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Epson - Home Cinema 1060 1080p 3LCD Projector - White

Model: EPSON HC1060 PROJECTOR V11H849SKU: 5979124

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 326 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great projector designed for home use

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    CraigB
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    Pros 3100 lumens for both color and white Good brightness even with indirect sunlight in room Nearly silent on ECO and barely audible on Normal Dual HDMI inputs MHL support on second HDMI input Useable integrated speaker for a projector Color balance is very good Great quality for the class of projector Automatic keystone often works well. Cons Status LEDs cannot be disabled and can be distracting Keystone adjustment leaves dark gray square making sometimes appear incorrect Front angle adjustment typically means blocking lens and picture Front angle adjustment steps often do not stop where expected Manuals provided on CD instead of other more modern digital formats Zoom and Focus controls are difficult to move when fully to a side Doesn’t include any input cords, only the power cord The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 is a midrange, Full 1080P projector for people looking for a projector that is both capable and affordable. With the primary purpose being home use, noise levels are also given attention. As the name suggests, the Cinema 1060 can operate as a cinematic projector but it's primary focus is on casual viewing. The Cinema 1060 can achieve up to 3100 lumens in both color and white, whereas cheaper projectors often only have higher lumens in the whites leading to a washed-out image. This translates to a very bright image in a light controlled room and a usable image in one with indirect lighting. The proper projector screen would go a long way in boosting its capabilities. Color accuracy is very good, which is helpful since color adjustments are limited. With a 15,000:1 contrast ratio you will have a good range of blacks but don't expect inky blacks. The most the Cinema 1060 can achieve is dark gray without a screen but if you have a white or light tan wall it can still display a very good image. When playing a movie on a textured tan wall at night it was hard to even notice that the wall had texture or that there wasn't even a screen. Even without the inky blacks of a modern OLED screen, the Cinema 1060 feels like a worthy tradeoff. The image is larger and more immersive than even the largest flat screen. Typically, flat panels playing lower resolution content will create noise or artifacts making the picture look strange. Since projectors blow up the image optically instead of digitally you still have a very clean image, only softer like in the movies. Motion blur was never detected but our family doesn't typically watch sports. Epson says their display technology prevents blooming and it appears they have solved the issue as no blooming could be detected. Gaming is very enjoyable but there is a short adjustment period. Playing games on such a large screen can initially feel so immersive you feel as though you are physically moving creating some initial disorientation. If you prefer oversaturated colors over color accuracy you can use Dynamic mode. One thing to keep in mind is that using Dynamic or what is call Bright Cinema turns off Eco mode. It you get a much brighter image with the tradeoff being shortened bulb life and a slightly louder noise output. Thankfully the bulb should still last a long time and is relatively cheap to replace and the noise levels are still very good. As a home projector, it certainly feels like Epson simplified some of the traditional complications and drawbacks of projectors. It comes with a basic setup guide and a full manual on CD, but the basic guide should be enough for most. The white color is easier to blend with most home interior colors when mounted so you don’t necessarily need to try to hide it. If you are accustomed to the loud fans on work projectors you will be thankful that Epson has found a way to keep noise levels more reasonable. On Eco mode, it is possible to sit 1 foot away from the projector and watch a movie without being disturbed. You can hear it but the sound is neither loud, nor unpleasant. On normal mode your movie experience is not adversely affected by being even 3 feet away. If there is anything to be annoyed about, it is the status lights on the top of the unit. The power light is bright blue and the Wi-Fi blinks bright blue continuously. An option to turn them off or if they turned on only for a brief period during changes it would be much better as the lights can be distracting in a dark room. If the projector is located behind the viewers this is not an issue so the severity of this issue depends on projector location. Setup follows the theme of simplicity. On startup, it automatically searches for a valid input. If you only have one device plugged in or turned on, it will automatically switch the appropriate input. HMDI2 is MHL compatible so if you want to use a streaming stick plug it in there. You can manually switch just by pressing the input button or the input menu on screen as well. When setting up, you can adjust the angle with a single foot on the front. It is simple to operate although you will likely block the projected image while adjusting since your hand will be in the way. The foot also has stops which seem to drop just a little right after you set it down. Keystone adjustment appears to be optical and not digital. This does create one minor issue. When you adjust the keystone, it creates a "shadow" of where the overall projector light lands and then the actual corrected image. The shadow area is a dark gray area in color. When watching light scenes, the picture will appear to have the correct shape but if the colors at the edge begin to match the dark gray it will give the perception the projected image is distorted. Ideally, a projector should be displaying as close to a 90-degree angle to the screen as possible for best picture and at this angle there would be no issues with the shadow. Overall the PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 is a great home projector that offers a nearly hassle-free setup and control experience allowing you to spend more time enjoying your new home theater experience. Even at the full suggested retail price this projector is well worth the money. It does have a speaker but to further enhance your experience you should use external speakers. Also, if your budget allows, you should purchase a good quality projector screen to further enhance your experience as projectors can’t reach their full potential without the other half of the equation. If the screen isn’t in the budget yet you can still enjoy the benefits of the Cinema 1060 with a light colored surface.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Bright Colorful Game or Movie Night Experience

