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About 3 feet below and 1 foot in front of.
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About 3 feet below and 1 foot in front of.

Hm, I would have thought it would have been quieter in the eco mode with that amount of distance. I guess bottom line is I will have to get it from Best Buy and try out the 2030 myself. Does lowering the brightness on the unit help decrease fan noise at all? I'm not talking going from normal to eco, but actually going into the settings and lowering the brightness manually.
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I cannot perceive any change in fan noise with changes in brightness.
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FWIW, I had the HD131xe immediately before this. I returned it because I was getting just insane RBE. It was my first DLP so I didn't know what to expect. It will also be my last.

I think I have a SPL meter laying around somewhere, I'll see if I can find it.

Glad to hear that. One of the reasons I was afraid to try the 131xe is that is has a slower color wheel than the BenQ 1070. Knowing that Im susceptible to RBE already, I wanted the fastest color wheel possible.

Yes the 1070 has RBE too, and I definitely see it. But the faster the wheel.. the less distracting it is.

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Does anyone know how to freeze the image on this projector? On the Benq 1070 there is a button on the remote to freeze the image, and not only is it not on the remote for the Epson, but I can't find anything within the settings? Can anyone guide me to where it's located if it has it at all? Thanks!
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Does anyone know how to freeze the image on this projector? On the Benq 1070 there is a button on the remote to freeze the image, and not only is it not on the remote for the Epson, but I can't find anything within the settings? Can anyone guide me to where it's located if it has it at all? Thanks!

Are all of your pause buttons broken?
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For tv use. Sorta hard to pause tv.
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Does anyone know if this projector supports ip control with Epson's wifi dongle?

anyone know exactly what this does?
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anyone know exactly what this does?

Assuming its this thing, it seems like its for external control. I'm not sure where it would plug in.

I was planning on using the RS232 interface to control it via my home automation system. Stuff like "auto-lower the screen when the PJ is turned on" (this doesn't have a 12V trigger), or "auto-switch to normal mode if its between hours and ", or stuff like that.

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Does anyone know of any calibration settings for this projector? I haven't been able to find any online. Thanks!
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I was just given one of these as a replacement for an old Sanyo PLV-1080HD at Best Buy today. I guess I'm glad I bought the Geek Squad protection on that projector (they sold me on it with the free bulb replacement which I never ended up using) but the 2030 was what they determined was a "comparable model" at this point. That'd all be good and well as it seems like it's a nice projector, but I really need a lens shift with my installation, and from what I've read, it seems like this model has pretty specific installation needs as well.

So, I'm selling this projector. If anyone's interested in saving a little money on a brand new unit, check it out and we'll see if we can't find a price that works for both of us.

I've listed it in the classifieds here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1495087/epson-powerlite-home-cinema-2030-brand-new-in-sealed-box

In other news, Best Buy asked me if I wanted to buy Geek Squad protection again for this model, I literally couldn't help but laugh and say, "are you kidding?" I'm glad I'm getting something for the money I spent on the projector, but what a hassle dealing with them, especially their refusal to acknowledge the lens shift as something that should be considered when determining comparable models. Add on to that the fact that the guy originally wrote up the problem report completely wrong, leading to me playing phone tag for two weeks with the tech at the service center, and then a ton of misinformation and more time wasted waiting along the way. What a frustrating process to end up with a projector that I just have to sell and ultimately lose even more money on. I've dealt with Squaretrade for warranties in the past and it was infinitely easier and handled far more quickly than dealing with Best Buy. On top of that, the warranties are cheaper and they just cut me a check for what I covered the product for. Never again, Geek Squad, never again. And no, I'm not surprised by any of this at all given that it's Best Buy.
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I'm looking at building a theater room again and this projector has really caught my interest. I'm a bit concerned about the noise though. My old projector was an Epson HC 720 which was a bit loud, but never really distracted me from a movie or watching tv. According to specs, the old 720 I had was rated at 33db in normal mode while this 2030 is rated at 37db. Is 4db even noticeable?
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I'm looking at building a theater room again and this projector has really caught my interest. I'm a bit concerned about the noise though. My old projector was an Epson HC 720 which was a bit loud, but never really distracted me from a movie or watching tv. According to specs, the old 720 I had was rated at 33db in normal mode while this 2030 is rated at 37db. Is 4db even noticeable?

