Epson Home Cinema 3010
Epson Home Cinema 3010e
3D 1080p Projector
October 19, 2011
Image quality in 3D. The Home Cinema 3010 does show some flaws in its 3D performance. Compared to other 3D projectors, the 3010's 3D picture shows more flickering instability, especially in areas of solid color. Motion is less smooth. Brightness is not an issue; with 2200 lumens at its disposal, the 3010 pumps out plenty of light, even in 3D, up to screen sizes of 120" diagonal in optimal conditions. Finally, compared to other recently released 3D projectors, the 3010 shows a lot of crosstalk, to the point where it became obvious even when we were not actively searching it out.
Placement Flexibility. While Epson projectors have steadily improved over the years, one constant has been their long zoom lenses and flexible H/V lens shift. The Home Cinema 3010 has a respectable 1.6:1 zoom lens, but lacks lens shift. Moreover, the fixed throw angle makes it difficult to place the projector on a rear shelf, which many users of Epson projectors prefer due to its simplicity. Those looking to upgrade a previous Epson projector to the new 3010 may need to rethink their mounting arrangements before taking the plunge.