Epson HC2350 NDA front

Epson has announced the Home Cinema 2350, a new member to the Home Cinema 2000-series projector line that includes ProjectorCentral 2021 Best of Year winner Home Cinema 2250. The new 2350 is available now for $1,299 (only $300 more than the 2250) and comes with some attractive updates, particularly for gamers.

To begin, the HC 2350 becomes Epson's least expensive projector to offer its well-proven 4K PRO-UHD pixel shifting and resolution enhancement technology, which combines a doubling of the projector's native 1080p pixel count with effective detail processing to provide near-4K image quality. As with all Epson projectors, this one offers a 3-chip LCD architecture that delivers equal white and color brightness along with immunity to rainbow artifacts that plague some single-chip projectors. The HC2350's ultra-high efficiency lamp produces 2,800 lumens (replacement lamps cost $65 on Epson's website). Dynamic contrast is rated at 35,000:1, and the projector can cast an image up to a 500-inch diagonal. The lens offers ±60 percent vertical shift for flexible placement on a table or shelf.

Epson HC2350 NDA front left

The projector supports HDR10, and of interest for gamers, it is capable of 120 Hz refresh rate at 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, with an input lag said to be under 20ms. Refresh rate for 4K signals is capped at 60 Hz, however, so it won't support 4K/120Hz gaming from the latest consoles. Unfortunately, 1080p 3D projection is also not supported.

However, the HC2350 does offer the Android TV streaming OS for access to apps including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, and HBO Max. There's a built-in 10W speaker, and the projector can be connected via Bluetooth to a compatible device. Only the audio from the Android TV OS can be played over Bluetooth, not from an HDMI- connected device.

Epson's Home Cinema 2350 comes with a 2-year limited warranty and a 90-day lamp warranty, and two business day replacement with free shipping.

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toby Posted Sep 22, 2022 10:20 AM PST
Does this do 3D?
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Sep 22, 2022 10:44 AM PST
Unfortunately, it does not. I will add this info to the article.
Tom Posted Sep 22, 2022 12:15 PM PST
It says input lag is less then 20 ms for 1080/120hz what's the input lag for 4k/60hz? Ususally 4k is much slower then 1080/120hz
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Sep 22, 2022 12:31 PM PST
We won't know till we test this.
Scotty Wright Posted Sep 22, 2022 1:34 PM PST
Dang still no 3D. That is a major bummer
Cory Posted Sep 22, 2022 4:45 PM PST
Is this 4K shifting technology the same as the 5050 or the new LS12000? I’m guessing this is similar to 5050 as its 4k60 and not 4k120? I don’t think this pj does anything that previous pjs didn’t already do, maybe it’s cheaper…maybe? Looks like a standard rewarm.
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Sep 22, 2022 5:40 PM PST
This is Epson's previous iteration pixel shifting as executed earlier in the HC5050UB and HC4010, which is essentially 1080p doubled for a total of 1/2 of the UHD pixel count delivered for each frame of video. The difference here is that it has now been moved down the line to a lower price point than seen previously. Look at this as an affordable upgrade from the HC2250, which is strictly 1080p. The ability to accept 1080p/120 signals is also a nice add, as is a fairly solid Android streaming platform with major services supported.
Tomas Posted Sep 23, 2022 4:58 AM PST
So Epson has 4k projectors for $4.000, $5.000, and now $1.299? Epson needs to fill the gap.
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Sep 23, 2022 6:45 AM PST
As far as I know the HC4010 at $2K is still in the line, as is the HC5050UB at $3K.
ak74 Posted Sep 23, 2022 11:13 AM PST
Last year's Optima UHD35 looks to be a better option for gaming than this. 4ms lag at 1080p/120Hz, 16ms for 4k/60Hz.

Under 20ms is good for a projector (for non fighting games) but I agree with concerns about lag on 4k.
Justin Posted Sep 26, 2022 12:52 PM PST
Any word on dimensions, noise level, or throw ratio?
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Sep 26, 2022 3:07 PM PST
We have whatever info is available at the database page on our website and you may find more on Epson's web page.
Steve Posted Oct 15, 2022 8:04 AM PST
Just purchased this. HATE manual focus. I am using it with a projection distance of 17 feet. I find picture is not acceptable for 120” screen. Of course I wish contrast was better. Still at a very good price point. Can’t wait to see a review.
Chris Posted Oct 18, 2022 5:08 PM PST
So you don't like it?
Carlos Posted Nov 1, 2022 6:25 PM PST
The new HC2350 only has a contrast ratio of 35000:1, which doesn't sound like an upgrade to the HC2250's contrast ratio of 70000:1.
sri Posted Nov 2, 2022 7:54 AM PST
@Carlos. I was about to share your thoughts on contrast ratio as well. I believe that's a huge game change right ?
SpeedySpets Posted Nov 2, 2022 12:06 PM PST
Any idea on when we'll get a review? I'm torn between this and the 2250, and want to decide before black Friday deals go live
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Nov 8, 2022 9:55 AM PST
We just got the raw copy in from our reviewer and will get it posted by early next week.
Paul Peterzell Posted Nov 16, 2022 4:19 AM PST
Love the website and I'm an avid reader. This projector is on my short list and I would love to see the review before purchasing one. Any news on the ETA for the review?
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Nov 16, 2022 7:19 AM PST
This review should be up by next week.
Paul Peterzell Posted Nov 17, 2022 7:17 AM PST
Hope the projector gets the coveted “Highly Recommended Award”.
Steve Posted Nov 24, 2022 8:03 AM PST
Epson 2350: I have switched from a 120” knockoff screen to a 110” Elite Standard B screen with 1:1 gain, and the picture is better. I am unable to change or update my review on the web site. I’m happy with the picture and next step is a better calibration. Price was lowered to $1,099 which should be reflected in the review. At this price point I think this is a GREAT starter projector.
Dhina Posted Nov 24, 2022 8:56 AM PST
Hi Rob - Can you put up the review for 2350. Looking forward to get one on the Black Friday sale. Really looking for the review.
Steve Posted Dec 4, 2022 10:50 AM PST
Where is the Review? Twice the review for the 2350 was supposed to be posted “in a week”. I have done my best calibration with dvd disc, but new screen definitely helped.

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