Epson EH-TW6000 vs EH-TW9000

What do you get for the double amount of money?

When we take a closer look at the EH-TW6000 / Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010  and compare everything we know so far with the EH-TW9000 / Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010 it looks like this:

  • You get more brightness curtesy of the bigger LCD panels but the slower lens takes a bit away and leaves you with a plus of 200 lumen.
  • You have a much higher contrast from 200000 to 40000, but do you know under which conditions?
    You have to be in Color mode: Dynamic, Zoom: Wide, Lens shift: V 5:5 / H Center, you have to use the noisy and slow auto iris and the room has to have no light at all.
    cine4home has made some measurements with the Epson EH-TW5500 you can find the results here ( look for Helligkeit und Kontrast EH-TW4400/5500 Light Power Edition ).
    The moment you have even the light of a candle in the room your contrast goes into the 4 digits.
  • You have a longer zoom (2.1x compared to 1.6x) what is only important if you have a large room with the projector way back. More important is the short throw aspect of the lens, an there both projectors are able to produce a 120" (270x150) picture from a 3.6 meter distance thanks to the throw ratio from 1.32:1 (6000/3010) and 1.34:1 (9000/5010).
  • You have lens shift what is very important if you can not mount the projector in the horizontal center of the screen.
    With a 0mm offset the 6000/3010 has to be mounted at the hight of the bottom of your picture while mounted on the ceiling at the top of your picture what normally works out very well. If you do not mid a slight quality loss you can use the keystone correction to adjust slight differences in hight.
    Mounting the 9000/5010 on the ceiling or sitting at the table or floor the vertical lens shift is always needed since the lens is centered in a more middle position and has to be shifted.
  • It looks like the 9000/5010 has a motorized micro adjustment for the panels what makes the convergence errors a thing of the past.
  • The 9000/5010 has an automatic motorized lens cover
  • The 9000/5010 has 20 IR LEDs for the shutter glasses to cover a 10 meter distance while the  6000/3010 just covers 5 meters.
  • The 9000/5010 has a 2D-to-3D conversion to easily transform 2D images to 3D (it is kind of making surround out of a stereo signal) How good this will be - whe have to await some tests.
  • The 9000/5010 has Super-resolution technology (2D mode) and superior processing for the most discerning AV enthusiasts. What that means you can check out in the Epson 1080p professional series.
    It is not important for Blu-rays but everything in DVD quality looks sharper and more defined.
  • The 9000/5010 has FineFrame technology what results in smoother frame interpolation and sharper video quality (2D mode)
  • The 9000/5010 has two anamorphic lens modes (stretch and squeeze) what enables 2.35:1 anamorphic viewing without an external processor. (might be only with the 6010)
  • The 9000/5010 has an extra pair of glasses
  • The 9000/5010 has a hidden control panel what makes for a nicer look.
If new facts appear, I will update this post. Also the Epson EH-TW5900 seems identical to the Epson EH-TW6000 except in brightness and contrast.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8.5.12

    .6" D9 Epson LCD panels on 3010 vs .74" D9 panels on 5010