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Epson EH-TW490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the black level and design. The image quality and usability also get good reviews, but many are critical about the noise.

price, usability, image quality, design, black level

noise

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Epson EH-TW490 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, price, image quality

noise

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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....

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