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Epson - Home Cinema 3700 1080p 3LCD Projector - Gray/White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 226 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for large areas

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    MrCruz
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    Very good quality projector. Got it on sale for about $1,070, tax included. For that price I doubt you could find a better projector. The best feature has to be the picture quality, followed by the screen size adjustments. I used the corner adjustment settings to perfect the image and it works very well. I was impressed by this feature the most and really appreciated that it was there. Made set up a breeze. Brightness was great. Running between eco and medium. Fan noise is quite loud so I never use the high power mode. Medium is about all I can take and even that can be a bit much. The lighted remote was also very nice, kudos for that. Now some cons... like mentioned before the fan noise is quite loud although in eco mode it is not noticeable at all which is nice and the screen is still plenty bright for dark room viewing. The projector runs very hot in front so you can see the heat waves on the screen when projecting very light or white videos. Can be VERY distracting. Maybe a small fan facing diagonally in front of the lens would get rid of it. I’ll probably end up engineering something to make that happen. One more thing. It does not have a lens cover like the work/pro projectors. I don’t know why because it is a very useful feature. I have it mounted on a table top and I can’t tell you how bad it sucks to have to look at that bulb by accident when walking by. It is BRIGHT. For the price of this thing I would’ve liked a mechanical lens cover so that when people walk by i can cover the lens so they aren’t blinded without having to turn off the projector. I realize life isn’t fair and we don’t always get what we want but I digress. On a more positive note it does have speakers and they are pretty good quality. Not soundbar quality but impressive for a projector. Overall I’d give this projector an 8 1/2 out of 10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi MrCruz, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Epson projector, and we'll be sure to share your feedback with our product teams. Your HC3700 includes free technical support for the life of your product, so if you’d like help optimizing your setup, feel free to 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

    Great projector with high lumen output

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    Bryce
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    I bought this projector a few days ago and spent several hours over the weekend watching tv and movies. The amount of lens shift this projector has is great for placement flexibility. The adjustable feet and zoom lens allowed me to have the projector up and running with a level and clear picture within 10 minutes of taking it out of the box. No keystone correction needed. This is my first projector, but i read extensively online before deciding this was the projector for me. My projector is at approximately a 13' throw distance and I decided on a 135" image on the wall. It was recommended to me to experiment with screen size before pulling the trigger on the screen. Very glad i waited to purchase a screen as i originally was thinking of a 110" or 120" screen. For the image being thrown onto my light grey wall (no special paint job for a screen), the image already looks surprisingly good. Even with some ambient lighting, the picture is respectable with the lamp on eco mode. I watched movies using the cinema color setting. With all of the lights out and the room dark, the image was very impressive. I sit about 10' away from the screen and was worried a 1080p signal blown up that big wouldnt look clear or precise enough. The only imperfections i could see were from the wall itself. This projector is going to look that much better when my screen comes in. It is also nice that the remote that comes with it is backlit. I will update if i find more to add, but i am a very happy camper right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to 3D TV

