Epson - Home Cinema 2045 LCD Projector - White

Enjoy immersive 3D action when you watch films and play games using this Epson Home Cinema 2045 projector, which provides 1080p full HD resolution for crisp, clear picture. Miracast and Intel® WiDi support enable streaming from compatible devices.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Home Cinema 2045 LCD Projector
  • Remote with AA batteries
  • Power cord
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (889 out of 909)

Features


Easy to transport

Weighs 6.9 lbs for easy portability.

3LCD, 3-chip technology*

Delivers 3x brighter colors and reliable performance for brilliant images with true-to-life color.

2200 lumens color and white brightness

Along with up to a 35,000:1 contrast ratio ensures the picture is highly visible.

1920 x 1080 full HD resolution

Produces crisp, clean images for lifelike graphics.

34" - 332" viewable screen size (diagonal) with 1.22 - 1.47 throw ratio range

Reproduces wide images in the correct proportions.

Horizontal and vertical image correction

Projects rectangular images from any angle; just move the easy-slide control bar to make the necessary horizontal image adjustments; vertical adjustments are automatic.

Supports HDTV and DTV signals

Including 480p, 480i, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p for a variety of compatibility options.

Miracast and Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) support

Enable simple streaming from your compatible smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

Digital zoom

Allows setting versatility.

200W UHE lamp

Provides approximately 7500 hours of use in Eco mode or up to 4000 hours of use in Normal mode.

2 HDMI (1 MHL), 1 RCA composite, 2 RCA stereo, VGA (D-Sub) and USB Type A connectors

Offer flexible connectivity.

Remote

Enables operation from a distance, so you can move freely while using the projector.

3D-ready

To display immersive images with stunning detail.

5W mono speaker

Offers ideal audio.

Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

*Compared to leading 1-chip DLP business and education projectors based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions.

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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 909 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best home theater projector for the price

    Posted
    Pablo
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member
    • Top 500 Contributor

    I was on the market for a home theater projector and spent about 6 months researching which one to get. DLP, 3LCD, LED, Sony, LG, Optimus, BenQ, Epson, etc. It was all a bit daunting but I wanted to take it seriously as I was making a $600+ investment. In the end, I went with this projector. I wanted 3LCD as it's a proven technology and doesn't have the rainbow issue that single-chip DLP projectors do. I also wanted a projector that wouldn't require extensive calibration. There are plenty of websites that offer calibration numbers for projectors but I wanted one that I could get up and running with little to no input from me. I also wanted a projector that would be low cost both in terms of operation and replacement bulbs. Lastly, I wanted a quiet projector that could handle 3D as I have a pretty large Blu-ray 3D library. I wanted all of that without having to spend more than $1000. The Epson 2045 really was the best choice. Not only was it extremely easy to setup but I didn't have to calibrate anything. After reading professional reviews, I discovered that the Epson 2045 works fine using their built-in presets (particularly Cinema Eco mode). I didn't have to calibrate anything, adjust the colors, or anything else. The only thing I did was turn off the motion smoothing for movies and games (I leave it on low if I'm watching a sports game over broadcast TV). Images are life-like and colors are spot on. I have this projecting onto a 1:1.2 screen making a 100" image. I can make out details in dark scenes, action scene come to life, and the 3D is actually impressive. Watching Jurassic World in 3D on the Epson was a blast. I suggest using the standard Cinema Eco mode when watching movies. I never hear the fan kick on (I have it mounted to my ceiling) and it extends the life of the bulb. The projector does offer motion smoothing (like 120Hz and 240Hz LED/LCD HDTVs) but it's best to leave that off when watching movies and TV shows but it is useful, on low, when watching football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer games. The level of detail when watching a Blu-ray movie is rather astounding. I can make out individual fibers in clothing, see wrinkles and blemishes that would otherwise go noticed, and I really feel like I am in a movie theater but I don't have to deal with other people. I also have a Samsung 3D Plasma HDTV and the Epson projector works with the same 3D Samsung glasses as my HDTV so I didn't have to buy new equipment. If you are on a budget, do yourself a favor and really consider this. I went with it over the Optima projectors offered by Best Buy as the Epson is quieter and doesn't produce an image that is as washed out as those (i.e. Blacks with the Epson are almost true black whereas they are more like a dark gray with the Optima projectors in the same price range). BenQ makes some good projectors but their bulbs are often more expensive and some of their models have known exploding bulb issues. Another positive for the Epson, if you have a notebook, tablet, or smartphone featuring Intel WiDi/Miracast technology, you can wireless broadcast anything to this projector. I have tried this out with my Surface Pro 2 and it works great though I tend to just rely on my Apple TV and MacBook Pro for such situations. It doesn't matter what I'm watching, this Epson projector is great. Football games are awesome up on the big screen, movies feel like an actual theater, and TV shows feel more cinematic. The Epson 2045 isn't perfect though. I do wish that it had built-in AirPlay as well as WiDi and Miracast. It is also a little on the bulky and heavy side making it more difficult to transport. Lastly, it doesn't have any vertical image correction. It can straighten and image vertically by 20 degrees but not horizontally. This means that you pretty much have to mount this projector at the same height as the image that you want. It isn't that big of a deal as ceiling mounts make things easier but it can be a pain for people who can't do that. You would have to put it on a shelf if you can't mount it via a ceiling in order for the horizontal keystone (angle) to be correct. Other projectors often allow you to correct both the horizontal and vertical keystones but this one does not. All-in-all, you aren't going to find a better projector for the price. Read up on the professional reviews of it and you'll see that it's top in its class. You can find better projectors but not at this price. It's hard to beat all of the features that are included in the Epson 2045.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product but didn't work for me

