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.