As families, neighbors and friends gear up for another season of backyard barbecues and movie nights, the Home Cinema 730 HD is perfect for outdoor entertaining with a host of innovative setup features, digital adjustment tools and high brightness to project a night to remember on the patio, rooftop or in the backyard,” said Jason Palmer, marketing manager, Epson America.
The Home Cinema 730 HD offers a range of easy-to-use features and capabilities to throw a backyard event during the warm summer nights ahead. With outside activities in full effect this summer, experience a true HD 720p big screen experience with the Home Cinema 730 HD. Whether you’re projecting onto a portable screen, hanging sheet or DIY screen, the Home Cinema 730 HD features 3 LCD technology for up to 3x brighter colors2, delivering incredibly bright colors and image quality on screen surfaces up to 300-inches. Offering 3,000 lumens of color brightness and white brightness, the Home Cinema 730 HD is equipped to project a spectacularly bright image in a range of settings to enjoy your media and games.
Featuring built-in sound, the portable projector allows you to greatly place it on a table or even a fold-out chair for setup virtually anywhere in minutes. In addition, the projector comes with four pre-set color modes for image optimization and easy image accommodation tools, for placement in almost any environment.
The 730 HD offers a full 1,280-by-800 native resolution, it uses only 1,280-by-720 pixels for 720p, 1080i, or 1080p input, so it doesn’t scale the image at all for 720p signals. That effectively makes it a 720p projector for 16:9 images. Not surprisingly, image quality is roughly a match for the Epson 750 HD’s 2D quality. The level of detail isn’t a match for a typical 1080p projector, but it’s as good as you can expect from the 720p resolution. More significantly, the projector handled skin tones well, and it did a good job with shadow detail (details based on shading) in most test clips, despite losing a little detail in scenes that many projectors have trouble with.
As with the 750 HD, the connectors for image sources are more typical for a data projector than for a home entertainment projector. The back panel offers only one HDMI port, the usual VGA and composite video ports, plus an S-Video port. The VGA port also supports component video, so you can connect to a second HD video source if you have an appropriate adapter cable. In addition, there’s a USB A port, which will let you read files directly from a USB memory key, and a USB B port for direct USB display from a computer and for controlling your computer’s mouse with the projector’s remote.
If you’re not interested in 3D, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730 HD will give you everything you need at a lower price, making it the Editors’ Choice for 720p 2D home entertainment projectors.