Epson Home Cinema 3010 Home Theater Projector Review

Epson Home Cinema 3010 Post Calibration Grayscale: User Mode

Color Temp over IRE Range (Post calibration)

User Calibrated color temps, 20 – 100 IRE:

User 1

20 IRE 6506
30 IRE 6421
40 IRE 6436
50 IRE 6508
60 IRE 6536
70 IRE 6570
80 IRE 6551
90 IRE 6578
100 IRE 6271
Average gamma 2.27

Home Cinema 3010 RGB Settings

Home Cinema 3010 Post Calibration settings

Cinema (on User 1) Quick Cal of Dynamic (on User 2)
Offset R = -3G = 0

B = 8

R = 0G = 0

B = 0

Gain R = -1G = 0

B = 3

R = 0G = -10

B = 0

Color Saturation: -5 0
Tint 0 0
Gamma 2.4 2.4
Lumens at 100 IRE 1424 1758

Mike provided these additional notes, regarding the ability to calibrate different settings, limitations, etc.:

Dynamic is high in green, low in red at 100 IRE, despite the good color temp shown on the previous page.  Knocking green down helps, but doesn’t end up with much more in the way of lumens than Living Room, which looks better. 

Ultimately, the Home Cinema 3010 produces reasonably good color, even better if calibrated. It should prove more than satisfactory for the Home Cinema 3010′s target market, and even please many enthusiasts on a reasonable budget.

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News And Comments

  • J.c. Calvento

    Thanks for the wonderful review, most robust one I’ve seen on the Internet. Just wanted to know if you guys have an updated settings for 3010, now that the projector has pretty much settled in the market. Also, I’m a little confused… the first calibration part referred to switching the Color Temp. to 7000K to offset the too-warm-for-me colors… will it be applicable post calibration? Thanks!

    • ProjectorReviews.com

      Hi JC.

      Sorry no updated numbers for the HC3010. Also, the Epson 3010 predates our doing the advanced calibration pages, we didn’t start calibrating the individual colors until the last year and change. The 3020 does have advanced calibration numbers, and, they might work, you can try them, but I can’t guarantee it.

      Note that we typically only have any projector here once, and for 2-4 weeks. (The exception are the one to two projectors a year that I talk manufacturers into leaving with me for extended periods to use as “reference” projectors for my comparisons.) Enjoy! -art

      • J.c. Calvento

        Thanks art! However, my question still stands regarding the color temp… Thank you!

        • ProjectorReviews.com

          Hi, No, changing to 7000 is if you don’t use the Grayscale settings – which are on the second page of calibration info. With those settings, as you can see in the chart, the projector is very close to 6500K across the range. On the other hand, a lot of folks like a cooler image for sports viewing, so if you are one of those, you might go with the settings we provided, and cool things down, by also changing the color temp to 7000, but that officially would not be correct for movie viewing. -art