    Posted
    Smitty
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I had Best Buy deliver and install this projector in my home theater. On time delivery, quick ceiling installation and courteous service. Once installed, I immediately noticed the sharp picture quality. The image was impressive out of the box with plenty of brightness for my light controlled room. We tested using a HD signal from my xbox, and I could see a big difference in picture quality over my old 12000:1 contrast Sony projector. The only problem for me was the throw distance. My ceiling mount and cables are about 14' from a permanent 100" screen. The zoom on the projector couldn't fit the entire image on the screen without physically adjusting the distance of the projector. I elected to return and go with another model with lens shift and longer throw distance. Projector central has a calculator for all projectors that will show the optimal distance. Wish I had double checked before the purchase. I would recommend this product for clear, sharp picture at a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent entry level media projector

    Posted
    3GBBQ

    Recently purchased product was waiting for release date. This projector hands down high end image quality. When comparing this projector to upper price models it is on par. I cannot believe the image, color, brightness, overall detail of the picture in this price point. Epson had outdone themselves, with this high quality entry level media projector. You will not be disappointed if second guessing whether to purchase this model. Awesome Awesome Awesome picture, really satisfied with purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent home theater

    Posted
    elgeorgeo

    Now that I have been using this unit for a couple of days and playing with all the features, I must say this little guy is a great performer. The built in Wi-Fi was easy to setup and add to my wireless network. Then just for the heck of it I grabbed my Android phone and tapped screen mirroring and tapped the Epson showing on the network and VOLIA'.. My phone screen is projected to 120" I watched some You Tube , stored HD videos and photos..all I can say is wow looks really great! Nice features for a mere $49 On day to day watching with AT&T U-verse the picture is just stunning. The screen really looks just like a 120" LCD TV It might sound like exaggeration, but it is that good. I think Epson knocked really knocked it out of the park on this model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome little projector

    Posted
    andy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    ok so I bought a Epson 3020 a month ago and returned it because of the price drop and then saw that Epson is coming out with a new model next month. so finally it was available on 21st Sep at best buy. when I bought this I thought it might be lesser than 2030 because of lesser lumens BUT I was wrong. Its even better than 3020 plus it has wireless capability. Its is so light and smaller then the more expensive Epson.You will be amazed about its size and the brightness and light weight. This review is just on the bases of 3 days of use and havnt looked at the 3d part yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No more, $10000. Home cinema setup required.

    Posted
    Cheekoo
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    One of the best purchases. I do not need a screen. Project it in living room and everyone love the results. Now I am telling all my friends to buy this model. Attached photo is my living room wall. It's It's a 2 bedroom apt. JUST BUY IT AND ENJOY IT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing TV Replacement

    Posted
    Manuel
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this projector as a replacement for my 40" LCD screen, the image quality is amazing, the experience is mind blowing, all my friends that have seen it immediately considered purchasing one for themselves for either gaming, live TV, or movies. I completed my setup with inexpensive ceiling mount, and I couldn't be happier. Yes, installing it on the ceiling may sound overwhelming, but seeing a clean install, filling the 100" space my white wall can provide (not using a screen) was well worth it and was a great DIY project that kept me entertained. Epson's 3LCD quality is amazing, way better than other DLP projectors I've seen, and it works even with ambient light, however you do need to have a way to block exterior day light, for day use. I did my research for months, and when the 2045 was announced I couldn't wait to get it, amazing specs and features (bright colors, frame interpolation, detail enhancement, connectivity), you can't go wrong with the 2045. I never realized the amount of detail within a 1080p signal (projected in 100"), way better than a 50" 4K TV hands down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Projector in less than 1K cost

    Posted
    Kris
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this projector in January'16 and I strongly say that Its an awesome projector. below 1K cost, It gives you HD Quality Video Including 3D. As it supports MHL devices like Google Chromecast, Roku and it has a separate HDMI slot for MHL devices. I have connected my Chromecast 2 and Job is done. I can cast any youtube videos, netflix on my projector and I love the Video quality. I have connected my 3D bluray player through a second HDMI connection to this projector. what else we can expect from a projector less than $1000. Bestbuy is one of the best place to purchase as this projector comes as brand new and with $200 or $300 gift card depends of the offer(at times). My son always love to watch kids videos/movies on this projector. My room has a throwing distance around 12-13 feet and I'm getting about 118" screen diagonally.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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