The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 follows the previously announced 730HD and while it features a similar design, it now comes with the addition of an MHL port. Why do you need this? For smart TV in the form of the Roku Streaming Stick, that's what.
The PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 will retail for $999 in September, and in addition to MHL the 2030 has a few more features to justify the extra cost over the 730HD, including 1080p and an extra HDMI port. The new projector also has six built-in color modes and 3D capability, though the $99 glasses are sold separately. Thankfully the projector is full-HD 3D-compliant, so any compatible glasses will work.
The 2030 features an onboard speaker as well as 7.1 compatibility (MHL) and an audio-out connection. The unit also sports component video and two USB ports.
Setup options include a 1.2x optical zoom for positioning flexibility, automatic vertical keystone correction up to 30 degrees and "easy-slide" horizontal correction.
We asked Epson about the possibility of bundling the Roku as per the 3M Streaming Projector and the company's representatives told us this could be possible but had nothing to announce.