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Epson EH-TW490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 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. Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Epson EH-TW490 from 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 People really like the design and size. The image quality and price also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the noise.

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93% of the reviews on 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

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (

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 (

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 (

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: bidmead (

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 (

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