Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
Home Theater Projector Review
December 5, 2013
By objective standards, the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 is an excellent projector. It performs exactly as advertised. Its major features work wonderfully. We did not encounter a single glitch or hiccup in the projector's operation. If you are looking for a home theater projector being sold by professionals who can help you plan your theater and install your system, the 4030 is a solid choice for a modest price. People who sell the Epson 4030 provide a variety of services including matching the best screens, installing and ceiling mounting your components, and making sure the entire system is well-integrated and working to your satisfaction.
If you are a do-it-yourself type, the Pro Cinema 4030 is not your best choice for $2500. Rather, the higher performance Epson Home Cinema 5030UB for about the same price will give you more refined picture quality. What you don't get for the base price is the extra lamp, the ceiling mount, the cable cover, the third year of warranty, and someone to help you install it. But if you need or want one or more of these items, they can be purchased individually.
Essentially, the 4030's basic value proposition is this: it is the least expensive home theater projector on the market that is offered by professional custom home theater installers who can design and install your entire system, soup to nuts. If you want that level of design and installation assistance and a solid performing home theater projector to boot, the Pro Cinema 4030 is it.