Home theater projectors are not for everyone.
You need a screen, a dedicated room, and complete darkness.
Or do you?
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.