Epson EB-X02 2600 Lumens XGA Projector
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- 3-in-1 USB display for image, audio and presentation control
- 3000:1 contrast ratio
- Automatic vertical keystone correction
- 3LCD technology
- Video and PC inputs
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Affordable, Easy-to-Use, XGA Projector
If you’re a first-time projector user or simply want a fuss-free XGA projector that’s easy to use, the Epson EB-X02, packed with user-friendly and smart features, is ideal.
The EB-X02 is equally at home in a meeting room and your living room. This makes it a great choice if you’re looking for a multi-purpose projector that’s suitable for both watching movies and giving presentations. As the EB-X02 is compact and lightweight, you have the flexibility of installing it on the ceiling, or using it as a mobile projector.
Plug in, connect one cable, and start. It’s that simple. Thanks to Epson’s unique features, setting-up couldn’t be easier.
- Direct power on/off: Once the projector is plugged in, it's on. No switch needed.
- Instant on/instant off: You don't have to wait around for the EB–X02 to warm up or cool down. Start watching or presenting without delay, and pack up and go as soon as you're done.
- 3–in–1 USB Display: You only need one cable for picture, sound and mouse control. Just connect a USB cable to your laptop or PC, plug the other end into the projector, and you're ready to start.
- Automatic vertical keystone correction: Simply press the button, and the projector cleverly aligns the picture for you. No more fiddling around to get the picture straight.
- Built–in speaker: Instant sound without any hassle.
Perfect Picture – Even with the Lights On
Whether you want to watch films in the daytime, or present with the lights on so your audience can take notes, the EB–X02 is bright enough to handle it. With a Colour and White Light output of 2,600 lumens and a high contrast ratio of 3,000:1, you'll enjoy perfect picture quality, natural–looking colours and excellent brightness.
Low Running Costs
You can use the EB–X02 for 5,000 hours in eco mode before you have to think about replacing the lamp. Saving you even more money, Epson’s unique E–TORL lamp produces more light while using less energy than most other lamps.
Digital Projector Colour Light Output (CLO)
Epson had a bright idea -- measure the the colour light output (CLO) instead of just the white. High CLO means colours are up to 3 times brighter than 1-chip DLP projectors, meaning you don’t need to worry about your presentation displaying dark, dull images -- with an Epson projector you’ll get maximum impact.
Colour is an important part of image quality, which is why a projector’s colour brightness, given in lumens, is important to know. If it’s not as high as the white brightness, images are duller and colours may appear washed out. Measure the brightness of the red, green and blue light and the resulting value is your Colour Brightness or Colour Light Output (CLO).
Digital projectors produce colour in different ways, resulting in big differences in colour brightness. Many manufacturers only quote the brightness in lumens of their projectors’ white light. This just shows how bright a projector is when showing a plain white image; it doesn’t give the full picture.
Why Choose a 3LCD Projector?
As the number one projector manufacturer in Europe1, Epson leads the market in the development of projector technology. Epson projectors use a 3LCD projection engine to deliver bright, clear images that are rich in detail and colour.
Many other projectors use 1–chip DLP2 projector systems, which create thousands of pulses of coloured light per second. They do this by shining lamp light through red, green, blue and white3 parts of a rotating colour wheel. These light pulses are then reflected by a DMD4 device, which is on a hinge and has a tiny mirror for each pixel of the image.
The series of rapid colour bursts is then projected onto the screen. The viewer's brain can't pick out the individual flickers – it mixes the basic colours that appear in succession in each pixel to come up with the final colour the viewer sees.
Epson's 3LCD system works differently, using a combination of dichroic mirrors to separate the white light from the projector lamp into red, green and blue light. Each of the three light colours is then passed through its own LCD panel and recombined using a prism before being projected onto the screen.
With 1–chip DLP technology, colour break–up or the 'rainbow effect' can sometimes be seen. This occurs when the eye perceives the individual colours, and is a result of the colours being projected sequentially by the colour wheel. Epson's 3LCD technology avoids this by including all three basic colours in each pixel of the projection, delivering superior Colour Light Output that's easier on the eyes.
Why Choose E-TORL Lamp Technology?
Epson E-TORL lamps deliver exceptional brightness while using less energy. They do this by using a unique configuration of reflectors to capture light. This improved efficiency means that Epson E-TORL lamps are better for both budgets and the environment.
