Originally Posted by Vignesh Manoharan
Hello Enthusiasts !!
Kinda-off confused which one to go with ? mainly battling between Dynamic Ratio vs Lumens ? i.e. mainly comparing between Epson 3800 vs Epson 5050Ub model.
1. Epson 3800 - 3000 Lumens But dynamic ratio is 100,000:1 and price is $1600, whereas
2. Epson 5050Ub - 2600 Lumens but dynamic ratio is 1,000,000:1 and price is $2999
Both have almost same features but then the lumens/dynamic ratio differs.
Huge price difference but wondering which to focus on? Any suggestions from the users ? Kindly let me know.
Ignore the dynamic ratio/contrast and even lumen values claimed by manufacturers.
Lumen values depend on preset, lamp mode, zoom, distance from screen, etc. They may reach advertised lumens on the highest preset with brightest lamp mode, which often has a green tint.
The 5050UB (Ultra black) has better black level/contrast than the HC3800, if the room allows it, i.e. it has been treated for reflections.
The 5050UB has motorized lenses with memory.
The 5050UB has DCI P3 coverage.
The 5050UB has more lens shift.
The 6050UB has an anamorphic mode.
The 5050UB has better lenses.
The 5050UB has a longer throw range.
And probably other minor features.
LE: What are the color of the walls in the room in which the projector will be placed in?