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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

This data projector is one of the most highly awarded by experts in multimedia projectors of all the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age.

This multimedia projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who said that this data projector was superb.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both said that this data projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, hometheaterreview.com and CNET.co.uk the average expert rating of this projector is 72 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector rated it as superb.

Good Technical Features

Some Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 owners reckoned that the product had good features. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 “The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price.” . Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “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” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Hometheaterreview.com mentioned “The Epson Home Cinema 2030 is loaded with features and offers good performance for a projector in its price class” and rated the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Epson projectors and also specifically for Epson 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Epson had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people who purchased the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com wrote in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 “USB inputs provide streaming capabilityClear, sharp imageExcellent 3D performanceAccurate color”. Expert website 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”. Macnn.com said in their review of this projector “3D playback is very good” .

Good Product Quality

Two people who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Macnn.com mentioned in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 review three years ago “Picture quality is acceptable for a budget unit”.

Robust

One person concluded that the product was well made. Three years ago expert review site Soundandvision.com said “1080p for $1,000? That's not too shabby”.

Good High Def TV

One Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 owner concluded that the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 was good at displaying high definition TV. Macnn.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 “Full 1080p HD in 2D and 3D”.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Supports Full HD

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports full HD. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD and we think the Viewsonic PJD6683WS (£499.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support full HD including the Epson EH-TW5200 (£581.29).

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Supports 3D

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support 3D including the Epson EH-TW5200 (£581.29).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6683WS (£499.00).

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Epson EH-TW5200 (£581.29) is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

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

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 400.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 was not cheap. Three years ago expert review site Cnet.com said “The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is one the least expensive 1080p LCD home-theater projector” in their review of this projector. Also three years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “One of Epson's least expensive 1080p projectors for 2D” in their review of this projector.

A number of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 owners who reviewed it wrote that it was not good value for money. Macnn.com wrote “Black levels aren't the best at the price, no 3D glasses included, some uniformity issues on white scenes, no lens shift” in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 nonetheless they scored it 80 out of 100.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030. The dimmest projector brightness of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is 700 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Projectors of this type and age have noise levels of between 26dB and 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has one of the louder noise levels amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD6683WS (£499.00) (33dB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 30W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

Running Costs Are OK

The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is typical compared to the other 59 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, 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 multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Processing
Analog Signal Format System
Colour Modes (3D)
Colour Modes (2D)
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Performance
Noise Level
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
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Ceiling Mountable
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Power
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Cables Included

3 Awards

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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
Feet
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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Running Cost

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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 v11h561020, epson v11h561020n
Barcodes 00010343909120

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