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Old 11-18-2016, 01:42 AM   #1
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Surprised to see that there isn't already a thread for this great model! Bought on something of an impulse around two weeks ago (at a great discount!) and could not be happier with its overall performance.

A few things of note:


-The picture is BRIGHT, sharp, and the color reproduction is absolutely gorgeous. Every time I watch a blu-ray on this it feels like I'm seeing everything for the first time. So many new details to take in. Can finally enjoy my copy of "The Hateful Eight" without the feeling that I'm looking through a door's mail slot from 8 feet away. 100+ inches or bust!


- The 3D is absolutely stunning. Having never owned a 3D television I can't directly compare, but to my eyes both Star Wars TFA and Jungle Book look just as good, if not better, as when I saw them theatrically here in Los Angeles.

-Black levels could be better on 2D movies. This being an LCD projector I expected it to a certain degree and have calibrated the "Natural" and "Cinema" pictures as best I could according to a number of suggestions found in various forums and in youtube videos. Once adjusted I am mostly pleased, but may get a lens filter in the future. This is not an issue for 3D films as the glasses darken everything.

-There is a fan that can be quite audible at times but keeping the picture in "eco" mode solves this for the most part. Only the Dynamic and bright settings really heat things up, and who wants to watch a movie in that mode anyway?

Who else has this projector and how pleased have you been with it so far? I went with this over a similarly priced BenQ DLP because of reviews saying the 3D performance was only so-so with bulbs occasionally bursting. One said the the 3D seemed to have an overall red tint to the picture quality. Are black levels significantly better on BenQ models? Would be very interested to know.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:48 PM   #2
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I'm surprised you haven't gotten any responses!

I finally worked up the interest in 3D only to find that it's not a flourishing market. Panasonic 3D glasses that apparently were selling for under $20 early this year are now $70+ and only from 3rd party sellers :-/

I've had my eye on this, like you, because of the reported 3D quality, and B&H has it for $500, so I just ordered it I plan to ceiling mount a manual screen in front of my plasma and use the projector to watch my 3D movies and test out some 2D on the larger screen.

I'm curious to know which glasses you have and what screen you're watching on.
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Old 07-10-2020, 12:07 PM   #3
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I recently bought a used Epson 2040. The 2D picture is great. The 3D should be but unfortunately there is something wrong. The 3D glasses Will not sync properly. I did get the Samsung Glasses to sync with minimal crosstalk but the screen became very dark. The other 3 brands of RF glasses could not isolate left and right separately.
I already own the Epson 2030 and the 3D is perfectly crosstalk free using the same RF glasses. Any help to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:03 AM   #4
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I recently bought a used Epson 2040. The 2D picture is great. The 3D should be but unfortunately there is something wrong. The 3D glasses Will not sync properly. I did get the Samsung Glasses to sync with minimal crosstalk but the screen became very dark. The other 3 brands of RF glasses could not isolate left and right separately.
I already own the Epson 2030 and the 3D is perfectly crosstalk free using the same RF glasses. Any help to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry to hear that. I heard some projectors need different glasses to work properly with. Amazon .com has some Shutter glasses to search for:

Found this is apparently compatible with Epson 3D projectors, but trying to find the 2040 or 2030 model is not easy, so not sure if it'll work but the odds are slightly better since it lists that brand:

Elikliv G05 Blue Tooth 3D active glasses is designed for 3D LCD projector , such as Epson, Sony. What's more, it is a design based on active shutter glasses 3D TV, it also could communicate wirelessly with your 3D Active TV, compatible with all 3D Bluetooth TVs; Excellent LCD lens will offer bright and sharp 3D experience for you,you can enjoy 3D movies even at home, full charge one time can use about 60 hours,very convenient.

Compatibility:
3D Active Glasses Support following Model:
(1). Compatible with Epson TW5810, TW6510, TW6515, TW8100, TW8515, TW9100, TW9515
(2).Compatible with Epson projector:

a. Home Cinema 2150/3000/3100/3500/3600e/3700/3900/4000
b. PowerLite Home Cinema 2000/2030/2040/2045 Wireless/3020/3020e/5020UB/5020UBe/5025UB/5030UB/5030UBe/5040UB/5040UBe/750HD
c. PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030/6020UB/6030UB/LS10000/LS9600e
d. Pro Cinema 6040UB/LS10500
(3). Compatible with Panasonic 3D TV Model : TX-40AS640B/55AS640B/48AX630B/40CX700B/55CX700B/65CX700B/50CX802B/85X942B, etc...
(4). Compatible with Sony 3D BT TV Model : KDL-55W805B/55W829B/60W850B/70W850B/43W809C/50W805C//55W805C/55W807C/65W859C/75W855C etc...
KD-55X8505C/55X8507C/65X8508C/65X8509C/75X8505C/55S8005C/65S8005C/55S8505C/75S9005B /85X9500B , etc...
(5). Compatible with Samsung 3D BT TV Model : UE48H6200AK/60H6200AK/40F6320AK/48H6400AK UE/55H6400AK/65H6400AK/40H6410SU/48H6500ST/55H6500ST /65HU7500T/85HU7500T/78HU8500T /55JS9000T/65JS9000T,etc...

Specifications:
3D Glasses Type: Active Shutter glasses
Synchronous: Blue Tooth
Display Compatibility: 3D HDTV Blu-ray Players
Response Time: 2.0ms
Frequency: 120HZ
Contrast: 750:1
Transmission: ≥37%
Dimension: 165*40*165mm
Net Weight: 46g
Operating Temperature: 0℃-40℃
Charge Time: about 2 hours
Contentiously Working Time: 40 hours
Battery Type: 3.7V / 60mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:54 AM   #5
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Thanks Zivouhr! Much appreciated. I will give them a try.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:09 PM   #6
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Thanks Zivouhr! Much appreciated. I will give them a try.
You're welcome. I hope it works as hoped.

Regarding brand listed compatible projector models, for my ViewSonic projector, it listed that it's compatible with Viewsonic projectors, but when I looked at the list of compatible models, mine wasn't on their list. I still went ahead and bought them, and they worked perfectly with my DLP Viewsonic projector to my relief.
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:05 PM   #7
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After chatting with Epson tech support, we have determined it's a defective unit. Hopefully I can sell it to a 2D lover.
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Old 01-23-2021, 03:53 PM   #8
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I recently bought a used Epson 2040. The 2D picture is great. The 3D should be but unfortunately there is something wrong. The 3D glasses Will not sync properly. I did get the Samsung Glasses to sync with minimal crosstalk but the screen became very dark. The other 3 brands of RF glasses could not isolate left and right separately.
I already own the Epson 2030 and the 3D is perfectly crosstalk free using the same RF glasses. Any help to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
Hi pickit,

I'm sorry it did not work out. Hope you can get your money back.
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:17 PM   #9
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Thanks Joe. Fortunately the 2D will look great for the next owner.
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