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    EPSON - PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 1080p 3LCD Projector The Home Theater experience is not beyond reach. Take one of these Epson projectors home. My impressions of the EPSON will follow a bit further along, but first, I’ll describe my setup. Set the EPSON 1060 projector up on any flat surface, approx 10’ feet away from a flat, white wall. (Zoom and Manual Focus provide flexibility; but, there are max/min limits.) Get a longer than typical HDMI cable and run it to your Blu-Ray or gaming player or computer. I used my DirecTv Satellite box. Setup took mere minutes. Ready. But, I didn’t stop here. Connecting my source player to an AVR (audio/video receiver) and then to the projector and to a set of home theater speakers, especially with a subwoofer, and I’m now in serious competition with the mall theater. How big can you get your image? Shockingly big if your room and wall provide enough space. This EPSON is bright and fills a BIG screen if desired. But, keep in mind, you want to control light levels (dark is best). Science tells us projector light falls off as it gets further away from the screen. For the later part of my review, I eventually aimed onto a 10’ wide (16x9 ratio) projection screen. My comparison projector costs 7X the price of the Epson and is considered top tier in its price range. The EPSON is going to be tested. The EPSON 1060 uses 3LCD, 3-chip technology. This is a HD (1080p, or 1920 x 1080 native panel). I saw NO pixel grid from my close seating position. This was a smooth and sharp image. Connections are via 2, HDMI ports (1x MHL) to connect your cable/satellite box, Blu-ray Disc player, gaming console or streaming device; it supports MHL-enabled smartphones and streaming sticks for mirroring and charging. Projection can be via Front / rear / ceiling mount. (Yes, the projector has the ability to flip and/or reverse the projected image.) It has a Built-in speaker. Nice for a board room or classroom. See first paragraph. Lamp Life: I used the ECO mode for my setup which should yield up to 7500 hours Normal mode should be good for up to 4500 hours; Lens features: Optical and manual zoom and manual focus; variable focal length 18.2-29.2mm; Zoom 1.1-1.2. WHAT DID I SEE: I’ve lived with projectors in my home theater and in professional settings for decades. So, I know what to expect in various price ranges. I still get some surprises. I found myself “WOWing” while I watched the EPSON because of the quality I was seeing at this $649 price. I also found myself wanting more, because there are limitations at the price. My first image on the EPSON 1060 was a live baseball game. Wow . . . bright and crisp! And motion artifacts were not to be seen. I felt a need to switch to cinema to get a more natural color, and I lowered the BRIGHTNESS (which actually modifies the black level) to get more realistic shadows. This setting proved to be the best adjustment for just about everything, but an hour spent with a calibration disk like Disney’s WOW goes a long way. I was so impressed with this baseball game, I thought I’d switch over to a hockey match. These can prove difficult, with the wicked contrast between the bright white ice and the darker, colorful uniforms or arena. No problem. I’m not sure I saw any motion ghosting, but the EPSON provides controls to manage display speed and motion issues. These should help gamers, also. Great projector for sports. Oh, and if you want to set this up in a room where controlling light is going to be difficult, not to worry. This bright image won’t compete against sun streaming into the room, but it will do nicely with the lights dimmed. Let’s try a movie. Revenant, with it’s natural scenery, brightly lit day and challenging nighttime scenes, human faces, fine details, and frequent camera pans all provide good examples of how the EPSON processes images. I thought the bright lit scenes were handled well. Without any extended calibration, skin tones were decent and colors were fine. Colors pop rather nicely in brightly lit scenes. Night scenes, however, are where the EPSON struggles. No surprise. And not really fair to expect at $649. If you’re into Sci-Fi and are looking for stars twinkling against a deep black sky, you’re going to be disappointed. And, as long as we’re being unreasonable, I should note that the image on the EPSON isn’t as “calm” as on my comparison projector, the colors aren’t quite as pure or as rich looking. In most of the other image settings, the EPSON can wash out color and blacks a bit more. Use a calibration disk to get the best performance for which the projector is capable. Generally lowering BRIGHTNESS gives a more cinematic image. Let’s pop in an animated film. WOW, again. Like I said. You need reasonable expectations. This is a wonderful image. Sharp. Bright. Colorful. Artifact free. And really a great value. How to rate this EPSON 1060? Is it a disappointment because it can’t outperform a $3000+ projector? If I’m a teacher/professor/professional looking for a projector that can serve as a lecture hall film/photo projector and I can take it home for the kids or a weekend sporting event, I’m blown away. If I’m a gamer who’d love to bring the friends over for a genuine gaming experience up on a wall or for sharing a movie, we’re all blown away. And, although I described a nice home theater setup earlier, this projector is up and ready to go in a few minutes. If you’re thinking about a dedicated theater experience with a steady diet of Sci-Fi, you probably want to spend more . . . 2 to 3X more. This projector, when used for purposes where it excels, is remarkable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bright Picture, Portable

