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Epson EH-TW5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Epson EH-TW5500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the noise. There are some less positive comments about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Epson EH-TW5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Epson EH-TW5500 review


Epson's new EH-TW5500 proves that LCD isn't just a budget projection technology

No-nonsense design ; Lots of features ; Easy and flexible to setup ; Produces the finest LCD pictures yet

More expensive than rivals ; Occasionally loses focus a little, requiring readjustment

Quite simply, this is the best LCD projector that we have ever seen and illustrates that LCD is not the poor relation when done right

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Epson EH-TW5500 review


If you can get this Epson for a good price, then you've landed yourself a bargain; it's not the best in class, but it's still rather tasty

Bold, bright colours and whites ; decent black levels ; 1080p spec ; smooth motion

Set-up could be simpler ; skin tones are a little ruddy ; not the last word in detail

Good, but not quite good enough to match the best. Find a good deal, and it’s worth investigating

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (

Epson EH-TW5500 review


Epson has reinvented the LCD wheel with its stellar new home cinema projector. Is it top of the class?

Epson’s flagship projector proves in no uncertain terms that LCD fully deserves a seat at the high-end home cinema table

Nov, 2009


Expert review by : John Archer (

Epson EH-TW5500 LCD Projector


Epson pretty much rewrites the LCD projection rule book for the second time in three months with its EH-TW5500.

With so many projectors vying for your attention in the coming months, it's inevitable that there will be winners and losers along the way. But by pretty much rewriting the LCD projection rule book for the second time in three months, it's hard to...

Sep, 2009

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Epson EH-TW5500


Il proiettore Epson EH-TW5500 vanta uno straordinario rapporto di contrasto di 200.000:1 e incorpora la tecnologia 3LCD, per immagini nitide, luminose e cristalline. Inoltre, la certificazione ISF permette a ogni rivenditore Epson di calibrare il...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Tech Digest (

REVIEW: Epson EH-TW5500 Full HD LCD projector


The Epson EH-TW5500 is one of the finest, if not the finest LCD projector we've ever seen. Superb HD clarity, vibrant colours and black response levels usually unheard of in an LCD projector, it goes a long way to justifying its premium price tag. It...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Gadget Guy (

Epson EH-TW5500


Full support for Blu-ray and DVD, Black levels the best in the business, Excellent video processing features

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (

Epson EH-TW5500


The Epson is a fine proposition, but the class leaders on either side of this price point represent better value

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : (

Epson EH-TW 5500


Uniform, bright illumination., Sharp picture with excellent colours., Outstanding 24p reproduction., Crisp motion depiction., Excellent contrast., 2.1x zoom with lens-shift.

Slight green tint., LCD pixel raster slightly visible.

Man, that’s quite a projector! Numerous small improvements on its predecessor result in an impressive overall performance. Even our experienced reviewers were left speechless by the grandiose contrast, crisp motion depiction, and versatile lens-shift...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (

Epson EH-TW5500


Excellent picture quality when using the direct colour mode. Bright and evenly lit picture. Easy to use remote and options.

Takes a minute to warm up. Is bigger than I thought. Is a bit noisy when not in ECO mode. The focus wheel is hard to adjust precisely. The colour space is flattened when using a mode other than direct - which is very annoying.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Portable
Product Type:Portable projector


Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:E-TORL / UHE
Service life of lamp:4000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):22.5 - 47.2


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):450 x 360 x 136
F-number (relative aperture):2
Tilt angle:0 - 8
Tilt angle range:0 - 8
Weight:7 / 7.3

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Dot clock scanning frequency:150
Horizontal scan range:15 - 80
Noise Level:22 / 30
Noise level (economic mode):22
Vertical scan range:24 - 85 / 24.5 - 80

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):299
Power Source:AC
Voltage tolerance:10


Colour light output:1600
Contrast ratio (dynamic):200000:1
Matrix size:1.88
Matrix type:3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:0.87 - 19.1 / 2.4 - 5.1
Projection Technology:3LCD / LCD
Projector brightness:1600
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:300 / 762 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
White light output:1600
Zoom capability:Manual


Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM / NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:7 / 7.3 / 7.5