August 20, 2013 by Grant Clauser
It’s really sort of amazing that less than 10 years ago 500 lumen, 720p resolution projectors were selling for thousands of dollars. In about a month you’ll be able to buy Epon’s PowerLite 730HD projector for $649.
The 730HD is an entry-level, 720p high definition LCD projector that includes a speaker, so you can use it for impromptu movie nights or backyard theater, or hang it in your finished basement for budget media room system.
The 730HD puts out a blinding 3,000 lumens making it one of the company’s brightest projectors. Epson rates the contrast ratio at 12,000:1.
To make setup easy, the 730HD includes three color modes, automatic vertical adjustment and an easy-slide bar for horizontal adjustments plus a 1.2X optical zoom. Inputs include HDMI, USB, component and S-video.
It will be available in early September.
Read a review of another Epson home theater projector, the 5020, here.
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. His latest book is Necessary Myths
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