Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Video Overview

The Home Cinema 2030 is Epson’s “entry level” 1080p projector.  This video is a short 4 minute overview, but we also offer a longer full video summary (12 minutes) based on the full online review.

Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector

The Home Cinema 2030 received our Hot Product Award. The full online review (text and photos) goes into all the details, but here you’ll find a brief overview of the projector and why we liked it.  There’s also the  longer “Video Summary” of the HC2030, that goes into a lot more details than this short video, and includes a tour of the hardware, and much more.

The Home Cinema 2030 is sold through “big box houses” (ie. Best Buy), and other local dealers.  A very similar Home Cinema 2000, which is not quite as bright, is sold through online dealers, and costs about $100 less.

Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Highlights

  • 3D Capabilities with support for Blu-ray 3D, satellite channels… game consoles
  • Extremely bright home projector, ideal for family and bonus rooms, and theaters with large screens (brighter than last year’s)
  • Four preset 2D modes, 2 preset 3D modes.  Pick the one that’s best for what you are viewing, and room conditions
  • Modest built in sound, can be supplemented with a surround sound system, or powered subwoofer, thanks to the audio out.
  • Full color controls allow for a full calibration
  • Lag times should be acceptable for fast game playing.
  • Backlit remote control
  • Dynamic iris for better black level performance, the iris operates in 3D modes as well as 2D
  • Epson offers optional 3D glasses that are light, and are RF and quickly rechargeable
  • It only takes 3 minutes to put on enough quick charge to get through an entire movie
  • Excellent warranty
  • One of the lower priced 1080p 3D capable projectors, but above entry level performance
  • An impressive value proposition!

Basic Specs for Epson Home Cinema 2030

  • Home Cinema 2030 MAP: $999, Home Cinema 2000 MAP: $899
  • Technology: 3LCD
  • Native Resolution: 1080p (1920×1080)
  • Brightness: Manufacturer claim: 2000 lumens, 2036 measured max, 1408 lumens “best” mode*  (HC2000 claims 1800 lumens)
  • Contrast: 15,000:1 HC2000: 13,000:1
  • Zoom Lens ratio: 1.2:1 Manual zoom and focus
  • Lens shift: None
  • Lamp life: 5000 hours at full power, 6000 hours in eco mode – $299 replacement cost – for both HC2030 and HC2000
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs. (2.9 Kg.)
  • Warranty: 2 Year Parts and Labor with next business day replacement program for both years!

Click here to view full specifications: Epson Home Cinema 2030

Disclosures

From the Editor: This video was created as a summary of the original, full, in-depth projector review of the Home Cinema 2030. It was directed and scripted by Lisa Feierman, and features Art Feierman, editor of ProjectorReviews.com

Videos that are part of the Projector Reviews TV channel are created by Projector Reviews Inc. If we review a projector and it wins one of our awards, it becomes eligible for a video summary. Of course, we can only do a limited number of these videos. In some cases, we will choose a projector review to do a video of. In other cases, a request may come from the manufacturer. As we do with the rest of the content on our website, we offer manufacturers Permissions.

With these paid Permissions, manufacturers can post these videos on their own websites, pass them out to their dealers, and use them for other promotional purposes including trade shows and point-of-sale displays in retail stores. These videos are very short versions of the full review. In just a few minutes worth of video we can’t begin to capture all the information in the review, so we call this a video summary.

If this video is positive and enthusiastic about the projector, is simply because the review itself was positive and enthusiastic. We try to make the videos more fun, a bit less dry, with far less technical detail. Enjoy, but also visit the full review for more depth, even the settings that work best. Thanks! -art

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