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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 Projector

$639.99
15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 37dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $73.13 Electricity cost over 5 years
Four industry awards
Nice design
Does not have good sound quality
37 Reviews + 4 Awards
PC Mag Editor's Choice CNET.com Editor's Choice projectorreviews.com Hot Product projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Amongst projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the most awarded by projector experts.

Review sites CNET.com and PC Mag both thought that this projector was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award and Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, hometheaterreview.com and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector is 72 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 38 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Epson projector is exceptional. Over 82% of reviewers gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 887 user and expert reviews (including 53 verified purchases), Epson has good reviews for its projectors. Epson also has good reviews specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 98% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Nice Design

Three customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. Cmlndm said “I am pretty happy with the decision” in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review. California Kid wrote in their review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “7th projector first 3D the image exceeds Imax quality and is visually stunning”. Drbinder gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Although I had it connected to surround sound, its built in speaker is pretty good and if your surround sound fails, built in speaker can do the job” in their review of this projector.

Robust

Three people said that it was well made. Three years ago expert website Soundandvision.com scored the product 7 stars and wrote “42 foot-lamberts and 1080p for $1,000? That's not too shabby”. Andrew of Playboy said in his review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “I love the fact that is has built in audio! Not quite as good as speakers.”. Ti mentioned in their review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “I can place it sub-optimally pretty much anywhere in the room and I can still get a nice solid rectangular picture after the adjustments”.

Easy to Set Up and Use

Two people thought it was easy to setup. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Easy to set up and use”.

Two customers who bought it wrote that it was easy to use. Four years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Intuitive Controls” however they scored this projector 20 out of 100. Expert review site Geardiary.com wrote “The PowerLite projector is small, easy to use”.

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Near-Excellent Data Image Quality

Twelve people reckoned that it was good quality. Pc Mag wrote in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review “Near-excellent data image quality” . Four years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Theater Quality Image” in their review of this projector however they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Cnet.com said “The Epson 5020UB projector offers excellent picture quality for the money” in their review of this projector.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Energy Efficient”.


Good High Def TV

One customer concluded that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Remote Control

One person thought the product had a good remote control.

Near-Excellent Data Image Quality

Nine customers said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Four years ago Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Deep black levels with ample shadow detail” in their review of this projector. Dbk said on Bhphotovideo.com “Great picture quality” in their review of this projector and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Drbinder said on Bhphotovideo.com “Picture quality is great with very good colors”.

Two customers who purchased it considered that it had good colour saturation. Eddiemc gave the product a rating of 6 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The colors are more true when projected on a screen”.

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2D and 3D

Ten customers who bought it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Cnet.com wrote “2D and 3D”. Cnet.com also mentioned “3D performance” in their review. Cnet.com also wrote “3D playback is very good” in their review.

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 did not have good sound quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Poor Sound Quality” .


Features

Good Price for the Quality and Features

Nine owners who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Plenty of features including motorized lens cover, horizontal a” in their review of this projector. Cnet.com also said “The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price.” in their review. In the same month Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector on PC Mag “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”.


Smart TV

Tons of Connectivity Options

One customer concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Cnet.com said in their review of this projector “Tons of connectivity options” nonetheless they scored the product 1 stars.


Video

Supports Full HD

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this projector do not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to consider including the Viewsonic PJD6683WS ($799.99) which has better reviews.

Alternative data projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Epson EH-TW5200.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6683WS ($799.99) is also worth considering.

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Epson EH-TW5200, or the Viewsonic PJD6544W.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was quiet. B gave it a rating of 8 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com last year “Cooling fan is quiet enough to not blast the volume” in their review of this projector. Ti rated it 9 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “It is very quiet in Eco mode”.

Two customers who purchased this projector reckoned that it was noisy. Three years ago Papychulo wrote in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review on Bhphotovideo.com “The fan is not that loud on ECO mode”. Johny W gave this projector a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 on Bhphotovideo.com “A bit noisy though”.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,400h. With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 does not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector. The average noise level of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector is 33dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD6683WS ($799.99) (33dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson powerlitehc2030refurb, epson 2d3d
Barcodes 00010343909120, 00010343909168
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