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Epson Home Cinema 2350 Review

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The Epson Home Cinema 2350 is good for gaming, as it has low input lag and response time. However, given its low peak brightness, it struggles to produce clear images, especially in bright rooms.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 projector was released in September 2023. Its key specifications include a PRO-UHD resolution and 3LCD technology. Also, the HDR brightness is marketed at 2,800 lumens. See how this compares to some of the best projectors on the market today. One of the most notable features of the Home Cinema 2350 is its high dynamic range, supporting HDR10.

Additionally, it features gaming-oriented features such as low input lag and response time. The projector also includes versatile connectivity options, including HDMI and wireless streaming capabilities.

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  • Under $1000

Consensus

our Verdict

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 is a gaming-oriented projector. However, it has a few key drawbacks. For example, it doesn’t produce clear images in bright rooms, and its peak SDR brightness tests at 1,582 nits, which puts it in the bottom 10% of the category. Its image quality is also subpar, as the standard resolution is 1080×2, and it has low black levels and a color gamut that tests at 73.2%, which is in the bottom 5% of the gaming category. It also has good focus, with a horizontal and vertical keystone that comes with 4 corner adjustments.

However, for gaming, there are bright spots. The commands experience little delay, and the input lag is 26 ms. There are also a couple of other bright spots, such as the easy mounting and good connectivity, as it has two HDMI ports and one USB input. Lastly, it clearly focuses on many different aspect ratios with a good 60% +/- vertical lens shift feature.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Low Input Lag and Response Time
    • For gaming, the projector issues quick commands for fast-paced gaming. The input lag is tested at 26 ms. This is in the top 10% of tested projectors.

  • HDR Compatible
    • Viewers can watch high-def content, as the projector is HDR compatible.

Reason to Avoid

  • Below Average Brightness
    • The projector struggles to produce clear and detailed images in brightly lit rooms, given its tested peak SDR brightness of 1,582 nits. This places it in the bottom 10% of tested projectors.

  • Subpar Image Quality
    • It doesn’t produce accurately colored images. The DCI P3 uv color gamut is 73.2%, which is in the bottom 5% of the category. The 709 gamut is 92.5%, also in the bottom 5%. Additionally, the blacks come across more as grays.

    • Another knock against image quality is its low resolution, which sits at 1080×2, meaning it doesn’t give 4k quality. The contrast ratio is also subpar, which produces less vibrant, bursting colors.

  • Produces Noise
    • The projector can be distracting during viewing, producing a buzzing noise. The noise gets especially loud when it’s in high-brightness mode.

Epson Home Cinema 2350 Specs

3D Ready3D ReadyNo
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
BrightnessBrightness2800 Lumens
Contrast RatioContrast Ratio35,000:1
DepthDepth10.9"
Digital KeystoneDigital KeystoneYes
Display TechnologyDisplay Technology3LCD
HDRHDRHDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
HeightHeight4.82"
Integrated SpeakersIntegrated SpeakersYes
Light SourceLight SourceLamp
Light Source LifeLight Source Life7500 hrs
Max DistanceMax Distance360"
Max Screen SizeMax Screen Size500"
Min DistanceMin Distance36"
Min Screen SizeMin Screen Size40"
No
Noise LevelNoise Level36 dB
PortablePortableYes
Refresh Rate120 Hz
ResolutionResolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Smart FunctionalitySmart FunctionalityYes
Sync TechnologySync Technology
TV TunerTV TunerNo
ThrowTypeThrowTypeStandard Throw
VRRVRRn/a
Video InputsVideo InputsHDMI 2.0, USB
WeightWeight9 lbs
WidthWidth13.10"

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Test Results

SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)0
SDR Brightness (Lumens)1,582
HDR Brightness (Lumens)0
SDR Color Temperature (K)0
HDR Color Temperature (K)0
Contrast Ratio (x:y)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)73.2
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709)92.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT. 709)0
Input Lag (ms)26

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Market Context

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 projector was released in September 2023. Its key specifications include a PRO-UHD resolution and 3LCD technology. Also, the HDR brightness…

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 projector was released in September 2023. Its key specifications include a PRO-UHD resolution and 3LCD technology. Also, the HDR brightness is marketed at 2,800 lumens. See how this compares to some of the best projectors on the market today. One of the most notable features of the Home Cinema 2350 is its high dynamic range, supporting HDR10.