3db is when you can start to begin to notice a change in volume, but I've had the 2030 now for around a week, and in Eco mode this projector is very quiet. Normal mode is quite loud, but I don't see why you would ever use that mode. The 2030 is quieter than the Benq 1070.
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I'm just basing it off my old Epson 720. I had a 15 ft throw for a 110" image and eco mode was to dark for my tastes, even in a light controlled room. The 2030 only needs about 10' for the same image so maybe eco mode would work. I was completely fine with the noise my old projector made, but I wouldnt want to go much louder.
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You will not be disappointed with the brightness of this projector...

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You will not be disappointed with the brightness of this projector...

Excellent. I'm loving everything I read about this projector. I still cant understand how/why the replacement lamps are only $99. Thats insane considering my 720 had a replacement cost of $349.
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Excellent. I'm loving everything I read about this projector. I still cant understand how/why the replacement lamps are only $99. Thats insane considering my 720 had a replacement cost of $349.

Very good question re.the price of the replacement lamp. I recently picked up one (OEM) for my Epson 3010 that I was able to get for $254 with a 15% off code. A replacement OEM lamp for my Viewsonic Pro8100 lists for $499! Best price that I've found is $381 through Visualapex. eek.gif

How many hours are the 2030 lamps rated for?

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Very good question re.the price of the replacement lamp. I recently picked up one (OEM) for my Epson 3010 that I was able to get for $254 with a 15% of code. A replacement OEM lamp for my Viewsonic Pro8100 lists for $499! Best price that I've found is $381 through VisualPlex. eek.gif

How many hours are the 2030 lamps rated for?

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5000 hours (6000 in Eco-Mode)
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5000 hours (6000 in Eco-Mode)

Wow! Now I'm wondering if that price if $99 is a typo......confused.gif Sure wish the ones for my pj's were priced anywhere near that!

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Wow! Now I'm wondering if that price if $99 is a typo......confused.gif Sure wish the ones for my pj's were priced anywhere near that!

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In Art's review (2nd post in this thread) he states that the lamp is $299. I'm pretty convinced that the $99 price AIN'T correct!wink.gif
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In Art's review (2nd post in this thread) he states that the lamp is $299. I'm pretty convinced that the $99 price AIN'T correct!wink.gif

Visual Apex does have the lamp for $99. Not sure if it's correct, but it is listed for that price
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Visual Apex does have the lamp for $99. Not sure if it's correct, but it is listed for that price

One of the reviews i read did post a correction that the lamps were indeed $99
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Visual Apex does have the lamp for $99. Not sure if it's correct, but it is listed for that price

Yeah, I saw it. If I had a 2030 I'd jump on that before it changes!wink.gif

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Yeah, I saw it. If I had a 2030 I'd jump on that before it changes!wink.gif

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I believe it's correct. I was noticing that the bulbs for the 725, 730 & 750HD are also like $105. It seems to be a trend with their new releases.
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I believe it's correct. I was noticing that the bulbs for the 725, 730 & 750HD are also like $105. It seems to be a trend with their new releases.

Sure hope so!

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Yeah, this is a pretty insane price for a bulb. Considering the fact that the Benq 1070's blub is $249. it's hard to not want to pick the Epson over the Benq. But, I've had the benefit of owning them at the same time and testing, and the Benq seems like the better projector all around. But...I'm still torn at times smile.gif I have to make my decision within the next week before one goes back.
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Can anyone confirm if these Samsung Active 3D Glasses will work with the Epson 2030?
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So what accounts for the lumen/contrast difference between the 2030 and the 2000? They use the same lamp and power consumption is the same for both.The user manual indicates both have the same lens, but comparing the images of the two projectors, the 2030 seems to have a slightly bigger lens, but it is still kind of hard to tell.

 

Edit: The internal LCD chips might be different, but it doesn't seem economical to manufacture different chips for slight differences. I'm wondering if the 2000 has the same electronics as the 2030, but is driven to a lower specification through software.

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i'm looking forward to more user reviews with this projector.

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