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Epson EH-TW550
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Epson EH-TW550 Projector

5000:1 29dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
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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9 Reasons For

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

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

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other projectors of this type and age which do not support 3D, the EH-TW550 supports 3D.

Alternative projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Z8455WUNL[pl_1838281_price], or the PowerLite W16[pl_2384315_price] both from Epson.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the EH-TW550, the EH-TW550 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which has better reviews.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Epson EH-TW550 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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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 data projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of data projectors of this age and spec is 37dB, and the noise levels range from 29dB to 48dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Epson EH-TW550 has one of the quietest noise levels amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to the EH-TW550 the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 5,000h. With a service life of lamp of 4,000 hours, the Epson EH-TW550 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 4,500h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,500h to 6,000h. At 5,000 hours, the EH-TW550 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EH-TW550.

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Light

The EH-TW550 is very light (only 2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The lightest data projector of this spec and age is 2.6kg heavy, the heaviest is 27kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson EH-TW550 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the EH-TW550 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The EH-TW550 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 2,000 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens. At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the EH-TW550 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Offset

The average offset of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH-TW550 is 70%. With an offset of only 10 percent, the EH-TW550 has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH-TW550.

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Very Small Bulb Power

Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH-TW550 the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,800W. The EH-TW550 has a fairly small bulb power (only 200 Watts) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the EH-TW550 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the EH-TW550. The average RMS rated power of data projectors of this type and age is 9.3W, and the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 16W.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.59 inches, the EH-TW550 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the EH-TW550. The average matrix size of projectors of this spec and age is 0.71".

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson EH-TW550

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released over four years ago.

1280 X 720 (HD 720) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The EH-TW550 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720). That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH-TW550.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance (tele)
Projection Distance (wide)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

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 $75.47
Electricity cost when on standby $2.62
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Total running cost over 5 years $78.09
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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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