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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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Three Industry Awards

This multimedia projector has received three awards from projector experts.

This data projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who concluded that this multimedia projector was marvellous.

Two other expert review sites both decided that this projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, hometheaterreview.com and CNET.co.uk this projector has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this multimedia projector rated this data projector as outstanding on average.

Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good features. Cnet.com said “The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price.”. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review of this projector “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”. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com wrote “The Epson Home Cinema 2030 is loaded with features and offers good performance for a projector in its price class” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

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

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 reviewers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com said “USB inputs provide streaming capabilityClear, sharp imageExcellent 3D performanceAccurate color”. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 “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”. Macnn.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said “3D playback is very good”.

Good Product Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Macnn.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “Picture quality is acceptable for a budget unit”.

Robust

One customer said in their reviews that this projector was well made. Soundandvision.com wrote in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review “1080p for $1,000? That's not too shabby” however despite that they only scored it 50 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

One Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Macnn.com wrote “Full 1080p HD in 2D and 3D” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed this projector said that it had good picture quality.

Supports Full HD

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports full HD. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price].

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

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Supports 3D

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support 3D to this multimedia projector and we think the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030.

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[plb_1514463_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 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). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors of this age and type is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030. The worst resolution of all projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 640 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago. Most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 only have one HDMI ports quantity, however this projector has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

At 5,000 hours, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,700h.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago. The average projector brightness of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price] (33dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 2W, the highest is 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.8W. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

Released Over Three Years Ago

Epson released the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 over three years ago.

Specification

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RS-232 Ports
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Audio (L,R) in
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
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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
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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 $69.38
Electricity cost when on standby $2.03
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.41
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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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