Epson EH-TW5300 vs Epson EH-TW5350 vs Optoma HD26
Compare All Projectors
Top Prices Reasons For Reasons Against Reviews & Awards Date Released Key Features Energy Efficiency Price Trend Review Analysis Specification
Share on

Epson EH-TW5300vsEpson EH-TW5350vsOptoma HD26

Epson EH-TW5300

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Epson EH-TW5300

£500.91
£35.55
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and astonishingly high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p projector, with good features and very low running costs
86
Reviews
10 Reviews + 3 Awards
94
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
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 EH-TW5350

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

Epson EH-TW5350

£669.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p projector, with very low running costs and a fair price
90
Reviews
12 Reviews + 4 Awards
84
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
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
Optoma HD26

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

£399.99
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and very good value for money moderate noise level 1080p data projector, with great features and an amazingly high 23000:1 contrast ratio
87
Reviews
115 Reviews + 2 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
3 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Epson EH-TW5300

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Epson EH-TW5300

£500.91
£35.55
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and astonishingly high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p projector, with good features and very low running costs
86
Reviews
10 Reviews + 3 Awards
94
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
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 EH-TW5350

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

Epson EH-TW5350

£669.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p projector, with very low running costs and a fair price
90
Reviews
12 Reviews + 4 Awards
84
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
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
Optoma HD26

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

£399.99
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and very good value for money moderate noise level 1080p data projector, with great features and an amazingly high 23000:1 contrast ratio
87
Reviews
115 Reviews + 2 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
3 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014

Top Prices

Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
Box
£500.91
Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Eh-tw5300 With Hc Lamp Warranty, Projectors, Home Cinema/nogaming, Full Hd 1080p, 1920 X 1080, 16:9, Full Hd 3d, 2,200 Lumen-1,500 Lumen (economy) In Accordance With Idms15.4, 2,200 Lumen - 1,500 Lumen (economy) In Accordance With Iso 21118:2012, 35,
£536.46
Go to Store
Novatech
Epson EH-TW5300 3D LCD Projector - 1080p - HDTV - 16:9
Out of stock
£548.23
Go to Store
Projectorshop24
£550.00
Go to Store
Just Projectors
£563.25
Go to Store
Wellindal
Epson Eh-Tw5300 3LCD video projector Full Hd 4.17 kg
£726.49
Go to Store
6 Prices from 6 Stores | £500.91-£726.49
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices
Projectorshop24
£669.00
Go to Store
Wellindal
Epson Eh-Tw5350 3LCD video projector Full Hd 4.31 kg
£830.49
Go to Store
Amazon UK
Epson EH-TW5350 Data Projector (2200 ANSI Lumens, 3LCD, 1080p (1920 x 1080), 4000 h, 224 W, Manual) EU Version
£850.66
Go to Store
3 Prices from 3 Stores | £669.00-£850.66
Maplin Electronics
(Used) Optoma HD26 DLP Full HD 1080p 3D Projector
£399.99
Go to Store
Projectorshop24
£552.17
Go to Store
Very
£579.99
Go to Store
Ebuyer Business
Optoma HD26 DLP Projector - 3200lm
£712.84
Go to Store
Just Projectors
£11,998.80
Go to Store
5 Prices from 5 Stores | £399.99-£11,998.80
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
27% Off
{Benq MX825ST
£797.98
Was £1,094 (16 days ago)
PC World Business
View More Amazing Deals

Reasons For

Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
3 Reasons For
10W Bigger Bulb Power
Epson EH-TW5300 is 200W lamp power (as does the Epson EH-TW5350), but the Optoma HD26 is only a 190W lamp power projector (10W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

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

Read more Read less | Edit
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Better Brand
Epson projectors have an average rating of 90.4%, whereas Optoma has an average rating of 88.8%.
9 Reasons For
5% Bigger Bulb Power
The Epson EH-TW5350 is a 200W lamp power projector, and so does the Epson EH-TW5300. That's 10W bigger than the Optoma HD26 (190W).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

