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Established in 1975 in Japan, Epson has since been the most revered company producing projectors. Whether they be used for an office presentation or a home theater, Epson projectors have been consistently recommended by many due to their top-of-the-line image and sound quality, as well as their more than reasonable prices. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the major features and benefits of Epson’s long line of projectors.
As the Television market becomes more and more competitive year by year with advances in image quality, so does the projector market. Epson has been at the forefront of the market due to its constant innovation and improvement of its image quality. The 3-chip LCD technology included in every modern Epson projector is one of the highlights that is challenging the TV market. We shall discuss this further, later on. With the popularity and convenience of apps skyrocketing, Epson quickly introduced the iProjection app which also allows you to connect wireless from iOS and Android phones and Chromebooks. However, the app only works on compatible projectors.
Most projectors don’t come with built-in speakers anymore, instead providing the necessary inputs for them. Modern Epson projectors come with the usual connections at the back panel; 1 HDMI port, 1 USB-B port, 1 USB-A port, 2 VGA cable ports, and L & R inputs for speakers.
As mentioned earlier, the 3LCD chip feature is by far the most revered piece of technology in newer Epson projectors. This was included after complaints regarding the “rainbow effect” that older Epson single-chip DLP models were displaying. This rainbow effect was basically a slight separation of colors seen with the images a projector would display. But now, this problem has been completely eliminated by the 3-chip LCD technology with HDR. This technology also brings out the colors of any projected image accurately along with high color brightness, making the projection of any image or video no lesser than even a top-of-the-line TV. The best quality you could ever wish for is built into their latest model, Epson EH-TW9400/Pro Cinema 6050UB with 4K picture quality and 3D compatibility.
Every projector is fit not only for film but video game projection as well, with every newer model improving on the last when it comes to video lag, which is at its all-time best in the current Epson models. Every projector of this type also allows for color and brightness adjustments, along with 5 different color modes. When it comes it color calibration, Epson takes the cake on viewer customization, offering extensive options for calibration.
Though not the cheapest out there, Epson puts quality and convenience first in any of their projectors, with the lowest priced 3LCD chip type projector available at $599. Prices for Epson projectors range from affordable to pricey, with one of their higher-end models, the Epson EH-TW9400/Pro Cinema 6050UB being priced at $3,999. However, this is still a reasonable price compared to other companies such as Sony and JVC, providing the same or lesser features.
The build quality across all Epson projectors is often excellent, with the higher-end projectors including a backlit remote control and motorized lens dust cover to keep any dust away. However, some of the models with built-in speakers may have issues with dust collection.
Epson projectors have been the best and most reliable projectors available for well over 2 decades. Their commitment to image quality over sound or any other aspect may be an issue for some, but this is a projector after all. It needs fine image quality at the forefront of its features, and the latest models of Epson projectors deliver when it comes to color, definition, and build quality.