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

Good Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, bigpicturebigsound.com and CNET.com.au the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 83 out of 100.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Epson is one of the better rated multimedia projector brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Epson also has good reviews for its projectors.

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. Most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the 5020UB do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection to this projector 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 Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Epson 5020UB supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price], or the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of projectors that are a similar age to the 5020UB range from 0.45" to 0.76", and the average matrix size is 0.64". At 0.74 inches, the Epson 5020UB has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the 5020UB.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Epson 5020UB is a two HDMI port projector. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 5020UB have between one and three HDMI ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Projectors that have been available for more than two years have noise levels in economy mode of between 20dB and 40dB. The Epson 5020UB has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 22 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person who reviewed the Epson 5020UB wrote that it was not good value for money. Bigpicturebigsound.com said in their review of the Epson 5020UB “WirelessHD option 5020UBe) not as good a value”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Epson 5020UB does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the 5020UB also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the W311[pl_3054527_price], or the HD25[pl_1883129_price] both from Optoma or the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Epson 5020UB is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Number of Colours

At only 1.07 million, the Epson 5020UB has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the 5020UB the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 810M.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Epson 5020UB is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and type have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Epson 5020UB

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the 5020UB is £119 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 102 projectors of this spec and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Epson released the 5020UB.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Epson 5020UB has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 32dB noise level data projectors to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the EH-TW9000[pl_1751108_price], and the EH-TW5910[pl_1717178_price] both from Epson or the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Projector Brightness

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

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 2,400 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price], and the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Optoma GT1080[plb_2415608_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
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Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
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
AV Input
Networking
Storage
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
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Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
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Certificates
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Technical Details

2 Awards

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

Expert Reviews

(4)

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 £116.65
Electricity cost when on standby £1.99
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Total running cost over 5 years £118.64
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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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