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love the picture quality of the unit. The major flaw is for the wireless HDMI to work properly, their has to be a direct line of site from the HDMI to the projector. If someone (or the dog) cuts the signal, you have to put up with a black screen (10-20 secs) unit unit reconnects. I am trying to think of a way to set up HDMI so line of site is always in tact. I called Crutchfield and Epson tech support to see if there was a work around (there isn't). It would be helpful if they offered an infrared cord that could attach to HDMI and be placed in an area where signal couldn't get blocked. I am considering returning the unit and buying 3030- I'll purchase 30 foot HDMI cables and direct wire the projector to the input sources. I would rate it 5 stars if the signal didn't get cut out.

    Pros: beautiful picture

    Cons: blackout occurs when infrared line of site is interrupted.

    Great Projector...but lag time on wireless Sync

    Written by: Tom N. from Los Alamitos, Ca on April 26, 2014

    This projector is easy to set up and provides excellent picture quality on a 109" screen. My wife is also able to turn low light on in the room if she chooses to read without seriously affecting picture quality. Works great with video games and sporting events. The only complaint I have about the unit is the intermittent syncing with the wireless hdmi. Which,btw, is part of the reason I chose this unit. Once a show or movie is playing the syncing problem does not occur. However, when moving from one channel to the next or when moving from guide to the program being watched there is a sync delay. During this delay, the screen will go black and inform you that the sync is in progress. Not certain if this is common or just with me. Not a big deal, but it is a downfall and becomes somewhat annoying at times. I would rate it a 5 if not for this problem. I would recommend this product to anyone serious about a quality home theater if you do not do a lot of channel surfing.

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    Epson 5030ube projector

    Written by: El Grande from Nogales, AZ on February 11, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Superb color, including the astonishing ultra black. No jitter or granulating when following fast sports action. easy set-up. No need for bulb cool-down. Cannot imagine a better projector.

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    Great product

    Written by: wireless advantage from Jacksonville, FL on February 10, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A severe electrical storm finished off my older Epson projector purchased only two years ago. The damage was not through the power line but by voltage induced be EMP into the long hdmi cable. HDMI ports are particularly susceptible to this type of damage. Therefore I was happily to replace it with the wireless model. Turns out that it works fine wirelessly and provides a picture that is much brighter and better contrast than the older one. The big surprise is that it uses the same lamp (cool since I had a spare). Color accuracy seems spot on with amazing blacks even in moderate ambient light.

    Pros: Picture quality, wireless

    Cons: None so far.

    Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe

    Written by: Anonymous from westminster, md on December 26, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    absolutely love the picture and ease of use. great purchase. crutchfield was super. purchase and delivery were effortless. strongly recommend

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    What's in the box?

    Download the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe manual

    • Video projector
    • WirelessHD transmitter
    • AC power adapter (w/ attached 39" DC cord)
    • 6' AC power cord
    • 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 5030UBe 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 5030UBe 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 5030UBe 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 5030UBe 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 5030UBe 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.

    WirelessHD Transmmitter: The Home Cinema 5030UBe also allows you to wirelessly stream HD content from video devices to the projector. The supplied WirelessHD transmitter operates in the 60 GHz band, and has five HDMI  inputs for connecting your Satellite/Cable Box, Blu-ray/DVD player, Game Console, and other HDMI-compatible sources. You can connect an MHL-compatible smartphone or tablet to the HDMI 5/MHL (IN) port on the WirelessHD Transmitter. The wireless transmitter should be placed within 32' of the projector. The transmitter is also equipped with an HDMI output and optical digital output to connect your WirelessHD connected sources to your TV (the WirelessHD transmitter only outputs 2ch audio). In addition, there is a side-panel USB (type-A) port which can be used to charge the included 3D glasses. The transmitter is 6.875" (w) x 2.3125 " (h) x 6.25" (d), and weighs 1.3 lbs.

    Note: If you're using an A/V receiver, the preferred hookup is to connect your AV sources to your home theater receiver first, then go out from the receiver to the WirelessHD transmitter, and then to your TV. This configuration allows you to retain multichannel playback, since the WirelessHD transmitter downconverts multichannel audio to 2-channel.

    THX 3D Display Certification (2D-to-3D Conversion): The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe 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 5030UBe 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 5030UBe'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 5030UBe 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 5030UBe 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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    ratings [ Mark  Jul 06, 2016 ]
    After reading all of the reviews on many different projectors. This is the one that kept coming up as most bang for the buck. The only complaint I've seen is the large size of the projector. This will not be a problem for me as I will have mine mounted on the ceiling. I also chose this because of the wireless HDMI connections. Nobody wants to run a 50 foot HDMI cable to the projector. [ Jeremy  Jul 03, 2016 ]
    Awesome projector. [ TUOC  Jun 08, 2016 ]
    Family entertainment [ Navy Federal Cr  Mar 12, 2016 ]
    Excellent reviews. Initially, consultant couldn't find a way for it to work because of the longer throw and a support beam that was in the way. Nevertheless, he was ultimately able to solve the problem and we can, indeed, use our first-choice projector. [ Wayne  Mar 02, 2016 ]
    Amazing picture even in a room with some ambient light in it. Picture is amazing and Wi-HD transmitter made installation simple and easy. [ Jacob  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    I've been researching for awhile. I had the 5030UB and liked it but wanted the wireless HDMI functionality. I have a movie room with a ceiling projector and the previous owner ran all the old wires behind the wall (s-video, component/composite) without an access panel. This was done before HDMI was in wide usage. I really didn't want to rip up the wall so I researched a ton of wireless HDMI projectors. This one seemed to be the best all around. [ Justin  Dec 05, 2015 ]

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