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Epson to Unveil 3D 1080p Models

If you are heading to the CEDIA trade show next week, the Epson booth is one you won’t want to miss...

Epson will be unveiling three new 3D 1080p models based on the new D9 inorganic 480 Hz LCD panels—the Pro Cinema 6010, the Home Cinema 5010, and the Home Cinema 3010.

The most aggressively priced unit, the 3010, delivers full HD 3D with two pairs of 3D glasses and an emitter for only $1,599. It is rated at 30,000:1 contrast and 2200 lumens, and is scheduled for shipment in October.

The 5010 and 6010 are the higher performance models, rated at 200,000:1 contrast and 2400 lumens. The differences between them are related to marketing channels. The Pro Cinema 6010 is packaged for the custom installer. It includes ISF Calibration for customizable settings, an extra lamp, a ceiling mount, a third year of warranty, and a cable cover for flexibility in installation. The 5010 will be more widely available through online resellers, and is a less expensive package designed for the DIY home theater enthusiast. Pricing on the 5010 and 6010 is not yet determined, but you can count on it being attractive. These models should be available in November.

A version of Home Cinema models will offer wireless capability. Those models will be known as the 5010e and the 3010e respectively.

Epson still plans to release the 1,000,000:1 contrast, reflective LCD based Pro Cinema 610000 that was announced last year. CEDIA attendees will be able to see this unit in action at the Epson booth as well. Currently this model, which is not 3D enabled, is scheduled for shipment prior to year end.

I had an opportunity to see the 3010 and 6010 last week at Epson’s headquarters in Long Beach, CA. From what I could tell, Epson appears to be taking their tradition of excellent performance for the money to the next level. 3LCD technology has been improving by leaps and bounds. It is now capable of producing rich, high contrast, pixel free video images that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

We will be anxious to get our hands on the Home Cinema 3010 and Home Cinema 5010 as soon as possible after CEDIA. Assuming the review samples arrive on schedule, the reviews should be done by the end of this month.

Evan Powell

Reader Comments(15 comments)

Posted Sep 2, 2011 7:31 AM PST

By George Stoll

Woowee! I had my sights on the Optoma HD33, but have been so happy with my current Epson that I can't wait to see this one! Great to hear that it includes two pairs of glasses, that's class.

Posted Sep 2, 2011 9:21 AM PST

By Saad

Very good news indeed. It seems strange though that the contrast on the 3010 is only 30,000:1 The "free" glasses are a nice touch. Any idea on the pricing of extra glasses?

Posted Sep 2, 2011 11:06 AM PST

By zac

lens memory feature?

Posted Sep 2, 2011 12:24 PM PST

By Jas

What's the zoom range on the 3010 & I don't suppose it has any lens shift?

Posted Sep 3, 2011 7:21 AM PST

By Bart Zuccala

No lens shift; hope not. My Epson 720P model that I bought for,I think,$1499.00 had a lens shift feature and an excellent picture. However, this is 1080P and 3D so probably not. However, mostly concerned about it's ability to diminish "crosstalk"

Posted Sep 4, 2011 8:58 AM PST

By Moogie

Hi there, thanks for the peek! I would be very happy if you could do some measurements of input lag on 2D and 3D on these new projectors when you get your hands on one.

Posted Sep 5, 2011 3:38 PM PST

By Steve Hebert

I read the aspect ratio is 16x10 on the 3010, 5010 and 6010. Why? Will there be bars at the top and bottom when displaying HDTV and blu-ray DVD? Why would they change that?

Posted Sep 6, 2011 12:56 AM PST

By naju

REWELACJA czekalem na taki model ciekawe ile kosztuja dodatkowe okulary lampa i na ile godzin starcza a potem przydal by sie test porownawczy z optoma hd 3300

Attempted translation to English:

EXCELLENT Am waiting for for such a model and interested in how much it costs extra for glasses and how many hours the lamp lasts. An would like a comparison the the Optoma hd 3300.

Posted Sep 9, 2011 8:39 AM PST

By futurebuyer

Can't wait for a comparison between a 3010 and a HD33. Not considering the picture quality, it looks like the Epson is going to be the winner.

Posted Sep 11, 2011 6:11 AM PST

By SailorB

I visited the booth this weekend and saw both projectors, the 6010 not only gave the best 3d of the entire show and I went to all of them, it has a great 2d as well, the 610000 was amazing, the days the blacks and shadows washing into a black blob are gone, crisp defined deep clear to a level never seen before. I was blown away.

Posted Sep 12, 2011 10:17 AM PST

By Esteban Saramet

I am looking forward to seeing a demonstration of the Epson Pro Cinema 6010 and reading a full review. Within the next few months I would like to purchase a front projection system at a price within my budget.

By the way. What happened to the Epson 31000. That sounded very promising.


Esteban S.

Posted Sep 12, 2011 7:24 PM PST

By Chris Summer

Dear Evan Powers,

I was the an early fan of you and your website. However, it seems like either you have gotten really busy or for other reasons, this site has not been kept up with hapenings in the projector industry in a timely fashion. As an example, the update on Epson's latest 3D projector was on September and you mentioned about CEDIA trade show which had already took place and I didn't notice any update or info from it. I understand how much work is required to keep this site uptodate but an explaination on how did the show went would be really usuful as opposed to remind silent on it. Again, thanks for your contribution to the projector community and I hope you continue to have the energy and resources to keep up with the ever increasing fast changes in this industry.

Posted Oct 2, 2011 1:10 PM PST

By Terrill

What's the latest update on the 3010. I have been waiting for weeks for another update and nothing. When will you have a full review including video clips. I am waiting to purchase this projector but would like true feedback first.

Posted Oct 2, 2011 1:46 PM PST

By shuula

Hei. Do enyone know if is the anamorphig screen possible.(2:35:1).

3010,5010 and 6010 models.

And is the 6010 contrast black level same as.8700 model.

and are there motor zoom and focus and lens memory as like panasonic.

and i heart when there relese that old one 1,000,000:1 contrast ration projector. there was new pixel free image.

does the same tehcnis include 3010,5010 and 6010 models..

Posted Dec 13, 2011 12:13 PM PST

By rick pearson

is the 5010 worth the extra $ compared to the 3010 and am i better to get another screen than whats in you packges ?

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