What should you know about the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema Projector 2000 (Price: $599) before making the decision to buy or not? First, this is a low cost 1080p high definition model. It’s one of our top choices at this price point.
Although we like and recommend it, if you’re willingly and able to spend maybe, $250-300 extra then you could move up a bit in picture quality. See our next level of home movie projectors.
However, if $599 is your spending limit then we will now focus on reviewing the Epson 2000 home cinema projector.
Epson 2000 1080p home movie projector review
Full HD 1080p; up to 300″ on any wall or screen
The Pro’s – what we like
Big on Brightness
is one of the major strengths of this model. The projector runs on Epson’s 3LCD technology. A technology which allows Epson to claim their projectors as being 3 times as bright as the competition.
You may be buying this for 1080p high definition resolution but the brightness it provides is what will allow you to project a huge 300 inch screen image and produces excellent color brightness.
The Lumen rating on this model is 1800 lumen both in white and color brightness, which means you will not need to have the place completely dark to enjoy the images.
Native 1080p high-definition resolution
as we have already mentioned and may be the major reason you are interested in buying a projector. This is much more cost effective than buying a 150 – 200 inch HDTV at the same resolution which could run you in the neighborhood of thousands of dollars.
Don’t be fooled: Of course you want the best deal on a 1080p projector. Be careful. In the description of many inexpensive projectors, you may read, compatible with 1080p content. What this means is you can play high definition content, through a Blu-Ray player or other devices but the resolution will be reduced to the inferior native resolution of the cheap projector.
The description must read “native” 1080p.
Below is a short review video of the Epson 2000 Powerlite. It’s from the YOUTUBE channel, “Soldier Knows Best”. He has posted many video reviews of different projectors and more. He’s quite knowledgeable. To subscribe to his channel.
Epson PowerLite 2000 Home Movie Projector Review
Looking at the connectivity ports
we are not huge fans of watching 3D content but in case you are we thought we needed to mention the compatibility.
What else positive about the Epson 2000
Take a look at the image above showing the back side of this model where you will find the connectivity ports.
It comes with two HDMI ports, allowing you to hook up your Blu-Ray or DVD player, Apple TV, Playstation, XBOX, pretty much anything you want.
Many projectors only have one HDMI port. The nice thing about having two HDMI ports is it allows two devices to be connected simultaneously so you will not have to constantly change cables when you want to use a different external device.
Also, one of the HDMI ports has a Mobile High Definition Link (MHL). This will allow the user to connect to the iPhone, Tablets, audio receivers and other mobile electrical devices.
Finally, it comes with a ports for PC, laptop connections, USB port, video and audio out.
Remote Control this one actually impresses us. It’s not so tiny where the buttons are so close together. And it gives you excellent controls of all the features and settings. The video review above gives you a glance of the remote and all the push button controls around the 0:50 mark.
Epson 2000 review
Any negative points to know
We do like the Epson 2000 PowerLite Home Cinema Projector at the $599 price point it may be the best you can buy at this price point.
As you can see from the ratings on the right, most everyone who has purchased this model has been satisfied, money well spent. And the ratings are out of 273 people, which is a decent sample size.
When compared to other similarly priced models there’s not a lot of weaknesses to mention.
However, you should realize this is an entry-level 1080p model.
When compared to higher-level, more expensive 1080p models currently on the market in 2015, there are few weaknesses or it’s missing a couple special features.
The image quality is pretty nice, if we had to nitpick, one thing that could be improved are the black levels. Overall though, the image is impressive. It definitely will impress you if this is your first 1080p projector.
Another thing is setting up the Epson 2000, while not a glaring weakness it does have keystone correction but it does not have lens shift or auto focus like you will find with many of the more expensive projectors.
Lastly, and again not a glaring weakness but it doesn’t have wireless capabilities.
The Bottom Line
If you have about $600 bucks in your pocket to spend and want a 1080p high definition home movie projector the Epson 2000 is one of the top choices at this price level. See other models close to the same price.
On the other hand if you have a bit more to invest, there are definitely some better choices on the market.
Overall, we think this model is well worth the money.