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Epson EH-TW490 HD Ready 720p 3LCD Home Cinema Projector

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Colour Black White White Black
Display Resolution Max 720 pixels 1280_x_800 Full HD 1080p, 1920 x 1080 lines SVGA, 800 x 600 lines 1280_x_800 1280*800,Full HD 1080P
Display Type LCD LCD 3D LCD DLP LCD
Image Brightness 3,000 3000 ANSI lumens 2,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 lumen
Image Contrast Ratio 12,000 15000:1 30,000:1 15,000:1 25000:1 2000:1
Item Dimensions 29.7 x 23.4 x 7.7 cm 23.4 x 29.7 x 7.7 cm 24.5 x 29.7 x 11.4 cm 23.4 x 29.7 x 7.7 cm 23 x 29.8 x 9.6 cm 22 x 30 x 10 cm
Item Weight 2.4 kg 2.4 kg 2.9 kg 2 grams 2.17 kg 3 kg

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  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 29.7 x 7.7 cm ; 2.4 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.7 Kg
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  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: V11H558040LU
  • ASIN: B00FDS00HW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Sept. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,264 in Electronics & Photo (See Top 100 in Electronics & Photo)
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Epson EH-TW490 Home Cinema Projector

Epson EH-TW490 Home Cinema Projector

The 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. You'll immediately see that pictures are crisp and clear with vivid, accurate colours, thanks to Epson's 3LCD technology and WXGA 1,280 x 800 resolution. With the slim, lightweight design you'll be able to set up and enjoy anywhere around the home.

At a Glance
  • 3,000lm White and Colour Light Output
  • 3LCD HD-Ready technology
  • Horizontal and vertical keystone correction
  • Wide range of connectivity options, including USB 2.0, S-Video in and HDMI in
  • 2D colour modes -- dynamic, living room and cinema
Epson EH-TW490 Home Cinema Projector
Epson EH-TW490 Home Cinema Projector
Bright Big Screen Experience

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 and Epson's 3LCD technology. The contrast ratio of 12,000:1 also means that very dark, shadowy movie scenes or live action sport events appear clearer and don't look washed out.

Easy to Use

The projector is quick and simple to set up, thanks to its manual horizontal slider and automatic vertical keystone correction. Whatever the angle of the actual projector, you can align the projection to ensure a straight and correct image; great for settling down to a film, arranging online games quickly or making sure you don’t miss the start of important sporting events. With a projection ratio of 1.30-1.56:1 there is a projection size of 33-318 inches.

Portable Projector

With its slim, lightweight design, and included carry case, you can easily transport the projector and take the big screen experience wherever you want -- whether it’s in a different room or at a friend’s house.

 Digital Projector Colour Light Output (CLO)
Bright pictures in daylight or with the lights on, as well as in the dark
Digital Projector Colour Light Output (CLO)

Epson had a bright idea -- measure 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.

Epson EH-TW490 Home Cinema Projector
Why Choose a 3LCD Projector?

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 DLP projector systems, which create thousands of pulses of coloured light per second. They do this by shining lamp light through red, green, blue and white parts of a rotating colour wheel. These light pulses are then reflected by a DMD 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.

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Product Details
EH-TW490
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EH-TW550
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EH-TW5200
Resolution WXGA 720p, 1280 x 800, 16:10 (2D) WXGA 720p, 1280 x 800, 16:10 (2D and 3D) Full HD 1080p, 1920 x 1080, 16:9 (2D and 3D)
Technology 3LCD 3LCD 3LCD
Brightness 3,000 lumens Colour Light Output 3,000 lumens Colour Light Output 2,000 lumens Colour Light Output
Contrast Ratio 12,000:1 5,000:1 15,000:1
Projection Ratio 1.3 - 1.56:1 1.3 - 1.56:1 1.22 - 1.47:1
Image Size 33 inches - 318 inches 33 inches - 318 inches 34 inches - 328 inches
Lamp 200W UHE 200W UHE E-TORL 200W UHE
Lamp life 5,000 hours (normal), 6,000 hours (eco mode) 4,000 hours (normal), 5,000 hours (eco mode) 5,000 hours (normal), 6,000 hours (eco mode)
Zoom Optical x1.2 Optical x1.2 Optical x1.2
Focus Manual Manual Manual
Keystone Correction Auto vertical ±30°, Manual horizontal ±30° Auto vertical ±30°, Manual horizontal ±30° Auto vertical ±30°, Manual horizontal ±30°
Energy Use 270W (normal) / 201W (eco) / 0.28W (standby) 277W (normal) / 230W (eco) / 0.4W (standby) 287W (normal) / 217W (eco) / 0.31W (standby)
Speaker 2W 2W 2W
Inputs VGA, Composite Video, S-Video, HDMI, USB A, USB B, RCA audio pair VGA, Composite Video, S-Video, HDMI, USB A, USB B, RCA audio pair VGA, Composite Video, HDMI x2, USB A, RS-232C, RCA audio pair, Stereo mini audio out
Carry Case Included Yes Yes No

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Power Cable
Carrying Bag
Quick Start Guide
Remote control with Batteries
User Manual (CD)
Warranty Document


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