Equipped with native 1920x1080 resolution, astonishing large images (up to 200’’) from short distance, and its zoom function (from 50% to100%), VANKYO Leisure 510PW is an exceptional home theatre and office projector conveys the truest color and imparts the deepest feelings upon the viewer.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
Ordered this projector to use with our camper. We project it on a screen on the side of our camper and the kids love it for movie nights outside camping. Would recomend. Just make sure you order the right cable if using an iphone or ipadOct 15, 2021 09:09
This projector is great! I am using it right now to project Halloween scenes in my front window. We also watch movies outside on our patio. Great little device that’s so easy to use!Oct 27, 2021 07:01
This is the perfect projector for my home theater. With it's zoom feature I'm able to make good use of the space. My family is ecstatic!Oct 14, 2021 21:14
Wireless projector has to the best thing i have purchased in a long time. It is plug and play. It was much brighter than expected and streaming capabilities from phone to the device work perfect. I use this for my office for presentations and get the best compliments from everyone when using. Thank you for making a great affordable product.Sep 16, 2021 16:40
Inspired by a world of incredible color at a scale that makes everything feel brand new. The 3000 Lumen ultra short throw projection TV features the TriChroma laser engine to reach 107% of the BT.2020 color space. That’s color you’ve never seen on a TV. Premium features like Dolby Atmos® High-Speed HDMI, HDR10/HLG, Filmmaker Mode, and a perfectly paired ALR screen make the L9G the ultimate home entertainment upgrade.
Amazing brightness and color performance on a 120” screen. TV, movies, games on such a big screen make for an immersive experience. Built in sound is really good too, at least as good as a $300-$400 soundbar. I added a subwoofer and its got room filling sound.Nov 05, 2021 18:22
Sit back, relax and watch movies with this Epson video projector. It offers 3,400 lumens of color & white brightness to ensure vibrant, accurate colors, and its HD resolution delivers crisp image quality at 1080p. This Epson video projector lets you connect a Blu-ray player or gaming console via an HDMI input for smooth streaming of your favorite media.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
I have only owned one projector before this, but it has been a few years since then. That projector was so good that it ended up only being used for Halloween displays. I have a OLED TV in my living room right now, but was looking for something bigger to watch when we have company over. I started looking at projectors, because upsizing my television would only gain 10" diagonally at a significant cost. I decided that I would try a 1080p projector because it would not replace my TV, and 4K units are twice as expensive. After a lot of research the Epson Home Cinema 1080 ended up as my first choice. Epson obviously made big changes from the 800 series projector which reviewers criticized because it had only 1 HDMI port and no zoom, in exchange for greater lumen output. This projector keeps the increased output, and adds another 100 lumens. The 1080 also gets zoom, and 2 HDMI ports. Another big plus is that it has built in WIFI.
Unboxing the projector led me to a quick setup of roughly 10 minutes. I was actually shocked at the brightness of the picture, I was able to see clear sharp images projected onto a denim colored wall, in a bright room. The cooling fan while not silent , is far from distracting. I was initially dubious about the manufactures claim of a 300" image. The projector did easily reach that size, on the default brightness. The colors are well saturated, with good contrast even on the dark wall. Even fast motion appeared smooth with no blurring or edge staggering. Image correction is a breeze , with a broad range of settings on the projector and remote.
One of the concerns I had about projectors was the cost of maintenance. Online prices for replacement lamps left me at ease, with lamps selling for as little as $50. I know that this review makes this projector seem perfect. I think the picture and features are fantastic for the price, but there are a couple of weak points. Unless you are using HDMI, you are stuck with RCA jacks as part of composite input for audio, or you connect your audio via a headphone jack. Choose one or the other, because the projector’s built in speaker sounds like a homemade tinfoil kazoo. I opted to use the headphone jack connected to a Yamaha sound bar, and am very satisfied with the results. If you can live with the audio limitations, this projector gets you the most 1080p bang, for any buck. The image quality and size capability of this projector cannot be beat dollar for dollar by the competition. I'm keeping mine. This is a review for the Epson Home Cinema 1080 3LCD projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 30, 2021 21:42
Overall, the projector is very simple to set up especially for those who are not tech savvy. It's as simple as connecting the HDMI cable to the device that will be sharing its content to be connected and it automatically connects. For example, if you connect the DVD player with the HDMI cable to the projector it will start playing the movie without any prompting. The same goes for computer or other devices that can be plugged in. The only thing that might be a downside is when doing a mirror image on the projector from a phone you have to download the app to connect to the projector. It is possible to connect to the projector from the WiFi if the password is entered. However, it actually won't connect to mirror share anything to the projector. It's only slightly inconvenient when there isn't any space on the phone to add the app. But really most people will not be using a project with their phone. The projector does have its own built in speaker, but if its for a much larger audience it can easily be connected to external speakers with a RCA cable in the audio out port. Quality of image is also very clear and bright. I was able to easily add wireless speaker so I could do a movie outside. worked perfectly. very easy to connect. There are also multiple features to adjust the image like raising, reducing, enlarging, and it is even possible to adjust the sharpness of the video. The image itself can be shifted by using the key slider so that the projector screen is at a slight angle. This projector can be super easy for the least tech savvy person, just plug and play with no adjustments needed. But also has the features for the more tech savvy person to make all the adjustments needed. So I can play around with it and add features like extra speakers, adjust sharpness, hook it up to different devices, so overall. this is the perfect projector. for anyone to use. especially businesses. It means almost any employee can work it. “This is a review for the Epson Home Cinema 1080 3LCD projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”Jul 03, 2021 20:37
After using this projector, I’m extremely impressed! The first thing I love about this projector is how easy it was to set up out of the box. Using the included remote, it was easy to to customize the settings and adjust the projector according to my preferences. The next important feature to point out about this projector is how sleek it looks. The projector has a beautiful white appearance. I appreciate that there are buttons on the unit as well. This makes it easy to adjust my projector if my remote runs out of batteries.
The next key area worth discussing is the clarity and performance of the projector itself. The projector’s picture is clean and crisp. I am able to see even the finest details on the projector’s screen. I’m also amazed at how bright the projector’s LED light is. The picture is super bright on my wall. I’ve also been quite impressed with how quickly the projector starts up and shuts off. It only takes a few seconds for the fan to get up to speed as well as gradually shut down when I want to turn it off.
Another important area worth mentioning about this projector is how many devices it is compatible with. There’s plenty of ports on the back of the projector including AV slots, USB slots, HDMI ports, etc. This feature works great for plugging in an external streaming stick! Another feature that I really appreciate about this projector is the fact that there is a manufacturer-created app available on my iPhone, iPad, or MacBook that can be used to stream content wirelessly onto my projector! Using this app, I’m able to view and share pictures and websites. On the iPhone Epson projection app, I can even show live video from my phone’s camera. Overall, I’m very pleased with this projector and would highly recommend it to anyone in search of a high-quality projector that’s fit for any movie! I’ve never seen a projector with such great picture quality! This is a review for the Epson Home Cinema 1080 3LCD projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 21, 2021 23:28
If you're desiring a decent entry level projector, this one will do the job as it really impressed my girlfriend.
It has some benefits over the HC880 model in that it has a zoom picture to increase or decrease the size of the picture, it has wireless network capabilities for miracast (haven't done that yet though), it has a total of 2 hdmi ports 1 vga port and 1 composite video input compared to the only 1 hdmi port of the 880, and its rated at 100 lumens higher brightness. There may be more differences but those are the major ones I can recall.Mar 01, 2021 14:40
Decided to upgrade an older projector in a room that really had no way to convert to a TV or monitor. For the price, this seemed like a very good alternative and had a display resolution that is more than adequate for what we are doing.Nov 19, 2021 16:29
I think this thing is great, but I know nothing about electronics. It has a good picture, easy to run and I was able to hook up external speakers to play movies in our back yard on a large 20' inflatable screen.Nov 05, 2021 15:45
For the money, great little projector. Great color and good contrast. Overall very happy.Jun 12, 2021 08:09
This projector is amazing! It’s exactly what my family needed for our movie nights. It is really easy to set up and get started. Right out of the box you can tell it’s modern and well put together. The remote is a little bulky for people used to modern Roku’s, but it does the job. The projector itself has a nice selection of inputs, which allows virtually anything to be displayed. The built in slider in place of lens cap is a welcome change. The adjustment sliders on top make size and angle easier to adjust than just a remote. The sliders also have a "snap" spot at center so you can easily reset them to 0.
The keystone tries to auto adjust when you change angle, and that’s so helpful! Since there is only one adjustable stand in the front, you need it to be on a solid surface to have it balanced right. Otherwise it did the job just fine. It was easy to focus and bright on the wall even with daylight coming in the windows.
In conclusion, this projector is top of the line and a welcomed update! It has made watching movies and videos so much easier in our home. This is a review for the Epson Home Cinema 1080 3LCD projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 30, 2021 08:44
Enjoy an immersive entertainment experience with this Epson Home Cinema HC3800 4K projector. The three-chip design with 3LCD technology delivers high-quality visuals, while the built-in dual 10W speakers produce crisp sound. This Epson Home Cinema 4K projector has HDMI and USB ports for connecting a wide variety of devices, and Bluetooth connectivity lets you play media files from your mobile device.
Its amazing products that epson brand was made.. i really like it and enjoy it..Nov 11, 2021 08:13
Take a movie theater wherever you go with the AAXA M7 Mini Projector. With powerful Osram Quad-Cast LED technology and DLP's advanced cinema based imager, the M7 can product stunning 200" images at up to 4K resolution with the native 1080P resolution DLP imager. No need for outlets or power cables, the M7's massive 15,000mAh Battery provides 3 hours of runtime or can charge any smart device in powerbank mode. Mirror any device via the HDMI or USB-C ports or play media through the USB and TF Card Slots thanks to the Onboard Media Player.
This projector is EPIC! I did not expected such brightness and sharpness from a battery projector, and I was wrong. Not as lightweight as the previous AAXA Projector that I had, but the 1080p full HD image quality is totally worth it. Fan noise is there. Perfect for outdoor movie. Recommend!Sep 28, 2021 15:15
Upgrade your home theater setup with this BenQ projector. Its Full HD 1080p resolution and 2200 lumens of brightness deliver clear, sharp images, while the glass optical system enhances detail and contrast. This BenQ projector has a shiftable glass lens for flexible placement, and its low-dispersion lens coating eliminates color fringing.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
I contemplated buying an 85" T.V. for our bonus room, but instead and after countless hours of research, I decided on a projector, a very nice screen, and 4 each 3D glasses. All I can say is: Outstanding!! This projector has it all, brilliant color, outstanding 3D quality, no lag time for streaming, PS4 games are phenomenal and you feel as though you're in the game or the director. I also added a transmitter/receiver instead of an HDMI cable. It works great with exception of some 3D movies. Then I just plug in my HDMI cable.
Bottom line, if you're interested in a large screen T.V. for a fraction of the cost, purchase this truly unique and outstanding projector. Great buy for the money!Feb 15, 2019 16:05
After reading a lot of reviews I gave this one a chance, and I can't be more happy. It works great, excellent picture on the wall, can't wait for my screen to get here. The 10w speaker work fine if you're still deciding on the surround sound, 110' screen on a small room about 12x12, I can only hear the fan when it's all quite.Jul 14, 2018 21:37
This is a great home theater projector. I love this, it is amazing. Picture quality is absolutely amazing. Internal speakers on projectors normally aren't great but this one is the best one I have ever used. Would recommend and would purchase again.Dec 24, 2019 19:33
I have done a lot of research and ended with 3 products (Benq2050A, Optoma HD-143x and LG PF1500w) but finally went with this product which I dont regret.
It has a excellent video quality, Color , Brightness and crystal clear picture in my basement. Mine located in basement with no lights, so I am not be complaint of anything.
So far its doing great!
Please see the attached video - OMG! what a clarityMar 25, 2019 16:47
Great projector for casual gaming and home theaters.
Quality is better than I expected. Good contrast and color.
Super easy to use.
Projector itself runs pretty hot but I haven't had any issues with it. Definitely need to keep it well ventilated.
Very nice having all the different input options. Sound quality straight from the projector isn't terrible but I would certainly recommend a sound bar or speakers.
Input lag is very minimal which is also a bonus for anyone concerned about gaming.Nov 03, 2021 10:59
This DLP projector has a great image and I did not perceived any rainbow effect. For me the 1080p resolution is perfect because of my content, sitting distance and since it’s not replacing my tv, so it’s more for watching movies.
Brightness is decent with some light, but better suited for darker rooms. I use it inside and outside.
The rear USB is helpful to power streaming devices connected to the HDMI. It has outdoor our only via 3.5mm, no optical, this is more designed toward receiving video signal.
Make sure to place attention to the installation distance to ensure it works with your room setup, considering ceiling fans or light fixture to clear.Oct 02, 2020 17:22
Great projector for both gaming and watching movies. and can do it during the day (with curtains shut) too!Oct 01, 2021 15:59
Recently purchased the HT2050A after thorough research. My room setup requires a lens shift function which this projector has, so made my job easier with installing the unit to the ceiling. The projector I consider light weight and looks good with the white/grey colors. I have read many articles and review about the device and I have to say those are telling the truth, this projector is fantastic!!! Excellent colors out of the box, more than plenty lumens for a room with some ambient light (in SmartECO mode!!). Fan noise is OK, it wont bother you during regular use (I connected the unit through a receiver, did not test yet the internal speaker). The remote with the backlit function is a superb feature, makes controlling the device super easy. I am using the projector on a 120” motorized white screen from ~14foot distance, I am simply amazed by the huge, sharp, colorful and bright picture. With current pricing the HT2050A is an excellent choice, you cant go wrong with it. Much better deal than a similar priced 50-60in LED TV, once you try out this projector, you will never turn in your old TV!!Nov 14, 2018 22:30
Get ready for a whole new home cinema experience. Experience immersive detail from any angle with the 130-inch wide screen, while crystal 4K resolution provides staggeringly crisp images and optimized color expression.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
This is my 3rd laser ultra short throw project. The technology has finally evolved to a point where regular front projectors become obsolete. The image quality in terms of color, contrast, motion and resolution are breathtaking when matched with a Screen Innovation short throw screen. As usual, I ordered the whole package from Best Buy / Magnolia. I have used BB installation services many times and this time there is also no surprise, Great products, great service. Five ***** STARs.Nov 01, 2021 00:30
So i was pretty hesitant to drop that dollar amount into the unknown - claiming 4k results... that said, our family is very impressed. you will find it hard pressed to find flaw with the picture quality when paired with the ust screen (i am using the si screen option). i went 120" due to simple room capabilities and have not looked back. bb magnolia set everything up after exhaustive research related to room / screen height etc. we are having countless movie nights and havnt looked back since.Sep 26, 2021 09:51
Samsung Lspt9 is amazing! Very happy w/picture quality/detail even w/o screen. Screen takes it to another level of awesome! software easy to use with wifi. I would set up “Smarthings” app for remote mobile device right away, remotes are very difficult to get right now even direct from Samsung if soemthing happens to original.Oct 23, 2021 08:16
Holy Sweet Moses Malone! We fired this bad boy up and oh... my... gersh!! Wildly exceeded our expectations. It’s like being at the movies but, without the sounds of people eating popcorn, coughing, and walking in front of you. We love it!Apr 14, 2021 06:50
Very bright Projector. Colors are like an OLED tv. I paired it with the 120 inch XY Pet Crystal screen. Doesn't always connect to wifi. Have to frequently unplug and plug it back in to connect, but i am gettimg an apple tv for it when Magnolia does the media room installation.Apr 16, 2021 15:45
Great service, the tech team was on time and very professionalNov 05, 2021 15:37
Easily one of the best projectors I've ever owned. The speakers are a bit flat sounding compared to a 7.2 surround sound set up, but they sound better than most soundbars. The picture is very bright, even with ambient light. Make sure to get an ALR (ambient light reflecting) screen if you're in the market for an ultra-short throw projector.Oct 30, 2020 10:14
This thing is all-around beautiful. Very sleek design that can fit into almost any decor. The picture is very sharp with crisp colors at 120". For those of you who are casual gamers, I've been using this with my PS4. I've played a ton of MLB The Show 21. The input lag isn't very noticeable. It may have a better response than my old 65" 4K Sony TV. I'm not much for FPS games, so I can't speak on that at this time. I haven't noticed any stuttering, ghosting, or lag when watching movies or streaming.
There are only 3 drawbacks I've found so far.
1. It's so expensive I flip out anytime my kids get near it. We actually put a baby gate around it to protect it.
2. There is no boom in the sound. It's very clear audio, but absolutely no bass. It's really meant tobe used with surround sound or equivalent.
3. It's a pain to center up on your screen. I'm sure it's the same issue with all ultra short throw projectors. It does have adjustable feet.
All-in-all my buyer's remorse wasn't too bad so I guess it was a reasonable purchase for my conscience to handle. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who can afford it and want a giant beautiful image on their wall.Sep 08, 2021 23:47
Project images with stunning pixel structure using this Optoma short-throw laser projector. The 0.50:1 throw ratio is suitable for space-constrained rooms, letting you project up to 100-inch images from only a few feet away, while auto keystone correction provides quick image adjustments for hassle-free installation. This compact Optoma short-throw laser projector supports Blu-ray 3D for immersive 3-D movie experiences in the comfort of your home.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreOptoma projectors are a clear choice.Check out the lineup and see which projector is right for you.Learn more about Optoma
Absolutely phenomenal picture quality and brightness! Far exceeded my expectations. I'm rear projecting on a 21-foot inflatable screen on my pool deck. Even with bright flood lights on, the picture remains very clear and able to cut through the ambient light. Great short throw and fills screen perfectly. If I had to complain about anything, it's a little challenging to keystone the image just right. Even the slightest adjustment physically has a huge effect. Also, shipping took almost 4 weeks! I did a ton of research before choosing this. You won't be disappointed with this projector.Aug 30, 2021 21:44
This is an exceptionally bright Projector due to it laser light source. It also turns on from a cold start much faster than traditional lamp models. Setup can take some time given the short throw design, as very small placement adjustments make for large changes in the image. You need to get the projector in the EXACT right spot exactly perpendicular to the screen for optimal results. Also, a permanent screen will result in a better picture than a portable screen like mine, as small imperfections with respect to flatness will show up as distortions like waviness. Overall, I'm really happy with the purchase.Aug 08, 2020 09:36
Amazing projector. All my friends wished that they had this one vice what they have. Only thing that is difficult is that it comes with no operators manual so you have to download it from the manufacturer site and a little difficult to figure out but once you figure it out you will be very pleased with your purchase. I use it for movies, sports, video games and golf simulator. Might be overkill if you need something for presentations but will work for that as well.Mar 05, 2021 20:45
It's awesome! We bought this for my parents to use and it's been great! We have no negative thing to say about the item, the only thing we recommend is getting a speaker to go with the projector!Jul 16, 2021 15:44
works great! just as described A+++item as advertised. quick ship. very satisfied. thanks!Jul 03, 2021 12:08
This is our first projector; we purchased it for outdoor movie theater use, after extensive online research.
We definitely wanted a short-throw projector, and the GT1090 produces a fantastic throw-ratio for our 120" screen.
While one can argue that laser projectors might not be ideal for movie rendition, (and yes, we have had one occasion where we could see small rectangular subdivisions within our movie-picture), we are absolutely delighted by the crisp, bright picture.
Outdoor viewing during the setting of the bright Florida sun has been just as clear and easy as indoor viewing during a bright day in a room with ample windows and small blinds.
Even with high outside temperatures in Florida, we ave not had any issues with the unit overheating.
This is a complex machine with lots of options and customizable settings. So, here comes a small gripe: for such a machine, reading a manual comes in handy and should be included with the package - but it is not. We support efforts to be better to our environment. Or is the manufacturer trying to save on weight/shipping cost? In any case, now we had to go on a rather extensive, not very intuitive treasure hunt on the Optoma website, until we finally discovered the correct manual. We downloaded and printed the beast, and are now more competent in navigating its menus, many of which are overall fairly clear and intuitive.
On a few occasions, we have had connectivity issues, where the projector would repeatedly rapidly skip past the HDMI input source we had connected. Usually, after turning all devices off and back on, and trying again, the connection would eventually work.
The remote lights up when a button is pressed - very helpful as the evening progresses.
At this price point, a lens cap should be included with the machine - alas, it is not.
We appreciate the many options for connecting a variety of devices (in and out).
The built-in speaker is better than some other projector speakers, but it remains just that - a built-in projector speaker. We usually connect a signal-splitter and our Bluetooth earbuds - that way we enjoy great sound, and the neighbors do not get bothered.
Again, we have not owned any other projectors; but compared to those in my workplace (school), I am very pleased with the Optoma GT1090.Dec 26, 2020 14:17
Great projector that should last a longtime. Recommended if the price is right for you.Nov 07, 2020 07:52
I got this after some hiccups of owning the step down model: the GT1080HDR. So my review would heavily mention the differences of the two.
So far, I can say that this is definitely an upgrade! Contrast is better and pictures pop out more! This thing is definitely bright and does not require every light source turned off to reach its picture quality potentials! I have this on my living room adjacent to the kitchen, and even when the kitchen is at its brightest, this projector is still making vivid pictures on my 110" projector screen! The short throw is another feature I love. It only takes about close to 4 ft to make a beautiful 110" image. The projector also has auto keystoning, which is not perfect but almost nearly there that you don't have too much left.
This thing also supports 3D! all you need is DLP active 3D glasses! I got 4 pairs of glasses from amazon for about 30 bucks. I still have a collection of 3D blu-rays and I enjoy reliving them on a biga$ screen!
This thing has speakers, but don't rely on them. Kinda defeats having a big screen but listening to small mediocre sound. the speakers are not bad but they aren't immersive either. they sound rattley and tinny. The projector has no ARC support or optical out, so if you like a surround sound experience, better find a work-around. I managed to have all my video connections to my receiver, then connected to this projector.
overall Im very happy with this purchase as its a huge step up experience to my entertainment center! Im glad i got this than the usual TV upgrade.Now I have a personal movie theatre! that's awesome!Oct 22, 2020 04:03
Enjoy modern presentation and entertainment with this Epson PowerLite home cinema projector. The Epson 3LCD chip supports 4K content delivery and 2500 lumens of color brightness for image quality, while a lightweight remote control makes for convenient wireless operation. This Epson PowerLite home cinema projector comes with a wireless HD transmitter and AC adapter for quick setup.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
Firstly I want to talk about my experiences with the Wireless Transmitter, because I did a ton of searching on this feature an entire year before buying and rarely found anything.
It WORKS! No lag, I've probably lost connection 2 times both during gaming, and it was only for 5 seconds if that. Not a complaint in the slightest I actually feel relieved that's the only issue I've come across. I read some people saying it didn't work for them at all... Def. feel for them, those comments made me nervous, but I again... couldn't be happier with my experience.
Owned it for about over a month... Again I love it, not disappointed in the slightest. I love everything about the entire product. Could not be more pleased. I have the projector well off from being centered onto my 120inch screen, the lens shift feature makes that a non issue.
I have the projector about 11 feet away from my screen, I believe that is the biggest (120inch) you will get at that distance.
Picture is exactly as everyone praised it to be, Beautiful! I have big windows that let in a nice amount of sunlight, it does dull the picture so playing or watching dark games or movies will usually be a no go (Avengers End Game looking at you)
I'm looking to buy a spare Bulb, but Epson's website never seems to restock and I cant seem to find one on Best Buys website.
I'm hoping that wont be an issue for a long, long while yet.
All I can say is if you are looking at this Projector, then you're already on the right path. I do not regret spending the money it was a well worth investment and I would do it again.Sep 07, 2019 19:49
I was very hesitant to spend this much on a 1st time projector it has been a great experience. The wireless HDMI has made life so much easier, the sound bar the firestick and even the PlayStation play through them, The PlayStation has had zero lag FIFA played effortless and the kids enjoyed fortnite on a 110 inch screen. and best thing about it is no wires to worry about I recommend this, if you have the means to afford it.Oct 06, 2020 14:30
I've owned 5 epson projectors this is by far the best I've ever seenAug 29, 2020 13:55
It’s a really good projector we really love it Absence makes the best projectorApr 02, 2021 18:04
Bought this after doing a lot of research and the only difference between Epson6050 and 5050UBE was the color that I could find.Mar 13, 2020 15:39
Phenomenal picture. Plenty of brightness. Amazing black levels. If you have a white screen like most people do the black levels may not show what the projector is capable of doing. I switched to a gray high contrast screen material and now this projector can show off its inky blacks. This might be the best projector on the market at this price point. BTW, The wireless HDMI cannot do 4K at 60Hz, but the wired ports can so all is good!Jan 09, 2021 21:56
We had a prior Epson model that gave out 1080 and 3D that we enjoyed but wanted to splurge on the new 4K and we love it. Great contrast ratio!Jan 03, 2020 18:10
It’s a great projector. The one thing I’d say negative is that I bought the UBE version and ended up not needing it. I have the wireless adapter placed beneath the projector and it flickers fairly often. So much so that I’m just going to plug an HDMI in because it’s pretty annoying.Sep 04, 2021 18:01
The VANKYO Leisure 3W Pro Wireless portable projector is ideal for home theatres. The innovative multi-screen interactive system will bring an amazing viewing experience.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
Undestand that is not 1080 so the quality is not the best next time i would get the 1080. The projector works and you cant beat the price.Oct 09, 2021 11:33
very good price very good picture but lacks 2 hdmi inputs very quite. I own 3 projectors 2 Are vankyoOct 23, 2021 21:25
I love my projector! Great for use indoors or out if it's twilight or later. Bought one for my parents as a gift too!Sep 15, 2021 12:05
Vankyo is a reliable brand. Their projectors have great quality, are durable, and last a long time. Customer service is also top tier!Oct 10, 2021 20:56
Great product works amazing customer service is quick and easy!Sep 23, 2021 06:39
A great update to the prior model , it now has WIFI and higher resolution. I just put in my living room and attached google tv to it.
Great for fun movie nights. Also , its really portable and comes in carrying case with all the cables included. The screen mirroring feature is handy while showing photos to friends and family!Aug 25, 2021 13:51
This is the best projector!! It is so easy to use and the picture is great! I homeschooled my grandson and it was so easy to switch between my phone & the computer!!!Sep 30, 2021 13:39
Great product! Awesome picture, easy to set up. I definitely recommend this product if you are looking for a projector!Sep 23, 2021 07:10
Android TV built-in projector for seamless access to content Powered by Google, watch all your favorite streaming channels including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube and more. Sit back, relax and watch movies with this Epson video projector. It offers 2.700 lumens of color & white brightness to ensure vibrant, accurate colors, and its HD resolution delivers crisp image quality at 1080p. This Epson video projector lets you also connect a Blu-ray player or gaming console via an HDMI input for smooth streaming of your favorite media.
Ever since I setup my home theater I have been using Epson projectors and mainly for two reasons, they are affordable and provide an amazing picture quality and overall, an awesome home theater experience. The Epson Home Cinema 2250 1080p with Android TV was no different. It provides great colors, perfect brightness and now you can watch pretty much anything you want with the addition of Android TV. I did run into couple issues, nothing that I could not figure out and finish my setup process. In this review I will go over the issues that I encountered with this unit, the features, PROs, and CONs of the new Epson Home Cinema 2250 1080p 3LCD with Android TV Projector:
UNBOXING AND SETUP:
In the box you will receive the projector with power cable, two remotes (One Bluetooth – remote with all options and one simple IR remote with quick access buttons and volume control and they come with batteries). I setup my projector on a ceiling mount, which was simple and easy to do. Now, this is where I ran into my first issue. Once the projector is powered on the setup process starts with and that is now controlled via android tv. The quick setup process is where you ask google to “setup my device” and google finds the projector and starts to link your account and set it up. Well, the process for me started off good and then it got stuck on copying files and kept getting stuck there. At first, I thought it may have been an issue where it just froze or something, but that was not the case. So, I restarted my phone and did a factory reset on the projector and started the setup process again and yet again it did the same thing and got stuck on copying files for about 20 minutes. So, again I restarted my phone and restarted the setup process but this time I did not my phone to complete the setup but instead used the screen prompts which worked just fine, and I was able to setup the projector. The second issue I came across was trying to setup my soundbar via the Bluetooth. I tired multiple times to connect my soundbar via the Epson menu and it was able to discover the soundbar but would not connect, I am not sure why. But I was able to work around the Epson menu and connect my sound bar directly to the android tv by going into the android Bluetooth options. The android Bluetooth option found and paired with my soundbar on the first try. After those little hiccups I was able to enjoy a nice movie with the family. The whole process along with those hiccups probably took me about 45 minutes to setup everything and be ready to go.
The Epson Home Cinema 2250 projector features a Full HD 1080P display, 2700 lumens, 70000:1 contrast ratio, built-in speaker, 1 HDMI input, 1 audio jack, and built-in and removable android tv with google assistant. The unit measures about 3in H x 12in W x 9.5in D and wight roughly about 6 lbs. The project is mountable and has a built-in mini stand. This projector has a viewable screen size from 33 to 320 inches. The projector has a lamp life of up to 10,000 hours on eco mode and up to 6,000 on normal usage. The projector offers 4 color modes, Dynamic, Bright Cinema, Natural and Cinema. You are also able to adjust the tint, color, saturation, and contrast along with the keystone and focus. Because of android tv you can cast your mobile devices and connect your laptop to the projector.
So, I have been using this projector now for few days and honestly aside from the initial hiccups I have no complaints. I am projecting about 120 in screen that is crisp and clear, the colors are on point and the built-in speaker is decent but not great. I would highly recommend adding an external surround sound or at least a soundbar for that great home theater experience. Since this unit has built- in android tv, I did not have the need to connect any other devices to it, in fact since the android system is so intuitive, I was able to add my own application and just download a few more to suit my needs. The only connection I made was to my ps4 via the HDMI cable and even that was amazing. Playing Modern Warfare on a 120in screen is an experience on it own. The projector is even bright enough to watch in lit room. Also, as I had mentioned the android tv device is also removable from the projector. You can remove it and plug it into any tv oy device that accepts HDMI connections. You will need to get a separate power supply for it if you decide to remove it. The only concern I had with the unit was that the fan is a little loud, not loud enough to ruin your experience or even that you hear it when watching a movie or anything, but when nothing is playing you can hear the fan running.
Clear and Crisp Display
FAN NOISE – NOT TOO BAD THOUGH
Overall, this is definitely a good choice for when it comes to home cinema projectors, along with the addition of android tv makes this projector really intuitive. It is simple to setup, aside from my original hiccups, and easy to use. You will love the colors, and the image quality this projector provides. I would recommend you check out this projector if your are in the market for one.Nov 01, 2021 15:52
- first thing about this Epson 2250 that it’s bright! most people look at the lumens level and would say oh it’s only 2700 lumens i’ve seen higher, please ignore those people, some also doesn’t know certain projectors doesn’t offer an equal lumen level like this one, 2250 has 2700 color lumens and 2700 white brightness lumens, that’s is where you want to focus on.
- an LCD projector, some people says a DLP projector looks better but, I wouldn’t personally think this LCD projectors looks amazing of what it can do.
- Epson do have a $800 2150 while this seats about $999, what’s the difference? I believe the 2250 home cinema have a much better contrast, and buy using this it definitely shows.
- 2250 home cinema is a 1080 and can also output 4k, yes it can output 4k but of course would be downscale to 1080, do way I figured this out is by connecting the xbox series x console
- this does not support HDR in couldn’t image how even brighter this would get, but it’s something I care about on projectors
- Epson 2250 fan can get pretty loud when you have this set dynamic mode, its so bright during this mode so I highly recommend adjust the color temperature and give you self a little warm tone, but during eco mode it gives you a much quieter fan noises. eco mode still provide me the brightness I need and I don’t feel like i’m over killing the projector, and should make the bulb last longer as well.
- the 2250 does come with built in mono speakers, I would highly recommend to atleast connect it external speaker or maybe through bluetooth, it’s nice to have but who want to watch 100” movie with the built on speakers, you would want a bigger sounds
- there only 1 HDMI and there is another HDMI plug but it’s where the android tv device is connected into, but if you don’t want that, you can also replace it with the older small fire stick.
- in the box it comes with two remotes, one for controlling the projector the other is for use during android tv, I personally don’t even touch the android tv remote, it’s pointless, you can just put that to the side and use the regular remote since you can control your whole android tv experience on the same remote
- from the picture quality for me as a user, the quality was great, I could easily play video games with this projector without a problem of how the quality might look, so far is a great 1080p picture
- about gaming this can easily be use if you want to chill and play some single player games, wouldn’t recommend any competitive play but if you want to go ahead, input lag shouldn’t be that bad unless you really want to be technical about it
- inside the setting you do have tons of options on how you want to set the picture quality, I would really like to calibrate this and get the best image quality as much as I can get to, I might have to wait on that, from the box it already looks great.
- non backlit remote, and it looks cheap, most of the time people would use this during the dark, so a backlit remote would have been nice, specially you paying $999 for this device
- wish it came with PC port, yes I understand most PC/ Laptop nowadays comes with HDMI but having a dedicated input would have given us an extra option to work with
- overall for the price of $999 I think it’s great projector, people might say it’s only 1080p for $999, not all projector is created equal if you feel like a cheaper 1080p could be better for then go right ahead, but epson home cinema 2250 would not disappoint, great looking picture/ contrast it’s small enough that’s it’s easy to transfer, with the built in android tv it does gives you more option to watching your favorite app and media with plugging anything at the back.Nov 03, 2021 19:00
I have owned a couple projectors before to take camping or have a movie night in the backyard during summer. It was ok with it's 800x600 resolution and sound that only came out of the projector. But this Epson Home Cinema 2250 is like having a 10 foot Android TV in a little box.
The setup is super easy. If you have an Android phone just pair your phone to the projector and follow the prompts to connect your projector to your WIFI. Then put in the batteries and connect the remote to the projector. Very simple and you are ready to watch.
The projector comes with many apps downloaded already but you can add apps from your phone during setup too. On top of the popular apps like Netflix, YouTube and Prime, I was able to add my favorite apps like The Sunday Ticket, MLB TV and NBA League pass apps so I could watch all my sports on this awesome projector.
The connections on the back are very simple (once you find them). Pull off the cover that looks like a speaker cover and you will find 1 HDMI port and an audio out port which you will not need if you have a Bluetooth speaker. Yes you can connect a speaker close to where you are projecting to get the sound like it is coming out of the picture like on a TV. No more hearing the sound coming from behind you while you are watching a movie or show in front of you.
The picture from the projector is great. Even in a sunlit room ( see pic), just tweaking the brightness, contrast and color will produce an awesome picture.
When not using the apps on the projector I just hook up my DIRECTV box to the HDMI port and can watch whatever I want wherever I want. I haven't mounted the projector in 1 spot because I like to move it around. During summer out by the pool, camping by the lake or relaxing in my living room. Just get a 100" screen, a Bluetooth speaker and you've got entertainment anywhere you want.Nov 08, 2021 14:13
Review of Epson Home Cinema 2250 1080p 3LCD Projector with Android TV
The Home Cinema 2250 at glance is simple to start to using right out of box. Just plug in, connect to WiFI, and start watching movies and videos available in Google Movie, or Youtube, built in Google Assistance, and Bluetooth connection. This and the Wireless connection makes it great and flexible device.
The image quality is brilliant and sharp if the video is 1080p. Watched 4k movies and doesn’t disappoint although the projector is not 4K.
It has single HDMI input, analog audio port 3.5 mm stereo, micro USB-B Service Only, and two remote controls, and a built in speaker of 10W. 2,700 lumens of color and white brightness, and color modes Dynamic, Bright Cinema, Cinema and Game. These just to mention few of the H/W attributes.
Full specifications from the brand at
The unique of the projector is Android TV and how it work with the projector part. The experience of using Android TV is similar if not same to rest of streaming devices and platform available in the market. It comes pre installed Google Play, Netflix, Youtube, Youtube Music, Prime Video and Kodi.
