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Epson Home Cinema 3020+ Projector

$1,299.99
15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 24dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $95.01 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
A bit expensive
Unacceptable noise level
213 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site said that this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. Projectorreviews.com gave this data projector a "Hot Product" award.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 210 user reviews this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector has an excellent overall user rating. Over 77% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 887 user and expert reviews (including 53 verified purchases) for Epson data projectors and found that on average Epson has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Epson has good ratings specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 98% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com and CNET.com.au this Epson projector has an average expert rating of 60%. It seems that experts really don't rate this data projector very highly.


Good 3D Picture Quality

One Epson Home Cinema 3020+ owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Consumersearch.com wrote “Excellent 3D performance”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality. Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review “The Epson PowerLite 3020 offers up decent amounts of shadow detail and black level for a budgetminded projector”.


Design

Easy to Use

One Epson Home Cinema 3020+ owner who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Consumersearch.com mentioned “It's easy to use and offers a lot of tweaking capabilities”.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Home Cinema 3020+ supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector do not support full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including the EB-Z10005U, or the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 both from Epson or the Viewsonic PRO8600 ($3,500) which has better reviews.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Home Cinema 3020+ has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the X306ST ($950.83), and the X300 both from Optoma or the Viewsonic PJD5234 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The Home Cinema 3020+ has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens. The Home Cinema 3020+ has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,300 ANSI lumens) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the D552 (3,000 ANSI lumens), the D556 (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the D555 ($444.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens) all from Vivitek which is also higher rated.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Home Cinema 3020+ has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 24dB to 40dB. When compared to other data projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector that we have assessed, the noise level of the Home Cinema 3020+ of only 24 decibels is one of the quietest.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Optoma S303 (26dB).

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not noisy. Consumersearch.com said “Black levels come at the expense of a noisy iris motor”.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Home Cinema 3020+ does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h813020, epson 1920x1200, epson hc3020
Barcodes 00010343924970

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