Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
The outlook: Epson is following up last year's Editors' Choice-winning 5020 projector with the new PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB.
The 5020 was an excellent projector and our main concern -- poorer black levels compared with what we got from similarly priced rivals -- has been addressed in 2013. The main improvement over the previous model is an almost doubling in contrast with the new Ultra Black image system. The contrast ratio has increased from 320,000:1 to 600,000:1, while the light output remains constant at 2,400 lumens.
As with the 5020, the 5030 projector also comes in an "e" version ($2,899), which adds a five-port wireless HDMI module.
Other features of the projector are THX certification for an easier setup process and 3D playback with two sets of RF glasses in the box.
October 2, 2013 11:43 AM PDT
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| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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