As alternative, it can be used with second streaming device not supported in Android TV connecting with HDMI, and still can experience same excellent quality of video.
The only downside and that I find it impact highly in the experience is the projector if not the Android OS doesn’t seem to handle well the bluetooth connection.Watched movie having projector connected the sound via bluetooth with speaker. And there are some daily usage cases for which the bluetooth is not stable. This is:
1. Watching from Projector streaming, switching between app and watching video, the sound doesn’t stay connected to the speaker.
2. Turn off, and next day turn on to start watching, and need to connect manually again.
3. Using second streaming device connected via HDMI, the sound doesn’t seem to pass through to the projector bluetooth connection. Need to have dedicated connection of sound in the alternative streaming device, if not the sound would come from the projector speaker.
The the use of remote control that comes with it, it is not big deal, but not bad, within standard experience.
For last, for the back of the projector, it comes with a cover. However if it is used with HDMI, can’t be covered.
It does as designed to do for high quality image for big screen without having to use a streaming device separately. But for users that rely on bluetooth connection for sound system.Nov 05, 2021 18:29
This projector is a definite improvement in two areas from my previous two Epson Projectors.
First, the app support on the Android TV built into the unit out of the box is great and just about every multimedia app is available. This is a great improvement from the app support on a more portable projector from about a year ago, where not all major apps were available, and had to add a streaming stick to get everything we use.
Second, on our older more permanent mounted projector, it did not have an easy way to output sound from the projector to external speakers. This one has a standard stereo 3.5mm jack AND you can also pair bluetooth speakers to it. Big improvement.
This thing is bright, 2700 lumens on this along with the 70,000 to 1 contrast ratio does a good job even in lighted rooms.
The bluetooth remote is basic, but does the job for both the Android TV streamer and the projector. The one thing about the remote that could be improved is the button to switch between android tv and the HDMI input could have been labelled "HDMI". Thats the most common request I get, is asking how to switch it from one to the other.
The second remote, for the Android TV only seems to be an Infra Red controller. Its explained that this can be used if you take out the Android TV from the projector and use it elsewhere. I was kind of surprised that is an option, but good on Epson for letting us have the ability to swap out streaming sticks, and giving a dedicated remote for that use "just in case".
The picture is very clear and bright and was able to be adjusted easily on my ceiling mount which is off angle a bit. So keystone adjustment worked well. This image looks very good for being 1080p non-hdr LCD tech. One of the best images I have had from any projector.
The google setup for the android streamer took longer to move my google account info from the cloud to the device than I thought was reasonable, I thought it was frozen, but just waited a bit longer and came back and it was all done.
The menu graphics for the projector looks very 1990's Epson, but then again, they have always looked very 8 bit graphics on every Epson video device I've ever owned. Some designer will take a step forward into the current century eventually.
The storage space for apps on the Android TV is very adequate, for many video only apps.
I really like this projector and every family member notices the improvement in the picture quality. I would recommend this to others who use multiple video streaming services and need a new projector.Nov 07, 2021 11:36
I am very impressed with how good this projector is. The picture quality is outstanding. The projector is very easy to set up and comes with 2 remotes. One remote is for the streaming device and the other operates the projector and the streaming device. Not sure why there are two as the remote that operates both takes care of all the functions you need. The unit has built in Android TV for streaming pretty much everything someone would want. It works great and is very easy to use. I like to use a Roku Streaming Stick + so I installed mine in the only HDMI port on the back of the projector and it recognizes it when I turn on the projector. The projector has audio out through a 3.5mm cable or you can connect via Bluetooth. I have a pair of powered Bluetooth speakers with dual subwoofers that I connected and it works perfect with no delay. The speakers automatically connect when I turn on the projector. There is a built-in speaker in the projector that sounds fine but is not a substitute for a soundbar or full audio system. I think it would be good if you are using the projector outdoors. The projector comes with a quick setup guide but the information is very limited as to the features and functions the projector can do. I would highly recommend going to the Epson website here and reading what can be done with this projector.
The owner’s manual is 132 pages long just to give you an idea of what you will find available for this projector. The projector has a claimed 2700 ANSI lumens of brightness and is extremely bright. I actually have it set at 50% of maximum and in Eco mode. I recently installed black out shades in the room I am using this in that is 14’ X 12’ and am projecting it on the 12’ wall at 120”. The picture is bright and the black levels are outstanding. The color accuracy is the best feature of this projector. I have both a 65” and 75” Sony Z9D TV and this projector is surprisingly close to the picture quality of both of the Sony’s. The projector can do 3D. I still need to buy a set of 3D glasses to test this feature and am looking forward to that. I must say I am shocked at how good this projector is considering the price. I would highly recommend considering this projector if you are looking for a great theater experience.Nov 07, 2021 09:52
For home use I feel like this hit all check marks of a basic home cinema projector. 1080p is good enough, yes would I like better sure, but I have absolutely zero issue with clarity even when the screen size is well over 150” on the wall. They say up to 330” but I can’t test that big in my house.
The speaker is loud and actually really decent. I was surprised with how decent it is, I mean you know it is coming from one direction and it is definitely lacking in true depth, but it isn’t tinny and it gets loud enough to satisfy everyone in the room. There is an Aux out that works perfectly with the remote for volume. You can also connect a Bluetooth speaker however the volume is controlled by the Bluetooth device not the remote control for the project. I love how it is everything in one package, I through it on a table in the loft and put Mario kart on the wall and that is by far the best way for kids to play Mario kart I feel like when the screen is just giant. I hooked up the Nintendo via the HDMI port. Those are the only two ports, an HDMI and Aux port. Partly the reason for this is that AndroidTV is built into the project which is absolutely amazing. The projector remote is an androidTV remote all in one which makes it a little easier since you aren’t trying to keep track of two different remotes when you plug in a fireTV or whatever to a regular projector. One nice thing about AndroidTV is that you can easily use it as a chromecast, so I have all of our apps setup on the projector itself (Hulu, fuboTV, Netflix, etc.) but I can also cast a video to it if I don’t have the remote handy.
The brightness of the project is great indoors. You can easily see it with the lights on. Don’t try to use it outside until the evening as the sun washes out the picture.
Overall, my favorite thing about this projector is that I can put it away and take it out with little effort. No going and finding a speaker and cord. I pull it out of the closet, plug it in and use the remote to throw on the hockey game on a giant screen across the entire wall of our loft.
Also, watching the latest superhero movies on a 150” screen with the kids is almost like going to the theater, especially when I hook up the speaker bar and base via the aux.Nov 07, 2021 21:31
The Epson Home Cinema 2250 is the best of both worlds, combining the size flexibility of a projector with smart features commonly found only on traditional TVs. It is an excellent 1080p projector with Android TV built-in, allowing you to have a huge screen with all the smart features and applications that you would normally expect on modern TVs.
The Android TV operating system is extremely responsive and fast and allows you to download all the apps available through Google's app store to your TV and quickly and easily browse the apps and programs that you want to watch. Most apps have a feature where you can easily select shows you have been watching straight from the home screen of the Android TV, which makes it so you don't have to go into the application to resume shows you have been watching or to watch recommended videos. With an Android phone, you are also able to make use of Google's Chromecast feature and share apps that support it straight to your projector.
The built-in speakers aren't the best in the world but they're not that bad either, they are more than capable of cutting through the noise of the projector and are completely usable if you don't want or don't have an external speaker of some sort. The projector is capable of connecting to external speakers using Bluetooth or a 3.5mm audio output. I would have liked for it to have an HDMI output so you could connect to an external speaker using HDMI eARC allowing you to control an external speaker using the included remote. But with only an HDMI input you would either have to connect to an external speaker using Bluetooth or the 3.5mm jack.
One feature that came in handy for me was the +-30 degree angle correction which allows you to put the projector slightly towards a corner and angled at your wall while still having a distortion-free image. This allowed me to put the projector out of the way and to still have a clear picture without affecting the aspect ratio or causing distortion of the image.Nov 04, 2021 09:23
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As an adjunct member of faculty for more than one undergraduate institution, I have often had to teach my classes in conditions that were...less than ideal. After one painfully awkward weekend when I had to teach a course in a defunct "education center" where none of the on-hand AV support was actually functional, I took matters into my own hands with the purchase of a fairly popular and very well-reviewed pico protector. The convenience was undeniable--a little square box that fit in my palm simply hooked into my laptop and I was back in business--no matter where the job would take me. The problem was that I was sacrificing picture quality and projection performance for portability and convenience, something that the Epson Pro EX7280 would throw into sharp relief this past weekend when I prepared for an upcoming class in one of my institution's multi-purpose rooms.
These side-by-side images of one of my old PowerPoint decks were captured at a throw distance of approximately 9 feet onto identical white boards after 15 minutes of lamp warm-up in full ambient room lighting. The results speak for themselves...compared to my pico projector, the Epson is able to render a much larger, well-focused image at the same distance with greater pop, color accuracy, and brightness--PERIOD. In fact, the Epson's color reproduction, brightness, and high-contrast capabilities made the projected image look identical to the slide deck I was editing on my laptop, which helped take the guesswork out of any image rendering or visibility concerns I might have to factor into my presentation before actually throwing it up on the screen. For grins, I also ran a high definition movie stream from my laptop; again, the image quality was exceptional, even with the reduced WXGA resolution hiding a bit of detail on screen.
Usability was also excellent, especially if you're purchasing this projector to use for travel rather than in stationary, board/meeting room-style or permanent ceiling-mount scenarios. A full-featured remote control is provided, but all controls are also accessible from the unit itself (especially useful in case the projector is hanging upside-down from the ceiling). Handily, there is a horizontal keystone correction slider that is just as intuitive as the nearby zoom and focus adjustment rings for those times when your screen isn't precisely centered in front of the projector bulb; horizontal and vertical keystone correction is also available through the projector's menus and can be customized based on any combination of elevation and tilt I could manage. Along with the effortless, push-button release of the front elevation support rod, I particularly appreciated the 'A/V Mute' slider at the front of the projector housing--this physical slider cuts and covers the projector bulb and mutes any running audio without having to fully turn off the projector so it will still be ready to project an image on a moment's notice. Additional discrete controls on the remote thoughtfully cover the gamut of quick-change settings like volume (as well as AV Mute) and zoom, source selection, aspect ratio, color mode, split screen and screen freeze.
With so much going for it, what's not to like? For starters, the Epson Pro EX7280 is billed as a "compact" projector, which is maybe being a bit generous. It's not overly bulky or heavy, and it *is* easily transportable in the provided carrying case, but there's no getting around the fact that this projector is simply not going to stow in your backpack or overnight bag the way a sexy little pico projector might. But again, the tradeoff is that you're actually getting far more usable and useful projection performance for your audience. The included speaker is serviceable, but only just--anything more than a few tables away and your listeners will probably still be struggling to hear anything save for non-complex soundtracks (think: spoken word) in a perfectly silent room. Like any high-power projector, fan noise is audible though not unreasonable for a projector of this size.
Finally, even though input resolution can run all the way up to 4K, the biggest Achilles heel of the EX7280 is the native WXGA resolution of the LCD displays...the Epson simply cannot render anything at greater than 1280x800. This 16:10 aspect ratio is actually well-suited to many modern business/professional environments as it's far more friendly to navigating taller webpages and office documents than a 16:9 display. Furthermore, complex images and videos will actually look wonderful because the sources are being down-rezed to a lower resolution where scaling errors, ringing, and other types of image enhancement/video processing are more difficult to spot. However, a quick comparison between even the 1080p screen on my laptop and the image projected on the screen in my classroom revealed a loss of detail in multimedia streams that may be a factor for you if this projector is to serve double duty for both productivity and leisure (i.e. home) projection needs. Very dense areas of text can also look noticeably jaggy simply because the projector has reached the limit of its resolution and has no more pixels left to render the crisp/sharp edges of onscreen text. Again, however, this issue was really only a concern for dense areas of very text-heavy content; a typical PowerPoint or other mixed-media presentation would likely not reveal this shortcoming so readily.
Overall, the EX7280 is a very capable, professional-caliber multimedia projector with outstanding color, contrast, and imaging performance even in very well-lit rooms. The fact that you COULD also add a Roku or Chromecast device to the back end and run a movie or two from the projector is a bonus; but the real draw here is the premier image quality that is every bit as engaging and effective on the road as it would be suspended from the ceiling in a professional conference room-style installation. Definitely recommended!May 07, 2021 18:03
I got this projector for my wife to use in her classroom and she loves it. It is much sharper and easier to use than her smart board. She has received lots of comments from her students on how clear her lessons look. She was also able to use it to play video examples of problems from YouTube, which also look great.
- Great picture quality. Images are sharp and bright.
- Easy to setup (MacBook Pro recognized it immediately)
- Image needs minimal adjustment and controls are straight forward.
- Included remote and built-in speaker are convenient
- Very quiet and no temperature issues running all day
- Includes a carrying case with a shoulder strap and a side pocket (with enough room for cables, the instruction manual, and the remote).
- Built in lens cover
Things to Consider
- Speaker is convenient for a quick video as part of a presentation, but depending on the size of the room/noise level you may need a more powerful sound system.
- No audio/video cables are included.
- The carrying case is padded, but it appears to be for lite use. You should be careful when transporting it and you may want a hard case or one with thicker padding to protect the projector if you are taking it on a plane trip or the like.
I would recommend. This projector is easy to transport and set up with great results. It is holding up great so far under moderate daily use and frequent trips between home and school.May 05, 2021 00:06
After our trusty projector started nearing the end of its usefulness at work, I started to look for a replacement. I use this in a classroom setting for both my students, and for when I need to hold trainings for other teachers. We needed something that would be clear, even with all of the lights on in the room.
Build quality is what you would expect from your typical Epson projector. Sturdy and easy to use with the included remote or buttons on the unit. It has all of your common adjustments, including the little leg at the front of the unit to tilt it up, zoom image, and focus dials. As a bonus, it also comes with a handy, padded carrying case which is very convenient for my use case. My last projector did not have this case, and I was left to carry it in a backpack.
Image quality is great for trainings / lessons. Text and images are very easy to read, and it is plenty bright to be easily seen in a well lit class, conference room, or library. Our last projector would require that we lowered the lights to be seen clearly, that is not the case with this one.
You have your typical connections to project images; HDMI, VGA, etc. I had no problem connecting this to my windows desktop, MacBook, and iPad. I can easily recommend this to anyone looking for a bright, clear projector to use for meetings.May 02, 2021 18:25
This projector is similar to most other projectors. Being a previous owner of a projector for my home garage and setting one up for my company, I have some experience with them. To be honest, this one doesn’t have any fancy bells or whistles that really make it stick out, but its an Epson and I have yet to be disappointed in any Epson I’ve owned or used before.
The first thing I noticed about unpacking this was it came with a carrying case, very convenient. The projector is a medium size compared to other projectors, but the case makes it much more portable especially since I’d like to have this on-hand when going out to clients places, doing sales presentations and videos, something I wish I had at my last job where we show-cased our company and product line on a very regular basis. Its quick setup and fires my laptop screen anywhere easily, even on a blank wall. It is exceptionally bright at 4000 lumens with a clear picture. I’ve tested out different scenarios and backdrops around my house so that I can get comfortable with it before taking it out. I’ve attached a picture of me testing it out at 140” in my living room. Also impressive, is its capability of reaching 320” maximum screen size, even though I don’t really have anywhere ideal to test this out yet, I plan on doing so the first chance I get.
I’ve played videos, Powerpoints, AutoCAD demo’s, different types of office documents on it with everything looking great on it. Some things look a little blurry at first depending on how its setup, but the quick access to the manual zoom and focus make it easy to tune keeping it crystal clear, even without a white backdrop that’s made for projectors and using a plain wall (see my pic). Colors are good too, even at 140”.
Again, this projector seems to have all the basic features and functionality you find in most projectors. This does have the appearance of a more professional projector than one the smaller home-designed ones. In that regard, some parts of it including the remote and menu seem pretty outdated. Feels like something from early 90s. Power cord is on the shorter side for portable device, its about 5-6ft which limits your positioning unless you carry an extension with you. The built-in speakers are pretty good considering what they are, it was plenty loud listening to my videos in my living room. Depending the size of the room and crowd you are using for your audience, you may want to plan on having an additional source for audio.
Overall, it’s a pretty good projector, versatile for both home and the office, but a bit pricey for what it offers. Again, its an Epson which I’m a big fan of when it comes to projectors. The bulb has a rating of 6000-12000 hours depending if you’re in ECO mode or not, so unless you’re using all day every day, you won’t have to worry about changing it out anytime soon.May 04, 2021 20:43
This is a great choice if you need a professional, portable (or permanent) presentation projector.
Inside the box you will find:
*Soft-side carry case
Once unboxed, set up was a breeze. I don't have any pictures of the machine in use since we are have to check our phones at security. But suffice it to say, the picture is crisp, clean and handles very well in daylight even with lights on. Certainly bright enough for most environments.
On the back you have the usual suspects:
The audio was adequate. Not outstanding, but certainly functional.
The remote offers easy operation from your hand so most adjustments can be made from anywhere in the room.
I really like the portability as I often need to present across campus and it's just easier to carry this than to rely on in-house.
This is an excellent choice. End of the day I would wholeheartedly recommend it to a friend.May 15, 2021 18:57
Whether for the boardroom, meeting room or home office, the Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA Business Projector is a versatile performer, on sale today at Best Buy for $650. Though NOT designed for movie watching at home, it does this well, too, though not in HD.
Features 3-chip, 3LCD technology, it may be used for Zoom video conferencing and can accept 4K content from streaming devices from the likes of Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast through the HDMI port for sharing a wide range of content. Again, the projector is NOT 4K or even High Def, though the image looks great!
**WHAT’S IN THE BOX**
• Power cord
• Wireless remote control with batteries (2AA)
• Soft carrying case with outside pocket and shoulder strap
• Documentation, including quick setup guide and warranty
Following the Quick Setup guide, it was up and running in almost no time. Ports on the back of the unit assure virtually universal connectivity. USB (the square end of typical printer cable in, the other end, USB-A, to a computer), HDMI, VGA, composite audio and video.
Ceiling mount holes are on the bottom.
Send images from connected devices to the projector. These can include slide shows, videos, spreadsheets and other documents, and much more. Using the smartphone app and the settings in the built-in manual, find and control content on a smartphone sent to the projector.
Projecting up to a 320-inch diagonal image, users can control the content source from the smartphone app and from the wireless remote control. With brightness pegged at 4,000 lumens and native resolution of 1280×800pixels (WXGA), the projected content promises to be a good fit for business meeting environments.
A height-adjustable front foot tips the image to the desired place on the wall or screen ahead while keystone adjustment buttons help square off the image from what would otherwise be a trapezoid when the projector is aimed up at an angle or off to one side. The rear feet may be adjusted to compensate for a slightly tilted image.
Atop the unit is a control panel with a series of buttons for manual access and navigation through settings and menus.
The downloadable manual specifies ideal distance and height settings.
**PUT TO THE TEST**
Aimed at a large, blank space high on a living room wall, the image loomed with surprising brightness in daylight. Later, when darkness had set in, the brightness was even more pleasing. Tested with a variety of content in the HDMI port sent by a connected Mac with screen mirroring enabled, we were wowed by the clarity and sharpness of photos, PowerPoint files and videos from online streaming services. Sound sent through the single onboard speaker was loud and clear.
I tried the E-Zoom buttons to resize the image as well as the Freeze button. A second press unfreezes the image.
An option through the smartphone app may come in handy. It is possible to send the camera’s live image to the projector. What could you do with this?
All who watched the demo were pleased, and with the image size of which this projector is capable, we agreed that the results were surprisingly satisfying.
Users may experience better audio, stereo or surround sound, by sending the audio from the source through better speakers instead of to the projector’s single speaker.
The VGA port was not tested nor was connectivity through composite A/V ports.
Put through its paces, I was pleased with the ease of use and the versatility offered in projecting images and in the many options through the menus. Wi-Fi connectivity using the app was a plus, adding value.
If you are still not convinced, search online for “Epson Pro EX7280 manual” that is on the Epson Website to see all the settings and specifications. I’m pretty sure you, too, will like what you read and what you see.
Well done, Epson! Bright, sharp, 3-LCD technology is a good value.
Epson provides a standard 1-year limited warranty, full-unit replacement, along with free technical phone support for the life of the product.May 05, 2021 18:16
REVIEW: EPSON PRO EX7280 3LCD WXGA PROJECTOR WITH BUILT-IN SPEAKER - WHITE
BRIGHT – LIGHT – 1280x800 RESOLUTION
The EX7280 is very bright (4000 lumens) and relatively small, with a good variety of inputs (this thing even has analog COMPOSIT INPUTS). It has a zoom lens, and nice short throw which means you don’t have to mount it 30 feet away from the wall. It will work perfectly fine in the middle of a conference room table.
It is important to note that although it will downscale 4K or HD images, the native resolution is only WXGA, which in projector speak is 1280x800.
While it does connect to your network over WIFI it has too much lag to be of any practical use for wireless presenting, so you will want to have a physical cable like HDMI or VGA.
If you need something bright, more than you need super high resolution, then the EX7280 is worth a look. It is well built, high quality, small, bright, powerful.
SETUP and UNBOXING
As you would expect from EPSON, they make great stuff, it was well packaged, and well protected, and everything is clearly labeled and easy to understand / use. The user interface (from the remote) is a little dated feeling, but easy enough to use right away. One nice feature they do have is that once you connect it to your network you can control all of the settings from your PC or phone. Just type in the IP address on your web browser of the projector.
The sound is perfectly fine for a business projector.
NOTE: It does not support windows (wireless remote) screen mirroring built into Windows 10 or Chromecast on Windows. You have to download and install I-PROJECT for windows, from EPSON which would have to be loaded on all your PC’s that you want to present. Though I don’t recommend using this for remote mirroring, just use a cable.
TIP: You will get the best picture by changing your PC resolution to 1280x800, otherwise, the downscaling (especially from 4K) is not very smooth and makes any text hard to read.
SUMMARY / CONCLUSION / RECOMMENDATION
Figure out what you really need for both brightness, portability and resolution. You can get a pocket HD projector, with only 200 lumens. Or, you can get a GIANT 4K Projector that you can’t easily move around. At 4000 lumens you won’t have to dim the lights or close the blinds in your conference room.
I have one conference room with windows on 3 sides and the light washes out all our projectors and TV’s we have tried. We are not allowed back in the office yet due to COVID restrictions, but I am confident this projector will work just fine there.
It is a fine projector of high quality and if brightness and affordability are your 2 biggest drivers, then take a close look at the EX7280.Apr 27, 2021 17:32
My first impression upon powering up this projector was bright. No need to turn off the lights. It throws an image with exceptional clarity in broad daylight.
Professional enough for presentations in the office. Solid enough for the family at home.
This thing will connect to just about anything. HDMI, USB, VGA, Composite, RCA, and Wireless.
Quick and Easy
It does most of the work for you. Plug in your source and the projector will find it.
Menu options are intuitive and simple to follow.
Small Footprint and Light
It requires minimal space and lightweight. No more than a typical laptop.
Solid and well built.
Comes with a remote control that is responsive and easy to use.
Laptops, Desktops, Windows, Mac, Flash Drives, iPhones, and Androids (I even connected a Linux machine without issues).
I have connected Roku, FireTV, and Dish Network with absolutely no problems.
Has a built in speaker. It is audible but not this products strongest feature and is its most disappointing feature.
Overall this is a fine piece of equipment. I would recommend it to my family and friends. You can get a lot of use in many ways from this projector. This is a review for the Epson Pro EX-7280 Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 30, 2021 22:17
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Not a true 4K projector but uses pixel shifting to display in 4K. Nevertheless you will see no diff. Supports HDR 10. Does not support HDR10+ or Dolby Vision. The best frature in this projector is the Lens shifting (horizontal and vertical) with Lens memory so you can adjuat your lens to fit your screen and save the postion. If you have 2 projector screens like I do (2.35:1 and 16:9), you can make use of this lens shifting feature to fit the image into the screen. Note that the projector does not automatically adjust the image to fit the screen based on the incoming video signal. For example, if the incoming video signal feom your receiver or streaming device is 2:35:1 and you want the projector to use a particular lens position, you have to use the projector's remote to pull the stored lens position from memory and the projector doesn't do it automatically. This is OK for me. I installed the EPSON iProjector app to control my projector. Works really well. I used a ceiling mount and it is not an Epson mount.
See attached pictures of my home theater.Mar 22, 2020 16:20
Paired with the 150 inch screen has a beautiful picture.Oct 29, 2021 17:02
Much brighter picture than Sony or even an Optoma 3200 lumen projector I have seen. Makes it watchable in less than perfect darkness. I still enjoy the extra brightness as well in the dark. Nice sharp picture with its detail enhancement.
If you buy a CinemaScope wider screen (maybe 200/300 bucks) the motorized lens will allow you to eliminate annoying black bars at top and bottom in movies such as Avengers.
Love this projector. Noticeable upgrade from the 4010 in blacks, color, brightness and contrast.
Picture included probably will not do it justice.May 19, 2019 13:18
Amazing projector, it is super bright even in eco mode, the blacks are very good and the contrast is phenomenal! This is the first projector I've ever purchased and was super hesitant because I was afraid the quality would be a let down compared to a tv...I was very, very wrong. Even on a 120" screen(paired it with an Elite screens sable 2b cinewhite 1.1 gain screen) the image is so much better than my old 4k 75" LG tv. Installation was a breeze due to the huge flexibility of the lens shift, you can put this thing almost anywhere in the room and get it lined up to the screen. To make life even easier I recommend the Strong SM-Proj-XL fine adjust mount, can't get it from bestbuy but can be found online for about $250, a little pricey but will make installation super simple if you are doing it yourself, and any adjustments you need to make in the future due to projector movement from heavy bass or slamming doors is as simple as a couple turns on the adjustment knobs. You will not be disappointing. Spend the money you would have thrown away on a more expensive projector for a nice surround sound system for the full theater experience!Feb 21, 2021 00:55
Used a ceiling mount and a silver ticket 120" screen and this beast of a projector is throwing an awesome picture. We've watched several movies and played hours of games. The picture quality is great, bright enough to not require a dark room (still better with a darker room). Setup was easy enough, with a grid for picture alignment and a flexible mechanical lens adjustment all performed from the remote. Fan noise is minimal. I'm no expert, but the setup was easy, picture looks great and was what we had hoped for.Feb 01, 2020 17:06
Set up with an elite screens cinegrey 120 sable frame in an open 20x55x8ft tall rec room; 15’7” throw. With light controlled in the 20x20 theater area, but only blinds to the rear of the room, the screen still looks great.
A little about me, I’m a 40ish dad with older teenagers. I love movies, and know a little about theater setups, but I did a lot of research when setting up my space and choosing my equipment. Took a bit to save up and gather the setup piece by piece, and am very discerning when it comes to value for my money.
I did a ton of research and movie watching on other projectors both above and below the price for the 5050UB. I came to the conclusion that it can’t be beat in terms of value for performance.
Even 3 years after release, this projector is still punching above it’s weight, keeping up with Sony and JVC units costing $2500 more in the categories of lens quality, adjustability/features, color accuracy, contrast, and beating them in brightness, which makes it better for 3D, and ambient light; and beating them in latency, making it useable for gaming.
I debated holding out for an upgraded version, such as laser light source, or native 4K, but with the chip shortage, weak market, and a shift to UST projectors (and kids growing up fast), it doesn’t seem to be coming this year, if ever.
For a dedicated theater setup, I’m glad I spent the extra $1000 over the epson4010, as the gray levels are far superior on the 5050UB. The $1200 price over even the latest 4K DLP gaming projectors from Optoma and BenQ is justified due to contrast and screen adjustment and lens features. Even though you give up latency and native 4K. A quick note about that, the tech articles saying HDR is more important than 4K are TRUE. Don’t get sucked into having to have native 4K at the expense of brightness/contrast/HDR. You can see a sharper picture, but what good is it if the image is washed out?
The contrast on the 5050ub is great with dark shows like Harry Potter, LoTR, and Mandalorian. Even in the evenings when the light is coming through the windows
3D looks great with Avatar, Tron Leacy, and Pacific Rim. These bright colored/high contrast shows are worth watching in 3D over 4K versions. This projector shows 3D without a big dip in brightness. Picky teenagers still appreciate the 3D movies, so hopefully the format stays alive. Do an internet search for best 3d movies. Plenty of reputable tech sites with recommendations.
Gaming has worked great for COD zombies on a Xbox oneS in full and split screen. No real noticeable lag. My son and I can get just as far on the projector as we can hooked up to his TV. This isnt scientific by any means, just a testament to usability. I haven’t tried twitch games like smash bros on Switch.Jul 31, 2021 11:24
I bought this Epson 5050UB projector to replace my 9 year old Epson 6010 PowerLite Cinema Pro projector (in my dedicated home theater), and am very happy with my upgrade. The image is noticeably sharper (using new pixel-shifting technology), and the black areas are noticeably darker (with higher contrast overall).... I highly recommend this projector! :-)Dec 25, 2020 20:42
This is my 5 th projector and the best I've had. I coming out of an epson 5030 that had 24000 hours on it. (Yes that's a lot ) and a 150 in screen. I was expecting a huge difference in picture quality and technology and while the picture is better it's not a night and day difference. The image is very bright. Enough lumens to punch through a lot of ambient light. I have a totally light controlled room but my wife likes some light on while we watch. I also host football almost every week and we have the lights turned up quite a bit. This projector handles the light with no problem. Color is very good right out of the box in several of the different color modes. Contrast and dark scenes are also very good. Much better than the epson 5030 I had before. I really enjoy the motorized lens. Makes set up very easy. Now to what I think could be better. The picture is not as sharp as some other projectors I have seen. Even some that are quite a bit cheaper. At my preferd sitting distance it doesn't really matter. However on my first row a seats it doesn't look as sharp as I think it should. It has some fast motion issues that don't seem to have improved much since my last projector. The better the quality of the signal you send its way, the better. It does great with 4K signals and good quality 1080p. Dish network not so much. But it's more to do with dish's bad signal compressions than the projector. Up converting to 4K is pretty good , about as good as my LG tv. It handles HDR pretty well with easy adjustability to fine tune the levels. Bottom line is , this is great projector for the money. A very well rounded unit that does everything well but not quite perfect in many areas . A lot of flexibility and more than enough light for almost any setup. I've put about 250 hrs on it and I am still very happy with my purchase.Nov 22, 2019 20:45
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ACTUALLY, I would give this an "overall" rating of 4.5 stars because it is more expensive than most all the other pixel shifting 4k projectors out there. Because when you are in the market for 4k and SO many projectors manufacturers say "4k" and are much cheaper, one begins to believe that this must be a high price point to pay. But the others are frankly deceiving the buyer. They are not projecting a 4k image natively but playing with a 1080 HD image -- they are using 2 megapixel chips and shifting them to appear like 4k. But the Sony 325 is NOT pixel shifting. It is true 4k. Every single pixel of your 8 megapixel (4k) image is thrown to your screen at the same moment without the micro lag of pixel shifting and slight refined detail that removes. It does not shift a mirror thousands of times a second to make the same scene appear 4k. Thus the extra $$ in the Sony. But it still may come as a sticker shock to the undiscerning. Picture quality in a light controlled room is just stunning. Colors, clarity and detail are more amazing than I expected. I replaced a Panasonic PT-AE7000U which was a great 1080p projector in its day. It not only had lens memory but it AUTOMATICALLY adjusted to 2.35 aspect ration from 16:9 when the input signal was detected. I am kind of disappointed that the Sony 325 does not auto adjust nor does it even have a memory for keeping the adjustments you make. And yet it is motorized! A simple software addition would have accomplished this, but Sony left it out to separate this model from it's 10k cousin. But that said, it's 10k cousin has the same processor and this unit produces a beautiful picture! And even without memory, switching between widescreen modes is not really that difficult (3 or 4 quick button pushes and you are there --first world problems!). Set up is easy out of the box. Picture looked fantastic. But then if one wants, sub-screen focusing can be calibrated in small quadrants. So if your edges seem soft or your screen surface is not perfect, you can go in a re-focus just those areas to get your image perfect from side to side, top to bottom. Much more than just a universal screen focus adjustment. But give yourself about :45 min to accomplish this. I have attached a couple of photos by my iPhone. Mind you it is sooo hard to justify an image taken by a phone. Just know in real life, the clarity and colorimetry of these photos is 20x better. And finally, lets talk "lumens" of brightness. You will find pixel shifting projectors saying 2000 lumens, or 3500 lumens. And the Sony 325 is only 1500 lumens and costs so much more? From what I understand and have been told, Sony are purists. and perhaps honest. They measure the brightness of lumens with a meter back by the lens...but pointed to the screen! It measures the reflective brightness that your eyes would see! The other manufactures, often just aim the meter at the bulb from the screen and look directly at the lens. Have you ever stood in front of a projector and stared into it...its blinding. Reflected light is much more an accurate reading. Not sure how accurate all of that is, but if it is true, then no wonder my screen looks way brighter than my Panasonic ever did even though it had a higher lumen rating that the Sony 325 does. That is my take on it. If you get it...enjoy it!Aug 07, 2021 12:57
I have other 4k flat screens and the picture on this projector in a light controlled room blows the flats panels away. Extreme detail is visible with lifelike motion in action scenes. It costs as much as some used cars, but since I plan to hold on to this for a decade and use it for the whole family it was a worth while purchase even at the high cost. You have to pay to play when it comes to a true non pixel shifting 4k projector.Sony continues to lead the way with the best TV tech out there.Sep 24, 2021 05:27
This projector is an amazing projector for the price. I just replaced my Sony 45es which was a great projector but seeing content in 4k and HDR is on another level! Very happy I stepped up to this.Nov 19, 2021 16:00
I love this product; although I have not had it professionally calibrated I still am getting a great picture.Oct 29, 2021 16:11
I was a little apprehensive at first, but once I dialed in the settings this thing is absolutely gorgeous.Oct 08, 2021 15:18
The products , expertise, and service received were excellent.Jul 03, 2021 12:36
I don't understand why they didn't add hdmi 2.1 ports and features in this year's models. For this much money, I expect it to work well for low latency gaming with hdr and high frame rates. None of their models have this, unbelievable.Oct 04, 2021 03:20
Very clear picture quality. the most notable is the Dynamic HDR Enhancer feature which dramatically improves the look of HDR content.Aug 31, 2021 23:28
Turn media rooms into movie theaters with this Epson Pro Cinema projector. Native 4K resolution makes content look detailed, while a contrast ratio of up to 1,200,000:1 enriches images with deep blacks and vivid whites. This Epson Pro Cinema projector has an advanced 15-element lens that delivers consistently uniform, distortion-free images.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
I waited a long time to upgrade to 4k and even though I know that this is "Faux K" I am truly satisfied with the image quality. I was fortunate enough to have tested it against a native Sony 4K and it was clearly overpowered by the brightness of this Epson and the sharpness is "negligible" at the very best!
I replaced a 5020UB that served me well for many years and is now relegated to outdoor theater duty...
So if you are on the fence.... jump in!Sep 09, 2020 13:59
I purchase the Epson Pro Cinema 6050ub about 5 months ago from another authorize vender after going back and forth between this and the JVC-DLA790r. I have to say I'm very pleased with the decision I made. Even Though the JVC have a slightly better black level, the Epson is brighter with brighter colors and image on screen.