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

Read more Read less | Edit
Wi-Fi
The Epson EH-TW5350 supports Wi-Fi, however the Epson EH-TW5300 does not support 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
More Popular
The Epson EH-TW5350 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Two More Awards
The Epson EH-TW5350 has 4 awards, however the Epson EH-TW5300 has 3 awards and the Optoma HD26 has 2 awards.
Expert Reviews Are Better
Based on 21 reviews, the average expert review score of the Epson EH-TW5350 is 81%, but the average rating of the Epson EH-TW5300 is 74% (based on 15 reviews) and the average rating of the Optoma HD26 is 73% (based on 10 reviews).
Better Brand
Epson projectors have an average rating of 90.4%, however Optoma has an average rating of 88.8%.
Better Whathifi.com Review Score
The Epson EH-TW5350 has a review score of 100% from Whathifi.com, however the Epson EH-TW5300's rating was only 80% and the Optoma HD26's rating was only 60% from the same site.
Better Avforums.com Review Score
The Epson EH-TW5350 has a review score of 80% from Avforums.com, however the Optoma HD26's rating was only 70% from the same site.
Better 01net.com Review Score
01net.com gave the Epson EH-TW5350 a review score of 100%, however the Epson EH-TW5300's rating was only 60% and the Optoma HD26's rating was only 60% from the same site.
7 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD26 is a 31dB projector. That's 6dB quieter than the Epson EH-TW5300 and the Epson EH-TW5350 (37dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Read more Read less | Edit
A Lot Brighter Projector Brightness
Optoma HD26 is 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Epson EH-TW5300 and the Epson EH-TW5350 are both only 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors (1,000 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
20% Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD26 has a service life of lamp of 5,000h, however the Epson EH-TW5300 and the Epson EH-TW5350 are both only 4,000h lamp service life projectors (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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Cheaper by £101
The Optoma HD26 costs £399.99, whereas the Epson EH-TW5300 is £500.91 and the Epson EH-TW5350 is £669.00.
£5 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Optoma HD26 only costs £48 to run whereas the Epson EH-TW5300 costs £53 to run (10% more) and the Epson EH-TW5350 costs £53 to run (11% more).
Read more Read less
Better Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Optoma HD26 has a review score of 80% from Trusted Reviews, however the Epson EH-TW5300's rating was only 60% from the same site.
Better Audiovideohd.fr Review Score
The Optoma HD26 has a review score of 83% from Audiovideohd.fr, however the Epson EH-TW5350's rating was only 60% from the same site.

Reasons Against

Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
10 Reasons Against
17% Louder Noise Level
The Epson EH-TW5300 is a 37dB projector, and so does the Epson EH-TW5350. That's 6dB louder than the Optoma HD26 (31dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Read more Read less | Edit
1,000 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
The Epson EH-TW5300 has a projector brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens (as does the Epson EH-TW5350), however the Optoma HD26 is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,000 ANSI lumens brighter).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
1,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
The Epson EH-TW5300 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (as does the Epson EH-TW5350), whereas the Optoma HD26 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
More Expensive by £101
The Epson EH-TW5300 is £101 more expensive than the Optoma HD26.
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £5
Over five years the Epson EH-TW5300 costs £53 to run which is £5 more than the Optoma HD26. Show assumptions.
One Less Award
The Epson EH-TW5300 has only received 3 awards, whereas the Epson EH-TW5350 has received 4 awards.
Expert Review Rating is Worse
The Epson EH-TW5300's average expert score is only 74%, however the Epson EH-TW5350's is 81% (based on 21 reviews).
Worse Whathifi.com Review Score
Whathifi.com only gave the Epson EH-TW5300 a review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Epson EH-TW5350 was 100%.
Worse Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Epson EH-TW5300 has only received a Trusted Reviews review score of 60% , whereas the rating of the Optoma HD26 was 80%.
Worse 01net.com Review Score
The Epson EH-TW5300 has only received a 01net.com review score of 60% , whereas the rating of the Epson EH-TW5350 was 100%.
7 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
The Epson EH-TW5350 has a noise level of 37dB (as does the Epson EH-TW5300), but the Optoma HD26 is a 31dB projector (6dB quieter).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Read more Read less | Edit
46% Dimmer Projector Brightness
Epson EH-TW5350 is only 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness, and so does the Epson EH-TW5300. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD26 (3,200 ANSI lumens).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
25% Shorter Service Life of Lamp
The Epson EH-TW5350 has a service life of lamp of 4,000h, and so does the Epson EH-TW5300. That's 1,000h shorter than the Optoma HD26 (5,000h).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
£269 More Expensive
The Epson EH-TW5350 is more expensive than the Epson EH-TW5300 by £168 and more expensive than the Optoma HD26 by £269.
Not As Many Stockists
Only 3 sellers sells the Epson EH-TW5350, however 6 stores sell the Epson EH-TW5300 and 5 stores sell the Optoma HD26.
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Read more Read less
11% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Over five years the running costs of the Epson EH-TW5350 are £53 which is £1 more than the Epson EH-TW5300 and £5 more than the Optoma HD26. Show assumptions.
Worse Audiovideohd.fr Review Score
Whilst the Epson EH-TW5350 has received a review score of 60% from Audiovideohd.fr, the Optoma HD26's rating was 83%.
10 Reasons Against
Moderately Smaller Bulb Power
The Optoma HD26 is a 190W lamp power projector, whereas the Epson EH-TW5300 and the Epson EH-TW5350 are both 200W lamp power projectors (10W bigger).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

