New Epson 3D Projectors – a major Correction

Greetings, I’ll keep this short and sweet.  I will immediately be updating the key previous blog on the new projectors as well as the “First Look” Previews posted on the main website.

My error, I had mis-understood that the e models, the Home Cinema 3010e and the Home Cinema 5010e  would differ by offering wirelessHD, instead of 3D, for the same price.  (I’ve got to learn to listen better.)

As it turns out, the Home Cinema 3010e has both 3D and WirelessHD, by comparison, the Home Cinema 3010 has 3D but no Wireless HD. I had the price correct for the Home Cinema 3010, at $1599, but the Home Cinema 3010e, with both capabilities, will be $1799.

The same story for the Home Cinema 5010 and 5010e:

Expect the Home Cinema 5010e to cost a bit more than the Home Cinema 5010, due to the addition of the WirelessHD, but so far Epson hasn’t released any prices.  We expect that to happen on Thursday.  I’ll be meeting with them, on Thursday, so look for an update from me later that day.

Finally, the Epson Pro Cinema 6010 projector, as the flagship, also has both 3D and Wireless HD.

That’s it, sorry about my error.  -art

News and Comments

  • evnow

    But the big question is – does 3010 have lens shift. If it doesn’t, then the Optoma HD33 remains more attractive, because of no crosstalk in DLPs.

    • Hi evnow, Sorry, got word back from Epson – no lens shift on the 3010 and 3010e… And I just don’t know how much fixed offset it has. But what’s this about no crosstalk on DLP projectors? -a

  • Matthieu

    But that is incredible.

    I’ve read your review on the Peerless itrio.
    I was very enthusiastic, till I saw it could not do 3D because of the 60Hz limit.

    Now this 5010e does wireless 1080P 480Hz, which is very sophisticated, so I believe Epson is also in this matter a leading company.

    • Hey Matthieu, you know I’ve been following the wireless HD variations since the beginning. Yep, I love that Epson is offering in three models 5010e, 3010e and the 6010. But back to the HD-Flow Itrio. I have little doubt that they will have a 120hz version at some point not too far out. I stopped by, and they are fully aware of the demand for 3D support.

      The other aspect is that the trio has superb range, and can support multi-casting into different rooms. So, it may have firm place in the projector world (along with all good competition, for that, and that only Epson has a wireless solution announced at all, at this point.