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Epson EMP-TW1000 Review
   
 
 

EPSON EMP-TW1000 Full Definition TFT Home Theatre Projector

After the release of the excellent EMP-TW700 the EMP-TW1000 was expected to be an awesome unit and it did not disappoint. This projector features the full definition 1080p resolution as native and with that amount of detail this projector will give you one of the sharpest native widescreen pictures available. Epson have really stepped up to the plate and have included a massive 12,000:1 contrast ratio for the blackest of blacks excellent shading and well defined colours. The TW1000 is also incredibly quiet with a barely audible 26dB noise rating.

Traditionally the LCD projectors have been excellent for colour reproduction but have fallen short with a lower contrast than the DLP alternative. As mentioned above, this Epson unit offers a massive contrast ratio exceeding that of 98% of all others on the market. Epson has managed to do this using a new filter (or Iris), that increases the contrast substantially while still maintaining the benefits of excellent colour reproduction.

Epson has also included a similar lens system to the successful EMP-TW700 with the new lens shift technology, the days of keystone correction are over. Keystone correction, is software built into most projectors to allow the user to correct the distortion (usually vertical) that is caused when the projector is pointed at an angle to the screen. With lens shift, it's simply a matter of adjusting the lens. This method makes it easier to position the projector, plus allows for wider positioning of the projector (ie left or right, up or down of the screen). The Epson TW1000 also offers a 2.2x optical zoom, allowing the projector to be positioned either very close or far back from the screen without changing the image size. A great feature for those with limited mounting positions.

The image was awe inspiring with the 1080p resolution we tested it on a blueray player as well as some of the higher definition games in an xbox 360 and we were impressed by the image detail and the very good colour processing. It offers an incredibly sharp image with amazing colour and outstanding detail. We even tried it with a standard DVD (which runs at 576p) and even at the lower resolution the upscalling made a very good image.

We have chosen the Epson as our recommended unit. This is due to the higher contrast ratio the Epson offers, the higher optical zoom, and the fact that Epson actually manufacture the LCD panel which means that most other 1080p projectors will be using the same system to make the image but Epson in our opinion has struck the nail on the head with an excellent unit and while it isn't cheap retailing around $5k the Epson has excellent features and an exceptional image.

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