PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UB 3D 1080p 3LCD Projector
The contrast ratio is awesome, produces very clear video. The 2d to 3d feature is also impressive. Another highlight is the brightness level...makes viewing easy on the eyes. Setup is fairly easy too, very intuitive. I'm using the projector on a 188" diagonal screen & the image is still nice and clear. The one shortcoming is the 3d glasses....they are too narrow & too small overall...makes viewing like watching a ballgame through a knothole in a fence...the frames interfere with the viewing experience.
November 9, 2013
Considering Your First Projector?
Like me, you may be considering your first projector. I had an idea of how much I wanted to spend, but knew nothing about projectors and was hesitant to even buy one as a result. After much research and increasing my budget I stepped up to the 5020. One of the reasons was because of the automatic lens shift; that is, the ability to essentially plug it in and within a few turns of a knob your screen is centered regardless where the projector is in relationship to the screen. Addiitonally, I purchased this beause of the video quality, overall performance, warranty offered by Epson, and the long shelf life and low cost of the lamp.
October 6, 2013
I would consider the 5020UB a successor to the popular Epson 8350.
Think of an 8350 with deeper blacks + 3D.
September 21, 2013
Excellent Home Theater Projector
Excellent picture right out of the box - no adjustments needed. Quiet operation in eco mode. Automatic lens cover. HDMI control works great with my Yamaha receiver and Oppo Blu-ray player. 3D is amazing! Glasses stay charged long enough for multiple viewings. Uses industry standards 3D so other brands of glasses work as well as Epson's. Uses RF instead of IR to sync with the glasses. Bright. Vivid colors. Lens shift. Only con is that the lens shift can be a bit sensitive when making fine-tuned adjustments - but a minor gripe overall. Backlit remote control. Highly recommended.
August 20, 2013
Awesome Picture Quality
The picture quality from this projector is amazing. My wife and I cannot stop using it to watch TV, although is was meant for movie and sport viewing only. Extremely easy to setup right out of the box. Highly recommend.
August 5, 2013
Had mine for little less than a year and it has been trouble free. The images are great, and "full size" sports players are nice
August 1, 2013
Great 3D Projector
I purchased this projector for a dedicated Home Theater room, its also my first projector. I have it ceiling mounted approximately 12' from a fixed frame 96" screen. It was easy to install and adjust image size and keystone. The picture is bright and sharp, and the 3D is excellent. I have 2 3D flat screen TV's one is plasma, and one is LED, but I prefer watching 3D on this projector, the 3D depth seems better. I mainly use the THX mode for both 2D and 3D, and it looks great in that mode. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
August 1, 2013
Have used the proj. now for a few months, The 3D is great on our 110 inch screen, colors are magnificent,:
con is the light on the bottom of the case is to bright in our complete dark theater(Small complaint)
If I did it over I would have purchased the 6020, just couldn't get a dealer to sell me one.
August 1, 2013
Awesome Cinematic Picture Quality
We have had the projector for about one month. It is positioned in front of us, on a table, projecting onto a large wall painted with special screen paint. The projector is about 9 feet from the wall and our viewing distance is about 17 feet or so. Set-up from this position took all of about one minute using the large lens shift and focus dials on the top of the unit. We have not altered the factory "out of the box" settings and have been simply viewing what appeared when we initially turned on the projector. Why? Because the images have been so beautiful, we just have not seen the need to do so....especially being a bit technologically challenged and not prone to tinkering. I am certain that others may want to explore the 5020UB's extensive fine tuning capabilities but, for now, the picture seems sufficiently amazing. Our viewing environment has almost total darkness at night and a modest bit of light during the day. The 2D picture coming from Blu Ray discs is extraordinarily cinematographic and beautiful. Colors are deep and rich and pop off the screen when they should. Rendering of dark scenes is excellent ( blacks, shadow detail, etc. ). DVD's through the blu ray player are very good as well, especially if they have been mastered carefully from the original source. Cable TV of HD shows is terrific. The unit is extremely quiet and I suspect that it must be in ECO mode presently. I have to put my ear near it to detect the fan distinctly. We have not tried 3D as I do not have a 3D blu ray player yet. The bottom line is that this is an amazing technological achievement, bringing full cinematographic visuals into the home at a reasonable price. It's not cheap, but just think of the money saved by not having to go to the movies!
August 1, 2013
Excelente product! Its easy to install, easy to use and it has an excelente image and excelente zoom.
July 9, 2013