I replace my Epson Home Cinema 4010 with this Epson Pro Cinema 6050ub. The first thing I noticed when I set it up and turn it on was its brightness and vivid colors, even brighter than the 4010. Its basically the same projector, except for the case color and a few notable upgrades. The 4010 has a 200,000:1 contrast ratio and the 6050ub has 1,200,000.1 contrast ratio which is far better. The 6050ub does process the HDR10 more precisely and does pixel shifting more efficiently than the HC 4010. Also this projector upgraded its HDMI ports to 2.0b and accepts the full 18gbps 4k [email protected] I played a few 4k HDR10 content on this projector and I have to say it looks awesome and the image was vivid and bright. The black levels on certain movies looked great. Its on the same level as my previous JVC projector. I think the 6050ub rivals true native 4k uhd projectors Ive seen.Nov 17, 2020 19:26
I absolutely love this projector. The Epson is amazing. I don’t think you can buy a better projector at this price range. It put out a fantastic picture. I have it in my living room on a 150 inch projector screen. The Lumens the colors the quality is just great. Definitely $4,000 dollars well spent.Mar 16, 2020 07:55
I switched to projectors over a decade ago and will never go back to regular TVs. The jump from my Epson 4000 to the 6050ub is absolutely unreal. Can't wait to see how my new Xbox Series X looks on this projector when the console finally comes in. If you are on the fence at all about making the investment in this... do it. You will never want to go back to a TV again.Nov 17, 2021 18:22
Great projector! I have a 150" screen and this provides a perfect picture.Aug 08, 2021 21:20
Solid protector for my current 1080p use. Will be updating my receiver to see how it handles the 4k upscaling soon.Oct 12, 2021 09:53
Awesome product. Would recommend this to a friendAug 22, 2021 13:04
I owned the 5050UB for 2 weeks before trading it in at Best Buy for the 6050UB. Was it worth it? Depends on how much value you put into the extras.
Both projectors are nearly identical. The only differences are as follows:
* 5050UB has a white housing, while the 6050UB has a black housing.
* 6050UB comes with a projector mount, extra bulb, longer warranty, and dust cover for the rear ports. The 5050UB does not have those extras, and the warranty is not as long.
* 6050UB has a claimed improvement in contrast over the 5050UB (1,200,000:1 vs 1,000,000:1). The internals are the same, but the lens on the 6050 may be slightly better to allow for this difference in contrast.
The projector is fairly easy to setup, and is very quiet.
In Eco mode I cannot hear it unless the room is dead silent, even then it's hardly noticeable.
In Medium mode, it's slightly louder but you will most likely not be able to hear it with any sound playing from your TV/Sound System.
On High mode the fan noise will be noticeable during quiet scenes in a movie and may be distracting to some.
Picture quality and contrast are very good, I've been highly impressed with many of the 4K disks I've watched. I can't say how this unit compares to a native 4k projector, but the image is very sharp & bright and there is a very notable difference between watching 1080p content and 4k content. You have control over how much 'up-scaling' the projector applies to the image, and control of tone mapping for HDR sources.
The projector automatically detects HDR, and will implement your chosen tone mapping settings to the image. When no HDR is detected, tone mapping is turned off.
No image smoothing or interpolation is allowed when you are in 4K / Enhancement mode. At the time of this review it can only be turned on when you are viewing a 1080p source and have disabled 4k Enhancement.
Gaming has been very good on this device, allowing for 4K and HDR if the console and game support it. I have not noticed any input lag, and reviews I've seen on the device show it's very gamer friendly in this regard.
The firmware is upgradable via a USB stick.
There is a lot of information on this projector, and the 5050UB on AVS Forums, so I suggest you do more research before making a purchase.
If you don't need all the extras, the 5050UB can be picked up for significantly less and provides a nearly, if not identical picture since they have the same internals. If you do want the extra bulb, mount, and other accessories, or you want your projector in black, the 6050UB is a solid choice. Another good alternative is the BenQ HT5550 if cost is a factor.Jun 14, 2019 12:47
With an immersive 4K HDR3 viewing experience, Epson Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector represents a new generation of digital projection that redefines the everyday television experience by offering a stunning 130" picture. Equipped with proprietary 4K PRO-UHD®2 3LCD technology, Epson Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector produces vivid colors and deep blacks for an exceptionally bright, colorful and sharp picture in virtually any viewing environment. Whether you’re watching a live sporting event, streaming your favorite series, gaming on the latest generation of consoles, or watching a blockbuster movie, Epson Ultra Short Throw Laser Projectior will simply amaze you.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
I got the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 Short Throw Laser Projector to replace an older Epson 3LCD projector that I was using as a multi-media entertainment system. What a world of difference!!! First off, the Laser Projector makes its presence known by its very size and apparent build quality. It is definitely not a portable projector that you want to move often. But it has a very appealing ambiance and design that will compliment any theatre room or game room décor easily if you have an adequate table or desk area. I got the black version of the Laser Projector and it comes equipped with a nice magnetic front plate covering that has a very subtle knit gold, blue, and black thread design. You have to look closely to even know that the plate covering is not just your everyday black/grey knit or plastic covering. It has four small magnets at the corners that make it easy to remove to get to the storage space cover (which has its specific purpose), focus lever, and basic control buttons (menu, enter, volume up/down, home, source, and enter). Hidden behind the front cover are also two 3-inch 10 watt speakers that are a welcomed addition. As mentioned, there is a storage space cover that you must remove to make connections for a HDMI extension cable and USB power cable for the Epson streaming device that is included. Once the connections are made the streaming device is snugly placed and hidden in the storage space. I am not sure why this was integrated into the design in the first place to skip this step of set up, but it works. Now you replace the front cover, plug in the power cable to a power outlet, and set the projector in its resting place. Very Easy setup from start to finish if you are just wanting the one connection which is extremely convenient and clean.
Now if you are wanting to add external video/audio sources, there are additional connections on the back of the projector which looks like the front depending on your perspective. There are two HDMI connections, HDMI1 and HDMI ARC for both audio/video. Included is a LAN for internet, an USB-A, service input, audio out jack, and lastly a RS-232C. The power adapter connection is also located here. On the back is where the lens is located behind lens cap. It has a spherical shape to it which makes for an interesting picture that it projects, I will get into that in a bit. Now that all connections are made and the projector is placed in its home, the real fun begins. I powered it up and immediately was impressed. It started up fairly quickly and came to a prompt instructing to connect the Bluetooth remote. This is where I ran into my first hiccup which is silly… two remotes are included but I was so excited to get started that I failed to get the second (primary) remote that was hidden in a small box of contents. So I was trying to get the remote connected but was unsuccessful because one of the remotes is used only for the apps (a little pointless in my opinion). The primary remote is very user friendly and resembles a Fire TV stick remote with a few more buttons and functions, this would make sense because it is an Android Smart tv projector after all. This remote works for basically everything that I needed and integrated well with all my apps. Ok, now back to the fun. The menu prompt was very clear and crisp after a few minor adjustments of angle and height made by moving the projector manually and raising the adjustable legs at the front end. I also had to slightly adjust the focus with the lever at the front. All said and done, the clarity of just the menu impressed me and the background music of the menu surprised me with the included speakers. So far having everything integrated into one unit was much more impressive and convenient than a stand-alone projector that required external devices to complete the theatre.
After initial set up you get into the meat of the “home theatre” projector. The Epson connected seamlessly to my WIFI network, signed in to my google account, and I was off and running downloading all my streaming apps made available thru the Google Play store already installed along with several other apps (Netflix, YouTube, Kids YouTube, Hulu, Kodi, and more). Searching for other apps was made simple by the included Google Assistant mic that I just spoke into and pulled my app. Downloading was fast and sign in was easy using a mobile device connected to the same network.
Picture quality of this Laser projector is stunning! I have my projector placed about 23” from the screen on a small table and it projects an amazingly crisp picture on my 100” screen. I made very little adjustments to the picture to get it clear and positioned properly. The only thing that I am confused about is the curve seen at the upper corners and sides of the display on menu screens and widescreen outputs. I am assuming it is from the spherical shaped lens that enables the projection at such close proximity to the screen. It kind of reminds me of the curved tv’s that are sold now. I may have contact Epson or Best Buy to get some help with the adjustments because I am no expert on configuring projector screens. The picture looks great in both well lit rooms and dark. I am able to watch movies and streaming tv during the day with all windows open and it does not take away from the bright crisp picture. It is absolutely amazing the quality of this projector! Watching action movies and sports with fast motion does not cause lag or distortion in the picture at all. There are no grid lines or pixilation of any of the pictures no matter how fast the action. I have included photos but they do no justice for how deep the color and clarity of picture is. I am using a third-party screen purchased online and am sure that if you have an upgraded screen from EPSON or the wall installation, the picture will be even more amazing.
I have watched movies and streamed services for hours continuously with no ill affects of heat dispersion from the projector or ambient fan noise. The only thing that I wish was included is the ability to connect to external audio or soundbars via Bluetooth. I will have to give an updated review once I connect to Epson Customer Service or Best Buy for assistance with calibration and adjustment of the panel display. Other than that, this projector is amazing in all aspects for a theatre room upgrade.Feb 26, 2021 10:14
Short and sweet, this projector is absolutely stunning. At about 20 inches from the screen, making it 35 inches total to the far edge of the projector I am able to have an amazingly clear, bright and vibrant 120” picture. However, with any ultra-short throw projector, you may have to make some furniture adjustments to get the perfect picture.
I’ve had various Epson projectors over the past decade for different reasons and the one I have had the longest was considered one of the top HD projectors at its time. Of course, technology has changed a bit since then and the differences between my older 1080UB and this LS500 are astounding. Not only was this a resolution jump but an increase in contrast and brightness as well as a much faster boot time and making it nearly impossible for someone to walk in front of the projector.
This projector is a bit bigger than I had expected, but like all others, it was simply removed from the box, remove the lens cover and was ready to go. Included is the power cable, an Android TV stick, two remotes with batteries and short HDMI and USB cables for the installation of the Android TV device. I personally found it a bit strange that you have to install the Android TV device yourself. However, this does make it easy enough to install your own if you have a different branded device that you would rather use or want to use this stck in a different TV. It is easy as pulling the magnetic speaker cover off, opening a panel and attaching the included cables and tucking it back into the space.
The most time consuming and crucial part of installing this projector is ensuring you have the perfect spot for it. Since I already had a screen in place, it required more furniture adjustments to make it fit. However, if you are installing a screen for the first time with the projector, whether it be from Epson or 3rd party, there is an option on the projector menu, under settings, called “Installation Guide.” This gives a simple screen that is meant to help install the brackets for their screen, but still works nicely to give squared edges and fine lines to help set the focus. The thing with ultra short throw projectors is that the slightest little movement or uneven surface will make a huge shift on the screen. There are options to digitally adjust the corners, zoom and then image shift if you can’t physically get the projector in the perfect spot. However, for the best image it is better off physically getting the right spot for it. For mine, with the screen already in place, I ended up having to place some wooden shelves under the projector as my current entertainment stand was either 8 inches too tall or 2 inches too short for the perfect placement. Just in general, for a 120” projection, the bottom of the image will be about 15 inches higher than the surface the projector is sitting on. Once in place and the manual focus is adjusted, everything else is like a regular TV.
The included Android TV stick requires pairing with the remote, which is simply guided on the screen the first time it is powered. However, it comes with 2 remotes that provide most the same functions, except one has the projector options while the other is strictly for the TV stick. Though they are similar, they have slightly different methods in pairing which isn’t discussed even in the online manual. The on screen pairing method for the projector remote is “Home” + “Enter” but for the other remote it is “Volume -” + “Enter”, or the center of the round button since it is not labeled on that remote. You can pair the other remote through the settings of the Android TV stick and it is strictly for the TV stick.
The Android TV stick came with a few apps already installed, like YouTube and Netflix, that worked flawlessly once logged in. Streaming 4K HDR shows and movies provided your account is set for that. However, I tried a few other apps that required install and had some issues with Hulu and Disney+ in particular. Their images would freeze or constantly load every few seconds as if my internet connection was slow. However, I don’t believe that was the issue as other apps worked fine and there is no way to hook the TV stick to a wired network to ensure it’s not a wireless issue. This situation may be resolved with updates to the applications on the Android stick or more troubleshooting on my part.
For typical movie watching the image is clear and vibrant. In a dark room I feel like I am in a theater. However, with a little outside light on a standard screen, the image was washed out fairly easily. Even though the lumens are rated at 4,000, it relies on the special ambient light rejection screens to help provide peak performance. In some situations where there is a little light on a dark image, it has some bleed over as it is still LCD. It is really noticeable in images that have thin lines that should be white but appear slightly purple. This is not typically something seen in movies and TV though, but rather computers and some games.
I have spent several days playing my Xbox One X on this device and I haven’t noticed any input lag. There is a little bit of blur in some high contrast fast moving scenes, but it is something to play a 4K HDR game at near life size. The only disadvantage is that I had to physically look at the radar in the top corner rather than just a glance on a smaller TV.
The built in audio works if you don’t care about quality. It gets decently loud and it is better than most other built in projector speakers, but even a basic sound bar sounds better, especially if you have a subwoofer. The only output for audio is through a 3.5mm stereo jack or through ARC of an HDMI cable. Personally I like to run everything through a receiver to get surround sound and output that to the projector. This is also where that Android TV stick could be moved to for a single input to the projector.
Overall, if you want the large size of a 100 to 130 inch theater like experience but don’t want to install a classic projector on the opposite side of the room, this is a perfect solution. No more need for extra long HDMI cables, no one casting shadows as they get up to get more popcorn and no delay in waiting for the light to warm up for full brightness. Plus, I don’t think I’m going to hit the 20,000 hour lifespan of the light source anytime soon as I did the 2500 half life of my old projector.Mar 14, 2021 15:02
The Epson - EpiqVision™ Ultra LS500 Short Throw Laser Projection TV with 4K PRO-UHD and HDR is nothing short of amazing. Spectacular picture quality. Bright and vibrant, rich colors, bold capturing black levels, and stunningly smooth motion on a gigantic 130” screen all combine to create an immersive viewing experience. The images look life-like in 4k. You will want to watch everything on this Epson - EpiqVision™ Ultra LS500 Short Throw Laser Projection TV with 4K PRO-UHD and HDR system. This projector supports [email protected] with HDR and [email protected] giving you the most enjoyable fast paced action in ultra clear quality right in your home. This is the way 4K gaming and UHD movies are meant to be viewed. It’s like being at the movie theater. The support for HDR further enhances the experience by optimizing brightness and black levels to bring out the sharpest image possible without sacrificing clarity and fluidity in motion on-screen. You will definitely notice the difference when playing HDR compatible games on the current generation High-Definition consoles.
I have never experienced this level of clarity in a home projector or television. The Epson - EpiqVision™ Ultra LS500 Short Throw Laser Projection TV really brings out the best of the complimentary 4K technology (4K game consoles, video players, cameras) connected to the system.
The projector is really easy to set up. In includes everything you need to get started, the remote control, HDMI connectors, and power cable.
There are a few things to keep in mind as it relates to setting up this projector.
The first thing: Because it’s a short throw system, you will have to place the projector approximately two feet away from the wall where the screen is mounted. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure the room you choose for this solution can accommodate that requirement.
The second thing to consider: This projector is designed to pair with specific screens in order to get the best visual experience. Be sure to check with Epson for the correct screen. It will work with a standard projection screen; however, it will not look as stunning.
The Epson - EpiqVision™ Ultra LS500 Short Throw Laser Projection TV not only delivers a transformative visual experience, but it also offers feature rich integration with Android TV (using the included Android TV USB adapter) and voice control service with Google assistant. If you are a fan of video streaming, you will be extremely happy with this solution for your home, as you can stream from your favorite services in true HD.
Gaming experiences are elevated to an entirely new level when using the The Epson - EpiqVision™ Ultra LS500 Short Throw Laser Projection TV. The experience is like reserving a movie theater for yourself and your friends and playing all your favorite gaming titles in elaborate UHD quality. Any game you play will look amazing. I highly recommend games that support HDR. Fast paced sports games, action games, driving games, and shooters all look unbelievably realistic. The detailing on buildings, shadows, reflections and so much more just come to life in a way that I’ve never seen before.
I highly recommend the Epson - EpiqVision™ Ultra LS500 Short Throw Laser Projection TV with 4K PRO-UHD and HDR - Projector.Mar 06, 2021 02:43
There are two color variants for the Epson EpiqVision LS500 namely black and white to suit your specific color preferences unlike other projectors which solely come in one color only. And the color white (and its different tones) seem to be the more popular color. What comes inside the box is the projector itself with a protective lens cover, a power cable, two remote control devices with two pairs of batteries, an Epson branded Android TV dongle with a short HDMI cable and also a short USB cable for power. Also included are quick setup guides in different languages. The full manual is available for download at the Epson website.
Setting up the projector is pretty much as straightforward process. First determine what size your image you want. The Epson LS500 is capable of providing an image size ranging from 70” to 130”. Of course the bigger the better, otherwise you would be better off with just a 4K TV. Epson has a video to setup the screen both available in its website and in YouTube. And for those who got the bundled screen, a popup measuring cardboard guide and a computer image is available to download on the Epson website. For those wanting an image size of 100” a projector distance or throw of 15” is required (Note the Epson video states 17” whereas the manual states 15”) and a throw of around 20” is needed. Also, the projector must be below or have a vertical throw of 13” below the screen. A complete guide for throw distances is available in the Epson website. And for the uninitiated the LS500 and most home theatre projectors have a screen aspect ratio of 16:9. In my case, I did it the old fashioned way, I positioned my projector 15” away from my wall taking measurements of 49” x 87” for a 100” image size.
Powering up the LS500 by my estimate is around 40 seconds but that also includes the boot up of Android TV. (Compare that to the roughly minute and a half from my 65” Hisense Android TV.) And without Android TV, boot from my guess would be around 30 seconds or maybe even less. From thereon, the next step is to properly align the projector image to the screen just by physically moving the projector accordingly by a little bit. (And that seems pretty obvious enough.) The next step is to go to Settings then start the installation. There you can see more details on how to setup your screen including how to use the use the adjustable feet on the front of the projector. The main issue here is that the foot knobs are pretty much stuck most of the time and has become quite annoying to adjust. Also, the front feet are non-adjustable. For me, it has been much easier to use floor protectors to adjust the projector.
Once done, you can use both horizontal and vertical correction to fine tune your alignment. Likewise, you can use the quick corner feature to micro align the corners to the edges of your screen. But with other projectors, they have an eight point correction tool as compared to the four corner tool Epson has. And if in case you really can’t fit in the screen in your screen, it also has a zoom tool just to do that. I actually prefer to make the necessary corrections by just physically adjusting the projector.
One thing to note is the blanking tool in the LS500. Generally, it is easy to dismiss the necessity of this tool if you are using a wall, a large roll up or stretch screen or even a fixed frame screen with a two and a half inch bezel. But coming from a portable cloth projector screen to an edgeless screen, I found that blanking out the image bleed to be quite annoying given the fact that though there may be an actual bezel in my frame, it is actually a quarter inch wide only. Physically aligning it would be a near impossible task as an ultra short throw projector. Even aligning your image with the keystone correction tool tends to greatly distort your image. And from my initial observation, image correction may be required as often you may change the volume of the show you are watching. I guess that is part of “projector life.”
With regard to image quality aside from it being great, I would like to make some layman or amateur clarifications with regard to Epson’s 3LCD/PRO-UHD. Most projectors use DLP technology to create 4K images with 8 million pixels. But most if not all DLP based projectors also use a so-called color wheel which if the projector is not adjusted and in conjunction with inappropriate screen may lead to the so-called rainbow effect. This has been an annoyance of AV enthusiasts. With 3LCD technology there are some advantages and some trade-offs. 3LCD projectors tend to be brighter hence the LS500 4,000 lumens ratings and this “rainbow effect” is removed. On the other hand, contrast levels are reduced and instead of 8 million pixels (3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160), PRO-UHD has a limitation of 4 million pixels (1920 x 1080 x 2). So what does this mean to us consumers. From my untrained eyes, the difference is negligible. Do note that I am coming from an Epson 3LCD XGA projector (800 x 600) which is not even 720p but higher that DVD resolution. The resolution is still great. Only pixel peepers will really concern themselves with this. But I am telling this to let you have an informed decision when considering the Epson LS500.
There are four color modes in the LS500 namely Dynamic, Bright Cinema, Cinema and Gaming modes. The Dynamic mode maximizes Epson’s 4,000 lumens giving you the brightest options. This would be optimal if there is a lot of ambient light around. However, this mode tends to oversaturate. The Bright Cinema mode as per my understanding utilizes 2,500 lumas and is the default setting. For those used to the brightness of TVs, this seems to be the acceptable setting hence the default. The regular Cinema mode uses 50% brightness, so I am assuming 1,250 lumens are used and in my opinion gives you a more real life cinema experience in terms of brightness. Also, the lower brightness helps you in preserving the life of the lasers though the LS500 has a life of 20,000 lamp hours or ten years or so with regular use. Finally, there is a Gaming mode which has the same brightness level of the Bright Cinema mode but boasts of a 16.7 ms input lag. But since I am not a gamer, this has real life use for this. And even if my twelve year old son decides to play using the projector, the default color mode is likely to be used.
Aside from the color modes, you can also find the usual color setting found on regular TVs such as Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation and more. But for most people leaving these alone work as the Color Modes area doing such a great job. Also, custom settings can also be saved in the projector.
There are some things I would like to point out though. In the product literature, it is stated the LS500 is 3D capable. However, Epson Customer Service as noticed in Q & A sections in the web would state that it is not. But I have seen professional reviews stating that the LS500 is 3D capable and 3D movies such as Avatar and Alice and Wonderland were used for the reviews. But in my case, the 3D option is disabled even though though my Blu Ray player is 3D capable. But given these pro reviews I have seen were written months ago, perhaps they got early versions where the 3D option is available. And for whatever reason, Epson decided to disable it in later releases. As to why Epson would do that, I have not idea. Regardless, 3D movies have already gone the way of the dinosaurs, It is no great loss for me.
Also, Epson representatives say that you cannot mount it in your ceiling. But I have noticed that there is an option to reverse the image therefore, indicating that you can actually mount it. I find this odd enough since the main purpose of being able to flip the screen is if you want to reverse mount it on your ceiling. But honestly, that kind of defeats the purpose of an ultra short throw projector as one of its main selling points is the simplicity of setting it up.
Lastly, aspect ratio adjustment has been disabled too. I often use the aspect ratio to fill in the screen but that this is more for the computers I use. But then again, Epson did a good in maintaining the ratio and the blanking tool is doing a good job in maintaining edges.
But in spite of these shortcomings, the Epson LS500 produces fantastic images and video and has provided a feature set that can come with a fair amount of future proofing that it is a worthwhile investment. The Epson LS500 PRO-UHD Ultra Short Throw Projector is one of the best out there.Mar 02, 2021 02:54
We've been chasing that movie theater at home feeling for over a decade now. We started with a humble 720p projector, then moved on to 1080p, 1080p and 3D, then a huge 4K ceiling-hanged projector. Finally we had an opportunity to try out this 4K short throw projector. Until something crazy happens with projectors (8K?!) I'm happy to say we've reached the endgame.
While the long-throw projector was no slouch, this short-throw laser-projector is head and shoulders above the image quality I was used to.
First off, you'll notice that Epson refers to this as a "Projection TV" rather than a projector. It seems like semantics until you get it set up and properly tuned. Then it feels more like looking at a 100+" TV rather than a projector on a screen. The picture is incredibly bright without blowing out lighter colors and is tack-sharp while exhibiting no screen-door effect. Even when I walked up to within a couple feet of the screen it was hard to pick out the pixel arrangement!
The dynamic color mode looks amazing, even with movies. I guess I'm not too much of a purist to watch a movie in dynamic mode with it's bright, punchy colors, because I was really enjoying the look. I watched 1917 in 4K HDR from an Apple TV 4K and was absolutely blown away by the amount of detail and clarity. There are also two cinema modes to give it more of a movie theater feel. The Bright Cinema mode does a good job of balancing the brightness of dynamic mode with the subdued color and black levels of a movie screen. The regular cinema mode drops the overall brightness to deliver better detail in the darker areas.
I couldn't resist checking out Spider-Man into the Spiderverse with its bright comic-book colors and was similarly blown away by how amazing the colors were. Again, i was impressed with the amount of detail in the brighter portions of the screen where my past projectors would have shown a ton of blown-out whites.
Setup was pretty easy. I had my soundbar sitting on one of those three-cube cubbies from the big-box store, so I moved it and set the projector there. Just a couple feet from the wall provided an image to fill my 10" 16:9 screen. If you've never set up a short-throw projector, know that it takes some time and patience. Small movements will skew the picture one direction or another. There are some corner-based keystone adjustments you can make via the remote, but the more you do that the more you're processing the picture. You're best off moving the projector around as much as possible. Also, my experience is with my low-end screen and not anything fancy and it looks amazing. I can only imagine what a screen with some gain would look like!
On the front there are a couple HDMI ports (one with ARC - Audio Return Chanel) and a USB port for software updates. If you remove the fabric panel on the back there are the menu controls, the focus slider and a hidden panel. Inside the panel is one more HDMI port and a high-current USB jack. The intention is for you to hook up the included AndroidTV stick here and close up the panel, but there's no reason you can't hook up another stick-style streamer like a Roku or FireTV provided they fit in the cavity. Once you put the fabric panel back you have a perfectly clean install!
Speaking of the AndroidTV stick, it's a really clunky way to add on ATV and is not as smooth an experience as Epson's other projectors with built-in android. The stick comes with a second, slightly different remote, so you have two remotes, either of which runs the projector. One has a few extra app buttons. Neither is backlit which makes me crazy. Projectors are usually used in dimmed rooms (mine is at least) so I need to use my phone to see the keys. If you're using the projector in a lighted room (and I'm sure you can it's so bright, it does look good with the lights on in the theater) it's not as big a deal.
Additionally, you're probably going to want to add a sound bar or home theater receiver. While the Epson has built in speakers, they're not up to par with an outboard sound solution. I get that the goal here is you just need to plunk down one (heavy, sturdy!) device and you have all of your entertainment taken care of, but the reality is the speakers are not on par with the picture quality and don't deliver that "big" feeling.
One thing that I also really like is that this projector supports HDR and any of the fancier color modes that my gear can throw at it. I have everything enabled on my AppleTV (all of those settings that it warns you your TV may not support) and they all work. The changes are subtle, but it's comforting to know that it will handle expanded color space and HDR, so it'll be a good match with next gen video consoles. There is also a video game picture mode. Not sure what it does, but typically those cut out a lot of processing to cut down on lag. I did do some research on lag and this particular model does very well for gaming, coming in just a tad slower than most "gaming" monitors. Again, good future proofing, making this a sound investment. The laser light engine will also ensure a long life.
If you're looking to make a serious investment on home entertainment, either for a dedicated theater space or even a fairly bright room with controlled lighting, you should feel confident selecting the LS500. It's a serious piece of gear that performs well enough to chase off any buyer's remorse. Anything better quality than this is going to be far more expensive or will be in the projection booth at the local theater.Mar 04, 2021 15:24
Really looking forward to this Epson Short Throw Laser Projection TV. There is a streaming device (think Amazon Fire Stick) and two cables, they all have different connection end points so they can only possibly go in one spot. Right there, genius! After reviewing the Pictures on the Getting Started document it was easy to figure out where the streaming device goes. See attached picture. Another Genius idea, open the front (easy pop-off panel) and there is a storage container with the proper plug in ports.
The wall I am displaying on is 82 inches and it looks fantastic. Moving the projection TV back away from the wall increases the size of the display. The specifications say the display is 120” or ten feet. I measured an image 154” (12 feet, 10 inches) and the display is clear and crisp. The colors (even on my red wall) look great.
I was very interested to find out if the sound would be acceptable or if I would need to connect this to a home theatre setup. Sure, the whole home theatre thing would be great… eventually, but I wanted to know if could use and enjoy this out of the box, no extra accessories or devices required. I was very pleasantly surprised to hear great sound from this unit.
Reviewing the specifications for this unit, it states it is “A Complete Solution” with an “exceptionally bright, colorful and sharp picture”. It also says “Incredibly Bright Picture” “… exceptional level of brightness … for all day viewing in virtually any lightening environment”. I’m not an expert in these things, but I did watch the same show in the evening and then again during the day. I made sure the front shades were open to get the normal light during the day in the house. It’s a north facing house so not a lot of light comes in through the windows. I do; however, have two skylights in the living room and today is a sunny day. The picture is in fact “incredibly bright” and I get a beautiful picture in the day light. It is a true movie experience, even during the day.
The picture is amazing, clear and bright. The attached picture does not do it justice as it is displayed on a red textured wall. Ignore, the picture hangers and black light switch on the wall that are in the image. Still deciding on a permanent location for this TV.
Wrapping up, here is what you need to know –
1. Incredibly easy to setup, you really only need to read the Quick Guide.
2. Voice control finds what you need/want.
3. Movie theatre like experience. Amazing display, applies to screen size, image crispness and color.
4. Sound from the projection TV is great, voices come through clearly even with background noises or music.
5. Easy to add other components such as a Blu-ray, receiver, etc.Mar 02, 2021 19:56
I have been wanting to replace my original home theater projector from 10+ years ago. I was happy with that projector for a long time, but now it’s outdated, the light is dim, and with the new technology out, it is well past time for an upgrade... But I didn’t know it would be THIS much of an upgrade... It completely blew me away...I had no idea what I’ve been missing!
Setup was a breeze and easier than I expected it to be. Hardest part of it was finding something the correct height and distance from the screen for this to sit on! It’s packaged well and once I got everything out of the box, the fun began. This thing is pretty, and heavy! It looks so much nicer than my existing projector, not that important, but I expect it to look nice and it does. I set it up the recommended height and distance from the screen, plugged everything in and turned it on. I started the calibration to make sure it fit my screen correctly and it was simple and quick. Maybe because I had it the proper distance away from, and below my existing screen to start with? I think doing that step first and not rushing through it paid off! But either way it calibrated with ease, and I’m no expert. The feet are adjustable up and down if you need to get the exact height right, or if you’re on an uneven surface, like mine is. I’ll say that the menus and setup was very intuitive. Turning it on and setting everything up only took a few minutes, which I was pleasantly surprised with!
Ok ok, once we were up and running the first thing to watch had to be an action movie, and the kids picked Spider-Man... WHOA! Yes, the 4K was a huge upgrade from 1080p, ok I expected that. But what really stood out to me was the brightness and clarity/crispness of the movie! For me, it’s the 4K and brightness combination that made these movies so crystal clear!!! It’s advertised at 4000 lumens, and I’m not sure what my old projector is but this is what I am the happiest about! Game changer! In my experience, The only negative about having a projector over a standard tv is the brightness. Not anymore!!! This exceeded all of my expectations, every detail and color pops brightly and clearly. There was absolutely 0 blur on anything or in any scene! Even super fast moving scenes and action sequences. I can see perfectly fine in well lit rooms, unlike my old projector. Again, this is huge for me. My room is naturally bright, I have blinds and shades, but they don’t completely black it out. Now I don’t even have to close the blinds. Seriously, It’s that much of an upgrade.
Biggest regret? I wish I got this in time to watch the Super Bowl on it! Oh well, maybe next year. I can’t wait to watch football games on this. My home theatre is back!Mar 01, 2021 08:40
4K UHD Resolution ✅ HDR ✅ Low Latency Input ✅ x3 HDMI Port including ARC Support ✅ Amazing image quality ✅ The Perfect Home Theater Projector: very close
4K Ultra HD Resolution
HDR 10 Support
4000 Lumens for a bright vivid Picture
High Contrast Ration for excellent shadow details and blacks.
3x HDMI ports (HDMI 2 Supports ARC)
2x USB A Ports (1 rear and 1 front)
Dual 10w built-in Speakers
The game mode is for low latency input (16.7 milliseconds when running 4K at 60 Hz) ideal for FPS games.
20,000 hours of life.
Android TV Dongle
The built-in speakers let’s just say they get the job done if you’re watching the news. For movie watching, you will be disappointed. The included Android TV dongle does allow you to connect a Bluetooth speaker or wireless headphones if you prefer. If you switched over to another source like your game console you won’t be able to use your Bluetooth speaker. There is an audio jack on the rear that can be used to feed sound into a soundbar or speaker. In my opinion, this would be the best option since Bluetooth is susceptible to audio delay that results in out-of-sync audio. I was using a Bluetooth transmitter but there were times especially when gaming that the audio was out of sync. If you can use a wired cable instead of wireless for your audio needs.
This model is usually paired with a fancy Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screen but for my review, it’s without it. Even without the ALR screen, it did not disappoint at all. The first thing you will notice how bright the picture can that is enough for HDR content to pop. I was also impressed by how much detail is displayed in dark scenes. For my test, I used my Xbox One X and Planet Earth 2 4K UHD Disc. Even though I have a 4K 70inch HDR TV, being able to get that type of quality but on a much bigger screen is something else. Overall, I’m impressed with the high-quality image that is displayed. Even without the ALR screen imagine quality was top-notch, I can only imagine how much better the image quality looks if you pair this bad boy with one. If you want to take advantage of every pixel that this projector puts out make sure to properly pair it with a high-quality projector screen even if it’s not an ALR screen.
You have 4 Picture Preset Modes to choose from Dynamic ( bright saturated image), Bright Cinema ( vivid image) Cinema (darkroom natural tone image), Game (low latency input with a vivid imagination). You also have the option to adjust the brightness, contrast, color saturation, and tint to finer tuned in the image quality to your personal taste. Besides those, you can also adjust the sharpness and white balance. Each preset can also be adjusted if you find the colors to be over-saturated or brightness too low. Most of the time I kept it in the Bright Cinema mode except for times I was playing an FPS game.
For a short-throw projector, this one sure requires more distance from the wall compared to other similar projectors. I would have to estimate almost 30inches away from the wall to achieve the image you see from my pictures. I suggest making sure that you have a good spot for it so it’s not on the way or taking up too much space by sticking out. Epson does provide a setup feature that will display bars on the corners to help with picture alignment. Bluetooth built-in to the projector would have been a lot better so you weren’t just limited to the Android TV dongle.
If you’re in the market for a high-end short-throw laser projector the Epson LS500 is a good choice and actually one of the more affordable 4K laser projectors out there. With 20,000 hours of estimated life, Epson has you covered for a very long time and future proof with 4K resolution, x3 HDMI Ports, and 1 ARC HDMI 2 Port along with HDR support. For you gamers out there Epson has you covered too with low latency input. Just make sure to pair it along with a good projection screen and be prepared to wow your guest with your home theater set up.
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Go Epic! Enjoy an epic viewing experience with the Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 Smart Streaming Laser Projector. Whether you’re binge-watching your favorite TV shows or hosting an outdoor movie night, the portable Epson EpiqVision EF12 Streaming Laser Projector makes it easy to stream bright images from virtually anywhere in your home, even outside. Featuring built-in Android TV and wireless connectivity, the Epson EpiqVision EF12 Streaming Laser Projector gives you seamless access to popular streaming services including Hulu, HBO and YouTube, right out of the box. Simply power on the projector and start streaming your favorite content up to an epic 150" – no screen required. Epson has partnered with Yamaha to create a unique audio experience unlike anything it its class. Developed exclusively for the Epson EpiqVision EF12 Streaming Laser Projector, Yamaha’s leading Acoustic Engineers designed a unique sound system to deliver a true audiophile performance. Designed within a custom 3D Acoustic Enclosure, two high-end Yamaha drivers are powered by a discrete amplifier and tuned, using Yamaha’s latest AudioEngine™ DSP technology to produce an impressive, wide sound stage that rivals dedicated higher-end audio systems and soundbars.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
Epson has created quite an amazing little projector with the Epson EF-12. It’s about the size of a lunchbox, and very light and portable. Overall Build Quality is very good, but I wish it had a lens cover. Be sure not to get your greasy fingers on it when you are carrying it. It’s easy enough to clean with a lens wipe though so no big deal. I have previously purchased and used Epson projectors in the past and this new laser technology is admittedly very very cool. You probably will never have to replace the bulb in this projector, just maintain the filter by brushing it or vacuuming it with a keyboard vacuum. The image this projector puts out is very beautiful. Colors are vibrant, and bright. Contrast ratio is excellent, blacks are nice and dark and whites are bright. It is certainly bright enough to use in a dim room, but works best in a dark theater setting. Get some black out curtains, you’ll thank yourself for it. I set mine up on a plain white wall and the picture is beautiful enough for me. Can it replace a TV? Definitely. It is great for a bedroom or small living room / theater room. The projector is very easy to set up, you can set it at almost any angle and it will automatically adjust vertical and horizontal keystone. I recommend you try to center it as much as possible though because there will be some white light “overspray” around the adjusted image. As most projectors, it works best when centered properly. But it is a very nice feature to have and certainly acceptable in usage. I played my Nintendo switch and google stadia with this projector and I did not really notice any input lag. It made for a pretty awesome gaming experience and I will definitely be using it for Mario kart and super smash brothers tournaments! :D
The built in Yamaha speakers sound excellent and are loud enough for watching movies or gaming with a small group of friends and family. Even at 75-90% volume, the speakers sounded nice and clear with a good amount of bass. I’m very happy with the sound quality of the built in speakers and plan on just using the built in speakers all the time.
