Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review

Epson Home Cinema 2030 Post Calibration Grayscale: User Mode

Color temp over IRE range (post calibration) Natural Mode:
20 IRE 6608
30 IRE 6429
40 IRE 6589
50 IRE 6636
60 IRE 6564
70 IRE 6601
80 IRE 6508
90 IRE 6404
100 IRE 6481

Calibrated color temps, 20 – 100 IRE:

Average gamma = 1.62

Gamma proved to be low, which means mid brightness areas are a bit brighter than with a higher gamma.  Definitely too low by movie in the dark standards, but a good gamma for cutting through ambient light.

Home Cinema 2030 RGB Settings

Home Cinema 2030 Post Calibration settings:
Natural Quick Cal of Dynamic
Offset R = 0 R = 0
G = -6 G = 0
B = 8 B = 0
Gain R = 0 R = 0
G = 9 G= -10
B = -7 B= -15
Lumens at 100 IRE 1408 1860

To try these, open the menus, and from the Image menu, select Cinema mode.  Then go down to Advanced. Open it, then select RGB.  Place these number in, replacing the defaults.  The improvements should be pretty obvious.  We recommend you then save your settings under User 1.                                        Mike will provide his calibration notes shortly.

Look for the calibration information for the individual primary and secondary colors in our subscriber area.

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  • stsin

    Mentioning that you would save the Reilly’s under user1 is slightly worrying given that this PJ doesn’t have a save feature it makes one question copying your given settings…


      checking into that. May have been “habit” Virtually all Epson’s have a Save area with a User 1. Mike calibrates, I just watch and analyze the picture, so when I’m writing up reviews, somethings I do stupid things, like getting into a rut, and “assuming” With Epsons that have a full user savable area (10 positions on most), you don’t have to save them, to one of those, but if you leave the settings only in say a Theatre mode, then if you are tweaking and changing some of those settings, you have to remember what the old ones are. So, Sorry About That!.

      More importantly, the settings provided would be Mike’s and would be correct. -ART