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. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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