Incredible deals on Epson Refurbished Home Theater Projectors

Have you seen these deals?  Incredible savings on Epson Home Theater models, Refurbished by Epson, and now available through Visual Apex at discounted prices from the new models!

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Don’t miss out! Refurbished stock is constantly rotating depending on stock levels from Epson.

Epson 5030

Epson 5030

7 Great Epson Projector Specials


EPSON 3020

Now $1,149  


FREE SHIPPING + Free Mount
Top-rated high performance 1080p
3D HD home theater projector
Good through 9/12.

EPSON 3500

Now $1,299!!!  


FREE SHIPPING + Free Mount
2D/3D in FUll 1080p HD,
remarkable 70,000:1 contrast
Good through 9/12.

EPSON 3600e

$200 Visa card  


FREE SHIPPING + Free Mount
Versatile and wireless Full HD
producing stunning images.
Good through 9/12.

EPSON 5030UB

$1,999*  


FREE SHIPPING + Free Mount
*Starting 9/6/15.
2D/3D HD dedicated home theater projector with THX certification
and Ultra Black levels.

EPSON 5030UBe

$2,299*  


FREE SHIPPING +
Free Mount, Spare Lamp & 3D Glasses

*Starting 9/6/15.
Wireless 2D/3D HD dedicated home theater projector with THX certification
and Ultra Black levels.

EPSON 5025UB

$1,599*  


FREE SHIPPING +
Free Spare Lamp, 3D Glasses & Mount

*Starting 9/6/15. On Sale for $1,699 – use $100 VIPSAVE promo and reduce to $1,599!

EPSON 2030

Now $549!  


$150 OFF!
FREE SHIPPING + Free Mount
2D/3D Full HD 1080p
at a price that can’t be beat!


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Epson 3020 Promo!

The Epson 3020 and 3020e projectors have a pretty sweet deal going right now.

Purchase your Epson 3020/e from Visual Apex and receive a FREE $150 VISA Card!

Epson 3020

Epson 3020

Hurry up and don’t miss out!! This offer is only available for a limited time.

Just a little bit more about the unit –

From the Manufacturer

Featuring Full HD 1080p performance and a remarkable contrast ratio of up to 40,000:1, the Home Cinema 3020 makes it easier than ever to entertain family and friends. Enjoy 3D cinematic adventures right in your living room. Use the included RF 3D glasses to immerse yourself in eye-popping 3D movies and more. Rechargeable for up to 40 hours of battery life, these innovative glasses mean you’re always ready to enjoy 3D entertainment. Using 2D-to-3D conversion, you can even transform your favorite 2D movies to spectacular 3D, taking home entertainment to a whole new level. Delivering 2300 lumens of color brightness (color light output) and 2300 lumens of white brightness (white light output) using Epson’s 3LCD, 3-chip technology, the Home Cinema 3020 projects brilliant images with true-to-life color. Plus, two built-in 10 W stereo speakers add lifelike sound. Your laptop, Blu-ray, and other media players can all be connected. And, automatic image adjustment tools offer fast, easy setup.

So why are you still dragging your feet? Get going and purchase yours today!  With Free 2-day shipping, you can be watching that newly released movie or upcoming game in your own home theater in no time!

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day

-M

Epson 2030 Home Demo

I had the chance to bring the Epson 2030 home this weekend to get a test in our home theater.  Again, on first impression I am impressed and its a great little home theater projector.

One quick reminder as before, I am not a professional reviewer, I am just putting info out there to help the average user get a look at the projector and some features :) … without all that technical talk that makes my head hurt after awhile :) … all that technical info is good and very necessary, but sometimes a simple look is nice too…

Setup: Our setup out of the box, plugged in, running and mounted to the ceiling was about 8-10 minutes, if that… but remember we already have a dedicated ceiling mount, so we did save some time by already having that up and knowing how to quickly connect it…

Epson 2030 in the box

Epson 2030 in the box

Epson 2030 with mount ready for ceiling

Epson 2030 with mount ready for ceiling

…funny story on a side note here, our almost 2 year old daughter was “helping” and grabbed the remote for our Epson 720 that was disconnected at sitting on the counter at this point…I thought, hey no problem, its not connected – until the Epson 2030 turned on a second later… yes, she knows how to work a remote! … and apparently all Epson remotes are universal :) … ok anyways

We played with the viewing settings to see which mode we would want to watch most – and for our setup – ceiling mounted, projecting onto a 120″ Vapex Tensioned Electric screen 11 feet away, we preferred ECO lamp mode and Cinema viewing mode.  Where we have the unit mounted, right in front of a support beam  – some fan noise bounces off and feels louder then it is, and Cinema mode is much quieter on the fan.

