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Epson Home Cinema 1040
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Epson Home Cinema 1040 Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
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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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site thought that this projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This data projector received a score of 100 out of 100 from projector expert review website projectorcentral.com. That puts this multimedia projector in the top 1% of all the similar spec data projectors that came out in the last 12 months.

Epson Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Epson is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Epson also has good reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Size

One Epson Home Cinema 1040 reviewer said in their reviews that this projector was lightweight. In December this year expert website Projectorcentral.com said “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 the Epson Home Cinema 1040 and rated it as very good.

Good High Def TV

One Epson Home Cinema 1040 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Home Cinema 1040 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040 also support Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for the last year.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

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

A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution across all similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the Home Cinema 1040.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Home Cinema 1040 has one of the longest service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the recently released similar spec multimedia projectors the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 4,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,500h.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 has one of the longer lamp service lives (5,000 hours) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040 have lamp service lives of between 500h and 7,000h.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040, the Home Cinema 1040 does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Home Cinema 1040 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other new 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson Home Cinema 1040 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last year. Recently released 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have projector brightness of between 2,000 ANSI lumens and 6,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 200 Watts, the Home Cinema 1040 has one of the smaller lamp power amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average lamp power of recently released similar spec projectors is 240W, and the lamp power range from 190W to 310W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Home Cinema 1040 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040. Latest 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have RMS rated power of between 1W and 32W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Home Cinema 1040 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Epson Home Cinema 1040 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other new 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040 have between one and two audio in ports, including the Home Cinema 1040 which has one audio in port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson Home Cinema 1040

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the Home Cinema 1040 is £95, which is typical compared to the other 18 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for the last year.

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Released Eleven Months Ago

This projector was released eleven months ago.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Epson Home Cinema 1040 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(3)
29 May 2016

The Asus X553SA is a lesson in the sacrifices you need to accept when buying a bottom-rung laptop. Parts of the build are basic, the screen has some issues and ? the real kicker ? it doesn't feel...

Solid performance
Excellent warranty
Strong data protection features
Case doubles as a stand
Magnetic cover closure
Ludicrous pricing
None
Can become loud under heavy load
Component protection could be better
One year warranty is lacking compared to other companies
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...

Easily Viewed
Lightweight

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £93.26
Electricity cost when on standby £1.47
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Total running cost over 5 years £94.73
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Epson Home Cinema 1040uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
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 1920x1200, epson v11h772020, visipax v11h772020, visipax prv11h772020, epson hc1040projectorv11h772020
Barcodes 00010343923652, 00010343923690, 00779184360285, 00887401053817

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