1/20/2012 - Art Feierman from Projector Reviews
Epson Home Cinema 5010 Home Theater Projector Review
11/23/2011 - Art Feierman
It was a close thing, the Home Cinema 5010 projector arrived less than a week before Thanksgiving, with another review (Acer already started). Despite that, we managed to get about 75% of the review posted the night before Thanksgiving. -art
Update, 1/20/2012: Epson replaced the original pre-production Home Cinema 5010 projector, with a full production one. The new one is visibly sharper, impressively so. It is sharper than the JVC RS45 I'm currently reviewing at the time of this update. The rest of the review is not updated to reflect this improvement. [Read entire review]
11/30/2011 - Bill Livolsi from Projector Central
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010
LCD 3D 1080p Projector
Bill Livolsi, November 30, 2011
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010 is Epson's brand new 3D 1080p projector for home theater. Like the Home Cinema 8700 UB, the 5010 has impressive contrast and very high maximum lumen output. This allows the projector to fill large screens in dark rooms or effectively combat ambient light in living rooms and other shared spaces.
Where the Home Cinema 3010 was a bit of a departure for Epson, the 5010 is a return to form. The projector's 2.1:1 zoom lens and extensive H/V lens shift give it some of the best placement flexibility in its price class, while Frame Interpolation and Super Resolution both add subtle enhancements to an already great image. With street prices hovering around $2700, the Home Cinema 5010 is a strong contender in this year's home theater line-up. [Read entire review]
9/2/2011 - Evan Powell from Projector Central
Epson to Unveil 3D 1080p Models
Evan Powell — Sep 2, 2011
If you are heading to the CEDIA trade show next week, the Epson booth is one you won’t want to miss...
Epson will be unveiling three new 3D 1080p models based on the new D9 inorganic 480 Hz LCD panels—the Pro Cinema 6010, the Home Cinema 5010, and the Home Cinema 3010.
The most aggressively priced unit, the 3010, delivers full HD 3D with two pairs of 3D glasses and an emitter for only $1,599. It is rated at 30,000:1 contrast and 2200 lumens, and is scheduled for shipment in October. [Read More]