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Epson EH-TW5600 Home Theatre Projector Review

Epson EH TW 5600 Home Cinema Projector Review

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A good projector with so-so black levels.

The EHTW5600
has a slightly increased brightness over the TW5300. 

If you've making a decision on the basis of 300 lumens then you're already looking at the wrong projector. 

In cinema modes you'd be using eco lamp mode with a much lower light output.

The lower the output the blacker the blacks in controlled light viewing rooms and the longer the lamp lasts not to mention less fan noise.

Other changes:-

  • Slightly more zoom 1.6 vs. 1.4
  • 15 Deg Vert lens shift
  • Same noise levels
  • Same contrast claims
  • Slightly larger case
  • Believable 35,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 2500 vs. 2200 Lumens in High mode (This runs the fan flat out)
    (To see much of a difference you need a lot more than 300) 

A nice model update on a very successful all round projector..

RRP AU $1,149.00


Read the fine print

You need to read the fine print when Epson (or any) talk about Contrast Ratio on some projectors, especially when the numbers are high.

The short version is Epson's 1m+ CR tests are in a mode (Dynamic) that you won't use for true cinema, tested with images you'll never project (a black screen followed by a white screen), on a screen smaller (40-70 inch) than you'd ever buy!

Full review here

BenQ W1090 vs. Epson EH TW5300 (Basically the same as TW5600)

Epson Projector Review

  • Amazing Colour Brightness – Up to 3x brighter colours than 1-chip DLP projectors*.
  • High Definition 1080p – For Full HD movies, games and more — up to 300" on virtually any wall or screen.
  • Verticle Lens shift – Set up projector right out of the box for HD entertainment.
  • Wide Ranging Connectivity – Connect to virtually any device.
  • Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) –
    Simply connect your MHL compatible smart device with an MHL cable to
    enjoy content from your smartphone or tablet, including movies, games
    and more.
  • Detail Enhancement – Makes DVDs and standard definition content come alive.
  • Frame Interpolation – For smoother, sharper and more realistic action scenes.
  • Exciting 3D Adventures – Delivers eye-popping 3D entertainment at home with RF 3D glasses (sold separately).
  • 2D-to-3D Conversion – Easily transform 2D images to spectacular 3D for unlimited 3D content.
  • Low Cost of Ownership –
    Long life, cost efficient lamps and a High Efficiency Filter extends
    the life of your projector and allows for hassle free maintenance.
  • New Home Screen – A new simple home screen, puts all the most commonly used functions at your fingertips.
  • Easy Setup – Getting started is easy with image adjustment tools and a built in 10W speaker.
  • 2 Year Projector Warranty – Enjoy peace of mind.
  EH-TW5600 Projector, Power Cable, Remote Control + Batteries, Manual
Projection System 3LCD
LCD Panel 0.61-inch wide panel
Lamp Type 200W UHE
Colour Light Output 2,500 Lumens
White Light Output 2,500 Lumens
Resolution 1080p
Native Aspect Ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio 35,000:1
Colour Reproduction Up to 1.07 billion colours
Colour Processing 10 bit
Keystone Correction Vertical: -30 to +30 degrees
Horizontal: -30 to +30 degrees
Lens Shift Vertical: +15%
Horizontal: NA
Optical Zoom 1 - 1.6 (Optical)
Screen Size 30" to 300" [0.87 to 8.9m] (Zoom: Wide)
30" to 300" [1.42 to 14.5m] (Zoom: Tele)
Projection Distance 100" screen 2.95m - 4.78m
Throw Ratio 1.33 (Zoom: Wide), 2.16 (Zoom: Tele)
Projection Lens F Number 1.51-1.99
Projection Lens Focal Length 18.2 mm-29.2 mm
Focus Method Manual
Input: Video 1x D-sub 15-Pin (RGB), 1 x USB for firmware update, 1 x USB mini B (service)
Input: Computer 1 x D-sub 15-pin (RGB)
Input: Digital 2 x HDMI (1 x MHL)
Output: Audio 1 x Audio out
Speaker Output 1 x 10W
MHL - Mobile High Definition Link Yes
Detail Enhancement Yes
AV Mute Yes
Frame Interpolation Yes
2D to 3D Conversion Yes
Direct Power On Yes
Bluetooh Audio Yes (SBC, aptX)
Security Kensington® – style lock provision
Colour Modes 2D: Dynamic, Bright Cinema, Natural, Cinema
3D: 3D Dynamic, 3D Cinema
Dimensions D x W x H 285 x 309 x 122 mm
Weight Approx. 3.4kg
Projector Warranty 2 Years
Lamp Warranty 1 Year or 750 Hours*
Power Consumption: Lamp on 296 W
Power Consumption: Standby 0.2 W
Noise Level Normal / Eco: 37 / 27 dB
* Which ever comes first.
PRODUCT OPTIONS Item Code Description
  V13H010L96 Replacement Lamp
  V13H134A54 Replacement Filter
  V12H003B23 Ceiling Mount
  V12H003P13 Extension Pole 668-918mm
  V12H003P14 Extension Pole 918-1,168mm
  V12H548001 3D Glasses
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