Epson EH-TW5200: Do not disturb

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epson eh-tw5200

I love spending weekends on movie and TV marathons, and enjoy video games and sports every now and then, so having a great screen or projector is always a treat for me. That’s why I found a friend in the EH-TW5200, Epson’s entry-level 3D home projector.

THE NUMBERS

LCD
0.61-inch wide panel with MLA
Aperture
f/1.58-1.72
Focal length
16.9 to 20.28mm
Lamp
200W UHE
Output
2,000 lumens
Connectivity
2 x HDMI, 15-pin, 9-pin, RCA, stereo jack, USB, miniUSB
Resolution
1920 x 1080 1080p
Price
P53,100

When I desperately scoured the universe for a projector to watch the UAAP Season 78’s Cheerdance Competition on a few months back, Epson readily loaned me the EHTW5200. UP didn’t win first place (boo!), but the viewing experience with this projector hasn’t left any sore losers since.

Setting up the EH-TW5200 with my Windows laptop and desktop PC is a breeze. I just plug in the supplied 15-pin and power cables, which work on both, and then use the remote control to do the rest.

Images are clear, bright, and sharp. Even when all (white) lights are on in the office, the projection can still be viewed without any problem. Positioning the EH-TW5200 just three
feet away from the wall can still result in a well-focused projection, and the controls to skew the shape of the image comes in handy when you can’t position the EH-TW5200 perfectly
perpendicular to the wall.

Epson also provided two pairs of 3D glasses, which I got to use watching just one movie. It boils down to how much 3D video content you can get your hands on.

Speed says

For an entry-level home projector, the Epson EH-TW5200 exceeds expectations. It’s quite expensive, but for movie and TV buffs, and even gamers who have the budget, this would be
great to have at home and could keep the whole family together on weekends. Just imagine watching the next mega fight, blockbuster, or GoT finale through it before switching to playing Resident Evil HD.

Review by Aritha Zel Zalamea
First published in Speed January 2016