Televisions have come a long way in a short period of time. An abundance of panel manufacturers seem to be engaged in an arms race to pack panels full of the latest and greatest features, with more pixels and larger panels always on the horizon. While televisions are now available up to an impressive 85+ inches, it is the projector that still reigns supreme in the home theatre. If you are looking for a first-time home theatre setup, or even looking to upgrade your existing projector, the new Epson EH-TW5700 offers some excellent features.
The massive projection size of up to 330 inches at 1080p Full HD would be impressive in any home theatre. 2700 Lumens colour brightness and white brightness should provide an enjoyable viewing experience even in rooms with ambient light.
Built-in Chromecast is a great feature for cutting cords and simplifying the home theatre projector experience. Users easily stream their favourite content from Apple and Android devices. Even better, The EH-TW5700 also comes with a voice-controlled, in-built Epson Smart Media Player for wireless streaming of over 4,000 apps without the need for an external smart device.
Detail Enhancement features improve the quality of DVD and standard definition footage via mixed colour separation techniques and image simulation. The result is crisper, clearer images. Frame interpolation should please sports fans and lovers of fast-paced action by providing a smoother, more seamless viewing experience.
Although the home theatre is traditionally all about the movie watching experience, Epson haven’t forgotten about the gamers amongst us. Advanced features such as 21:9 ultra-wide mode and dark gamma uplift could make for one giant gaming screen! I’m not going to lie, the thought of turning my living room wall into a 747 cockpit with Microsoft Flight Simulator is extremely attractive!
A 10W speaker provides basic sound output for those just starting out, while audio cable and Bluetooth connectivity offer options for those seeking the full home cinema experience. Vertical auto keystone correction should take some of the hassle out of setup and have you enjoying movies on a massive scale quickly. A lamp life of 7,500 hours in Eco mode means that lamp changes will be few and far between.
The Epson EH-TW5700 will be available from September 2020 via www.epson.com.au and from all authorised Epson retailers and resellers across Australia with an RRP of $1,599.