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Jul 11, 2016 12:18 AM
For the past 4 years I had been running an Epson 5010 and it recently got a vertical blue line so I decided to replace it with an Epson 5030UB.
I have a few problems with the new projector that I HOPE can be resolved via some settings.
Couple things are bothering me with this projector so far:
#1 - all the hard lines (especially for any text on the screen, like when reading a guide or etc) are edged with a red edge on top and a blue edge on bottom. So you basically have a slight red 1 pixel wide shadow up, and a blue 1 pixel wide shadow going down on every letter / number on the screen or any hard lines .
#2 - It seems like the projector doesn't refresh as quickly as the 5010, When there is motion, straight / angled lines get jagged real quick and then snap to shape , but you can definitely notice the jagged lines (like a computer game with the anti aliasing turned off)
#3 - The just over all image quality does not appear as good as my Epson 5010 did.
I assumed this was a newer (and therefore?) better version of the Epson home projector.
Did I just waste 2,000 dollars purchasing an inferior projector?
Jul 2, 2016 4:43 PM
So, I had wholly planned to purchase the Epson after reading extensive reviews. I was really torn between it and the Sony but being the thrifty person I am, I reasoned that the free bulb was a $200 value and hence made the Epson the better value. Well, life got in the way and I failed to realize the end of the month came and went and now I've missed the free bulb. My gut reaction is to just buy the in stock Sony from Crutchfield.
My biggest hesitation about the epson is that I'm a bit of an audiophile and I'm afraid the extra db will bug me while watching shows. My primary viewing is 1080p TV shows via a HTPC. This new projector will be replacing a 6 year old planar PD7010. Is this upgrade even worthwhile or should I wait on a (pseudo) 4k unit?
This is for a 100% light controlled room on a 120" screen btw.
May 29, 2016 1:05 PM
I have an Epson 5030UB, it is going on for about a year now. Over the past month I have experienced the Projector shutting down after about 5 hours of viewing. I had a company come in and clean it(no issues). I get no flashing light indicating that it is overheating, and once it shuts down I can power back on right away with no issues. I do have a Ultimate Harmony Remote, I noticed this time after I had the receiver on "mute" for a long time everything shut down. Anyone have any thoughts?
May 15, 2016 4:57 PM
I've owned the Epson 5030UB since the summer of 2014. It first shipped in Oct 2013, so I've owned it for almost 2 years and its been available for over 2 years now. I keep waiting for a significant upgrade to the 5030UB, but #1, Epson hasn't released a new model and #2, other manufacturers (e.g. Sony) have newer models, but either they are FAR more expensive (e.g. the 4k VW665ES or slightly cheaper VW365ES) or more expensive (but not as much as the 4k projectors) but with little to no significant improvement (e.g. the Sony HW65ES).
It seemed like up through 2013, Epson released new LCD panels that both Panasonic, Epson and others used to release ever improving projectors. I haven't heard from Panasonic since what, the AE8000? And Epson hasn't released a new model in over 2 years in the mid range to replace the 5030UB. Have we reached a point where its just not going to get any better? Which I guess is good, since the money spent on the 5030 is giving me a lot of longevity compared to other technology.
Am I missing something or is projector technology just stagnant?
Feb 16, 2016 4:36 PM
Has anyone else bought replacement lamps from TVLampsForLess.com? They claim to use the same UHE lamps as Epson in a compatible housing. It's a good deal less expensive ($169 vs $249 for an Epson brand replacement lamp). Anyone else bought from them? Thoughts, advice?
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