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Epson 1080UB vs 5020UB should I upgrade?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by jason123, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. jason123

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    Hey all just wondering if anyone else upgraded their projector? I have a 1080UB now and I am looking at new projectors now. Should I go to the epson 5020ub?
     
  2. Gregg Loewen

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    the Epson 5030 is now on the market (or will be within the next 2 weeks).
     
  3. jason123

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    That looks like a replacement, thx! Contrast goes from 320,000:1 to Contrast ratio up to 600,000:1 is that the only improvement?
     
  4. Gregg Loewen

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    thats a pretty big one. What are you looking for, the added ability of slicing bread ?
     
  5. jason123

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    Ooooo I do like bread :) just trying to make sure the expense will be noticeable and worth it!
     
  6. jason123

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    Correction the 1080ub is 50,000:1 the 5030ub is 600,000:1
     
  7. Jim Mcc

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    The contrast ratios given by the manufacturers are absolutely worthless marketing BS. Please don't buy a projector based on that. The only contrast ratio that matters is the ANSI contrast ratio(after calibration). A lot of the reviews will tell you that number.
     

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