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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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Epson Home Cinema 5020UB Review
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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 said that this Epson data projector was outstanding.

Good Expert Reviews

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

Good Brand

Data projectors built by Epson have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just data projectors) and found that Epson also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 5020UB owner concluded that the product had good picture quality. One Epson 5020UB owner who purchased it wrote that it had good colour saturation.

Robust

One customer who bought the product considered that it was reliable. Bigpicturebigsound.com wrote four years ago “With its deep black levels, accurate colors, dependable grayscale tracking” and rated it 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Epson 5020UB owner mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Four years ago Bigpicturebigsound.com wrote in their review “Auto iris is quiet.” and scored it 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

Some people who bought this projector reckoned that it had good features. Bigpicturebigsound.com mentioned in their review of this projector four years ago “Plenty of features including motorized lens cover, horizontal” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their review “The Panasonic AE8000 has a number of features and picture enhancements that the 5020UBe lacks”.

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that the Epson 5020UB was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com said in their review of this projector “The Epson 5020UB projector offers excellent picture quality for the money”.

Supports Full HD

The Epson 5020UB supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including the Benq W7000+, the JVC DLA-X35, or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Epson 5020UB supports 3D. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years also support 3D.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+, the JVC DLA-X35, or the Optoma W311.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

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

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 5020UB is 0.45", the biggest is 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.63". 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 have been on the market for around the same time as the 5020UB.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Epson 5020UB is a two HDMI ports quantity projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the noise level (economic mode)s range from 20dB to 40dB. The Epson 5020UB has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 22 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Epson 5020UB owner concluded that the product was not good value for money. Bigpicturebigsound.com wrote in their review “WirelessHD option 5020UBe) not as good a value” but despite that they still rated the product 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 5020UB does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the 5020UB do have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the HD30, or the W311 both from Optoma or the NEC NP-M352 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Epson 5020UB does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 4,000 hours, the Epson 5020UB has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the 5020UB. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 5020UB is 6,600h.

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Heavy

The weights of data projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 2.2g to 26kg. At 8.2 kilograms, the Epson 5020UB is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Epson 5020UB

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the 5020UB is £119 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 123 data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Epson 5020UB has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the 5020UB.

There are a number of alternative 32dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the EH-TW5910 (£899.00), or the EH-TW9000 (£2,650.00) both from Epson or the Benq W7000+.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,400 ANSI lumens, the Epson 5020UB has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2,400 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PT-AT6000E (£943.00), and the Epson EH-TW9000 (£2,650.00) is also worth considering.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Optoma GT1080 (£590.00) (2,800 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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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

(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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