My only complaints are that it is running and older version of android and there is currently no Netflix support for it. Can’t install the app or push it to the projector with the built in chromecast feature. You’ll have to side load the app or connect a separate smart device through hdmi for Netflix. But Epson can fix this with an update, and I hope they do. The other thing to mention Is that there isn’t any real picture adjustment settings. I think the default presets look good, but I have to mention it for those of you who like to calibrate your own picture profiles.
Would I recommend this projector? YES. I love it, I love it, I love it.
And the fact that it is so compact and portable, makes me appreciate it even more. Move it from your bedroom , to the living room or take it to your friends house. It is so easy to use and set up, and having built in Android and Chromecast is the best. I honestly look forward to coming home from work and watching shows or gaming with it.Nov 25, 2020 04:20
I like this thing a lot. I initially bought it to watch movies out doors but fell in love with it so much I replaced my tv with it. Doesn’t have to be totally dark to get a good picture. I’ve been using a wall as the screen so I can’t wait to get a screen. It has built in apps so no need to connect to anything else. I can play my Xbox on it with no issues. Laser projection so I’m not worried about the lamp burning out on it any time soon.Sep 24, 2021 16:35
Excellent projector I setup my projector in a 120” screen size, and colors looks amazing even in daylight. The speakers (YAMAHA) sound very good for an projector, I only use my home theater in special events. Maybe only need more brightness, but is fine.Nov 08, 2021 23:29
I have to completely rethink “budget” projectors. I can say that this Epson is great. I went in with low expectations because traditionally doing projection is difficult on a budget. I wouldn’t recommend it for a room any really an light unless you get a ALR (ambient light rejecting) screen (yes having a screen matters). I would say that the picture quality around the level of a mid low or mid level premium TV like a Samsung Q60A and a half but maybe not Q70A level.Jul 17, 2021 22:24
Verdict: This projector is just about everything we ever wanted in a projector. Image quality and brightness are exceptional, sound is fantastic, and streaming is very convenient. Overall, this projector is a great option for home, travel, and business. We already use it at home almost daily, and we plan to travel with it to watch family movies.
First impressions. It’s a space efficient single cube unit that incorporates what appears to be a pretty large speaker (almost half the unit). It is fairly light weight. It has sufficient connection options with 2 HDMI, USB, and earphone jack. It also includes a nicely-designed remote control.
Image. With 1000 lumens, the projector is plenty bright. The image is visible in full daylight, but obviously not ideal. With a little bit of shade, the image is watchable during the day, even on a 100” display. In the dark, the brightness and 1080p resolution provides a fantastic viewing experience, even on very large screen (up to 150”). Of note, the projector is capable of 4k resolution, so it is future proof. Contrast ratio is also excellent, so image quality is exceptional all around.
Sound. I was not expecting such a high-end integrated speaker to be included… Wow! The Yamaha speaker and discreet amplifier provide impressive quality and plenty of volume to enjoy without any additional hardware. This is one of the particularly compelling features of this projector because you don’t need to bring anything except the projector, the remote, and the power cable to use it. Just plug, project against a wall if you have to, and enjoy quality video and sound.
Features. The projector includes Android TV, which means that you can connect to your WiFi network and start streaming content right away! No need to connect to a computer!! That was a strange thing to get used to. Projectors used to be useless without a connection to content… well not anymore! Integrated apps include YouTube, CNN, Vudu, and Disney Plus. A few more specific streaming apps would have been nice, but we found an easy work-around. Another feature I love is the auto focus and auto keystone. This is really nice because with a portable projector, it is particularly annoying to have to readjust the focus and keystone manually every time you move it. Manual adjustments take at least a few minutes, and more if you have a complicated setup. The auto focus and auto keystone can also be activated when needed from the remote control; this is really nice feature. I really like the inclusion of an audio jack (3.5 mm); I’ve used it a few times already to watch content on the projector while my wife was sleeping. Screen mirroring (from a smart phone or tablet) has been working very well for me, and opens up a lot of possibilities for usage, such as using workout apps to exercise. Lastly, the projector also has a small treaded hole on the underside for mounting.
Usage. To enjoy this projector, we purchased a 135” indoor/outdoor portable screen (see picture), and the experience has been amazing. We can setup the screen and projector in just a few minutes, use the auto focus and auto keystone to get a great image in just a few seconds, and then we can start streaming content right away. We also plan to use it for outdoor movie nights. This will be a great device for family events.
Things I love.
- 1000 lumens provide ample brightness
- 1080p native resolution, and capable of 4k resolution (future proof!)
- High quality integrated sound from Yamaha speakers
- Built-in Android TV!
- Auto focus and auto keystone; such a nice feature to have! I hope it keeps working this well
- Pretty quiet so far; there is a big built-in fan, but we haven’t noticed it kicking-on
- The retractable kickstand is nice to make minor height adjustments
- Screen mirroring actual works well
Things I don’t love.
- I wish it included a few other specific streaming apps that we like. To get around this, we just plugged a streaming stick in one of the HDMI ports to have access to the rest of our content (see picture). Also, as another work-around, for some missing streaming apps you can screen-mirror from your personal device directly onto the projector
- A travel bag would have been nice. I would pay a little more for the projector if it included one. We plan to order a travel bag for this projector
Overall, this is a winner! Beside two apps that we think should be included with Android TV, this projector is everything we could wish for. It is small and portable enough, includes a high-quality speaker, provides exceptional video quality, and enables direct WiFi streaming. We LOVE it!Dec 06, 2020 21:23
This is a very compact and high-performance projector with very few drawbacks. It’s a little brown cube that’s approximately 7” x 7” by 5” tall. Out of that small package, it can project an image up to 150” diagonally and provides very good sound quality with its built-in Yamaha sound system.
The build quality is excellent, and it’s packed with a lot of use and convenience features. As an Android TV device, you can stream content through a WIFI connection. Also, it is Chromecast enabled allowing streaming from a variety of mobile or computer sources. There are two HDMI connections, one of which is ARC enabled allowing connection to a soundbar or surround sound system. You can also connect a sound source via Bluetooth and use it as a speaker. There’s automatic keystone correction which gives you a squared up image without any manual adjustment needed. The remote pairs by Bluetooth eliminating any line of slight requirement. The laser-driven LCD projection is clear and sharp. It will accept 4K input, but the projected resolution is 1080 HD, not 4K.
The only drawback due to its diminutive size is a light output of only 1000 lumens. With a modest-sized image, it’s enough in a low ambient light environment, but don’t expect too much if you have lots of windows and it’s a sunny day. That’s what 3000-5000 lumen projectors are for. If you want to project a 100” plus or size imager, it needs to be in a low light or night setting.
I would call this a personal projector, and it’s certainly portable. I think it would have been a great addition if Epson included a carrying case or padded travel bag. It’s not intended to be the center of a large media room, but it would be easy to carry outside and use on the patio at night. It may be just the thing in this age of socially distancing and staying outdoors since it’s perfect for casting your digital pictures or streaming a movie for the kids.
The bottom line is that this little fellow does everything it was designed to do and does it very well. The Android TV interface makes it friendly, modern, and convenient. The sound is quite good which avoids the need of setting up a separate speaker system for typical TV and movie use. As long as you’re not expecting 4K, high-intensity output, and booming bass, you’ll be very happy. There’s a lot for the money, and it comes in a small, easy to carry package.Nov 29, 2020 09:52
What a great little box this thing is!! Setup was super easy - power and input cable! Point and watch!
This is a really nice projector for on the go. I set it up in my "in construction" theater room and was watching within minutes.
Just had to plug in power and my input(XBOX) and off we went
The best part about this projector is its automation for it being portable. If the remote is not paired - it prompts you!
upon power on - it puts up some green dots that will autofocus and level the screen - then puts you the screen adjustment option.
We set up for about a 100" projection - the projector was about 7 feet back. Got a good picture(see attached)
The motion was decent and color accuracy was "good enough' I did take a few min to adjust and it does seem to hold those settings
Picture quality decent though - whites did wash and blacks did crush - so this isn't a PRIMARY unit for your theater IMO
My kids though are loving it - easy setup for them, ARC connection back to the soundbar - and they don't care about quality but BIG!!
Sound quality is good for sitting nearby but not for room-filling sound - again read PORTABLE!
Removed 1 star for the following: (most of which is price based at the time of review)
seems just a little on the pricey side - try to catch on sale if possible
When going through my soundbar - I wasn't able to find a way to fix the lip-sync issue - this drove me bonkers on some content
No carrying/storage case - for an item that seems to promote portability - give me a way to safely store/carry
HDR seems to notice the signal but I didn't find the effect compared to my 65" TV(yes i am aware Projo's can't do HDR :D
Overall - a fun little box that we will use quite a bit for the kid's gaming and sleepovers.Jan 19, 2021 07:23
My first projector and I’m really satisfied with it great color, picture and size. I wasn’t sure if I wanted a laser projector or the one with the light bulb on it. This laser one is amazingDec 05, 2020 14:22
Enjoy an immersive entertainment experience with this Epson Home Cinema 4K projector. The three-chip design with 3LCD technology delivers high-quality visuals, while the built-in dual 10W speakers produce crisp sound. This Epson Home Cinema 4K projector has HDMI and USB ports for connecting a wide variety of devices, and Bluetooth connectivity lets you play media files from your mobile device.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
The Epson Home Cinema (HC) 3800is the latest and greatest mid range projector from Epson. It replaces the HC 3700, and represents a huge upgrade. Offering 4k image processing, HDR support (HDR10, Dolby Vision), and bluetooth w/ AptX support on top of many of the great features of its predecessor. It’s not a revolution in Epson’s projectors, but a giant evolution in image quality that is long overdue at this price point.
Opening the box reveals a well packed projector. The projector itself it weighty - at 15lbs or so. Also in the box is a beefy remote (and included batteries), which offers backlighting and access to a ton of features. This is a far cry from a simplified remote found with many devices - offering more buttons than a Mercedes. The remote itself works with HDMI CEC control, so it can actually be used to control the connected devices. This works pretty well, but obviously some may prefer a simpler remote as their daily driver.
Setup is quite easy. Remove the tap holding the packaging material on and plug in and go. On the back of the projector are 2 HDMI inputs, a USB-A input, USB-A 2amp charging port, 3.5mm audio output, trigger output, RS232c port, and IR sensor. Gone is the 3700’s VGA port and MHL compatibility, however, the 3800 features HDMI 2.0 w/ HDCP 2.2 compatibility, which is a better fit in a modern home theater setup. I tried both HDMI ports without incident. My trigger wire fell down my wall when I swapped out projectors, but I had long since given up on using it, so we’ll just assume the trigger works. I can’t say I’ve ever used RS232, but it's a nice to have for some people invested in it for automation. The audio output is useful in certain scenarios, but that depends on your setup.
The included speakers are part of the step up from the HC 3200. They offer decent full sound at 10w a piece. The positioning on the rear of the projector is ideal for outdoor projection or office projection. It’s less idea for the ‘Home Cinema’ portion of this product, as anyone looking to place this projector near the rear of a room behind seating may find the audio muddled. I never intended to use the internal speakers, but I tried them out. Given my home theater has 7.1 it was definitely not comparable, but that said, if your intention is to use this for outdoor projection, they actually aren’t too bad and get decently loud without any rattle (which is common on the cheaper projectors).
Another big difference between this and the new HC 3200 is the inclusion of bluetooth. This actually is a big deal to me, given the fact that with kids now, listening to a movie at night with the volume cranked isn’t really possible. Being able to link my bluetooth headphones allow me to enjoy a movie with my AVR off and even get AptX support for high quality stereo audio. Besides a slight boost in brightness compared to the HC 3200, that seems to be the differences. So if you don’t need/want bluetooth or speakers, the 3200 may be a better buy for you.
Now, the biggest difference between the 3100/3700 and the new 3200/3800 is the inclusion of 4k image processing and projection. Now, this isn’t true 4k, but it’s still a big improvement over 1080p, which has been the norm for the past 10 years or so at this price level. Essentially the projector takes a 4k image and creates two 1080p frames and shifts pixels rapidly to produce the appearance of 4k image without the raw 3LCD system being 4k (just 1080p). Seeing this tech trickle down to this level is a great thing, as it produces a much, much clearer image than 1080p. When I first built my home theater, my seating distance and screen size really were setup for 4k - but in 2012, 4k projectors were something around $20k. My Epson old HC 8350 was awesome, but it definitely had issues like LCD alignment producing green fringing, slight screen door effect, and only 1080p. The Epson HC 3800 not only features perfect LCD alignment, no screen door effect, but a visible increase in resolution.
Watching 4k films at 13’ on 125” screen the difference was noticeable. Lego movie for instance went from looking like Legoish things to seeing texture and detail that was quite convincing. Details were apparent that I never saw before - even on my 4k 55” television. Scenes were extremely clear, and appeared 4k. I’m a believer in this technology, as it makes 4k more accessible and affordable for projectors. That isn’t to say there aren’t 4k projectors in this price range, but there are no Epsons.
Why would you want Epson over say excellent DLP competitors? Well for me it’s always boiled down to the inherent advantages of the technology. Specifically I’m quite sensitive to DLP rainbow effects of single chip DLPs. While the best DLPs the effect is almost impossible to perceive, I still prefer 3LCD when dealing with a standard light source (as opposed to the cheap LED backlit projectors where this effect is even harder to see). Color brightness is also super true and vivid with 3LCD projectors. Epson’s general quality control is also outstanding, as is their 2 year warranty which has made me an Epson fan for life.
The Epson has excellent home theater oriented color adjustments that would make most modern TVs blush. Epson has full control of RGBCMY through hue, saturation, and brightness. In a world of trying to simplify the details, Epson doesn’t shy away from them. Of course there are plenty of options to tweak that won’t require a PhD. There are several image enhancement settings that can draw out enormous detail. Image preset 1 is the default, but I found in certain films, preset 5 enhanced realism. For instance in “How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World”, preset 5 made foliage during the first act turn from a semi blurry mess to crisp and realistic. Hiccup’s stubble was more apparent and detailed, and general textures felt realistic.
HDR color adjustments are both automatic and manual. There is a HDR button on the remote that allows you to toggle between Auto/SDR/HDR10/HLG, including a level. HDR10 brightness can represent up to 1000 nits, while projector brightness is measured in lumens. Since the HC 3800 can output 3000 lumens, it can get close to this brightness when projecting in ideal conditions. The truth is, screen, distance, zoom, lens shift, and ambient light can all play into perceived brightness, making HDR brightness a hard reality to achieve for a projector. Regardless, a project like the HC 3800 is actually pretty well suited to expanded color gamuts found through HDR due to the excellent color brightness found in 3LCD projectors. Realise that there is a compromise in overall brightness when using HDR - as those extra colors don’t come free. This may be fine if your using the projector in a dark room, like me. I found with the ECO power setting, Cinema Bright color mode and HDR10 set to level 7, I still had sufficient brightness to enjoy the expanded color gamut. Textures took on more detail, skin tones were more natural, and everything just seemed more realistic. It’s not on par with contrast and brightness that a mid-range FALD LCD or low-end OLED could drive, but is still an excellent enhancement for projecting.
Speaking on contrast, while generally it's quite good. The auto iris does a good job maintaining black levels, but this is no Epson UB (or ultra black) projector. Epsons upmarket 5050UB would be a good example of much better black levels. The iris is pretty fast, and much less noisy than those found in projectors even 5 years ago (they sound like hard drive clicking/seeking noises). There are still abrupt changes in scene brightness that will see the iris lag behind. And sometimes the brightness level will change mid-scene as the iris adjusts.
Other features that set this projector apart are the generous lens shift. While lens shift can create soft corners and focusing problems, it can make placement much less stressful. With my HC 8350 I used the vertical lens shift to allow me to simply place the projector on a shelf instead of inverted ceiling mounting it. The HC 3800 offers nearly the same flexibility with 60% vertical either way and 24% horizontal lens shift. Beyond that this projector has basic zoom and focus adjustments (manual). The zoom is a significant 1.6x, again, adding to the flexibility of placement. There is a fan adjust, and the Eco mode extends not only lamp life, but also reduces fan noise to almost inaudible. The remote is backlit as well (although only illuminates when you press the light button) which rounds out the quality of life features for me.
There are a couple things that still hallmark this as a mid-range projector. The optics are really quite good, but nothing extraordinary. 4K and 4K HDR is handled through 4:2:2 subsampling, so certain uses as a computer monitor may not be ideal. I don’t have a way of measuring input lag, but it’s known not to be great when using many of the image processing settings which distinguish this projector. Frame interpolation, and some other nice features are only available when not using 4k input sources or 4k enhancement settings - although they work fine with 1080p native sources. Frame interpolation works, but isn’t the best implementation I’ve seen. 3D is supported, but unless you are replacing an existing Epson 3D projector good luck finding the necessary accessories.
Epson’s Home Cinema line has long been regarded as some of the best home theater projectors, and for a while was one of the only options for those that couldn’t deal with the rainbows and couldn’t afford an LCOS or multiple wheel DLP. The HC 3800 is a great upgrade over it’s outgoing model and represents a huge leap forward in quality. These features trickle down from their upscale models, and are executed excellently here. I highly recommend this projector!Oct 08, 2019 23:09
3800 Home Cinema 4K HDR projector from Epson is nothing but pure beauty. My entire experience was something I would never expect to be at home. Jaw-dropping visuals as your eyes scan over the screen. I couldn't take my eyes of the 4K HDR version of Planet Earth 2, Deadpool 2, and Black Panther. Gaming was left me breathless from everything from Gears of War 5 to Control was shimmering with detail in every crack within the environment. I've used Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, Gaming PC, Super Nintendo classic, and the Sega Genesis Mini...It didn't matter. I was smiling with a wide grin on my face due to the sheer size of the screen, I was in an experience of a lifetime and Epson allowed me this journey. I call this a journey because no matter what was displayed on this projector it was infinitely times better than what TV I ever owned.
Setup: Setting up this projector takes a lot of time and patience. To have the correct positioning all depends on your environment. While I'm still an amateur when it comes to projectors, I was well prepared to try out the Home Cinema 3800. Owning a Home Cinema 2150 I've grown accustomed to setting up the right placement.
There is a quick start guide to help you set up this as fast as possible. Not much comes in the box itself but the Projector, A/C cord, and Remote with batteries. I won't go into to much detail about setting it up but I will say in a lit room in the daylight its bright and beautiful, I have blinds open in my living room and the light easily is still watchable in sunlight. 3,000 Lumens is pretty good for a projector at this price point. I was not worried about being able to see the image on the screen. I managed to make this about 100 inches for my living space. Color accuracy remained faithful to what was being shown which what I'm happy about.
The keystone on this projector is amazing allowing me to have the projector off to the left or right side, None of which is auto-keystoning but if you adjust enough you'll get it right. This is where I spent the most time getting right and using the Blinking settings helped make it picture perfect.
Display: I am a believer of projectors but it's one thing to see a huge HD video...and its another thing to see it in 4K HDR. The colors are bold and beautiful hitting a good projector screen, The image is unlike anything you ever have seen before even if it just bounces it off a textured wall. Its just...its just leaves you speechless watching 4K HDR Blu-rays. I also think you should get a screen that can really showcase the true nature of this beast.
Ghost In a Shell when Neo-Tokyo is showcased at night on this Home Cinema 3800 was insane. Planet Earth 2 is always a favorite as you can see the detail that's so sharp on animals' fur. I felt like I was watching Avengers: Infinity War at my own personal theater but in so much richer detail. You set the HDR with the slider in the menu settings, it also supports HLG. The projector can automatically pick which source. You can also fine-tune image enhancements thus making the detail even more eye-popping. and while I do love watching movies on this Epson; that was just half of my experience...
Gaming: The main reason for me owning and using this projector. If you game you should be happy to know that this does support 4K at 60 Hz. I can't tell you how amazing God of War, Tetris Effect, Gears 5, Control, Sonic Mania, Forza Horizon 4, Spider-Man (Sony), Grand Turismo, and Mortal Kombat 11 looks on this screen. Any game that's made for the 4K consoles (PS4 Pro/Xbox One X) or PC shines so brightly on this display. I swear you can see every single detail. You can see every single strand of hair of character models. Even games like GTA V which isn't in 4K on consoles look amazing! Detail on every game was so eye-opening to me it made me wonder why did I even ever bother using TVs. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint was seriously like me sitting in the middle of an acton military movie scene. This is love at first sight.
Sound: There is no ARC which is a big disappointment but the 3800 tries to make up with this with aptX Bluetooth. Bluetooth support, for the most part, worked fine but I had issues where it wouldn’t connect to Bose SoundTouch 300 and other speakers where it failed to connect. It did connect a Sony XB party speaker and even a Sonos Move so it seems it pick and choose what BT is good for it. Funny enough I went into automatically hating the built-in dual 10 W speaker but good news speakers do get loud enough or will do fine until you get a sound system. They are really nice if you don't have any other source of sound. Bass is pretty heavy on the unit itself but I would still recommend your own theater system.
Home Cinema 3800 is UHD but does support Pixel Shifting, 2x HDMI 2.0 support at 60 Hz, Full 10-bit HDR support, 3D support with active glasses, Bluetooth Support, Color Space settings, HDMI CEC/LINK, Blanking settings, AUX In/Out, Color uniformity settings, and Built-in Speakers. This was made for everything you could need for fantastic home viewing flat out. The design of the projector remains inline with Epson model 3700 so nothing much changed on the outside. One thing that also remained unchanged was the outdated UI Epson keeps going with but this is a "form over function" issue where everything works perfectly, just the UI is stuck in the past.
Bottom line: Again there isn't much to go on about. Epson knows the picture quality out of the park with this one. You simply can't get this amazing picture at this price point with a projector at UHD. There isn’t much to be said because it must be seen to be loved. I can upload picture after picture of the Home Cinema 3800 but none of them will do it justice. There is so much detail Epson packed into this; vibrant and lush at a large scale with beautiful 4K scenes. There are some shortcomings as mention but those don’t take away from the projector strong points. You looking for a bigger screen, look no more. This is going to be fantastic to use for the Super Bowl and I can't wait. This is the ultimate entertainment experience and Epson should be proud to release this product.Oct 02, 2019 17:44
4K HDR Compatibility
(2) HDMI 2.0 Inputs
3000 ANSI Lumens
Supports HDR10 and HLG content
(2) 10W Built-In Speakers with Bluetooth and AptX Support
INSTALLATION & SET-UP
Installation and set-up was straight forward. I was fortunate in that the 3800 is updating/replacing my existing Epson 5040UBe projector, so I had most of the elements needed for use already installed. An extremely nice feature is that Epson has chosen to use the exact same screws and spacing for attaching this projector to a ceiling mount as it did with the previous generations of their products. Even with my 5040 being nearly twice the size and weight of this 3800, the ceiling mount brackets and screws lined up perfectly from one to the next. Thank you Epson!! That was extremely helpful when doing a one person install, trying to juggle the projector while attaching it to the ceiling mount.
Anyone replacing an existing Epson product will instantly recognize the user interface and adjustments. They have carried over nearly unchanged from their previous models and are simple and easy to learn and configure. Even the remotes are the same (and both are backlit). The only real difference I could spot between the set-up of my 5040 and this 3800 was the lens shift. My 5040 had a motorized lens shift, focus, and zoom, while the 3800 makes do with manual shift, focus, and zoom. Honestly, it really isn’t much of an issue. Once you get the aim of the projector roughed in, you can make the fine adjustments with the rotary dials and if all goes well, they should never have to be fiddled with again.
Contrast. This is where I had my biggest concern as far as installing this projector. I have been pleased with the performance of my 5040 since installation. It throws a great picture, is easy to calibrate, and has offered many hours of great performance with games, TV, and movies. My family always enjoys a good movie night, preferring to watch a movie at home versus the theater (if only we could figure out how to make authentic movie theater popcorn). Epson claims the contrast ratio of the 5040 is 1,000,000 : 1, while this 3800 is only rated at 100,000 : 1. I watched several shows immediately before taking down my 5040, most of which were dark shows with bright highlights, so I could get a good look at the contrast. I took down the 5040 and installed the 3800, then immediately queued up those same shows on the new projector. Honestly, I didn’t really notice much of a difference! I had the dynamic iris set to fast on both projectors and the difference in rated contrast doesn’t appear to be near as significant as the 10x difference would lead you to believe.
HDR Material. This was my biggest complaint of the 5040. The 5040 could not process a full 10-bit HDR image at 18Gb/s. The 5040 only had a 10.2GB/s HDMI chip installed. With that, neither my XBOX, my 4k Blu-Ray player, or my DirecTV was capable of 4k HDR playback. Games like Forza would looked good in 4k on the 5040, but would only play in SDR (Standard Dynamic Range). Rest assured, the 3800 addresses and corrects this issue. My XBOX now plays HDR enabled games without reservation. The 3800 reports an incoming signal at: 3840 x 2160 with BT.2020 color space and HDR enabled. Streaming Netflix used to report programs at 4k resolution and SDR. Previewing Netflix shows now, properly lists the shows at 4k and HDR. Tests with my Blu-Ray player and DirecTV box also properly indicate that they can transmit full 4k HDR content.
Fan noise. I have been spoiled over the years by the Home Cinema line of projectors. From my earlier model Panasonic projectors, to my current Epson 5040UBe, fan noise has rarely been an issue. I can control the amount of ambient light entering my theater, so I have been able to use my projectors on their ECO settings, thus increasing bulb life and decreasing fan noise. This projector is no exception. I can use the projector on its ECO setting, but even then, the fan is noticeably louder than my previous 2 projectors. While not necessarily an issue with most action movies, as the soundtrack easily drowns out the fan noise, it is very noticeable in quiet passages and movies. I’m sure I will adapt to the noise level and it will eventually be a non-issue, but for now, I do find it somewhat distracting.
Speakers. The built-in speakers are really only sufficient for an office environment, used for presentations and slideshows. The speakers can receive sound from an HDMI input, or from Bluetooth. However, they are nowhere near enough for a decent home theater experience. While this is not really a negative, I have it listed in the issues section so that folks can temper their expectations on the performance. Again, this is very convenient for an office environment, but not a good solution for a home theater perspective.
4k. Buyers should be aware that these projectors are not true 4k displays. To coin a phrase from the internet, they are faux k. The projector will except a 4k, 12-bit HDR image, but it then has to convert it to an image that its LCD panels can reproduce. The projector has three 1080 LCD panels that employ “pixel shifting”. This pixel shifting increases the resolution and clarity over native 1080 panels. I did find that the native 4k images displayed utilizing the Epson’s pixel shifting technology looked noticeably sharper and crisper than a native 1080p image did with no enhancement. Like I stated earlier pixel shifting is not necessarily a negative, it just needs to be addressed for those unfamiliar with the tech. It is a technology not only used by Epson, but by other projector manufacturers too. True 4k projectors are available for purchase, but not at anywhere near this price point.
Final Thoughts. When I initially installed the projector, I was unsure if it would prove to be a sufficient replacement for my Epson 5040. Those concerns were quickly eliminated at the first showing of HDR content. Video games, movies, Netflix, etc can now fully utilize the 18GB/s bandwidth offered by the 4k HDR format. Images are noticeably brighter and colors more vibrant throughout the gamut. Video games, especially, have taken on a new look and feel from the increased dynamic range. I am quite shocked at how much difference there is in the images between the two projectors. The 3800’s light output of 3000 lumens is really bright, especially in a darkened theater room. It’s even sufficiently bright enough to enjoy a program or game, with light spilling in and washing over the screen.
Considering the price point at which Epson has listed this projector at, I feel it is a very good value for the money. I think it performs as well, if not better, than projectors at similar and higher price points. I would absolutely recommend this projector for anyone looking for a great performing projector at a reasonable price.Oct 10, 2019 10:50
This is my 1st projector.
I’ve always wanted a decent “budget” projector. But I thought they were out of reach. So I always went with a mid level led lcd 4ktv. I actually just picked up an open box 55” OLED a few months ago. But I should have waited and took the plunge in projectors. Because these things are amazing.
Me, wife and kids love the movies and drive ins.
This epson 4K projector is amazing. We now have our on home theater in our living room. We have a long living room so this set up is perfect.
Now to this so called budget projector. This is cheap in price for sure compared to other models and brands. But it is far from budget. The picture quality of amazing from 4K+hdr down to 1080p+sdr. Deep rich colors and detail. We picked up an elite screens outdoor screen. But we use for our living as it was/is cost effective. Works like a charm.
U have to have some level of darkness to fully show off the picture and brightness. But 3000 lumens seems to be super bright. Even during the day. Simply amazing.
The built in speakers. While weak compared to a soundbar. They are still very good for our set up. Clear enough to enjoy. But I recommend u set up a surround sound. We are currently sending audio through Bluetooth to a soundbar and it works well enough. But you will get audio lag. We ordered a 25 foot hdmi to properly set up the surround sound. Excited for that.
Adjust the picture is easy but get the picture perfectly centered is a challenge to say the least. But we are rookies. Though we are getting better. And now have the picture is perfectly in the screen borders. Just be patient and be careful.
The size and weight are not bad. We place it on an old end table works perfectly.
The remote works very well and layout is great for easy access. It’s even backlit. Awesome feature. 2 hdmi ports. Wish there were 3 but that’s fine. We have a fire stick connected directly to the usb power source. And the ps4 pro connected to the second port.
Gaming on this 120 inch monster is amazing. Friends are jealous In A good way. You can now see everything. Just sit further back and enjoy.
Only downside in my opinion is there is no optical port. Maybe that’s the norm. But optical cables are cheaper than hdmi. But it’s Ok. U get the best sound through HDMI (ARC). But keep that in Mind.
As you can probably tell. I’m more than happy. This brand makes many projectors for all price points. But they are thriving because they make the best products and responsible prices. Top tier quality. I love this projector and almost everything about it.
If you are in the fence and new to the projector game. Get it and u will be amazed. You will probably never go back to regular TVs again. I know I won’t.
Good luck and happy shopping.
Note: first pic is on a bare white wall and still looks amazing. The rest are on a 120” projector screen.Oct 09, 2019 02:02
Large speakers for a projector
Bright enough to combat ambient light
HDR is subtle but helpful
Good contrast range for a projector
Includes extra powered USB port for streaming devices
Can be paired with Bluetooth speakers
Minimal dynamic iris pumping
Verified no rainbow effect
Style is hard to hide with décor
Slow HDCP negotiation
High power usage
WiFi not included
HDMI Link (CEC) doesn’t seem to work
Its been a few years in the making but high quality 4K projectors are finally affordable for the average person. The Home Cinema 3800 is a mid-range 4K projector from Epson’s 2019 lineup that promises the features we want for a price we can afford.
Design and Features
The Home Cinemas 3800 is a rather large, bulky design to accommodate the large bulb and cooling fan. It isn’t styled to blend in with your décor like some projectors today so if this is important to you, a vented enclosure might be needed. The design helps to keep costs down and keep fan noise to a minimum. A dust filter is included on the cooling intake which is a nice touch to keep dust from reducing the quality of the picture. To further keep costs under control, it isn’t truly a native 4K projector but rather simulated 4K with a technique called pixel shifting. It is a marketing spin to call it 4K, but the result is hard to distinguish from the real thing. Dynamic Iris is included, which is a way to increase the contrast ratio in certain scenes which is the reason for the inflated 100,000:1 contrast ratio. ANSI contrast, which is a more accurate representation of performance, is not listed. That said, the true contrast ratio seems very respectable for the class. There are manual controls for horizontal and vertical lens shift to help minimize the need to distort your image with keystone adjustments. In the back you get two HMDI 2.0 ports with HDCP 2.2, a VGA port, and a USB power port to power your streaming stick or other USB powered device. Built in are some surprisingly large and loud speakers if you want to use it in a portable scenario. It can be also paired with Bluetooth speakers to enhance sound further although it would not be in surround sound. If you are looking for a more premium home theater experience, it would be best to have the HDMI pass through a home stereo first to provide true surround sound to go with the big screen. Included is a feature called HMDI Link, which the manual states at HDMI-CEC but during usage it would never communicate with other CEC compatible devices. Casting video via smartphone apps is built in but requires the purchase of the Wi-Fi dongle, not included. 3D capability is included but the purchase of a dongle and 3D glasses is required.
From the moment you turn it on, you will notice that start is fairly quick. Unlike older projectors, the Home Cinema 3800 reaches what appears to be full brightness within about 15 seconds of being powered on. Although the brightness is listed as 3000 lumens, you must consider that this brightness rating is for a larger screen than compact projectors. Even on standard cinema mode you can comfortably see the image just projecting on a white wall with ambient light. Of course, this is not ideal because your black levels suffer greatly, but the fact that it can overcome this at all is surprising. On max brightness the difference is even more noticeable. Add in a fabric screen and the simulated 4K starts to show its strength. It’s good from the perspective that you get a sharper image on a larger screen, but it also had the side effect of showing you that it’s time to upgrade your screen. The sharper image will help you notice if you have a cheap screen as it makes stretch marks and blemishes stand out. If you were thinking to go cheap and skip the screen, don’t. You won’t be able to realize the clarity without a smooth, even surface a projector screen affords. If possible, a dedicated media room or at least darker walls will help increase quality even further. With ambient light and a good screen, a 145 inch screen is very possible. This projector has the brightness to overpower ambient light, but if you have light walls, get ready for that brightness to cause a slight washout effect on the edges as the bright projected image causes more ambient light.
Although startup is quick, one thing you will notice is that when starting new content there is a lag before the image is shown. It doesn’t seem to matter the length of cable and seems to have more to do with slow HDCP negotiation. Often when you start a video the sound starts 2-5 seconds before the video starts. After the video is displayed, there is no perceivable lag which points more to the initial negotiation process being the hang-up. When Dynamic iris is used, scenes like Star Wars IV text crawl show up as inky black but as soon as the ships come in you will notice blacks shift to dark gray. Thankfully iris pumping is minimal, but if this bothers you then you can turn dynamic iris off for a consistent look. HDR is also included, which comes in handy in newer movies which use it. Projectors already struggle with contrast compared to traditional TVs. With HDR10 compatibility, scenes with a combination of light and dark are noticeably clearer than old movies. This means flesh tones look natural even with bright backgrounds instead of washed out. In darker scenes faces have improved brightness and contrast. With what Epson called 3LCD technology they claim to have no rainbow effect which is common with projectors. This can be verified with a camera set to a suitably high shutter speed. From 1/800 to 1/1500 of a second you can verify Epson’s claim as you don’t see any individual colors but only the vertical scan line as the whole image refreshes with each color. No need to worry about friends with more discerning vision complaining of nausea with this unit. As a bonus, using the projector for fast action scenes or even gaming exhibited no significant motion blur or ghosting. Of this won’t compete with an ultra-high refresh rate monitor but most gamers would find the big screen gaming suitably responsive.
