Great color, high contrast, and excellent placement flexibility
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UBe is the newest addition to the Epson home theater line, and it continues their tradition of fully-featured, high-value home theater projectors. Its bright picture combines deep contrast and vibrant color to create a picture that pops off of the screen, while its 3D performance has received a significant boost thanks to new RF-sync glasses.
Great color, high contrast, and excellent placement flexibility make the Epson 5020 series easy to like.
Solid color performance
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.
Very good 3D Performance - minimal crosstalk or motion blur effects.
I really enjoyed my time with the Espon PowerLight Home Cinema 5010e. Set up and use was fairly easy. The rear panel connections are clearly labeled and spaced, the side-mounted controls easily accessible, and I found the backlit remote control was easy to use. The onscreen menu system was understandable and easy to navigate.
Excellent color, and overall picture quality, post calibration
The Sony is also a fun projector if you like to play with toys. It has plenty of controls, including the ability to adjust the projector in 9 separate sections of the screen. Also of note, besides two choices on dynamic iris (I primarily used Auto 1), you can change the iris to a manual mode.
Impressive amount of light, especially in Cinema mode
The Sony VPL-VWPRO1 is a solid home theater projector, bringing SXRD technology into the home for a lower price than in previous years. High calibrated lumen output makes the VWPRO1 absolutely ideal for large-screen theater and allows consumers to consider truly massive screens for their home cinemas. Snappy response time will make video game buffs happy.
Very good "Out of the Box" picture quality
A very worthy projector. Solid in all areas, impressive black levels, but skin tone handling and overall color are the real strength that makes the Sony VPL-HW15 deserve our Hot Product award. The lowering of the price point simply makes the HW15 even more deserving.
Sony's new HW15 is their lowest-priced 1080p projector yet released. Despite the price, Sony has made few compromises regarding image quality and feature set. The HW15 improves upon the HW10 in several ways. It brings the best features of LCOS, like a silky-smooth film-like picture, deep black levels, and silent operation down to a price point that's accessible to more consumers.
Sets a really high new standard
As well as succeeding where its predecessor did not in justifying its price hike over Sony's latest entry-level SXRD model, the VW85 sets a really high new standard for the £5,000 sector of the projector market. Will JVC's new D-ILA models manage to be even better? Well, sadly I just don't know right now. But man, it's going to be fun finding out
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