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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 32dB 2,400 ANSI Lumens May 2014
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2D And 3D High-definition Dedicated Home Theater Projector With THX Certification And Ultra Black Levels. Bring the movie theater experience home with the Home Cinema 5030UB. Experience incredible... More
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19 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that this projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, CNET.com.au and projectorcentral.com this projector has an overall expert rating of 86%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 14 owner reviews this data projector has a marvellous average owner rating.

Good Brand

Epson data projectors have good reviews on average and across all data projectors Epson is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

Some Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub reviewers wrote that the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub had good features. Cnet.com.au scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub on CNET.com.au “Plenty of features inc”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Good Support

One Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub owner considered that the product had good technical guidance.

Good Size

One Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good depth. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com wrote in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub review “Accurate color• Sharp image with plenty of depth• Lots of light output• WirelessHD makes installation easier• Wide zoom” .

Supports Full HD

The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub which do not support full HD.

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Supports 3D

The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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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 data projectors of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of this age and type. Across all data projectors that were released more than two years ago the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Big Matrix Size

Across all the data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.63". When compared to other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub, the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub's matrix size of 0.74 inches is one of the biggest.

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Three Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has more component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins than most of the data projectors that were released more than two years ago. This projector is a three component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in projector compared to most of the data projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is 140W and the biggest is 580W. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has one of the bigger bulb powers (350 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 22 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years. Similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub have noise level (economic mode)s of between 20dB and 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub have a built-in speaker(s), however the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this type and age do not support wi-Fi. The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 4,000 hours, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub. Multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,600h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Heavy

Projectors of this age and spec have weights of between 2.2g and 26kg, and the average weight is 5kg. The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is one of the heavier projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub (8.3 kilograms) amongst data projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] (34dB), or the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] (32dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,400 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub.

There are a number of alternative 2,400 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] which has better reviews.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Optoma HD151X[plb_2591351_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Colour Modes (3D)
Colour Modes (2D)
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(5)
20 August 2014

Likes? High contrast and accurate color? Sharp image with plenty of depth? Lots of light output? WirelessHD makes installation easier? Wide zoom and lens shift range? Terrific valueDislikes?...

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB projector can deliver great dark-room images yet has enough light output for moderately lit rooms
Achieves darker blacks than last year's version
Excellent color accuracy
Ample shadow detail
Plenty of features
Black levels not quite as deep as somewhat more expensive D-ILA competitors
Auto iris required for peak performance
15 February 2014

The Epson 5030UB projector is better then ever, with excellent picture quality for the money and class-leading light output, making it shine in both dark and moderately lit rooms...

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB projector can deliver great darkroom images yet has enough light output for moderately lit rooms
Achieves darker blacks than last year's version
Excellent color accuracy
Ample shadow detail
Plenty of features inc
Black levels not quite as deep as somewhat more expensive DILA competitors
Auto iris required for peak performance
14 February 2014

The Epson 5030UB projector is better then ever, with excellent picture quality for the money and class-leading light output, making it shine in both dark and moderately lit rooms...

6 November 2013

Projectorcentral.com

This year's CEDIA trade show in Denver saw Epson refresh its entire home theater projector line. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB is this year's upgrade to the Home Cinema 5020UB, one of... Read more…

27 October 2013

Projectorreviews.com

2500 and change gets you great black level performance, and a first class projector in terms of picture. 3D, and 2 pair of glasses, best warranty?for excellent price/performance.The Epson HC5030... Read more…

User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 5 November 2013 by NinonMEDIA
NinonMEDIA would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB (Verified Purchase)

In the past 15 years, I have done so many trade shows using high projectors, office projectors and I never impress with the image quality. I wondering around [*] looking at all these big vivid... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2014 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB

Had the projector several months one and I can say that it is a great projector. Part of the reason that I purchased it was the Fujinon lense. Since Fuji makes lenses for Hasselblad and I have... Read more…

Reviewed 11 February 2014 by Rockjul

The projector was so easy to use right out of the box. A high definition picture is one thing on a 46 inch television but wait till you see the picture this projector puts on a big screen, wow! I... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2015 by D W from Alabama
D W from Alabama would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB

I bought this projector after much research and I am very pleased with it. It has a very bright picture, sharp detail and wonderful color. I do not use the 3d option very much and would suggest it... Read more…

Clear Sound
Energy Efficient
Interfaces Well With TV
Thundering Bass
Easy To Set Up
Speakers
Sound
Expensive
Lens Shutter Delay
No Printed Manual
Reviewed 17 November 2014 by Konadan
Konadan would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB (Verified Purchase)

I bought the projector for 3D. It has surpassed my expectations...

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