Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review

The Home Cinema 2030 we received is an engineering sample.

Our calibrations, including the Epson Home Cinema 2030, are normally limited to a grayscale calibration, along with brightness, contrast, color saturation, tint (where applicable), etc. In this case, we did also adjust the CMS.  Grayscale and general settings from Mike’s calibrations are published here.  CMS settings are published in the subscriber area.

Below you will soon find our standard settings changes, along with Mike’s (our calibrator) comments about the calibration process and results.

Epson Home Cinema 2030 Color Temperature

Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration, best modes)
30 IRE 6996
50 IRE 7342
80 IRE 7169
100 IRE 7063

Note that Living Room is by far the coolest temp mode.  It’s got those blue-white whites that cut so nicely through ambient light, and it makes sporting events all wow factor. By its nature though, that color temp is definitely thin on reds.  For casual viewing with more than a touch of ambient light, use Living Room as it is, or go into the HC2030 menus and make one simple adjustment – change the Color Temp from 1 to 0.

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE
Dynamic 1999 @ 7588
Living Room 1669 @ 8947
Natural 1425 @ 7063
Cinema 1373 @ 7675

That will lower the color temp down a good bit, bringing in stronger reds, but will still be a bit cool, and still great for sports – your call. Go with:  “Whatver turns you on!”

Epson Home Cinema 2030 Basic Settings

In addition to calibrating Red Green and Blue for a correct grayscale balance (6500K), there are a number of other settings that come into play. Typically Contrast and Brightness (white balance and black balance), need to be done first. Color saturation and gamma also need adjustment. In the case of this Epson most of these default settings were fairly close to ideal.

Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis):
Dynamic Living Room Natural Cinema
Contrast = (0) 0 -2 -2 0
Brightness= (0) 0 1 1 0
Color Temp= 0 1 0 0

All other settings at default (untouched)

Auto iris off for all measurements.  Auto iris is on High Speed by default for all modes.

Lamp on Normal Unless noted  (by default, lamp is on ECO for Natural and Cinema)

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