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Should You Buy an Epson Projector?

Matthew
Updated 13 March 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 19,000 user and expert reviews and 570+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $143 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 $12,999 for the PowerLite Pro Z9870 which has a noise level of 48dB, is a projector that has a 5000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200). The average price of a new Epson projector is $1,415.

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%
3,587 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,845 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,651 reviews
#5
Taiwan
88%
88%
818 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
80 reviews
#7
Taiwan
83%
83%
988 reviews
#8
82%
82%
179 reviews
#9
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
79%
79%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
77%
77%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
75%
75%
46 reviews
#13
Nebula
71%
71%
21 reviews
#14
71%
71%
39 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
52 reviews
#16
Netherlands
70%
70%
115 reviews
#17
Kodak
69%
69%
21 reviews
#18
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#19
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#20
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#21
Japan
65%
65%
1 review
#22
UO
63%
63%
21 reviews
#23
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#24
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
63%
63%
0 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#28
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#29
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#30
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
57%
57%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
55%
55%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
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 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.

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 $22,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,415
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
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
95
4 stars
134
3 stars
33
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Epson logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,275
4 stars
704
3 stars
92
2 stars
36
1 star
46
Epson has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 87% 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 110+ 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
64%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
85%
2 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
14 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
15 reviews
77%
4 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
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
lite-magazin.de logo
96%
13 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
180 reviews
72%
85 reviews
69%
90 reviews
71%
107 reviews
74%
73 reviews
Average
79%
425 reviews
77%
264 reviews
79%
217 reviews
73%
216 reviews
87%
195 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 112 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 112 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
2
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
6
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
Other Expert Sites
35
10
36
13
10
Total
129
78
112
44
102

How Reliable Are Epson Projectors?

We checked over 19,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson projectors. over 150 of these reviews mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Epson projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% 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
for the first time they've built a Full HD home theatre projector for the entry level market
projectorreviews.com.au
Its lightweight yet sturdy so its perfect for me
Bhphotovideo.com
Am i happy with the Epson TW5910 Projector in the main yes its well made it looks the business
amazon.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
Bestbuy.com
the built in speakers do actually pack a small punch
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

then you do not need a in built speaker
Bestbuy.com
It's not a Tough choice
Amazon
it's not really robust so bought a cheap laptop bag
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 EHTW650 ($970) and the Epson Home Cinema EHTW5650 ($999).

What is the Best Mid-Range Epson Projector?

Epson EH

$999.99
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Epson EH
Buy Now
Epson EH
1080P
RESOLUTION
24dB
2,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
250W
LAMP POWER
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $999.99 is the Epson EH, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Ultra high contrast ratio (1000000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (24dB)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control

A multi award winning and contrast ratio 1080p multimedia projector, with one of the quietest noise levels available and very low running costs. It supports 3D and full HD and has a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL). Our review analysis indicates that it has superb picture quality, a very good 3D picture quality but has bad sound quality.

95
Reviews
287 Reviews + 13 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
94
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Epson EH has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

Trusted Reviews Recommended
Techradar Great Value
whathifi.com 5 Star
homecinemachoice.com Recommended
insideci.co.uk Recommended
EISA.eu EISA Best Product
avforums.com Best Buy
projectorreviews.com.au Recommended
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star
altomdata.dk Recommended
lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 6 Star
hardware.info Excellent
conowego.pl Recommended
digitallife.se Recommended
Epson EH-TW550 Review
Epson EH-TW550 Review
EPSON EH TW6600, EH TW6600W im Test
EPSON EH TW6600, EH TW6600W im Test
EPSON EH-TW5200 review
EPSON EH-TW5200 review
Epson EH-TW6100 unboxing
Epson EH-TW6100 unboxing
Test Epson EH-TW5900
Test Epson EH-TW5900
Epson EH-TW5500 test
Epson EH-TW5500 test
Test: Epson EH-TW9400 und EH-TW9400W
Test: Epson EH-TW9400 und EH-TW9400W
Review: Epson EH-TW9200
Review: Epson EH-TW9200
Epson EH-TW3200 Unboxing
Epson EH-TW3200 Unboxing
Review Epson EH TW5200
Review Epson EH TW5200
Unboxing Epson EH-TW450
Unboxing Epson EH-TW450
Review: Epson EH-TW7200
Review: Epson EH-TW7200
Review: Epson EH-TW490
Review: Epson EH-TW490
Epson EH-TW6000 Unboxing
Epson EH-TW6000 Unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the EH in the US is $999.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Epson Projector?

Epson EHTW7100

$1,830.08
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Epson EHTW7100
Buy Now
Epson EHTW7100
32dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
250W
LAMP POWER
$66
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Epson projector then the Epson EHTW7100 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $1,830.08.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Supports full HD

A fully featured and very economical to run 4K average noise level projector. It supports 3D and full HD, has a built-in speaker and is ceiling mountable.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
90
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the EHTW7100 in the US is $1,830.08 and in total we found 3 prices 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
What is the Best Mid-Range Epson Projector?
What is the Best High End Epson Projector?

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