This Epson data projector received a rating of 90% from projector expert review site hometheaterreview.com. That puts this projector in the top 10% of all the new projectors.
We checked 735 expert and owner reviews for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Epson has good reviews specifically for its projectors.
Only Released Three Months Ago
This data projector was only released three months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older projectors.
Supports WiFi Connectivity
The Home Cinema 2045 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released in the last year do not support WiFi connectivity.
Other data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].
Supports Full HD Projection
The Home Cinema 2045 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the Home Cinema 2045 do not support Full HD projection.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Benq W1090[plb_3888748_price], or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] which has better reviews.
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Supports 3D Image Projection
The Home Cinema 2045 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the Home Cinema 2045 also support 3D image projection.
We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other recently released projectors, the Epson Home Cinema 2045 has a built-in speaker.
Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq W1090[plb_3888748_price], or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price].
Other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.
At only 297 millimeters, the Home Cinema 2045 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Home Cinema 2045. The average width of newly released similar spec multimedia projectors is 370mm.
Supports Four Video Colour Modes
The Epson Home Cinema 2045 has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors that have been around for the last year. This projector supports a Cinema video colour mode, which is the most commonly supported video colour mode supported by recently released data projectors. The video colour modes "Bright cinema", "Dynamic" and "Natural" are also supported by this data projector.
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Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The Epson Home Cinema 2045 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released in the last year. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the Home Cinema 2045 is 37 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 8,000 ANSI lumens.
Fairly Loud Noise Level
At 37 decibels, the Epson Home Cinema 2045 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the Home Cinema 2045. Newly released projectors have noise levels of between 22dB and 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.
Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] (34dB).
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
The Home Cinema 2045 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors that have been available for the last year have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode
Projectors that have been around for around the same time as the Home Cinema 2045 have brightness in economy mode of between 2,200 ANSI lumens and 6,000 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 4,600 ANSI lumens. With a brightness in economy mode of only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Home Cinema 2045 has a quite dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other newly released projectors.
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Only One Audio in Port
Most latest projectors have between one and two audio in ports, including the Home Cinema 2045 which has one audio in port.
Only One Built-In Speaker
Most similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the Home Cinema 2045 have one built-in speaker, including the Home Cinema 2045 which has one built-in speaker.
Native Projector Resolution
2,200 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
- 30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
- 30 - 30
Brightness in Economy Mode
2,200 ANSI lumens
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
34 - 332
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.47:1, 1.22 - 1.47:1
1.58 - 1.72
Focal Length Range
16.9 - 20.28
Video Colour Mode
Bright cinema, Cinema, Cinema, Dynamic, Natural
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
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