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    callmeageeth
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    I've never owned a projector in my home. I've used them for work, but they've always been less than stellar (bright, but low resolution). I was always afraid that you had to spend $1000s to get a quality projector to replace today's HDTVs. Not only that, I don't have a dark basement, so I was concerned about watching a projector in the middle of the day. This projector handles both issues with ease. BUT it's not without its caveats. Picture quality. Is great, honestly. It's full 1080p with fluid motion and virtually no blur. I've watched Blu-Rays, played PlayStation and football. While the clarity doesn't compare to my 65 inch 4K TV, (and honestly it shouldn't) I much preferred the 100 inch size of the projector screen. it changed the way I enjoy my content on TV. The projector has 3100 lumens, and all you need to know is that's extremely bright, and it's bright enough to watch in your main living room or in other words, a room that isn't a dark basement. I will say that if you have lots of natural lighting, you might get a little washout with the projector, but I could say our bright room affected my 4K TV (at least a little bit) and I rarely watch TV during high noon so it didn't matter much. The caveat about picture quality, is a good screen. I projected my picture onto a white wall. I've heard, and I assume, but don't know, that projecting onto a proper screen will make the picture look even better. I found the white wall to be suitable, but there were times (like when a of black is on the screen) that I wished I had a projector screen. But again, it's a trade off for me, I'm willing to sacrifice for a larger screen experience. Sound It has a built in speaker, but let's be honest, you absolutely must have a speaker system. That's another caveat. While I always rely on external speakers, some people don't and rely on their TV speakers. You obviously "can" use the projector's speaker, but I don't recommend it. I'm assuming if you're reading this review, you have your own sound system, but if you don't have one, that's something else to keep in mind when purchasing a projector. Portability. One of the reasons' I bought this projector, was to use at tailgates and for outdoor movie showings. While I've struggled to find a suitable screen replacement at a tailgate (due to limitations of parking, size, etc.) I like that I can take this bad boy anywhere, it's much more convenient than packing a large TV. It's not something I do, or plan to do, all the time, but it's a nice feature. I can't speak on the longevity of the bulb, I haven't had it long enough, but from the materials I've read, it should last a long time which is a plus. Setup This is a pretty basic and easy to set up projector. The biggest constraints are your placement. What I mean, it's easy to plug in cables into the ports, but depending on where your AV components are relative to where your projector is, will determine how complex it is to set everything up. Also, you have to factor that in when using a screen. Like I said, I use a wall, so I didn't have to get a perfect placement of the projector, I have some wiggle room. And I ran cables in my crawl space from my AV equipment to my projector stand (one day I'll attach it to the ceiling). It has a variety of ports, but the only ones that matter are HDMI and the USB (to power my Chromecast). A huge knock in my opinion, is lack of optical audio. I use that in conjunction with my HDMI. It's not a deal breaker, and it only affected my TV (when trying to get surround sound with HD antenna) but I already ran the cable for my TV and don't like it dangling. You are limited in number of HDMI ports (2). So if you plug all of your HDMI cables into your TV (if you have PS4, cable box, Xbox, Chromecast, Apple TV) you will need some sort of receiver. This problem will be taken care of if you take my advice and get a speaker system with receiver, but something to keep in mind. It has Wi-Fi, but I don't use it. It's supposedly so you can stream things from a laptop to the projector, but that's unnecessary for me. I run one HDMI cable from the projector to my receiver and plug everything into my receiver. At the end of the day, this is a great little projector. I'm sure you can get a better picture quality in higher end models, and I know you can get a better picture quality with traditional HDTVs, but you just can't beat the size of a projector. And for most people, myself included, the picture quality of 1080p with no motion blur is more than adequate. Plus it's portable, so you can be the guy or gal to take a projector wherever for on the spot drive-in theater like experiences.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Home Theater On A Budget

