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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise and usability. The design and image quality also get good opinions. There are some less positive views about the size.

price, image quality, design, usability, noise


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 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers really like the design. The image quality is also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the product: Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 400

Mar, 2015

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 by: moements (

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 Projector


this projector was the only one that would fit my location and give me a big sized pictures. It has the best vertical lens shift I've found allowing you wide placement without any keystoning!My wife created a "custom" mount for it using 2 wood blocks...

price and placement flexibility

size is a little big

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: volleybum2 (

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 Projector


This is my third projector and the best by far. Sure it isn't a 1080 light cannon, but those prices are out of my budget. Still can enjoy 100" high def under a grand. Love the adjustable lens shift so I don't have to keep adjusting the direction of the...

Reasonable price. Adjustable lens shift. Good daylight viewing. Slick looking. Quiet fan

Haven't encountered anything yet

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: (

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


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

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