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post #1 of 3 Old 12-13-2013, 06:33 PM - Thread Starter
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I am new to projectors and planning on purchasing one of Epsons top-rated home cinema projectors, but I can't decide which one to get. I am torn between saving a little bit of money and getting a 5020UB (refurbished) through VisualApex.com for $1899, or spending the extra couple hundred and getting the new 5030UB for $2599. I understand that the 5030 is the new model for this year but I don't see much difference between the two other than a higher contrast ratio on the 5030. This is going to be a purchase that I plan on keeping for a long time, so I want to do it right. I don't mind spending the extra money if it would really be worth it. I'd like to get some opinions from you guys/gals on which one I should get, and why.

 

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The biggest change is the ability to use frame interpolation while in 3D, which people claim makes the 3D picture much easier on the eyes. They also add a mode which makes old black and white films look more authentic to how they originally looked. If neither of those are big deals you'd be fine with the refurbished unit.
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I wouldn't say those features are all that important to me, but I will be using this for gaming in addition to movies and TV, so I like that the 5030UB has a relatively low lag time (when properly set up) compared to the 5020...

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