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    I'm an avid movie watcher and gamer. After tiring of LED/OLED TVs I decided to put together a home theater gaming system on a budget. After a ton of research and reading through a copious amount of reviews I decided to buy the Epson 1060. Setup was a breeze and the amazing picture quality blew me away. Components: Xbox One S HDMI to J-Tech Digital 1080P HDMI to HDMI + Audio Extractor Convertor to EPSON 1060 with Optical audio out to Vizio SB3651-E6 surround sound. Setup: My projector is setup on top of my Xbox on a stand above and behind my couch projecting onto a dark brown wall at a distance of 11ft. The smallest image size from that distance is 5'x9' and the max image size is 6'x10'. While watching movies it's set to bright cinema due to the dark brown wall and while gaming set to dynamic because I like the vivid colors. It would be ideal to paint the wall with Bear Ultra Pure White 1050 which can be found at Home Depot. Picture: The 1080p 3100 lumens 15,000:1 contrast ratio picture quality is amazing! It's a projector, it wont be as bright during the day, but it'll blow your socks off at night. Whites are super bright, blacks are black, colors are vivid. The image quality of the picture I uploaded below has been degraded by the upload, but you'll get the idea. Internal Audio: The projectors internal speaker is loud, but sounds tinny. External Audio: There are no HDMI audio or Optical audio out ports. Easy fix with a J-Tech Digital 1080P HDMI to HDMI + Audio Extractor Convertor to 25ft. Optical cable (buying an expensive receiver is not necessary) out to Vizio SB3651-E6 surround sound. Fan Noise: It's a projector, you're going to hear it, but you forget about it while watching movies or gaming. Bulb Life: Normal mode up to 4500 hours. That's 24 hours a day for 187.5 days. Who watches movies or games that much? $60-$100 replacement through Epson. Product Issues: Buy the extended 2 year warranty for $99, Best Buy will replace it. Final Thoughts: The Epson 1060 is an amazing projector and easily exceeded my expectations. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Even my girlfriend who doesn't really care about these things loves it. It's also portable and can easily be moved outside or to friends and families houses for movie, game, sports, or fight nights. If you're looking for higher contrast or deeper richer colors, then spend more money and buy the higher end more expensive projector or a crazy expensive and bulky LED/OLED TV that meets your needs. If you're on a budget at $549 the Epson 1060 is hands down the best projector on the market.

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      Hi James, thank you so much for this five-star review of your HC1060. We're glad to hear you are happy with your purchase, and that your girlfriend likes it too. Here's to many years of gaming and watching movies, at home, or on the go! Cheers, Marina – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entry Level Projector at a Comfortable Price

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    The setup for the PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 1080P 3LCD Projector was simple. It has a kickstand to adjust the height of the projector as needed and all the cable connectors are neatly labeled so as to make it easy to know what to connect where. One of the features of this projector is the ability to project in 1080P up to a size of 300 inches on top of a 3100 lumen brightness. The lumen # determines how clear a picture you can see when the room isn’t fully dark. This has a good lumen for rooms that aren’t completely dark. The performance of this projector was great. Picture-wise, the image of both, streamed media and blu ray movies look amazing. The crystal clear picture of the projector will make you feel like you are in an actual cinema. One area where this projector lacks is the adjustment of the screen size. It projects the screen in a large area, so that’s not the issue. The issue is how small the size of the screen can become. There’s a lever that you can swivel to adjust the screen size and reduce it. However, the adjustment available is lacking compared to other Epson projectors. If you plan on buying this, you need to see how big the screen projects before you determine where to install it permanently. It is not ideal for homes with small rooms or room space. It is perfect for outdoor use or long-spaced rooms. The projector meets my expectations. Because it doesn’t allow you to downsize the screen for smaller rooms, I deduct one star from an otherwise exceptional experience with it. It is somewhat loud if you sit close to the projector but if you install it on the ceiling or sit away from it, you shouldn’t notice it as much. The price for the projector in terms of value is comfortable enough for an entry level projector. You are getting a good image and a cinema-like experience at a reasonable price. I highly recommend this product for people who have long room space or for those who want to use this projector as an outdoor movie projector. Also, if you have the ability to move the location, it would be ideal for you to have this. It’s small enough that you can use it as a portable projector for presentations.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bright, crisp picture

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    The Epson 1060 1080p projector is the first projector I've owned, so the only comparisons I have are projectors I've used at work. Compared to those, the picture from this projector is much brighter and the colors are much more vivid. The cooling fan on this projector also seems to be a bit quieter than the one we use at work, although that one is mounted from the ceiling which might allow the fan noise to be heard more easily. I had the projector out of the box and hooked to my cable box via HDMI in about 5 minutes. I think I will eventually mount this projector to the ceiling, but since that hardware isn't included, for now it's on a small table in the middle of the room. The settings on the projector are fairly well organized and easy to navigate, so after a quick read through the guide, I had a very nice, crisp picture displayed on a 65" screen; focusing and adjusting the image to fit the screen was quiet simple. I was really surprised at the quality and brightness of the picture since the room doesn't have blackout curtains, and at the time, the sun was fairly bright. Even with a fair amount of ambient light in the room, the picture was bright and clear, and the colors were excellent... at night, both were even better. The onboard speaker does a decent job for what it is, but if you're watching movies or anything 'sound intensive' you'll need another source for the sound. Another surprising thing was that even I after watched about an hour or so of various shows, when I turned the unit off, it didn't even seem like it was hot. All in all, I think this is a great projector. The installation is simple, the resulting picture is excellent, and the projector is small enough to make it portable, if that's what you're looking for.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this projector!!

