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Epson - Pro EX7260 720p 3LCD Projector - Black

Model: EPSON EX7260 PROJECTOR V11H84SKU: 6162902

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great core but limited wireless

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    aarondr
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    The Epson EX7260 is a great business projector for on the go. It’s bright, relatively quiet, and has good connectivity options. It may be perfect for your needs, but depending on what technologies you embrace you may want to consider the next step up. First of all, if you’ve use a Epson 720p or lower projector in the past 10 years, this one probably looks familiar. In many ways, it’s a case of if it aint broke, don’t fix it, with different embellishments, colors, and internal component differentiating the projector at hand. In a lot of ways, this is great, as it means the same great engineering trickles down to cheaper products. However as you work your way up the pecking order, these benefits lose their value. The Epson EX7260 is positioned in the market just below EX9220. The EX7260 features WXGA (1280x800), built-in WiFi, 1-1.2 Zoom lens, and 3600 lumens of color and white brightness. Out of the box, you get a VGA cable, power cable, manual and info packets, a soft nylon case, and of course the projector. The case is well suited to a portable business projector, and has a helpful pocket for the power cable/video cable(s) you need with you. Honestly it’s a nice package for a traveling business person, or even for an office that has walls that are projector friendly and wants to foster an atmosphere of un-premeditated collaboration. The benefits of LCD projectors are here as well, you avoid the rainbow effect found in cheaper DLPs (google it if you have never bought a projector, as you or your audience might be susceptible to it). There’s no visible screen-door effect, as Epson seems to have improved that in their LCDs over the years. Color is vivid, and as they’ve been advertising, white brightness is high as well. This allows the picture to appear higher contrast even when other projectors might appear washed out in the same conditions. Honestly this is a great feature for this projector, as you often don’t control your lighting conditions in portable use cases. In practice projection quality is great. Epson, in all but their cheapest products, have great lamps, LCDs, and quality control for their projectors. My unit lived up to its 3600 lumen rating by projecting a bright, vivid, un-washed-out picture in bright office lighting conditions. I was amazed by how bright this projector is, and how effective in full office lighting it was. That said, I was projecting a rather small image only 8 feet or so from the wall, but it was still larger than a TV would be. Contrast improved dramatically if you dim the lights, but if you’re projecting somewhere where turning off the lights is unrealistic or uncomfortable, this project can still be quite serviceable. The reality is, this projector is well suited to a white or grey screen of 16:10 aspect ratio, with lights on, but perhaps bulbs above the screen off. That would product the best picture but still keep the atmosphere less ‘romantic’. In my career, I’ve seen a lot of projectors setup in rooms like this, but product washed out, almost illegible pictures. The Epson EX7260 would eat this other projectors lunch. Connectivity wise you get a pretty Epson standard affair. You have composite with audio, VGA, USB, HDMI, and wireless options. Epson has dropped s-video from the line-up in the past few years, and if you’re scratching your head as to what s-video is, then even its mention is an obvious signal that technology lags in the projector world. No where is this more present than in the wireless connectivity options. While these are functional, and broad, they are proprietary. With my iPhone I could share pictures, videos, power points, web pages, etc. However there is no way to share my entire screen. However using a Windows 10 PC, I was able to download the EasyMP Projection software (most likely pending a rebranding to iProjection) to project my entire screen. However the lag was pretty significant. Enough that you’ll want to avoid using animated transitions in your power point slides. Unfortunately it will only project your entire screen. It does a decent job at scaling down (I used a surface pro at 200% scaling, and it looked great projected, even if not as crisp as native), but it would have been preferable to have it show up as an external monitor. This means you can’t use your notes or Power Point’s presentation mode via wireless. Instead the software includes a “Presentation mode” which for all intents and purposes blanks the projector until you switch to full screen power point mode. You can even see your screen flash up before the slides start. Another annoyance of the wireless option is the CPU usage. On a 7th generation core M CPU, the EasyMP application ate up about 10% CPU all the time. This is enough to tear through battery at an accelerated rate. It seems as though GPU acceleration was a missed opportunity for full screen video transfer. Another issue I had was constant clicking noises from the speaker when connective via this option. This didn’t happen to me via any other connection option, so I’m not sure what the problem is. So while the wireless option is an option, you’re probably best served by this projector by connecting with a wire. That’s a shame, as