Originally Posted by joepaiii
How would you compare the 5030 to the h9500bd? How is the motion on it?
The 5030 has a good variety of motion settings. I am not a big fan of SOE so I tend to keep it on a low setting. The 5030 is more adjustable than the h9500bd.
The 5030 has better brightness especially in 3d but also doesn't allow eco mode 3d so it has a lot of fan noise when it automatically turns on high output mode when you watch 3d movies.
The 5030ub is quite clean as long as you don't turn super resolution on. With super resolution on all diagonal lines appear jagged. The H9500bd still has a smoother cleaner edged image which I like but the blacks and brightness aren't as good as the newer epson.
I am somewhat tempted to buy and evaluate a 5040ub because of the high fan noise which really bugs me on the 5030ub.
I tried a lot of newer projectors before I could beat the h9500bd. The epson 3500 was brighter but had a lot of motion blur, the benq 4050 was terrible (dull, bad 3d), the benq 2050's placement wasn't flexible enough, the panasonic ae8000 distorted the image when the lens was shifted and had blurry backgrounds, etc etc.
I would have loved to stay with DLP but there just isn't really a good option out there. I wanted to compare a benq w7500 to the H9500bd and epson 5030 but I didn't find one for a decent price.
I also tried the Sony hw45es but had a snafu with which glasses are actually compatible with it. Before that was resolved I was going to be out of my return window so I just returned it. In general I think my wife and I liked the 5030 better than the Sony. I also didn't like the sony tech support and their stance on what full hd 3d glasses standard really means... According to Sony their projector can support the standard even if only their glasses work with it.... As an engineer I am pretty sure that isn't what a standard is!