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Epson EB-U04

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Epson EB-U04

£474.99
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and award winning moderate noise level WUXGA projector, with very good features
89
Reviews
12 Reviews + 2 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£49 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 15000:1 No Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2015
Epson EH-TW5300

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Epson EH-TW5300

£563.25
Our Verdict:
A very popular and award winning moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with very good features and very low running costs
88
Reviews
15 Reviews + 3 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 35000:1 Yes Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 35000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Sep 2015
Epson EB-U04

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Epson EB-U04

£474.99
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and award winning moderate noise level WUXGA projector, with very good features
89
Reviews
12 Reviews + 2 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£49 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 15000:1 No Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2015
Epson EH-TW5300

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Epson EH-TW5300

£563.25
Our Verdict:
A very popular and award winning moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with very good features and very low running costs
88
Reviews
15 Reviews + 3 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 35000:1 Yes Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 35000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Sep 2015

Top Prices

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Reasons For

Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
7 Reasons For
A Lot Brighter Projector Brightness
The Epson EB-U04 has a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, however the Epson EH-TW5300 is only a 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (800 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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1,000h Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Epson EB-U04 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Epson EH-TW5300 is only a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Wi-Fi
The Epson EB-U04 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Epson EH-TW5300 does not.

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

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Cheaper by £88
The Epson EB-U04 costs £88.26 less than the Epson EH-TW5300.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
7% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Epson EB-U04 only costs £49 to run but the Epson EH-TW5300 costs £53 to run (7% more).
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Moderately Better Expert Reviews
The Epson EB-U04 has an average expert review score of 76% based on 11 reviews, however the Epson EH-TW5300 has an average rating of 74% (based on 15 reviews).
2 Reasons For
3D
The Epson EH-TW5300 supports 3D, but the Epson EB-U04 does not support 3D.

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

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Two More Awards
The Epson EH-TW5300 has 3 awards, whereas the Epson EB-U04 has 1 award.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Epson EH-TW5300 has more awards than the Epson EB-U04. The Epson EH-TW5300 has 3 awards, where as the Epson EB-U04 has 1 award. Compare all award winning projectors.
Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
1 Award
3 Awards Best

Average Expert Rating

The Epson EB-U04 has better expert reviews than the Epson EH-TW5300. The average expert reviews score for the Epson EB-U04 is 76% based on 11 reviews, where as the average score for the Epson EH-TW5300 is 74% based on 15 reviews.
Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
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3 reviews
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1 review
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Trusted Reviews Review Score

Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
What is the Epson EB-U04? The EB-U04 is an LCD projector with a Full HD resolution that's on sale for the budget price of £548.99. Epson pitches it as a projector that can be used for either home entertainment or office presentations. Epson EB-U04 ?...
Good price
Ships with a carry case
Sharp and bright
Unimpressive blacklevel response
Patchy colour temperature
Various running noise issues
Epson EB-U04 ? Sound Quality While the EB-U04 joins most budget projectors these days in carrying an on-board audio system, it's one of the weakest ones I've heard for a while. The single mono speaker firing out of the projector's rear muffles, disto...
Dec 2015
What is the Epson EH-TW5300? The EH-TW5300 is an LCD projector designed with home-entertainment in mind. Despite costing only £580, key features include a high 2,200 lumens of claimed brightness, a Full HD resolution, a dynamic contrast ratio claime...
Cute, small design
Bright, colourful pictures
Runs quietly in Eco lamp mode
Below par blacklevel response
Runs noisily in Normal lamp mode
Colours affected by greyness during dark scenes
Epson EH-TW5300 ? 3D Picture Quality The EH-TW5300 is actually at its best in 3D mode. The dimming effect of Epson's rechargeable 3D glasses ? should you buy them ? subdues the projector's black-level shortcomings quite effectively, leaving you free ...
Dec 2015

Date Released

Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
31 months old 31 months old

Key Features

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

3D

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Best
No
Yes

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Best
Yes
No

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Epson EB-U04
Epson
EB-U04
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Epson EH-TW5300
Epson
EH-TW5300
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Noise Level 37dB 37dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 28dB 27dB
BEST
 
 
 
Projector Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio
35000:1
 35000:1
35000:1
 35000:1
Projector Brightness 3,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
2,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size 0.67" Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Light Output 3,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
2,200 ANSI Lumens
White Light Output 3,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
2,200 ANSI Lumens
Projector Brightness (economic Mode) 2,100 ANSI Lumens
BEST
1,500 ANSI Lumens
Colours 1.07M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.2:1
 1.2:1
1.2:1
 1.2:1
Projection Distance (tele)
Projection Distance (wide)
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 10,000h 7,500h
BEST
Bulb Power 200W 200W
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h
BEST
4,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Optical Zoom 1.2x 1.2x
Offset 10% 10%
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Video Colour Modes
sRGB Dynamic
Theatre Photo
Presentation Bright cinema
Natural Cinema
 sRGB
 Dynamic
 Theatre
 Photo
 Presentation
 Bright cinema
 Natural
 Cinema
sRGB Dynamic
Theatre Photo
Presentation Bright cinema
Natural Cinema
 sRGB
 Dynamic
 Theatre
 Photo
 Presentation
 Bright cinema
 Natural
 Cinema
Video Processing 10 Bit 10 Bit
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in 1 1
Composite Video in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 2
HDMI Port 2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1
 
 
 
Multimedia Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
RMS Rated Power 10W 5W
BEST
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Display Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Display Diagonal 29.92" 33.86"
BEST
 
 
 
Power Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Power Consumption (standby) 0.26W
BEST
0.2W
Power Consumption (typical) 277W
BEST
291W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 207W
BEST
224W
AC Adapter Input Voltage
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Weight 2.6kg
BEST
2.9kg
Height 77mm 114mm
Depth 244mm 245mm
Width 297mm 297mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Bundled Software
 
 
 
Other Features Epson EB-U04 Epson EH-TW5300
Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port 1 1
Security Features
USB Version 2 2

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