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    I had always wanted to try having a projector in my house. I had always worried that they wouldn't be bright enough, or the picture quality wouldn't be that good, or it would be a pain to get set up. This projector proved me wrong! I literally had this thing unboxed and up and running in less than 5 minutes. I am a fairly technical person, but I have no doubt that even a non-technical person would have no trouble setting this up. I will start by saying that I was amazed at how bright this thing got! I first used it in a room on a fairly sunny day. I had the blinds closed a little bit, but it was still fairly bright in the room. I had absolutely no problem seeing the picture at all. It was crisp and clear and bright. Then I used it at night, and was even more amazed...this thing lit up the whole room. Im sure people were able to see what I was watching from blocks away! Granted...you can turn the brightness down (which I did) but it just goes to show that this thing has plenty of brightness...and then some! The picture quality was also amazing. I didn't really have to tweak the settings very much at all. I was watching cable TV, I also used a Fire TV and my PS4 and they all looked absolutely amazing on this projector. The black levels aren't quite what you would get with a LED TV, but thats the case with pretty much all projectors. But this delivers an amazing 1080p picture right out of the box! I had about a 12 foot screen on my wall, and I have no doubt this will easily reach the 300 inches it claims it will. I didn't have anything with a VGA connector, so I couldn't test that capability. But HDMI out of my laptop worked great! One other side note...this thing is very quiet too...even when the fans get running. It definitely wouldn't be a distraction in any home theater room. Overall if you are looking for a reasonably priced projector that delivers amazing picture quality, you don't need to look any further. I would recommend this in a heartbeat to anyone! My only one very small gripe is that there is no audio out on the projector. Would be nice if there was at least a headphone jack or optical out on it. But other than that...its a very solid projector!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option for home movie nights

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    This Epson Home cinema 1060 is a great projector. I have been teaching my 3 year old how to play Mario via the SNES mini that is hooked up to one of the two HDMI inputs on this projector. The picture quality is fantastic! 3,100 lumens is great for my living room that has three big windows that get pretty close to direct sunlight. This thing is plenty bright and you can see the picture very well. At night its even better. Rich vibrant colors and dark blacks make your experience all that much better. It's advertised to have a 15,000:1 contrast ratio and I believe it. A built in speaker is a nice feature and it performs pretty well. You can easily hook up your whole entertainment system to it with HDMI/MHL as well. Setup was a breeze and I was easily able to get it onto my home network. You can get the iProjection app for your phone and stream content from there to the screen. I was able to do PDF's, webpages, photos, but I wasn't able to find a way to do videos without using the screen mirroring function (youtube, netflix, ect) works that way, but you don't get sound from the projection with that. Lamp life is rated at 4,500 hours in normal mode and add 3,000 hours life in ECO mode. I found that ECO mode was just fine. Fan noise was drastically reduced that way as well...but even in normal mode, Fan noise was not that bad at all. I did look up the replacement bulb and they are very reasonable at $49.00. Which really surprised me. I had always thought that projector bulbs were in the hundreds to replace. Very happy about that! You really can't go wrong with this projector. I am looking forward to having movie nights in my back yard this Summer with family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could have been perfect

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    Christopher
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    I really like this machine! I gave it four stars and not five because it is so close to being a traditional TV alternative (which is what I was hoping for). However, during my review this unit fell short of the mark at most turns. Right out the box this device is very simple to setup (plug in your cable box, plug it in, point at a screen, and enjoy). I would recommend reading the simple instructions and perhaps using the setup disc. Nevertheless, once the novelty (I have never owned such a projector before) wore off, I realized everything that will have to be done to make this an everyday driver. For me it is not going to be because of the following cons: 1) The sound is terrible and if they weren't going to put some effort into it; they should have just omitted the speaker (or advertised that "hey sound will be ok for a PowerPoint but NOTHING else") 2) The AV plugs again just miss the mark. However, you can make it work with a game plan. Meaning, a traditional TV has enough in and out HDMI or s optic or whatever that you can make it work... This one does not in my opinion and I had to get creative. 3) It has Wi-Fi but unlike even a cheap printer you cannot just connect other devices via Wi-Fi, (I think I find this one most frustrating of all) 4) I feel like since it has Wi-Fi it should have come with some preloaded apps (Netflix, Hulu, VUDU, etc.) again even a cheap Blu-ray player has the hardware for that. I could go on but those few items are my only real hiccups with this unit. Now the pros A) The picture is BEAUTIFUL. The time of day, ambient room light, the screen, and or wall you are displaying it on will ultimately affect your overall clarity. Nonetheless, when we watch a movie in a closed (or of course at night) off environment it is just like being a cinema. B) If purchasing for a media room this unit is Perfect and deserves five star ***** (meaning, all of your components can be isolate for use with the projector at a convenient level) {was not and is not my situation} C) Will make you buy a nice screen to enhance the viewing experience. I believe a flat textured wall with flat white'ish paint would be fine and you would never miss a beat. We have textured and beige or other color walls. Not ideal but still it showed a wonderful picture on them; the color was just screwed. In conclusion, we use this for family movie night since time and preparation that has to go into the setup for our home but we do LOVE the end result. Also, playing video games on 100” screen is really cool :^)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    With some compromises comes a great value