its bigger 1080p brother supports miracast. I assume it has feature parity with my Epson 2150 Home Cinema, which allows native Windows 10 projection to it, with much better performance, and much lower CPU utilization. So if you have an office of Windows PCs, or have a Surface/Yoga/360 whatever device to pair with this for the road, I’d suggest springing for the EX9220 simply to have this native streaming feature. I may sound harsh ragging on the wireless connection options – but in a 2018 business setting, why can’t I pull out my 2-in-1 business device, plug in my projector and less than 30 seconds later have a fast wireless display option that I can use just like a wired connection? What I’d like to see is Chromecast support, or native AirPlay support along with Miracast. Not just one, but all three. The apps are ok, but they have so many limitations and lead to this ‘app’ centric interactions, instead of content centric interactions, which are much better. So I recommend a wire. “Well”, you ask, “Which one”? Excellent question. While you can use USB, and quite literally it will show up as another display, this is by far the slowest, and is only a hair better than the wireless options. If you are connecting any sort of recent laptop/computer then HDMI is the only real option. If you have dispalyport (like the Surface) just use a passive adapter. If you have native HDMI, then boom - $5 cable later and you’re rocking and rolling. If you’re connecting an older phone or tablet, MHL might be an option for you (Micro USB to HDMI w/ charging), but for most of us, connecting a phone is limited to what the app can do over wireless. MHL was cool, back in 2012, but it’s a token feature in 2018, with most manufacturers leaving it behind. VGA is laughable in 2018. Only the oldest of road warriors w/ their ancient Thinkpads will want to use this. Composite is by far the oldest, but I welcome it’s inclusion in this era of digital, if only for a last ditch connection from DVD players, retro gaming consoles, etc. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy after all. There is a built in speaker that can use sound from all the inputs. I won’t go into details, but it sounds ok for its intended audience (business room, presentation short clips, or sound effects), but obviously I wouldn’t want to watch a movie with it. Unfortunately there is no audio output, which is common on this variant of Epson. While the Epson sports great core credentials and capabilities, the wireless options on this model are less than ideal. Features like dual projection (two inputs at the same time) are interesting if less than useful with a 1280x800 native resolution. Using HDMI though, this projector is a great business projector with plenty of brightness and vivid color. The size is great, and the included case makes this an easy travel companion. Epson’s general build quality and engineering make this a safe bet for travel, and I’d recommend it for on the road use (and connecting via wired). In an office setting I’d spring for the next model up (EX9220), or use a AppleTV/Microsoft Wireless display adapter/Chromecast depending on what your business culture supports.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performance with excellent features

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    Drj5j
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    I do not have a lot of experience with personal projection systems. At work I always depended on the projectors provided in my classrooms, and at conferences I used the projectors that have been set up. But recently I have become interested in giving my own presentations (primarily based on PowerPoint), so I found that I needed my own projector. For the past month I borrowed a colleague's aging InFocus projector, which I found adequate. But it was so old that it not have an HDMI connection, so I had to buy a special adapter for my laptop to connect a VGA cable to my laptop's USB C/Thunderbolt port. It was time to get my own projector. After perusing reviews of the features and performance of projectors under $1,000, I decided that Epson seemed to make the best projectors in this price range. So when I had an opportunity to acquire the Epson Pro EX7260 in exchange for a review, I jumped at the chance. After interacting with the projector for awhile, I have concluded that I would be willing to pay full price for this excellent model. Its performance, features, and ease of use are outstanding. I discovered upon opening the box and reading the Quick Setup directions, I learned that the projector came with a CD. The purpose of the CD is to register the product and provide links to the product support page, optional software, and support manuals. I found it somewhat amusing that Epson provided a CD that directs you to the Web instead of installing software and manuals from the CD, but this does insure that everything is up to date. The Quick Setup directions also provide a simple URL for these things, but I decided to use the CD for fun, and was able to register and download everything without any problems. I decided to first test the projector without installing the additional software to see how well it worked on its own, in case someone who did not have the extra software wanted to borrow my projector. Setup with a cable was extremely simple. I tried an HDMI connection first. After connecting the cable and powering on the projector, a connection was immediately established. One can switch sources with the provided remote control if