Epson PowerLite S3 LCD Projector

  • Features 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution at 1600 lumens
  • Epson “3LCD” technology ensures accurate color and remarkable saturation
  • Time-saving instant off feature
  • HDTV-ready; displays both traditional and wide-screen formats (4:3/16:9)
  • Includes full-featured remote control

This is a good product. I especially liked the design and convenient menu. Very easy to use and good picture quality. Two things I did not like about this projector: (1) no optical zoom and (2) only 800by600 resolution. This is not a problem if you plan to place the projector close to the screen, such that your image is not very large. In my case I wanted to project images on a wall in my living room (which is about 14 inches long) and mount the projector next to the opposite wall. It did not work. The image size was huge and the image quality was not so good. I could see separate pixels and it was very annoying. You can decrease the image size digitally, but it does not improve the image quality.

I ended up returning this projector and ordering Epson Powerlite 76C LCD instead. Couldn’t be happier. 76C has all the same features + 1024by768 resolution and optical zoom. Definitely worth additional $250!

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