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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD Projector

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12000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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Experience widescreen entertainment the way it was meant to be seen in the comfort of your own home. The Home Cinema 730HD projector boasts 3000 lumens of color brightness1 and 3000 lumens of... More
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Epson Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 613 expert and owner reviews, Epson has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Epson also has good ratings specifically for its 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Gigabyte BRIX[plb_2116585_price], or the Optoma HD141[plb_2415610_price].

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD has more audio (L,R) ins than most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD. Most of the data projectors of this type and age only have one audio (L,R) in, however this multimedia projector has two audio (L,R) ins.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Bright White Light Output

Comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago have white light outputs of between 1,800 ANSI lumens and 3,000 ANSI lumens. With a white light output of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD has one of the brightest white light outputs amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Bright Colour Light Output

The dimmest colour light output of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD is 1,800 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,800 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 2,600 ANSI lumens. The PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD has a fairly bright colour light output (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD.

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Very Light

The lightest data projector of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD is 110g heavy, the heaviest is 32kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg. With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD is quite light compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This 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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Does Not Support 3D

The PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D and we think the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support full HD. The PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Gigabyte BRIX[plb_2116585_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. The average noise level of projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD is 33dB.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD. Across all the projectors of this type and age the bulb powers range from 130W to 400W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD

OK Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD is £113 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other data projectors of this type and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Epson released the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD.

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Specification

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Keystone Correction, Horizontal
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Aperture Range (F-F)
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Video
3D
Supported Video Modes
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Colour Modes (2D)
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
Audio (L,R) 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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

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Expert Reviews

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8 November 2015

This is a quick write-up of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD as part of our ?Millennials and Projectors? series.For those of you who don't know me, I'm Lisa, Art's 23-year-old daughter living... Read more…

Inexpensive
LCD engine means no rainbow artifacts
Suitably bright for a living room or family room
Native resolution is consistent with 720p video, but 1080p input requires scaling
No 3D support
13 March 2014

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD 2D home entertainment projector delivers rainbow-free images and is suitably bright for a family room...

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Electricity cost when switched on £90.70
Electricity cost when on standby £21.38
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Total running cost over 5 years £112.08
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0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson hc730, epson hc730h, epson hc730hd, epson v11h558020
Barcodes 00010343909021, 00010343909069, 00103439090212, 00153162234414, 00791836547226

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