A few weeks ago I had the chance to see the latest Epson projectors in action.
For a while now I have been a big fan of projection home cinema set ups, and I’m not alone. They have continued to rise in popularity over the past few years due to their increasingly good quality and ease of use. In addition it can be one of the most cost-effective ways to create a home theater/media room at your home. Projectors often offer more value for money providing you with a larger screen for less than an equally-sized plasma or LCD would cost.
At the event I had the chance to check out a number of different projectors from top of the line to more entry models.
However, the two models that really caught my eye were the Epson EH-TW5500 and the Epson EH-R4000. The first is a Full HD projector that uses super resolution technology to give you a real-life cinema experience. I watched Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho on it and was blown away by the quality this classic was displayed in. The projector boasts an impressive 200,000:1 contrast ratio, explaining the stunning image.
The other projector that really caught my eye was the Epson EH-R4000. This is the latest ultra-high-quality projector from the maker and is aimed at the serious home cinema enthusiast. The projector features Epson’s new 3LCD Reflective panel technology and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, offering a full imersive experience to the viewer. Epson’s projectors have previously received criticism that the blacks are not dark enough, however after watching The Dark Knight on this latest offering, I am going to have to say this is definitely no longer a problem.
For more info on all of Epson’s projectors go here