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    Xephyroth
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    I already owned a much more expensive Epson projector, but for a fraction of the cost, this projector delivers many of the same features in a much smaller form factor. In comparison to another more expensive Epson projector that I own, this delivers the same native resolution and gets brighter while delivering great contrast and colors. There is a manual focus mechanism on the projector itself, so unfortunately, you cannot refocus from the remote control, but I found it a lot easier to get the the lens focused compared to other solutions. The keystone feature is digital/software-based, so certainly not as advanced as more expensive options, but if your setup allows proper placement of the projector, this shouldn't be an issue. Do note that there is no horizontal lens shift—such features are to be found on much more expensive projectors. I had no issues projecting to my 135" screen and found that the quality was incredibly comparable to my much more expensive projector. I found it interesting that they placed a speaker on this projector, as well. Unfortunately, it isn't very good and distorts at higher volumes (which I expected to be the case), but it may come in handy for short sessions. But if we look at this objectively, this projector wasn't designed for the absolute enthusiast. It was designed to be a cost-effective projector with great color reproduction, excellent lighting, and advanced controls over the image quality. And it does those things really well. While it isn't the best for non-traditional placement of your projector (like in the corner of your room's theater setup), it does everything else it needs to do—and does it well.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful picture, sound could be better

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    I'm amazed by the crisp, detailed picture quality on Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 1060. Stunning visuals with superb motion picture, the 1060 is bright and colorful and has enough power to keep up with your 1080p HD video playback (4K is not supported), gaming systems, or streaming needs. Tested on a muted white wall, the screen can be stretched out to 300" or shrunken to a smaller, conventional size, but the picture does not lose much, if any, detail at the extremes. Visually, it really creates a theater-like atmosphere. The 1060 is not light (about 6 lbs. out of the box), but it is plug-and-play ready out of the box and only needs power and an entertainment source to get going. Startup is pretty quick with a single button push; the remote is a little busy and will take getting used to. Positioning the projector was a simple task of finding a sweet spot straight onto the blank wall, but the picture will stay rectangular with the projector in multiple positions with easy angle adjustment features. Most disappointing is the built-in speaker which leaves a lot to be desired. It gets fairly loud, but you will be missing truly distinguishable highs and anything resembling passable bass. It is recommended to pair this with a good soundbar or full stereo system during viewing. The projector worked very well with both a Google Chromecast and an Amazon Firestick. Casting from an iPad to the Chromecast, picture quality and video controls translated seamlessly. The Firestick responded flawlessly as well - both devices started up very quickly after plugging into the MHL HDMI port. I also tested the 1060 with a PS4 and found the visuals to be breathtaking in pitch black darkness, but even with some room lighting, the colors did not darken and fade as much as I would have thought. Overall, the PowerLite 1060 provides lots of visual punch for your home theater but needs a little help on the audio side. If you can pair this with a surround sound system, you're well on your way to creating a wonderful home cinema experience. Full disclosure, I received this product for my honest, unbiased review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded My Expectations

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    The34Car
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    The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 1080p 3LCD Projector was even better than I expected. It has a brilliantl 1080p HD picture on a massive scale. I have it set up in a room about 13 feet away from the wall it is projecting upon. The setup gives me a screen size of roughly 15 feet wide by 5 feet tall. According to my calculations, that is a screen size of around 190 inches. Yes, one hundred ninety inches! That blows away my 55-inch tv. The picture is every bit as bright and clear too. It can be made bigger or smaller depending on where you put it too. It has the incredible ability to straighten the picture and make it perfectly rectangular, even if the projector is slightly turned. It hooks up to many different streaming machines to show your favorite pictures/movies/shows in gigantic scale. Mine is hooked up to my Xbox One with a simple HDMI connection. It is portable so I plan on taking it onto the back patio for some nighttime outdoor movie fun with the kids and we’re also going to take it camping. It has a speaker built in so you don’t need anything else to play your shows, but the speaker isn’t the greatest so I would recommend using an external speaker to really make it an incredible theater-like experience. I am in love with this product and everyone that's seen it is completely impressed by it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first projector that's a good value.

