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post #1 of 5 Old 03-23-2013, 04:07 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello all. Going to redo my basement and build a little home theater. I'm usually on the Yamaha receiver or DLP forums. After doing a lot of research, I've decided to go with the Epson 5020/10. I see the 5200 is around $2600. Yet the 5010 is available right now for $1999 from a reputable dealer. With a rebate for free glasses. I've read on here from a moderator that get the 5010 if you can. Not much difference. $600 is a big savings. Any different opinions here? I'm just a bit concerned that if I do get the 5010 that it will sit in the box for a while. The rebate and free glasses only last until 03/31. So I would get it now if I were to choose it.

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Not enough difference between the 20 and the 10 to justify $600. One difference that can affect some is the 10 uses IR glasses and the 20 uses RF. The IR can interfere with your remotes working properly if the IR from the projector is flooding your equipments IR sensors, It depends where your equipment is placed.
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Biggest difference is the dynamic iris function and a thx mode that is available in 3D, on the 5020. If you were really considering this pj for watching alot of 3d, the price difference might be worth it, especially considering you get a couple of pairs of (overpriced?) Epson glasses currently about $100 each? http://www.projectorreviews.com/epson/home-cinema-5020/summary.php
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Thank you both for your reply. I'm new to the projector world and I'm building my home theater in my basement. I am going to go with the 5020. I'll hold off though until I'm ready for it. Maybe it will drop a bit in price....
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I faced the same dilemma. I went with the 5020. If there had been some good prices on 5010 refurbs (like there are for 8350s), I would have gone that direction.
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