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Epson Home Cinema 3020 Projector

Part #: EPSHC3020  |   Mfg #: V11H501020
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Epson's Home Cinema 3020 3D 1080p 3LCD Projector

The Epson Home Cinema 3020 is a low-cost, powerful 3D projector to complete your home theater setup. What makes the 3020 so attractive is its excellent color performance, high light output, built in speakers and serious 3D execution. Did we mention that it comes with two pairs of (active shutter) rechargeable 3D glasses, as well? The Home Cinema 3020 is full HD, 1080p with a remarkable contrast of up to 40,000:1 and 2300 lumens of color brightness as well as 2300 lumens of white brightness. This projector will have your home theater up and running and ready for entertaining friends and family for under $2,000. Looking for a wireless solution? Check out the Home Cinema 3020E or take it to the next level with the Epson Home Cinema 5020UBE.

Home Cinema 3020 Features:


  • Amazing color brightness — 2300 lumens of color brightness and 2300 lumens of white brightness
  • A true cinematic experience — 2D and 3D, Full HD 1080p technology, and a contrast ratio up to 40,000:1
  • Rich, vibrant color and reliable performance — 3LCD, 3-chip technology
  • 2D-to-3D conversion — easily transform 2D images to spectacular 3D for unlimited 3D content
  • Captivating sound — two built-in 10 W stereo speakers for lifelike sound
  • Sleek design — fits in almost any setting
  • Split Screen feature (2D mode) — project two images side-by-side from two different sources
  • Easy setup — image adjustment tools included
  • Exciting 3D made easy — two pairs of RF 3D glasses included
  • Outstanding support — two-year limited warranty; two-business-day replacement with free shipping
Click on a spec (like Resolution:) to learn more about it. Click here for the complete glossary.
Image Quality Projector Calculator See Epson Home Cinema 3020 Image Size Calculator »
Resolution HD (1920 x 1080)
Brightness 2300 lumens
Contrast Ratio 40000:1
Uniformity --
No. of Colors Full-color
Aspect Ratio(s) Native - 16:9
Other(s) - 16:10, 4:3
Display Type LCD;
Compatibility
Data Signals Native: 1080P (1920 x 1080) PC, Mac®
Video Signals 480i / 576i / 480p / 576p / 720p /1080i / 1080p NTSC / NTSC4.43 / PAL / M-PAL /N-PAL / PAL60 / SECAM
H Sync --
V Sync --
3D Ready Yes
Dot Clock --
Connectivity
Inputs / Outputs
  • Component, RCA (Y,Pb,Pr)
  • Composite Video, RCA
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface for digital video and digital audio)
  • USB
  • VGA (Analog data, mini D-Sub 15-pin)
  • RS-232 (Serial)
View the manufacturers spec sheet for a complete list of Inputs and Outputs
Built-in Audio 2 10 watt speakers
Projection Lens Projector Calculator See Epson Home Cinema 3020 Image Size Calculator »
Lens Manual Focus / Manual Zoom / Zoom Ratio 1 – 1.16 F - 1.51 – 1.99 / f - 18.2 – 29.2 mm
Throw Ratio 1.32 - 2.15:1
Keystone Corr. Specs: V - ± 30 degrees/ H- ± 30 degrees
Lens Shift --
Proj. Methods Ceiling, Front, Rear
General
Dimensions 16.6" x 14.4" x 5.5" (W x H x D)
Unit Weight 13.6 lbs.
Operation
Power Supply 100 – 240 V AC +/- 10% , 50/60 Hz
Universal Power Supply
Power Consumption 230
Ecomode Yes
(Brightness: 1840 lumens; Lamp life: 5000 hours; Noise: 24 dB)
FCC Class B
Audible Noise 32.0 dB
Lamp E-TORL® 230 W UHE
Lamp Life 4000 hours
Replacement Lamp
Cost
EPSV13H010L68, $244.00     
Included Accessories
Items Included two RF 3D glasses, power cord, two HDMI cable clamps, remote control with AA batteries, CDROM with user guide link
Remote Control Yes
Carry Case No
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Warranty
Projector Two-year limited warranty, EPSON Road Serviceprogram, PrivateLine® dedicated toll-free support (U.S. and Canada only)
Lamp 90 day

* -- indicates specification not published by manufacturer.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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EpsonHome Cinema 3020
 
4.4

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Intuitive controls (5)
  • Good remote (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Movies (7)
  • Large rooms (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie enthusiast (6), Tech savvy (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Projector, great price!

