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Epson MovieMate 72

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The value for money and image quality also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability. The black level and noise get negative comments.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson MovieMate 72

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 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.

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

reliability

98% 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 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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Expert Review

 

Extremely impressive for an all-in-one projector, the Epson combines really good out-of-the-box image quality, in terms of colors, with plenty of lumens, and 720p native resolution, to provide a very good viewing experience at an extremely reasonable...

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Epson Moviemate 72 LCD Home Theater Projector Review

 

Really nice looking unit. Projector module pivots, Quiet operation, Simple to setup and very adaptable, Large horizontal and vertical offset capabilities, Excellent connectivity options, including a USB port for DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG., Bright, clear...

CD only user's manual, Can't be ceiling mounted (see below), CD only owner's manual, Friends without a projector will constantly bug you to come over.

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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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new problem every six months

 

Moviemate 72 is good but no previous reviews said about cooling fan breaking or motherboard failing. With a 2 years warranty, I already exchanged the product twice. I would not advise people to buy it.

love watching movies on big screen. watching HD television on it is really cool. Generally really easy to plug-n-play. It is good for the money and for the 720p

Within the first 6 months, the sound from cooling fan sound became so strong that I could hear it with the loudest film sound on. Epson exchanged it. 8-9months later I got diagonal lines going both top right and top left down. I wonder what's next

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Great for movies but not for presentations

 

I just purchased an Epson MovieMate 72 projector. I thought it should be brought to everyone's attention that this projector is NOT able to properly display a 720p signal from a PC. This was confirmed to me during a phone call to Epson's tech support...

Portable movie theater with built-in speakers

Doesn't work at 720p (native resolution) properly when connected to a laptop or pc

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Epson MovieMate 72 MultiMedia Projector

 

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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