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Epson MG-850HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Epson MG-850HD. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The noise and image quality also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the black level.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson MG-850HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Epson MG-850HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The noise and image quality also get good opinions.

usability, image quality, noise, size, price

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD 720p HD 3LCD Portable Digital Dock Projector and Speaker Combo for iPod, iPhone and iPadEpson MegaPlex MG-850HD 720p HD 3LCD Portable Digital Dock Projector and Speaker Combo for iPod, iPhone and iPad

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD

 

You can connect your iDevice to any projector and make a poor-man's home theater. Or you can hook it to Epson's MegaPlex MG-850HD and enjoy...

Docks Apple devices and plays all the media within. Movies sound great and look even better. Simple controls on both the projector and its onscreen menus. Clever “coffee break” button pauses the video but turns the image white so you can find your way...

iPad use requires a clunky plastic bracket. Remote doesn’t work with apps like Netflix, and only some of its buttons are backlit. Some of the best third-party video apps aren’t compatible

Jan, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Electronic House (electronichouse.com)

Hands On: Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD Projector with iDock

 
Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Chad Sapieha (theglobeandmail.com)

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Projector reviews (projectorreviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Very good brightness – over 2500 measured lumens, Good readability with any resolution, Very good color rendition in any mode, Excellent support via Home Service program and PrivateLine tech support, Quick power up and can be unplugged immediately...

Has dust filter that must be maintained, Can be a bit noisy in Normal lamp mode, Manual horizontal keystone adjustment can be cumbersome, Minimal zoom range makes quick setup more difficult

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Epson MegaPlex MG-850 “Projector Reviews TV” Video Summary The Epson Megaplex MG-850HD should find its way into a lot of families.  The MG-850HD has the traditional Epson good color balance in any mode and its brightness enables...

Nov, 2011

Hot product award by projectorreviews.com

Expert review by: Art Feierman (projectorreviews.com)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (projectorcentral.com)

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.