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Epson EB-X03 Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £88.59 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
Popular choice

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Twelve Epson EB-X03 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money. A. Buntin wrote on Amazon “Good projector for the money”. Dr. You wrote on Amazon “This one would still be a low cost and compromise choice for movie nights” in their review. Graham J said on Amazon “This is an excellent projector for the money” in his review.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality superb.i tried 3 cheap led projectors from Amazon before buying this they all needed to be returned” in their Epson EB-X03 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 887 owner and expert reviews (including 30 verified purchases), Epson has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Epson also has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

A few Epson EB-X03 owners who reviewed the Epson EB-X03 said that it was good quality. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and said “Picture quality superb.i tried 3 cheap led projectors from Amazon before buying this they all needed to be returned” in their review of the Epson EB-X03. In August last year Graham J scored this projectors 5 stars and he mentioned “This is an excellent projector for the money, Cannot believe the quality of picture & the functions- Very easy to adjust without messina about with the menus” in his review. Les mentioned in his Epson EB-X03 review on Amazon “Excellent product, easy set up, good quality build and first class image”.

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed this projectors agreed that it was easy to setup. J. R. Lovell mentioned in their review “Easy to set up and use”. Mr C. wrote in his review “Quick to set up, stunning display in the dark, great clear images in daylight too! Without adding a screen, we are currently just projecting onto a wall” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. Nick Bayley said on Amazon two years ago “The quality is brilliant and so easy to set up”.

Five Epson EB-X03 owners who purchased it said that it was easy to use. Last year Andy Bowles mentioned on Amazon “Horizontal keystone very handy” in his review of this projectors and scored it 99 out of 100. Two years ago Dr. You rated it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “The local resolution is really an important parameter, so do think twice about the purpose you are about to use the projector for when you are choosing one” in their review of this projectors. Steve @ Aberdeen and wrote on Amazon “Quick switch on and off (always handy for a portable projector” in their Epson EB-X03 review.

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Robust

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Epson EB-X03 was well made. Les said in his Epson EB-X03 review on Amazon two years ago “Excellent product, easy set up, good quality build and first class image”. Mr C. said last year “The Epson's built in speaker has a good output, although for a more immersive sound experience I run the sound via my NAD amp”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. S Price wrote in their Epson EB-X03 review “In summary, this is an pretty good projector for the money (£299)” but in spite of that rated it 60 out of 100.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the EB-X03 is £89 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 160 multimedia projectors of this spec and age.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased the Epson EB-X03 said that it was good in terms of connectivity. In August last year Nigel J. Dorey gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote “HDMI - Apart from the obviously convenient connectivity of HDMI (compared with usual plug in”.

One Epson EB-X03 reviewer who purchased this projectors thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections.

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Good Picture Quality

One Epson EB-X03 owner said in their reviews that it had clear images. Lisa Stapleton wrote on Amazon in August last year “Also hadn't realised that you had to buy the wifi key separately to the tune of another £97.00! The projector gives a very clear image and is reasonably simple to focus” yet only gave this projectors a rating of 40 out of 100.

One Epson EB-X03 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality superb.i tried 3 cheap led projectors from Amazon before buying this they all needed to be returned” in their review of the Epson EB-X03.

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Good for Ceiling Mounting

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good for ceiling mounting.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Epson EB-X03 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Ravina Talbot wrote on Amazon “Lightweight and useful” in their review.


Other

Popular Choice

The EB-X03 is a popular choice of projector.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Epson released the EB-X03.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Epson EB-X03 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector which do not support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other projectors which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq GP20 (£399).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson EB-X03 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma ML750 which is also cheaper.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson EB-X03 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the Benq GP20 (£399), the Optoma ML550 (£386.89), and the Epson PowerLite X27 (£351.43) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Epson EB-X03 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Acer K135i (31dB).

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Epson EB-X03 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Ricoh PJ X2240 (£299) (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson EB-X03 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector, the Epson EB-X03 does not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson EB-X03 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Lamps

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,400h. The Epson EB-X03 has a very short service life of lamp (only 1,000 hour) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W. The Epson EB-X03 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 200 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h555141
Barcodes 04053162598454, 08715946531229, 08715946531236

Epson EB-X03 Review Sources

To prepare this Epson EB-X03 review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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