Got a great deal and couldn't pass it up. This is my first projector, but not the first I have experience with. For the money-conscious amongst us, the 3020 is a great...Read complete review

Got a great deal and couldn't pass it up. This is my first projector, but not the first I have experience with. For the money-conscious amongst us, the 3020 is a great option. With excellent 3D production (only so-so on the 2D-3D conversion), good color reproduction (with some adjustment of course), simple set up, and a lamp that is bright as hell, you really can't go wrong. People spending ludacris amounts of money on TV screens 70 inches and above, it seems sinsible to go with a projector. The 3D is produced through RF which provides a much better connection between projector and glasses without any jutter (unlike IR on older models).
On the downside, the 3020 lacks automated controls for focus which requires that you manually adjust sliding mechanisms on the projector itself, while then walking to your screen to see if you have made an improvement. The black levels also leave a bit to be desired. While not bad, straight out of the box they appear a bit gray and even with adjustment cannot match those of a plasma. In comparison with the Panasonic AE8000, the colors are a bit muted and the Panasonic appears to get the black levels right (but at substancially higher cost). It comes with built in speakers if you haven't the surround system setup, but they are horrendous (but who cares, that's why you invest in audio). While things like remote controlled focus and better out-of-the-box color and black level production would have been nice, you really get great bang for your buck with the Epson 3020. Played on a 92 inch screen, the picture looks amazing. If you don't have the $3000 + to spend on a projector and don't WANT to spend the $5000 + on a big TV, look to Epson for a the size and picture to make your friends jealous.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

bad bulbs

Epson is having serious problems with their bulbs. Mine went out after 6 months, maybe 50 hours. They don't have any in stock and do not know when they will have any. Obviously...Read complete review

Epson is having serious problems with their bulbs. Mine went out after 6 months, maybe 50 hours. They don't have any in stock and do not know when they will have any. Obviously a projector company should not run out of replacement bulbs unless their having to replace the majority of bulbs or they are looking for a different type bulb to use.

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5.0

So far so Good

By bob

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

This is my 5th projector. Each one (over 30 years) has shown great improvement compared to the prior. The picture is very bright. I can watch movies with a lamp on (the picture is not as good, but still very good). The controls make sense to me. Resolution is very good. I have no complaints whatsoever.

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4.0

2 weeks

By Bob

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

First 2 weeks. Picture quality is very very good. 3d performance is better than I would have guessed, but is noticeably less bright than 2d. Unit runs quieter than my prior Epson projector. So far I'm happy with this unit.

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5.0

Love this projector 3D is so cool!!!

By bluewaterbeatsmpcrenaissance

from Minnesota

Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

At a Minnesota Vikings party my cousin was playing Jurassic world in 3D he had me scared & jumping out of my seat the surround sound at 600 Watts had my heart jumping the 3D glasses was so cool I forgot I had them on just like I was in the movie... this is awesome had to buy 1 and looking for more 3D movies to watch with this projector forever

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5.0

Great Home Theater Projector

By Mike

from Tucker, GA

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Remote
  • Interfaces Well With TV
  • Intuitive Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Larger Rooms
    • Movies

    Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

    This is a GREAT Projector. Easy to setup with a really great picture.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Value

    By VoltbyVolt

    from Tampa, FL

    Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

    Bought this for apartment. Projected it onto beige wall, and it was OK. Put up a bright white sheet on wall (I'm cheap). Went to Internet to find color calibrations, and I put them into projector. Now, it is AMAZING! It is like having a 100" LCD.

