Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010e 3D LCD Projector Settings


Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are provided only as a potentially useful starting place.

The settings here that are most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another are those involving specific features with only a few setting options, such as Color Space, Gamma, and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of settings. This will be particularly true for color temperature (gray scale) and color management adjustments (where available).

While experimenting with the user menus controls can do no damage and can easily be reset, we do not provide settings for service menu adjustments. Random alterations of such controls without detailed knowledge of what they do may corrupt a set's firmware. This will likely require extensive in-shop repairs that are not covered under the warrantee.

We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many display setup DVDs that are available, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). A full calibration, particularly of the gray scale and color gamut, is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.

Mode: Cinema
Backlight: N/A
Contrast: -2
Brightness: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color: 0
Tint: 0
Color Temperature: 6500
Flesh Tone: 0
Power: ECO
Dynamic Iris: Normal
Advanced Settings

  • Gamma: 2.3
  • RGB:
  • Offset: Red -13, Green 6, Blue 7
  • Gain: Red -12, Green 4, Blue -7
Epson Super Resolution: 1
Epson Super White: 0
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Altugumut's picture

Hi, I have been waiting for the review of this projector for a while and I must say I am a little disappointed. I just bought the Epson 5010, and was looking forward to checking out your settings like you normally post on every projector review. But not this one. Is there a specific reason? Because I would very much like to see it.

Thank you.

Scott Wilkinson's picture
Not sure what you're talking about here; the settings are posted.
singingitalian's picture

Excellent review

How many feet away were you sitting from the 120" 16x9 screen.
Was the lens wide open or at the mid point.
Nice to know some one is more critical about uniformity and gray scale.
Do you feel the more expensive projectors from Sony and JVC justify the additional cost when using 120" size screens and larger. Im coming from the perspective of high end audio. Epson's products do seem to have a lot of variation in their quality control. When you get into 3500 and 4000 price range is the prformance more consistent?