Home Cinema 2045by Epson

  • Home Cinema 2045
  • Home Cinema 2045
  • Home Cinema 2045
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
83%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • Epson's Home Cinema 2045 delivers satisfying picture brightness for the price and can even be used in rooms that are less than completely dark.
  • Miracast and WiDi wireless connectivity let you wirelessly share video content from a compatible PC or portable device with the projector.
  • The projector does a good job displaying 3D images with little crosstalk.

CONS

  • The lack of motorized zoom and focus on the projector makes initial setup time consuming.
  • The Home Cinema 2045 remote control lacks a backlit keypad--a problem when viewing in dark rooms.
  • The projector produces noticeable fan noise when in high brightness mode.
Epson’s Home Cinema 2045 LCD projector is an affordable HD-resolution model that delivers satisfying brightness and good contrast. It also does an excellent job of handling 3D movies, showing little crosstalk. The Home Cinema 2045 has a relatively high level of fan noise when in high brightness mode, and its setup features are basic--it lacks motorized zoom and focus controls. Otherwise, the 2045 is an above-average performer for its price and features Miracast and WiDi for wireless sharing of content.
NameHome Cinema 2045HT1085STHC1200PowerLite Home Cinema 2040PowerLite Home Cinema 1440
ManufacturerEpsonBenQBenQEpsonEpson
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List Price$850$1199$1299$800$1700
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