Epson EH-TW490


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Epson EH-TW490

£379.99 £293 cheaper than 5 days ago
Epson EH-TW490
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A very economical to run and good spec moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, but representing only average value for money
37dB 1280 X 800 12000:1 No Sep 2013
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Epson EH-TW490 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Epson EH-TW490 as follows:
Value for Money
Good Features
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£62 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £62 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
This Epson projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
The affordable eh-tw490 is epson's hd-ready 720p home cinema projector, and offers you the chance to experience video games, movies or sport events on a big scale like never before. you'll immediately see that pictures are crisp and clear with vivid, accurate colours, thanks to epson's 3lcd technology. with the slim, lightweight design you'll be able to set up and enjoy anywhere around the home
Bright big screen experience
Easy to use
Portable projector
Louder than average noise level
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Epson EH-TW490 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Brand

Based on 2,595 user and expert reviews (including 472 verified purchases), Epson has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors. 96% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 54% of projectors, it has average features, is over 6 months old and at £379.99 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The EH-TW490 has an average 5 year running cost of £62 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Epson data projector has been on the market since September 2013.

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1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Epson EH-TW490 of 37dB is in the loudest 28% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of multimedia projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Epson EH-TW490's contrast ratio (typical) of 12,000 is fairly standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 38% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the EH-TW490 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 27% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the EH-TW490 of 5,000h is fairly average compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 37% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The EH-TW490 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The EH-TW490 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The EH-TW490's bulb power of only 200W is smaller than 77% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a Carrying Case

The EH-TW490 has a carrying case. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The EH-TW490 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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The EH-TW490 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The Epson EH-TW490 is not Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

product v11h558040lu, monkey v11h558040lu, epson v11h558040lu, epson ep53151ean


02050002337473, 04053162599659, 08715946528960, 08715946531519

Epson EH-TW490


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