The best thing about an Epson projector is you feel like you’re getting industry-leading technology at an entry-level price point and the brand new EH-TW7400 is no exception.
What Epson have created with the TW7400 is a superb 4K ‘on the screen’ projector for under £2,000. We’re not saying this model is definitely for you, or that it beats native 4K projector technology hands down, but there’s no arguing that it puts up an excellent fight. Especially at the price point.
Sony dominates the native 4K segment of the market. However, when you consider the price difference between a device like the (admittedly incredible) Sony VPL-VW270ES at £4,999 inc. VAT and the brand new Epson EH-TW7400 at £1,884 inc. VAT, it’s easy to see why native 4K isn’t for everyone and Epson’s alternative here is sorely needed.
Projectorpoint is among the first UK retailers to stock the EH-TW7400 and we have to say we’re seriously impressed. Read on to find out more about this mightily impressive piece of home cinema tech.
The stats you need to know
- LCD panel 0.74 inch with MLA (D9)
- 2,400 ANSI lumens
- 200,000:1 contrast ratio
- Full HD, UHD BD and HDR support
- Frame interpolation and Detail Enhancement
- 5,000 hours lamp life in Eco mode
- Fully motorised optics
- Wide lens shift: Vertical ±96.3 per cent and horizontal ±47.1 per cent
- Keystone correction 0.74 inches with MLA (D9)
- Projection ratio 1.35 – 2.84:1
Accessible technology, incredible picture quality
Epson have proven time and again that complicated technology doesn’t have to be hard to use. The various tweaks and modifications over the EH-TW7400’s predecessor – the EH-TW7300 – have enhanced the picture quality of the device while keeping functionality incredibly straight forward.
The motorised optics enable you to install the unit in a variety of positions onto with minimal fuss, taking full advantage of the incredibly flexible lens shift functionality. Installations become simpler and the ease with which the device fits into your existing home cinema setup and lifestyle is a definite plus.
The device is also pretty modest in its appearance and finish. In fact, if you’re showing the unit off to your friends, your guests may not believe how amazing the quality is until you turn the unit on – it’s a true dark horse. An arguably “practical” approach to design also means the EH-TW7400 offers versatility in various home cinema settings.
4K for all
The big deal about this projector, however, is the resolution.
The Epson EH-TW7400’s ‘4K enhancement’ technology conveys superior resolution. Using modified formatting, it offers 4K images on the screen, without the price tag of native 4K on the panel.
It’s clear even for the uninitiated how detailed and intricate the picture quality of the EH-TW7400 is. We’re talking about stark clarity here that’s powerful and rich even in dimly lit scenes.
Both colour representation and accurate shade portrayal allow viewers to enjoy images of all kinds with refined brightness and detail.
While native 4K still has an undeniable lure, Epson’s devices get pretty darn close to recreating the same magic – without breaking the bank.
It’s a subject for endless debate but if you ask us, Epson’s 4K enhancement gives the real deal a run for its money with great colour richness, crispness and transparency – you really can’t do any better at £1,884.00 inc. VAT.
The expert opinion?
The experts here at Projectorpoint are impressed; in fact, if you’re still not a believer in the value of technology like Epson’s 4K enhancement, we’d suggest that this new home cinema device could be the one to make you rethink your position.
We’re not alone in our love for this projector either. What Hi-Fi gave the device five stars in their review, calling the device a “budget compromise for that super-sized 4K experience”, while consumer reviews across the web have praised the device as offering the best value for money in the market.
If you are interested in seeing the image quality on the TW7400, it’s well worth visiting us here at Projectorpoint for a free demonstration of the device in action.
The EH-TW7400 uses technology to its advantage to create great picture quality that really feels like a solid step up, while still coming in at a budget more of us can work with.