Epson PowerLite 680 vs Epson Home Cinema 3000 review

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Rating 5 5
Epson PowerLite 680
vs
Epson Home Cinema 3000

It makes sense comparing Epson PowerLite 680 vs Epson Home Cinema 3000 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, both projectors have the same overall rating of 6.6.

Advantages Epson PowerLite 680 over Epson Home Cinema 3000

  • Better brightness: 3500 vs 2300 lumens
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 3500 hours
  • More HDMI connectors: 3 vs 2

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 3000 over Epson PowerLite 680

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 55-100 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 361 W vs 373 W
  • 3D support

Common features and specifications

  • The same noise level: 35 dB
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson PowerLite 680
6.6
Epson Home Cinema 3000
6.6
4
6
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Common

Product

Epson PowerLite 680
Epson Home Cinema 3000

Model

PowerLite 680
Home Cinema 3000

Brand

Epson
Epson

Reviews

3
107

Resolution

Native resolution

1024 x 768
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1600 x 1200
1920 x 1080

Resolution abbreviation

XGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

55-100
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.3 - 0.8/1 - 1.8
1.4 - 8.7/4.7 - 28.8

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3500
2300

Contrast ratio

14000:1
60000:1

Throw ratio range

0.32:1
1.32:1 - 2.15:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

35
35

Power consumption, W

373
361

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

250
250

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000
5000

Connectivity

HDMI

3
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

has not

Speaker power, W

16
has not

Sound type

mono
has not

Lens

F-number

1.6
1.51 - 1.99

Focal length, mm

3.7
18.2 - 29.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24

Zoom ratio

1.3x
1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

3
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

3
30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

35.5 x 17.7 x 38.1/14.5 x 7.4 x 15.8
41 x 16 x 32/16.14 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/12.6
3.1/6.9
Epson PowerLite 680
Epson Home Cinema 3000
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  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6Epson PowerLite 680
  • 6.6Epson Home Cinema 3000

The Epson PowerLite 680 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson PowerLite 680 price

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