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    Kurt
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    Was looking for a replacement for my 3D tv and stumbled into the projector market. Really happy with this discovery! This Epson projector works great; the image setup was a breeze with the ability to easily adjust the pictures size, and horizontal/vertical position. Check the Epson website for a Projection Distance Calculator that will tell you how far back from the screen the projector needs to be to achieve your desired screen size. It will also shows you how far you can adjust the horizontal/vertical position of the image based on your specified distance from the screen. Link here: https://epson.com/Support/wa00814 As for movie playback: The image is crisp once you adjust the focus, the color spectrum looks great, and the brightness is just right even on economy mode. I should note I do have the ability to shut out almost all incident daylight in my entertainment room. If I was to watch in a well lit room, I would likely turn the economy mode off. My only complaint (and docked a star for this) would be the lack of Wi-Fi in this projector. You will need an attached wireless player or Roku stick to watch online media. Aside from the wireless connectivity this projector has all the features you need. I do have a sound bar connected to my Blu-ray player, but was surprised to find the projector has pretty decent sound on its own. I like the added bass of my soundbar and woofer, but the projector's built in speakers are adequate if you don't want to invest in better sound. In closing, I'm totally happy with my purchase and would recommend this projector to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Tjlsquared
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    After doing a lot of research, I selected the 3700 over the more popular 2100 and 3100 series due to repeated reviews of premature bulb failure. I have an onkyo 7.2channel surround sound hooked up through the projector using the audio Jack on the unit. the sound is awesome. The unit does make some noise, but duh, why wouldn't it. With the surround on, cant even here it. The picture quality is awesome. And I think it's better in 3d. If buying 3d glasses, there are way more affordable glasses than the epson ones. I purchased the Hi-Shock 3d radio frequency glasses, for half the price of the epson ones, and quite frankly I think that look better. I'm using the elite screens 106 inch manual pull down screen. Awesome picture quality. Chose the manual pull down one because most people like myself dont have an outlet on the ceiling. No it's not hard to install one, just didnt want to. Had it all set up for about a month, have used it several times and no issues so far, nor should I expect there to be this soon. So if you are considering, spend the extra money on this unit rather than the less expensive series models.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, Versatile Projector!

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    Willie
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    I spent a long time looking at different entry level projectors (this is probably on the higher end of entry level I would say). The major constraint that I found I had to solve for in my scenario was needing a projector with Vertical Lens Shift. This projector ended up being the most affordable projector under $2K that had over 10% Vertical Lens Shift (my scenario has the projector on the top of a bookshelf on one side of the room, at about 6 feet high, projecting onto a wall on the opposite side). In short, the lens shift worked exactly as I hoped! I currently have an xBox 360, PS3, and Wii hooked up to it, projecting onto about a 170" image on a greyish wall. In my opinion, it looks fantastic. Blu Rays look great, Netflix is amazing, and games on a screen this size are pretty amazing. For what it is worth, I do not notice any discernable lag. The main drawback I have at this time is that the projector has no audio in for the PC/VGA input, which is what I have my Wii hooked into. This means that when I use the Wii, I need to hook up an external speaker rather than the built in speakers of the projector. This is a minor annoyance more than anything, and more due to the Wii being so old it only has analog outputs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great 1080p 3D projector

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    scififan
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    I've owned multiple projectors over the years, most recently the Home Cinema 3500, which unfortunately got damaged by a power surge. I had 3200 hours on that projector, still with the original bulb, and the picture remained bright and crisp throughout. Previous projectors (including prior Epsons) had short bulb lives - usually much shorter than advertised, so I was thrilled with the performance of the 3500. When it was damaged, the 3700 (newer version of the same projector) was the obvious choice. I've been using it a few weeks and I'm thrilled with the image - both 2D and 3D. Unless you're determined to go with 4K or have a pitch-black room to take advantage of a higher contrast projector, I don't see any reason to spend more. (and the higher contrast projectors tend to be less bright and far more expensive). Even with some ambient light, this is bright enough to look great. Prior experience with Epson support is also a real plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good projector

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    Pikis
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    The speakers comes really handy when you don't want to use your home theatre receiver. If your receiver has standby pass through then switching is automatic. The PJ speakers automatically switches off once receiver in on, I like this! My theater is 120" screen and projector is at right above my seat my seats at about 13'. PJ is very clear at these distances if you watch Blu-Rays. DVDs looks good at about 16-17' from the screen. So far about 1.5 months with this PJ and enjoying it. Lens shift will give you additional flexibility as well. My Vertical lens shift is at max, horizontal does it own shifting a bit and you may have to keep moving projector to fit your screen. Rating reduced by one star due to the quality of lens shift buttons/knobs, indicator of default/original level. Also has lot of controls to play with (bright/contrast/color/hue/etc). It is bright and will work with one 60W bulb on, viewing is difficult with all room lights on, but it is a common sense with PJ's. Noise is tolerable but couldnot make out once PJ speakers or HT receiver kicks-in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very bright projector with some flaws