Some options might require optional upgrades and it doesn’t have fancy new features like lasers but what it does do good is focus on the essentials of image quality. If you are in the market for 4K quality projector and want one in the sweet spot between price, performance, and essential features the Epson Home Cinema 3800 is a worthy contender.Oct 09, 2019 18:21
Currently have it projected in my side room on the wall. 120 inch screen connected to an Apple TV. Game days are popular at my house.Oct 01, 2021 16:13
I have been itching to upgrade to a 4K projector with 3D for some time now. My old Panasonic PT-AE4000U turned 10 this year and it has served me well in the 1080p world. The Epson Home Cinema 3800 is an excellent pixel shifting 4K/3D projector for the money.
The projector is very securely packed and includes a good size 38 button backlit remote, not the tiny remote that comes with many projectors. Many control options have direct access to control them on the remote; HDR, Color, Aspect, HDMI input selection, playback controls, test pattern, 3D and many more. Having a button for remote backlighting can come in handy in a dark theater. I actually programmed my universal remote with the 3800 as an additional device and then the remote went into my expansive remote graveyard lol.
The only other hardware included in the box are the power cord and batteries for the remote. Disappointing that there are no 3D glasses included, but 3D has definitely fallen out of favor over the last several years and I'm not sure if any projectors include them in the box anymore. There are quick setup brochures in four languages and some other small pamphlets, but no owner's manual. That is pretty standard with most products today since the full manual is very easy to download, saves trees I guess. I removed the packing materials, including foam protection around the lens for shipping as well as a clip-on lens cover, nice touches to protect the delicate lens. Then I hung it upside down from a ceiling mount and located the setting in the menus under Extended to set it to Front Ceiling. There are actually 4 options in that menu for the possible combinations of Front and Rear projection and table or ceiling mount. I did not test the speakers as I have an AVR with full 11.2.4 Atmos speaker setup. The (10W each) speakers do give an added flexibility for other installation scenarios.
My old projector was black and I was slightly disappointed that the Epson consumer projectors are only available in white. It is a bit more noticable when the lights are on, but when in actual use it disappears just like my previous black unit. It is a very high quality, sturdy unit with modern styling. It has 2 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports, although one of those USBs is only for a WiFi adapter and the other is only to provide power for HDMI stick devices that require USB power. It does put out a bit of heat from the front vent.
The most outstanding feature of 3800 is the 4k image processing and projection, the picture quality and options for tweaking the picture are where it truly shines. It is not native 4k, but it takes a 4k image and creates two 1080p frames and slightly shifts pixels very quickly to produce the appearance of 4k image without the raw 3LCD system being native 4k. Watching 4k films on a 10 foot screen, the resolution enhancements over 1080p with no HDR was awesome. The sharpness and brightness improvements were dramatic over my previous projector. The 3800 is a simply amazing value and comes with a 2 year warranty.
I ordered 3D glasses and tried a few titles and they were all super crisp and clear with excellent 3D effects. The glasses paired with the 3800 first time automatically when there was 3D material on screen, just had to power them on. There was a confirmation message on screen after about 5 seconds to confirm the pairing of each. I did not see any artifacts or have any issues, just a high quality 3D experience with great depth and focus.
The Epson has an amazing range of color adjustments and comes with some preprogramed presets that are accessible under Image Enhancements. Epson has full control of HDR tweaks for Auto/SDR/HDR10/HLG, including a level; as well as RGBCMY for hue, saturation, and brightness. You have the myriad options to tune the picture to your liking. There are 10 Memory slots to save different picture settings customizations, you could have one for daytime, one for nighttime, one for 3D, one for HDR material, etc. The zoom, focus, keystone and lens shift vertical and horizontal are all manual adjustments using the controls on the projector itself. To get a 4K projector that has those adjustments automated is literally at least 3 times the cost at this point in time.
Epson’s Home Cinema 3800 had amazing picture quality for all kinds of video material. I never saw any rainbows or other artifacts from the pixel shifting 3LCD system. The picture was always crisp, clear with excellent brightness and contrast, especially with HDR sources. It is a great value for those looking to upgrade to a 4K projector at a very reasonable price, highly recommended! I was totally honest in my opinions of the 3800 pros and cons, full disclosure this is a review for the Epson Home Cinema 3800 projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 09, 2021 14:16
I just moved from a condo to a house and I was looking for options to replace my old 50” TV, which would be quite small for the bigger family room at the new house. I considered buying a larger TV (maybe something in the 60s or 70s), but I realized that in order to take full advantage of the more ample space available, a projector would be a better choice. It allows me to use a wide open wall in the hallway that would otherwise not be used in any functional way, and as a result it would let me optimize the layout of the family room by allowing more freedom on where to place the room’s furniture.
I was interested in Epson’s 3800 projector primarily because of its image quality (4K technology was compelling), but there were a few other attributes that were just as important to me: (1) the ability to freely adjust the screen size to allow versatility to project in different places in the house; (2) the ability to point the projection “off center” (in other words, having sufficient range to move the screen both horizontally and vertically), since the location where I’ll install the wall mounted shelf for the projector is not center-aligned with the wall where I’ll project; and (3) strong brightness so the image is naturally visible even with a lot of natural light coming into the family room.
As I tried the product, I was amazed by the high quality of the image and how it addressed every one of my needs mentioned above. I was concerned about how images would look directly on the textured wall (unfortunately walls in the house are not smooth) and thought that I may need a drop-down screen, but it looked fantastic just like that! And I’m thrilled that instead of a 60-70” TV placed on a sub-optimal part of the room, I now have a 100” screen that allows me to configure the room to my liking and has comparable image quality to a new LED TV model. I am ecstatic about the projector and would highly recommend to anyone looking to replace a smaller TV or add a larger screen.
This is a review for the Epson Home Cinema 3800 projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 12, 2021 12:24
Immerse yourself with stunning true 4K UHD images from the incredibly bright, 4,000 lumens Optoma UHD38 home entertainment and gaming projector. The UHD38 delivers a lightning-fast input lag as low as 4.2ms and a high refresh rate of 240Hz - perfect for a competitive gaming advantage.Console gamers will enjoy 1080p 120Hz or 4K UHD 60Hz game play with the newest Microsoft Xbox Series X|S and Sony Playstation 5 for blur-free visuals and outstanding smoothness. TV and movie fans can also enjoy excellent color depth, crystal clear detail, and sparkling contrast for a stunningly immersive experience.Packed with the latest technology and features, this stylish projector boasts High Dynamic Range (HDR), HLG compatibility, and an 8-segment color wheel to produce vivid, cinematic images ideal for home entertainment. Perfect for enjoying life-like big-screen entertainment up to a 300 inch image in any living space.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreOptoma projectors are a clear choice.Check out the lineup and see which projector is right for you.Learn more about Optoma
Great projector for the money 4K is good. To watch movies tv etc games is greatNov 05, 2021 18:09
Wow, way to go Optoma, this thing is super fast, with no lag. It’s also lighter than what I expected. The picture is smooth as butter even in a fairly lit room. I had my Apple TV 4K, and my Panasonic 4K Blue ray hooked up and running in no time. I will do another update once I test out the 3D. Stay tuned...Apr 07, 2021 13:53
The picture is great on this projector!!! Only complaints I have are that the blacks are kind of washed out and for whatever reason Optoma doesn't include lens caps with their projectors anymore. There is a loop for the lens cap but I reached out and they said they don't include or manufacture them. The grille on the side for airflow does bleed a bit of light also. For these things, I've gone 4 stars but especially for the price, this is an excellent projector.Apr 13, 2021 09:59
I upgraded from a UHD60 that just ran out of the extended warranty to this. I couldn't be more impressed! The lumens are massive different makers. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking into 4k projectors. I have a 135" screen that I use for TV, PC, Xbox Series X, and my 4k Surveillance system. They all looks absolutely stunning. I bought a Denon 8K surround sound receiver that upscales any signal to 4k so even 1080i channels on tv are amazing. I'd recommend the Denon AVR-X2700H to pair with this.Aug 13, 2021 19:43
Great / amazing projector for price. Glad I updated me 10 yr old Optima projector.Apr 23, 2021 20:14
Love this !
This product has great clarity , sound and qualitySep 03, 2021 15:32
Impress your audience and own the room with the ultra bright EX3280 projector, offering 3,600 lumens of color and white brightness1 to deliver crisp, detailed presentations, spreadsheets and videos – even in well-lit spaces. From home offices to large video conference rooms, this sleek, compact projector makes it easy to display captivating, big-screen images in nearly any location, using advanced 3-chip 3LCD technology and crisp XGA resolution. Perfect for creating dynamic, engaging presentations, the EX3280 allows for easy Zoom video conferencing, accepts 4K content and conveniently connects to streaming devices, such as Fire TV, Apple TV®, Roku, and Chromecast™, through the HDMI® port so you can easily share a variety of rich content, including movies, TV shows and more2.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
Great budget projector. Bought it for a bedroom wall, so the demand for super-loud sound was not my need in a smaller, confined space. Does NOT have an AuxOut, so upgrade to a different model if you want a soundbar. Its about a loud as would be necessary for a presentation, but dont expect this amazing digital-sound experience. It is loud enough for me to hear in my bedroom. I have no issues watching movies or tv-and its sound is adequate for my needs. Plenty of volume. But, its only like a 2W speaker, folks…remember the expectation thing. Very easy function & setup and is ready for action within 2mins. I have mine positioned 10ft back from the area shown, and do not have a screen to beam it onto. I have a dark cream color painted wall, and see no compromise to the color. For the price, it was way cheaper than a bigger tv for the bedroom, and the clarity isnt bad at all. Can get surprisingly sharp and clear. The manual focus is very precise, and the options to zoom to many image sizes is simple on the remote control. This does NOT have bluetooth. This also has only 1 HDMI, so a soundbar will be better with an upgraded projector. Whatever you can play on your laptop, it will replicate 99% at the same speed & accuracy. If you are looking for a very casual experience, and dont require massive sound, or cinema-level picture, this will satisfy at this pricepoint in small spaces. For $499, you are winning for sure. Sound is the biggest thing to consider.Jul 30, 2021 18:21
I’ve had various Epson projectors for many years now and they have all been rather impressive. The EX3280 is pretty much the new version of the previous EX3260. With a higher resolution (XGA vs SVGA) and brighter projection (3600 vs 3300 lumens) and it truly shows when comparing the two side by side. Even the two year old model does a decent job of projecting in a well lit room, but that extra brightness gives it just that much more clarity. In a slightly over exaggerated use I left the front overhead LED light on in front of my screen and you can still see the test image below. In direct comparison in low light I think the colors also look better on the 3280 compared to the older model.
The one thing I don’t understand about the EX3280 is why they removed the A/V Mute lens cover. That was always a quick and easy way to stop the projection, but quickly bring it right back up and a little added protection when moving from location to location. There is the A/V Mute on the remote, but that lens staring up at me in the bag just looks like it is screaming to be scratched and collect debris. They also removed the USB-A and RCA ports and the manual picture skew, leaving it to be automatic or through the menu. Though, the menu quick corner method is simple and effective. I can understand the RCA cables not being used any longer, but I did occasionally play a clip straight from a USB stick through the projector, which you can’t do on the EX3280. You have to have an input device such as a computer with USB, VGA, HDMI or something like a Chromecast/AmazonFire stick through HDMI.
With an included carrying bag, this projector is easy to take with you and start projecting just about anywhere you need to provide a presentation. With a Chromecast device or an HDMI cable for your phone, you can keep it real simple and your biggest issue will be getting enough distance to get the size of the display that you are looking for. Depending on lighting, it is sometimes easier just to be too far away and use the digital zoom to bring the display back down to a viewable size.
Overall, it is an amazing projector for presentations. It’s not a higher end HD projector that you might use to watch movies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t, just at a lower resolution. For business travel I just feel that the removal of that lens cover worries me too much. Even if it was a plastic snap on cover like the really old style projectors, I would feel safer with it being transported around.Jan 18, 2021 17:03
Great for the memorable backyard birthday pool party. Complete with the official "fort" and the hands on demonstration of the S'more. Great for building memories. As for the projector. Highest Looms per dollar. We didn't notice speed blurs, lag, image wasn't HD but better then the 3 light rear projection screens and a tube TV. Served it's purpose for the price. We added the ION Pathfinder 280 All-Weather Speaker, ($139 at CostCo) and an old projection screen and wow what a night!Aug 09, 2021 16:27
Right out of the box, the power cord is too short. Using the projector for business, most conference rooms have outlets in the floor or along the walls. The cord should be at least as long as table height and about 6-10-foot run along the floor so extension cords (which most likely aren’t available) aren’t needed. That said, the keystone settings work great. I needed to test in a spot where the wall was offset. I was able to use the keystone horizontal feature to square up the picture. It reduced the picture size a bit but was readable. It would be okay for a presentation. In a conference room, one would most likely have a straight shot at a projection screen or blank wall, but if not, the keystone would still allow one to continue with the show.
So, you most likely will need some type of dongle to connect the projector to a laptop. I first used a laptop that had a USBc port and I have a dongle that goes USBc to VGA and USBc. I connect the VGA cable to the projector and dongle and tada, picture/mirror of my desktop. It was a bit hard to read and I’m guessing that’s the VGA signal, (now I know I need to do projector only on this pc). So, this newer laptop doesn’t offer any HDMI and I don’t want to run over to the store and pic up a dongle. They are available for under $20 (USBc to HDMI). I do however have a gaming laptop that has HDMI out, so off I go to change sources. Please…. stand by!
I connected the other laptop to the projector via an HDMI cable. At first, it didn’t work. I had a desktop showing and it had the correct toolbar, but it wasn’t showing the chosen background that the pc was. I then searched this laptop and I needed to press “Fn-F5” which opened a Windows side pane that gave me 4 options to chose from. Either just the monitor, just the projector, extending the desktop (default), and mirror. IMHO, mirror should be the default, but since it wasn’t, it allowed me to learn how to change views. All is good now. My first impression of the HDMI signal. Not that great, it still a bit hard to read. I guess I’ll have to try some different settings in Windows 10 ClearType or display resolution. Okay, I played around with the PC and projector, did a web search, and found out it’s most likely the PC resolution causing the issue. I press “Fn-F5” and chose projector only. It shut off the laptop screen and automatically squeeze the PowerPoint application to more of a 4:3 ratio and it was clear. I’ll post both photos so you can see the difference…hopefully. From my vantage point, the image using just the projector was clear and I was able to read the drop-down menu titles as well as the image of the rock and verbiage. I wouldn’t have any problem using this in a business setting with just the little I’ve discovered tonight.
I should have squeezed this in somewhere above, but Epson states this projector works great in bright rooms and I’ll have to agree. I’m used to using my ceiling projector in the dark, but for review purposes, I had the 5 light (60w LED bulb equivalent) chandelier shining bright and didn’t think two shakes about it. The picture was as good as my 60” Sharp LED Smart 4k tv. That should work great for presentations. With a well-lit room, attendees tend to pay more attention when their actions are easily seen. A speaker can lose some listeners as a room darkens, causing disruptions in the presentation and for others that wish to participate. The photos I post are from said lit room.
Overall, I think this is a great little projector. If I have any issues with it, they would be it needs a longer cord. For me, I can work with that as I have photography lights and they come with very long cords. Another thing is it’s a bit loud with the fan noise. Not overbearing, but if you're next to the unit, it has a whirl. And it should because it’s exhausting some warm air from the front vent. My Epson Cinema ceiling projector has the same whirl, but I fail to notice it after I start watching a program. I’m not so sure this would be the same for anyone close to it. That said, those few cons wouldn’t stop me from using this projector for lectures, instruction classes, or a business presentation. Heck, it wouldn’t stop me from shooting a movie at the house, inside or outside. It’s a sweet projector and as an Epson owner, I’d tell a friend to purchase Epson if they’re in the market. They seem to work with little to no issues and if you do have an issue, there are tons of posts on the net, most likely someone that’s trying to do what you are.Jan 21, 2021 23:38
The Epson - EX3280 3LCD XGA Projector is notably a road warrior’s assistant like me especially with regard to making sales presentations. It is the successor to the EX3260 with the EX3280’s most noticeable difference being the brighter 3600 lumens it has up from the 3300 of its predecessor.
Still having the older XGA resolution 1024 x 768 with an aspect ratio of 4:3 it is still a worthy projector. It can still receive signals up to 1080p meaning it can still handle videos quite decently.
Varying not much from other models it has the basic inputs a USB cable wherein you have to install an app on your computer for the projector to work, a VGA input but most laptops being thin nowadays no longer have that port and the ubiquitous HDMI cable which can handle both video and audio. Do note that the package does not include any cable at all. This model however does include a carry-on bag albeit a bit flimsy. But at least you’ll have some protection right out of the box. However, I am dismayed that this and other models no longer have a cover whether it’s a snap-on cover or slide cover for the lens.
Controls for setting the projector are quite similar across models. So if you’ve been using projectors for some time, there is almost no need for you to really read the manual (available online) as its operation is pretty much intuitive even if you haven’t been using projectors. A remote is included in the model. Also, I wish a laser pointer feature should have been integrated in the remote unit as well.
I no longer tested the unit using the USB and VGA cables as HDMI is the way to go nowadays. And upon use, I am impressed of the brightness of this model being an entry to mid-range model. Back I the day a 2000 lumens model is something to brag about. This is quite handy more so for salespeople like me since presentations are often made in just about any room with a wall in lieu of a screen.
Being an XGA projector, the limitations can clearly be seen when using a computer. But since it is not much of a big deal for your usual slideshows, this decade old technology is still widely acceptable in the business world. Using it for video let’s say a training video from YouTube gives satisfactory performance. One thing to note though is that a 1080p projector may cost a little more than the price of this model and you may want to do your research first. But otherwise, this model is a good one for a mobile professional like me. If you intend to use this as part of your home theater, it can still perform but like I mentioned earlier do your research.Jan 20, 2021 19:37
I’ve never owned a projector before so I was excited when Epson sent me their newest projector to review, the Epson EX3280 3LCD XGA Projector. And since I don’t have any prior experience with projectors I’m just going to review this on its own instead of comparing it to other projectors like for example older Epson models.
To start, this projector was designed to be connected to computers for Office presentations like slideshows, PowerPoint, charts and spreadsheets etc. There are three plugs in the back, a USB, an HDMI, and a VGA plug. No outputs like an audio jack for example. Which means you could technically connect a video game system or even cable TV to this projector but unless you have another way to connect audio to it, you’re just going to have to listen through the speakers on the projector itself, which is probably the worst thing about this projector.
The speakers themselves work fine, the problem is that they are not very powerful and not very loud, they are barely just loud enough to listen to any audio that your slideshow presentation might have for example.
The projector itself is white in color and has a certain texture to it that makes it feel premium, it is well constructed.
I am very disappointed in the remote, it looks and feels really cheaply made even though it works perfectly fine. A shame considering the projector itself is really well-made.
On the projector itself you’re able to adjust the up or down angle of it with a simple but effective “foot”, that raises or lowers the angle of the projector, as well as the focus on the lens by simply turning the focus righ either left or right. On the remote you’re able to electronically zoom in or out depending on how far you’re wall, or white screen is. Everything works as it should.
It’s basically plug and play, just connect the power cable, Connect your PC (or laptop) to it with one of the mentioned the cables, turn it on and that’s it!
Included in the box is the projector itself, the remote control with batteries, the power cable plug, and a cool carrying case.Jan 18, 2021 20:07
Overall a good projector. Small, lightweight, and easy to use.
Setup was a snap. Plug and play for HDMI PC windows 10 based. I even tried USB and it was pretty seamless with installation. Came with power cord, remote, and soft carrying case. On board controls were easy to use. Focus was easy to use.
So here is the rub. Quality for generic presentation material is fine. But when it comes to technical presentation like using AutoCAD it did not have the resolution to display what I needed.
Video conferencing there was no lag. Sound on the built in speaker was fine. Not high quality but got the job done.
Super bright. Works in lit up room during sunny day. So lumen output was great.
If you are using this for marketing it will do fine. But if you are using for technical it won't work for you. I gave it 3 stars because not did not support my industry but it will support general marketing and not technical industries.Jan 19, 2021 14:48
The Epson EX3280 is well suited for the work or the home office. The package included a power cord, remote control and handy carrying case. I followed the quick setup guide and had the projector up and running in less than 5 minutes. I connected it to my laptop and ran a couple of presentations.
The projector was bright enough for a fully lit room.
The remote control has all the features I need and has surprisingly long range from the projector.
E-Zoom and volume buttons were responsive and spaced apart well. The home button makes it easy to transition from presentation to presentation. I used a HDMI cable to connect and the projection quality is very sharp, even at different angles.
I am looking forward to using the Epson EX3280 for home entertainment. I think if there is one thing I would improve about this projector, it would be to improve the speaker quality. I would like to be able to connect my surround sound, but not that important.
This is a review for the Epson EX3280 projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”Jun 30, 2021 17:55
Android TV built-in projector for seamless access to content Powered by Google, watch all your favorite streaming channels including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube and more. Sit back, relax and watch movies with this Epson video projector. It offers 2.700 lumens of color & white brightness to ensure vibrant, accurate colors, and its HD resolution delivers crisp image quality at 1080p. This Epson video projector lets you also connect a Blu-ray player or gaming console via an HDMI input for smooth streaming of your favorite media.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
Epson Home Cinema 2250 is a full HD 1080p android TV home theater projector that delivers stunning picture quality. Contrast ratio on this projector is 70,000:1 with image enhancement and frame interpolation that makes the images very smooth and makes this projector bright enough for any room with ideal lighting conditions. Its very portable and light weight.
What’s in the box: Epson Home Cinema 2250, 2 remotes, 4 AAA batteries, power cord, Quick Setup guide.
Setup: Setup is very easy. Just removed all the plastics, connected the power cord to turn it on. Remote control is Bluetooth and has to be paired for the first time by holding the home and enter button for 5 seconds. Once remote is paired, you would need to enter your WIFI details to get connected and once done setup of android begins. If you have an android phone then you can finish the setup easily but for iPhone users all you need to do is go to google home app and discover the devices or with the browser by entering the code for quick setup. Once setup is done quickly update the latest software and it takes less than 5 minutes for update and reboot.
Projector has a built in 10-watt speaker that is good for smaller rooms but would suggest to connect to home theater speakers or Bluetooth sound bar with surround sound subwoofer for immersive theater experience on big screen. I was able to quickly connect the sound bar by entering into settings mode and pairing it. Make sure you set the device in pairing mode for the projector to connect.
This model comes with 2 simple to use remote (Bluetooth enabled and IR simple remote) that is the size of amazon fire tv remote and has dedicated buttons for YouTube and apps. Just with one click you can enter to YouTube and other apps which is a great feature. Since it supports android TV, it does have a dedicated button for google assistant. Remote is very easy to use and the interface is so smooth. Remote with fewer buttons is exclusively for the inbuilt android stick and wont work with this projector. If you need to remove the android stick and attach to other device then the simple remote comes in handy to control the stick. We do have Epson 5040UB home cinema projector for our media room and the remote is too complex and has too many buttons whereas this one is so compact and easy to use. This projector is one of the user-friendly models that offer lot of options for adjusting both vertical and horizontal keystone correction and vertical lens shift both at remote and at the unit. It does have leg adjustment in the front and back for easy adjustment. Front leg adjustment has a button to press and release for the height adjustment and the back one has a knob to rotate for rear height adjustment. We installed 144-inch outdoor screen and the adjustment for keystone took around 4-5 minutes and was accurate.
Since this projector has android inbuilt you don’t need any extra device like apple TV or Fire TV or Roku for streaming Netflix or prime video. This one has everything and allows you to sideload any apps that you need easily. We got this projector for outdoor movie nights with kids in the backyard and this works great with less wires. It has a grey magnetic flap on the back to cover the android stick that is connected to HDMI and can be removed to access with other devices.
Image quality is very good and produces a crystal-clear picture with good color composition. We don’t see any difference in image quality compared to our 5040UB which was a flagship model when purchased. Skin tones are accurate and the text are crisp for 1080p resolution. Brightness is really good with 2700 lumens of color and white that can be easily adjusted.
It does have 4 color mode to choose from for your viewing experience. Dynamic, Bright Cinema, Natural and cinema. It does support 3D setup option to watch 3D movies and can display both Front, Front/Ceiling, Rear, Rear/Ceiling projection options and can be easily adjusted in settings menu.
Fan gets little loud when set to dynamic mode compared to cinema mode, but its not to an extent to ruin movie watching experience and is acceptable.
Overall, Epson home cinema 2250 is an excellent 1080p projector with Android TV streaming device that is compact and portable with image enhancement, Frame Interpolation, 3LCD technology that will be a great affordable(at less than 1k) projector for outdoor and indoor with ideal lighting conditions and a good reason to purchase for anyone looking for bigger screen experience.Nov 18, 2020 12:25
Been wanting to set up a projector for our living room since we moved and found Epson released a updated model to the 2k line and has Android TV built in so I grabbed it figuring it would be a perfect setup, “and it is”.
The projector arrived in a heavy cardboard box and was encased in a Styrofoam shell keeping it perfectly protected. It also included two remotes, power cord, and a manual, “batteries for the remotes were not included but we have plenty”.
I initially set the unit up on a small portable table to make sure it worked and could get it mostly set up before mounting. After powering it up it went through a setup for Android TV “which is really simple” and reminded me of setting up a NVIDIA Shield. After doing all of that it let me know that it needed an OS update so I let it finish that process before proceeding further.
I had an electrician come in and put an electrical outlet close to where I wanted to mount the projector and found a universal mount that would work with this projector. Our living room has a perfect layout for mounting both the projector and screen on the opposite wall. After the electrician did his thing I got to work setting up the mount and getting it placed on the wall. A lot of work but it was well worth it, and mounting the screen was much harder than getting this mounted to the wall.
Once the unit was installed and the image inverted “done in the menu” I aligned everything with our newly mounted screen. The controls for focus, size and keystone adjustment are easy to set since the projector is mounted upside down and just within arm’s reach where it’s mounted.
At first I was puzzled why there were two remotes and I found out that the second one is only used if you remove the Android TV device from the unit and use it separately from the projector. The Android TV device is actually installed behind a removable cover at the back of the unit which I thought was an excellent idea, so if it ever breaks it can be replaced without having to send in the whole unit and vice versa. Also on the back of the unit there is a HDMI input, an Audio Out port so you can hook up other external devices if you want, “in our setting we would only be using the built in Android TV”
I really didn’t have to tweak image settings much but followed the directions in the manual for getting the best contrast ratios and those worked out really well. I only had to do some minor adjusting to the brightness and contrast as the image was too bright for us and had to be brought down to a more comfortable level
Android TV works great with this and having it built in is a huge plus. If you are familiar with using a NVIDIA Shield TV then you won’t have any problems setting this up. The layout is really nice but it is different from a Roku so if you are used to using that it will be a little confusing at first but overall it’s very simple. The remote also has a microphone so you can use the voice search function and we have no issues with this and it works very well. All of our familiar apps were there “No ROKU TV though” and this seems to run a bit quicker than our ROKU TV, but not much of a difference.
We have a 4k 65” TV already but with the 100” screen I installed it’s just way bigger when you see it in person, it’s just live having your own theater in your house if you go with that sized of a screen or bigger, “the 2250 supports up to 350” which is simply amazing. This unit also has Bluetooth built in and I’ve pared it with our Sony sound bar, a Sony Bluetooth speaker, a LG Bluetooth portable speaker, and a pair of AudioTechnica Bluetooth headphones without a problem. With all the different audio devices I tried audio is clear and had no delay issues at all.
There is a cooling fan that runs while the projector is on, you can hear it if you are close but it’s not bad at all and we never noticed it while watching a movie. It also puts out a good bit of heat, it’s not horrible but it does blow a good bit of warm air into the room, but we really saw no concern with that.
If you are wanting to build up a home theater I would highly recommend this new Epson 2250 projector, the addition of built in Android TV makes it an all in one solution I’m sure you will be happy with. The image quality is absolutely outstanding, “I even cheeped out on the screen and bought about the most inexpensive one I could find”, and I’m sure image quality may even improve by investing in a higher quality screen, “but we sure didn’t need it in this case.
We had absolutely no issues with setting up various Bluetooth audio devices, and the sound quality was on par with our regular TV. The Sony soundbar we are using with this is also used with our TV, it’s just tied directly to the TV and not using Bluetooth.Nov 19, 2020 13:29
REVIEW: EPSON - HOME CINEMA 2250 1080P 3LCD PROJECTOR WITH ANDROID TV - WHITE
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FALL IN LOVE WITH 3D MOVIES AGAIN W/ EPSON - HOME CINEMA 2250
At first, I had my doubts about where the Epson Home Cinema 2250 would fit into my life. I have several old projectors of 800x600 / 1024x768 resolution that I drag out, once in a while, for a movie marathon at home. Especially when the kids were younger, these older projectors were fine. My best performing projector from the past was another EPSON (PowerLite S9 – 2500 lumens). I also have a small “pocket” 1080p projector but at only 400 lumens I have a hard time making a room dark enough to produce a nice picture. I’m too cheap to go full on 4K Laser projector, especially since I don’t have a lot of dedicated, uncluttered wall space to project something for daily use.
For me, the Epson Home Cinema was a good upgrade, with enough brightness for indoor daytime use (see pics), and it comes with modern streaming features via Google TV.
On a whim, I dug my old 3D BluRay player out of retirement. What I was not expecting was how much I would love the 3D experience on the Epson 2250. I have two older 3D capable TV’s one 47 inch uses passive 3D glasses (like at the movie theater) and the other 55 inch uses active (powered) version of 3D glasses. I never found the 3D that engaging on these smallish (by today’s standards) screens. But, now that I can project a 10 foot image with active 3D glasses, I can only say “WOW” better than the movie theater. I was pleasantly surprised that the Epson 2250 also worked fine with my Sony TV Active 3D glasses. This compelled me to dig through my attic for all of my “old” 3D movies and to order a bunch more used 3D movies. Finally, I ordered a budget 100 inch screen, and now family movie night has a new twist.
The built in speaker is good. However, if you want to really enjoy a movie, you are going to want to hook up an external speaker system. Fortunately, this is easily accomplished via Bluetooth or optional audio out. I had no problem pairing the projector with my trusty old BOSE Soundlink Mini for room filling sound. Unfortunately, it won’t pair with any modern gaming headphones that I tried. I also observed that while watching some content (example Blu-Ray 3D), the Bluetooth Audio had a very noticeable lag. I ended up physically wiring speakers to it, instead of Bluetooth. I know there is a feature in one of the menus to adjust lag, but with my family in the middle of a movie it was easier just to grab a cable for the speaker.
- 3D Capable
- Good Brightness 2700 Lumens
- Optical Zoom and Focus
- 2 Sets of Remote Controls
- Manual buttons on the device, for when you lose the remotes.
The EPSON 2250 is larger than my older Epson S9 (about double the size see pics), and like most projectors the fan is a little loud in an otherwise quiet room (about 50 db). This is not horrible, but it is noticeable (like a PC Fan on high). It also runs hot, as you might imagine for a bulb based projector. If you are in a small 10x10 room, you will feel the heat. Again, these things (heat and noise) are normal for all projectors. If anything, the Epson is a little quieter than others I’ve used.
The colors were sharp and bright (see pics) even in the daytime with some light leaking into the room. Total darkness is best, of course. I did find the manual focus a little hard to fine tune perfectly, but it was OK. Do yourself a favor and for less than $100 you can get a decent 100 inch or even 120 inch screen without breaking the bank. It is better than a painted wall and better than hanging a wrinkled sheet on the wall.
TESTING and SETUP –
Embarrassingly enough, the hardest part about the setup was trying to figure out where they hid the HDMI port. The quick start guide shows the ports in a generic way, but not where they are actually located on the 2250. I was about to pull out a screwdriver figuring they were “locked” behind a panel. Then an idea struck me to “pull” out the fabric grill in the back of the unit. The grill is held on by strong magnets and I did not realize that it could be removed. I just needed to use a little more force. I thought it was just a speaker grill or something decorative. It would have been nice if it were indicated ANYWHERE in the docs, or online, or the unit itself that this is where the HDMI port is located. I’m all for minimal documentation, but really this took me 30 minutes to figure out on my own (maybe I’m slow in this regard).
Otherwise, plug it in, and follow the prompts to connect it to your google account and start streaming. It could not be easier. About 15 minutes into my first movie it abruptly, and without warning, rebooted to reload the latest version of Google TV on the unit.
There are also advanced settings to let you control image enhancements, in case, for example you prefer the soap opera effect for your images.
The throw is average, and on par with most projectors. This is not a Short Throw Projector. In a 10x10 room (where I tested), going from one wall to the next (about 9 feet), my picture was about 7 feet x 4 feet (give or take based on content, letter boxing and so on)
I noticed when streaming from Google Play Movies, a little bit of shudder / pixilation in the movie. I did not notice this at all from the BluRay (Best PQ), Amazon (Very Good PQ). The more I used Google TV the more I’m convinced the embedded streaming stick it is just not powerful enough to perform well. It is slow to respond to the remote, it really struggles to play back full HD (1080p) movies from a network device or streaming. I had much better response plugging in an older ROKU stick into the HDMI port. You can also easily replace the Google Stick with your ROKU stick or maybe another streaming stick by opening the compartment below the HDMI port. It just means you have 2 remotes instead of one, but I’m much happier with the overall experience. Streaming sports and movies via the Roku worked well.
SUMMARY / CONCLUSION / RECOMMENDATION
The EPSON - HOME CINEMA 2250, successfully threads the needle and finds a nice niche between underpowered portable projectors and high-end laser projectors. To help make it more attractive they have thrown in every feature you can imagine from Google TV to 3D. If you don’t need these bells and whistles, you might consider another EPSON such as the Home Cinema 880, which is still 1080p and even a little brighter (3300 lumens vs 2700), but without optical zoom, streaming, or 3D.
For me, the 3D is what really puts the 2250 over the top. I envision lots of family movie marathons this winter.
Between work and home, I have 5 Epson projectors (going back 10-15 years), and they are all still working, most have their original bulbs.
In short, if you are in the market for a quality home theater projector, the EPSON - HOME CINEMA 2250 is worth a close look. Especially is you are not quite ready to take the leap to Laser Projectors.Nov 18, 2020 15:17
This is the second Epson projector I have used in the past several years. I was looking forwarded to testing out the new features that this model has including built in bluetooth and Android TV.
- Set-up for Android TV was very easy. I was able to connect through my google/gmail account without any difficulty. The process is streamlined.
- Many of the most useful apps you would like to use come pre-installed and it is easy to install more. The set-up process allows you to choose which additional apps you would like to add but you can always add more later. Not having to connect a blue-ray player or streaming media player to this unit is a nice plus.
- Picture quality was great. Even though it is not too close to Xmas I watched "Elf" with with family. The projected image is very bright and doesn't require a completely dark room to get a watchable image.
- Having an onboard speaker is nice so you can take this on the go and have a display with audio at the ready.
- I was looking forward to having a projector with bluetooth that I can use on my back patio with an outdoor movie screen. Connecting a wireless speaker was going to be a terrific solution. But when I tried this there was lag between the audio and what was taking place on the screen which made the movie unwatchable. For indoor watching I'll need to run HDMI from my source through my AV system to get better audio, but will look for other options for outdoor viewing.
- For an expensive projector like this it would be nice to have a storage/carrying case come with it. There is no need for a case for folks that mount it of course, but for my use I will use it both indoors and outdoors and don't want a permanent mount. Fro now I'll just keep it in the box it arrived in.
Overall, this Epson model is worth a look. One of the best selling points is the Android TV integration. Just be prepared to find a good audio solution because if you have a great quality picture, you are going to want great audio to go along with it.Nov 18, 2020 21:06
The Epson Home Cinema 2250 1080p 3LCD Projector with Android TV is a really nice home theater projector.
