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Epson MG-850HD

Epson MG-850HD
alaScore 92

59 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The image quality and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, image quality, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Epson MG-850HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 59 reviews)

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Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD Review


Since the dawn of time, humans have never faltered from their ambitions to climb the tallest mountains, read the longest books, and buy the largest televisions. These things dictated what it meant to be human—but no longer. With the release of Epson's...

Hideable dock. Sounds great even at ultra-loud volumes. Crystal-clear image. HDMI port

Expensive. Between air filters and lamp replacements it takes more maintenance than a TV. Position of iOS device on the back of the projector can be impractical

The MegaPlex is as much a lifestyle commitment as it is a brag-worthy cinema setup. You’re not just buying into a projector, but a screen to project onto, a seating arrangement that won’t block the display, and blackout curtains if you plan to watch...

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Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD


The patterned black MG-850HD measures 4.6 by 13.4 by 11.5 inches (HWD). At 8.6 pounds, it's too heavy to have as a frequent traveling companion but light enough to take with you in a pinch. The iThing dock is in back; in front, the lens has focus and...

Very good data and video image quality. Docks with and projects from your Apple mobile device

A little too heavy to be easily portable. Could use a VGA connector to use with computers that lack an HDMI port

The Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD is an iPhone-friendly home entertainment projector with data presentation chops; it handled both data and video with aplomb.

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Epson MG-50 and MG-850HD MegaPlex Projectors Preview


Epson America today announced its innovative new line of portable, combo projectors, the MegaPlex MG-850HD and MegaPlex MG-50. Both systems pair a value-priced, bright projector with stereo speakers.


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Budget home-entertainment projector


Videophiles who want the very best projector performance will want to walk right past the Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD. But families who want to enjoy an evening of big-screen viewing in their living room or family room should take a good, long look at this...

Good value, excellent color, high brightness, useful built-in audio, iThing dock, portable

Weak black levels, limited compatibility with streaming video via dock, only 720p resolution, some issues when upscaling standard-def content

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Epson MegaPlex’s high quality projector brightened by low cost


Epson’s $820 MegaPlex MG-850HD home entertainment projector is making a convincing argument for my post-Christmas gift card cash. It’s such a good little performer for its price that its integrated Apple device dock – an undeniably useful feature...

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Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD Projector Reviewed


Epson has created the new MegaPlex series, which feature really impressive features that are a first of their kind. Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at these features as she evaluates the MG-850HD projector....

The MG-850HD is an HD-capable projector with integrated speakers and a cradle for the iPod/iPhone/iPad ; The docking cradle will charge your iDevice, and you can navigate your media via the projector remote. You can view purchased/rented video content...

The MG-850HD does not have a 1080p resolution. It's a 720p projector ; The projector doesn't have as many advanced picture adjustments as you get in a higher-end model ; It lacks RS-232, IR ports, and a 12-volt trigger ; There are no lens-shift...

A 100-inch HD display for $799? That's essentially what the MegaPlex MG-850HD brings to your table, along with the ability to easily watch and listen to entertainment content from your iDevice and other mobile devices. Granted, you don't get a 1080p...

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Epson Megalex MG-850HD


This feature enables you to display photos (.jpg, .png, .gif and .bmp formats only) stored on a USB storage device, without the use of a PC. Slideshow presentations can then be made from the USB storage device

There is a light sensor on the top of the projector that, when the color mode is set on Auto, will select one of the other color modes that?s appropriate for the lighting conditions (i.e.; Dynamic if there?s a lot of ambient light or Cinema if the...

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Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD Review


Selling for less than $800, the Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD is a great addition to any family room, game room, or other communal space.

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Reviews: Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD Digital Projector + Speaker Combo


It’s easy enough to understand MG-850HD’s appeal relative to a traditional flat-screen TV. Unlike a TV set, this glossy black plastic-bodied unit weighs only 8.6 pounds and measures 13.4” by 11.5” by 4.6”, with a pop-out...

Overall, the MegaPlex MG-850HD Digital Projector + Speaker Combo is a good option, and given that it can be had for under $700, it’s a viable and worthwhile alternative for users who need its specific features: room-to-room portability, integrated iOS...

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Epson MG-850HD review


The ubiquitous iPod has infiltrated most areas of home cinema but the projector market has always been an Apple-free zone. Until now that is. Epson's MG-850HD is the world's first home cinema projector with a built-in iPod dock, allowing you to watch...

Bright, colourful pictures; convenient iPod playback; easy to set up and use

Blacks could be deeper; HD only 720p; speakers too tinny for music; a bit noisy