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Epson EMP-DM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Epson EMP-DM1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the noise and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability. Views are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, size, design, noise


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Epson EMP-DM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Epson - EMP-DM1


There's a convenient alternative to LCD or plasma widescreens, which gives you a much bigger screen for less money. Home cinema digital projectors are far from the dim, fuzzy picture-makers of a few years back and ...

The concept of the EMP-DM1 is great and for projection in an environment where you're not too fussy about picture or sound quality, it's a really convenient alternative to a TV. It's not an HD projector, though. For that you have to pay more than twice...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Dave Jansen (

Epson EMP-DM1


The Epson EMP-DM1 is a projector and DVD player combination device. It can project at a native resolution of 854x480 which is a good resolution for st...

Great concept, well-designed, built-in DVD player, wide range of supported formats, good range of ports, integrated speakers

Poor image quality in HD compatibility modes, flyscreen effect when watching DVDs, not suitable for rooms with ambient light

The Epson EMP-DM1 is a great idea for a projector that doesn't quite hit it home. It has quite a few image quality problems but since it's so insanely cheap, it's a great projector for regular families that just want to watch their moves on a wall at...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Munir Kotadia (

Epson EMP-DM1


The Epson EMP-DM1 is a manageable size and would be a reasonable purchase as a projector to bring out on special occasions but the overall picture quality and lack of a lens shift feature let it down.

Carry case and handle for easy portability ; Built-in DVD player and speaker ; Dedicated stereo speakers ; Wide range of supported formats

No lens-shift ; Unstable aspect ratio ; Visible screen door effect ; Built-in speaker quality unimpressive

The projector is designed to be mobile. It has a handle on one side that neatly folds onto the projector's body when not required. Also, the EMP-DM1 has a sliding panel that protects the lens and manual focus dial when being transported.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (

Epson EMP-DM1: Home Entertainment Projector


Want to have mini-theatre at home? Find out if Epson measures up to the task

DivX playback via USB port, 8W stereo speakers, built-in DVD player, handle for easy transport

No PowerPoint support in USB mode, image quality is not great, projector screen is not wide

A 10 minute exposure to sunlight can power the device for a three minute phone call ..

Feb, 2009

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Compact, Picture good within the lounge situation of up to 7 ft widescreen; integal DVD player,and zoom facility.

Sound output requires a sound system however basic to provide the matching cinema experience.

Nov, 2008

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Overall a good product and with the free camcorder and DVD good value for money

Very bulky

Oct, 2008

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low resolution

Oct, 2008

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all in one product with the speakers and dvd player included so no messy cables to attach extras. Great product

I thought it was hd dvd compatable but was told that the HD dvds are no longer available so this is useless to the projector.

Aug, 2008

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Epson EMP-DM1


Bought a DM1 to show educational DVD's in local prison where I work under contract. It is perfect for the job - light, easy to set up, speakers fine in moderate sized room and of course there are plenty of blank walls to screen onto. Since then it...

Portability usability versatility

Difficult to keep everyone from borrowing it

Oct, 2009

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Epson EMP-DM1


If it gives disc problems try switching off (and unplugging) the unit, then switching it back on. Also, don't rest a disc in the slot, as this tends to confuse the loading mechanism, leading to these problems.

Format support, built-in DVD player, and USB port

Built-in speakers' quality

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Portability, simple connectivity, CD/DVD player and speakers with an all in one design concept to create large screen experience like never before. It's now easier to achieve brilliant wide

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WVGA
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:854 x 480
Max Screen Distance:12.11m
Min Image Size:0.76m / 76cm
Min Screen Distance:0.87m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson EMP


Bulb power:140 / 170
Lamp Type:UHE
Service life of lamp:1700 / 2000 / 3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):16.6 / 22.5 - 47.2


Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:8

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Audio input:2 x RCA
Audio output:1 x RCA / 1 x stereo / 1 x optical / 1 x RCA / 1 x stereo/ 1 x optical
Dimensions (WxDxH):230 x 320 x 127 / 406 x 310 x 124
Interface:RCA (YUV), RGB / USB 2.0 Type B
Lens shift:96%,47%
Lens system:2.0 - 3.17 / F=1.44, f=16.6 mm
Power requirements:100 - 240 VAC


Noise Level:28

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite Video In:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Keystone correction, vertical:-15 - 15
Projection distance:0.87 - 9.03
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1000 / 1200
Projector native resolution:WVGA (854x480)
Screen size compatibility:762 - 7620

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHE

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:3 / 3.8 / 5.6