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Epson MG-850HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Epson MG-850HD. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the noise.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Epson MG-850HD from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on People really like the design and price. The size and image quality also get good views, whereas many are negative about the noise.

usability, image quality, size, price, design


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Nic Vargus (

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Rick Broida (

From Touchscreen to Silver Screen


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 an awesome-man's home theater.

Jan, 2012

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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.

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

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 (

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

Aug, 2012

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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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Chad Sapieha (

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 (

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

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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

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Expert review by: Art Feierman (

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