I was replacing a Home Cinema 2100, so I can talk to the differences between the two. Installation was a breeze, simply because the 2250 has the same footprint/shell as the 2100. I mounted it upside down from my ceiling mount, and it was installed within 5 mins. Swapped over the HDMI cables, plugged in the power and I was up and running.
It would be nice, if the projector automatically knew it's orientation. Because I already had a mount set up etc, when it was plugged in, all the menus were upside down, as I didn't set it up the right way up in the first instance. Not a deal breaker at all, once I navigated to the image inversion selection in the menu, the setup was a breeze. Definitely would be 'nice-to-have' option.
The remote(s) are a lot nicer and a lot more functional and tactile that the previous version, and they connect via bluetooth seamlessly. On screen instructions tell you how to set it up and it works perfectly every time. Upon firing up the projector, the is a soft welcome sound and soothing music playing as you set it all up. Full set up took about 20 mins or so, getting the settings how I like them.
Visually, the unit looks almost identical to the 2100, apart from the copper trim ring around the lens, which works perfectly with my Klipsch speaker set up, complements them nicely.
Performance, something you will notice right away when firing up the projector is the fan noise. It is loud when you turn it on, and then it fades and subdues drastically when warmed up. I run the projector in ECO mode, as that is when the fan is at it's quietest. I ran the previous projector in ECO mode for the past 2 years, but as of late, the lamp had started flickering. If I changed to normal power mode, the lamp would stop flickering, so it's almost like the bulb had a power starvation issue. Here's hoping that the new 2250 doesn't suffer from that same issue.
So far, I have been impressed with the clarity, the color and the definition of this projector compared to the 2100. The colors are more vivid, deeper and stronger than it's predecessor. The blacks are also slightly darker (to my eye) as well. Very impressed with the details. I have it set up on a 100" screen and you can set up from 33.1" to 320" so it's very versatile. You can also simply plug a USB device in the back and run content from there, which makes it handy for quick access to content.
I have it connected directly to a Dolby Atmos surround sound theater system, and it has worked very well indeed. Initially I had a little screen flicker, and was able to troubleshoot it to the HDMI connector not being fully seated into the projector. The warm up time isn't long, and you have full color clarity within about 30 seconds. I have it integrated to my Harmony Remote, and it functions flawlessly with that remote.
The onboard Android Apps powered by Google TV work well (HBO Now/Hulu/Netflix/Youtube), load quickly and I haven't had an issue with them so far. The instructions don't make it abundantly clear as to why 2 remotes are included, I am presuming one is for set up, the other is for general use, so that settings don't get accidentally changed, but there was nothing specific in the documentation that I saw.
Over all, I am extremely happy with the Epson 2250, a nice upgrade from the 2100 without taking that step to 4K. Vivid colors, high contrast, higher lumen count (2700 lumens), deeper blacks (dynamic contrast ratio of up to 70,000:1), crisp sharp image (1080p) and easy to use remote control make this projector a no brainer for a Home Theater setup.Nov 18, 2020 12:55
I have been using this EPSON home cinema 2250 for more than a week now. I really liked it. I am very good at judging projectors, I used many projectors, few years back after comparing number of projectors i bought top model in View Sonic that time also i bought epson from bestbuy and returned it because nothing beating view sonic those times, and recently my view sonic got broken, now this is my favorite, this project has beaten my old one in a big way.
Highlights of this projector which I liked most:
1) Android TV - Thanks for Epson for including it in the projector this literally cuts all the external devices and connectivity issues. Works perfect!
2) Wifi - Nice Wifi connections no drops. I really liked it.
3) Picture clarity - Very good. I usually like DLP projector colors, I know 3LCD is advanced, but if you see pictures of the theater kind of screen it makes little difference. You see pictures of the theater kind of screen, it makes little difference. You will see more white in 3LCD, but you see colors in DLP. This projector matching with high end DLP picture quality which is very good.
4) Remote Control
Another nice cool features:
1) Bluetooth connectivity - I see in some review, someone complained about Bluetooth connectivity it must be individual projector unit specific. First time, When I am trying to connect to my BOSS sound bar, on the projector it did not show my boss to pair, but the second time I turned off my boss and did a scan on the projector it worked. I feel this kind of minor first time Bluetooth connectivity issue are quite common, hence I do not want to call this an issue. For me it is working seamlessly without any issue.
2) Projector Audio works fine and in a small room if you want watch something you do not need any external audio systems, but all projector companies must know one thing, Audio is the more important thing in the projector do not try hard to give best sound from the projector, just good decent sound is enough, instead they should concentrate more on how many ways it can help connect other external sound systems seamlessly, if external audio connectivity fails the whole unit get quality issue.
3) Different picture modes - cinema, bright cinema etc. Unit by default comes with all good nice settings. Some pictures are good in bright cinema and some good are in cinema mode.
4) Shutter door to close the lens.
The pack comes with all required things with it. Very good manual. Very easy to setup.
I did one mistake while doing the setup, just want to share here so that it may help someone, When i was trying to raise the projector by mistake i broke the front bottom knob, i never used epson before, if you want to raise the projector up you suppose to pull the black thing down but somehow ( do not know what i was thinking that time :( ), i pulled gray color knob towards me and it broke. I know nobody makes this mistake, I had been just foolish and I was thinking something that time and no light in the room. Just want to share so that it may help someone.
I checked light cost to replace in the future and you do not believe it is around $60 and surely you will get it under $100 which is very good and this is important for me since I use projector a lot.
The things I do not like:
From the same spot where I used to place my old projector, this projector throws the smaller image / picture. I need to move little bit back to match with my old projector. The thing is not a big thing just want to mention it here, with small changes you can correct it.
Finally - I am really very impressed with the projector. I am so confident that you will love it.Nov 21, 2020 14:38
Pros: -Android TV included
-Bright, 2700 Lumens
-Beautiful vivid colors, true 1080p HD picture
-Vertical & Horizontal lens shifting
Cons: -Separated HDMI and Home inputs do not allow for an external speaker system to control audio for Android TV streaming platforms (see more information below). Need to use the additional audio port to completely transfer all audio to external speakers.
-Only one HDMI input
Epson has been a leading provider of great projectors for years. With that being said, this projector is no different. Rated at 2700 lumens, it is very bright and you can watch all of your favorite streaming services via the included Android TV platform. Although this is not a 4k projector, I still found the image produced to be phenomenal.
Along with the projector, 2 remotes, and a power cord were included in the box. Setup was very easy, I turned it on, adjusted the zoom and focus sliders located at the top of the projector, and followed the welcome prompts on the projector. It took only a few minutes and I immediately saw the wow factor of the projector. With the 3LCD, 70,000:1 contrast ratio and capability to play 4k content, I not only loved the picture but guests I had over also gave compliments. Colors were vibrant and blacks stood out with shadow details being noticeable. Epson states that 4k content can be accepted by the projector (although this isn't a 4k projector), but I did not see a noticeable difference when playing 4k rated video since this projector cannot output 4k content. In addition to the great picture, a 10W speaker is installed in the projector. While it isn't a complete replacement for a sound bar or audio system, sound is clear and can fill a small room at the highest volume.
On the back of the projector, there is only one HDMI (HDMI 2.0) input, one audio output (3.5mm audio jack), and a micro USB B input for service. To connect multiple HDMI devices, I would recommend using an audio video receiver to manage the HDMI device connections one might use. The projector also has the capability to connect bluetooth audio to it for playback. Someone previously mentioned having issues connecting their bluetooth speakers to the projector although I had no such issues. Going into the bluetooth settings, pairing the bluetooth speakers, and selecting to turn on bluetooth audio, enabled me to use bluetooth speakers for audio.
Now for some more technical specs. The included 200W UHE lamp lasts for about 4500 hours give or take on the normal setting or 7500 on the ECO setting. While in normal brightness mode, the fan noise (Epson rates at 36db) was not too audible to me while playing video games and watching movies. In Quiet mode it was less audible (Epson rated at 28db). The amount of zoom on the projector allowed goes from the standard 1.0 picture up to 1.6. I was able to see a great difference in how large the picture frame became at shorter distances because of the zoom. From tests I conducted, from about 11 feet and 11 inches from the wall to the front of the projector, an image greater than 100 inches (about 104-105 inches) was displayed while having the zoom slider at half. At full zoom, an image of 100 inches was produced from about 9ft and 9 inches.
One thing that I loved in particular about the projector was the inclusion of Android TV. I am familiar with it since I have a TV (Sony 900E) with it included although on my TV it can be laggy at times. This was not the case with the projector. I was able to move through all of the menus and app tiles quickly and smoothly. Because of the inclusion of Android TV, there isn't a need for an HDMI streaming service box or dongle, Android TV has a wide offering of apps from Google that people can choose from. With Android TV, there was also the ability for me to cast what I was watching from my phone over to the projector as well. Finishing the added features section of the review, the projector also has horizontal and vertical lens shift capabilities. (Horizontal and vertical keystone correction can be made up to plus or minus 30 degrees). These definitely helped me when positioning the projector and is a nice added bonus!
Because of the mishap of not being able to relay the audio from the internal Android TV streaming services, I had to dock a star. Otherwise, this projector is amazing and cannot imagine anyone would not fall in love with this projector. The greatest features being Android TV and a beautiful bright picture means you could definitely replace your home TV with this. It will definitely make a very nice upgrade!Nov 23, 2020 17:21
The Epson - Home Cinema 2250 1080p 3LCD Projector with Android TV is a great projector for your home cinema. It has a great image and works well in ambient lit or light restricted viewing areas.
Out of the box, set up is easy. The box includes the projector, power cord, 2 remotes, and setup guides. You will need an HDMI cable if you plan to use the projector with a cable box, gaming console, or other device. The cable is not needed if you just want to use the built-in features such as AndroidTV, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, or other built in apps. Be aware though that the projector only has 1 HDMI input, so if you have multiple devices to connect you will need an HDMI switch as well.
To set the projector up, it can be placed on a shelf or ceiling mounted and can be front or rear projected. While the projector does not have a lens shift capability, it does feature both horizontal and vertical keystone correction making placement of the projector extremely flexible. You should have no issues finding a place to place it. Also, the 2700 lumens brightness rating does not seem to do it justice. This projector is plenty bright to work in both ambient lit rooms as well as light restricted areas.
The projector will need to be placed a bit away from your viewing area. For a 100-inch image, the projector will need to be 10 feet from the screen. If you want a 120-inch image, you will need the projector to be 12 feet from the screen. In any case, it still should work great in most settings.
Now that placement is out of the way, I will talk performance. The Epson 2250 does not hold back in this area. The picture quality is amazing for a 1080p projector. The reds, blues, greens, and yellows all pop and are distinct. The picture is crisp and amazing. Since this is a 3LCD projector, there is no rainbow effect that some get from projectors. The black levels are not bad, but I would say are average for a projector. That is understandable though given the brightness this projector offers.
Now some notes on gaming. The projector works well with devices such as a PS4 or even the new PS5. However, the biggest thing to gamers are color brightness and input lag. This projector has no issues with color brightness. It is amazing. As such, this projector works great as a home cinema. If you are watching sports or movies, you won’t be disappointed. Images are smooth and not jittery. If there is a problem though, it is with input lag. While you can certainly play games on this projector and it will look amazing, hardcore gamers may complain about input lag. I haven’t seen any specifics on measured lag, but I would not be surprised to hear it is north of 35 milliseconds. In a rough experiment, I could move the sticks of the controller and watched the motion on the screen. On quick motions left to right, I could hear the stick click before seeing the movement on the screen. While it isn’t much, in high twitch gaming such as Call of Duty or others, milliseconds count. Casual gamers who want to game on a big screen probably won’t notice, but hardcore gamers will.
The projector does have a built-in speaker which works well for viewing. The projector also is quiet. I was expecting more noise, but it isn’t that bad at all. The lamp life is also really good for a projector, especially one that is this bright. Depending on the mode you use it in, you can get up to 10,000 hours of bulb life from it. You should be able to go a few years without replacing it.
Quickly, I have highlighted the pros and cons below.
Pros: Quiet; good lamp life (up to 10,000 hours depending on running mode); built-in Android TV with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube; smooth image; amazing colors,
Cons: Hardcore gamers will see lag, black levels just average, only one HDMI port
I really enjoy the Epson 2250 projector. It is a great projector for a home cinema. I would recommend this projector for anyone wanting a great home cinema projector.Nov 28, 2020 11:34
Leisure 510 projector includes 2 HDMI, 2 USB, VGA, AV and USB ports as well as SD card slot. Connect to your TV, laptop and other devices. Most video formats readable. 1920x1080p resolution projects HD images whilst 2 built-in 3 watt speakers provide outstanding audio quality. Project onto a screen size of between 44 and 200 inches. LED lamp lasts for approximately 50,000 hours (10 hours use per day means no replacement necessary for over 10 years). Built-in fan keeps projector cool without excess noise.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
I returned the mini projector from this brand because I wasn’t satisfied with it . I got this one instead & I am more than satisfied with the purchase . It’s worth the money. Great sound , very loud . Imagine quality is super clear .Nov 05, 2021 20:06
The projector has a nice design and looks good. The picture is crystal clear and bright, and the sound is great and loud enough. Had a really nice movie night with my family. Would totally recommend!Dec 18, 2020 19:18
Setup is easy and straightforward, fan noise is comparatively low. Connected with my Mac and the picture quality really amazed me. The build-in audio could be louder but won't trouble me too much since we have a speaker. Overall it is an awesome projector for the price!Nov 26, 2020 20:19
First time buying a Projector and its amazing.
Easy to setup just be patient with the focus and keystone alignment. Once you get a clear and okayed watchable viewing be happy with it. I suggest buying a blackout curtains as well to make your whole viewing room as dark as possible you can so that this Projector will work as well.
A tip on how to use a USB make sure you format it to NTFS then you can view Video File .avi, .mp4, .mov, etc then Picture File .jpg, .bmp, then Audio File .mp3, .m4a, .flac.
I also installed an AV with the right cable Yellow/White/Red to view either VHS/Betamax or your old DVD movies.
The built in speaker for this is so loud omg i just keep at volume 20ish-25 because 100 is way to loud sounds like im hearing a 911 siren outside when the volume is at max.
This Projector can go around 100' - 200" inches of viewing omg so amazing. Well the bigger it is you lose quality. The smaller the projected video/image the clearer it is.
Quality is okay for the price I pay for if you want a super quality spend and save more around 500+ and up for 4K, but those higher end ones doesn't have a lot of HDMI, AV, 3.5mm Input Audio, TC/miniSDcard and USB.
Hope my review helps to fellow movie/tv watcher, enjoy!Feb 13, 2021 17:53
Great picture quality!! Easy to use. It took me a minute to start watching. Magnificent value. Totally recommend.Dec 02, 2020 21:31
I really enjoy this purchase. It’s a great first projector and the visual and sound quality is very good. I like that it also comes with everything you need to take it with you wherever you go. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a portable projector. In that picture I didn’t have a proper stand but you can get a idea of the picture quality. Also it is very easy to get in focus.Mar 25, 2021 17:10
My kids set it up, they use their phones to stream movies. We started having movie nights in the back yard using a white sheet to project onto. Best investment I’ve made in a long time!Mar 16, 2021 23:15
Tbh is has been a great addition to assist with back yard movie night. Great qualityOct 20, 2021 08:20
Equipped with astonishing stereo sound and unique touchpad, VANKYO Leisure E30TB is an exceptional home theatre and office projector conveying the truest color and imparts the deepest feelings upon the viewer.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
Watching the World Series on this projector has been the highlight of the postseason! I connected our Roku using HDMI and USB for power for an all
In one experience. The resolution is crystal clear and the colors are perfect! We have only used to the sound to 50% and it’s still so loud! I am wildly impressed with this budget projectorNov 02, 2021 20:19
Projector is great:) i always wanted to have my own movie theater and this projector did not dissapoint. The image is great and i was using it on a 16 foot screen outside(192inch screen). The airplay feature works great too.Oct 21, 2021 22:09
This is an AWESOME projector. I was able to get it to take up the majority of my living room wall... I didn't have enough room to push it further back to get it to go bigger. I was impressed that the projection can be seen in daylight (picture doesnt do it jistice) but obviously the darker the room the better. I felt like I was at a movie theater. I also bought an Amazon Fire TV Stick to plug into this. Its great! The fire stick makes all the difference. I tried the regular mirroring function but was not very impressed. Definitely get a Fire TV stick to go with this! The beginning setup was a big tricky for me, but its great once that part is over.Sep 12, 2021 05:11
So far I have nothing good to say about this other then the picture display is incredible for what it will actually play. It stops there. I purchased this specific one to have less wires that I have to deal with and to be able to connect to my phone for outdoor movie nights. I have tried getting it to play videos from my phone for an entire day. Also no one from Best Buy or geek squad seems to be able to help me with it either even though we have purchased the protection support, just an endless cycle of “let me transfer you to…” over three hours of getting transferred and put on hold. I have tried connecting my phone by WiFi and by the USB and neither will play the video. Plays the sound great but as soon as the actual video starts to play the projector freezes. I have tried with our home WIFi and also my phone hot spot. Everything the video freezes on the projector end. Also no number to directly call the manufacturer. Finally ended up having to connect it directly to the DVD player.Sep 09, 2021 13:10
- I bought this at the Roseville, MN Best Buy
- The website reported one was in stock
- I could not find it among the others, but a BB guy found it for me in the stock room
- It is hansom, smallish, and reasonably quiet
- I have not tried the foldable screen it came with
-Also, I could not find batteries for the remote in the box (it requires 2x AAA)
- I have it pointed at a white-painted wall
- The geometry of my apartment prevented me from setting it up perpendicular to that wall to get a large enough display
- The projector is ~13' back and ~4' to the left of center and the projection is 9' wide (horizontal, not diagonal)
- I had no trouble using the keystone controls to get the display rectangular
- At this angle, however, the focus on the left quarter or so is softer than the rest, but it's not that noticeable
- Resolution is good, no visible pixels or other undesirable flaws to speak of from ~12' away
- Contrast ratio is fine, though at all but the highest brightness settings, shadows lack detail they have on my television
- Here are my settings in case anyone wants to try them:
- I can not discuss the audio because I have not, and likely never will, used the built-in speaker
- Connected to a computer via HDMI works like it should and I'm just using a large Bluetooth speaker paired with that computer
Recommended if you want a nice one that doesn't cost as much as most of the other ones
Emma (with an M)Oct 13, 2021 21:01
Best picture quality and decent audio for this projector at an affordable price. The only thing I don’t like for this product is it don’t have a way to download and save apps And it doesn’t one up preinstalled common apps such as YouTube or Netflix. That beats the whole purpose of it having wireless connectivity.Nov 06, 2021 13:56
This thing is great because we can connect our phones. The only thing is the hdmi cord that comes with it would not allow me to stream Netflix or Disney +. I had to purchase a separate hdmi cord. The quality of the picture and ease of set up was pretty amazing though. It’s definitely worth the money. The screen was also a great addition.Oct 21, 2021 05:08
This projector has many features of more expensive ones, i love that I can wirelessly stream from my phone to the projector. The quality is great for the price.Oct 30, 2021 08:11
Sit back, relax and watch movies with this Epson video projector. It offers 3,300 lumens of color & white brightness to ensure vibrant, accurate colors, and its HD resolution delivers crisp image quality at 1080p. This Epson video projector lets you connect a Blu-ray player or gaming console via an HDMI input for smooth streaming of your favorite media.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
I love going to the movie theater, but that is no longer a viable option lately with the pandemic. When I heard Epson was releasing its latest entry level 1080p projector, I jumped at the opportunity to bring the cinema experience to the comfort and safety of my living room.
The Epson Home Cinema (HC) 880 is simply awesome! It has just enough of the big features you’d want in a projector without the hefty price tag, and that makes this a value winning projector. I love the fact that it is rated at 3,300 lumens of color and white brightness. What that means for me is that I can watch my favorite movies without turning out the lights. I tried the projector during the day with the blinds and curtains open, letting in plenty of ambient natural light, and the projector image was still bright and sharp without any washout. And during the night I had my living room lights on, the Epson 880 continued to display a bright and clear image. The projector’s lamp brightness is a little dimmer in ECO mode when compared to Normal mode, but both modes still work well in ambient lighting.
I use a large white wall in my living as the projector screen. The projector’s image colors are true to life, sharp, bright, and have plenty of contrast. I was only able to project up to 8’ before I ran out of wall space, but Epson claims that the projector can display up to 386”.
Another feature I like is that the Epson HC 880 comes with an audio jack. I know in the past Epson did not include an audio jack for its older model entry level projectors, but I’m glad Epson finally included this feature. I can now connect my external speakers for a better home cinema audio experience. However, the built in 2 watt mono speaker works well, too. It gets plenty loud to overcome the projector’s fan noise. Speaking of fan noise, the Epson HC 880 isn’t too loud. In ECO mode, the fan barely makes a noise. Once you turn it to Normal mode, the fan does become more audible, but nothing to the point that it becomes a distraction.
One of the best things about this projector is that it is so easy to set up and use. You could mount it on the ceiling, but I simply set it on a table, plugged it in, leveled it by adjusting the height of the rear feet and front foot, adjusted the image for squareness, plugged my laptop into the hdmi connection, focused the image, and I was ready to enjoy a good movie with some popcorn in less than five minutes. The projector allows you to easily adjust for image squareness with the automatic vertical keystone correction, manual horizontal keystone correction, and Quick Corner setting. And there are plenty of image settings just like you would find on a television such as adjustments to color saturation, brightness, contrast, sharpness, tint, and so on. The remote control is easy to use and the onscreen menus are intuitive.
Although it is marketed as a home cinema projector, the HC 800 can also perform well as a business projector. After all, it can reach 3,300 lumens of brightness which is plenty to overcome the ambient lighting of a conference room. And it weighs only 6 lbs which is considered lightweight for a full size projector, making it easy to tote around.
I couldn’t find anything bad to nit pick with the projector. Some folks might be turned off by the limited number of connections. It only has 1 hdmi, 1 usb-type a, 1 usb-type b, and an audio jack as its interfaces. I don’t mind though, because I only use the hdmi connection. I can connect my google chromecast to the hdmi and power it with the usb-type a connection on the projector. This turns the HC 880 into a streaming machine.
Things that I wished were featured on the HC 880 would be a backlit remote control for the times when I’m using the projector in the dark, and also if Epson could include a soft carrying case for the projector. Other than that, for the value price and extraordinary image quality and features, the Epson HC 880 is a perfect entry level projector meeting the needs for a fun family movie night. I totally recommend this projector!Nov 21, 2020 01:53
We use a projector as our main TV in our living room and this Epson Home Cinema 880 is replacing our current 1080p LED projector. The first thing we noticed is that the Epson’s 3LCD display generates a much brighter image than our previous projector, so at 3300 lumens, it is bright enough to be seen clearly during the day and with some lights on (indoors). The clarity of the image is also super sharp and crisp all the way to the edges of the screen with no vignetting at the corners.
The projector has a built-in spring-loaded front foot for pitching the image upward and two adjustable leveling feet at the back, but these couldn’t go high enough to get the image where we needed it from where the projector was placed. Since the image was too high, we had to pitch the projector at a downward angle by putting a book under the back side of the unit. The automatic keystone for both vertical and horizontal skew correction worked okay sometimes depending how we positioned the projector, but I did have to manually adjust it to get it perfectly square. I like that the sliding lens cover also acts as an A/V mute switch and cuts off the audio and switches off the lamp, helping to preserve the lamp life when not in use. You can also extend the lamp’s usable hours from 6000 to 12000 hours by setting the projector to ECO mode, which we primarily use and the image is still pretty bright and clear though contrast suffers a bit.
I had no problem getting the image dimensions up to a 100 inch diagonal, which is the size of the PVC screen we use in the living room. It was actually a little too big for the screen where we have the projector placed, so we use the digital “e-zoom” to zoom out and make the image smaller to fit the screen’s borders. You can also digitally zoom in, but note that there is no physical zooming capability so the projected “area” always stays the same size and the image scales within that. The picture also looked great on our outdoor 120 inch screen when we used it for outdoor movie night, and the image was unaffected by the light cast on the screen from the fire pit. The focus wheel behind the lens is smooth and easy to adjust incrementally, so you can get the clearest image possible (at larger projection sizes you’ll be able to discern individual pixels; the max is 320 inches).
The fan noise when set to ‘cinema’ or ‘game’ modes in ECO mode is pretty quiet, even though the projector still puts out a ton of heat. The fan only gets constantly loud if you set it to ‘bright cinema’ (good for day time viewing) or ‘dynamic’ color settings. The one other noise factor that we noticed when using the projector is that occasionally there are moments of clicking/grinding that sound like they are coming from the around the lens. We think it’s from the ‘Dynamic Iris’ setting which tries to adjust the brightness on the fly based on the content as this noise happens whenever we change scenes, screens, or apps on the screen.
The onboard internal mono speaker for this projector also isn’t very impressive. It is serviceable if you’re traveling and want to pack light, but it isn’t going to give you a cinema quality experience to go with the awesome picture. For that, I recommend you plug in an external speaker, sound bar, or even headphones into the AUX audio out port. The analog AUX is the only audio output option, though it can be converted to RCA using an adapter (not included); I would have preferred an optical audio output or Bluetooth for connecting an external speaker. This unit is also lacking on the input side with a single USB-A and a single HDMI port for input. We’re constantly pulling HDMI cables out to plug something else in so we may consider getting and HDMI switch to bridge this gap. You can also connect a computer to the projector using the USB-B port, though you will have to install the Espon USB Display software to use this port. One thing that did disappoint me was that the USB-A port doesn’t have sufficient power output to power the FireTV streaming stick; we had to run a long USB cable from the FireTV to a wall outlet instead of being able to use the USB port right on the projector.
While I did read that this projector supports wireless connections for projection, monitoring, and control via remote, it requires a separate Wireless LAN module, that’s not included in the box. The unit has IR receivers in the front and back so you can use the remote control from either side of the projector. The remote looks a bit complicated, but all the buttons are clearly labeled and each set of keys help you quickly access common functions, like brightness, color mode, and keystone, without making you dig through the projector’s on-screen menus. However, it’s not backlit so can be hard to see in the dark. If you don’t have the remote handy, you can also use the buttons on top of the projector.
Overall, the projector’s image quality and brightness is its main highlight. The unit is easy to use and set up, and the mediocre sound can be mitigated using an external speaker. Despite the lack of multiple inputs and underpowered USB port, you can still make due by simply working around these shortcomings, so they’re not show stoppers.Nov 30, 2020 21:35
One of the first things I noticed about this projector was how no-frills it was. It has one HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio out, and a USB port. That's it for I/O ports. Depending on your setup that may be fine, but particularly for audio, just a 3.5mm out limits your audio options without extra cables and equipment.
Setup was otherwise super simple, take it out of the box, set it up on a flat stable surface and take off the protective tape, plug it in and power it on. You can be projecting in a matter of minutes.
The projector has some auto-keystone (distortion caused by the projector being at an off angle) abilities, where it will detect the vertical angle it is placed at and adjust the picture so it is square. If the projector is off angle horizontally, you will have to manually adjust that, which there is a slider on the projector for. You can also use the remote to adjust the keystoning to get a square picture.
Focus is manually controlled at the lens on the projector itself. There are no options to control focus with the remote.
Brightness was great, I could see the image well, in a comfortably sun-lit room. Colors are great as well, which is too be expected from a 3LCD projector. Built-in sound was nothing impressive, which is basically expected. If you want any reasonable sound from HDMI content, you'll want to use external speakers.
Fan noise was tolerable; though considerably louder when set to the "Dynamic" picture mode, which sets the projector at the highest brightness. Setting it to "Cinema" was much better, and perfectly usable in most lighting conditions.
Where this projector fails seems to be on the quality of the projector lens itself. Image was somewhat soft at the center, but perfectly acceptable for watching movies and tv, but the corners were very soft, with color fringing (colors separating). When I saw some text near the corners, I actually went to adjust the focus thinking I had the projector slightly out of focus, but it didn't help (or would make the edges a bit clearer, and center out of focus). This isn't as big of a problem when watching movies and tv, but if you intend to use this for projections in a school or business setting where text will be displayed, this could be frustrating, and I'd have a hard time recommending this projector for those use-cases. Attached images show a test pattern projected on my off-white wall, demonstrating the softness of the corners.
But, for a cost-effective home theater projector, for watching movies and tv, this is still a great projector, and can't wait to have an outdoor movie once the weather warms back up.Nov 18, 2020 12:50
Bought this projector to watch a movie inside my home. But the quality was sooooo good that I decided to test it on my house exterior wall and OMGGGGG. It was 1080p quality outside. I decided to have a movie night and invited the neighbors and we had a movie night for everyone. The kids loved it ans the adults had a blast. I highly truly recommend it. My pictures don’t give it justice. But it’s MARVELOUS.Dec 29, 2020 15:23
This projector exceeding all my expectations. I didn’t even use a screen and have it playing off my wall. I love how it changes between dynamic and bright cinema. For the movies I use dynamic. I have it set at 50 for brightness. If you are considering one I promise you can’t go wrong with this one.Apr 10, 2021 22:27
This was my first entrance into using a projector for the purpose of an outdoor movie. I paired it was a 120" 1.3 gain white screen with a dark back. 4k wasnt in the budget and i already had some speakers on the back of the house. We were able to start the movie while the sun was just starting to set -- it sets directly into our faces, so that didnt help -- the movie was viewable, but a little light even on the brightest setting. Once the sun set behind the trees and as night began to fall, it was a different story. The picture quality was amazing and all the colors popped! It was an animated kids movie, so there was no shortage of good visuals and animation. The kids and adults were all very happy with it. Is it the greatest projector in the world...probably not (esp if you wanted more kick out of the built in speakers or more lens adjustments) but for the very short money I spent after the sale price and BB points, im thrilled at the results. The wife is having a "Mom's night" tonight for the neighborhood ladies, so hopefully it'll go off well for them too. ****the attached picture is from cable TV and I didnt take the picture showcase the image....it looked far better in person****Sep 11, 2021 08:16
The Epson Home Cinema 880 3LCD 1080p Projector is a very good entry-level 1080p triple LCD projector for home or office use. The projector comes with a power cable, remote control (batteries included) and the quick setup guide, and other literature. The projector has a single HDMI input, and audio output, and 2 USB 2.0 inputs (1 USB-A and one USB-B). The key features of this projector are:
• 1080p Full HD resolution
• 3300 Lumens of color and white brightness
• 3LCD technology
• All digital HDMI Technology
• Built-in Speaker and easy setup.
Additional features include:
• Built-in Picture skew sensor – to correct for keystone issues.
• Up to a 16, 000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
• Convenient color mode adjustments
• The ability to mount the projector in an inverted position.
• Split mode and zoom features (more on these later)
This is a very good starter 1080P projector. The device is currently retailing for $499.99, which is an excellent price for this projector. When married up to one of many devices that can output to HDMI you can have up to a 386” diagonal (varies with the distance the projector is from the screen/wall). For my setup, while testing the throw distance was about 11.25 feet for a screen size diagonal of 127.60 inches. The projector has some digital zoom capabilities in the event the screen is too small or too large at the throw distance – in my case I used this capability to reduce the screen size to fit the available space on the wall.
The projector’s built-in audio is a small, tinny-sounding 2W mono-speaker and while it does a good job, the 3.5 MM audio output can be used to provide improved audio.
During my review, I found that this projector comes with USB video driver software that can allow a system to connect to the projector via the USB-B port. This can be combined with the HDMI port to have a split-screen view – I used this with my Surface Book and Roku device during testing and was able to display each screen. The screens can be of equal size or one screen can be made larger than the other one. While this may have limited use cases, it does offer some versatility to how one can project information or use this projector. One use case would be to have a sporting event live on one screen and a second screen showing the stats of the game on the other screen via a computer.
Overall, this projector is a very good machine and has some hidden gem features and capabilities. While the single HDMI input could be considered a con by some, there is another model in this family of services that has dual HDMI inputs.
I have found projectors, including this one, to be excellent, and cost-effective substitutes for TVs, where I can get 2x the screen size for a much lower price point (1/3 – ½ or even more). Granted I am not getting 4K in this configuration, but so far, I have not been persuaded that those benefits are worth the added expense.
Pros: Price, some surprise features such as split-screen and USB input.
Cons: None Noted.Dec 06, 2020 17:23
Never owned a projector but this is awesome...didn't even need the screen and put in on the wall and I have a while wall for tv...great buyFeb 19, 2021 15:48
Achieve a movie theater viewing experience using this LG CineBeam LED projector. A built-in battery provides up to 2 hours of video playback, while Miracast technology lets you mirror portable smart devices. This LG CineBeam LED projector delivers HD resolution for crisp images, and integrated USB and HDMI inputs allow quick connections with external hardware.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
I researched many models, and this one was a win for me with blutooth connection, HDMI, and a remote to adjust the sound from your own speakers.
I set this projector up in my small bedroom. At about 8 feet back it makes around an 80-inch picture. (The further back you place the projector the bigger your picture will be.) No background screen needed! We just project it onto the white wall. My kids love to lay on the floor with their blankets or on the bed with me and have family movie nights.
The picture is crisp and clear at night with the lights off. At sunset the picture is just okay. Says 720p, looks 1080p. Realistic coloring.
Fan is very low, really can't hear it. Sound from speakers are lousey, but I hooked up my megaboom speaker via blutooth easily for great sound. Mouth is off sync slightly, but I've read there's an adapter cord that can plus into most blutooth speakers. It's not enough off sync to bother us though.
HDMI hookup allows me to hook up to our blu ray player or Roku box.
I've read in a review that LG batteries are not replaceable and once the battery dies you can't use this unit anymore. Battery life depends on how often you use it, but dies out at only about two years. So, I won't be using the battery for this. Best Buy warranty may be a good option for those wanting to use the battery.
The two pictures I attached show sunset (blinds closed) viewing versus completely dark.
Bluetooth to hook up a small speaker.
HD. Crisp clear picture.
Tiny and portable.
Poor speakers (this is for most projectors under $1,000)
Has to be in a mostly dark in a room (That's most projectors).
Possible battery issues in the future.Jan 30, 2021 13:15
The LG CineBeam is a compact, extremely versatile video projector. It is equipped with a battery, so it can used where no connection to AC power is available.The picture quality is excellent. It is also an excellent candidate for use as a home theater projector. I was even able to pair to outside speakers, which allows me to set up a surround sound effect, it sounded great. I'm projecting from about 15ft away onto a wall and the image is plenty bright, even with some ambient light in the room things are still watchable. Something really noticeable, especially how vivid everything looks. The colors are really vibrant. The throw distance i'm using is about as far away from my screen as i can while not making the image too large. One drawback is that there is no height adjustment. If the image is too low on the screen or wall or whatever you’re projecting on, you will have to find something to set it on. It’s small size and light weight make it an excellent candidate for use as a portable projector, but the lack of height adjustment would need to be kept in mind. Out of the box, the unit is easy to set up. Put the included batteries in the included remote control and then simply plug it in and turn it on. It will take you through setup menus for time, date, location, and sources of programming. I put in my fire stick and it works well and the movies look great on the screen and the sound is good enough you won't be disappointed I definitely recommend thisSep 04, 2020 06:57
The LG CineBeam PH30N delivers good performance for image quality, and balance of image quality, small size, and brightness is easily good enough to serve nicely in a small conference room or for anyone who needs a bright projector they can take with them on the go. Truly surprised how good this projector works. Being able to have a truly wireless projector is amazing, even being able to pair to outside speakers, allows me to set up a surround sound effect. Add in a streaming device and you won't need anything else plugged in. It allow for you to throw video right from a phone or laptop without the HDMI and i connect a mini Sega and NES system and work perfectly. Battery last 2 hours perfect for a movie night in the yard. What i love about this mini projector is that Delivers resolution equivalent to 720p on screen, using a 960x540 micromirror chip and XPR fast pixel shifting, Accepts 1080p input, Supports Bluetooth audio (in addition to having a 3.5mm audio out port) with Bluetooth AV sync adjustment and Built-in rechargeable battery that last 2 hours all this perfect for on the go.
