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REVIEWED: Epson EH-TW490 portable 3LCD projector

A serious, and seriously bright, 3,000 Lumen projector designed for road warriors giving regular presentations

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Forget those Pico portables; this ‘proper’ projector from Epson is a more serious proposition for power users who need to give presentations on the go. The EH-TW490 has a HD-ready resolution and more traditional 3LCD projection technology that’s rated to last 2,000 hours.


Its resolution of 1280×800 is enough for myriad sources, while the rear of the 2.4kg EH-TW490 houses USB, HDMI and S-Video as well as a useful 2W speaker.Equipped with automatic vertical keystone correction, the EH-TW490’s joker is its stunning 3,000 lumens, which put it in a totally different class to the Pico models.

Huge images

Perfectly portable (carry case included), its contrast ratio of 1,200:1 further enhances its picture prowess; its theoretical maximum image size is 318-inches, and while that could be tricky, it’s perfectly capable of beaming that bright in either its Living Room, Game or Cinema modes.


Great for gaming and movie nights for even large groups, this is one of the most versatile – and best value – portable projectors around.

Price as reviewed: £549

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