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

Read more Read less | Edit
Not As Many Stockists
The Optoma HD26 is only stocked by 5 retailers, however the Epson EH-TW5300 is stocked by 6 stores.
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Read more Read less
Older by Over One Year
The Optoma HD26 is 14 months older than the Epson EH-TW5300 and 14 months older than the Epson EH-TW5350.
Less Popular
The Optoma HD26 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
Two Less Awards
The Optoma HD26 has only received 2 awards, however the Epson EH-TW5300 has received 3 awards and the Epson EH-TW5350 has received 4 awards.
Expert Review Rating is Worse
The Optoma HD26 only has an average expert score of 73%, but the Epson EH-TW5300 has an average expert rating of 74% (based on 15 reviews) and the Epson EH-TW5350 has an average expert rating of 81% (based on 21 reviews).
Worse Brand
Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 88.8%, however Epson has an average rating of 90.4%.
Worse Whathifi.com Review Score
Whilst the Optoma HD26 has received a review score of 60% from Whathifi.com, the Epson EH-TW5300's rating was 80% and the Epson EH-TW5350's rating was 100%.
Worse Avforums.com Review Score
Whilst the Optoma HD26 has received a review score of 70% from Avforums.com, the Epson EH-TW5350's rating was 80%.
Worse 01net.com Review Score
01net.com's review score for the Optoma HD26 was only 60%, however the Epson EH-TW5350's rating was 100%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Epson EH-TW5350 has the most awards out of the three projectors with 4 awards. The Epson EH-TW5300 has the second most awards with 3 awards. The Optoma HD26 has the third most awards with 2 awards. Compare all award winning projectors.
Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
3 Awards
digitallife.se: Recommended insideci.co.uk: Recommended projectorreviews.com.au: Recommended
4 Awards Best
01net.com: 5 Star audiovision.de: Recommended avforums.com: Recommended conowego.pl: Recommended
2 Awards
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Epson EH-TW5350 has the best expert reviews out of the three projectors with an average review score of 81% based on 21 reviews. The Epson EH-TW5300 has the second best expert reviews with an average review score of 74% based on 15 reviews. The Optoma HD26 has the third best expert reviews with an average review score of 73% based on 10 reviews.
Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
6 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
No reviews found No reviews found
Best
5 stars
54 reviews
4 stars
22 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Epson has a better average brand rating than Optoma. The average brand rating for Epson is 90.35% based on 2,859 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Optoma is 88.82% based on 3,510 reviews.
Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
Epson

