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Epson Home Cinema 3020+
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Epson Home Cinema 3020+ Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 24dB 2,300 ANSI Lumens May 2013
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One Industry Award

This data projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Home Cinema 3020+ owners on average rated this projector as superb.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Epson data projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Epson is one of the superior brands.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Consumersearch.com mentioned “Excellent 3D performance” in their Epson Home Cinema 3020+ review.

Easy to Use

One Epson Home Cinema 3020+ owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Consumersearch.com said “It's easy to use and offers a lot of tweaking capabilities” in their Epson Home Cinema 3020+ review.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson Home Cinema 3020+ owner mentioned in their reviews that the Epson Home Cinema 3020+ had good picture quality. Consumersearch.com mentioned “The Epson PowerLite 3020 offers up decent amounts of shadow detail and black level for a budgetminded projector” in their review of the Epson Home Cinema 3020+.

Supports Full HD

The Home Cinema 3020+ supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec 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 the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Optoma EH501[plb_1986510_price], or the Panasonic PT-AE8000U[plb_1897386_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Home Cinema 3020+ has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Home Cinema 3020+ also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price], the Viewsonic PJD6353s[plb_1429674_price], and the Optoma H180X[plb_1986349_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Home Cinema 3020+ supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_2298294_price], or the Epson PowerLite Pro G6550WU[plb_1919038_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Home Cinema 3020+ is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). Across all projectors of a similar age and spec to the Home Cinema 3020+ the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the Home Cinema 3020+ have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 30W. At 20 Watts, the Home Cinema 3020+ has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Home Cinema 3020+ is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Home Cinema 3020+ have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Home Cinema 3020+ which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago is 32dB, and the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB. The Home Cinema 3020+ has a fairly quiet noise level (only 24 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the Home Cinema 3020+.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This projector has an average expert rating of 60 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com and CNET.com.au. That puts this data projector in the bottom 3% of all the data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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A Bit Expensive

Several customers said in their reviews that the Epson Home Cinema 3020+ was not cheap. Consumersearch.com mentioned “WirelessHD 3020e only) is an expensive upgrade and needs clear line of sight to work”. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote four years ago “Although this review says Home Cinema 3020 - or HC3020, throughout, we actually worked with the more expensive HC3020e” in their review of this projector.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Epson Home Cinema 3020+ owner who reviewed the Epson Home Cinema 3020+ thought it was not noisy. Three years ago Consumersearch.com wrote “Black levels come at the expense of a noisy iris motor”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors that are a similar age to the Home Cinema 3020+ do not support wi-Fi. The Home Cinema 3020+ is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-Z9900W[plb_2549632_price], the Elmo BOXi MP-350[plb_2578320_price], or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Home Cinema 3020+ is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 285 Watts, the Home Cinema 3020+ has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this age and spec the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.2W to 430W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson Home Cinema 3020+

Average Running Costs

The Home Cinema 3020+ has an average running cost of £122 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 123 data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,300 ANSI lumens, the Home Cinema 3020+ has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the Home Cinema 3020+.

We compared this projector to all the other 2,300 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think the Benq W700+[plb_1561678_price], and the Epson EH-TW6100W[plb_1797340_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[pl_2301495_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the EH-TW9200[pl_2826896_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the 5020UB[pl_1992731_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Epson.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

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Expert Reviews

(4)

For 3D on a budget, it's hard to beat the Epson Home Cinema 3020. Mediocre blacks are a disappointment for purists, but great brightness and near perfect color without calibration makes it a great...

Great color
Excellent 3D performance
Lots of brightness
The Epson PowerLite 3020 offers up decent amounts of shadow detail and black level for a budgetminded projector
It's easy to use and offers a lot of tweaking capabilities
Blacks could be deeper
No lens shift
WirelessHD 3020e only) is an expensive upgrade and needs clear line of sight to work
Colors are a little off compared to the cheaper BenQ 107
Black levels come at the expense of a noisy iris motor
28 February 2013

The Epson PowerLite 3020 projector series offers up a decent deal with a sophisticated picture and a couple of unique features...

27 February 2013

The Epson PowerLite 3020 projector series offers up a decent deal with a sophisticated picture and a couple of unique features...

11 November 2012

Writing about the Home Cinema 3020 really has been has been to a good extent, like reliving last year's review. Certainly the HC3020 looks and cooks like last year's HC3010, but with a number of...

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User Reviews

(209)
Reviewed 19 November 2012 by SportsANDbluray
SportsANDbluray would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020

We recently (11/18/12) replaced our Epson EX70 model projector for our theater room and I must say, the Epson 3020 is EXACTLY what we were looking for. Please know that we do ZERO gaming on this... Read more…

Reviewed 10 December 2012 by DP34
DP34 would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020

Let me preface my review by saying I'm an audiophile who loves spending time in my 'man cave' watching sports, movies with my family, and gaming online with my friends. I have a dedicated theater... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2013 by Byorkey
Byorkey would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020

I want to say that I never write reviews... I am opting to this time because we looked months for a projector and the only one we were able to watch was the Epson 5020 (next model up from this) on... Read more…

Reviewed 22 February 2013 by BladeLV
BladeLV would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this projector from best buy after researching the best 3d bang for the buck projector for about 2 months, I finally settled on this one, and thanks god I picked a good one out. I bought... Read more…

Reviewed 15 February 2013 by Groundtrac
Groundtrac would recommend the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020 (Verified Purchase)

Picked this up during a very excellent sale. I had been holding out for a 5020, but ultimately decided it was beyond my budget. This 3020 has proved to be an excellent projector. The 3D is awesome... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £119.22
Electricity cost when on standby £1.92
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Total running cost over 5 years £121.14
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers V11H813020, epson 1920x1200, epson v11h813020, epson v11h501020, epson v11h813020n, HC 1440 Projector - V11H813020, epson hc1440projectorv11h813020
Barcodes 00010343904064, 00010343905801, 00010343924970, 00010343925014, 00799198351871

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