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Epson 5020UB
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Epson 5020UB Projector

CNET.com Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice
1080p (1920x1080) 32dB 2,400 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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Brilliant 2D and 3D Entertainment at Home. Featuring Full HD 1080p performance and an astounding contrast ratio of up to 320,000:1, the Home Cinema 5020UB makes it easier than ever to entertain... More
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15 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This data projector received an "Editor's Choice" from both CNET.com and CNET.com.au, both of which decided that this projector was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Epson multimedia projector is 83% based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, bigpicturebigsound.com and CNET.com.au.

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Epson projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all multimedia projectors built by Epson.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 5020UB reviewer who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. One person said in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality.

Robust

One customer who purchased this projector considered that it was reliable. Expert website Bigpicturebigsound.com said “With its deep black levels, accurate colors, dependable grayscale tracking” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who reviewed this projector concluded that it had good features. Bigpicturebigsound.com said three years ago “Plenty of features including motorized lens cover, horizontal” and scored it 4 stars. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of the Epson 5020UB “The Panasonic AE8000 has a number of features and picture enhancements that the 5020UBe lacks”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it concluded that it was quiet. Bigpicturebigsound.com mentioned in their review of the Epson 5020UB “Auto iris is quiet.” and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

One Epson 5020UB owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago Cnet.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned “The Epson 5020UB projector offers excellent picture quality for the money”.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Epson 5020UB supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the 5020UB which do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+ ($5,907.74), or the Acer H9500BD.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Epson 5020UB supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the 5020UB also support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Benq W7000+ ($5,907.74), the Panasonic PT-RZ470 ($3,659.99), or the Optoma W311 which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

At 0.74 inches, the Epson 5020UB has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.76".

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Two HDMI Ports

The Epson 5020UB is a two HDMI port projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the projectors that came out more than two years ago the noise levels in economy mode range from 20dB to 40dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 22 decibels, the Epson 5020UB has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Epson 5020UB does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Optoma W311, or the Benq W750 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Epson 5020UB does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the 5020UB also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Number of Colours

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 830M. The Epson 5020UB has one of the lower numbers of colours (only 1.07 million) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 5020UB is 6,900h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,000h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 4,000 hours, the Epson 5020UB has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson 5020UB

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Epson 5020UB has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 5020UB.

Other 32dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the EH-TW5910, or the EH-TW9000 both from Epson which has better reviews.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,400 ANSI lumens, the Epson 5020UB has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 5020UB.

Alternative 2,400 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Epson EH-TW9000, or the Panasonic PT-AT6000E.

If you would prefer a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Optoma GT1080 ($674.00) (2,800 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Weight

2 Awards

CNET.com Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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With its deep black levels, accurate colors, dependable grayscale tracking, and intense light output, the 5020UB has it where it counts in every department. Regardless of whether or not you plan...

Incredible light output
Lovely, deep blacks
Flexible lens shift and zoom range
The Epson 5020 projector can deliver great darkroom images yet has enough light output for moderately lit rooms, too
Excellent color accuracy
Auto iris is quiet, but it could be quieter
300 for WirelessHD seems like a lot
Only 2 pairs of 3D glasses included
4 please
Black levels not quite as deep as some competitors
15 March 2013

The Epson 5020UB projector offers excellent picture quality for the money, and is versatile enough for both dark and moderately lit rooms...

CNET.com.au

14 March 2013

The Epson 5020UB projector offers excellent picture quality for the money, and is versatile enough for both dark and moderately lit rooms...

CNET.com

7 November 2012

The Panasonic AE8000 has a number of features and picture enhancements that the 5020UBe lacks. However, the 5020UBe has a few unique features of its own, such as a wider lens shift range and RF...

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Electricity cost when switched on $90.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $92.41
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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