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    BREWCITYRON

    I have wanted a projector for a few years now and after doing hours of research on all the top brands, I bought this projector from Best Buy in Milwaukee, Wi. on May 19. 2018 for $549.99. It is my first ever projector. I originally wanted LED so I can avoid expensive bulb replacements but they're not available from the top companies. So a unit with affordable replacement bulb prices were also very important to me. Another issue I was concerned with after reading many reviews was, cooling fan noise. After using this projector for the last eleven days in both ECO and regular mode, I could not detect any fan noise with the program audio ON, even while sitting as close as 2 feet from the projector. If you mute the audio, you can hear minimal fan noise in regular mode and who does that and then complains about it. A few minor issues is that the focus and zoom rings are too closely ganged together making it somewhat difficult to adjust one without affecting the other, unless you are staring directly at these rings while making adjustments. This shouldn't be a problem if the projector and screen are permanently mounted and adjusted in your application but using it at work in various locations, you will have to readjust this projector frequently. Also, a Stereo audio out would have been convenient. Again, not too bad if you can extract the audio signal from the device plugged into the projector. However, my DirectTV mini box has no audio out, in this instance I purchased a 1080p HDMI to HDMI + audio (SPDIF + RCA audio) adapter for $25.00, this device is used specifically to extract the audio signal. Other than that, I would buy this projector again and I would also recommend this projector to anyone interested.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome projector for the price!

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    KevShots
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    This is my first projector and I definitely believe I made the right choice. I wanted the 3LCD by Epson and 1080p. I don't need 4K or 3D. I will say that HD or 4K makes more of a difference on a larger projected image than your standard TV. But even upscaled DVDs look great. You can see the resolution difference in the text and menus though. I'll include a photo of a DVD at 100in. Blu-ray looks awesome though! The key with getting the best image is to mount at the proper distance & height from the screen so no or very little keystone correction has to be made. You're digitally altering the image at that point. I have the bulb brightness set on ECO mode and is plenty bright for me. Get more hours out of the bulb too! 7500 hours they estimate. What's great though is the bulbs are only $50 to replace. The menus on the projector did glitch up on me one time. But I rebooted and it was fine. No issues since. Epson has a great 2-year warranty that covers parts & labor. Bulb is covered for 90 days. I highly recommend this projector. Sometimes it's hard to go back to my 50" plasma!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great native 1080p projector. Very Bright.

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    Moltar97
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    Pros: -One of the least expensive, native 1080p video projectors -Good keystone effects allow off-center placement -Very bright: Max brightness is too bright at night, and acceptable during a daytime, sun-lit room. Perfect in an office with more controlled ambient lightning. -Very cheap replacement bulbs (50$) and filters (7$) straight from the manufacturer. -One of the two HDMI ports supports MHL for streaming devices and phone connectivity with the right cable (not included) -Single built in speaker allows for out-of-the-box presentation ability (see Cons also) Cons: -Device fan can be loud for movies when I used it on a stand by my bed, unnoticeable when up on a shelf -Device runs pretty hot as it uses a regular bulb (non-LED), again a non-issue if up on a shelf, and these devices are built for this so not a flaw really -Speaker is very weak and you will most definitely want to plug-in external speakers for watching any media other than office presentations (see Pros) I use this with a Chromecast, Nintendo Switch, and a laptop. Zelda is really fun on a 12' screen, but faster games like Rocket League on PC you'll notice a bit of input lag and ghosting although it does have true 60hz refresh rate. Movies look amazing. I'm throwing about 10' onto a greyish-beige wall, mostly likely even better quality if you use a screen. Device fan is variable and runs faster when not in ECO-mode. I use both regular mode and ECO-mode, as well as some user-defined profiles depending on the environment as I do move it. It is not considered a 'portable' projector, but it is very easy to move and has a pretty small footprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Mobility With Little Compromise

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    mobilelawyer
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    I had always wanted the thrill of a projector, but had some misconceptions. Projectors are too big, too difficult to mount, and can never be moved. Or so I thought. This projector corrected those misconceptions right out of the box. I easily had it set up and properly framed in 30 minutes. I referred to nothing other than the quick set up sheet and the intuitive controls and adjustments. I ran a long HDMI cable from my receiver, which gave the most flexibility for placement. At 10 to 12 feet from the wall, the projected picture was huge and crisp. I don't have a screen yet. I have got to decide where to mount one. My impressions on the picture quality come from watching on a light grey wall, in a dark room. I was simply blown away. With a proper screen, the brightness and contrast will be appreciably better. I wanted an initial set up where my speakers and sub-woofer were available to enhance the sound. I was not disappointed. But this projector is light enough to carry and move around for presentations outside the home, or outside, for that matter. So many choices, so little time. There are better projectors, certainly more expensive ones, but for the money and the versatility, this one would be difficult to eclipse. It also has a built in speaker for mobile presentations. Just another convenience. Noise and heat are always a consideration for projectors. Physics gets in the way of what we ask them to do, but the result is worth it. I give this unit a passing grade on both counts. I am going to have to decide exactly how I want to get it set up for semi-permanent viewing and the room in my media room and how best to use it in other environments. Such a happy dilemma!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great projector BUT...

