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Epson MG-850HD Home Cinema Projector (HD-Ready 720p, 2800 Lumens, 3LCD Technology)

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  • Very bright output 2,800 lumens White/Colour Light Output
  • Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • Wide range of connectivity options
  • Perfect Picture with 3LCD HD-Ready technology

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 34 x 29.1 cm ; 3.9 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
  • Item model number: MG-850HD
  • ASIN: B005Y7IVXW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Oct. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,373 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Epson MG–850HD
Innovative HD-Ready entertainment system
Innovative HD-Ready entertainment system
Epson world leaders

iPhone, iPod, iPad Projector

If you love your iPhone, iPod or iPad1 and other cool products – this is for you. It is a projector and entertainment centre, combined in one stylish unit with a built-in docking station2.

You can play music, videos and photos straight from your iPod, iPhone and iPad3 devices without having to download any special apps.

The Big Screen

With this ultra-modern projector you can have the big screen in your living room. It projects rich colours and sharp images, and is super-bright. You don’t have to draw the curtains because it can project clear images, even in daylight.

With a resolution of 720p HD-Ready, you can project an image size of over 300 inches straight onto a wall, or onto one of the optional screens available.

Project up to 300 inches without closing the curtains
Project up to 300 inches without closing the curtains

Easy to Use

This really is a plug and play product. To play content you simply connect your iPod, iPhone or iPad device to the docking station situated at the back of the projector. TV episodes and films previously downloaded from iTunes can be played on a large, cinematic scale. In addition, you can play your favourite Blu-ray, DVD, PC, TV and gaming content thanks to the MG-850HD’s versatile connectivity options.

The MG-850HD includes a manual horizontal and vertical keystone correction feature that ensures you get a perfectly-aligned projection, every time. It also has an easy-to-use menu when your Apple devices are connected.

And if you don’t want to project an image, you can simply turn the lamp off to transform the MG-850HD into a traditional docking station.

Epson Technology at the Heart

This projector delivers a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and is enhanced by Epson’s 3LCD technology to provide superb-quality images. An equally high White and Colour Light Output of up to 2,800 lumens gives a bright, clear image.

Safe and secure with built-in security features
Safe and secure with built-in security features

Security and Peace of Mind

This projector has built in security features, including a Kensington lock and iPod password protection. For your peace of mind, the lamp comes with a three-year guarantee – just what you would expect from the world’s leading projector manufacturer3.

 Digital Projector Colour Light Output (CLO)

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 Europe, 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 DLP4 projector systems, which create thousands of pulses of coloured light per second. They do this by shining lamp light through red, green, blue and white5 parts of a rotating colour wheel. These light pulses are then reflected by a DMD6 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.

Single panel system
Single panel system

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.

iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

1. iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
2. Made for iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation), iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad and iPad 2
3. Source: Futuresource Consulting Limited, www.futuresource-consulting.com
4. DLP (Digital Light Processing) is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated.
5. Some 1-chip DLP projectors do not contain white but contain other colours
6. DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated.

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Projection technology 3LCD 3LCD 3LCD 3LCD 3LCD 3LCD
Resolution 720p 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
High Definition HD-Ready HD-Ready Full HD 3D Full HD 3D Full HD 3D Full HD + Wireless HD
Contrast ratio 3,000:1 3,000:1 25,000:1 20,000:1 40,000:1 40,000:1
Colour Light Output/White Light Output 2,800lm 2,800lm 1,800lm 2,000lm 2,200lm 2,200lm
Lamp life (eco-mode) (E-TORL)