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    5.0

    great projector

    By fullvirus

    from florida

    Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

    projector is great love it but after 3 month hdmi 1 is not displaying any picture i will have o call for repair and i will report how that goes

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    5.0

    Great Projector, Reasonable Price

    By Batman

    from Gotham City

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fantastic Picture Quality
    • Good Remote
    • Intuitive Controls

    Cons

    • 2d-3d Conversion
    • Mid Level Blacks

    Best Uses

    • Larger Rooms
    • Movies

    Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

    The Epson 3020 is fantastic. After it is appropriate adjusted and calibrated, the picture and related colors are amazing. As per usual, out of the box specs are less than optimal, but a simple Google search will help you make the necessary adjustments. Some have complained about the fan noise, and when the brightness and contrast are amped up, it can be noisy as it is working hard to crank out a bright image, but again, with proper calibration it is mostly quiet. A real sound system attached to this unit will more than mask even the loudest fan noises. Detail pops and shadow detail is good. However, my one major issue would be the black levels. While they are good, they could be better. I suppose that's where you upgrade to the 5020 unit. The 3D reproduction on the projector is fabulous with natively authored discs, but trying to convert 2D to 3D produces an awful attempt on the projector's behalf to create an immersive image depth. But I watch primarily 2D features with no desire to change them. I would highly recommend the Epson 3020 for the movie enthusiast that does not have the thousands of dollars to spend on the premium level options that JVC and Sony offer.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect product

    By Eurico

    from Miami, FL

    Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

    It is much better than was suppose to be after readding many reviews.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Poor quality in the wireless system

    By Ed

    from Utah, USA

    Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

    After about 3 to 4 months the wireless system in the projector started to fail.

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    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Noisy

    By Bezon

    from Evans GA

    Comments about Epson Home Cinema 3020:

    I bought this projector in December 2014 and it work perfect for about 30 days, pretty soon there after it started to become very noisy when it heated up. Overall the picture quality good however the excess fan noise is very ignoring.

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    9 Questions | 24 Answers
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    • Q:

      Does the 3020 feature frame interpolation?
      Asked on 9/22/2015 by Mike from Orlando, Fl.

      2 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        yes it does

        Answered on 9/30/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Yes, there is a button on the remote (2nd from bottom on right-hand side) that adjusts the Frame Interpolation setting.

        Answered on 9/22/2015 by Jeff from Atlanta
    • Q:

      how do I invert the picture and recover audio?
      Asked on 8/9/2015 by Ron from League City, Texas

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        You would need to go in to the projector menu and select the proper installation method. It's usually shown in the menu as orientation, or it could actually say ceiling mounted. Each one is a bit different. For the audio, it would be best to run HDMI cables out from your sources into your audio receiver, then run an HDMI cable from the receiver to the projector.

        Answered on 8/10/2015 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Anyone use this for outdoor movies? How is quality and sound?
      Asked on 6/16/2015 by EMM

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        this projector can be used outdoors when it's completely dark outside. it's a popular choice for a low cost option

        Answered on 6/18/2015 by Lisa from .
    • Q:

      Does Epson 3020 comes with International warranty and service? what is the best offer for a new epson 3020 , if I get better deal the I'll buy it now.
      let me know.
      Asked on 6/16/2015 by manish from Florida

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        As a US dealer, the unit only has a US warranty. Epson doesn't allow any discounted prices, unfortunately. The price listed is the best we can do.

        Answered on 6/18/2015 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      I am buying a new home that has surround sound already built into the ceiling in one of the rooms. This is the projector I am really leaning towards but I don't want to use the speakers on the projector. Does this projector have problems hooking up to surround sound. I have read on other sights that it does but I was wondering if anyone could answer this. The people at Best Buy really had no answer for me. If it doesn't it would really defeat the purpose for me. Thanks all.
      Asked on 1/11/2015 by DJM

      6 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        The projector would have nothing to do with your surround sound. You need
        an av receiver that sends video signals to the projector and audio to the
        speakers separately.

        Answered on 1/12/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I would think you would want to have the audio run through an AV receiver and just pass video through to the projector. That is how I have mine set up.
        Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

        Answered on 1/11/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I have this projector installed in my media room. It is connected to
        surround sound in ceiling speakers through a Pioneer receiver.
        No issues yet in 2 years.
        Good luck.

        Answered on 1/11/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Unlike a TV, when you are using a projector in a surround system you do not
        get the sound from the projector like you can when you use a Television.
        You would connect all of your sources such as DirecTV, Dish or cable,
        Bluray players and gaming consoles to the AV Receiver and then come out of
        the monitor out to the projector. The projector will act as the display
        device only, all of the audio switching and processing is done by the AV
        receiver.