- Source: Futuresource Consulting Limited
- DLP (Digital Light Processing) is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated
- Some 1-chip DLP projectors do not contain white but contain other colours
- DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought it mainly to use in the classroom & office presentations; but have used it at home for everything - holiday pictures slide shows,checking out my Powerpoint presentations and watching dvd films & tv comedy - on a screen and on the wall. We (my family) are really impressed - I shan't be using my dvd player in future! When watching film we've had the sound from the laptop, and also through the projector which seems slightly better?(will now get some speakers).
It is easy to use, you simply plug it into the mains & laptop and it's ready to use. You can choose any options you want (ie. sound, size etc) manually on the projector or by using the remote. There are quick step instructions. but it's so simple we didn't use them. There is a central leg to adjust the height, a small grey button, press it to release the leg and adjust, when you want to pack the projector away, press the grey button again to push the retractable foot back.
When you've finished your presentation this projector doesn't need to cool down - another bonus for when I'm using it away from home. It's very compact to transport and more importantly it does just what I wanted it to do - just project whatever I need to present in the classroom/office with the bonus of it being used differently at home - and it will be! I'm very impressed.
JAN 2014 UPDATE: 18 months on and it's performing just as I stated above. I carry it back and forth to work and on average I use the projector 3 days a week.
I recommended this projector when I read the picture could be delivered via the USB cable - so no need for a long VGA cable. Also, no problem with Ultra-books and other PCs without a VGA port. This feature work like a charm - just plug in the USB cable to the projector and PC (I tested it on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1). A pseudo CD-ROM drive appears in seconds. If you have Autorun enabled, your permission is sought to run the program and after a total of 30 seconds whatever is on the desktop is projected to the screen / wall by the Epson. If you do not have Autorun enabled, simply manually run the (only) .exe you see for the same result.
On full power, the fan is spinning at full speed and is therefore of medium volume. There is an "Eco" mode which is only a little less bright but still offers a useful projection, with a much quieter fan noise. At this level, you can sit right beside the projector and the noise does not interfere in a normal conversation.
I have withheld one star as the unit came with a VGA cable but not a USB cable - despite USB use being a major feature of the product. Available on Amazon for only £4 for a 3m (10 feet) cable, just search for USB 2.0 A to B Cable and your desired length. I used a 3m cable without a problem.
The technology of this projector may not be up to date (well acually old)but the performace is brill. The picture is bright and the colours are great. I get a 100 inch diaganal picture from 11 ft and very bright, daylight bright.
The last projector I bought was one of those HD all singing all dancing projectors from China, it was pathetic. This is a great projector if you are on a budget like myself. The only thing is I have a small advantage of having a large projector screen. A proper projecter screen helps the picture no end. If I could afford one of the HD projectors of course I would have one, but this projector does the trick. I do not use the speaker on the projector as i have a surround sound system so I will not comment on it's quality.
I have not needed to use the 3 in one USB system, but one user in the club was interested in this feature and think it may be handy to project JPEGS, without using always using PowerPoint.
The picture zoom is handy and not always found on cheaper machines, so the picture can fit the screen exactly, without moving the projector. And most important, the picture is bright on the screen, even with some room lighting or daylight. All in all a great machine at a reasonable price, although this is not the cheapest machine, but it does what you require better than some other models. I found the box it was supplied in to be the safest method of transporting and storing the projector even though I had bought a bag for it.
We also bought another Kensington Wireless Presenter with Red Laser Pointer, which we have found over the past year to be ideal for the task. With this gismo you can control the laptop from a distance and have a pointer as well. You can keep out of the way of the audience and set up the laptop behind the projector, which I have found handy in some confined spaces.
Kensington Wireless Presenter with Red Laser Pointer
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great alternative to posters for a dynamic display of products, etc on an office/meeting room wall! Quite bright too!Published 22 months ago by S B.
I am delighted with the product having used it with a group for the first time on Saturday 22/3/14. It arrived in good time and I am delighted with amazon's service.Published on 24 Mar. 2014 by P Kenney
Its a very nice and easy to use piece of equipment. Im sure it will do the job admirably and I would have given it a higher rating if it wasnt for the lack of the lead required to... Read morePublished on 5 Mar. 2014 by Neil
Great machine, I bought it for powerpoint presentation, and I am delighted with it, one small thing, it would benefit from adjustable front legs. otherwise A1.Published on 16 Feb. 2014 by james oconnell
Excellent value for money. This replaced very expensive Phillips. So very pleased. Light weight great picture way to use. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2013 by Sheila Done