If you are searching for a great home projector, the Epson Home Cinema 1060 review may be a good way to ease your choice. This widescreen Full HD 1080p model has a lot of useful features to become a solid home theater addition. Plus, the projector has built-in Wi-Fi so can be easily connected to your phone or tablet.
The Epson Home Cinema 1060 goes with Quick Setup Guide that contains simple, step-by-step illustrated instructions. This way, to connect the unit to your computer, connect the projector to your PC via one of the HDMI ports using the provided HDMI cable. Then, turn the computer on, plug in the projector, open the A/V Mute, and press the power button on the projector or remote control.
One of the most remarkable things about this unit is that it doesn’t have a rainbow effect (thanks to 3LCD technology). This projector is capable of giving up to 300 inches life-sized images with an operating distance of 19 feet. Having 3,100 lumens of color brightness, 3,100 lumens of white brightness, and quite impressive 15,000:1 contrast ratio, the 1060 gives out a truly bright image in a variety of different lighting conditions. This Epson projector also offers a very uniform brightness (79%).
The Epson Home Cinema 1060 specs include Eco mode which reduces brightness by 38% in comparison with Normal mode. It also has a bunch of other color modes so you don’t have to adjust anything manually for every specific purpose: Dynamic, Bright Cinema, Cinema, and Game modes (each of them can also work in Eco mode).
The projector provides 52ms of input lag. This is not very good for serious gamers, but for average ones, this is indicator is not so high.
In terms of on-board audio, this projector goes equipped with a 2W speaker that can fill a small or mid-sized room with sound. However, if you are going to use the projector outdoors, you will get much less volume and bass. Unfortunately, this unit doesn’t support Bluetooth connectivity so you can’t connect a pair of external speakers to the projector. However, you can easily hook them up directly to the video equipment or computer you have connected to the Epson Home Cinema 1060.
The power cord and universal remote control are included in the kit.
This projector goes in a white, almost matte finish, and has 9.6 x 11.7 x 3.2 inches in size and weighs 5.95 pounds. The zoom and focus rings, all the controls (Instant Off, Direct Power On/Off, Sleep Mode (A/V Mute), etc.), and blue LED indicators are located on the projector’s top panel.
All the connectors can be found on the rear side of the projector. Two HDMI ports (1x MHL) allow connecting the cable/satellite box, Blu ray disc player, gaming console, or streaming device. There are also VGA (for computer or component video) input, composite video and stereo audio inputs, USB Type-B (USB Plug 'n Play) and USB Type-A (reads USB memory key).
The Epson Home Cinema 1060 projector is an affordable solution, primarily designed to work as a part of the home theater. It’s a great option for any large screen application, and even can be used for backyard movie nights if you connect a more powerful audio source to the projector. Besides, it can project the image on any blank wall or another white surface so you don’t have to buy any additional equipment.
However, it lacks a black level which may be a great issue for someone, but if you don’t consider it as a significant disadvantage, this model can become a good upgrade for your movie-watching experience.