3LCD, 3-chip Technology: The Home Cinema 2030 features 3LCD,
3-chip technology to give you rich, vibrant images for enjoying spectacular
movies, games, and sporting events in your home, or to deliver sizzling business
presentations at the office. This technology requires 25% less electricity per
lumen of brightness when compared to 1-chip DLP projectors.
Projection Lamp: The projector uses an energy-efficient
200-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately
5,000 hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to
approximately 6,000 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L78) and air filter (Part
#V13H134A32 ) are the only user-serviceable parts.
Fan Cooled: The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan. The
fan noise level is 37dB in Normal mode and 29dB in ECO mode. If the projector is
to be used at an altitude above 4921 feet (1500 meters), the High Altitude Mode
should be turned on so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high
altitude air pressure.
Lens: The Home Cinema 2030 features a F1.58-1.72 lens with a
focal length of 16.9mm to 20.28mm. It has a manual focus and a manual zoom ratio
of 1.0 to 1.2. The projector automatically compensates for vertical keystone
distortion (+/- 30°) when it is tilted upward or downward. Manual horizontal
keystone adjustments (+/- 30°) can be made using the top-mounted slide control.
The projector does not have a lens shift feature.
Light Output: In the normal mode, the PowerLite Home Cinema
2030 outputs 2,000 lumens of white light and 2,000 lumens of color light for
bright, balanced colorful images. The white light output is measured using ISO
21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many
competitors. Light output in the ECO mode is 1,400 lumens. The projector is
capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 15,000:1.
1080P Native Resolution: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has
a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:9 aspect ratio). The total number
of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3. You can resize the picture by
changing the aspect ratio to 4:3 or 16:10.
Projection Distance: The distance at which you place the
projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the image. The
projection distance can be determined from this chart:
||Projection Distance (wide to
|16:9 Aspect Ratio
||4:3 Aspect Ratio
||16:10 Aspect Ratio
||53 to 64 inches
||65 to 78 inches
||57 to 69 inches
||85 to 103 inches
||105 to 126 inches
||93 to 111 inches
||107 to 129 inches
||131 to 158 inches
||116 to 139 inches
||161 to 194 inches
||198 to 238 inches
||175 to 210 inches
Multiple Sources: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has inputs
for multiple sources to give you lots of choices. For connecting to your video
equipment, the unit features two HDMI (Ver.1.4) inputs and a composite video
input w/ a stereo RCA input. You can also connect your computer to the projector
via the VGA input (D-Sub 15-pin).
MHL Compatible: The HDMI 1 input is designed for the
connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using
the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL
certified smartphone into the unit's HDMI1 input using the HDMI
cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full
1080p video and still images from your mobile smartphone. The included IR remote
can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop, Fast
Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge
while connected to the projectors HDMI 1 input. To find MHL-certified
devices, go to
3D Ready: Epson's advanced Bright 3D Drive technology
enhances the brightness giving you theater-quality 3D images in your home. To
view 3D content, you must first connect a 3D-compatible video device to one of
the HDMI ports. You will also need Epson RF Active Shutter 3D glasses (278RF3DG,
sold separately) for each viewer.
Compatible Video Formats: The projector supports analog
video in NTSC, PAL, and SECAM formats, and it automatically adjusts to the
incoming signal. It can receive these formats as composite or component video.
The projector also supports digital video (SDTV, HDTV) and various monitor
display formats. Digital video is accepted by HDMI. The PC port accepts analog
RGB computer monitor signals.
||720 x 480
||720 x 576
Analog RGB (computer display)
||640 x 480
||800 x 600
||1024 x 768
||1152 x 864
||1280 x 960
|1280 x 1024
||1280 x 768
|1360 x 768
||1280 x 800
||640 x 480
||720 x 480
||720 x 576
||720 x 480
||720 x 576
||1280 x 720
||1280 x 720 Frame
x 1080 (Side by Side)
||1920 x 1080
USB Storage Devices: Using the projector's USB (type-A) port
on the rear panel, you can connect a USB storage device, such as a USB flash
drive or digital camera and project still images (JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG). The
device must be USB Mass Storage Class compatible, and the images formatted in
FAT or FAT32. The images can be displayed in full-screen manually one at a time,
or automatically in a slide show with custom settings.
Auto Iris: The Auto Iris system constantly controls the
light output based on the gamma and black/white levels of the projected content
to give you perfectly adjusted images and deepest blacks. Using the remote, you
can select either Normal or High Speed to indicate how quickly you would like
the projector to respond to changes in the brightness of the image.
Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers seven
color modes to optimize viewing for different environments and image content.
The Color Mode adjusts the brightness, contrast, and color for the best possible
picture. A different color mode can be selected for each input source. You can
select from the following choices:
- Auto: automatically adjusts to the brightness of your
- Dynamic: for projecting the brightest picture available
- Living Room: for watching television programs during
- Cinema: for viewing movies in a dimly lit room
- 3D Dynamic: for projecting the brightest 3D picture
available (3D mode only)
- 3D Cinema: for viewing 3D movies in a dimly lit room
(3D mode only)
Advanced Color Adjustments: In addition to the Color Modes,
you can manually adjust the projector's Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation,
Tint, Sharpness, and Color Temperature. You can also go a step further and
individually adjust the gain, saturation, and brightness for each color; red
(R), green (G), blue (B), cyan (C), magenta (M), and yellow (Y) components.
Adjustable Image Size & Lens Projection Distance: The
PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector can produce an image that is adjustable
between 34" and 328" (measured diagonally). The projector's adjustable lens
provides a wide range of placement possibilities for a given screen size. The
projection distance (distance from lens to screen) range is 2.75' to 36.4'.
Built-in Speaker + Audio Output: The Home Cinema 2030 has a built-in,
rear-panel mono speaker. It also features a stereo 3.5mm audio output to connect
an external AV receiver or powered speaker.
Remote Control: In addition to the control panel, the
projector can be controlled by the supplied wireless remote control, which has a
range of approximately 19.7'. The projector has infrared receivers on the front
and rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room. An RS-232C port is
included for connecting the projector to a 3rd party A/V controller or
HDMI Link: When you connect HDMI CEC-compatible devices,
such as a receiver or Blu-ray player, to the projector via HDMI cables, you can
control them using the HDMI-Link control buttons on the projector's remote
control. You can register the devices you want to operate in the HDMI Link
section of the projector's menu.
Sleep Mode: The projector turns off automatically when no
video signal is received for a preset amount of time. You can set the sleep mode
to 5, 10, or 30 minutes.
Warranty and Extra Care Home Service: The projector is
covered by a 2-year parts and labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90
days. Included with the warranty, Epson offers Extra Care Home Service. A
replacement unit (in most cases, a refurbished unit) will be shipped to you
immediately. (A credit card is required for security deposit.) If it's important
that you receive your original projector back, you should use the basic carry-in
service instead of Home Service.