Epson Home Cinema 1060
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Great picture quality.
When it's time to shop for a new TV, I think a lot of people who would really enjoy a projector never even consider one because projectors are outside the TV mainstream. And that's too bad, because Epson's budget-priced Home Cinema 1060 delivers a big, bright, colorful picture that makes watching at home feel almost as special as sitting in a cinema.
Nothing enhances the viewing experience more than a bigger image, but there's more to this projector than just a big picture. Over the past few years Epson has really nailed the 3-LCD technology at the heart of the 1060. Separate red, green, and blue image chips produce rich, realistic colors. Each chip has full 1080p resolution to reveal lifelike textures and details in every scene.
The 1060 packs enough light power to produce a compelling picture even in a room with some lights on. Or use that brightness to create a mega-sized image up to 300" — 25 times larger than a 60" TV!
Epson's Home Cinema 1060 sets up easily on a table, or you can get a bracket and ceiling-mount it. This projector is compact and lightweight enough to be considered portable.
Two HDMI inputs are available for your high-definition sources, and there's also a standard PC input. One of the HDMI inputs is MHL-compatible, which means you can watch high-def video by connecting your compatible Android™ phone or tablet. Use the USB input to connect your camera or a thumb drive — the projector's internal software lets you run slide shows without connecting a computer.
The projector's built-in speaker provides the only sound option — there's no analog or digital audio output to connect to a receiver or powered speaker.
Great picture quality.
Anonymous, Troy, MO
Average Customer Review(s):
Great picture quality.
Puts out a very nice picture (if a little washed out) and operates quietly on eco mode. The only thing that is missing is audio out. It would have been nice if they had supported USB audio so you could use a USB DAC with it. The built in speaker is really bad.
Pros: bright picture
I am blown any by this projector.I now have my 11 foot HD screen :)
Pros: Clear bright 1080p picture, even in daylight. Great price.
Cons: No audio out.
|Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Approximate Lamp Life||6000 hrs (10000 ECO)|
|Bulb Wattage||210 Watts|
|Brightness (in ANSI Lumens)||3100white/3100color|
|Vertical Lens Shift||No|
|Horizontal Lens Shift||No|
|Vertical Keystone Correction||Yes|
|Horizontal Keystone Correction||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home or Carry-in|
|Total Video Inputs||3|
|Wireless HDMI Input||No|
|Component Video Inputs||None|
|Composite Video Inputs||1|
|USB Media Port||Yes|
3LCD: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 projector utilizes 3-chip LCD technology for amazing color, incredible detail and solid reliability. 3LCD's 3-chip architecture dedicates an entire chip to process each primary color - red, green, and blue, continuously. Unlike single-chip technology that delivers color sequentially, you get full-time color. The result is vibrant, realistic images and video all delivered with 3LCD's true-to-life color.
Projection Lamp: The projector uses an energy-efficient 210-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately 6,000 hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to approximately 10,000 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L96) and air filter (Part # V13H134A32 ) are the only user-serviceable parts.
Projection Lens: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 features a F1.58-1.7 lens with a focal length of 18.2mm to 29.2mm. It has a manual focus and a manual zoom ratio of 1.0 to 1.2. To provide the best possible image quality, adjust the projector's position to correct the image shape. If this isn't possible, then use the Keystone or Quick Corner setting to correct the image shape.
Note: The projector does not have a lens shift feature.
Projection Image & Distance: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 projector can produce an image that is adjustable from 30" to 300" (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 26" to 326". 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:
|Screen Or Image Size (16:9 Aspect Ratio)||Projection Distance (wide to tele)||Offset From Lens Center|
|50"||44" - 54"||-1.6"|
|80"||71" - 86"||-2.6"|
|100"||89" - 108"||-3.3"|
|150"||136" - 163"||-4.9"|
High Color Light Output: In the normal mode, the PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 outputs 3,100 lumens of white light and 3,100 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 1,925 lumens. The projector is capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 15,000:1 for rich detail in dark scenes.
1080p Native Resolution: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 has a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:10 aspect ratio). The total number of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3.
Multiple Source Inputs: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 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 with a stereo RCA input. You can also connect your computer to the projector via the VGA input (D-Sub 15-pin), USB-B input, or HDMI inputs. There is also a USB-A port for connecting a USB thumbdrive. The HDMI input is even MHL compatible for connectivity of select MHL-enabled Android smartphones and tablets.
Image Settings: Settings on the Image menu let you adjust
the aspect ratio and quality of your image for the input source you are
using. The available settings depend on the currently selected input source.
Split Screen: You can use the split screen feature to simultaneously project two images from different image sources next to each other. You can control the split screen feature using the remote control and the projector menus. While you use the split screen feature, other projector features may not be available and some settings may be automatically applied to both images.
Built-in Speaker: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 has a built-in, rear-panel mono speaker (2-watts).
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. If you connect your computer to the projector via VGA, USB-B, or HDMI, you can set up the remote control to act as a wireless mouse.
Optional Network Adapter: You can send images wirelessly from your Windows PC or Mac computer to the projector via a WiFi network. To do this, you must install the Epson 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN module (sold separately) into the projectors USB-A port, and then set up the projector and your computer for wireless projection.
Epson iProjection App (requires network adapter): Epson iProjection is an intuitive mobile projection app for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0+. Epson iProjection makes it easy to project images and files wirelessly from your compatible mobile device to the Epson projector. You'll be able to move about the room and effortlessly display content from your Apple iOS or Android device on the big screen. Key features include -
- Supported Formats & Activities: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, Office 2003 or later), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, Office 2003 or later), Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx, Office 2003 or later), Keynote (.key), Adobe PDF(v1.7) (.pdf, Acrobat 8 compatible or later), .JPG, and .PNG.
- Activities Not Supported: The Epson iProjection app does not support video playback, PowerPoint and Keynote animations, or mirroring.
Mounting Options: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 can be placed on a tabletop or inverted and mounted on the ceiling. It can be used for front or rear projection. For tabletop use, you can adjust the image position by raising or lowering the two rear feet and one front foot. For ceiling mounting, you will need an optional projector ceiling mount (sold separately). Three M4 x 9mm threaded screw holes are provided on the bottom for a ceiling mount. A commercially-available Kensington security lock can be attached to the unit to prevent theft when installed in a public location.
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 1 to 30 minutes.
Firmware & Software Updates (via USB or LAN): You can download files to update the software of the unit from Epson's Online Support Site. Simply copy the downloaded files to a USB thumbdrive, then insert the USB thumbdrive into the USB port of the projector and perform the update. You can also use Epson's EasyMP Network Updater software to update firmware (for Windows & Mac) over a wired Ethernet (LAN) connection.
Warranty & 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.
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Best value for the price. [ DENNIS May 14, 2018 ]
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