Epson Home Cinema 1060 vs Epson Home Cinema 2030 review

Draw comparisons: Epson Home Cinema 1060 vs Epson 2030?

Epson Home Cinema 1060 vs Epson 2030

Epson 1060 – a bright home cinema with no rainbow effect

Epson Home Cinema 1060Luckily I had the opportunity to test Epson 1060 vs 2030 and I’d like to share my thoughts on these home cinema’s to help you choose the right one.

Epson 1060 has 3,100 lumens which make the visuals quite impressing and the colors seemed to be very accurate. Epson 1060 works well under sunlight, the picture wasn’t blurred and the quality of the projection didn’t decrease at all. Moreover, I didn’t notice any rainbow effect which is quite common for the most home cinemas.

I didn’t notice any lagging while projecting the image during the gameplay.

Epson has an amazing feature which is an additional MHL output, so I could connect my tablet and my phone to the projector.

Epson 1060 Pros:
  • Loud built-in speakers that deliver great sound quality.
  • Amazingly set contrast ratio which makes dark and gloomy scenes very detailed.
  • Clear manual. I often struggle to assemble such devices on my own, but Epson has a detailed user manual.
Epson 1060 Cons:
  • Fan noise. It has a very powerful cooling system that created a lot of noticeable noise when I used it.
  • Limited positioning. I had some trouble when I mounted Epson on the ceiling.

Now I’d like to compare Epson 2030 vs 1060.

Epson Home Cinema 2030 — a great 3D home cinema with multiple modes

Epson Home Cinema 2030Epson 2030 has a smaller amount of lumens, so the visuals are not as bright in comparison with Epson 1060. Yet the quality of the image is still good, and I have used the “Fine picture” mode which makes the visuals even more detailed. The key feature is that this projector has a 3D viewing option, which is great because I’m a big fan of 3D movies, although the glasses must be purchased separately.

Epson 2030 Pros:
  • “Fast mode” option to make gameplay visuals better.
  • This device fits perfectly on any wall, either white or not. Moreover, I had no trouble in adjusting the projection at all.
  • Good image quality in the dark and under sunlight. I didn’t have any issues watching movie during the day.
Epson 2030 Cons:
  • Fragile power cord. I had to make sure it’s plugged in a couple of times.
  • Noticeable fan sound. It was quite irritating for me, but under Eco mode the cooling system is not that loud.

Still can’t decide between Epson 1060 or 2030?

Both devices have efficient cooling system which leads to irritating noise, but this issue can be resolved with the Eco mode, and both work well during the day and night. Epson 1060 has more lumens and the picture that it projects is a lot brighter versus 2030. Epson 1060 has better visual and sound quality but lacks 3D viewing option and necessary modes for better performance, which are present in 2030.

If you prefer a powerful device with better image quality, then it’s better to pick Epson 1060. But if you want a more versatile device with specific modes for gaming and you‘re a fan of 3D movies, then it’s better to choose Epson 2030.

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Comparison chart

Epson Home Cinema 1060
Epson Home Cinema 2030

Common

Model

Home Cinema 1060
Home Cinema 2030

Brand

Epson
Epson

Rating on Amazon

4.1
4.1

Reviews on Amazon

57
175

Translation properties

Projection system

3LCD
3LCD

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Pixel number

2073600
2073600

Brightness

3100 lumens
2000 lumens

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Contrast ratio

15000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.35 - 1.64
1.22 - 1.47

Lamp

Lamp type

210 W
200 W

Lamp life

Normal mode

4500
5000

Eco mode

7500
6000

Lens

F-number

1.58 - 1.7
1.58 - 1.72

Focal length

18.2 - 29.2 mm
16.9 - 20.28 mm

Lens shift

Zoom ratio

1.0 - 1.2
1.0 - 1.2

Interface

HDMI

2
2

D-sub 15pin

1
1

Composite video (RCA)

1
1

Audio L/R (RCA)

1
2

Audio out (Mini Jack)

has not
1

USB (Type A)

1
1

USB (Type mini-B)

1
1

RS232 (DB-9pin)

has not
1

Sound

Integrated speaker

Speaker power

2 W
2 W

Sound type

mono
mono

Resolution support

640 x 480

1024 x 768

1280 x 800

1400 x 1050

1920 x 1080

Video compatibility

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

3D

Settings

Keystone correction manual

Horizontal +- 30 degrees
Horizontal +- 30 degrees

Keystone correction auto

Vertical +- 30 degrees
Vertical +- 30 degrees

Operating distance

19 ft
19.7 ft

Security functions

Audible noise

Normal mode

37 dBA
37 dBA

Eco mode

28 dBA
29 dBA

Operating temperature

Min

5 C
5 C

Max

35 C
35 C

Features

Color

white
white

Wireless

Remote control

Mouse functions

Warranty

2 Years
2 Years

Dimensions

Product size

9.6 x 11.7 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 9.72 x 4.13 inches

Product weight

5.95 pounds
6.4 pounds