Perfect home cinema projection might be out of reach of most people's wallets, but entry-level models like the Epson EH-TW2900 projector offer "full HD movie flair in spades". That's according to reviewers at Pricemo, who praise the Epson device's 10-bit video processor and "nifty lens shift features".
The latter, they say, mean users don't need to place the machine head-on to a projector screen, while the EH-TW2900's full HD resolution is supported by a high contrast ratio of 18,000:1 and the aforementioned video processor. An automatic iris is singled out for its ability to further increase contrast, while a three-year warranty on both the projector and the lamp is labelled "impressive".
"What it does lack, in comparison to pricier projectors, is decent frame interpolation technology, which may make the EH-TW2900 susceptible to motion blur and judder when showing Blu-ray discs," the reviewers grant, adding that the projector's onscreen menus, while drab, are "easy to navigate", but require constant pressing of an 'Escape' button to return to the root menus.
The EH-TW2900 is, however, one of the quietest projectors around, they conclude, noting that even its automatic iris "makes no discernible sound" even on its high-speed setting.