Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UBe 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).

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

2D 3D
Color Mode THX 3D Dynamic
Brightness 1 1
Contrast –10 +10
Color Saturation 0 –6
Tint 0 0
Sharpness --- 2 (Standard)
Thin Line Enhancement 12 N/A
Thick Line Enhancement 12 N/A
Vertical Line Enhancement 2 N/A
Horizontal Line Enhancement 2 N/A
Absolute Color Temperature 6500K 6500K
Skin Tone 3 3
Gamma 2.3 2.2
Auto Iris Normal Normal
Epson Super White Off N/A
Power Consumption ECO N/A
Aspect Normal---
Frame Interpolation Off---
Super Resolution Off---
Noise Reduction Off---
Setup Level N/A for HDMI---
HDMI Video Range Auto---
Image Processing Fine---
Keystone 0---
3D Setup
3D Display ---On
2D to 3D Conversion ------
3D Format ---Auto
3D Depth ---0
3D Brightness ---High
Diagonal Screen Size ---As required
Inverse 3D Glasses ------
3D Viewing Notice ---Off
Noise Reduction ---Off
HDMI Video Range ---Auto
Keystone ---0

RGB Custom Settings


RGBCMY Custom Settings

2D R G B C M Y
Hue 0 –3 0 0 2 1
Saturation 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brightness –5 –3 –11 –5 –12 –1
3D R G B C M Y
Hue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saturation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brightness 0 0 0 0 0 0

lensshift's picture

Can Thomas please post the calibrated settings on this page like they did for the Epson 8350 review? I used those settings in my theater for the 8350 and they were spot on. I now have the 5020UBe and would like to know what he changed the settings to.



Bob Ankosko's picture
Settings for the Epson PowerLite 5020UB3 3D LCD projector have been posted.
Arnold_Layne's picture

your new 5020UB to your 8350. I'm considering the same upgrade. I have a VAPEX 106" 1.1 gain screen and may move up to the 120" at the same time.
I do like the 8350, but yes, the black levels are not great. OTOH, I don't have a comparison.

Jarod's picture

Don't even bother. Every time I ask Tom something he rarely, rarely will reply.

Rob Sabin's picture
Guys, we'll get these up shortly. Check back in a day or two!
lensshift's picture

To Mr. Sabin and Mr. Ankosko, thank you for taking the time to post the setting used in the review. Can't wait to try them out today. All the best.


DBDALY's picture

Purchased this unit 3 years ago, both temp and bulb light flash now. Took it to an authorized repair center. Epson says to send it in, cost about 900.00 to possible fix it. What a disappointment after spending good money on a unit that lasts 3 years. They tell me average life span on the unit is 3 to 5 years max. Anyone have similar? Maybe Epson units are not worth buying??