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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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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site wrote that this multimedia projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk and projectorcentral.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 85%. The expert review sites think this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the better data projectors of this spec and age.

Good Brand

Epson has good average reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who purchased the Epson Home Cinema 1040 wrote that it was quiet. Pc Advisor.co.uk gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “Ridiculously quiet during idle tasks” in their review of the Epson Home Cinema 1040. Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Relatively quiet”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Quiet operation”.

Reasonably Priced

One Epson Home Cinema 1040 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote last year “Cheap phones and cheap tablets can often feel almost” in their review of the Epson Home Cinema 1040.

One person who reviewed this projector wrote that it was good value for money. Pc Advisor.co.uk said in their review of the Epson Home Cinema 1040 on PC Advisor.co.uk “Superb value” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

A few Epson Home Cinema 1040 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this projector on PC Advisor.co.uk in January last year “Enjoyable 1080P gaming experience”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Fantastic gaming experience”.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the Epson Home Cinema 1040 was good looking. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Neutral styling should appeal to a large audience”. One Epson Home Cinema 1040 reviewer concluded that it was a good design. Pc Advisor.co.uk said “Attractive design” in their review of this projector.

Good High Def TV

One person who bought the product considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Robust

One Epson Home Cinema 1040 reviewer who reviewed this projector considered that it was well made. Pc Advisor.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Epson Home Cinema 1040 “Solid performance”.

Good Technical Features

One person thought it had good features. Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “Strong data protection features” in their review of the Epson Home Cinema 1040.

Good Size

One Epson Home Cinema 1040 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. In January last year expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of the Epson Home Cinema 1040 “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”.

Supports Full HD

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec which do not support full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors which support full HD currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W2000[plb_3099924_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include the Benq W2000[plb_3099924_price] which has better reviews.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The Home Cinema 1040 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's 11% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 has one of the longest service life of lamp (economic mode)s (10,000 hours) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of data projectors that were released more than a year ago range from 3,500h to 10,000h.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The average projector brightness (economic mode) of projectors that came out around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040 is 2,300 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness (economic mode)s range from 1,900 ANSI lumens to 3,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other data projectors of this age and type that we have assessed, the Home Cinema 1040's projector brightness (economic mode) of 3,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the Home Cinema 1040, the Home Cinema 1040 does not support 3D.

Other projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to look at include the Benq W2000[plb_3099924_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Home Cinema 1040 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the Home Cinema 1040 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Home Cinema 1040 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the Home Cinema 1040. The average projector brightness of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the Home Cinema 1040 is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the Home Cinema 1040 have noise levels of between 29dB and 39dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Home Cinema 1040 has one of the louder noise levels amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq W2000[plb_3099924_price] (29dB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the Home Cinema 1040 is 220W, and the bulb powers range from 170W to 310W. At only 200 Watts, the Home Cinema 1040 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Projectors of a comparable age and type to the Home Cinema 1040 have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.4W. At only 2 Watts, the Home Cinema 1040 has a fairly low RMS rated power 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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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson Home Cinema 1040

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the Home Cinema 1040 is £95 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 29 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Epson released the Home Cinema 1040.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
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Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Ports & Interfaces
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 visipax 15k1, epson 1920x1200, visipax v11h772020, visipax prv11h772020, epson hc1040projectorv11h772020
Barcodes 00010343923652, 00779177317425, 00779184360285

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