need be, but that was not necessary with one cable connection. The image from my PowerPoint was immediately projected. I was expecting a better-quality image than what I had obtained with the old InFocus projector, but I was not prepared for how much better the image quality was. I think I actually gasped out loud. With daylight pouring through my windows and my ceiling lights on, the image on my wall was huge, bright, and crystal-clear. (Well, crystal clear after a slight adjustment with the focus ring.) I purposely set the projector slightly off from square, head-on to test the keystone slider corrector, and the corrector worked perfectly. Next I decided to add a VGA connection while keeping the HDMI connection in place. The interesting result of having two connectors was that one connection displayed my PowerPoint presentation, and switching to the other connection with my remote control brought up my laptop's desktop. I am not sure whether this is an intentional feature or not, but it seems that one might be able to run two different apps on a Windows 10 machine and switch back and forth between them if you have two cables connected to the projector. Next I decided to test the wireless features of the projector. There are two wireless connection modes, quick and advanced. Quick is for a direct connection between a device and the projector, while advanced allows you to connect the projector to a wireless network. I tried quick first. Navigating through the projector's menu system with the remote, I placed the projector into quick network mode, which allowed it to be seen in the wireless settings of my laptop. I connected easily and experienced the freedom of projecting from my laptop without any cables tethering me to the projector. Next, I followed the instructions for connecting my Android-based Samsung mobile phone to the projector. I was instructed to first install the Epson iProjection app on my phone. Then I pressed the LAN button on the remote control, which projected a QR code on the wall. After several tries, I was able to read the QR code with my phone's QR code reader. (If you don't do this fast enough, the projector stops projecting the QR code and you have to try again.) After connecting my phone to the projector, I found I could do two basic things from the app's menu. I could turn the phone into a remote for the projector, or I could choose to project certain categories of images from my phone (photos, PDFs, Web pages, camera). Except that you cannot really project live Web pages in quick mode because the phone is connected wirelessly to the projector rather than your network. There is also an option to project whatever is on your phone screen. The first time I tried this, the iProjection app would not continue and I had to cancel the request. However, the next day I tried again and it worked fine. Finally, I connected the projector to my home wireless network through advanced mode. This took a few steps but was not difficult. I could imagine setting up the projector in someone else's network if need be, as it would take only a few minutes. The advantage of having the projector on a wireless network is that you can connect to it while maintaining an Internet connection for your device, allowing you to project Web pages. I was able to do this without problems. However, I found that I needed the extra Epson iProjection app for this connection. The instructions present an alternative for screen mirroring without the Epson app through Miracast, but the screen mirroring instructions seemed to be missing in the Network menu of the projector. I would recommend installing the iProjection app for an easy connection to the projector. I had a preconceived idea that image quality would be the best with a direct HDMI cable connection. But I honestly did not see much difference in image quality between HDMI cable, VGA cable, and wireless connections. All were excellent. I was able to project videos with great clarity by any of these means. The sound quality of the projector is nothing to write home about, but it is fine. Although I anticipate connecting mostly my laptop to the projector, I wanted to test one more special feature, the projector's ability to project files from a USB drive. So I placed some jpg images, and HTML file, a PDF, and a PowerPoint on a portable USB drive to see what the projector would recognize. It turned out that it saw only the jpg files, and it was able to do a nice slideshow of those images. But if you want to project anything except images, it looks like you'll need a laptop or other device. There is a way to turn the projector remote control into a mouse by joining the laptop and projector with a USB cable, but I think I will stick to my Bluetooth mouse and use the remote only as a remote. All in all, the Epson Pro EX7260 Projector performs well, projecting good-quality images and acceptable sound from a flexible array of connection methods and devices. I can certainly recommend it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for presentations, easy to setup and use

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    Goncho