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    MovieWatchingMila
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    So this is my first home with a media room and truly trying to set up the experience. The picture quality amazed me. I don’t know a lot about projectors and expected a crappy view, but this picture was so good that we ended up deciding to forego the screen and use the wall so we could make the picture bigger. My only compliant is that there isn’t bluetooth capability to hook up a sound bar. So we tried a large speaker and there’s not an Aux port either. Be prepared to run an optical cord SOMEWHERE or R,W,Y cables for sound. Which is rather unfortunate in this day and age. So until we can figure out a solution and find a sound system in our budget, we are using the speakers in the projector...which are ok. Good enough to get through a movie, but you won’t get that movie theater feel. Other than that, we are very impressed with the projector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your Epson HC1060 includes free technical support for the life of the product, so if you would like to explore potential audio solutions that are compatible with your projector, please contact us at (562) 276-4382; Hours: Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm PT; Saturday 7am – 4pm PT. Kind Regards, Marina – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Epson HomeCinema Projector Makes Everything Better

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    BiggVikk
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    This Epson Home Cinema Projector makes everything better. I found myself losing sleep since I got my new Epson Home Cinema Projector. I absolutely love this projector. The picture quality is amazing and looks like I'm watching something from a Tube TV. Clear 1080p viewing at 150 inches easily. The projector is able to allow you to view your home movies, TV and other visual treats up to 300 inches clearly. The picture quality looks so good that everyone who visits my home I feel compelled to tell them about it and make them sit down and watch several shows with me. Everything is better with this projector. I found myself rewatching things because it makes old shows look brand-new. You can't go wrong with purchasing this projector. I was originally in the market to purchase a 100 inch TV; however, after getting this projector, I no longer need or want the TV. I am able to hook up my BluRay player, PlayStation, Apple TV and other streaming devices and watch everything from regular TV, to movies to boxing, etc. In my opinion, this is better than going to the movies and shows a much better picture in the comforts of your home. One complaint is that it gets hot quickly so I suggest adjusting the lighting. Otherwise, it’s an easy set-up, and storage. I simply plugged it in to power, connected an HDMI cable and digital audio cable and turned on the BluRay player. It’s lite weight and portable. I was able to point the project in just about every wall in the house and view whatever I wanted. I can’t wait to take it outside and watch in while I sit in the pool. It almost runs on auto as it adjusts and focuses to ensure the best picture quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Home Theater Product

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    Lerotz
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    So this new projector is literally the centerpiece of my new gaming room and it leaves so much room for possibilities and from what I've done so far it delivers completely. I can't even get enough space to fully take advantage of what it is capable of, but I got a pretty awesome setup going and it truly delivers some fantastic home theater experiences. It is ideal for those wanting a large screen experience, but need to consider budget as well. I managed to get it up to a 92" diagonal and it is amazing. The picture quality is superb, and while it may not be 4K in most cases you probably won't even notice it. It does get sufficiently bright such that you can use it in a well lit room and it doesn't take away the experience at all; I'm using it on a white brick wall and while the brick does distort it slightly I mostly didn't notice. I didn't expect it to have a built in speaker, but it does and it is quite loud as well so outdoor use could be a possibility. It has a foot that you can use to prop it up to get an ideal viewing angle, and I just love knowing that I could get a 300" experience on this if I had a wall big enough. Was happy to see that HDMI 1 on the projector supports MHL so it can be used for a variety of purposes. Gaming, Movies, Sports, or just regular TV since it supports both VGA and HDMI it gives you a lot of flexibility, It even supports Wi-Fi for file sharing across a network a pleasant surprise. Adjustment of the projector even for a first timer was simple and the guide that it came with explained it very well. The projector is simply awesome for consumer purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Home Projector but Runs Hot!

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    kwebbster
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    Being a newbie to Epson projectors I really looked forward to this purchase so I could have a HUGE screen in my Mancave. For most intents and purposes this projector meets all my needs. First, a few cons: This thing runs really warm after a while. It puts a lot of heat out of the vent on the front and warmed up the entire room. Not uncomfortably so, just was kind of surprised. Second, it is mostly a plastic case so longevity is a little concerning, along with the arm that holds the front of the projector up. Also, the speaker is somewhat underwhelming; it worked well for us in are small room but will need to be hooked to something to produce larger sound. On to the positives: This thing is really bright and puts out a wonderful picture even on a bare wall with no screen. Colors were vibrant and sharp as was picture quality. We used several devices as inputs and they all displayed well. The instructions were pretty straightforward and the controls are well defined and easy to use. For home use, I believe this to be a good buy and will serve me well. I don't think I would try and push it very hard though as I would be concerned over it's stability. Good Shopping!

    I would recommend this to a friend