Epson’s UB series projectors are one of the best known projectors in the home cinema category, where UB stands for Ultra Black. This means that these projectors will give you greater contrast ratio making them the ideal candidates for home theater. Epson 5050UB and 6050UB are the two projectors coming out of this home cinema category and are very popular.
Both Epson 5050UB and Epson 6050UB were launched in 2019. Does Epson 6050UB worth spending more money than Epson 5050UB? Let’s find that out by comparing their specs.
Epson 5050UB and Epson 6050UB Specs Comparison
|Feature||Epson 5050UB||Epson 6050UB|
|Contrast Ratio||Up to 1,000,000:1||Up to 1,200,000:1|
|Color Brightness||2600 lumens||2600 lumens|
|White Brightness||2600 lumens||2600 lumens|
|4K Enhancement||Yes, Pixel-shift||Yes, Pixel-shift|
|3D Resolution||Full HD||Full HD|
|Vertical Keystone Correction||±30 degrees||±30 degrees|
|Horizontal Keystone Correction||Not supported||Not supported|
|Lens Shift – Vertical||±96.3||±96.3|
|Lens Shift – Horizontal||±47.1||±47.1|
|Throw Ratio Range||1.35 – 2.84||1.35 – 2.84|
|Projected Distance||50″ – 300″||50″ – 300″|
|Anamorphic Lens Support||No||Yes|
|Warranty||2 years||3 years|
|Price||Check Amazon||Check Amazon|
Looking at these specs, you might have realized that the big difference between these two projectors is the contrast ratio, where Epson 6050UB can display blacks or shadows more natural. Other than contrast ratio, Epson 6050UB supports anamorphic projector lens which you need purchase separately. This support allows you to view movies on a cinemascope screen.
Apart from these differences, Epson 6050UB comes with a spare lamp and a ceiling mount. Epson 6050UB also has 3 years of warranty that is 1 year additional warranty than Epson 5050UB.
If you are not after anamorphic support and fine to sacrifice the additional contrast ratio that comes with 6050UB, you are good to go with Epson 5050UB.
But, if your preference is with the contrast ratio, it is worth to spend 1k more, because the additional contrast ratio that comes with 6050UB is not less. Also, it gives additional benefits of a spare lamp, 1 year additional warranty and a ceiling mount.