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Should You Buy an Epson Projector?

Matthew
Updated 26 February 2020
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should you buy an Epson Projector?

Epson is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its scanners, photo printers and inkjet printers.

If you are wondering how Epson projectors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 2,600 projectors by objectively and impartially analysing over 20,000 user and expert reviews and 680+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $250 for the EX3220 which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) and go up to $12,600 for the Pro L1500UH which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a 2500000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200). The average price of a new Epson projector is $1,521.

Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors.

Is Epson the Best Projector Brand?

So are Epson projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Epson is ranked the No. 1 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Epson is the actually best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,591 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,818 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
91%
91%
4,625 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
743 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
957 reviews
#7
83%
83%
163 reviews
#8
Asus
Taiwan
82%
82%
258 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
81%
81%
688 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
81%
81%
80 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
78%
78%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
75%
75%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
74%
74%
332 reviews
#15
3M
69%
69%
108 reviews
#16
Anker
69%
69%
51 reviews
#17
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#18
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
Japan
67%
67%
49 reviews
#21
Pyle
66%
66%
7 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
65%
65%
0 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#25
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#26
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#27
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#28
UO
63%
63%
21 reviews
#29
Nebula
62%
62%
9 reviews
#30
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Kodak
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Xiaomi
54%
54%
1 review
#35
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Epson projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Epson Projectors

There's a wide selection of Epson projectors available compared to other projector brands, with over 100 Epson projectors currently on the market in the US. Epson also have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Epson projector being 89%.

The average review score for a Epson projector is 89%.

Epson have a number of great features including 3LCD Technology which sets them apart from the competition.

However Epson projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Epson projector is $19 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other projector brands.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,208
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,521
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,999
Price Distribution of Epson Projectors

What Do the Epson Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Epson projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Epson and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Epson logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
105
4 stars
126
3 stars
26
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Epson logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,289
4 stars
699
3 stars
98
2 stars
36
1 star
44
Epson has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 90% of expert reviews and 94% of user reviews for Epson projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Epson projectors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, produced a high quality picture and was thoughtfully designed. Their projectors have also won 100+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Epson projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
67%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
85%
2 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
75%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
75%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
9 reviews
73%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
2 reviews
73%
14 reviews
77%
4 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
13 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
186 reviews
71%
86 reviews
70%
90 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
Average
79%
425 reviews
78%
268 reviews
79%
217 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 109 industry awards for Epson projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Epson to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Epson has won 109 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
13
14
6
6
avforums.com logo
8
6
2
10
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
5
1
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
2
Digital Versus logo
3
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
36
10
30
11
10
Total
129
79
109
43
102

How Reliable Are Epson Projectors?

We checked over 20,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson projectors. over 120 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Epson projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% of reviewers think Epson projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that Epson projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Epson projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

for the first time they've built a Full HD home theatre projector for the entry level market
projectorreviews.com.au
It is built to be used in the same kind of environment - bright rooms with poor control over ambient light
projectorcentral.com
The EB-X41 is built to be used almost anywhere – ranging from the comfort of your home as a home projector
chip.com.my
A sturdy
techdigest.tv
dependable grayscale tracking
bigpicturebigsound.com
The built in speaker is useless even indoors
Bestbuy.com
This projector is a very sturdy model
Bhphotovideo.com
well built projector with most of the important settings of a projector in higher price ranges
amazon.co.uk
I have heard some complain about the built in speakers
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Don't get this if you need something super heavy duty
Bestbuy.com
less robust
Amazon
This is the sort of rubbish construction you'd expect from a children's toy
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Epson Projectors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Epson projectors that set them apart from the competition. These include 3LCD Technology.

Epson 3LCD Technology

Epson projectors that feature 3LCD Technology include the Epson EH-TW650 ($1,107).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an Epson Projector?
Is Epson the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Epson Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are Epson Projectors?
Features to Look Out For On Epson Projectors
Epson 3LCD Technology

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