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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 Projector

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15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 37dB Jan 2014
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Discover bright cinematic adventures at home with the Home Cinema 2030. Enjoy Full HD 1080p performance practically anywhere, in 2D or 3D. Images are always rich and brilliant with 2000 lumens of... More
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17 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Projector experts love this data projector and have given it three awards.

PC Mag said that this multimedia projector was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both wrote that this data projector was good. This Epson projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This Epson data projector has an average expert rating of 72% based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, hometheaterreview.com and CNET.co.uk.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 14 owner reviews this data projector has a terrific average owner rating.

Good Technical Features

A number of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 owners thought the product had good features. Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com two years ago “The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price.” in their review of this projector but even so they only scored it 3 stars. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “The LCD-based Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030%displayPrice% at %seller% leaves out advanced features that you'll find in pricier models—including lens shift, for example, which lets you adjus” in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 and scored it 4 stars. Hometheaterreview.com wrote in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review “The Epson Home Cinema 2030 is loaded with features and offers good performance for a projector in its price class”.

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

On average Epson 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all multimedia projectors manufactured by Epson.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned in their review of this projector “USB inputs provide streaming capabilityClear, sharp imageExcellent 3D performanceAccurate color”. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com said “It features many of the best features of previous home video projectors, such as 1080p resolution and full 3D compatibility, while bringing in new features su” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Macnn.com said “3D playback is very good” .

Good Product Quality

A few people concluded that the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 was good quality. Macnn.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Picture quality is acceptable for a budget unit”.

Robust

One Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 reviewer who purchased this projector thought it was well made. Expert review site Soundandvision.com wrote in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review “1080p for $1,000? That's not too shabby” although they scored it 50 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Macnn.com wrote “Full 1080p HD in 2D and 3D” .

Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 considered that it had good picture quality.

Supports Full HD Projection

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years which do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution. Comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years native projector resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). Across all projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 the resolution ranges from 640 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most of the other projectors of this age and type only have one HDMI port, however the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has one of the longer lamp service lives (5,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The average lamp service life of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 4,700h.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 700 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has one of the lower numbers of colours (only 1.07 million) amongst data projectors of this age. The lowest number of colours of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 1M and the highest is 1,100M.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 33dB. With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has one of the louder noise levels amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price] (33dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have one audio in port, including the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 which has one audio in port.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Epson released the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030.

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3 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice projectorreviews.com Hot Product projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

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26 August 2014

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the dinosaurs, in-home entertainment is an interesting beast these... Read more…

3D performance
Bulb
Color range
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a lot of features for a comparatively low price
Picture quality is acceptable for a budget unit
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Necessary color adjustments
Preset color modes
Colors are a little unsaturated and black levels aren't the best at the price, no 3D glasses included, some uniformity issues on white scenes, no lens shift
Colors are a little unsaturated and black levels aren't the best at the price, no 3D glasses included, some uniformity issues on white scenes
28 April 2014

LikesLots of light outputMHL and USB inputs provide streaming capabilityClear, sharp imageExcellent 3D performanceAccurate color and grayscaleSuper-portableDislikesSmall zoom range and no lens...

The Epson Home Cinema 2030 is loaded with features and offers good performance for a projector in its price class. It's important to understand the different goals of the home entertainment...

8 March 2014

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price, but is still bettered by rivals...

8 March 2014

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price, but is still bettered by rivals...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 March 2015 by California Kid
California Kid would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 (Verified Purchase)

From 19 feet using a high speed 40 foot HDMI cable have a 14 by 7 image crystal clear on a grey wall smoothed with jointing compound then fine sanded. 7th projector first 3D the image exceeds Imax... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2014 by Papychulo
Papychulo would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

I was a little iffy about getting a projector". The thought of classroom projectors and a faded image made me think twice. After reading other reviews on projectors, I decided to try this model.I... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2013 by Alex
Alex would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 (Verified Purchase)

Easy Installation, perfect image specially 3D amazing, I´ve never seen anything like that before, I recommend 100%...

Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote
Interfaces Well With TV
Clear Sound
Poor Sound Quality
Noisy At Dynamic Setting
Reviewed 2 October 2013 by Johny W
Johny W would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 (Verified Purchase)

Excellent picture quality. I did not even need to use the highest lumen setting to enjoy a bright and clear picture. A bit noisy though...

Reviewed 1 October 2013 by Bp
Bp would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 (Verified Purchase)

I have projectors since 1976 and this the best yet.Outstanding clarity,color&brightness,a breeze to set up .dealing with b&h photo is a pleasure, website,proceesing and shipping was very fast...

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.71
Electricity cost when on standby $2.07
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Total running cost over 5 years $72.78
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h561020, epson v11h561020n
Barcodes 00010343909120

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