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    ChrisNC
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    I had my older HC1040 start acting up on me after the storm season so I replaced with this 3700. When I first installed it, I was immediately greeted by great colors and a whole lot of brightness. Brights so bright that light color scenes were actually quite washed out. Brights so bright, I was actually getting a headache watching anything that wasn't darkly lit. Strangely enough, this was with the projector set to cinema and eco mode. There wasn't much room to make it any darker. Contrast was very good considering and colors do really pop. Unfortunately in the end, my projector kept locking up and losing HDMI sync. This required unplugging everything in the stack from FireTV to receiver to the projector to get a picture again. I will say for sure: This is a STELLAR projector for watching sports in a lit room. You cannot beat the value for this anywhere that I can see at this time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi ChrisNC, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Epson projector. We appreciate your business, and value your feedback. Your HC3700 includes free technical support for the life of your product, so if you ever need assistance, feel free to contact us at (562) 276-4382; Hours: Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm PT; Saturday, 7am – 4pm PT. Have a great day! Kind Regards, Marina – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic projector with great shift options

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    Willie
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    I had been wanting to purchase a projector for a while and ended up purchasing this one specifically for its horizontal shift capabilities. For context, we were renting a house, so I was unable to mount the projector in the ceiling in the exact center of the room where it would have been optimal; instead, I had it simply sitting on top of a ~7 foot bookshelf on the far side of the room. With the vertical and horizontal shift options, it worked perfectly and allowed me to easily dial in the picture. Picture quality was great as far as I was concerned; I had it just projecting onto a painted wall (kind of a pinkish shade?) and for the most part was running content on an old xBox 360. Games and streaming looked great, and it made for a real fun basement toy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home Cinema Projector with 3D

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    LG12065
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    I took some time trying to decide if I would purchase another TV to replace my aging Panasonic Plasma that still has lots of life left in it. After reading several reviews and comparing cost I decided to go with a projection system and couldn't be happier at this point. The color and quality is perfect for home theater and the 2 speakers with 3D capability is a huge bonus. I plan on purchasing a automatic HDMI switch to accommodate several devices and mount the unit to the ceiling of our newly finished basement. Currently have it set to a screen size of 110 inches and the clarity and color is truly amazing 3000 plus lumens 70,000 to 1 contrast is hard to beat. Dark scenes are clear with lots of detail. I picked it up on sale for 1299 and could be happier. Plus it's portable take it anyplace for a movie night.. my loves the theater like experience at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Projector with great performance

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    Maniz
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    It is our 3rd Projector and finally very happy with it. We installed in our media room. I cannot describe how amazing the picture quality is when watching a 1080p blu-ray in a dark room and really shines even during the day.The built in speakers are really nice. Very clean sound and there is no fan noise noticed like various projectors have.It has very good lens shift. 3D works really well.We got 2 pairs of 3D glasses with it. We have 65” 4K SUHD TV. But we enjoy this projector everyday.We are planning to make a setup outside in the backyard and see how the image quality in the natural environment.The image is even more sharp after we put the blackout curtains all around the walls and ceiling of the media room. Overall this is a great projector with good quality and price.Definitely this is our best purchase and I highly recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great projector

    Posted
    Queball
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    After researching, I decided to purchase this projector for my family and I am glad that I did. Okay we have only had the projector for a few days but WOW the 3D image was great, and we used our Samsung 3D glasses (thanks to another reviewer ) and projected on the family room wall with the projector located in a corner. We used the dials on the top of the projector to center and lower the image, my husband was so impressed that he now wants to move the TV to another room and hook up the cable box to the projector. I am giving a five for now because we just made purchase but I will give an update at the end of the summer because we have movie night at least 2 times a week during the summer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Useless for home theater if mounting from ceiling

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    James
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    When viewing discs of differing aspect ratios, the only way to fill the screen with the image or contain the image within the screen is to change the zoom setting between discs. With a projector mounted from the ceiling, this isn't practical. So you set the zoom for the widest aspect ratio and then suffer with a less than full screen for lower ratios. Epson tech agreed this is a deficiency in this product. Excitement and anticipation changed to disappointment and disgust. Product returned to store for refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Dear James, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied and regret to hear that you returned the projector. We will forward your feedback to the relevant Epson department as we strive to improve the performance and quality of our products. Thanks for considering Epson.
      Sincerely, Matt S. – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Excellent 1080p!

