Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 3D LCD Projector Specs

Dimensions (WxHxD, Inches): 11.69 x 4.25 x 9.72
Weight (Pounds): 6.4
3D Glasses: ELPGS03 (RF), $99 each
Video Inputs: HDMI 1.4 (2, 1 is MHL), PC-RGB (1), composite video (1)
Audio Inputs: Stereo analog (1)
Other: Antenna/Cable, USB (1), RS-232 (1)
Audio Outputs: Stereo analog 1/8 jack (1)
Price: $999

Company Info Epson
(800) 463-7766

(800) 463-7766

mortonsteaks's picture

Geoffrey - Thanks for the review. One pro that seems omitted in your review is that the bulb replacement is $99, which is the lowest around. Agree with most of your observations about this projector but for someone looking to use this as a TV replacement in a family room setting, not a home theater, I think this projector is great. The auto-iris is noisy on my unit as well so I also turned this off for my usage.

One thing I hope you can add to your review is your calibration settings for the unit you tested (similar to the settings section done for the Benq 1070). I have used a calibration disc for setting up the brightness/contrast but was wondering what settings you used for the white balance and color gamut. If you provide this information, I would greatly appreciate it.

Geoffrey Morrison's picture
I feel quite strongly about not giving my settings: Why I Hate Sharing My Picture Settings There's too much variation between individual units, setups, and personal preference. Colleagues have done tests on two TVs, bought at the same store on the same day, and found the settings available online from various forums were actually worse than the TV's stock settings, and of course much worse than simple adjustments with a setup Blu-ray. Whatever settings you got with a calibration disc are going to be better with your projector on your screen than what I had with my sample on my screen.
jintoku's picture

Did you do your tests in Dynamic mode setting?

The IQ increases a lot in this. Today I tried it side by side with the BenQ, both in Dynamic setting, and both wife and I agreed that the colors on the Epson did at the same time pop more and appeared more natural.