Additionally, it features gaming-oriented features such as low input lag and response time. The projector also includes versatile connectivity options, including HDMI and wireless streaming capabilities.

Comparing the Epson Home Cinema 2350 and the Epson Pro Cinema LS12000, the 2350 has better brightness, rated at 2,800 lumens, while the LS12000 is…

Comparing the Epson Home Cinema 2350 and the Epson Pro Cinema LS12000, the 2350 has better brightness, rated at 2,800 lumens, while the LS12000 is slightly less bright, at 2,700 lumens. The 2350 uses 3LCD technology for vibrant colors but has a limited 73% color gamut, whereas the LS12000 excels with a wider color gamut of 93% thanks to its advanced laser technology. Both have multiple HDMI inputs, but the LS12000 has more connectivity options. Finally, the 2350 boasts a lower input lag, making it more suitable for gaming, whereas the LS12000, with a slightly higher lag, focuses more on cinematic quality. For more from this brand, read our Epson Powerlite 810e review.

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 offers a brightness of 2,800 lumens, suitable for various environments, while the Sony VPL-GTZ380, designed for high-end, professional setups, boasts…

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 offers a brightness of 2,800 lumens, suitable for various environments, while the Sony VPL-GTZ380, designed for high-end, professional setups, boasts a staggering 10,000 lumens, ensuring unparalleled brightness even in well-lit spaces. The 2350 also has a much lower color accuracy, as it has a 73% color gamut, and the GTZ380 excels with a much wider 102% color gamut, thanks to its advanced SXRD panels. However, the 2350 has a lower input lag of 26 ms, catering to gamers. On the other hand, the GTZ380 has a 73.1 ms input lag. If you’re looking for other cinematic-focused projectors, read our LG Electronics Cinebeam HU715GW review.

The Formovie Theatre projectors are a much better option than the Epson Home Cinema 2350 for cinematic quality. The Formovie’s SDR peak brightness tests at…

The Formovie Theatre projectors are a much better option than the Epson Home Cinema 2350 for cinematic quality. The Formovie’s SDR peak brightness tests at 2,837, and the Epson has only 1,583. Additionally, the Formovie has an outstanding 100% color accuracy, far surpassing Epson’s 73% gamut. However, the Epson caters more to gamers, as it has a superior input lag, which sits at 26 ms, compared to the Formovie’s 41 ms lag.

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 is the successor to the 2250 but differs in performance and features. The 2350 offers better sporting a PRO-UHD resolution…

The Epson Home Cinema 2350 is the successor to the 2250 but differs in performance and features. The 2350 offers better sporting a PRO-UHD resolution compared to the 1080p of the 2250. This leads to sharper, more detailed images in the 2350. Brightness is another differentiator; the 2350’s 2,800 lumens outshine the 2250’s 2,700, providing slightly better performance in various lighting conditions. The 2350 also has improved input lag, making it more appealing for gaming.

3D Ready

No

No

Yes

Aspect Ratio

16:9

16:9

1.89:1

Brightness

2800 Lumens

2700 Lumens

Contrast Ratio

35,000:1

2,500,000:1.

16,000 : 1

Depth

10.9"

17.60"

29.92"

Digital Keystone

Yes

Yes

No

Display Technology

3LCD

3LCD

SXRD

HDR

HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

HDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

No

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    70.9

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Epson’s Home Cinema 2350 is the only gaming projector guaranteed to be free of rainbow… Read More

    By:

    M. David Stone
  • CNET
    78.51

    Category Trust Rating

    81
    The picture’s contrast, however, isn’t great, unlike some of the company’s better units like the… Read More

    By:

    Geoffrey Morrison
  • Projector Central
    64.75

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Despite a few caveats, Epson’s entry-level 4K PRO-UHD home theater projector provides solid performance and… Read More

    By:

    Sammie Prescott, Jr.

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