The Epson Home Cinema 2000/2030: Why It's a Runner-Up
Officially the 2030 is brighter and $100 more, but both clock in under $1000. We found little difference between the two projectors in brightness, or contrast despite the 2030 having the slightly better specs.
Both projectors offer excellent color right out of the box, especially for projectors in their price range. Black levels aren’t a strength, and can’t match the W1070 or I’d consider these to have the overall advantage. My regular readers know that I put great weight on black level performance, when you have a theater type room – that you can fully darken. In the more typical living room/family room, bonus room type environment the HC2000 and HC2030 really shine, and I mean overall, and in brightness, because they are both very bright. BTW they make really great projectors for watching sports, and can handle some rather large screens even in more than a little ambient light.