3LCD, 3-Chip Technology:The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 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.
- True-to-Life Colors: 3LCD delivers up to 3x brighter
colors in comparison with 1-chip DLP projectors. Color Brightness (Color
Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color Brightness will
vary depending on usage conditions. Additionally, 3LCD projectors have up to
3x Wider Color Gamut than 1-chip DLP projectors. With its 3-chip design,
3LCD delivers clear and vibrant images that are true-to-life. In contrast to
3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel
that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can
result in color break-up or the "rainbow effect".
- Greater Detail & Contrast: 3LCD projection efficiently
uses light to project to the screen with no color disruption. 3LCD
technology delivers sharper and brighter images with superior grayscale
detail. Grayscale is the shades of gray (from black to white) required for
greater image depth and detail; it allows greater variation in shadows and
brings superior accuracy to color, creating a jaw-dropping, true-to-life
- Energy Efficient: 3LCD projection technology uses light
efficiently to create stunning images. In contrast to 1-chip technology,
3LCD requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness. 1-chip
projectors use a color wheel, which leads to an inefficient design, thereby
causing light loss. 3LCD does not rely on a color wheel. On average, 3LCD
projectors are 25% more energy efficient.
- Simple & Reliable Design: 3LCD systems are reliable and
use a simple optical design which includes 3 chips and 1 prism. Light flows
seamlessly through the system to produce brilliant on-screen colors and
sharp images every time.
Projection Lamp: The projector uses an energy-efficient
200-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately
4,000 hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to
approximately 7,500 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L88) 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 27dB 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.
Projection Lens w/ Keystone Correction: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 features a
F1.58-1.72 lens with a focal length of 16.9mm to 20.280mm. 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 setting to correct the
image shape. The projector's Keystone Correction can automatically compensate 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.
Note: The projector does not have a lens shift feature.
Projection Image & Distance: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2045
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 34" to 332". 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:
|Aspect Ratio ||Screen
Or Image Size || Projection Distance (wide to tele) |
| 16:9 ||
50" ||53"-64" |
80" ||85"-103" |
100" ||107"-129" |
150" ||161"-194" |
16:10 || 50" ||
| 80" ||
| 100" ||
| 150" ||
50" ||65"-78" |
80" ||105"-126" |
100" ||131"-158" |
150" ||198"-238" |
High Color Light Output: In the normal mode, the PowerLite
Home Cinema 2045 outputs 2,200 lumens of white light and 2,200 lumens of color
light for bright, balanced colorful images. The white light output in the ECO
mode is 1,500 lumens. The white light output is measured
using ISO 21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many
competitors. The projector is
capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 35,000:1 for rich detail in dark
1080p Native Resolution: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 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.
Multiple Sources: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 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) or HDMI inputs. There is also a USB-A
port for connecting a USB thumbdrive. One of the HDMI inputs is even MHL
compatible for connectivity of select MHL-enabled Android smartphones and
- HDMI/MHL: The projector's two
HDMI 1.4 inputs can be used to connect home theater equipment, like your
Blue-ray player and satellite receiver. Or, it can be used to connect your
Windows PC or Mac computer. The HDMI 1 input is also MHL compatible for
connectivity to MHL-enabled Android devices. To find MHL-certified devices,
www.mhlconsortium.org. The HDMI 1.4 inputs support up to 1080p.
- Composite: The composite video input with stereo RCA
inputs is used to connect older AV gear that only feature analog output
connectivity like a VCR. The composite video input supports up to 480i.
- VGA: You can also connect your Windows or Mac computer
to the projector via VGA (D-Sub, 15-pin). The VGA input will support video
up to 1920 x 1200.
- USB-A: The projector's USB-A port can be used to
connect a USB thumbdrive for playback of JPEG (8192x8192) still images. The
USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. You can use your projector's Slideshow feature
whenever you connect a USB device that contains compatible image files. This
lets you quickly and easily display a slide show, and control it using the
projector's remote control.
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. You can also
convert 2D images to 3D using the 2D-to-3D conversion.
Split Screen: You can use the split screen feature to
simultaneously project two images from different image sources (HDMI1/HDMI2 and
Screen Mirroring) next to each other. You can control the split screen feature
using 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.
cannot project from the same input source onto both sides (left and right) of
the screen. You also cannot use split screen with 3D images or certain input
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.
- Aspect Ratio: You can select the following image aspect
ratios (Auto, Normal, 16:9, Zoom, Full, Native), depending on the input
signal from your image source. Black bands and cropped images may project in
certain aspect ratios, depending on the aspect ratio and resolution of your
- Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1040 offers six
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 - Natural, Dynamic, Bright
Cinema, Cinema, 3D Dynamic, 3D Cinema.
- Manual Picture Adjustments: You can manually adjust the images
Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Tint, Sharpness, and Color
- Auto Iris: Epson's Auto
Iris Technology adjusts the aperture to provide the optimum contrast and
brightness for each scene. In certain color modes, you can turn on the Auto Iris setting to automatically optimize
the image based on the brightness of the content you project.
- Frame Interpolation: This feature smoothes fast moving
video by comparing consecutive frames and inserting an intermediate frame
- Detail Enhancement: This feature enhances details to
create clear outlines for better image quality.
- Noise Reduction: This setting reduces flickering of
analog images and reduces the noise or artifacts seen in MPEG video.
- RGBCMY: Adjusts the hue, saturation, and brightness for each
- Super White: Reduces over-exposure of whites in your image.
Built-in WiFi: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 offers
built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) for wireless network connectivity to your
smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer.
- Intel WiDi/Miracast: You can
send images to your projector from mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones,
and tablets using Intel WiDi (version 3.5 or later) and Miracast technology.
Miracast is supported by Windows 8.1+ and Android 4.2+ devices.
- EasyMP Network Projection Software: You can use EasyMP Network
Projection software to project images from your computer to the projector
over a network. Sharing the projector over a network allows you to project
images from different computers without having to change cable connections,
as well as project images from a remote location. EasyMP Network Projection
software is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 and Mac OSX 10.4+.
Built-in Speaker + Audio Output: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 has its own built-in, rear-panel
5W mono speaker. It also features a stereo 3.5mm audio output to connect an
external AV receiver or powered speaker.
A/V Mute: You can temporarily turn off the projected
picture and sound if you want to redirect your audience's attention during a
presentation. Any sound or video action continues to run, however, so you cannot
resume projection at the point that you stopped it.
Remote Control + HDMI Link: 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. 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.
Mounting: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 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.
Portable: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 is lightweight and easy to
carry; perfect for travel or to quickly move from room to room.
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): You can download
files to update the software of the unit from
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
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.