Epson EH-TW6000W review

Few projectors are this complete at twice the price Tested at £1650

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Our Verdict

Impressive, and a fair bargain. Few projectors are this complete at twice the price

For

  • Fine all-round performance for its price
  • complete spec, including wireless support

Against

  • No vertical lens shift
  • some video noise at times

Even by Epson's consistently high standards, the EH-TW6000W is special.

Its specification seems improbably complete given its price: it handles 3D, supports a split-screen function that allows it to project two different images at once (ideal for multiplayer gaming) and even includes an external wireless video transmitter.

Equipped with an HDMI input, this transmitter can accept any video signal up to 1080p 3D and beam it to the 6000W, meaning no need for a long HDMI cable.

We'd still use a wire by preference, but the wireless system really is acceptable.

3D performance is respectable, too. An emitter is built-in, although an external unit can be added, and you get a pair of active- shutter glasses (extra pairs are about £80).

3D images on a par with rivals
The Epson boosts its brightness to suit 3D viewing. There's a trace of crosstalk, but if the image lacks the outright depth of the Panasonic PT-AE5000E, it's certainly up to par with most others in this class.

2D pictures are largely impressive too. Solid blocks of colour can be affected by some video noise, but the Epson is appealing, its edges crisply drawn and its colours commendably natural.

All that and, in its 'eco' mode, the Epson's incredibly quiet, at just 24dB. Put it into 'normal' and set its automatic iris to 'high speed' and its a shade noisier, but overall, this is an effective, user-friendly design.

Our only gripe of any note, in fact, is that it dispenses with the simple vertical lens-shift control fitted to other Epsons, which seems a retrograde step – but it's not enough of an issue to impact on this projector's resounding five-star success.

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Specifications

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Interfaces-Ports

HDMIYes
USBYes

Image

Native Aspect Ratio16:9
Native Resolution1920 x 1080
Graphic ModeFull HD
Contrast Ratio40,000:1
Standard Mode Brightness2200 lm

Lamp

Lamp Power230 W
Lamp TypeUHE
Normal Mode Lamp Life5000 Hour
Number of Lamps1
Economy Mode Lamp Life5000 Hour

Projection Lens

Maximum Diagonal Image Size7.62 m (300")
Optical Zoom1.6x

General Information

Product NameEpson EH-TW6000W
Product ModelEH-TW6000W
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.co.uk
Brand NameEpson
Product TypeLCD Projector
ManufacturerEpson Corporation
Manufacturer Part NumberV11H450053

Power Description

Operating Power Consumption358 W

Technical Information

3D Type3D Ready
Projection MethodFront, Ceiling

Video

Video Signal StandardHDTV
Output Scan Format1080p

Physical Characteristics

Weight Approximate6 kg
Width365 mm
Depth420 mm
Height137.3 mm
Dimensions137.3 mm (H): 365 mm (W): 420 mm (D)

Miscellaneous

Environmentally FriendlyYes
Package Contents
  • EH-TW6000W LCD Projector
  • Power Cable
  • Remopte Control + Batteries
  • User's Manual
  • 2 x HDMI Cable Clamp
  • 2 x 3D Glasses
  • WirelessHD Transmitter Set
Environmental CertificationRoHS, REACH

Warranty

Limited Warranty2 Year