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Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review

Posted on December 16, 2013 by Phil Jones
EPSON HOME CINEMA 2000 PROJECTOR:  This lower cost, online version, an almost identical twin to Epson's HC2030 sells for under $900.  It is a very bright projector with very good color, great warranty.  It's a great choice for the family room!

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Epson Home Cinema 2000 Specs
Price 899
Technology 3LCD
Native Resolution 1080p (1920x1080)
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 1800
Contrast 13000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio 1.20:1
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life ECO mode: Up to 6000 hours; Normal mode: Up to 5000 hours
Weight 6.4
Warranty 2 years w/ overnight replacement

This overview of the 2000 complements the full review of the more expensive version, the 2030.  These select pages (below) from the full Epson 2030 projector review related very closely to the Home Cinema 2000's abilities.  We consider the differences to be very minor.

The Epson Home Cinema 2030 Review
Physical Tour
Image Quality

The Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector

The brand new Epson Home Cinema 2000 is one of two similar new home entertainment projectors just launched by Epson. This one, which we are only taking a "quick look" at (rather than a full review, like its sibling the 2030) will be sold by online dealers. It is expected to sell for $899. $100 more will get you the Home Cinema 2030, which is brighter (2000 lumens instead of 1800) and has higher contrast (15,000:1 instead of 13,000:1). We published a full, in-depth review the 2030, which is available from retailers, big box houses and smaller dealers.

The following commentary was extracted from the full review of the Home Cinema 2030, which is nearly identical to the 2000:

To get started, I just want to say that the Epson Home Cinema 2000, is a projector that looks great, right out of the box, no muss, no fuss. True, like any projector, it can be improved with adjustment, but unlike many competitors, even if you never change a setting, it's going to blow you away. It never looks bad.  Your friends will be dazzled!  Sports fans, in particular, rejoice, but most everyone looking for a bright, a bit above entry level performance projector should be at least a good bit impressed with this Epson Home Cinema 2000. Not only is this Epson  Home Cinema 2000 extremely bright, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve. Yes, of course it is both 2D and 3D capable, (sorry no glasses included in the $999 price).  The good news is that you can buy Epson’s very light weight RF glasses, and also know that you can find other, less expensive, but compatible glasses available online.

A Hot Product Award Winner!

When we reviewed the Home Cinema 2030, we couldn't help but give it an award. Therefore, the Home Cinema 2000 earns the same honor, our Hot Product Award, since they're almost identical. The 200 less lumens and slightly lower contrast are only minor differences, and likely more marketing than real difference, as the two projectors are sold through different channels, only the Home Cinema 2000 is sold online.  There should be no viable difference in terms of their value proposition.  The $100 less of the Home Cinema 2000 is just compensation for suffering the indignity of having a few less lumens.

Video Summaries

Check out videos about the Home Cinema 2000's nearly identical sibling, the 2030, here: Epson HC2030 "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary and shorter Video Overview

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