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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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20 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, CNET.com.au and projectorcentral.com this multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 86 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 14 user reviews this multimedia projector has a superb average user rating.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We calculated the average reviews for all Epson projectors and also specifically for Epson multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Epson had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Good Technical Features

A few Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub reviewers thought this projector had good features. Cnet.com.au rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Plenty of features inc” in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub review.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub owner mentioned that this projector was good quality.

Good Support

One Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub owner who purchased it thought it had good technical guidance.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it thought it was a good depth. Hometheaterhifi.com wrote in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub three years ago “Accurate color• Sharp image with plenty of depth• Lots of light output• WirelessHD makes installation easier• Wide zoom” .

Reasonably Priced

A few Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub reviewers agreed that it was good value for money. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com three years ago “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”. Projectorreviews.com said in their review four years ago “2 pair of glasses, best warranty…for excellent price/performance” .

One customer concluded that it was cheap.

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Supports Full HD

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors of this age and type 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 projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub.

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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 multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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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 the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

At 0.74 inches, the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub. The smallest matrix size of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is 0.45", the biggest is 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.63".

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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 multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. This projector is a three component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in projector compared to most of the projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub which only have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is a two HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

At 350 Watts, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub the bulb powers range from 140W to 580W.

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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 multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of data projectors of this age and spec range from 20dB to 40dB. The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 22 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Optoma HD25-LV which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2,000h to 30,000h. The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s (only 4,000 hours) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Heavy

With a weight of 8.3 kilograms, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub the weights range from 2.2g to 26kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Epson data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq W750 (£432.09) (34dB), or the Epson EH-TW9000 (£2,650.00) (32dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,400 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

Alternative 2,400 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the Panasonic PT-AT6000E (£943.00) which has better reviews.

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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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