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Epson EH-TW550
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Epson EH-TW550 Projector

5000:1 720p (1280x720) 29dB May 2013
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The EH-TW550 delivers an equally high White and Colour Light Output of 3,000 lumens that means whether in 2D and 3D you're playing video games, watching films or cheering on your sports team... More
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Epson Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average multimedia projectors from Epson have good reviews from experts and users.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The EH-TW550 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the EH-TW550 which do not support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Epson EB-W16 which is cheaper.

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Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago which do not support Full HD projection, the Epson EH-TW550 supports Full HD projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Epson EB-W16 which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the Epson EH-TW550 has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Epson EB-W16 which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Ricoh PJ X3340.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The EH-TW550 is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the EH-TW550 has one of the quietest noise levels amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The noise levels of similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the EH-TW550 range from 29dB to 48dB.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-W16 (36dB) which is also cheaper.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 2,000h to 5,000h. At 4,000 hours, the EH-TW550 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the EH-TW550.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the EH-TW550 is 2,500h and the longest is 10,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 5,000 hours, the Epson EH-TW550 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Light

The average weight of similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the EH-TW550 is 7.8kg. When compared to other projectors of a similar type and age to the EH-TW550 that we have checked, the EH-TW550's weight of only 2.6 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The EH-TW550 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the EH-TW550 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Epson EH-TW550 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EH-TW550 the projector brightness range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens.

Alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the Epson EB-W16 which is cheaper.

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Very Small Offset

The offsets of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the EH-TW550 range from 10% to 130%. With an offset of only 10 percent, the Epson EH-TW550 has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH-TW550.

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Only Supports Two Video Colour Modes

The number of video colour modes supported by the EH-TW550 is more than most projectors of a comparable type and age to it. This data projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most frequently supported video colour mode supported by projectors of this spec and age. The video colour mode "Cinema" is also supported by this projector.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The EH-TW550 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 200 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH-TW550 have lamp power of between 190W and 2,800W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH-TW550 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 9.4W. The Epson EH-TW550 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the EH-TW550 has a fairly dim colour light output compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The dimmest colour light output of 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3,000 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 7,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim White Light Output

With a white light output of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson EH-TW550 has a quite dim white light output compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago. The white light outputs of projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH-TW550 range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Matrix Size

With a matrix size of only 0.59 inches, the Epson EH-TW550 has one of the smaller matrix sizes amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The matrix sizes of 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the EH-TW550 range from 0.55" to 0.79".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson EH-TW550

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Epson released the EH-TW550.

1280 X 720 (HD 720) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the EH-TW550 is 1280 x 720 (HD 720). That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the EH-TW550.

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720p (1280x720) Native Projector Resolution

The EH-TW550 has a maximum resolution of 720p (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Video Processing
3D Format
Colour Mode in 3D
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
HDMI Version
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Preset Mode
HDCP
2D/3D Image Frequency
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
USB Version

Expert Reviews

Expensive proposition with some outdated featuresThe market for home entertainment projectors is on the rise and projectors are getting affordable by the day. Espon's EH-TW550, a 3D enabled... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $77.70
Electricity cost when on standby $2.70
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Total running cost over 5 years $80.40
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mg850h, eb915w, ebs02h, eb1761, ebx11h, eb425w, eb1771, ebx14h, eb435w, eb1776, eb1761w, eb1771w, EHTW550, eb1776w, mg850hd, v11h499040lu
Barcodes 00715946526911, 00715946528403, 04053162645035, 05053973930879, 08715946513966, 08715946526904, 08715946526911, 08715946528403
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