        Answered on 1/12/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I have a 3020 system and I have it going through a Yamaha surround. No problems. It just takes one hdmi cable.

        Answered on 1/14/2015 by Anonymous
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        you will not have an issue as you will bypass the speakers in the projector by using the receiver

        Answered on 1/12/2015 by lisa from .
    • Q:

      What is the maximum throw distance for this projector on to an 84in screen (16:9)? I have tried looking through EPSON's site with regards to a table chart for this information but all I get is an interactive image size calculator that does not allow me to enter in exact measurements. The scenario I currently have is the throw distance to a be at a minimum of 195in away from the screen. Any help would be appreciated.
      Asked on 12/26/2014 by Rolani from Los Angeles, CA

      4 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        To fill an 84" diag screen (41"hx73"w) the Epson 3020 needs to be between 8'1" up to 13'2" back measuring from the front of the lens to the screen material.

        Answered on 12/30/2014 by Sarah
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        The projector can be placed anywhere from 8'1" to 13'2" from an 84'
        diagonal screen.

        Answered on 12/27/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        For an 84" diagonal screen, the range of projector placement is 96" - 156", but the optimal is 120"
        I buy my equipment from ProjectorPeople, but I like this calculator at the following site.
        http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-PowerLite_Home_Cinema_3020-projection-calculator.htm

        Answered on 12/26/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        The scenario that I had with my 3020 was I had it mounted in the back of an 11ft long room projecting on a flat white wall. That setup produced a 110in 16x9 screen. What I figured is that every 1ft away from screen is goin to give you about 10-11in screen throw. Hope this helps.
        Sent from my iPhone

        Answered on 12/26/2014 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Will the 3020 allow you to project both HDMI1 and HDMI2 via split screen? I know that the 3010 wouldn't do this... you could only project one HDMI along with a composite or PC input. Thanks!
      Asked on 11/12/2013 by TxMarsh

      2 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The 5030UB will allow you to do this but not the 3020

        Answered on 11/13/2013 by Stacey from Tampa
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I just tried, it will not let you select both HDMI inputs at the same time. The option gets greyed out.

        Answered on 11/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Will the 3d functionality work with a Sony BDP-S590 3D bluray player?
      Asked on 10/11/2013 by Robert from Maryland

      3 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, it works.

        Answered on 10/15/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        It works for me.

        Answered on 10/11/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I have a sony bd. I watched Avatar 3d (the actual 3d BD) and it played
        okay. No issues that I'm aware of. However, I did have to buy a new
        Receiver that was 3D capable. Routing from your Sony DB via a HD cable
        through your Receiver then into your Epson may pose problems. If you go
        straight to the Epson, you should have no problems.

        Answered on 10/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      How can Direct TV signal be inputted to the HC3020
      Asked on 7/18/2013 by Tim from New York

      4 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes

        Answered on 7/23/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I do not have Direct TV but I assume it has an output for HDMI and the
        projector has an input for HDMI. Hope this helps.
         
         
         
         

        Answered on 7/21/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        You can directly connect an HDMI cable from your Directv set top box to
        the HC3020, although in this scenario, you will be lacking audio. The
        optimal method would be to connect the Directv set top box to your audio
        receiver using an HDMI cable, then to connect the audio receiver's "monitor
        out" to the HC3020.

        Answered on 7/18/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

         
        I have Dish Network connected to this model. So Direct TV won't be much different. I suppose you have DVR service. I have a dual DVR but only one HDMI output. So I had 2 choices: Either move the DVR from family room basement where my HC3020 is located OR get another DVR service for my basement.. I opted for 2nd DVR. The connection is DVR HDMI Out to Audi Receiver HDMI IN and receiver HDMI OUTto HD3020 HDMI 1. You can also bypass audio receiver and directly connect to HC3020.
         
        If you want co-axial input to HC3020, you may want to rely on your old VCR which accepts co-axial input. You can then send component output to HC3020.

        Answered on 7/18/2013 by PDee from Chicago, IL
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