Epson 8700UB or 5010 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-18-2012, 12:49 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
mijotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 1,189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Ok here is what my setup will be:

96" diagonal screen.
main seating 10.8 feet away from screen.

I'm torn between the Epson 8700UB and the Epson 5010. It will mainly be used for HD blu ray movies and Netflix streaming as it will be be in my dedicated theater room with controlled lighting. The one thing that worries me about 8700 is the lower lumens. But with controlled lighting will it matter? Is there a difference picture wise as far as contrast ratio and blacks between these two?

Also, What type of screen would be recommended for best quality picture: white or grey? how much gain?

Thank you.

mijotter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-19-2012, 07:50 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
mijotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 1,189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Anyone have any input?

mijotter is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 11:05 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
mijotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 1,189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Can anyone help me with this decision, thanks.

mijotter is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 11:58 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Tinman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 4,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Well, I made the same choice a while ago.

I don't care about 3D at all, and went for the $1000 price difference. Despite some of the stories regarding the 8700UB I got a refurb from Projector People.

I'm projecting on a 110" screen and couldn't be happier. There is a chance you may get a bad unit and need to exchange it (possibly more than once) but Epson
is really outstanding in that 2 year warranty period. MY unit was pretty much perfect out of the box.

I fully realize that this technology is still evolving, so for me it was a place holder until we see affordable LED or Laser based 1080p units.
Given that criteria, the 8700ub is a wonderful unit. It is PLENTY bright, I have to run it in eco mode at night and there's plenty left in standard mode for some TV watching
in a non-blacked out room.

The 5010 may be a better projector on paper, but if you want to save some money and don't need 3D, the 8700UB does a fine job at a substantial cost saving.

Want 3D? That's a no brainer. The 5010.

Welcome to the darkside.....
Tinman is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 12:12 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
mijotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 1,189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Yeah I could careless about 3D but I was a little worried about the lack of lumens when compared to the 5010. However It will be in my HT with 100% controlled lighting. Do you know anything about the option the 5010 has with an anamorphic lense support?

mijotter is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 12:17 PM
Senior Member
 
mbrennem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 10

The 8700 looks great with fully controlled lighting, you won't have any problem. Especially with only a 96" screen. I run a 106" screen with some very minor ambient lighting and it looks awesome even in ECO mode. If I have a lot of ambient light I just crank up Normal mode and it works great.
mbrennem is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 11:42 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
mijotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 1,189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Awesome thanks for the input guys. Could someone explain to me 1:78 and 2:40 difference and the anamorphic lens?

mijotter is offline  
Old 05-19-2013, 04:27 PM
Newbie
 
lsume's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I have the Epson 8700 UB with a solid 120" screen with a gain of 1.1. I have about 3 hours on the projector and it is set up in THX mode. The room is a dedicated media room with Dolby 7.1. The whole house was wired for sound at construction (CO 2009) and Sonos is what I just had installed (May2013) along with the solid mount projector at right at 16' from screen. To me, the picture is better than a movie theatre. We thought about having sloped floor seating but decided against that thought. The entire floor has 15' ceilings so that the ceiling fan, which hangs down, does not interfere with the picture. The distance that the projector is mounted from the screen is very important even though you can make it fit the screen closer or further away. To maximize your lumens you should read about how it all works. My wife and I had a great professional do the entire install including the pre-wiring during construction. The blue ray technology is amazing and makes a considerable difference to the picture.
lsume is offline  
 

Tags
Epson Home Cinema 8700 Ub Projector
Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off