Epson Home Cinema 1060
3-LCD 1080p home theater projector (2017 model)
Our take on the Epson Home Cinema 1060 by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
Try the projector experience — it's different than watching TV
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 HD 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!
Quick, easy setup means showtime can be anytime
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.
- high-definition home theater projector
- widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio (can also display 4:3 material)
- 3LCD, 3-chip technology (1920 x 1080 pixels each)
- dynamic iris for enhanced contrast and black level
- 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- light output: 3100 lumens
- 1.2X zoom lens (manual zoom/focus)
- horizontal and vertical keystone correction
- picture settings memory for each video input
- 2 HDMI 1.4
- 1 composite video
- PC input
- USB Type A input for connecting a camera, thumb drive, or storage device
- USB Type B input for connecting a computer
- no analog or digital audio output connection is provided
- detachable power cord
- 210-watt UHE lamp (lasts up to 10,000 hours in Eco mode)
- quiet cooling fan (28 dB in Eco mode)
- built-in mono speaker (2 watts x 1)
- remote control
- one HDMI input is MHL-compatible for viewing photos/videos from a compatible smartphone
- can be placed on a tabletop or ceiling-mounted (mounting bracket sold separately)
- 11-15/16"W x 3-11/16"H x 10-7/8"D
- weight: 6 lbs.
- warranty: 2 years parts & labor in-home or carry-in service (90 days on lamp)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- Note: projectors don't include any type of built-in TV tuner, but you can connect a high-def over-the-air tuner, satellite receiver or cable box
What's in the Box:
- Video projector
- 6' AC power cord
- Remote control
- 2 "AA" batteries
- Manual on CD-ROM
- Quick Setup
- "Congratulation" sheet
- "Important" note
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.
Ian, Deerfield, IL
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Features and Specs
|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.
- 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 visual experience
- 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 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.
- Light Optimizer: When Power Consumption is set to Normal, the lamp brightness is adjusted based on the projected image; you can set this option for each color mode
- Fan Cooled: The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan. The fan noise level is 37dB in Normal mode and 28dB 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: 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.
- Keystone: 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.
- Quick Corner: You can use the projector's Quick Corner setting to correct the shape and size of an image that is unevenly rectangular on all sides.
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.
- 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 2 input is also MHL compatible for connectivity to MHL-enabled Android devices. To find MHL-certified devices, go to 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-B: You can connect your Windows (XP/Vista/7/8/10) PC or Mac (OS X 10.5.8-10.12.x) computer to the projectors USB-B port. Once your computer is connected to the projector, your computer will be prompted to download the Epson USB Display Software.
- USB-A: The projector's USB-A port can be used to connect a USB thumbdrive for playback of JPEG (8192x8192)/BMP (1280x800)/GIF (1280x800)/PNG (1280x800) still images and AVI (1280x720) video images. The USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32.
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, 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 input signal.
- Auto: Automatically sets the aspect ratio according to the input signal.
- Normal: Displays images using the full projection area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- 16:9: Converts the aspect ratio of the image to 16:9.
- Zoom: Displays images using the full width of the projection area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- Full: Displays images using the full width of the projection area, but does not maintain the aspect ratio.
- Native: Displays images as is (aspect ratio and resolution are maintained).
- Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 offers four
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:
- Dynamic: Best for projecting in a brightly-lit room; this is the brightest mode.
- Bright Cinema: Best for movies projected in a brightly-lit room.
- Cinema: Best for movies projected in a dark room.
- Game: Best for games projected in a brightly-lit room.
- Image Enhancements: Choose from a variety of image
enhancements for optimum picture quality.
- Auto Iris: 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.
- Picture Adjustments: You can manually adjust the images Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Tint, Sharpness, and Color Temperature.
- Noise Reduction: This setting reduces flickering of analog images. You can select from 3 levels of noise reduction. This is not be available with a signal input through the PC port.
- Detail Enhancement: Enhances details to create clear
outlines for sharper and more refined images that are more lifelike.
Deinterlacing: Converts interlaced to progressive signals. Leave the setting on Film/Auto for viewing movies on a player that produces interlaced output. Select Video for watching videos captured with a video camera. Set to Off when viewing images with a large amount of movement.
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 -
- QR code easy pairing is now supported.
- Display documents loaded in the Epson iProjection app on your mobile device.
- Display web pages and images stored in the "Photo" library of your mobile device.
- Use the built-in projector remote control feature to control input sources, AV mute, freeze, audio settings, operate menu, zoom by finger with Touchpad and more.
- Send files from your email or cloud storage apps to the iProjection app.
- Marker function enables highlighting and annotation of projected photos and documents and also saving annotation to your device
- 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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Why did you buy this?
Best value for the price. [ DENNIS May 14, 2018 ]
1 question already asked
No analog or digital audio output connection is provided on the Epson HC 1060 projector. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. They can help answer any questions and/or concerns in more detail. Thanks! [ Larry Jun 15, 2018 ] Staff
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