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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010 Projector Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010
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Street Price: n/a
3D: Full HD 3D
Contrast:200,000:1
Lumens:2400
Weight: 18.0 lbs
Resolution:1920x1080
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Technology:3 LCD
Lens:2.1x manual
Lens Shift:H + V
Lamp Life:4,000 Hrs
5,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:n/a
Warranty:2 year
Connectors:  Composite, Component, VGA In, HDMI (x2), Network, USB, RS232, 12-Volt Trigger
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010
LCD 3D 1080p Projector

Bill Livolsi, November 30, 2011

Conclusion

Epson's Home Cinema 5010 is a 3D projector done right. From the comments we've been getting, it seems like a lot of people have been waiting for a 3D version of the Home Cinema 8700 UB -- that is, a strong home theater projector with great contrast and solid color performance, with the brightness to light up a very large screen and 3D performance that's competitive with the best of this year's crop. The Home Cinema 5010 is that projector.

Even if you have zero interest in 3D, the Home Cinema 5010 is a great 2D projector. It has the contrast and color to bring even the most detailed Blu-ray movies to life, while Frame Interpolation decreases motion judder and Super Resolution breathes new life into standard definition DVD movies. The Home Cinema 5010 is a step beyond the 8700 UB and a worthy upgrade for current owners of that projector.

Now, factor in the Home Cinema 5010's 3D performance. High lumen output keeps the picture from looking dim or washed out at large screen sizes. There is little crosstalk or flickering instability, making for a solid, stable image. It all adds up to an enjoyable viewing experience, no matter what type of content you'd like to watch. At $2699, the Home Cinema 5010 is a great value and a serious contender in this year's home theater lineup.

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