Reviews and Problems with Epson EH-TW5000 / PowerLite Home Cinema 6500UB
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bulb dims more rapidly than advertised
Stephen Laskevitch "Adobe Certified Instructor", Amazon
22 May 2013
Summary: The many other reviews here that praise the quality of this projector are right, so long as the bulb in the projector is relatively fresh. Now, after several replacements, I can say that it becomes unacceptably dim in about 1000 hours, nowhere near the 3000-4000 claimed. We clean the filter regularly, keep the room dimmed, but at about 1000 hours, the image rapidly becomes faint and greenish. At about $300 per bulb, that's pretty disappointing.
Summary: I have owned several projectors including the newer Epson 8100. This PJ blows everything I've seen out of the water. In the same league as much more expensive JVC RS2. Very good 3D like image and black levels like you have never seen. PJ may look even better then you local movie theater. WARNING: once you have seen this image there's no going back to cheaper projectors.
Summary: I have had this projector for about 18 months. It is set up in a room with no ambient light so the brightness is more than adequate, but perceived picture quality is much better with the lights off or very dim. Since the bulbs are not crazy expensive and it came with a free replacement I have been using it on full brightness. The picture quality is great and it seems to handle motion very well.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had my epson for over a year now. Although the image quality is EXCELLENT, and the color depth is still quite impressive compared to other projectors, it routinley fails to deliver with regards to the bulb life. I've gone through about 4 bulbs now, each lasting between 1300-1500 hours out of a promised 2,000... At $300 a peice, I feel like I should have got a free one by now. That being said however, I had a bulb explode today.
Summary: After many years of wishing and slowly peicing togther the parts for a home theater I have finally achieved this lofty goal. This is my first projector so bare in mind my relative experience. A few things to note. I use this projector solely for movie watching and usually at night in a completely dark room. I am not using a blu-ray player but an HDMI equipped Sony DVD player with "upscaling" on a 106" screen. This machine is AMAZING. The picture quality is first class!
Summary: Personal Experience Outstanding picture. Amazing blacks, fantastic details and sharpness, great colours. Problem with focus however, frame interpolation adds some artifacts. That being said, watching avatar with 1080p and frame interpolation turned on is - for a cineast - almost a religious experience, metaphorically speaken. Since I bought my tw5000, I can't stand the poor picture quality in cinemas. Only bluray 1080p for me!
Summary: THIS PROJECTORS IMAGE COULD NOT BE GREATER!!!!!! I WAS SHOCKED AT THE DEPTH AND THE REALISUM OF THE PICTURE, I FEEL LIKE IM ON THE SHOOT BEHIND THE PRODUCERS CAMERA.......... SHOCKINGLY REAL! TRUE TO LIFE ON A 135" SCREEN, WOW!
Summary: Amazing video quality, I've got it at 150" diagonally on my wall with no projector screen and it still looks perfect. Watching movies and playing games from my ps3 and computer is just exilerating on this beautiful projection. The 75,000:1 contrast ratio is definitely one of the highlights of this machine. This is better than most LCD Tvs and you can have a 300" Tv depending on the distance and zoom. Love this thing!
Summary: Personal Experience I've been using the projector for about 6 months and have no complaints. The picture is beyond belief!!! You feel like you are the director of the movie, the movie camera is behind you, and you are standing in the same area as the actors. It almost has a 3D feeling at times. My projector is ceiling mounted, slightly farther from the 100" screen than optimal and just a couple of inches off center.