90

90

Based on 2,859 reviews
Epson

90

90

Based on 2,859 reviews
Optoma

89

89

Based on 3,510 reviews

Whathifi.com Review Score

Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
Whathifi.com logo
Gone are the days when you need to think about emptying your bank account and a decent chunk of your living room furniture to add a projector to your home cinema setup ? the Epson EH-TW5300 not only comes in under £500 , but it's also compact enough...
Welljudged colour palette
Bright picture
Compact, accessible design
Runs quietly in Eco mode
3D
Black levels lack depth
Detail levels could be better
Some noticeable picture noise
LANWLAN
We still want more from the black level and greater detail throughout for it to score the full five stars, but if you're keen to get the big screen experience for under £500, you could just find the Epson EH-TW5300 scratches that itch.See all our Ep...
Jun 2016
Best
Whathifi.com logo
Budget projectors haven't always won us over, but this talented and compact Epson EH-TW5350 shows that you can get an excellent big screen picture for under £1000. This LCD projector is perfect for those with small rooms and an even tighter budget. ...
Clear and detailed picture with minimal noise, impressive contrast
Well balanced colours
Smooth and stable motion
Compact and lightweight build
Thin sound
We're not used to seeing budget projectors perform so admirably. Apart from its rather thin sound quality, the Epson EH-TW5350 delights in every aspect.The handling of motion, contrast and colour balance is skilful and indicative of a level-headed re...
Oct 2016
Whathifi.com logo
Finding a Full HD projector for £650 is no mean feat. Finding a great projector for £650, however, is even trickier. The compact Optoma HD26 seems like a good bargain on paper ? 1080p and 3D support, twin HDMI inputs, large picture ? but some may n...
Clear picture
Rich colours
Deep blacks
Compact and light design
Backlit remote
Rivals offer more detail and nuance
Slight motion issues
Picture could be brighter
If the HD26 was notably cheaper than its rivals we would forgive its shortcomings. But there are price rivals out there, and many offer superior performance. We know you'll find a better entry-level alternative elsewhere......
Jan 2015

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
Trusted Reviews logo
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
No data
Best
Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Optoma HD26? The HD26 is, at £550, a strikingly affordable single-chip DLP projector designed for, in Optoma's own words, "super-sized home entertainment." Key features include a very high 3200 ANSI Lumens light output and MHL playback s...
Recommended
Superb value
Good picture quality for the money
Decent picture-calibration options
Very limited optical zoom
Colours need handling with care
Minor rainbow effect
The HD26 is an excellent small-cost big-screen option for movie fans and gamers alike.Next, read more Projector Reviews......
Nov 2014

Avforums.com Review Score

Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
No data
Best
Avforums.com logo
The Epson EH-TW5350 is a 3LCD projector aimed at the budget end of the market and has a retail price of £599.99. It offers a full HD 1920 x 1080p image made up from 3 LCD panels with a claimed brightness of 2,200 lumens, a contrast ratio of 35,000:1...
Recommended
We were very impressed with the Epson TW5350 considering the performance and technology on offer versus the price point. At the time of writing (June 2016) you can pick up the Epson for under £600 and it comes with features not found on competing si...
Jun 2016
Avforums.com logo
The HD26 is the latest budget Full HD projector from Optoma and retails for £549 (September 2014). It uses a single chip DLP design with a four segment colour wheel and UHP bulb. It is rated at 3200 ANSI lumens and has a claimed contrast ratio of 25...
...
Sep 2014

Date Released

Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
29 months old Best 29 months old Best 43 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful 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.

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 EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
Best
No
Yes
unknown

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 EH-TW5300
Epson
EH-TW5300
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2
Epson EH-TW5350
Epson
EH-TW5350
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2
Optoma HD26
Optoma
HD26
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Review Analysis

