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Epson Home Cinema 1040 Projector

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15000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2016
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The home theater projector for Full HD 1080p and high contrast. The Home Cinema 1040 projector delivers bright, Full HD 1080p widescreen entertainment at home. Offering up to 3x Higher Color... More
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One Industry Award

This data projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk and projectorcentral.com this data projector has an average expert rating of 85%.

Epson Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 614 expert and owner 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 within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people who purchased the product agreed that it was quiet. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Ridiculously quiet during idle tasks” in their review. Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Relatively quiet”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Quiet operation”.

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “Enjoyable 1080P gaming experience” in their review. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Fantastic gaming experience”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed this projector said that it was good looking. In January last year Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Neutral styling should appeal to a large audience”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “Attractive design” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good High Def TV

One Epson Home Cinema 1040 owner thought it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Robust

One Epson Home Cinema 1040 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was well made. Pc Advisor.co.uk said in their review of the Epson Home Cinema 1040 “Solid performance”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it had good features. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “Strong data protection features” in their review of this projector.

Good Size

One Epson Home Cinema 1040 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote “The Epson Home Cinema 1040 is the projector you should be looking at if you want a bright, light-weight, potentially portable HD projector that does well for home entertainment” in their review of this projector.

Supports Full HD

The Home Cinema 1040 supports full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040 also support full HD.

Other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to consider include the HT2050[pl_3833255_price], or the HT2150ST[pl_4013908_price] both from Benq which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other latest data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the HT2050[pl_3833255_price], or the HT2150ST[pl_4013908_price] both from Benq which has better reviews.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's 11% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all data projectors that are a similar age to the Home Cinema 1040.

A 1080p (1920x1080) projector native resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of new 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors is 4,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,100h. When compared to other newly released 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors, the Epson Home Cinema 1040's service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040 have service life of lamps of between 500h and 7,000h. With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the Home Cinema 1040 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 does not support 3D. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Home Cinema 1040 do support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the HT2050[pl_3833255_price], or the HT2150ST[pl_4013908_price] both from Benq which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other recently released projectors, the Home Cinema 1040 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the Home Cinema 1040 range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Home Cinema 1040 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Home Cinema 1040 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other latest 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the Home Cinema 1040 the noise levels range from 29dB to 39dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Benq HT2050[plb_3833255_price] (29dB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for the last year is 240W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the Epson Home Cinema 1040 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the Home Cinema 1040 range from 1W to 32W. The Home Cinema 1040 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Home Cinema 1040 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Home Cinema 1040 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the Home Cinema 1040 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

Most similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the Home Cinema 1040 have one audio (L,R) in, including the Home Cinema 1040 which has one audio (L,R) in.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson Home Cinema 1040

Released Twelve Months Ago

This projector was released twelve months ago.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
26 January 2016

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 is the projector you should be looking at if you want a bright, light-weight, potentially portable HD projector that does well for home entertainment and can double as a...

Projectorcentral.com

11 January 2016

Some friends of mine have frequently watched movies and football games in their backyard by setting up a projector. A few, like I have, used a projector as decoration or set pieces. This is thanks... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 30 October 2015 by Kimww
Kimww would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1040 (Verified Purchase)

I tested this projector and it works very well. Intuitive, quick to start up , beautiful projection from my MBP. Will give it the real test in two weeks, and don't expect any issues...

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.40
Electricity cost when on standby $1.11
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.51
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson hc1040, visipax 15k1, epson hc1040n, epson v11h772020, visipax v11h772020, visipax prv11h772020, epson hc1040projectorv11h772020
Barcodes 00010343923652, 00010343923690, 00779184360285, 00887401053817

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