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Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector - Image Quality 4

Posted on October 8, 2013 by Art Feierman

Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector: Performance, HDTV and Sports, including 3D

These images were taken in my theater - nighttime, rear recessed 6 lights on at full intensity. Living room mode, unless otherwise noted. Once again, there is that bit of red in the images that just isn't on the screen. Below, you can make out that bit of red in the green playing field, but it's gone in "real life".

I also watched several hours of 3D concerts, boxing and NCAA football, using 3D Dynamic mode - no images though - photos don't translate well due to the effects of glasses etc. These are all 2D.

Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector: Bottom Line on HDTV Sports, and also 3D HDTV content

I don't think you can beat the Epson under $3500. It's got more 2D brightness than any other home theater projector, though there are a few lower picture quality "home entertainment" projectors that are about as bright.

The images are sharp, there's lots of pop. Dynamic mode for 2D just screams of brightness. Try Mike's adjustments, they maintain about 90% of the default brightness but make the picture noticeably better. CFI works fine for smoother motion in 2D though not active in 3D.

3D moves are really very cool, now that we have a projector with the necessary brightness, but it's the other content, that blows me away. I think I'm going to set a nice, comfortable stool about 5 feet from the screen for most of my 3D viewing of this Epson (which if all goes well, Epson won't want back, anytime soon).

Politics anyone? That slight touch of red being picked up in the image processing can be seen here, too.

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