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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

Multimedia projector experts love this multimedia projector and have given it three awards.

This Epson projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who concluded that this data projector was outstanding.

Two other expert review sites both decided that this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. This Epson data projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This data projector has an average expert rating of 72% based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, hometheaterreview.com and CNET.co.uk.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This Epson data projector has an excellent average user rating based on 14 user reviews.

Good Technical Features

A number of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 owners thought the product had good features. Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com two years ago “The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price.” in their review of this projector but even so they only scored it 3 stars. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “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” in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 and scored it 4 stars. Hometheaterreview.com wrote in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review “The Epson Home Cinema 2030 is loaded with features and offers good performance for a projector in its price class”.

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

Epson 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all multimedia projectors Epson is one of the better rated brands.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned in their review of this projector “USB inputs provide streaming capabilityClear, sharp imageExcellent 3D performanceAccurate color”. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com said “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” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Macnn.com said “3D playback is very good” .

Good Product Quality

A few people concluded that the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 was good quality. Macnn.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Picture quality is acceptable for a budget unit”.

Robust

One Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 reviewer who purchased this projector thought it was well made. Expert review site Soundandvision.com wrote in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review “1080p for $1,000? That's not too shabby” although they scored it 50 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Macnn.com wrote “Full 1080p HD in 2D and 3D” .

Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 considered that it had good picture quality.

Supports Full HD Projection

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price].

Alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to consider include the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030.

Other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to consider include the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all multimedia projectors of this age and spec the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this spec and age. The best resolution of all projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 400.

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Two HDMI Ports

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is a two HDMI port data projector.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 2,000h and the longest is 30,000h. At 5,000 hours, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few people who reviewed it considered that it was not cheap. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 on expert review site CNET.com “The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is one the least expensive 1080p LCD home-theater projector”. Two years ago expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “One of Epson's least expensive 1080p projectors for 2D”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Macnn.com mentioned in their review of this projector two years ago “Black levels aren't the best at the price, no 3D glasses included, some uniformity issues on white scenes, no lens shift” but in spite of that they scored it 4 stars.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 4,200 ANSI lumens. At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly low number of colours (only 1.07 million) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030. The lowest number of colours of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1M and the highest is 1,100M.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 33dB. With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price] (33dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the RMS rated power range from 2W to 30W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Only One Audio in Port

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is a one audio in port projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

Average Running Costs

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is typical compared to the other 59 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 will cost £94 over 1 year to run.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Epson projector has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Aperture Range
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Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Video Processing
Analog Signal Format System
Colour Mode in 3D
Colour Mode in 2D
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
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Input Voltage
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
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User Guide
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AC Adapter Included
Cable Included

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
Color range
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 £90.70
Electricity cost when on standby £2.65
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Total running cost over 5 years £93.35
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson 2d3, epson 2d3d, epson v11h561020, epson v11h561020n, epson powerlitehc2030, epson powerlitehc2030r, epson powerlitehc2030re, epson powerlitehc2030ref, epson powerlitehc2030refu, epson powerlitehc2030refur, epson powerlitehc2030refurb
Barcodes 00010343909120, 00010343909168, 00887401053749

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