Amazon Review by Deb Greencreek
48 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for my Family
We love this projector! Epson got it right! The new rf glasses don't lose sync, are extremely light-weight, and re-charge quickly. (And a charge lasts for up to 40 hours.) This model also converts 2D to 3D (and 3D to 2D, if needed). Both of these changes are a big improvement over the previous model--if those things interest you. We think the 3D is a lot of fun!
It has built in speakers, which are great if you want to take this to the backyard or vacation place. But I’d recommend adding a receiver and speakers for best sound. (Make sure to hook thru the receiver with an hdmi cable that can handle return audio and 3D if you want the best sync. We hooked an old receiver without hdmi up to the blu ray via the two audio outs and sent the hdmi to the projector, and there was a noticeable delay. It wasn’t awful, but many new receivers are so cheap, you might want to upgrade if you’re using an older receiver.)
The colors look great and the blacks are good. We’re using a 120" diagonal screen with a 16’ throw, and it’s plenty bright, too–even in 3D. The projector doesn’t handle a lot of ambient light, though–at least to me. And the 3D glasses catch reflections if you have ambient light. So I’d say plan on watching in low light or darkness for the best results–IMHO.
We plan on using our projector pool side this summer, so we made out own ceiling mount with quick release. (It mounts with M4 screws.) But this unit doesn’t have lens shift up or down; and the only left or right adjustment uses a keystone corrector. So if you can’t get it exactly at the correct height and centering, you might have an issue.
For the past five years, we’ve watched a 60" 1080i TV. But for a real “theatre” experience, this projector with our 120" screen blows that away! Even our DVDs upconverted thru a blu ray still look great. And 3D is fantastic with a really big screen.
There are better projectors out there according to specs. But for the price, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. The Epson 3020 is perfect for our family.