    Posted
    Josh
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    This is top end 1080p entertainment! Blu rays look ridiculous. Tron Legacy at 24p is awesome. The lens shift is the most useful feature I’ve ever had on a projector and cannot fathom ever buying another without it! The images are super crisp, and incredibly bright even with all the windows open and lights on. This is the best 1080p experience that WOWS everyone that comes over on my 120 inch screen. Until 4k becomes reasonably affordable with lens shift etc, you’ll be very happy with this projector for years to come. Even my wife is impressed! The contrast ratio is phenomenal, blacks look black! Especially after some tweaking in settings. Just a fantastic purchase at a sub $1500 price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great projector for backyard fun

    Posted
    Alan77505

    This Epson 3700 projector was a great purchase. We hooked it up outdoors at night projecting on an inflatable screen near our pool. We have a wireless U-Verse box that we hooked it up to and it worked perfectly. Couldn't happier with this purchase. One roadblock that we maneuvered around was the sound. We have a Bluetooth waterproof speaker that we wanted to connect to wirelessly. This unit doesn't have Bluetooth. I purchased a Bluetooth transmitter and hooked it up to the sound port on the back of the 3700. It worked flawlessly once I got it connected. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy!!

    Posted
    SubGuy
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    Was looking for a 1080P projector to replace my 720P business projector that I'd been using for television viewing in my living room. Due to the ambient light during the day, needed at least 2800 lumens. This 3000 lumen projector fit my wallet, as well as the location previously assigned to my old projector. My only regret is I didn't buy this sooner. What a great picture. I've had a great deal of luck with Epson projectors and this one is as good or better than any with which I've had experience in the last 30 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi, thank you so much for this five-star review of your new Epson projector. We're glad to hear that you are enjoying your HC3700. Here's to many more happy years of projecting! Best, Eddie – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Value with pure HD colors and as bright as an LCD!

    Posted
    MoviewatcherMARCUS
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    I replaced an HD projector with this Epson 3700 and had no idea of the better color and brightness that awaited me! It took no effort to hook up and once I figured out how to rotate the screen, perfection awaited me! It is also the first 3D device I've ever had. Watching the first 3D movie on the 3700 was awesome! It was better 3D than any theater experience I can remember. It continues to impress any guest that watches a movie. Highly recommend the Epson family of projectors as they have inherent value given the price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Picture; Keystone Issue

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    Matt
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    Projector has a beautiful picture and was very easy to set up and get going. My only issue is that the height of the picture on the left side is slightly shorter than the height on the right side. Most people probably wouldn't notice, but I've seen it and can't un-see it, so it's driving me a little crazy. I have adjusted the keystone settings, but they seem to rotate the picture on a vertical/horizontal axis rather than changing the trapezoid effect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely perfect!

    Posted
    Andrew
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    I had previously purchased the Epson 2045, but it had an internal error after only 1 hour of use, so I returned it and thankfully upgraded to this! It is night and day difference. The brightness is fantastic, and the contrast brings out much better detail. With the power level set to normal, the fan doesn't have to kick into high speed, and is at a very tolerable level. It is bright enough that I don't even use a screen, and instead have it shining on my beige wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Projector

    Posted
    HappyOwner
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    I purchased this projector to replace an aging projector I had in my home theater. I was blown away by the brightness of 3000 lumens! Wow! I noted that some of the other reviews found the projector's internal speaker to be disappointing. I have the video feed to the projector coming from my surround sound system so this limitation doesn't exist in my system. We love the projector's brightness, sharpness and depth of color. At this point, we have no negatives to report.

    I would recommend this to a friend