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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

$639.99
PC Mag Editor's Choice CNET.com Editor's Choice projectorreviews.com Hot Product projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
A multi award winning and good value for money 15000:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector
15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 37dB Jan 2014
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 number 640 across all projectors.
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48 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Very Good
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Good Features
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$74 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
62
Good

Why Has it Scored 62?

It has not bad expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Epson projector has running costs of $74 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Supports full HD
Does not have a handheld remote control
Only 1,080 video mode

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Amongst projectors, this Epson projector is one of the most awarded by experts.

The experts at review websites CNET.com and PC Mag both said that this multimedia projector was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this data projector is 72 out of 100 based on 10 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and CNET.com.au.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This projector has an outstanding average owner rating based on 38 owner reviews. 19 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this multimedia projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Good Picture Quality

Three people who reviewed the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 concluded that it had good picture quality and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation.

Epson Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 1,045 owner and expert reviews (including 146 verified purchases), Epson has very good ratings for its data projectors. Epson also has very good ratings specifically within its projectors range compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Epson multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Product Quality

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Reasonably Priced

Three people considered that this projector was good value for money.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of projectors is from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector has an average price compared to other projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 does not have a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors do have a handheld remote control.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when this data projector was released.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 will cost $74 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson powerlitehc2030refurb, epson h561a, epson 2d3d
Barcodes 00010343909120, 00010343909168, 00887401053749

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