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Epson MovieMate 72

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The value for money and image quality also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability, and there are some critical reviews about the noise and black level.

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black level, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Epson MovieMate 72 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Epson MovieMate 72 projector

 

720p high-definition capable ; USB port for displaying photos from a thumb drive ; Very good audio quality from built-in speakers ; Integrated, up-converting DVD player

No automatic focus ; No automatic keystone correction ; No DVI port

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Epson Moviemate 72

 

As big-screen TVs become increasingly widespread, more and more people are discovering that a 40-inch or even a 50-inch screen still isn't big enough to turn watching a movie at home into a theater-like experience—even with a bag of popcorn. What you...

Instant theater with 720p projector. Integrated DVD player. Integrated stereo audio system. Output for subwoofer

Doesn't deal properly with 1,280-by-720 computer input ; Watch the Epson MovieMate 72 Video Review

Except for a screen, the Epson MovieMate 72 includes everything you need for setting up a 720p home movie theater.

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Epson MovieMate 72

 

Sure enough, the Epson MovieMate 72 is a definite cut above any of the other all-in-one projectors I've reviewed. This Epson offers picture quality that is, at least comparable with many of the stand alone home theater projectors that compete with it...

Very bright (over 500 lumens in best mode, and over 1600 in brightest) ; True 720p resolution - a first for all-in-one projectors ; On board DVD player that can also play video CD's, standard CD's and music files ; Very good color balance "out of the...

User manual comes only on disc (hard copy too, would be better) ; Mediocre black level performance ; Remote is not backlit ; Menu features scattered from multiple buttons on remote ; No fine tuning R,G,B controls for tweaking color ; Not as much "pop"...

I really like the MovieMate 72. That said, my 15 year old daughter, who tells me she needs one, won't be getting one for the holidays. Afterall, I have two rooms already set up with projectors. That said, this is a product that under other...

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Review: Epson MovieMate 72 projector

 

The Epson MovieMate 72 is a cool, all-in-one, home-theater projector that features high-definition 720p resolution, high-quality integrated speakers, and a built-in up-converting DVD player.

720p high-definition capable; integrated, up-converting DVD player; very good audio quality from built-in speakers; USB port for displaying photos from a thumb drive

No DVI port; no automatic keystone correction; no automatic focus

The box is split horizontally into two sections, with all of the ports and the integrated speakers located in the bottom section; the projection portion is located in the larger, upper half. The two sections can line up seamlessly, if preferred, but...

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Epson MovieMate 72

 

Combo Projector, DVD, And Music Player

User friendly; full-featured remote

Heavy; PDF manual

The projector houses a 140-W lamp and 3-LCD technology, producing beautiful, vibrant colors at up to 1,200 lumens with a 1000:1 contrast ratio at a native resolution of 1280×720. Images display at 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios and image adjustments...

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Amazon review summary for Epson MovieMate 72

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Epson MovieMate 72 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

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99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson MovieMate 72 High-Definition Projector, DVD and music player combo (V11H257220)Epson MovieMate 72 Projector DVD/Music Combo

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EPSON MOVIEMATE 72 LCD PROJECTOR

 

No Comment.

works great, very good picture, easy to set up

not enough sound from the built in speakers. There is no audio out connection but you can add speakers if you get a special cable to connect from the headphone jack. it only cost about $5.00 from the local electronic store

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EPSON MOVIEMATE 72 LCD PROJECTOR

 

For aesthetic affects, I used a large (California King) bed sheet and put it up against our outside wall. It worked great! Unless you intend to use an external 5/1 speaker system or the self-contained speakers in the projector, I recommend using Bose...

I found no inconsistencies in what was represented from the manufacturer and what I received. I used it for the first time this past weekend (4/26/08) and everybody loved it

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EPSON MOVIEMATE 72 LCD PROJECTOR

 

After experimenting with different analog speakers attached to a PA System, I found that I needed computer speakers with the mini plug that plugs into the head set plug. The ones that I found with a separate volume control are a small pair of Bose...

Nice quality of picture

Speakers are too weak for outside presentations

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Epson MovieMate 72

 

The ultimate high-definition projector, DVD and music player combo, Epson MovieMate 72 takes big-screen entertainment to a new level with precision 720p resolution.

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Product Specifications

The ultimate high-definition projector, DVD and music player combo, Epson MovieMate 72 takes big-screen entertainment to a new level with precision 720p resolution. Enjoy larger-than-life entertainment. It's the all-in-one product with built-in progressive scan DVD/CD player and four 5 W Dolby 5.1 DTS stereo speakers. Epson MovieMate 72 displays standard DVDs in even more detail at high-definition 720p resolution. It projects images up to eight times larger than on a 40-inch, widescreen TV. Simply plug it in and let the fun begin. There are no additional cables or equipment to hook up. Epson MovieMate 72 has an unique swivel base for versatile DVD loading. It delivers natural colors and bright, vibrant images with 3-chip 3LCD technology. Use Epson MovieMate 72 for videogames, movies and more. It works with your Apple iPod, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3 or Microsoft Xbox 360 video game system for more entertainment options. Connect it to high-definition devices via HDMI for even more entertainment value. Epson MovieMate 72 displays an 80-inch, widescreen image from just 6 1/2 feet away, or a 120-inch image from just 10 feet away!

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:6.9in
Weight:15.2lbs
Width:13in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 299in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:45ft
Min Image Size:2.5ft / 29.9in
Min Screen Distance:2.4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:72
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson MovieMate

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:3000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHE

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
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