If you want to take your gaming to a whole new level, see a concert as if you were in the front row, or watch a movie just like you would in the cinema, a home theater projector is ideal for you. But choosing one when there are so many on the market is tough.
We have chosen two home theater projectors, the Epson 3500 vs 5030ub. We are going to compare all of their specifications including features, connectivity, and appearance. All of the information will be included in a comparison chart before we finish off with some pros and cons.
There are a few things that the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub have in common, so we will begin here.
The following chart lets you see the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub side by side.
The Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub are high definition projectors with a resolution of 1080p.
2D and 3D
For the ultimate real-life experience, you can watch movies in 2D and 3D. The Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub even come with 2 sets of 3D glasses that you can charge with the cable included.
There are a number of ways to connect the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub, but, the most convenient and latest way to connector these home theatre projectors is wirelessly.
As well as the controls on top of the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub, you will receive a remote control to control the settings from the comfort of your seat.
Keystone correction will automatically adjust the screen so that it appears as a rectangle, regardless of the angle of the background. Both the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub have keystone correction.
You can zoom in and out with the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub. Aside from this, you can annually adjust the lens horizontally and vertically to get the exact screen adjustment for your viewing.
There is a two-year limited warranty with the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub. There is also a 90-day warranty for the bulb.
There are just as many features that differ with the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub. Let’s focus on them now.
Both of the projectors are white and modern looking. There is quite a big difference in their dimensions.
This projector measures 16.1 x 12.6 x 6.4 inches. It weighs just 9.5 pounds.
If you are planning to mount the projector to a ceiling platform, it is worth noting the difference in size. The Epson 5030ub measures 23 x 20.1 x 13.6 inches and it weighs 18.4 pounds.
The Winner Is- The Epson 3500
Contrast Ratio and Lumens
The contrast ratio is the difference between the white and the black of a display. Imagine a typical computer display has a contrast ratio of 1000:1. It means you can use the Epson 3500 and the Epson 5030ub in daylight and still appreciate the richness of the color differences
It has a contrast ratio of 70,000:1. The color and white are both 2,500 lumens
It’s hard to imagine, but the Epson has an incredible contrast ratio of 600,000:1. The lumens are slightly lower at 2,400 for both color and white.
The Winner Is- The Epson 5030ub
If you prefer not to use the wireless option, there are still plenty of other options.
On the back of the projector, you will find connections for an HDMI 1, HDMI 2, composite video, computer with the D-Sub 15 pin, and a USB A.
There is also the 2 HDMI connectors and composite video. However, the is are 3 additional RCA components and you can connect a computer with a VGA D-sub 15 pin.
The Winner Is- A Tie
The lamp life is an indicator of how long the bulb inside the projector will work.
If you want to use the projector on Eco Mode, the lamp life is up to 5,000 hours. On the Normal Mode, it will last for up to 3,500 hours.
In Normal Mode, this lamp will last for up to 4,000 hours. The Eco Mode is the same.
The Winner Is- The Epson 5030ub
Pros and Cons
Before our final verdict, here are some pros and cons of the two home theater projectors from Epson.
Last update on 2021-10-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API