“I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.”Sep 10, 2020 13:55
First of, I want to say that this little projector blew my mind from what I was expecting. Its small an light. I was able to mount it on a camera tripod for portable use and it worked perfectly. I liked that it will automatically adjust the angle for you but you can still manually do it if necessary. The menus are easy to use and see. I was able to connect our Bluetooth portable speaker to it for the audio. The built-in audio is ok, but I really recommend you connect your own speaker to it. On battery we were able to watch a 2 an a half long video with no problems. I connected my phone and watched a musical from a streaming service. We watched it projecting on the wall and the color and quality were really good. I purchased a screen online and my kids tried it in there room where they connected their video game console and played on it. The colors looked great and it play perfectly with no lag. It was very bright for being just an LED projector. It's not bright enough to see in a brightly lit room, but in the dark, it works really well. We haven't had a chance to take it out camping yet since the weather is still to hot in the desert. We'll be projecting on the side of the trailer soon. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.Sep 21, 2020 23:57
The wife and I bought this for backyard movie nights and so far it has not disappointed. I love how small and compact this projector is and the set up was SUPER simple. There is an HDMI port to connect to Roku or any device you want. We mirrored Youtube videos from the phone and sports and movies from the PC rather than using HDMI or USB. I was impressed with the picture. The audio is not really loud but luckily you can connect it to any Bluetooth speaker which is a major plus. Since the projector is portable, you do not need the remote with it however, the remote itself is super easy to use and it is nice and slim. As with most projectors, you need a dimly lit room (or outdoors) to fully enjoy the picture. I wish the projector had a keystone adjustment left and right. This would allow us to adjust a skewed picture with the projector to the left or right of our sitting location (it does have it up and down though). That was about the only function missing that the big projectors have. In the end, its a small miss considering all the other advantages this little thing packs!Oct 04, 2020 09:05
Outdoor Movie night just got better with my LG PH30N CineBeam projector. It's a great projector to stream It was really easy to set up, the projector is compact and light weight! The quality of the projection is good when the lights are off you get a beautiful clear picture, if the lights are on the picture colors would get faded out when watching a movie. The projector is really easy to use, plugs right into a HDMI or USB cable to stream to the projector. I just plugged in my USB flash drive to look at my pictures, I also used my phone or my IPad to stream and watch my movies. The projector has a 2 hour built-in battery, audio is clear and smooth, Bluetooth sound out built in speakers or you can connect speakers for a much clear surround sound. The projector has a resolution of 1280x720p high definition with up to 100" screen. Every home should have one, makes outside movie night much more enjoyable.Nov 07, 2020 21:48
I was very excited to get this projector as it would be the first one I owned. I have one at my job that I had to use every day so I was slightly familiar with using a projector. So the main reason I was excited to get this LG projector was because of the small size and it being able to be easily moved around and carried and used anyplace. The size of the projector is perfect and it projects the image on any surface. I was very amazed at how clear the picture was! Not to mention the size of the image you can get with a clear picture was very impressive! Another great feature was it could be plugged in or there is a 2 hour battery life so incase you want to project where you don’t have an outlet, no problem! And 2 hours gives you enough time for a whole movie! The only negative thing about this projector which I hate to say is a big deal is the sound. You have to hook this up to another sound source so if you don’t have a speaker(s) you are out of luck. Even with the sound on full blast on the projector you can barely hear it even sitting right next to it. If LG could fix the sound quality then this projector would be perfect. So I had a speaker I hooked up to it and it worked great. It was a little inconvenience to add a speaker to it but at least the sound with the speaker worked great with the projector. So minus the sound issue this projector is amazing and I would recommend it especially for its price!Sep 24, 2020 13:14
Finally, I got the LG CineBeam Projector i have been waiting for so long. I was surprised to see how small and portable the projector was. I was using an older version on the LG LED projector before which is almost double the size than this. So was a bit skeptical about how it will project. There are quite a few features it performs that the older version couldn't. The battery backup. This one by far my favorite.
So, I took everything out and started setting it up. It was evening by the time I figured out how to connect the sound to my Bluetooth speaker and how to screen share via laptop to the project.
Now time to relieve the project display. So projected it on the wall and the clarity is amazing. There is no need to darken the room. The brightness of the project is superb. It projects on a big screen like. It has an easy feature like the Battery backup for two hours, a project to focus, wireless, and Bluetooth support. the other major improvement I observed is it doesn't get heat up or make noise. Can mount it anywhere as its very light in weight.
We found the remote was really helpful to the on/off the projector. It has easy navigation to setting and volume control. New feature I found is its has front and back projection feature in it.
We projected it on a white wall and the clarity is amazing. We are able to read the CC as well so, imagine how good the clarity is. I have been watching all my shows on the projector. I won't opt for TV when I have a good projector at home. I am able to view my shows in the morning hours as well.
On the window of improvements side, I see that the audio volume on the projector is a bit low, and also USB-C support would be a game-changer.
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Overall it's a very good projector from LG that can be used both indoor and outdoor without a power supply.
Small in size
Easy to charge
Battery back up
Easy to focus
Easy remote access
The audio volume is low.
Screenshare connectivity can improve.
Missing USB-C supportOct 10, 2020 15:04
Equipped with native 1920x1080 resolution, 5000:1 contrast ratio and 50,000 Hours lamp life, VANKYO Performance V630 is an exceptional home cinema and office projector conveys the truest color and imparts the deepest feelings upon the viewer.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
Hands down an awesome buy for the price!
It’s super clear very loud and crystal clear!
We use it in our apartment living room instead of a TV.Aug 20, 2021 16:30
Price for performance, this thing cannot be beat. I didn't expect to be able to use it in my den at all during the day, and now it's my preferred display for watching football or playing Switch (looks way more washed out in pics than in person). It has it's quirks...The focus has a major hot spot (not really fixable). The speakers are weak (get yourself a bluetooth adapter and use whatever speakers you want https://www.bestbuy.com/site/aluratek-bluetooth-audio-receiver-and-transmitter/5715709.p?skuId=5715709). Initially input lag was bad and there is no "game" mode like most TVs...I had to play with the settings a bit to get the input lag where it was acceptable (set Noise Reduction to Off). We even like to put it on the table outside and hang the screen in the evenings. Seriously great value for the fun factor and performance.Oct 06, 2021 07:44
If you room has 12 feet wide o long you get over 100 inch screen ... 108 inch to be exactly.. if is longer better , maybe 150 inch to 18 feet ... great only a t night ... dark room ..Picture Is really goodAug 14, 2020 16:36
This item is awesome. Works great and priced just right. No need for the overpriced brand name, this one is perfect and works just as goodNov 06, 2020 15:43
This projector has exceeded my expectations. We use this outside for outdoor movie nights and the quality is excellent. I researched many before buying this one and am very happy that I purchased this one. I use it with a chromecast and it’s awesome. Quality is great!Jul 03, 2021 10:32
The Vankyo Performance V630 projector has blown me away! I did not expect much from the projector because of the entry-level price tag. However, after using the projector for a couple of days, I can say that all the rave reviews that you see online are true. I now understand why everyone is so happy With their Vankyo, and am so glad I also decided to purchase one.Jan 01, 2021 12:22
The picture quality on this is phenomenal for the price.
The sound quality is clear and doesn't sound like static.
It does NOT have a spot for a DVD player so if you want to play a disk you will have to hook it up to an Xbox or DVD player. We actually use it with my husbands Xbox to play on amazon for movies and it worked great.
The set up is easy and fast.Nov 07, 2021 20:48
Purchased this on a deal of the day special and have loved it since we have had it. It replaced a pair of Amazon projector's that were horribly made for the same price point. I like the simple menu and digital keystone correction. I would definitely recommend for anyone who wants to do movie night at home indoor/outdoor.Nov 06, 2021 16:51
VAVA 4K Projector is the #1 selling 4K ultra short throw laser projector in America. Bring true cinematic movie theater quality content, up to 150 inch projection, into the comfort of your home, at just 7 inches away from the wall.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
Upgraded last April from a 60 inch tv to a 120" 1080p projector that cost around $250. It was traditional long throw with bulbs. It was impressive at first for my new home theater but after a little over a year I decided I needed an upgrade. I did a lot of research and settled on this Vava. Its fantastic! Super bright, immediate noticeable upgrade in image quality and watching 4k YouTube content or UHD movie are incredible. It being laser and ultra short throw was also a huge improvement. You can't even tell its a projector and not a screen. And I don't even have a proper screen yet. Easy to use and set up. It is a rather large unit so need some space to set it up. Haven't tried the 3d yet and I'm using external surround sound so can't comment on the built in speakers. Very happy and impressed with it so far. Love it!Aug 11, 2021 22:22
That’s a wonderful thing I’m enjoying it I would recommend everyone entirely to have one and I garanti that u guys won’t regret of ur purchaseOct 02, 2021 14:05
My first laser projector and it is the best i could get in the market for the deal. if you are looking for 4K projectors, as per my research this is the best for the price on deal.
there is a newer version if its on sale go for it,Nov 22, 2021 12:42
For the most part this has been a great item. Looks good in a dark room when watching shows that are dark also. I do have one white pixel on the screen that just showed up. Does not bother me too much but it is there. I don't know what has caused it.Oct 19, 2021 09:53
Less noise and Excellent clarity. This projector has lot of features like 3D, audio output through Bluetooth. It really gives a theater experience when projected with 150" display.Oct 21, 2021 00:50
Fantastic. Picture is amazing(using white screen). Kind painful to get setup, but amazing afterwards.Nov 17, 2021 16:16
The Vava 4k projector has a great image, I really enjoyed the color and the sound was great. However mechanical noise (fan, DLP disk, etc.) was far higher than 32 Db in its specifications, rather when tested it was 50.5 Db. The difference between a whisper and moderate rain. The when on, but sitting idle, the projector can be heard across the room (roughly 25 feet). The noise can be described as a high pitch frequency that personally gave me a headache after extended use.
Further research showed that this is a common issue reported by multiple owners.Oct 22, 2021 16:33
Awesome projector! Yes its pricy but its so worth it. Makes my living room feel like im at the movies. Speakers are also really nice. It also came packaged really well. Highly recommend!Jun 28, 2021 11:11
Keep up with your favorite shows using this black Epson mini-laser streaming projector. The 3LCD projection system produces bright images as large as 150 inches in up to Full HD resolution. Featuring Android TV and Wi-Fi connectivity, this Epson mini-laser streaming projector provides easy access to Netflix, HBO NOW and other popular streaming services.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
Introducing the Epson EF100, the world’s first portable laser 3LCD Android TV Projector.
The EF100 is a 6 pound 720P (1280x800 / 16:10) projector with features that make it suitable for the content streaming crowd. The EF100 is Epson’s foray into the portable projector market with a new generation 3-LCD chip and a bright laser source. Given the build quality and design, Epson has hit it out of the ballpark. The bright 2000 lumens, with a 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio, paints a beautiful picture on any surface. The projector very easy to use and versatile to project on any surface; the design allows for the projector to aligned horizontal, vertical and any angle in between. The design is minimalistic and yet functional. A power connector is located on the right side, along with the audio out 3.5mm jack; out back there is an HDMI connector located behind the cloth back cover and includes a MicroUSB power cable to power your streaming stick devices. The projector controls on top are minimal; the primary button to turn on is the power button, supplemented by keystone (override) and volume controls. There is a focus knob on the top of the projector. The projector will automatically adjust keystone when projected along a flat surface (wall or roof).
The projector is very well packed as shipped. The contents within the box are unusual as there are two remotes, an Epson branded HDMI dongle and a power cable. Of the two remotes included, only the Epson branded one is required to be paired to operate the HDMI dongle (when connected). The second remote is specific to when the dongle is not connected to the projector and used elsewhere. The Epson remote branded remote is a Bluetooth remote that has a built-in microphone to allow for Google Assistant searches. It is a fully-fledged remote that allows you the experience of all aspects of the Android TV Experience.
The Epson EF100 is one of the first OEM Android TV solutions in the projector market. The included HDMI Dongle (ELPAP12) runs Android TV is a 1.8 GHz quad-core streaming device with 4 Gb of available space. On turning on, the device booted Android 6, but after 30 minutes, the device rebooted to the latest Android TV experience (Android 9).
The projector setup could not be any easier. The included HDMI dongle connects to the onboard HDMI connector and powered by the MicroUSB. The device when powered up takes only 30 seconds to boot into the Android environment. On first turn on, the projector setup is a simple guided process, which includes the pairing of the Epson remote and connecting to WiFi. Should you already be a Google-connected customer with an Android phone, the setup can copy the settings from your existing Google account to speed up the setup.
The EF100 remote can access the Google Assistant features via the inbuilt microphone, which means you could ask it to “open Netflix.” The dongle can also be used to cast similarly to a Google Chromecast device, and capable of beaming content from a host of audio and video applications on Android & iOS. While the Chromecast experience was always considered buggy and not as good as the alternatives, this Android TV experience has quietly fixed a lot of the shortcomings that make you consider this a perfect fit for a streaming projector.
The dongle device though limited in space, is capable of installing all the latest streaming applications. On boot-up, the device comes pre-installed with Youtube and Netflix. One can install a host of other streaming applications available in the Google play store, including Hulu, Disney+, HBO, Amazon Prime, Plex, VLC Player, Kodi and more.
When using the projector to watch streaming content, the video size projected is roughly 10” for every foot at its widest projection, so a 60” screen could be projected at roughly 6 feet from the screen to a maximum of 150” projection. The onboard sound is quite satisfying without having to use external speakers to boost audio output. Should you need louder sound, the projector allows you to connect a 3.5mm audio connector to the side, or use Bluetooth audio streaming (with aptX) for optimum sound quality.
• Compact, portable, go-anywhere content streamer projector.
• Loud and clear onboard sound, and ability to hook to an external speaker
• Bright, clear & crisp video that can be projected anywhere.
• Quiet fans, efficient cooling, no leakage from the light source (laser)
• Android TV experience makes this device usable in an everyday environment
• 720P resolution, though crystal clear, one would hope it would be 1080P - next version eh Epson?
• No screen/lens cap to protect the lens
• No carry case for a portable projector (unlike many of the Epson Business Projectors that include a case)
• No MHL ability, therefore, no connecting an HDMI cable to the phone.Jan 06, 2020 01:37
I've always wanted a projector for a media room, but most of them are so large and require installations that you have to really commit to one. What I like the most about the Epson 100W model is that it's also portable. You can pack it up and take it with you on trips, which is what we've done with ours.
The unit is small, feels solidly put together and has a footprint that's a little bigger than a 2012 Mac mini desktop, albeit much taller. Setting it ups was a breeze. In less than 5 minutes I had it open, fired up and was signing into my Google Play account to try out one of my movies. I ended up setting it up in our garage for a test run. My kids and I watched Avengers: Endgame and it played beautifully. We projected it out onto our garage door.
The laser light system in it makes it to where you can still see the images well in normal lightning conditions. Obviously, with any projector, once we turned off the lights in the garage, the kids felt like they were at the movies. There's so much more detail you can see in a lower light setting with a projector, but this one is also viewable in normal lightning which really surprised me. If you're curious about resolution, this projector maxes out at 1080p HD at 60Hz per the support documentation. I honestly didn't care when we streamed the movie because it was playing perfectly and I also felt like I was back in the theater. Even my wife, who is not a gadget person, came out and watched it with us and was surprised by the quality of the images.
The back cover that houses the input ports and home for the Android TV module pops right off with little effort, but also plugs back in and feels secure. There's also an IR port in the back to control the remote with IR - but the initial setup paired the remote, so I assume it's working over Bluetooth since I never pointed the remote at the IR sensor.
Another aspect of it that I really like is that the Android TV module that came with it could be detached and other HDMI sources could use it. I tested it out with another streaming device I had and it worked like a charm. The projector also has built in speakers that work well enough in our garage, but there's also the option of connecting a Bluetooth speaker to it or running an Aux out line to wired speaker if you have one. I used the Audio Out when we took it on a trip over the holidays and connected it to a speaker and it worked as expected. I haven't tried the Bluetooth option yet, but it's nice to know it's there if I needed it.
The unit comes with 2 remotes as well. One controls the projector and I'm guessing the other one controls the Android TV module in case you wanted to use it with another TV. Since we have our movies in the cloud with MoviesAnywhere, I really didn't see a need to take out the Android TV module, it worked great! I was also able to sign into other streaming services like Hulu and watch streaming content from there as well. If you want to attach a streaming device, you'll also need an HDMI cord since the input in the back of the device is a female port - see my pictures and you'll know what I'm talking about.
If you're curious about dipping your toe into the projector world, you should seriously look at the Epson EF-100W. It's a portable powerhouse that produces great images and decent sound, but the ability to plug in other streaming devices and speakers also means this could power someone's home theater without breaking the 4K bank.Dec 31, 2019 10:50
The Epson EF100 Smart Streaming Laser Projector with Android TV is a fantastic piece of technology for a temporary or permanent home theater.
It was hard to believe that everything needed for this configuration was in such a small box. After unpacking all the pieces, I referred to the Quick Setup guide. The streaming TV portion of this configuration is a small device with an HDMI port and a micro USB port. It requires the easy removal of the back panel of the projector, unclipping of the USB cable, and plugging in of the Epson streaming TV device. It fits snugly into the back of the projector, and the back panel is easy to re-attach. Two different remotes come with the unit. One for the projector and one for the streaming device. I was confused by this until the Quick Setup guide stated the streaming device remote is only needed if the device is used outside of the projector.
We powered up our unit with it pointed at a living room wall. The first step was the paring of the projector remote with the projector by pressing two buttons on the remote. The screen from the projector provided instructions and steps for the rest of the configuration. I selected the Wifi ID and entered the password with the remote and an on-screen keyboard. The unit then downloaded an update for the android streaming device. It rebooted after the download, and the main display presented a dashboard of the recommended android streaming apps.
I configured the unit for Netflix, YouTube, and Sony Crackle. I performed a Google voice search from the remote in the Google Store for Amazon Prime. It found the app, but I was disappointed to see it is not compatible with this device. The setting of the vertical and horizontal keystones for a level image on my wall was easy via a button on the remote. We also enabled the Bluetooth option and easily paired the unit with my soundbar. However, even without the soundbar, the audio from the projector is pretty decent.
Once the unit was configured, we watched some videos from Netflix, YouTube, and Crackle. The brightness and HD resolution of the video is impressive. We set the projector ten feet from our living room wall, and the image came out to 96 inches wide. Even with light streaming in through the windows, the picture was excellent. However, it is best in a darkened room. Some window framing (faint light around the image) occurs, which is quite common with projectors. I imagine with a movie screen the video would be more amazing. I am very impressed with the levels of color contrast. It is the best I have ever seen in projection technology.
After six straight hours of use, the unit did not get excessively hot, which is the case with most projectors. It has the absolute quietest fan I have ever not heard.
Per the documentation, this unit uses a unique multi-array laser diode technology for providing exceptional brightness. It also provides an enhanced black density, for an output of 2,000 lumens for both color and white light. An advanced 3LCD chip technology provides the RGB color signal for each frame, which produces an incredible color accuracy and balance.
• Amazing picture quality, even in a lit room, with HD resolution and crisp colors. No ghosting detected.
• Very compact design and lighter than I thought it would be.
• It has the flexibility of allowing HDMI connectivity to other devices, and the streaming TV device can also be used with different monitors and TVs.
• A built-in audio speaker with fantastic volume and bass response.
• It supports wired or Bluetooth connections to other speaker systems.
• Easy to use projector remote controls both the projector and the streaming TV device.
• Almost silent fan.
• No excessive heat during long viewing periods.
• Automatically works in different orientations of the device. It can even be used for projection on a ceiling.
• Google Android dashboard interface for the streaming TV, with support for Google Assistant and over 5000 apps from the Google Store.
• Excellent instructions for setup and configuration.
• Very easy to update the streaming TV device software.
• Easy to configure for your existing Google, Netflix, YouTube, and other accounts.
• No support for Amazon Prime.
• Slight window framing around the image.
• Requires installation of the streaming TV device into the back of the projector. A minor inconvenience, but could be awkward for less tech-savvy.
• The inclusion of a separate remote for the streaming TV device is a little confusing until you read the Getting Started Guide.
My family and I are very impressed with the Epson EF100 Smart Streaming Laser Projector with the built-in Android TV. It is a perfect fit for a home theater, bedroom ceiling TV, or a portable theater for special events.Jan 01, 2020 14:53
Epson’s latest projector provides sharp pictures, strong color performance, and no “rainbow effect" like DLP. It runs relatively cool, even for extended periods of time. The 100W model comes with an Android TV stick to deliver hours of entertainment at 720p. Epson claims a 20,000 hour life for the light source or 10 years at 5 hours per day.
The projector presents itself in a relatively small box, considering its stated output of 2000 lumens at the lens. In practice, the picture appeared brighter than my 4K TV rated at 1000 lumens when projecting from 8 feet away, even at 60% power. The picture size was ~80 inches at the same distance, giving you about a 1:1 throw ratio. It uses a standard PC type plug, so you can easily get a longer cord if needed. There’s a single HDMI connection inside the back cover. The cover snaps on and is designed to come off easily. The media player packaged with the projector attaches to the HDMI dongle and is powered by a micro USB connector coming from the projector. By default, the power turns off when the projector turns off. This can be adjusted in settings to make power up faster. There’s enough space to accommodate an Amazon Fire TV stick or Roku streaming stick as an alternative to the included Android TV stick. I used the projector with each of them and they worked perfectly. This is really designed as an extra screen in a playroom or for an outdoor movie night. It will also serve well as a portable business projector for power point, photo slide show, or video presentation. There's a slight over shadow, as you can see in Excel picture.
The projector has 3 LCDs to create the image, all lit with a micro laser array. In a practice, this means a bright, sharp image without the “rainbow effect” common in DLP projectors. Epson has been using the 3 LCD set up for a few years, so have some experience with this technology. The laser array is new in this size projector, switching from a higher wattage bulb. This has allowed for a smaller package, cooler & quieter running, extended life, and nearly instant on. The downside is a native resolution that runs at 720p instead of the 1080p which has become more common. Fortunately, the projector will accept a 1080p input and does a very nice job scaling the input to its native resolution. There are controls on the projector and the remote to adjust keystone digitally. Effectively, this lowers the resolution on some portions of the screen if your setup is too far off axis. Focus is manual and zoom is also digital. I would only adjust zoom for temporary set ups which required a smaller picture and further out projector location. Colors are bright with clear distinctions. Specs indicate 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Projecting on an off-white wall looks nearly as good as a white ceiling. Fast action looks great. Specs show a native 120 Hz refresh rate and it shows. There were no noticeable artifacts, even in a fast moving football game.
You don’t expect to hear much from a projector. Since this is designed as a portal media projector, it has a 4” speaker built into the back. It’s also designed to sit on its end if you want to project on the ceiling. Bigger sound can be had through a Bluetooth connection. I had no trouble connecting to a Sony portable speaker I have. There’s also a headphone output. There’s no optical output for surround sound. I don’t think this is designed for a permanent installation.
At just under 6 pounds, and measuring 8” x 9”, this is easy to move around to different places. There’s no bag packaged with the projector, but it’s still easy to get from place to place. When running, it draws ~ 100 watts of power.Jan 05, 2020 22:49
What I love: Incredibly bright and colorful picture that can be projected most anywhere, even in lit rooms. Auto keystone correction is very cool. Compact enough for traveling. Included Android TV is a sweet addition to this package.
What I don’t like: I would have liked to have auto-focus alongside the keystone auto-correction. Resolution is WXGA and would have been nice at 1080p HD. A longer power cable would’ve been nice too.
This is my first foray into the projector market and my particular needs call for something that I can quickly stand up and tear down at any place at any moment's notice with ease. And it has to produce amazing picture quality. And it has to look good while doing it, too. Well done, Epson.
Keeping in mind that its design revolves around portability, it only has a single HDMI input. The backside houses a small compartment big enough to keep a streaming device like an Android TV (included) or a Roku stick hidden. There's also a dedicated USB port used for powering the streaming device so you won't have to carry an additional power adapter. You can also connect any gaming console, blu-ray player or anything that outputs HDMI to this unit. Other than that, all you need to do is plug it in for power. The unit itself is very solid and hefty, with a hard plastic shell designed to mimic leather grain. The front grille allows air to flow and exit through a side exhaust. It does run hot, so airflow is important. There is a single woofer on the rear panel where the streaming device is hidden.
Setup is pretty much a breeze. Turning it on is almost instantaneous; no warm up time required. Once pointed to a projector screen or wall, the unit will automatically perform keystone correction. That's pretty sweet. You still have the option to perform keystone correction manually via dedicated buttons on the unit itself or through the menu settings, although I've never had to use it. I try to keep the output as perpendicular to the wall as possible. There is also a lever to manually sharpen the image, which I do use almost every time I set it up. I guess it would have been nice to have auto-focus here if we’re trying to achieve the ultimate ease of use. If I travel with it, I keep an extra power extension cable handy just in case outlets are out of reach.
It does come with an Android TV stick. This is how you are able to use streaming apps on the projector; it's not actually baked into the hardware. Setting up Android TV is as simple as setting up a Google Chromecast. If your current ecosystem is Android-heavy, set up should be second nature.
Overall, I’m very impressed with the output from this portable projector. It produces a bright output and colors are very vibrant in well lit room situations and images are sharp. This is the type of performance you want from a projector that’s on the go with you, whether it is from room to room or from one home to another. No need to tell someone to dim the lights because your projector isn’t bright enough. The resolution is WXGA, so you will see the screen door effect as you enlarge the projection, but I didn’t find it too distracting, but 1080p HD would have made this even sweeter.
Sound output from the projector is decent. The lows are lacking, but the mids and highs are appreciated. It can get loud enough for everyone to hear clearly, but if you want higher fidelity sound, you have the option to connect a Bluetooth device like a speaker or headphones. I’ve tried with Bluetooth headphones and they work wonderfully with no sound lag. There is also a 3.5mm jack if you need to go old-skool.
Bottom line: If you need the mobility with much of the punching power from a dedicated projector, this one's for you. Travel light, my friends!Jan 01, 2020 11:58
Literally was up and running within 10 minutes. Menus are easily laid out with minimal learning curve.
We were watching Christmas movies on our ceiling in broad daylight, with no noticeable degradation in picture.
Image is sharp and clear. Enough so, that a picture snob like myself has no complaints...even while looking for them.
Portability is a big plus. A didn't expect it, but this is a perfect travel projector for leisure and work. My wife has used it for her presentations, which use PowerPoint, which no issues setting up and reading text.
No lag on my gaming, so pumping up the play to a 150" ceiling screen has been a blast.
The speaker is better than I expected, as I wasn't expecting much. When I wanted an extra sound boost, I connected to my soundbar via Bluetooth. Pretty seamless. I do wish there was at least an optical out for audio, but it hasn't been a deal breaker.
Connecting up to Android TV was also effortless, and once I put all the apps on I typically use, it is a great addition to my audio/visual arsenal. Just to note, the wifi and Android TV are provided by a HDMI dongle that comes with the unit. It is not "built-in." It is concealed and covered, but just thought it's worth mentioning.
Love this unit. Very few products live up to their hype. This is one of them. Great product.Dec 30, 2019 15:42
This projector is very good. Easy to setup and the instructions easy to understand.Oct 22, 2021 16:49
After several months of researching we finally made our choice. Although the price was a lot higher than our initial budget we are very happy with our final result. It's easy to use and very nice colors. It's like a using a smart phone.Mar 31, 2021 11:30
Own the room with the all-new Pro EX10000 Full HD 1080p wireless laser projector — a breakthrough in business projection, only from Epson®. Designed to maximize visibility for socially distanced presentations, this sleek projector displays vivid, larger-than-life images up to 300" with 4,500 lumens of color and white brightness1. Epson’s most advanced business projector to date, the high-performance Pro EX10000 features advanced 3-chip 3LCD technology, Best-in-Class Color Brightness2, and an incredible contrast ratio up to 2,500,000 to produce vibrant, captivating images with sharp details. Built for convenience, the Pro EX10000 includes a 20,000-hour laser light source with no lamps to replace3, allows for intuitive Zoom video conferencing, and offers easy connectivity to streaming devices, such as Fire TV, Apple TV®, Roku, and Chromecast™, through the HDMI® ports so you can share a variety of rich content, including movies, TV shows and more4.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
A powerfully bright, high-resolution LED picture without the heat of a traditional projection system.
Unboxing: Well-packed, encased in a Styrofoam frame. Simple packing, one small bag of papers (one-sheet quick start guides, a couple of info sheets) – low paper waste. The complete user guide is available online, which I did access – it’s comprehensive.
The projector came packed in a padded nylon carry/transport case – a nice, unexpected touch which makes it easily portable (I will be using mine outside occasionally for backyard movie nights). Two AAA batteries were included for the remote control. No HDMI cable was included, but with so many input options, that’s understandable. Speaking of inputs, there are 2 HDMI ports, a VGA port, USB-B, Composite video (RCA jacks), so plenty of interface options. I used my Kindle Fire Stick in the HDMI port to kick off my first viewing.
Picture: easy to calibrate with a couple of onboard trapezoidal adjustments, and manual focus and zoom dials. Powerful! LED system. At 11’ distance, the EX10000 casts a 9’ x 5’ image at 16:9 aspect ratio with the manual zoom dial decreased by about 25%. I couldn’t increase the distance to my screen due to space limitations but there was plenty of brightness and sharpness to go at least 20 feet. Even with pic adjustments, there is a bit of a blue backglow on images but not distracting.
The onboard speaker is crisp for vocals and some background music but if you’re watching movies like we are, external speakers are the way to go. I used the standard 1/8”- 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for my sound bar.
Epson iProjection App. I scanned the QR code on the Quick Start guide which took my phone to the download page. Worked fine on my iPhone XR work phone and Motorola 5G Ace personal phone to project Youtube and other images nicely.
Overall: No more expensive skin-searing bulbs, no need to kick on the A/C in our TV room from hellish heat output. We are remodeling and this is the perfect addition.
This is a review for the Epson Pro EX10000 Full HD 1080p Wireless Laser Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 09, 2021 22:25
This is the first projector I have personally owned. I was skeptical of what to expect due to my limited exposure to friends with projectors. I expected low light, dullness of picture and lack of clarity. My fears were quickly put to rest. Incredibly crisp, clear image with vivid and seemingly accurate color right out of the box. And this is bright!
My viewing environment is a basement with limited light. Even with the lights on, the picture was clear and I had to do a double take to ensure this was a wall screen and not an LCD.
After focusing and adjusting for the size of my room, I was shocked at how nice the image was. I have color approval training in my day job and was able to view RGB targets with a surprising accuracy.
I also expected to hear more of the fan noise and heat than I did. Eventually this will mount from the ceiling and there should be very little interference from that. This is a review for the Epson Pro EX10000 Full HD 1080p Wireless Laser Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 30, 2021 18:33
Picture is bright, sharp, and the color is surprisingly very accurate to the colors on the laptop sending the signal. Like not having the old bulb technology that you had to cool down before moving. Purchased for our church and even though it's not a long throw projector, it still works very well off a cart projecting to a screen about 10' high and about 20' away.May 14, 2021 16:56
Bought two for a Church and they work really well! Super bright, perfect for a church that wants to use their projector with the lights on!Oct 11, 2021 08:00
received what we ordered, as a reasonable price, and in a timely manner.Sep 27, 2021 07:06
Excellent projector. Can use in backyard with friends over for weekend movie nights!! Bring the drive in home for fun entertainment!!Jun 23, 2021 13:32
Great product. Laser projector with High brightnessApr 17, 2021 10:29
Holy cow. This projector is bright. The EX10000 is a super bright business projector with all the connectivity you would need for presentations and streaming media. As a long time user of business projectors, Epson has always been my favorite. I’ve used a ton of different brands over the years in travel and conference rooms and Epson has always had easy to use projectors with features that automatically make the screen square (keystone correction) and made it easy to plug in whatever you need.
This is without a doubt, the brightest one I’ve ever used in a conference room. I set it up on the table projecting on a large (approximately 130”) screen and no real light control at all. And this thing shined like the sun. Its rated at 4500 lumens, but I've used other 4000 lumen projectors and I felt like this was notably brighter in the same room.
It still has all of the set up features like keystone correction, digital zoom and wireless networking. I used the content mirroring and it worked well. It has 2 HDMI ports so you can easily connect your computer, Apple TV or Amazon Fire Stick.
But I think what stood out for me was it turned on faster and was at full brightness quicker (I think due to the laser engine), AND it looked really colorful and crisp. More so than other business projectors I use.
I would even say that this would be an ideal unit to use in a media room or backyard movie night with the family. I read a review that said it could work in a theater room and was skeptical but the image quality is really that good. It handle greys and black tones really well and the colors were true. Particularly if you are looking for a home projector where you don't have to turn off the lights.
This is my first laser projector and there seem to be some clear benefits to the laser. One is the fact that it turns on nearly instantly and seems a bit quieter than a traditional projector. The other benefit is that toy don’t have to swap out lamps. This unit is rated on Epson’s site as lasting 20,000 hours.
Only a couple of downsides that make big venue home cinema is that it doesn’t have lens control (like lens shift) so you have to use the keystone correction to adjust the screen and the projector does not have bluetooth if you wanted to use a big bluetooth external speaker (but it does have built in speakers and audio out so there are easy solutions).
To be clear, This projector is for big spaces and I would choose a smaller Epson business projector for convenience in travel and for use in smaller rooms. But if you need a light cannon for presentations or for a media room without a lot of light control this would be a great option. This is a review for the Epson EX-10000 projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jun 24, 2021 14:03
Get lost in your favorite movies with this Epson Home Cinema 4010 projector. Advanced three-chip 3LCD technology optimizes color for bright, vivid results, while the 4K UHD resolution offers an exceptional viewing experience. The 2400-lumens light source delivers up to 5,000 hours of use before needing to be replaced. With 10 preset positions and effortless adjustments, this Epson Home Cinema 4010 projector offers easy operation.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
So far I’ve had this product for about a month, put it in my bedroom and paired it with a cinegrey 5d screen and the results have been unreal to this point. The brightness this outputs allows me to watch movies during the daytime (2 windows) with little to no issues as far as quality. There is no internal speaker so you need to make sure that whatever sound system you use to intercept video and audio is 4K compatible or else you will be stuck with less than the projector is capable of.
I highly recommend this product I run everything straight off my PlayStation or laptop and it works great, no issues as far as gaming and it has likely improved my ability to succeed in whatever game I’m playing only because I’m able to see a lot better.Jan 22, 2021 19:45
Upgraded to this projector from an old DLP projector, it is phenomenal! Looks great right on the wall, ceiling mount at 15ft. 10ft (120") picture looks great and isn't washed out when lights are on.Oct 17, 2021 14:14
It’s bright enough for a room with lights and the 4K picture is quite stunning on a large screen. You will need two people to mount it as it’s huge and the 3D glasses for it are almost always sold out (Epson). The setup is quite easy as keystone and picture size can be adjusted on the remote control. Very happy with it so farDec 27, 2019 16:30
This projector replaced a 5 year old 1080P Epson 3D Projector. The picture quality is excellent and this model produces minimal fan noise compared to the old unit. The only downside is the large footprint but since it is mounted on the ceiling it really doesn’t make a difference.Feb 26, 2021 22:12
it can do 3D! Seriously, how cool is that? it's pretty much plug and play and so easy to use. it's a little big, but not a huge deal as it's worth the size for all the features it has. i'm loving it and can't wait to use it more and more.Sep 29, 2018 12:21
Setting up a home theater? Now you can enjoy the ultimate 4K experience for your DIY Home Theater with the Epson Home Cinema Projector available at Best Buy.