5,000 hours

5,000 hours 4,000 hours 5,000 hours 5,000 hours 5,000 hours
Keystone correction VH -30 to +30° VH -30 to +30° - VH -30 to +30° VH -30 to +30° VH -30 to +30°
Screen size 33in to 318in 33in to 318in 30in to 300in 30in to 300in 30in to 300in 30in to 300in
Optical zoom 1.2x 1.2x 2.1x 1.6x 1.6x 1.6x
Throw ratio 1.30 – 1.56:1 1.30 – 1.56:1 1.34 – 2.87:1 1.32 – 2.15:1 1.32 – 2.15:1 1.32 – 2.15:1
Lens shift (V/H) - - V ±96% H ±47% - - -
Video input 1× iPod dock*2 1× HDMI 1× component 1× composite 1× PC 1× audio (L/R) 1× USB type-A 1× USB type-B 1× HDMI 1× RCA (Y) 1× audio (L/R) 1× PC 1× S-video 1× USB type-A 1× USB type-B 2× HDMI 1× component 1× RCA (Y) 1× PC 1× S-video 2× HDMI 1× component 1× RCA (Y) 1× audio (L/R) 1× PC 1× USB type-A 2× HDMI 1× component 1× RCA (Y) 1× audio (L/R) 1× PC 1× USB type-A 2× HDMI 1× component 1× RCA (Y) 1× audio (L/R) 1× PC 1× USB type-A
Control and network input - 1x USB type-B RS-232C, 1x Trigger out 1× RJ45 (output only for External 3D IR Emitter), RS-232C, HDMI CEC 1× RJ45 (output only for External 3D IR Emitter), RS-232C, HDMI CEC 1× RJ45 (output only for External 3D IR Emitter), RS-232C, HDMI CEC
Advanced features Compatible with iPod/ iPhone/iPad devices*2 Game mode, slide show, direct power-on Epson Cinema Filter, Epson super-white, direct power-on Auto-colour optimizer, split-screen, slide show Auto-colour optimizer, split-screen, slide show Auto-colour optimizer, split-screen, slide show
Built-in speakers 2 x 10W 1 x 2W - 2 x 10W 2 x 10W 2 x 10W
Weight/Dimensions (D x W x H in mm) 3.9kg 291 x 340 x 115 2.3kg 228 x 295 x 77 7.3kg 360 x 450 x 136 7.0kg 365 x 420 x 139 7.0kg 365 x 420 x 139 7.0kg 365 x 420 x 139
Compatible ceiling mount - ELP-MB23 ELP-MB22 ELP-MB22- ELP-MB22 ELP-MB22
Options Air filter ELPAF37 Air filter ELPAF32 Air filter ELPAF21 Air filter ELPAF38, 3D glasses ELPGS01, external 3D IR Emitter ELPIE01 Air filter ELPAF38, 3D glasses ELPGS01, external 3D IR Emitter ELPIE01 Air filter ELPAF38, 3D glasses ELPGS01, external 3D IR Emitter ELPIE01*
Warranty (Main Unit and Lamp) MU-2 or 3 years depending on country Lamp-3 years MU-2 or 3 years depending on country Lamp-3 years MU-2 or 3 years depending on country Lamp-3 years MU-2 or 3 years depending on country Lamp-3 years MU-2 or 3 years depending on country Lamp-3 years MU-2 or 3 years depending on country Lamp-3 years

Box Contains

Projector
power cable 3m black
remote control
battery
user manual set
iPad bracket


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I've lived with this projector now for around 8 months. It's, overall, a fantastic piece of kit; of course it's my first projector so I do not have any basis for comparison.
It took me 3 months to finally choose this particular model. My decision was based on price, positioning within my living room and technology. Here's a quick break down:

Positioning:
I knew my projector would be slightly to the left of my screen and as such I required the dreaded horizontal keystone correction, at least for the time being. My projector screen is around 7 feet away from the projector and at this distance and angle the projected image is about 70inches on the money. The horizontal keystone correctiona works nicely although there is some distortion with the image when using this feature. the far edge of the image becomes more blurry, but only really noticeable when plugging in the laptop - I completely forget about it when watching a film.

Technology:
LCD, although more expensive, does cut out the infamous "Rainbow" affect you can get with DLP projectors. I felt this was important as I'm susceptible to headaches and motion sickness which, I'm told, can sometimes come hand in hand with the Rainbow effect.

Full HD?
Unfortunately budget only allowed for a HD Ready LCD which at the time I thought was fine, but I must admit I do have a twinge of regret when watching HD content, knowing it's not going to be quite as crisp as it could be... Overall though the picture quality is very good.

Noise:
It does kick out a fair amount of noise and heat, this thing. The fan is placed on the right hand side of the projector (worth knowing if your intending to position it on your left - you may end up getting a face-full of hot air.
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Ok you think having a dock in the back of the projector will make like easy? Noooo it does in fact make life harder! It also DOES NOT project anything that has NOT been downloaded! saying that a trip to buy a couple of items to the apple store soon sorted that and I was mirroring my Ipad, bypassing the dock !
I also had a problum with this projector, so talked to epson ! They more or less told me to get on my bike as I had not brought it from one of the recommended outlets!, a big thumbs down to EPSON
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Have found this very useful for all kinds of power point presentations, laptop photos and DVDs. Ability to use straight off a USB stick most useful feature as use with teenagers who have their own laptops with different terminals/no suitable terminals. Still to try with an i pod. Need to purchase extra leads to connect to laptop.
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This has been possibly our best buy of 2012 so far. Given that's we just got married, there's plenty competition. The quality of this projector is faultless as far as we are concerned. It played our slide show we had for our wedding reception with fantastic resolution. The sound that was belting out of the in built speaker was faultless. The connectivity options seems endless and, the main reason we went for it, you just put your iPad/iPhone/iPod at the back of it, et voilà! So so pleased, worth the money.
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Turned up faulty when amazon contacted just offered refund, if I just wanted refund I wouldn't of purchased it in the end, had to pay epson £99 to get fixed which amazon refunded after me contacting them. The fault was the screen was yellow all the time which epson said was a big fault, which makes you wonder do amazon test thier products before releasing them. Obviously not!!!!!
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