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Epson 5020UB
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Epson 5020UB Projector

CNET.com.au Editor's Choice CNET.com 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 multimedia projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both CNET.com and CNET.com.au, both of which concluded that this data projector was brilliant.

Good Expert Reviews

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

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

Epson has good average ratings for its data projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 5020UB owner mentioned that the product had good picture quality. One customer wrote that this projector had good colour saturation.

Good Technical Features

Several Epson 5020UB owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features. Bigpicturebigsound.com mentioned four years ago “Plenty of features including motorized lens cover, horizontal” and scored the Epson 5020UB 4 stars. Expert website Projectorcentral.com mentioned five years ago “The Panasonic AE8000 has a number of features and picture enhancements that the 5020UBe lacks” in their Epson 5020UB review.

Robust

One person concluded that it was reliable. Four years ago expert review site Bigpicturebigsound.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote “With its deep black levels, accurate colors, dependable grayscale tracking”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Epson 5020UB reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was quiet. Bigpicturebigsound.com said “Auto iris is quiet.” in their review of this projector.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought this projector concluded that it was good quality. Cnet.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “The Epson 5020UB projector offers excellent picture quality for the money”.

Supports Full HD

The Epson 5020UB supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years which do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Epson 5020UB supports 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price], and the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.74 inches, the Epson 5020UB has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The average matrix size of data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 0.63", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.75".

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most data projectors that are a comparable age to the 5020UB have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Epson 5020UB which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Data projectors of this age and spec have noise level (economic mode)s of between 20dB and 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 22 decibels, the Epson 5020UB has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst data projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 5020UB does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the 5020UB do have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the HD30[pl_1915718_price], or the W311[pl_3054527_price] both from Optoma which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors that were released around the same time as the 5020UB do not support wi-Fi. The Epson 5020UB is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Epson 5020UB is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Heavy

The weights of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the 5020UB range from 2.2g to 26kg, and the average weight is 5kg. At 8.2 kilograms, the Epson 5020UB is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the 5020UB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson 5020UB

Released Over Three Years Ago

Epson released the 5020UB over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Epson 5020UB has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 32dB noise level projectors currently available including the EH-TW9000[pl_1751108_price], or the EH-TW5910[pl_1717178_price] both from Epson or the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,400 ANSI lumens, the Epson 5020UB has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2,400 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price], or the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the GT1080[pl_2415608_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the HD151X[pl_2591351_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AV Input
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Weight (imperial)

2 Awards

CNET.com.au Editor's Choice CNET.com 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 $88.13
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Total running cost over 5 years $89.63
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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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