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One Industry Award
One expert review site thought that this data projector was good. This projector received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.
Expert Reviews Are Excellent
This Epson data projector received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from hometheaterreview.com. This means that experts think this data projector is one of the very best projectors that have been around for the last year.
We checked 735 owner and expert reviews for Epson data projectors and found that on average Epson has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Epson has good reviews specifically for its projectors.
Only Released Two Months Ago
This projector was only released two months ago.
Supports WiFi Connectivity
The Epson Home Cinema 2045 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the Home Cinema 2045 do not support WiFi connectivity.
We compared all the other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this multimedia projector and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6 ($379.99) is also worth considering.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Epson Home Cinema 2045 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched in the last year do not support Full HD projection.
There are a number of other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD28DSE ($674.00).
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Supports 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the Home Cinema 2045, the Epson Home Cinema 2045 supports 3D image projection.
We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D image projection and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD28DSE ($674.00) is also worth considering.
There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to look at including the Vivitek Qumi Q6 ($379.99).
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Home Cinema 2045 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the Home Cinema 2045.
We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD28DSE ($674.00) is also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Vivitek Qumi Q6 ($379.99).
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on comparable spec data projectors that have been around for the last year.
The Home Cinema 2045 is quite narrow (only 297 millimeters) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the Home Cinema 2045. The widths of latest comparable spec multimedia projectors range from 140mm to 590mm, and the average width is 370mm.
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Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that were launched in the last 12 months is 37 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 8,200 ANSI lumens. At only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Home Cinema 2045 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the Home Cinema 2045.
Quite Loud Noise Level
With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Epson Home Cinema 2045 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were launched in the last year. The average noise level of newly released projectors is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 22dB to 40dB.
Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Vivitek Qumi Q6 ($379.99) (34dB).
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
The Home Cinema 2045 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released in the last year have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode
With a brightness in economy mode of only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Epson Home Cinema 2045 has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Across all the new comparable spec data projectors the brightness in economy mode range from 2,200 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens.
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Only One Built-In Speaker
Most comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to 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
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
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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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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