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    Summary: the EX7260 projector works great for presentations, provides a very bright image, it is convenient to carry and connect from multiple devices. I connected using PC-USB, VGA and Wireless (I hadn’t tried HDMI nor S-Video by the time I was submitting this review). Setting up the connections were not difficult at all, only the wireless was a little elaborate but nothing someone with some knowledge of technology wouldn’t have accomplished if reading the manual and going online. Video is superb at 720p using the VGA connector with a computer. However, video over wireless and/or PC connection leaves a lot to be desired, there are missing frames which makes it unbearable to watch any video at all. Audio from the device in wireless mode is not bad and very handy when the laptop/source is faraway. As advertised, it is not really suitable for projecting high definition video/images. Best use: (Powerpoint) presentations for education/business purposes and 720p videos. I had it setup for a small class presentation, very, very handy, everyone was able to have a better class experience. Connecting source to the projector from a Windows laptop/PC: - VGA: I used an old Lenovo laptop with Windows8, connection went effortlessly. When presenting Powerpoint the presentation came directly on the projector while the laptop screen had a preview of what was being presented (see the images with the brain in the Wireless and VGA pic). - USB-PC: on a Windows10 laptop, I had to navigate from “My computer” to the Projector (added as an additional storage device), from where I could open the and install the drivers to display on the projector with the laptop connected (see the Initial Setup pic). - Wireless: I did the advance setup to connect to my home protected network following the instructions that came in the quick-setup guide. Then I proceeded to download the software for Windows from https://epson.com/Support/Projectors/EX-Series/Epson-Pro-EX7260/s/SPT_V11H845020 (Epson iProjection v2.21 and Epson Projector Management Utility v5.10). Installed the software, launched it and then it was just a matter of picking the device from the list (only one device listed of course) and be the moderator. Easy to control and to start/stop projecting (see image). The wireless feature allows multiple computers to be able to project without changing/switching cables, very handy. Note: I didn’t project using any android/iphone, all I did was using Windows laptops (win8 and win10). Other notes: - (pro) Startup/Shutdown times very fast (comparing to some other projectors I’ve seen in action). - (pro) Daylight projection is very good. The image is still bright enough to see with no issues. - (con) On second thought, higher video/image quality/resolution would have been better. - (con) Something minor but worth mentioning, the projector case/bag that comes included looks so cheap it is a shame it comes with this otherwise nice projector. So far, I am very happy with the device. I still need to use it with the other two remaining input sources (hope video quality/frame-rate doesn’t suffer). I also plan on carrying presentations outside, during the day and at night (just need to figure out the power source).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was pleasantly surprised at this projector

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    As someone who travels and puts on powerpoint presentations, one of the things I've become accustomed to is having to use different projectors as I haven't had one of my own. So, it was nice to see that this addresses many of those shortcomings. This package comes with a VGA cable, a USB cable, power cable, remote control, and best of all a carry bag. I was so happy to see a carry bag being included. This projector has an HDMI connection, but you do need your own cable. It also has a video and audio connections using standard RCA connectors and these are for basic single cable video (pre-component cables). If all of this wasn't enough, there is WIFI onboard of the projector as well. This projector is very bright. I was able to do a presentation with full fluorescent lights on and could still the screen. The resolution is such that you can be quite a ways from the screen and still see a decent image without all the blurriness or pixels you have seen on some other projectors. There are a boatload of menu changes you can make, including configuring wireless. Changing the color temperature is very helpful, you will realize that this can affect your audience if too cold or too warm in color. I am so glad to have this to do my presentations with. Because it is lightweight (only 5 1/2 pounds) I won't have a problem carrying this with my daily computer bag when going on appointments or to meetings. Oh yes, if you have a smartphone, you can scan the QR code and get connected to the presentation with little to no drama. It says 6000-10000 hours of lamp life, which is pretty spectacular for a lamp. You would not get such great performance from any other type of light source, I am sure. The fan is able to keep the unit cool, while not being so loud as to distract from the presentation. The speaker is loud enough to use for most presentations as well. Lastly I will tell you that this projector has something cool that helps it get the best possible picture based on angle....it gets you a perfect rectangle as per the documentation - it's called manual keystone correction. I cannot say enough good stuff about this projector - it is truly amazing and if you don't like it, Best Buy has a great return policy. I am confident if you give it a try, you'll appreciate it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, bright, sharp picture, but loud