Epson 2030 mounted in our home theater

Epson 2030 mounted in our home theater

I should note, at the 11 foot mark where our mount it, our Epson 720 only projects a 100 inch image – but the Epson 2030 gave us a full 120 inch image… making it very hard to not want the upgrade! For your next question, the lens is 5-6 inches from the ceiling – the mount is 5 inches high, plus a little…

So now came time for a movie!  Since it was 730pm Friday night, the movie of choice was “Brave” … a nightly staple in our house for the previously mentioned toddler :) … here are 4 screen shots of Merida on her horse Angus towards the beginning… the scene itself turned out a little fuzzier then i anticipated, but you can see the difference in the 4 viewing modes available for the Epson 2030 – Dynamic, Living Room, Natural and Cinema

Brave in Dynamic Mode

Brave in Dynamic Mode

Brave in Living Room Mode

Brave in Living Room Mode

Brave in Natural Mode

Brave in Natural Mode

 

Brave in Cinema Mode

Brave in Cinema Mode

We took another set on the next scene – just for a calmer shot – same four modes

Second Brave shot in Dynamic

Second Brave shot in Dynamic mode

Second Brave shot in Living Room mode

Second Brave shot in Living Room mode

Second Brave shot in Natural mode

Second Brave shot in Natural mode

Second Brave shot in Cinema mode

Second Brave shot in Cinema mode

When looking through the Epson 2030 settings later, we noticed that Cinema mode operates in 1280 x 720 which is not its full 1080p mode of course, but its a balance of saving the lamp on some things and watching them in Cinema mode with a quieter fan, or watching something in full 1080p Dynamic mode, with a little more fan noise.  **update – after some extra research at the office, we discovered the image coming from our blu-ray player was only projecting in 1280×720 – Cinema mode on the Epson 2030 is still 1080p.  Apologies for the error, we are updating our blu-ray player settings now.**

Living room mode would also be very acceptable as a 1080p solution, as it was still very bright, just maybe a little easier on the eyes during the really bright scenes…but again it would depend on your preference for the fan noise. The noise would not stop me from buying this projector.  Our feeling was that if you were going to have a Superbowl party and wanted the full 1080p Dynamic mode experience, there would be enough sound coming from the game and your party that you wouldn’t notice it :)

Another comparison, since as mentioned we watch Brave every night… the Living room mode and even Cinema mode compared closely to our 1080p television we usually watch the movie on.  It was just as bright and crisp to watch.  Obviously Cinema mode is a little less bright, but still very pretty for the animated feature.

One last thing we watched was the Packers/Redskins game Sunday… in our house this is the game of the year!  Two die hard fans, one for each team and the biggest argument is usually who’s team our daughter and dogs are routing for… they are routing for the Packers with me of course :)

Packers vs Redskins Sunday September 16th

Packers vs Redskins Sunday September 16th

Anyways though – again, Cinema mode, the picture was beautiful and crisp.  Dynamic mode was insane – so bright and with a 120″ image, you get real close to the players… and there was no hearing fan noise from the Epson 2030 this time with these fans :)

Thats all for now- enjoy! … and remember – friends dont let friends watch football on a small screen :)

 

**update – for those that were asking about offset, etc – our current setup of our Vapex 120″ Tensioned Electric screen has the Cinema White material 12 inches from the ceiling – with the Epson 2030, the lens was about 6 inches from the ceiling on our mount, as opposed to our Epson 720 where the lens is 8 inches from the ceiling.  We did not adjust the screen height and no issues**

Which HDMI cable is right for me?

So, after a long process of research and pricing you finally decided on the right projector and screen for your needs.  But what about connecting the projector to you sound system, cable box or blu-ray player? Whats this HDMI cable that people are talking about?

Epson Home Cinema 5010

Epson Home Cinema 5010

You probably already knew you needed an HDMI cable to handle this job (among a few other things, but thats another story!).  But which one should you get? Honestly, until some recent research on the cables we carry at Visual Apex I really didnt know the difference either.  I knew we had a couple different types based on installation type and whether they could handle 3D or not, but that was about as far as I got. So if we sell them and I’m a little confused why there are multiple choices, then others might be to!

25Ft HDMI Cable

25Ft HDMI Cable

Now, I can tell you this –

We mainly carry what has been known as “version 1.4” or High Speed HDMI with Ethernet.  This means the cable can handle video resolutions of 1080p and above.  This means if you are looking to get the latest and greatest HDMI cable that will be right for you now and handle the next update to 4K display technology, you are covered!

As with any technology, this is of course subject to change once 4K really takes off, but for now, as far as we know our High Speed HDMI cables with Ethernet (v1.4) will be able handle this.

Why this version of HDMI cable though?  As mentioned, technology is always evolving, and so are the things we use to connect to that technology.  HDMI developers are always working to stay at or above what is out there, so the consumer has less interruption.  The Ethernet capability also means that you only have to connect your main device to your internet source and filter to your other devices from there, instead of connecting each device separately… if your devices support that… there’s always a catch :)

Not sure if the cable you are looking at is High Speed with Ethernet?  If you physically have it in your hands in a store, see if you can spot the tiny (really tiny!) wording printed on the cable.  It should say High Speed with Ethernet on it, along with the gauge and length.  If you are shopping online and unsure, make sure you contact the seller first! … or just purchase from Visual Apex since we’ve already done the legwork for you :)

If you arent interested in 3D or the jump to 4K down the line, then the Standard High Definition HDMI Cable (v1.3) would be sufficient for your needs.  However, they are harder to find since they are really being phased out.

Also, it is always good to check all your devices before purchasing any cables, to ensure you can connect them all!  Some of the older systems out there may not support HDMI, but if its still working and you dont want to replace it, try looking for an HDMI to component cable that would work with your existing system, but still connect to the new projector.

Hopefully this brief over view helps you make your decision – and go from confused

confused-man

to enjoying those movies in your home theater!

3d-glasses-happy

See you next time!   -M