This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Epson's 5020UB projector is a cinematic feast
About Video Transcript

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

1:22 /

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.

New releases

More tech ideas for Halloween
0:58 October 23, 2014
Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you're looking for a sweet or scary way to celebrate, CNET's...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours,...
25:03 October 23, 2014
On today's show, we discuss virtual reality tours of the moon using Oculus Rift, all the crazy things we spotted...
Play video
iPhone 6 You Up - The Music Vi...
2:55 October 23, 2014
We celebrate the launch of the iPhone 6 with "iPhone 6 You Up". All night.
Play video
Facebook Rooms joins the anonymous-chat...
2:54 October 23, 2014
A new app from Facebook puts a twist on anonymous messaging, Apple stores still see long lines for iPhones,...
Play video
Microsoft's Chromecast competitor...
1:39 October 23, 2014
This little dongle sends your screen from your Windows machine (and some Android devices) right to your T...
Play video
Take a look at the Windows 10 Start...
1:21 October 23, 2014
Windows 10 has revamped the Start menu; let's check it out.
Play video
Marantz SR5009 receiver: Stunningly...
1:44 October 23, 2014
The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and it follows through with...
Play video
Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet vs....
2:14 October 23, 2014
Sharon Profis compares the security, ease of use and availability of some of the most popular mobile payment...
Play video