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Epson Powerlite 2030

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 reviews of Epson Powerlite 2030. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the black level. Opinions are divided on the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Epson Powerlite 2030 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson Powerlite 2030

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 user reviews of Epson Powerlite 2030 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the noise.

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noise

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 1080p 3LCD ProjectorEpson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 1080p 3LCD Projector

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector cheap, not nasty

 

The ; offers a lot of features for a comparatively low price; picture quality is acceptable for a budget unit; capable of a fairly high light output without sacrificing color too much; 3D playback is very good.

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

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.

Mar, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

 

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 home entertainment projector delivers bright, 1080p images in both 2D and 3D.

Inexpensive. Full 1080p HD in 2D and 3D. Three-chip LCD means no rainbow effect. Two HDMI connectors with one MHL-enabled.

No 3D glasses included.

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is an impressively capable projector for the price, particularly if you want it for 2D only. If you want to use it for 3D, the extra cost of the glasses effectively raises the price, but that's offset somewhat by a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 Projector Preview

 

The $999 Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has all the inputs, features, and, most importantly, resolution, you'll need for your home theater without having to settle for a business class projector.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Eberle (hometheaterhifi.com)

Epson Home Cinema 2030 LCD 3D Projector Review

 

Here's what you get with the Cinema 2030: 2,000 lumens of brightness, 3D, HDMI with MHL, USB with networking capability, and a built-in speaker. Here's what you'll have to move up in price for: lens shift, higher quality optics, lower black levels, THX...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jordan Anderson (macnn.com)

Review: Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

 

Home projector excels at 3D and bulb life, but has brightness issues and poor color presets

3D performance ; Bulb ; Color range

Feet ; Necessary color adjustments ; Preset color modes

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 days. There are an overwhelming number of choices. Proje

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (electronichouse.com)

Hands On: Epson Powerlite 2030 Video Projector

 

Epson's 2030 projector creates a bright picture you can set up anywhere.

A look at the current and upcoming Blu-ray discs t that will support the new Dolby Atmos audio format.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Epson Home Cinema 2030 LCD Projector Reviewed

 

Just a few years ago, the introduction of a sub-$1,000 projector with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution was major news, but now a quick perusal of a site like VisualApex.com reveals a number of full 1080p models at or close...

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 projector versus the home theater projector and shop...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (soundandvision.com)

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 3D LCD Projector

 

Bright 1080p for $1,000 No rainbows (for those who care) Contrast ratio is mediocre Color accuracy is only average One thing I hope you can add to your review is your calibration settings for the unit you tested (similar to the settings section done...

Bright 1080p for $1,000; No rainbows (for those who care)

Contrast ratio is mediocre; Color accuracy is only average

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Art Feierman (projectorreviews.com)

Epson Home Cinema 2030

 

The brand new Epson Home Cinema 2030 is one of two similar new home entertainment projectors just launched by Epson.? This one, the Home Cinema 2030 that we are reviewing, will be sold by retailers, from big box houses like Best Buy, to smaller...

Exceptionally bright - in both 2D and 3D ; Overall very good color, right out of the box without adjustment ; Bright and medium images have lots of "pop ; A "smart" projector - works with a Roku stick for internet downloading of TV programs, sports,...

Black level performance is definitely "near entry level" nothing to write home about. It's typical for a $1000 projector, which means there are some that are better ; Black level performance means that really dark scenes don't pop - even in a fully...

The Epson Home Cinema 2030 is a brand new projector from Epson. There's no "last year's" version of the HC2030 (or the HC2000). That sure makes it more fun to review than many projectors that are modest updates.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector cheap, not nasty

 

The ; offers a lot of features for a comparatively low price; picture quality is acceptable for a budget unit; capable of a fairly high light output without sacrificing color too much; 3D playback is very good.

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

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.

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Color of product:Grey, White
Form Factor:Desktop
Product type:Desktop projector

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):234
Power consumption (standby):0.36
Power consumption (typical):283
Power Source:AC
Voltage tolerance:10

Lamps

Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:UHE
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:5000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):1.58 - 1.72
Focal length range (f-f):0.665 - 0.798
Focus:Manual
Optical Zoom:1.2

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:2

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Noise Level:37

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):234
Power consumption (standby):0.36
Power consumption (typical):283
Power Source:AC
Voltage tolerance:10

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):15000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:30
Keystone correction, vertical:30
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Objective projection distance:0 - 236.2
Projection distance:0 - 236.2
Projection technology:3LCD
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:34 - 328
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.2:1

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Color modes (2D):Cinema, Dynamic
Color modes (3D):Cinema, Dynamic
Full HD: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Video processing:10

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.72
Height:4.25
Weight:6.39
Width:11.7