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Epson EH-TW490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Epson EH-TW490. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Epson EH-TW490 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson EH-TW490

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Epson EH-TW490 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the noise.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson EH-TW490 HD Ready 720p 3LCD Home Cinema ProjectorEpson EH-TW490 HD Ready 720p 3LCD Home Cinema Projector

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (homecinemachoice.com)

Epson EH-TW490 review

 

Although called a 'home projector', Epson's EH-TW490 is compact, weighs only 2.4kg and even arrives with a neat travelling case – in this regard, it looks like it's been designed as much for the travelling salesman as the movie-mad AV enthusiast....

Pleasing colour reproduction; some business-friendly features; high brightness suits large images

Poor black levels; some motion judder visible; long projection distances

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Steve May (techadvisor.co.uk)

Epson EH-TW490 review

 

Connections include HDMI, S-video and composite for legacy kit, VGA and USB 2.0 A/B. The projector can read JPEGs from a thumbdrive, but not video files. Navigation through its menu is fast enough.

There's no doubt that gaming on a really big screen is a fabulously engaging experience, and Epson's EH-TW490 seems to have found a sweet spot in terms of price and performance which could encourage more to take up the sport. From this gaming...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Epson EH-TW490 review

 

Inexpensive and compact enough to place anywhere

The EW-TH490 was never going to compete with high-end home cinema projectors, but we were still impressed with it. Image quality isn’t perfect, as black levels and contrast are somewhat lacking at default settings, and there aren’t enough picture...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (techworld.com)

Epson EH-TW490

 

The Epson EH-TW490 seems to have found a sweet spot in terms of price and performance. Read our Epson EH-TW490 review to find out more.

There's no doubt that gaming on a really big screen is a fabulously engaging experience, and Epson's EH-TW490 seems to have found a sweet spot in terms of price and performance which could encourage more to take up the sport. From this gaming...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: bidmead (gadgetspeak.com)

Epson EH-TW490

 

Very decent home cinema projectors can now routinely be had for around 500 quid. But how do you pick a winner you'll be happy to live with from this cheap and cheerful bunch? As the TV industry hurries us ever upwards towards 4K (four times the number...

Epson's entry level EH-TW490 is "HD Ready". It's a confusing industry label (designed to confuse?) that in this case means it projects a screen into which it's possible to fit a 720x1280 pixel matrix with a few pixels to spare at the top and bottom....

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Epson EH-TW490

 

Cracking projector. Nice bright image even on a mid brown wall. Colours are really punchy. horizontal keystone very handy. Overall very impressed

Fan gets quite noisy on full brightness but image is still very bright even in eco mode so not really a problem.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Epson EH-TW490

 

Cracking projector. Nice bright image even on a mid brown wall. Colours are really punchy. horizontal keystone very handy. Overall very impressed

Fan gets quite noisy on full brightness but image is still very bright even in eco mode so not really a problem

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Desktop / Portable
Product type:Desktop projector / Portable projector

Display

Built-in display:No / Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:0.59

Energy Management

Power Source:AC

Lamps

Bulb power:200
Service life of lamp:5000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):600 / 6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):1.58 - 1.72
Focal length range (f-f):0.665 - 0.798
Focus:Manual
Throw ratio:1.3 - 1.56:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

HDMI: Yes
S-Video port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Noise Level:37
Noise level (economic mode):29
Preset modes:Game
Vertical scan range:100 - 120

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB connector type:Micro-USB A, Micro-USB B / USB Type-A, USB Type-B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Source:AC

Projector

Color light output:3000
Contrast ratio (dynamic):12000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):12000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:-30 - 30 / ± 30
Keystone correction, vertical:-30 - 30 / ± 30
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Objective projection distance:35.4 - 354.3 / 66.1 - 79.5
Projection distance:35.4 - 354.3 / 66.1 - 79.5
Projection distance (tele):43.3 - 425.2 / 66.1 - 79.5
Projection distance (wide):35.4 - 354.3 / 43.3 - 425.2
Projection technology:3LCD
Projector brightness:3000
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:33 - 318
Supported aspect ratios:16:10
White light output:3000
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.2:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Color modes (2D):Cinema, Dynamic
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported video modes:720p
Video color modes:Cinema, Dynamic, Game, Living room

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.21
Height:3.03
Package depth:14.6
Package height:6.18
Package weight:8.99
Package width:14.3
Weight:5.29
Width:11.7