I am so excited about this home projector. Being able to enjoy the ultimate 4K experience in your own DIY home theater elevates the experience and enjoyment of your home theater. The Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K Pro-UHD Projector has Advanced 3-Chip design and High Dynamic Range which means theater like projection. Most of our households have cable television and/or a blu-ray player that we use to watch programs or movies as a source of entertainment. But the ultimate 4K experience is watching your favorite sports team beat their competitor using the Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K Pro-UHD Projector for the ultimate game experience.
Take a peek at the clarity the Epson Home Cinema 4010 can produce in your home. The colors are vivid and the size is bigger than life on our bedroom wall!
The Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K Pro-UHD Projector displays your favorite shows, movies, sports, and games the way they were intended to be viewed – on a big screen with bright full-color stunning resolution and free from objects and distortions normally found in other projectors. Your family and friends will enjoy the exceptional viewing experience that the Epson Home Cinema 4K Pro-UHD Projector gives your movies, sports, and games.
The few requirements needed to set up and enjoy the Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K Pro-UHD Projector is a room or area where you can place the projector at least ten (10) feet away from the wall or screen, a HDMI cord and a blu-ray player or streaming stick to feed content to the projector.
We set up the projector in a spare bedroom that my husband wants to make his media room. As you can see, the picture is amazing just projected on the wall, however, you can also use a projector screen if you do not have a solid wall or if you want to take your projector outside or to another location.
Depending on the size of your room or the location you plan to use the projector, it can be mounted from the ceiling or on a wall shelf. The Geek Squad® at your local Best Buy would be happy to help you with the best setup option for your home.
I was surprised to learn that the projection area ranges from 50” to 300”! How cool is this when you want to have movie night outside (by the way – the garage doors make a great projection screen)!
If you enjoy going to the movies, you will love this projector. The large screen provides a theater experience at home. Winter is coming soon, followed by for most of us..months of stay inside weather. The Epson Home Cinema Projector would make an awesome gift for the family. Find more information and how to details at your local Best Buy Store.Sep 29, 2018 21:54
just got this projector on sale at bestbuy and I must say wow color accuracy is amazing. 4k movies look really good. Only thing i didn't like was that it dosent support [email protected] I tried to mess with my xbox one s settings but it wouldn't allow it. After some research I learned it will only do [email protected] if I'm not mistaken. Still pretty good for movies and gaming and really bright even when you have ambient lighting. The digital horizontal and vertical lens shift is very good. I had to build a diy floating shelf for this projector as it is big and heavy. I have it 13 feet away from the wall approximately and it gives me a 125" image easily. Overall this is one of the best pixel shifting 4k projectors out there for the price.Jul 02, 2020 12:25
Don't hesitate to update to the faux 4k era of projectors. I bought this with the Epson mount that BB also sells and it's a big improvement from a mount I purchased at a discount retailer. Looks great with some ambient light. Looks stunning in the dark. I use this with NVidia Shield (Netflix HDR, Amazon 4k, HBOGO 1080p, Kodi, etc), UVerse Cable, Nintendo Switch, SNES/NES Classics, and XBox One S as my 4k Blu-Ray player.
I mounted this almost flush against the ceiling because the lens shift allows you a lot of flexibility. The ability to focus and zoom via the remote is really convenient too.
Switch games are great and no one noticed any lag on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when the processor was set to "Fast".Oct 07, 2018 13:29
Impress your audience and own the room with the ultra bright, wireless Pro EX9240 WUXGA projector, offering 4,000 lumens of color and white brightness1 to deliver crisp, detailed, professional-quality presentations, spreadsheets and videos – even in well-lit spaces. From home offices to large video conference rooms, this sleek, compact projector makes it easy to display captivating, big-screen images from nearly any location, using advanced 3-chip 3LCD technology, stunning Full HD 1080p resolution and versatile screen mirroring with Miracast. Perfect for creating dynamic, engaging presentations, the Pro EX9240 offers a built-in 16 W speaker, allows for easy Zoom video conferencing and conveniently connects to streaming devices, such as Fire TV, Apple TV®, Roku, and Chromecast™, through the HDMI® ports so you can easily share a variety of rich content, including movies, TV shows and more2.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn more
My first impression of this projector is that this is an amazing projector for the office and your home. This project has great colors, brightness and puts on an amazing display for whatever you maybe presenting or watching. I have been using this projector in and out of the office for about a week now and I absolutely love it. Let’s go over the features of the Epson - Pro EX9240 3LCD Full HD 1080p Wireless Projector.
The projector came nicely packaged in sturdy box and inside the box the project was nestled in its black cushioned carrying case. So, overall the project comes packaged very well. In the box you also find the manual and the power cord for the projector. The projector has a very nice black finish, almost professional looking in a sense. The projector measures in at about 12 in W x 11 in D x 5 in H and weighs roughly about 8lbs, which makes it portable if you need to move it from room to another and also has a loop for a security cable if you need to leave in an accessible area. The projector has three mounting screw locations on the bottom of the projector and an option in the menu to allow you to adjust the display depending on how you have the projector mounted.
So, this is a 3LCD projector. 3LCD is the name and a brand owned by Epson and gets its name from the three LCD panel chips used in its imaging generation engine. 3LCD projectors can have higher color light output than single chip DLP projectors and this is because the projector mixes and projects light beams through all three colors to form each individual pixel, while the DLP on the other hand create colors by projecting them one at a time. 3LCD also use less power compared to DLP and are also able to display a finer image as well.
The projector does have an adjustable foot on the bottom, to lift it up if it is placed on a table, and has a manual image adjustment capability to enlarge and reduce an image, focus and also to adjust the keystone depending on the location of the projector. The projector lens has a cover to protect the lens but also to mute the audio and video capability of the projector. The projector has 2 HDMI ports, Female VGA port, USB input, RCA input and lastly wireless display. So, this projector offers multiple input options which, in my opinion, makes this projector extremely portable.
The projector offers full HD 1080p (1098x1080) display with 4000 lumens and 16:9 aspect ratio. The lamps have a 5500-hour life span on full brightness and setting and offer almost 12000-hours on eco mode. The projector also has a built-in speaker which is not the greatest, but works well in a quiet conference room.
Split Screen Display- Ability to utilize two display inputs at once on a split screen.
E-Zoom - Able to zoom 2x into the display
Freeze – Freeze frame
So, like I had mentioned earlier that I have been using this projector in and out of the office. The wireless display connection makes this projector portable and extremely easy to use. I was able to connect my laptop to the project in less than a minute and my presentation was ready to go. The colors on my presentation were bright vivid and the best part was the text was easy to read and there was no distortion at all, and when you are done just pack it up and in its provided carrying case and you are ready to take the projector wherever you need. What sets this projector apart from the rest is its ability to project onto a screen even in a brightly lit room. Unfortunately, I was unable to take pictures of my presentation at work due to the confidential nature but I was able to take some pictures at home to show you how well the display works even in a brightly lit room. The projector does offer display modes catered directly to presentations, a blackboard mode for use on chalkboards, essentially eliminating the need for screen. The projector also offers a dynamic and cinema mode for use at home. I honestly can’t say enough about the wireless capability of this project because it makes it so versatile. At home even though I can connect this via the HDMI cable, I am also able to connect my phone directly to the projector wirelessly and stream anything off my phone. This projector offers the best of both worlds, for business and pleasure.
In my opinion this is an amazingly versatile projector that is easy to use and easy to setup in the office and in your home as well. This projector has performed admirably for myself in my office and in my home. I would highly recommend anyone looking for an office and home use projector to give this baby a shot. You will not be disappointed.Jan 19, 2021 21:52
I wanted to get a portable projector for two purposes; we do 3d printing and have a few clients that want to see the layouts beforehand. And the second is our HOA would like to be able to have a projector for the HOA meetings as we have a pretty large neighborhood “over 500 homes” and a projector would make it easier to show budget information instead of an old overhead projector we are currently using. I saw that Epson released the EX9240 Pro line and it looked like it would fit the bill.
Unboxing and first impressions:
The projector came in a sturdy box, well protected inside by some foam framework. The projector itself was inside the included carrying case for added protection, there’s also a quick start guide, remote control, power cord and batteries for the remote.
We’ve been using Epson projectors for a long time now and this one looks almost the same as the Home Cinema models except this one is in a textured herringbone gloss black “nice business like color” and doesn’t have the big round circular lens ring on the front of it making it just a little more compact and easier to put into a soft sided carrying case.
The projector itself is pretty good sized around 12”x11”x3” and weighs about 7lbs. It feels plenty sturdy when placed on a table but light enough to make it easily portable. The included soft sided carrying case is a nice and welcome touch, it also has shoulder strap to help carrying the device. The case also has a large outside pocket that can easily hold the remote, power cord and manual, plus a mouse and anything else you may need.
The back of the projector has plenty of ports available. There are two HDMI ports, analog video/audio RCA jacks, USB A and B ports “one each” and a standard VGA video input port, along with the speaker.
The top side has control buttons for power, menu, home, vertical keystone, volume, along with sliders for focus and size. There are also indicator lights that show wireless connectivity, lamp life and temperature warnings.
I have a portable stand made for projectors that fits this perfectly and makes it easy to have a nice level place to put the projector just in case we don’t have a place to put it where we take it. The rest is all plug and play.
There are slide levers by the lens that control focus size and keystone, there isn’t a lens shift adjustment wheel like the Home Cinema line has, you have to do your horizontal up/down adjustments by using the adjustable feet or my simply moving the projector around to get the proper alignment to your screen. After powering on it was simple to adjust the size / focus to have a perfectly clear image. I’m mainly using the wireless display option only with this since it’s built in and one less thing I have to worry about connecting to bringing a cable.
I turned on the projector and used the LAN button on the remote to get it ready for wireless transmission. Then using my desktop computer “also tried our laptop” under the “Display” menu using the “Connect to a Wireless Display” option the computer immediately connected to the projector and set it up as a secondary monitor. You also have the option to use the projector as a mirrored display. We tried both modes and each worked flawlessly. If you monitor is a higher resolution than 1080 then when you mirror the screen it will fall back down to match the 1080 resolution of the projector.
The image was impressively sharp, extremely bright and very vibrant. I’m used to the projectors of the past where colors always looked a little washed out and resolution wasn’t that great. This one is pretty amazing with just how clear and bright the colors are. The 1080P 60fps is a sweet spot for image quality and affordability. All the 720 models I’ve seen/used don’t have nearly the resolution and clarity this does, and the 4k projectors are way bigger and a lot more money.
3d models looked great and you could really make out the fine details. It will be nice to show clients their work enlarged like this, and it makes it easy to spot anything out of the ordinary. Projecting power point presentations with my laptop was a breeze; the Miracast wireless worked flawlessly and will be so much better at displaying upcoming budgets at our HOA meetings, no more looking at a dim old overhead projector.
This projector is rated at 4k lumens “yep it’s bright” and a contrast ratio of 16000:1, that’s plenty good for presentations and even video demonstrations. The image quality is not the same as some of the Home Cinema projectors like the one we have. It has 2700 lumens “not as bright” but with a 70000:1 contrast ratio, which is better for watching movies but really lacks in brightness if the room is illuminated. The EX9240 is definitely geared toward business use with a much brighter image that can be used in a well-lit area.
Maintenance is pretty simple, there’s an air filter you’ll want to check and blow out, replace when necessary, but it’s easily accessible through a removable cover on the side of the projector. And lamps are a lot cheaper now too from the one’s I’ve used in the past, around $60 and they have a life span of around 5500 hrs on regular mode, and 12k hrs on eco, should last years with normal use.
If you are looking for a business class projector that will work great for projecting just about anything you would ever need to display on a larger screen this new EX9240 Pro is going to be the projector for you. It is extremely bright; color and contrast are simply amazing. This projector can project up to 300” which would be perfect for a larger room and audience. There are plenty of controls to teak image quality and to get it right where you want it, especially if you are mounting this in a permanent location “and there are mounting points on the bottom for a ceiling mount built in”.
The built in speaker would be loud enough for a smaller conference room but you can either attach an external speaker to the audio ports on the back of the projector, or “my preference” is to use a Bluetooth portable speaker and have it connected to the device you are transmitting with “Laptop/Desktop/Phone”, you really aren’t limited to the built in speaker by any means.
The phone app is pretty handy if you don’t have a computer available. I connected to the projector with the android iProjection app available in the Google Play store, and had it scan the onscreen barcode the projector displayed. It connected to my Pixel 5 and my wife’s Note 10 without a problem. We were able to display pictures, PDF files and documents we already had downloaded to our phones.
Fan noise should be a problem, while the projector does put out a good bit of heat the fan isn’t that loud “unless you are sitting right by it”, the heat coming out will keep you from sitting too close to the vent anyway.Jan 18, 2021 17:34
A great projector! Ultra bright, easy to set up.
We’ve been bringing it outdoors for evening backyard movie nights (don’t leave outdoors), and it does not disappoint! Projects a beautiful picture onto the 120” diagonal [budget] screen from about 20ft away (could zoom bigger at that distance, but that’s the size screen I got). Our screen is in shade in the evening, and about 1 hour before sunset the picture is visible, but washed out from ambient light … still exceeded my expectations at that hour and kids don’t complain.
After sunset it’s just awesome.
- Great brightness, rich colors, easy setup.
- Decent size & weight for portability, plus a carrying bag.
- Eco/quiet mode is a nice feature! Even in non-quiet mode we haven’t been bothered by the fan noise though.
-There’s no Audio Out and the speaker is just ok (especially outside, it just didn’t put the sound where I wanted it). I wanted to use an external speaker, so I was able to link a Bluetooth one directly to the Chromecast (with remote) I got to use with this projector. You could alternatively get an hdmi audio splitter, etc.
-Not sure how to use Miracast with my iPhone without paying for an app subscription … I stopped trying to figure that out and just plugged in
- Connecting via the Epson app was a little clunky to set up, definitely not a modern UI or the streamlined “get on WiFi” process that most smart devices use these days. But I figured it out.
- Wish the app functioned more on its own to explore & control settings & menus directly. Instead it feels like the app is more of a remoteSep 18, 2021 19:01
I've only been able to use this projector for one meeting so far, primarily due to many meetings being virtual now, but I expect to get more use out of it in the future. It replaces an old 2500 lumen model that I've been using for a few years.
To start with, the projector offers full HD resolution, which is a step up from the XGA resolution I was using before. Even small text is clearly visible and readable on screen, where before it was blurry and difficult to see.
At 4000 lumens, it makes my old unit seem dim by comparison. Normally I need to try to reduce the amount of light in the room to get the best picture. If I can't, it was still serviceable, but not optimal. With this Epson, it doesn't look like that will be an issue any longer. I gave my presentation without having to adjust the lighting at all, and it was pretty great.
It fills my portable 100" screen at around 10 feet away, with the optical zoom at full, which is about the same as my old machine. I feel like that's pretty standard and has been for awhile on units that aren't short-throw.
Audio is serviceable, but a little tinny. Fine for most business uses and presentations, but probably not something you'll want to use for movie night (if that's your goal) without some sort of audio solution.
I'm a little surprised that it has no audio output, though. That seems like a basic function.
The shutter for the lens is manually operated, as is optical zoom. It will automatically adjust the keystone to a set degree if the device is tilted beyond a certain threshold to make adjusting the image easier. It has your standard H/V keystone adjustments, and an optional four corners adjustment, which is very handy for ceiling mounts where you might not be dead center with the screen.
Although I don't intend to use it for video purposes, I did play back some video for the purpose of this review and there wasn't any particular ghosting that I noticed. The picture was crisp and clear and held up to motion without any problems.
This model has WiFi connectivity. I don't have much of a use for it, but I did test the Miracast function with my Win10 laptop and it worked seamlessly. It does come with a small amount of input lag, but that's a small price to pay to be able to roam around the room with your tablet, for instance.
The black finish looks sleek and high end, and the included carrying case is well padded to protect the projector, and includes space for the remote and cables.
All in all, this is a fantastic professional projector.Feb 04, 2021 19:04
I was always in the market for a portable projector. As the Palliative Care Chaplain at a major hospital in Los Angeles, I am required to give lectures on best practices of supporting patients and their families. Many times, I don't have the luxury of a projector or a wide screen television to connect my computer or tablet for presentations. Low and behold, this Epson EX9240 gives me that mobility and screen utilization that I need. After a few weeks of usage, here are my thoughts:
-Set up: This is a breeze to set up. Plug iin the power source, set up is easy step-by-step process when connected to my device(s). I was happy to find that it came with a remote control which took me some time to get used to. Setting up wireless was pretty simple and painless. The biggest issue I had with set up was making sure it was leveled as it has 1 leg in the front. If you are on a uneven surface, it will show on the screen.
-Screen Quality: This is where the Epson shines. I got an amazing clear and crisp screen, even with a wall that has some texture to it, you could not tell because of this screen quality. You have 1080P quality with 4k lumens. When used in a dark room, the screen colors of my PowerPoint presentations were vibrant and bright. I even decided to view some movies/documentaries that I would incorporate into my meetings and the screen quality is still very sharp.
-Sound: This comes with a speaker built in so you are able to have some sound with what you are projecting which is a nice addition. More on this later.
-Connection Ports: You have so many options to choose from here. You have an HDMI (x2), USB-A, and standard Audio Cables and Computer Monitor ports. I really enjoy using the USB-A because I have many presentations saved on my Flash Drives that I saved from my work computer.
-Carrying Case: Thank you for adding this canvas travelling case. I was worried that I would have to purchase one separately, but thankfully one was included. This comes in handy when moving from meeting to another.
-Sound: as stated earlier, this comes with a built in speaker. Unfortunately, it is not very loud and would need a separate sound system if you want to incorporate audio into your presentations.
This is a great projector for my work purposes. I am able to be more mobile and free from any logistics shortfalls. This is a must for any home business or those who do presentations.Feb 01, 2021 23:10
Connected this projector to my Apple Tv and was blown away with the video quality. The colors were very detailed lots of connections on the back 2 HDMI, Usb and audio ports. The projector did put out a lot of heat but that didn't effect the play back at all. The speakers were not bad at all buy others may want an external set of speakers.Jan 30, 2021 18:46
Getting things together for a presentation can be kind of a pain. Lugging around the laptops, screens, projectors and wires. All pretty essential when it comes to getting your point across in the board room. But thanks to the Pro EX9240 3LCD Full HD 1080p Wireless Projector, I walked into the conference room and stole the show with just my smartphone. Right out of the box, you get a nice black carrying bag to house the beautiful black projector and its included power cord, a white remote control( But the projector is black...Come on Epson) and a couple of cheap AA batteries, that should last you quite a while, especially if you just opt to put your own batteries in and save those for when you're desperate. It was super easy to set up( simply by scanning the QR code on the screen and I was off to the races. I did a test run while no one was in the room just to make sure things went off without a hitch. It was Super easy. Barely an inconvenience. However, that's not the only way to connect to this office juggernaut. You can connect your PC directly or through LAN connectivity. HDMI is supported as well. The sound quality is plenty loud enough to get the presentation moving along, but if you really want to crank up the sound, there are connections for video/audio ( red, yellow and white ports). Again, not at all necessary. The best wireless connectivity comes via the Epson Projector App( available on the Apple store or Google Play store) Just download and connect. As always, the only downfall is the price tag. Coming in at $849.99 USD, it can be a bit pricey. But I honestly have to say. If you want a quality projector for home or the office, expect to spend, at the very least, $300 USD. Anything less and you're just selling yourself short at that point. (IMO, of course) But that white remote though??
All in all, I think this would make for a great addition to any office. Also, I think I just got a raise, myself, so that's something.Jan 20, 2021 19:20
From using this product, you can tell that this projector was designed with the professional in mind. However, the execution does miss the mark in some areas. Let's start off with the good. The sound is great, and picture is very bright. Also, Epson gives the consumer a wide range of connection options. You have VGA, RCA, HDMI, USB, and Miracast making this item practical for the school, office, home, and on the go. The inclusion of a carrying case was a nice bonus as well. Despite the availability of choices, picture quality is only great from the HDMI ports. Although Miracast technology is new, I was so disappointed in how it looked when I decided to "cast" my phone screen when presenting. It resembled closer to the appearance of USB or RCA rather than HDMI. The Android app for setting up Miracast worked well. However, the supporting software on PC seems very antiquated in design and user experience. I really wanted to like this projector more, but only the HDMI ports are best options for picture quality. The projector does get warm and a little noisy, but it's not anything concerning.Jan 19, 2021 21:48
Enjoy watching favorite movies with this Epson Home Cinema 4K projector. The 3LCD design ensures color accuracy from almost any direction, while the multi-element precision glass lens structure offers clear, uniform images. This Epson Home Cinema 4K projector has HDMI and USB ports for connecting various input devices, and Bluetooth connectivity lets you stream movies from your mobile device seamlessly.Projector Buying Guide.Learn about projector types and find the right fit for your needs and space.Learn moreEpson home theater projectors.Enjoy an unparalleled big-screen movie or gaming experience.Learn more about Epson’s home theater projector lineup
I owned Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector for over 4 years and was very impressed with it's capabilities, however with all media coming out on 4k these days I felt like I might need to upgrade. True 4K projectors are too expensive for my budget so I was super excited for Epson to came out with a brand new 3200 model in my favorite series of projectors!
Epson 3200 has all the best parts of it's predecessor - bright image, great colors, easy mounting and adjustments and in addition - it brought pixel-shift 4K resolution with HDR support plus true HDMI 2.0 ports with full 18Gbit/s capacity. This projector surpasses older and more expensive 4010 which only came with HDMI 1.4 10Gbit/s ports!
Since I already had a home theater room with screen and all wiring - my projector replacement took just a couple hours (I needed to replace my older HDMI cable with a new 18Gbit/s capable cable). I'm impressed with the new 4K (pixel-shift 4k) image clarity! It's definitely sharper than an old 1080p HD no doubt about that!
Projector took a few minutes to adjust settings (I was using Spears and Munsil calibration disk, 3rd edition with 4K and HDR is available). Lens position is adjustable so projector can "hit" the screen being mounted above or below the screen level, zoom and focus controls are located at the lens bezel. All these are manual controls (more expensive series allow for remote lens adjustments). Keystone correction can be done remotely, plus a nice "quick corner" function of the projector makes it real easy - if one corner of the image is slightly off - you can just pick the corner and move it.
By default projector has 4 quick settings - Bright Cinema, Cinema, Natural and Dynamic that allow you to get setup real fast and of course more granural adjustments of brightness, contrast, tint, white balance and gamma are available. Automatic Iris can be set to high speed or normal and it does help a lot when movie scenes change from a very bright to a dark. Projector lamp brightness can be adjusted as well - there are 3 modes - ECO, Medium and High. High mode is useful when projector is used in a brightly lit room, Medium is ideal for the dark room (and reduces fan noise a lot!).
There are 2 HDMI ports on the back, 3.5mm audio out, one USB port for a wireless dongle (sold separately), one USB port to power accessories.
Projector has on-board Bluetooth to connect to the wireless speakers and an optional WiFi dongle (ELPAP10) which can be purchased separately and allows to use Epson's iProjection app to display pictures and presentations wirelessly, I did not find that function very useful in a home theater environment. It does add an ability to use your phone as a projector's remote though.
Epson 3200 is capable of displaying 3D content, however it requires active 3D glasses (sold separately).
Overall it's a great addition to the 3000 family of Epson Home Cinema Projectors, it has everything to be a central piece of your home theater room video system.
There is a little bit more expensive variant of this projector available - 3800. The difference is that 3800 has RS-232 port to better integrate into home theater control systems (3200's only option is Infrared), 2x10W speakers on-board (I'm not sure why to have speakers on the home theater projector?), 12V trigger out and ability to work with anamorphic lenses. If you need any of those functions - go for a 3800 instead. Both projectors use the same lamp (ELPLP85) and produce the same image.Oct 08, 2019 16:30
This projector is on the larger side, especially compared to DLP projectors due to it’s 3LCD technology. It also weighs a hefty bit. I opted to put this projector on a 12” x 24” shelf instead of ceiling mounting. I had a prior universal projector mount that was too small to fit the enlarged underside mounting holes as well. If you wish to ceiling mount this projector, I recommend going with Epson’s specific mount which is intended for this model.
One of the most amazing features of the Home Cinema 3200 is the bulb adjustability. There are 2 dials on the top side of the projector that allow the screen to shift left or right, top or bottom. I was able to adjust the screen the entire length and width of my wall by just moving the dials!!! I cannot express enough, after installing MANY projectors, how fantastic this setting is!!!! I was able to get a 100% perfect projection onto my 100” screen. My projector is set 15’ away and the zoom in and out got me the perfect width and fine tuning the up, down, left and right I was able to get a perfect image without the need to touch keystone!
The menus have plenty of picture modifications such as brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc.. I tent to always put sharpness at 0 and allow the native sharpness to take effect. I settled on 40% brightness, contrast, color saturation, and tint at 50%. I set the white balance to 8000K as this offered the brightest whites without getting blue. I played with the 4k Enhancement on or off and actually found “on” to be the clearer, better setting. Normally I would recommend turning ALL image enhancement settings off, but in this case, I found it to actually benefit the image quality rather than reduce or super impose it. I did turn all noise reduction features and detail enhancements off.
4K and HDR
I am a huge videophile. I can typically in a fraction of a second tell you if I am looking at a 4k, 1080, 1440, 480, etc image. In all honesty, I cannot tell the difference between 1080p and 4K on this projector. The image is sharp and clear none the less. I just don’t really see much benefit to this being a “4K” projector. This could also be due to the fact that this projector isn’t true 4k. It uses 2 1920 x 1080 screens and “shifts” them together to make a “theoretical” 4K image. This certainly results in a more blurry, and 2kish “4k”.
This projector also have HDR10 and HGL High Dynamic Range capability. I sampled Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on UHD blu-ray disk. The projector detected the HDR content, but the only way to tell is to go into the menu and see that is “auto detected” the setting. HDR adjustments become available when it is in HDR mode. Otherwise they are greyed out. The HDR in this projector case is sadly much like it’s 4k, barely visible and it does not offer much to the image over SDR. I had to set the HDR setting to “8” to even tell a difference. The difference at even that was barely noticeable or impressive. If this was my first time seeing HDR, I would be highly disappointed. Fortunately, I know what good HDR looks like, and in those cases, it is absolutely mind blowing and beautiful. HDR on the 3200 is underwhelming and more or less non-existent.
Despite the above comments on the 4K and HDR the image is very accurate and rather nice for a projector in this class range. Colors are bright and the overall image is clear and sharp. The motion on fast scenes are quick and blurry free. This projector will be more than acceptable for most people. Like most projectors, due mostly in part to how they illuminate the screen, have abysmal black levels. This projector is no different,. Despite the marketing that this projector produces “great blacks” they are more or less a total joke. This coupled with the fact I am shooting on a white screen, getting anything that even resembled “black” is impossible. I am not blaming or taking anything away from Epson on this issue as it’s a limitation of the technology, but it’s worth mentioning and anyone expecting acceptable black levels should probably not be looking at projectors in this range and be prepared to spend closer to $20k for a laser projector.
The included remote is as feature rich as the projector adjustments and menus. This is a full on legit remote control. Many projectors I have used in the past some with super small worthless remotes. This is a full size, tons of options and really nice remote. It has back lighting to see it in the dark. Has full number pad, directional arrows, menu buttons, input buttons, and even buttons for keystone, user, memory, fine/fast, frame Int, RGB/CMY, etc.. which makes getting to specific adjustments so much quicker than going through the entire menu to try and fine them. Epson really knocked this part out of the park.
This projector also comes with some other enhancements people may find useful. It has bluetooth connectivity capability which lends itself to wirelessly connecting to a computer very easy. It has built in 3D support if you own or want to own active 3D glasses. I wish Epson included support for passive glasses, because the active glasses require batteries to function. I do not own a pair of active 3D glasses so I cannot comment on how well this works. It is really nice Epson included this projector with direct 3D support instead of requiring extra equipment to get this feature to work.
This projector comes equipped with all the standard inputs you’d want. I am only using the first HDMI ARC input and have a 40’ HDMI 2.0 cable running from my receiver to the projector. There is a second HDMI input as well as ethernet LAN. The projector can also connect to WiFi for use of connectivity or firmware updates.
Overall Epson has produced a very well made and well thought out projector. The adjustment features, super useful remote, all say that Epson understands the pain points in projector setups and adjustment and they have completely fixed that. This projector from a setup and adjustment perspective is best in the industry by a land slide. The image quality is acceptable and above average. For it’s price point, it does get you close to a 4k image with HDR capability. I recommend this projector for anyone wanting a truer movie theatre experience on a budget. You get a large image for the cost and will likely be satisfied with what your eyes see.Oct 05, 2019 13:04
Home Entertainment continues to rise in our lives these days because it is becoming more accessible to movie theater options in your own home. However, TVs have limitations and many people will consider going to projectors for their home entertainment needs. The Epson Home Cinema 3200 is an exceptional choice to make this transition!
- This has got to be one of my favorite set up experiences because I was surprised at how easy everything was! I will say I was able to mount the projector to the ceiling and then make sure it is aligned with my projector screen. The projector has some easy to use manual knobs and dials to make sure the display fits your projector screen size you need, it was very intuitive to use.
- After that, I plugged in my Dolby Atmos Soundbar Arc HDMI connector which had my Apple TV 4K connected to it and boom! All ready to go! Seriously, all I had to do was plug it in and the projector recognized it in 4K HDR and was already outputting Dolby Vision through the Apple TV. I was so happy with this set up.
- Aside from this the menu via the projector was very straight forward and easy to use with the remote control given. I was able to edit any options and needed and be done with it.
- Seriously, I can’t say enough how easy it was for me to get a 4K HDR display right off the bat with no fuss.
- Via my 4K Apple TV I tested PlayStation Vue, Netflix, and Dolby Vision movies so I got the whole gambit of resolutions. I was immensely impressed with the quality of the picture! I had it on a 110” projector screen and the detail and definition felt just as crisp as my 4K HDR TV that I have. There was no lag while watching live tv sports and tv shows were just like normal.
- Dolby Vision movies were the real masterpiece here, they look so great! The darks were dark, whites were whites, and the colors very vibrant. This projector has instantly became my go to movie watching device easily!
- The biggest knock on projectors are they do not perform well in the light and this projector looked pretty good. I still agree that it looks much better in darker rooms but what TV or even movie theater projector doesn’t look better in darker situations. This wasn’t an issue for me at all but its something to know that I would recommend frequent use in a basement over a well light main floor room.
- I have been a movie lover my whole life and lately my home theater experiences have been on a 4K HDR TV. Switching to this projector has really made me rethink why I have not tried this sooner. First off, the price point on this projector compared to TV’s is such a steal. You can make this projector show up to a 300” screen size for the cost of a high end 65” 4K HDR tv these days.
- If you are in the market for a projector or are thinking of making the switch, you will not be disappointed in the least bit. This Epson projector will bring movie theater quality into your home in stunning 4K HDR clarity. There may be some new things you need to buy like a projector screen and longer HDMI chords to run, but all in all its well worth it for the final experience.Oct 07, 2019 23:20
I got this with the idea of using it outside with a portable projector screen for some outside entertainment during warmer seasons. But, it got cold quick and that scenario just never materialized. However, I did use that very setup inside and...my goodness this thing looks incredible. It's good enough that I'm reconsidering how I can integrate this into my basement that I'm about to build out.
Setup difficulty is relative to how you're going to use this. I set mine up as a table top projector just to get the feel for it. But as I continued to use it and realize just how great it looked, I came to the conclusion that it really needs a proper setup with a permanent installation.
The picture quality is great even in well lit areas. The built in screen and picture adjustments are straight forward and I got a result I was quite pleased with in about 10 minutes of tinkering with it. Do yourself a favor and set this up where there will be as little light pollution as possible. Set it up as a true cinema projector and you won't be disappointed. The clarity I got in a dark room on a 120" screen was just stunning. I encourage you to look at the photos in this review.
One thing I had issues with was the audio. I attempted to pair this with a bluetooth speaker I had and got interesting results. This particular speaker was discoverable but failed to connect every time via the projectors bluetooth connection. That same speaker works with everything else I tried it with but not this. Even when it was hardwired to the speaker in question, the audio was cutting out. I was able to pair the projector with another speaker system via bluetooth that was in a different room though so I am sure that functionality does work. It paired rather effortlessly I might add. However, I'd honestly only consider using bluetooth with a headset when I want to keep from disturbing anyone else in the house. I have not run any tests using a receiver yet and I suspect some improvement on this audio front would be had if I did.
The heat this puts out is pretty strong. When changing the picture mode to a more aggressive output using a few different HDR settings, that fan really kicks in. I consider maximizing the air flow in this unit during operation to be high priority when designing any housing or mounting options. There is an air filter as well and that is also something you will want to keep an eye on over extended use. I wouldn't want to see anyone have their unit burn out due to a clogged air filter.
Overall, this is amazing quality for this price point. Up to 300" of 4K/3D screen in this clarity at $1500? Count me in.Oct 23, 2019 07:27
Great system that has awesome picture and has plenty of settings for fine tuning adjustments.
The packaging was very well done and like opening high end merchandise. You may want to have a HDMI cord handy if that is the method you will be using to send the video. You can also connect a USB/HDMI stick such as a Fire Stick or whatever brand you like to the projector.
The instructions for setup were very clear and easy to understand. After turning it on I had it up and running in just a matter of minutes. I found the system to be very easy to navigate to get the desired results.
The projector itself was a little heavier and bulkier than I anticipated. I personally find this to be a good feature as it feels like it is built to last. Some of the features that the projector has are: plus or minus 30 degree keystone projection, 2900 lumens of color and white brightness, lens shift( which is very useful when setting up), has 3840 X 2160 4K resolution(2 x 1920 x1080), dual HDMI inputs, from 40.2”-300” viewing screen size and manual zoom just to name few of the features.
The performance was excellent!! I wasn’t really sold on the 4K experience. Was the image clear and nice, yes it was but to say it was a 4K experience for me would be a huge stretch. It was definitely a nice clear picture and was a true joy to watch. I even played some video games and had the same beautiful picture experience. One thing to note is that I couldn’t really tell if it was in HDR mode unless I went into the settings under the “auto detected” setting to see if HDR was highlighted or SDR. One final note on the picture quality would be the black are definitely not “true” blacks but more like lack of black. Don’t get me wrong this projector does have an amazing picture but I’m comparing to my other 4K UHD devices that I own.
One thing I wanted to mention was the remote. The remote is the real deal with all the features that a real remote should have. Most remotes these days are small and have limited buttons and capabilities. This remote is not limiting at all. It is old school and I found it quite frankly to be refreshing and handy to use.
The last two things I want to mention are 3D support and bluetooth. This projector does mention that it supports 3D but unfortunately I was not able to test this myself as I do not own any 3D active glasses. The last thing I wanted to mention was the bluetooth capabilities. I absolutely loved this feature as it reduced my many cords I need to use this. I was able to connect my bluetooth speaker to the projector in just a few seconds and it worked wonderfully. The sound was crisp and clear.
-Very well built
-Setup was quick and easy
-+/-30 degree keystone
-2900 lumens of color and white brightness
-Dual HDMI ports
-40.2”-300” viewing size
-Not sure that it gives the true 4K experience
-Blacks are not “true” blacks
Overall, I feel that this product is really good and has a great fit and finish. I like all the features, and I feel that there is definitely some room for improvement in the 4K and “true” blacks department. It was truly easy to setup and get running. I would definitely recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for something like this.Oct 09, 2019 22:19
My previous projector only projected a 1080i resolution image so I was very excited to see how much an improvement 4k was. The difference was night and day.
- Can project up to a 300" diagonal. I was limited with my wall space and couldn't go this big but I can only imagine how awesome it would look.
- Built-in bluetooth allows you a lot of flexibi