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Should You Buy an Epson Projector?

Matthew
Updated 15 August 2021
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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 31,000 user and expert reviews and 720+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $142 for the EH-TW9100 which has a noise level of 32dB, is a projector that has a 300000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and go up to $7,550 for the Pro L1100UNL which has a noise level of 34dB, 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 $1,401.

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%
4,579 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
4,018 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
7,082 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
631 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,330 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
2,152 reviews
#7
85%
85%
410 reviews
#8
LG
South Korea
84%
84%
1,671 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
83%
83%
113 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
81%
81%
320 reviews
#11
United States
79%
79%
212 reviews
#12
Netherlands
75%
75%
169 reviews
#13
Japan
74%
74%
52 reviews
#14
Kodak
74%
74%
362 reviews
#15
73%
73%
42 reviews
#16
Taiwan
71%
71%
224 reviews
#17
Anker
70%
70%
217 reviews
#18
Pyle
68%
68%
9 reviews
#19
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#20
3M
67%
67%
221 reviews
#21
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
21 reviews
#23
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#26
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
UO
62%
62%
4 reviews
#29
Xiaomi
62%
62%
6 reviews
#30
Nebula
61%
61%
10 reviews
#31
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Maxell
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Smart
53%
53%
1 review

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 70 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 and smart projector which sets them apart from the competition.

Epson projectors tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still 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
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,401
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
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
112
4 stars
135
3 stars
24
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Epson logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,050
4 stars
811
3 stars
137
2 stars
45
1 star
73
Epson has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 91% of expert reviews and 94% of user reviews for Epson projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 86% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Epson projectors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had a good picture quality and was carefully 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
70%
31 reviews
72%
23 reviews
78%
40 reviews
68%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
projectorcentral.com logo
95%
11 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
11 reviews
96%
8 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
82%
16 reviews
67%
9 reviews
77%
8 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
hifitest.de logo
80%
19 reviews
82%
19 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
12 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
12 reviews
78%
17 reviews
80%
4 reviews
77%
9 reviews
82%
11 reviews
avforums.com logo
77%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
90%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
85%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
6 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
71%
7 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
59%
4 reviews
77%
4 reviews
69%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
6 reviews
74%
7 reviews
95%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
65%
4 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
2 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
67%
4 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
85%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
90%
4 reviews
64%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
68%
5 reviews
78%
5 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
16 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
165 reviews
72%
100 reviews
72%
96 reviews
69%
109 reviews
78%
73 reviews
Average
80%
366 reviews
80%
303 reviews
81%
231 reviews
73%
213 reviews
87%
192 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 108 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 108 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
26
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
7
13
13
5
7
avforums.com logo
11
6
2
9
Trusted Reviews logo
4
11
3
2
8
audiovision.de logo
7
5
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
Lydogbilde.no logo
10
2
7
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
4
6
2
PC Mag logo
3
15
soundandvision.com logo
2
2
3
1
8
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
Techradar logo
2
6
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
9
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
3
2
2
01net.com logo
3
1
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
2
1
4
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
audiovideohd.fr logo
3
1
1
1
Other Expert Sites
51
11
28
18
11
Total
138
94
108
49
103

How Reliable Are Epson Projectors?

We checked over 31,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson projectors. over 150 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

dependable grayscale tracking
bigpicturebigsound.com
more reliable A3 feed
gadgetscentral.co.uk
It is built to be used in the same kind of environment - bright rooms with poor control over ambient light
projectorcentral.com
for the first time they've built a Full HD home theatre projector for the entry level market
projectorreviews.com.au
The EB-X41 is built to be used almost anywhere – ranging from the comfort of your home as a home projector
chip.com.my
The built in speaker has good volume for what it is
Bestbuy.com
I choose not to use the built in speaker as I have my own speakers I like to use
Argos.co.uk
Sadly it broke after just under a year
amazon.co.uk
I have a white screen so it's tough to get absolute black (on letterbox frames for example
Bhphotovideo.com
The built in speaker is not fun to watch movies on
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

i immediately noticed a substantial scratch on the lens (which was supposed to be a new lens
Bestbuy.com
not sure why they cannot make a reliable program to run this new machine
amazon.co.uk
questionable engineering
Bhphotovideo.com
less robust
Amazon

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 and smart projector.

Epson 3LCD Technology

Epson projectors that feature 3LCD Technology include the Epson Home Cinema EHTW5650 ($999) and the Epson EHTW650 ($970).

Epson Smart Projector

Epson projectors that are smart projector include the Epson Home Cinema EH-TW740 ($999).

What is the Best Mid-Range Epson Projector?

Epson EHTW5700

$1,017.98
Elite Electronics Store
Epson EHTW5700
Buy Now
Epson EHTW5700
36dB
2,700 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$65
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $1,017.98 is the Epson EHTW5700, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (35000:1)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports 3D

A fully featured and very economical to run 1080p average noise level projector, with a good price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
90
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the EHTW5700 in the US is $1,017.98 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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
Epson Smart Projector
What is the Best Mid-Range Epson Projector?

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