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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400. 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 size and design. The usability and image quality also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 Projector Review


The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400™, though, now a year old is still in production. Its useful functions in the home theater environment and a very low price can fulfill the needs of many video aficionados without breaking their bank. The price on...

At the low price of $1099 the Home Cinema 400 provides many benefits of high end projectors. It can be used as dedicated home theater projector and can also give you the benefit of big screen TV to enjoy your favorite games. It can fulfill the needs of...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Bill Livolsi (

Review: EPSON PowerLite Home Cinema 400


The Cinema 400 has a 1.5:1 manual zoom/focus lens and extensive lens shift. At the top of the lens shift range, the projected image is 50% of the image's height above the centerline of the lens. This is good range for either ceiling mounting or coffee...

As far as deinterlacing is concerned, once it is enabled via the menu as noted above, it performs admirably. With our gauntlet of test clips, most scenes had little if any jaggies and line twitter. For a projector in this price range, there is nothing...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : SHAUN CONLIN (

PowerLite Home Cinema 400


With everyone talking HD-this and big-screen-that, liquid crystals and plasmatic pictures, oft over looked is the bright dark horse in the high-def fray, the front projector. Barring its one fatal flaw (needs gloominess to really shine), Epson's...

While at its best in a dedicated, low light home theater environment with a proper projection screen, the ceiling or coffee-table mounted Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 also sports the luxury of quasi-portability. Thus, it's not only the best home...

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Great projector for the price.


This projector is a bargain for what you get. It is very bright for a projector in its price range, and the lens shift feature is great for easy placement and movement.If you are still trying to decide check out projectorreviews for a comparison. The...

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

A versatile home theater projector, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 ensures a true cinematic experience, with advanced video processing and maximum installation flexibility. Now you can view movies the way filmmakers intended you to see them, with incredible color and detail. In designing the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400, Epson blended engineering ingenuity with the world of theater and art. Top-of-the-line technologies are hard at work in this projector, so you can enjoy the ultimate movie experience. Color settings are optimized for the ITU709 color standard, ensuring the most accurate HD quality available. And, with six specialized color modes, you get optimum performance, whatever the setting or situation. In addition, innovative Epson 3LCD technology offers the best possible image quality, even in dark areas of the picture. With one LCD panel each for red, green and blue, it's truly a better way to see. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 delivers a premium home theater solution. With HDMI connectors, you'll enjoy true HD digital viewing. And, with Epson cinema filters, sharpness and gamma adjustments and many other advanced features, you're sure to see the home theater experience in a whole new light. It's all possible with this high performance projector, the ideal fit for any home theater setting. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 is the next best choice to the top-of-the-line Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 800. Designed for professional home theater and the AV enthusiast, the PowerLite Home Cinema 400 provides maximum placement flexibility and has many of the same features as the Pro Cinema 800. With advanced video processing, the PowerLite Cinema 400 is an ideal solution for those looking for a premium HD solution with some cost savings.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1500ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:5000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:46ft
Min Image Size:2.5ft / 29.9in
Min Screen Distance:2.4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):245


Model:Home Cinema 400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson PowerLite


Bulb power:170
Lamp Type:UHE
Service life of lamp:3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.843 - 1.25

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.2 x 16 x 4.9
Interface:RS-232c, Mini D-sub 9 pin
Lens Shift:Vertical: 100%, Horizontal: 50%
Lens system:F=2.1 - 2.8
Power Requirements:100-240 VAC ±10%, 50/60Hz, 2.7 - 1.2A
Tilt angle:0 - 2.1
Tilt angle range:0 - 2.1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 92
Dot clock scanning frequency:110
Horizontal scan range:15 - 92
Noise Level:32
Vertical scan range:50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):245


Contrast ratio (typical):5000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-15 - 15
Projection technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1500
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x720)
Screen size compatibility:30 - 300

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 / HF TV signal / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions