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[Epson.ca] Epson 5030UB Refurb - Full Warranty - $999

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[Epson.ca] Epson 5030UB Refurb - Full Warranty - $999

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Good deal on an LCD projector. It's a bit old tech, but has excellent contrast, and it's a steal at this price!
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Awesome find - thanks op! Think I'll pull the trigger on this and delay upgrade to the 5040 for another year or two. Anyone want a great deal on an 8350, pm me...
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bradinvancouver wrote:
Jul 15th, 2018 2:53 pm
Awesome find - thanks op! Think I'll pull the trigger on this and delay upgrade to the 5040 for another year or two. Anyone want a great deal on an 8350, pm me...
when you get it, can you post some pictures of projecting a white background?

I currently have the Epson 3020, I tried to upgrade to the 4030, but it was not a good projector.

Epson 3020:

https://imgur.com/a/D28mD

Epson 4030:

https://imgur.com/a/q0AWr


I replaced the projector a few times (Epson warranty is awesome), but unfortunately all of them had this issue (some a little worse, some a little better). I think the 5030 is fine, but keep us posted if any issues. :-)
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May 18, 2007
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I had the 5010 and it ran like a tank for >5yrs in a hot environment, sometimes >12hrs straight. Its fans finally started giving out and it wasn't worth fixing. I tried to upgrade it with the new Optoma 4K, but it didn't handle the heat and long run time well... sent it back. Ended up going with 4K LCD panel instead of a projector.

But, this is a great deal for an excellent 1080P projector... much better specs than the 30x0 and 40x0 series.
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Jan 16, 2017
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Vancouver, BC
It has 4 stars on amazon.com with 500 reviews.

However, I found this review which might be helpful to some of us:

After months of careful research, I purchased a new Epson 5040 UBe from Projector People in Sept 2017. Subsequently, the unit failed to power on after about 2 months/100 hours of use. The replacement unit (new) then failed in a similar manner in 1 day/1-2 hours of use. In speaking with the Epson specialists, they've confirmed there is now a KNOWN issue with the power supply on the new units. However, to my astonishment, they continue to sell them anyways, a business practice I find quite unscrupulous. Rather than fixing the new units when they come off the production line, they wait for them to fail after being sold, then send replacements to their unfortunate customers that are not new, but instead REFURBISHED with "modified chip-sets."

Although I was hesitant to accept a refurbished product at this point as it had only been about 3 months since my original purchase date, I reluctantly agreed to the refurbished unit with this "new chip-set" as I was assured it would be "better" than a new unit, given the known power supply issue with those coming fresh off the line. However, to my dismay, when I received this now third replacement, I found the lens shift to be non-functional, requiring yet another (fourth) refurbished replacement.

One can imagine the amount of time I've wasted speaking on the phone, being on hold, installing and uninstalling projectors, and shipping units back.

It should be noted that Epson consistently refused my requests for simply a new replacement unit with a new chip-set to address the power supply issue, stating that providing such was simply "not possible." They declined to satisfactorily explain why this straight-forward solution could not be offered, but one can hypothesize that, from their analysis of the failure rate, it is simply more cost effective for Epson to replace new failed units with refurbished units than to ensure new units will not fail.

My suggestion to anyone looking at this product is to consider saving money and simply purchase a refurbished unit from the start, as there is a good chance that you will soon end up with a refurbished one anyways. Alternatively, consider that there are several other brands and models that have similar or better functionality at lower price points that I doubt have a similar failure rate.
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Dec 19, 2006
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Had very bad experience trying to place order online for a refurbished unit from Epson website. Placed order 4 times using 3 different credit cards and all got cancelled due to failure to verify credit card information. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the credit cards. They do not have a system that integrate with the credit card providers and actually have to call the credit card company to do a 3rd party verification. Customer service was of no help. Can’t believe that! I gave up trying.
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Feb 24, 2018
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No thanks, I'll stick with my HC1040 units. Good luck with the 5030, some people manage to make it work for them... others don't.
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Thanks OP - been waiting for a decent price...Ordered and thanked!
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TypeVR6 wrote:
Jul 16th, 2018 12:50 pm
Thanks OP - been waiting for a decent price...Ordered and thanked!
cool, please report back after you receive, and let us know if any issues! :-)
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Legatinho wrote:
Jul 16th, 2018 4:21 pm
cool, please report back after you receive, and let us know if any issues! :-)
Will do! Just got my shipping notice.. you didn’t order it?
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TypeVR6 wrote:
Jul 16th, 2018 7:02 pm
Will do! Just got my shipping notice.. you didn’t order it?
Sadly I can't order yet, as I'm going on vacation this weekend, and I won't be here to receive it :(

Fingers crossed the deal is still around in 2 weeks :D

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