It looks like you are browsing from
Go to Close
TVs & Displays
Photography & Video
Cooking Appliances
White Goods
Household
Technology
Home Projectors Should You Buy an Epson Projector?

Should You Buy an Epson Projector?

Updated 30 December 2019 by Matthew
Share on
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 21,000 user and expert reviews and 670+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $225 for the PowerLite X17 which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and go up to $13,540 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 $1,544.

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%
3,592 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,816 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,599 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
742 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
957 reviews
#7
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
688 reviews
#8
82%
82%
163 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
78 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
81%
81%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
76%
76%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
306 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
49 reviews
#16
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#17
Anker
69%
69%
45 reviews
#18
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
AAXA Technologies
66%
66%
0 reviews
#21
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Aiptek
63%
63%
79 reviews
#27
Pyle
63%
63%
1 review
#28
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#30
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Nebula
60%
60%
16 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Kodak
53%
53%
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 and epson iprojection app 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
$1,080
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,544
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
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
104
4 stars
140
3 stars
26
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Epson logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,296
4 stars
676
3 stars
96
2 stars
37
1 star
43
Epson has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other projector 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 had a good design. Their projectors have also won 100+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
56%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
83%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
87%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 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%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
2 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
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
181 reviews
71%
86 reviews
69%
95 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
Average
79%
421 reviews
78%
268 reviews
81%
222 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 given to 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
11
13
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
01net.com logo
5
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
34
10
34
11
10
Total
125
79
109
43
102

How Reliable Are Epson Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson projectors. 110+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Epson projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

87% 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
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 built in speaker is a nice feature
Bestbuy.com
Not built in Wi FI at all
amazon.co.uk
to have sound already built in is perfect for conference rooms
Bhphotovideo.com
the built in speakers do actually pack a small punch
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Don't get this if you need something super heavy duty
Bestbuy.com
less robust
Amazon
not sure why they cannot make a reliable program to run this new machine
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 and epson iprojection app.

Epson 3LCD Technology

Epson projectors that feature 3LCD Technology include the Epson EH-TW650 ($702), the Epson EHTW6700 ($956) and the Epson Home Cinema EH-TW5650 ($1,621).

Epson Iprojection App

Epson projectors that feature epson iprojection app include the Epson EHTW6700 ($956).

Epson Smart Projector

Epson projectors that are smart projector include the Epson EHTW6700 ($956).

What is the Best Budget Choice Epson Projector?

Epson Home Cinema 3100

$539.99
Adorama
Epson Home Cinema 3100
Buy Now
Epson Home Cinema 3100
1080P
RESOLUTION
35dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
250W
LAMP POWER
$56
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $539.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Epson Home Cinema 3100 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (60000:1)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

Our review analysis indicates that this projector has excellent picture quality and it's really good-looking, and easy to setup. It's an economical to run and award winning 1080p average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a fair price. It supports 3D and full HD, has a handheld remote control and is ceiling mountable.

98
Reviews
19 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$56 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Epson Home Cinema 3100 has outstanding expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

projectorcentral.com Editor's Choice
Epson 3100 vs 3700 | Epson 3100 vs 3700 Review | Epson Projectors Reviews
Epson 3100 vs 3700 | Epson 3100 vs 3700 Review | Epson Projectors Reviews
Epson 3100 Projector Review
Epson 3100 Projector Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the Home Cinema 3100 in the US is $539.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
$539.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
1 Price from 1 Store | $539.99
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices
Share on
Compare All Epson Projectors
Find the best Epson projector for you by checking our complete list of over 578 projectors
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 Iprojection App
Epson Smart Projector
What is the Best Budget Choice Epson Projector?

×