Price

For both the Epson EH-TW5350 and the Optoma HD26 people thought the price was excellent.
Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
No data
  • Budget projectors haven't always won us over.
    Whathifi.com - October 2016
  • We're not used to seeing budget projectors perform so admirably…
    Whathifi.com - October 2016
  • There are price rivals out there…
    Whathifi.com - January 2015
  • With the best buy price match got it for a good deal…
    Wildcatfan1 - November 2015
  • Good for the price.
    Binagina4 - September 2015
  • Definitely a good value for the price…
    Dsjal - August 2015
  • Better contrast ratio by far and a better bulb! Affordable and same set up…
    RIPMoa - October 2014
  • Just saying that there is a huge difference in the price…
    Mark - January 2016
  • The price was better than any others that are just as bright! Great product that works well for me!
    GTRIDER - February 2016
  • The price pt was great for my first projector too…
    Ilovejesus - February 2016
  • The picture is fabulous! What a great deal…
    JoAnderson - February 2016
  • The price was best at Best buy for the projector at the time…
    JoAnderson - February 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Performance Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Noise Level 37dB 37dB 31dB
    BEST
    Noise Level (economic Mode) 27dB 27dB 26dB
    BEST
    Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Projector Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Projector Native Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (1080p)
     1920 x 1080 (1080p)
    1920 x 1080 (1080p)
     1920 x 1080 (1080p)
    1920 x 1080 (1080p)
     1920 x 1080 (1080p)
    Contrast Ratio
    35000:1
     35000:1
    35000:1
     35000:1
    35000:1
     35000:1
    Projector Brightness 2,200 ANSI Lumens 2,200 ANSI Lumens 3,200 ANSI Lumens
    BEST
    Keystone Correction, Horizontal
    Maximum Digital Resolution
    1920 x 1200
     1920 x 1200
    1920 x 1200
     1920 x 1200
    1920 x 1200
     1920 x 1200
    Keystone Correction, Vertical
    Matrix Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61" 0.65"
    BEST
    Uniformity Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
    Colour Light Output 2,200 ANSI Lumens 2,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
    White Light Output 2,200 ANSI Lumens 2,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
    Projector Brightness (economic Mode) 1,500 ANSI Lumens 1,500 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
    Colours Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
    Zoom Ratio
    1.2:1
     1.2:1
    1.2:1
     1.2:1
    1.2:1
     1.2:1
    Projection Distance (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Projection Distance (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Projection Distance
    Screen Size Compatibility
     
     
     
    Lamps Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
    Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 7,500h
    BEST
    7,500h
    BEST
    6,500h
    Bulb Power 200W
    BEST
    200W
    BEST
    190W
    Service Life of Lamp 4,000h 4,000h 5,000h
    BEST
     
     
     
    Lens System Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Optical Zoom 1.2x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
    Offset 10% 10% 116%
    BEST
    Aperture Range (F-F)
    Focal Length Range (f-F)
     
     
     
    Video Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
    1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
    1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
    640 x 480 (VGA)
     1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
     1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
     1280 x 768 (WXGA)
     1280 x 768
     1024 x 768 (XGA)
     800 x 600 (SVGA)
     640 x 480 (VGA)
    1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
    1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
    1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
    640 x 480 (VGA)
     1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
     1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
     1280 x 768 (WXGA)
     1280 x 768
     1024 x 768 (XGA)
     800 x 600 (SVGA)
     640 x 480 (VGA)
    1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
    1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
    1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
    640 x 480 (VGA)
     1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
     1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
     1280 x 768 (WXGA)
     1280 x 768
     1024 x 768 (XGA)
     800 x 600 (SVGA)
     640 x 480 (VGA)
    Video Colour Modes
    Bright cinema Natural
    Cinema Dynamic
     Bright cinema
     Natural
     Cinema
     Dynamic
    Bright cinema Natural
    Cinema Dynamic
     Bright cinema
     Natural
     Cinema
     Dynamic
    Bright cinema Natural
    Cinema Dynamic
     Bright cinema
     Natural
     Cinema
     Dynamic
    Video Processing 10 Bit 10 Bit Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Audio (L,R) in 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Composite Video in 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    USB 2.0 Port 2
    BEST
    2
    BEST
    1
    HDMI Port 2 2 2
    VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Storage Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Optical Disc Player Type
    Not included
     Not included
    Not included
     Not included
    Not included
     Not included
     
     
     
    Multimedia Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    RMS Rated Power 5W
    BEST
    5W
    BEST
    10W
    Built-In Speaker 1 1 1
     
     
     
