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Epson Home Cinema 2040/2045 Projector Owners Thread

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Epson Home Cinema 2040/2045 Projector Owners Thread

The biggest shopping season is just around the corner, got this about the same time last year and its about time to shed some light on the 2040/2045 projectors for those that would be interested in the inevitable deals to come.

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Manufacturer product page: http://www.epson.ca/cgi-bin/ceStore/jsp ... 1H707020-F
Product manual: https://files.support.epson.com/docid/c ... index.html
AVSForums thread: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digita ... hread.html
projectorcentral review: http://www.projectorcentral.com/epson-h ... review.htm
projectorreviews review: http://www.projectorreviews.com/epson/h ... e-quality/
RHT review (with calibration notes) http://referencehometheater.com/review/ ... or-review/
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Accessories
- 3D glasses: cheap RF/BT from ebay will work just fine but if you want a local option check Visions
- Replacement lamp: $100/$90 original, $70 generic
- Dust filters: $19 @ amazon.
- ND filters: Hoya PROND 52mm ND-2, got it from this ebay seller (seems genuine) and fits right inside the housing, mounted it using white tac. Reduces brightness, enhances blacks and doesn't shift colors.
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Calibration
- Get "basic settings\black clipping.mp4", "basic settings\white clipping.mp4" and "Misc Patterns\A - Additional\color clipping.mp4" from MP4-2c.7z
- Calibrate Brightness with "black clipping.mp4" file.
- Calibrate Contrast with "white clipping.mp4" file.
- Calibrate RGB gain with "color clipping.mp4" file.

Remember to disable auto iris, and leave everything defaulted before calibration (recommended to set FI to low, image enhancement to preset 3, and image processing to "fine").

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How to unlock BT menu on 2040:

2040 is BT equipped (thats how the 3D glasses sync), menu for BT audio is just hidden, you can unlock it by going through the service menu and set a specific bit on a specific DIP switch.
1. Switch on the PJ

2. Press and hold the Menu-Button for 8 sec.

3. Press the ESC-Button twice

Now a new Window with Informations about the Beamer appears. With the
"Arrow-right" and "Arrow-left"-Button you can see several other Information-Windows.

4. Press again the Menu-Button for 8 sec.
5. Press again the ESC-Button twice.

Now a new Windows appears.
On the left side you see 8 lines named "DIP-SW1" to "DIP-SW 8".
To enable BT menu set DIP-SW 7 BIT 2 from 0 to 1.
Source: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digita ... st41173185
and: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digita ... st41218185
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Awesome. That is the exact projector I have, and I've been looking for calibration guides for ages.
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great thread! thank you!

Btw, have you used the ND filter. What are your thoughts on it? Does it significantly improve black levels. I used the projector in ECO mode all the time due to noise so i am wondering if the filter will reduce brightness too much. thanks
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shampoo wrote:
Oct 25th, 2016 1:07 pm
great thread! thank you!

Btw, have you used the ND filter. What are your thoughts on it? Does it significantly improve black levels. I used the projector in ECO mode all the time due to noise so i am wondering if the filter will reduce brightness too much. thanks
I am currently using the ND2 filter I linked above. Its subjective but for my setup I think it "does" improve black levels, as it does reduce brightness by 50% (thats the reason I got it to start with), this isn't too much for watching "cinema mode" (least bright mode) in a dark room with eco lamp setting. For 3D viewing I just bump lamp to normal from eco and 3D is plenty bright.
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aasoror wrote:
Oct 24th, 2016 7:51 pm
This
What's the difference between the two models?
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I think the 2045 just adds miracast / widi
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luthair wrote:
Dec 4th, 2016 12:30 am
I think the 2045 just adds miracast / widi
Yup the only difference is a hardware wireless module and the software features it brings.
Wouldn't really bother with paying a premium for that, just get a chromecast or similar device, plug it into the MHL port on the 2040 and forget about it.
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Thanks. Debating that 2040 refurb right now!
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aasoror wrote:
Dec 6th, 2016 12:53 am
at $520 + 2 years warranty its a very solid deal.
I had a BenQ w1000 about six yeaers ago and loved it. I dont' know if you are familiar with it, but do you know how they would compare?

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