Conclusion: 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 optics. In the face of this Epson LCD, even most DLP competitors look extremely outdated. We reviewed the predecessor model, the Epson EH-TW 5000 , in late 2009 and found it to be one of the best LCD devices on the market.
Excerpt: E pson presently has six home theatre projectors available in its Australian line-up, three of them offering full high definition resolution. The top two: the EH-TW4500 and the EH-TW5500 are very similar to each other, with the $500 more expensive TW5500 offering only a few more features, so in a sense this review covers both models.
Pros: Full support for Blu-ray and DVD, Black levels the best in the business, Excellent video processing features
Summary: 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 lacks the 3D capabilities that the latest wave of LCD projectors are touting, but for a unit capable of almost industrial-level performance, it can’t come recommended more highly.
Excerpt: While LCD has its place in the projection world, and many dedicated followers, I've long felt that its inherent weakness – black level response – makes it a problematic technology to use at the higher end of the market. Epson, though, is having none of this.
Summary: LCD might be winning the technology battle in the TV world, but when it comes to projection it’s historically tended to lose out with AV aficionados to its arch rival, DLP . Not that Epson has any truck with such thinking, mind you. It’s stuck doggedly to LCD, delivering some extremely persuasive models along the way. But nothing even Epson has done before has prepared us for what its TW5500 brings to the table.
Summary: Sur AVHD, nous sommes particulièrement attachés à vous proposer le plus rapidement possible les tests les plus complets des derniers modèles de vidéoprojecteurs home cinéma et si possible bien avant tout le monde. Une fois n'est pas coutume nous allons déroger à cette ligne de conduite en vous proposant un banc d'essai de l' Epson TW5500.
Pros: La bonne gestion de la colorimétrie, La facilité de la calibration, Le piqué, La fluidité, Le prix, Le traitement vidéo, Le mode super résolution, L'insertion de trames
Cons: Les zoom/focus et lens-shift manuels, Le bruit en mode lampe haut, Une luminosité trop faible