    Display Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Display Diagonal 33.86" Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Power Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Power Consumption (standby) 0.2W 0.28W
    BEST
    0.5W
    Power Consumption (typical) 291W 291W 233W
    BEST
    Power Consumption (economy Mode) 224W 224W 193W
    BEST
    Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 262W
    AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Weight 2.9kg 3.1kg 2.5kg
    BEST
    Height 114mm 114mm 114mm
    Depth 245mm 297mm 224mm
    Width 297mm 297mm 315mm
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Other Features Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
    USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Security Features Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    USB Version 2 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Technical Details Epson EH-TW5300 Epson EH-TW5350 Optoma HD26
    Contrast Ratio
    25000:1
     25000:1
    25000:1
     25000:1
    25000:1
     25000:1

    Other Similar Comparisons

    Epson EH-TW5300
    Epson
    EH-TW5300
    £500.91
    Better brand
    1,000h longer service life of lamp
    10% brighter projector brightness
    2% cheaper to run over five years
    3D
    VS
    Benq W1090
    Benq
    W1090
    £500.00
    £1 Cheaper
    Two more awards
    Better
    01net.com
    review score
    Better expert
    reviews
    10W bigger bulb
    power
    Quieter noise
    level
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    Better brand
    £8 cheaper to run over five years
    3D
    Full HD
    VS
    Sony VPL-SW235
    Sony
    VPL-SW235
    £729.40
    Longer service
    life of lamp
    Brighter
    projector
    brightness
    A bit quieter
    noise level
    Bigger bulb
    power
    Ethernet LAN
    Optoma HD26
    Optoma
    HD26
    £399.99
    Better brand
    Better PC Mag review score
    Better user reviews
    Vastly brighter projector brightness
    4% quieter noise level
    3D
    Full HD
    VS
    Asus P2E
    Asus
    P2E
    £379.98
    £20 Cheaper
    79% cheaper to
    run over five
    years
    25,000h longer
    service life of
    lamp
    Card reader
    integrated
    Optoma HD26
    Optoma
    HD26
    £399.99
    57% cheaper to run
    Expert reviews are marginally better
    Longer service life of lamp
    20% quieter noise level
    More popular
    VS
    DELL 4220
    DELL
    4220
    £379.99
    £20 Cheaper
    110W bigger
    bulb power
    Brighter
    projector
    brightness
    Optoma HD26
    Optoma
    HD26
    £399.99
    A little better expert reviews
    20% quieter noise level
    13% brighter projector brightness
    2% cheaper to run over five years
    3D
    Full HD
    VS
    Epson VS340
    Epson
    VS340
    £388.53
    £11 Cheaper
    Better brand
    User reviews
    are better
    Bigger bulb
    power
    Optoma HD26
    Optoma
    HD26
    £399.99
    Better brand
    3D
    VS
    Acer X135WH
    Acer
    X135WH
    £409.56
    7% cheaper to
    run
    Brighter
    projector
    brightness
    Bigger bulb
    power
    DVI port
    Optoma HD26
    Optoma
    HD26
    £399.99
    Better brand
    5% cheaper to run over five years
    Full HD
    VS
    Acer P1250
    Acer
    P1250
    £395.35
    £5 Cheaper
    12% brighter
    projector
    brightness
    Moderately
    bigger bulb
    power
    4% quieter
    noise level
    Optoma HD26
    Optoma
    HD26
    £399.99
    Much better user reviews
    VS
    Optoma HD27
    Optoma
    HD27
    £397.28
    £3 Cheaper
    More popular
    One more awards
    Better
    Avforums.com
    review score
    Expert reviews
    are better
    Longer service
    life of lamp
    Quieter noise
    level
    Bigger bulb
    power
    £0 cheaper to
    run over five
    years
    DVI port
    Optoma HD26
    Optoma
    HD26
    £399.99
    A bit better user reviews
    200 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
    VS
    Optoma HD141X
    Optoma
    HD141X
    £397.99
    £2 Cheaper
    One more awards
    Expert reviews
    are better
    Optoma HD26
