Thanks to this new Epson, you don’t need to spend too much to set up a large screen (200-inch plus), cinema-like 3D projection system at home. The EH-TW5200 uses 3LCD technology and 480Hz drive for brighter and stutter-free 3D images.
A slider for horizontal keystone adjustment lets you correct the image if the projector needs to be placed at an angle with respect to the projection surface. Apart from that, it’s fairly easy to set it up thanks to three adjustable legs.
One of the HDMI ports on the 5200 is MHL (Mobile Highdefinition Link) capable. This means that you have a smartphone or tablet with MHL, it can be connected with a single cable. The projector can charge the device, play content and the remote can be used to control playback/volume. It also has a USB port that can be used for stills — in a pinch, you could use it to project a series of images as a presentation. Even in a room with lots of ambient light, you’ll instantly appreciate how bright the TW5200 is. The 3 LCD technology does not show up any colour fringing (like cheaper DLP projectors). Colours are bright and the refresh rate is quick enough for all sorts of fast paced movies, sports and video games. It may not have the deepest black levels in this price range but the excellent 3D makes up for that.
A big complaint with the 5200 is the fan noise. If you’re sitting less than 6 feet away from the projector, fan noise is quite apparent and becomes annoying in quieter movie scenes. A quick workaround is to set the projector to Eco mode — it reduces brightness somewhat, but also slows the fan down. If you need a large screen 3D movie/gaming zone, one way is to go for a large screen 3D TV. A 55-inch 3D TV and 4 pairs of 3D glasses will set you back roughly Rs 2,00,000. With the TW5200, you can draw a bright 200-inchscreen. Including 4 pairs of 3D glasses, the projector will be roughly Rs 1,25,000. And by that logic, it’s an excellent deal.
By HITESH RAJ BHAGAT