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First Look: Epson's 5020UB projector is a cinematic feast

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First Look: Epson's 5020UB projector is a cinematic feast

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The Epson PowerLite 5020UB is a versatile projector that offers a great picture for the money.

Home theater projectors are not for everyone. You need a screen, a dedicated room, and complete darkness. Or do you? Hi. I'm Ty Pendlebury from CNET.com, and this is the Epson PowerLite 5020UB. This is a bright little projector. And when I say little, I mean pretty damn large. And it's one of the first I recommend if you need a projector for a dimly-lit room. It has a really high light output, and will work as long as light isn't streaming into the room. But of course, it works best in darkness. The projector comes with a bunch of features, including two pairs of 3D glasses and manual lens shift, which makes setup really easy. If you pay an extra 300 bucks, you also get a version which includes wireless HDMI. But you should probably save your money and get the basic version instead. For around $2500, the standard Epson is a really good performer, and gives projectors worth $1000 more a real run for their money. Colors are natural, the images have plenty of shadow detail, and black levels are as good as you'll get for the money. If I was going to buy a home theater projector right now, this is probably the one I'd get. It's got a great combination of image quality and affordable pricing. The Epson PowerLite 5020UB comes highly recommended. This has been Ty Pendlebury for CNET.com.

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