    Optoma
    HD26
    £399.99
    Better brand
    £1,580 cheaper to run over five years
    20% longer service life of lamp
    VS
    Acer P1385W
    Acer
    P1385W
    £401.75
    Marginally
    bigger bulb
    power
    Marginally
    brighter
    projector
    brightness
    4% quieter
    noise level
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    Better brand
    23% cheaper to run over five years
    3D
    VS
    Panasonic PT-VX420
    Panasonic
    PT-VX420
    £671.98
    Vastly brighter
    projector
    brightness
    1,000h longer
    service life of
    lamp
    Bigger bulb
    power
    Ethernet LAN
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    VS
    Panasonic PT-TX312
    Panasonic
    PT-TX312
    £679.00
    Cheaper to run
    by £1,654 over
    five years
    1,000 ANSI
    lumens brighter
    projector
    brightness
    Longer service
    life of lamp
    Better brand
    6W bigger bulb
    power
    Ethernet LAN
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    Better brand
    Cheaper to run by £17 over five years
    3D
    Full HD
    Wi-Fi
    VS
    Vivitek D755WT
    Vivitek
    D755WT
    £599.00
    £70 Cheaper
    A lot brighter
    projector
    brightness
    1,000h longer
    service life of
    lamp
    Bigger bulb
    power
    13% quieter
    noise level
    Ethernet LAN
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    Better brand
    Hugely better expert reviews
    A lot brighter projector brightness
    Full HD
    Ceiling mountable
    VS
    LG PW1500
    LG
    PW1500
    £602.55
    £66 Cheaper
    50% cheaper to
    run
    Significantly
    longer service
    life of lamp
    9% quieter
    noise level
    Bluetooth
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    Better brand
    A lot brighter projector brightness
    Full HD
    Wi-Fi
    Ceiling mountable
    VS
    LG PW1500G
    LG
    PW1500G
    £608.92
    £60 Cheaper
    50% cheaper to
    run over five
    years
    26,000h longer
    service life of
    lamp
    Quieter noise
    level
    Bluetooth
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    Two more awards
    Better brand
    3% bigger bulb power
    Wi-Fi
    VS
    Optoma HD140X
    Optoma
    HD140X
    £616.82
    £52 Cheaper
    Better E15.cz
    review score
    Moderately
    better expert
    reviews
    A lot longer
    service life of
    lamp
    43% quieter
    noise level
    A lot brighter
    projector
    brightness
    11% cheaper to
    run over five
    years
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    Better brand
    13% longer service life of lamp
    Wi-Fi
    VS
    Infocus IN124STx
    Infocus
    IN124STx
    £613.01
    £56 Cheaper
    1,500 ANSI
    lumens brighter
    projector
    brightness
    20W bigger bulb
    power
    Quieter noise
    level
    Ethernet LAN
    £0 cheaper to
    run over five
    years
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    More popular
    Three more awards
    Better brand
    Better Lydogbillede.dk review score
    Better Ljudochbild.se review score
    Better Lydogbilde.no review score
    Expert reviews are better
    Longer service life of lamp
    VS
    NEC V302H
    NEC
    V302H
    £724.80
    800 ANSI lumens
    brighter
    projector
    brightness
    18W bigger bulb
    power
    Quieter noise
    level
    £2 cheaper to
    run over five
    years
    Ethernet LAN
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    Better brand
    3D
    Wi-Fi
    More popular
    VS
    NEC ME361X
    NEC
    ME361X
    £614.40
    £55 Cheaper
    97% cheaper to
    run over five
    years
    1,400 ANSI
    lumens brighter
    projector
    brightness
    16W bigger bulb
    power
    Quieter noise
    level
    Ethernet LAN
    Epson EH-TW5350
    Epson
    EH-TW5350
    £669.00
    More popular
    Better brand
    2,000h longer service life of lamp
    Cheaper to run by £6 over five years
    Wi-Fi
    VS
    Infocus IN128HD
    Infocus
    IN128HD
    £678.00
    1,800 ANSI
    lumens brighter
    projector
    brightness
    24% bigger bulb
    power
    Quieter noise
    level
    Ethernet LAN