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Epson PowerLite S4

Epson PowerLite S4
alaScore 79

30 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Epson PowerLite S4. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and noise. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

usability, price, size, noise, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Epson PowerLite S4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Epson PowerLite S4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the reliability and design. The noise and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the size and image quality.

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson PowerLite S4 3LCD ProjectorEpson PowerLite S4 3LCD Projector

Jun, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Rich Malloy (

Epson PowerLite S4


The Epson PowerLite S4 delivers rich, huge images at a staggeringly low price.

Large image size ; Very inexpensive ; Six color modes ; Two-year warranty ; Quick warm-up/cool-down

Noisy ; No USB cable included

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Art Feierman (

Epson Powerlite S4 Projector Review - Overview


The S4 LCD projector offers plenty of performance, especially considering there are only a couple of projectors on the market, that sell for less. The combination of an extremely bright image with excellent colors, a great remote and menu layout,...

Extremely bright for the price

Lack of a zoom lens. Epson's eZoom does slightly degrade the image quality, mostly noticeable on small text, compared to an optical zoom lens

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (

Looks good


Nice, bright picture.

I assumed component video meant the red, green and blue inputs, but it's actually through the monitor cable.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Great Projector!


Great, bright picture.

800X600, not ideal resolution but it's all about viewing distance.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Amazing deal


200 BULB PRICE!!! this projectors really a great deal for any room you want a big picture for a low price.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Amazing quality!!!!


I have the older version of this the S3, but it is practically the same thing.

There are no cons directly.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Excellent Value


Excellent picture quality, simple and effective menu system, excellent remote.

No optical zoom (there is a digital one), only SVGA.

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Enjoy larger-than-life images that fill your office, classroom or home. It's easy with the Epson PowerLite S4. An affordable 5.7 lb projector, this SVGA ultraportable delivers 1800 ANSI lumens so you can experience the thrill of movies, sports, video games and more with expansive images that surpass even big-screen TVs. Epson 3LCD technology ensures natural color and bright, vibrant images, while the convenient A/V Mute Slide enables you to control image projection for more effective presentations. Best of all, the PowerLite S4 makes setup a breeze with PC, Mac and DVD compatibility. And, with its 4-second startup time and innovative Instant Off feature, it's always ready to perform!

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Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
Image Brightness:1800ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:40ft
Min Image Size:2.5ft / 29.9in
Min Screen Distance:3ft
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson PowerLite



Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(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