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Epson EH-TW490 Projector

12000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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You can watch bright content with accurate colours in a wide variety of light levels, without having to sit in the dark. This is thanks to an equally high White and Colour Light Output of 3,000lm... More
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6 Reasons For

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Epson 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all projectors built by Epson.

Nice Design

One Epson EH-TW490 owner who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was neat. Expert review site Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their Epson EH-TW490 review “Even arrives with a neat travelling case – in this regard” .

Good Size

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their Epson EH-TW490 review two years ago “Although called a 'home projector', Epson's EH-TW490 is compact, weighs only 2.4kg”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Epson EH-TW490 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD[plb_2187387_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the EH-TW490 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Bright White Light Output

The white light outputs of projectors that are a similar age to the EH-TW490 range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 3,000 ANSI lumens. At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the EH-TW490 has a fairly bright white light output compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH-TW490.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support 3D. The Epson EH-TW490 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider including the Epson Home Cinema 3000[plb_3060356_price], or the Optoma HD83[plb_1763299_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the Epson EH-TW490 does not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma HD83[plb_1763299_price], or the Epson Home Cinema 3000[plb_3060356_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The EH-TW490 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH-TW490 also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Gigabyte BRIX[plb_2116585_price].

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The EH-TW490 has one of the shortest service life of lamp (economic mode)s (only 600 hours) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the EH-TW490 range from 600h to 30,000h.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the projectors of this spec and age the noise levels range from 21dB to 43dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. At 37 decibels, the Epson EH-TW490 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the EH-TW490.

We compared all the other 37dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD[plb_2187387_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price] (33dB).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 230W. With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the EH-TW490 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the EH-TW490.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the EH-TW490 have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 20W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the EH-TW490 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH-TW490.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson EH-TW490

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Projector Brightness

The EH-TW490 has a relatively typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD[plb_2187387_price].

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Optoma HD26[plb_2415611_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance (tele)
Projection Distance (wide)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
HD-Ready
Colour Modes (2D)
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Vertical Scan Range
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
USB Version
HDMI
S-Video Port

Expert Reviews

Although called a 'home projector', Epson's EH-TW490 is compact, weighs only 2.4kg and even arrives with a neat travelling case ? in this regard, it looks like it's been designed as much for the... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers EH-TW490, epson ep53151, epson p178746, epson p178746p, epson ep53151e, epson ep53151ea, epson ep53151ean, epson v11h558040, epson v11h558040l, monkey v11h558040, monkey v11h558040l, epson v11h558040lu, monkey v11h558040lu
Barcodes 02050002337473, 04053162599659, 08715946528960, 08715946531519

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