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    We use projectors at work a lot for mediation presentations. We show a variety of information, from PowerPoints, to PDFs, to videos all in the same presentation. Sometimes these are in our office, but often we take our equipment elsewhere. We were using a large projector and that was bulky and heavy. The first thing I noticed about this Epson projector was the weight (very light) and the fact that it comes with a carrying bag. I would have taken it without the bag, but man is it convenient for travel. NOTE: the bag doesn't offer a great deal of protection, so don't throw it around. In addition to the bag, you also get a VGA cable, power cable, USB cable and remote. Missing is an HDMI cable, but luckily they're pretty ubiquitous nowadays so you likely have an extra laying around. Set up is pretty simple. There aren't too many ports in the back, simple composite inputs (red yellow and white plugs), HDMI, VGA, USB A and B, and power input. Simple plug the power in, tap the power button twice and off you go. This projector is advertised as 720p, but that's with a VGA cable. Using a HDMI cable gets you 1080p picture. I plug the HDMI cable from the projector directly into my computer. Once the computer is plugged in and the power is on, it's time to adjust the picture. The zoom on the lens (or throw) is pretty good. The picture can extend out to 320 inches which is pretty large.I doubt you'll need anything that big, but it's nice to have. The picture is EXTREMELY bright and colorful. When I plugged my computer in, the desktop really popped.I was very impressed. I ran through some documents and videos and it was gorgeous. No complaints on that front. As with ANY projector, you'll want an alternative source for sound. While it's nice to have a speaker built in, in case you ever forget speakers, you don't want to use it unless you absolutely have to. One thing I noticed though, this thing was loud and got really hot. When playing videos you can't hear the projector, but when showing still pictures in a quiet room, I found it to be distracting. Obviously all projectors make some noise, but this seemed a little too loud for me. Not a deal breaker since you get over the noise, but it was a little concerning at first. This projector has additional features, which on paper sound good, but are lacking in execution. You can project images directly from your phone or computer. But there are a lot of hoops to jump through. It's not as simple as casting a screen on Chromecast or Mirroring on AppleTV. On my Android phone I had to download the Epson Projection app, then scan a QR code. But then it wouldn't work. After a number of tries it finally worked. From there, you have to control what you want to project through the app. So if you want to project a document fromyour phone, or picture, you have to navigate to it from your phone. There was a way to straight mirror your phone, but it was difficult to find and hard to explain. I hit a button and then a prompt showed up on my phone saying the whole screen would be mirrored. I watched a movie and scrolled through my phone, and while it worked admirably when I got it working, it was a hassle. And I don't want an additional app on my phone. Projecting directly to the projector from a computer was even worse. I had to navigate the network settings on the projector, learned that you needed to turn the password off (the projector essentially creates an unsecured WiFi network) and then I could connect. Oh, I forgot that you have to download an extension on your Chrome browser, download Epson Projection software, and enter in the IP address of the projector (which you have to find on the projection settings). Yeah, it was a pain. When it does work, I'm left connected to the projector with no internet. So your stuck with what's stored locally on your computer and the picture was very grainy. When connecting to your phone and computer, I was able to stream both screens to the projector at once, but I personally can't come up with a time when I would need that functionality. All in all, the networking features simply weren't worth the hassle. At the end of the day, you have a light travel friendly projector that can produce a large, bright and colorful picture, which is an absolutely necessity for anyone needing projector. While the network features were blah (even though they sound cool) what really matters is the picture quality. Just remember it runs loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Business Presentation Projector

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    This Epson projector is a great presentation projector, and is also a capable video projector. It is capable in any role from the solo visiting presenter to enterprise class presentations. While it's not really a home theater projector, it's no slouch in that role either. It offers multiple methods to display content using a computer, smartphone, or memory stick as a source device. What's in the Box: A remote that doubles as a wireless mouse (with batteries) power cord soft carrying case USB (A to B) cable VGA cable CDRom with docs and installables Quickstart guide An HDMI cable and a USB-C adapter would have been nice. And since many modern laptops don't have a dvd drive, a usb stick instead of a cdrom would be nice. The image quality is absolutely first rate. The image is very bright, sharp, with deep, saturated colors. Projection in a conference room with the lights on was perfectly acceptable. There is an 'eco' setting which reduces the brightness, which worked well in smaller or darkened conference rooms. The menu system is very easy to navigate and very intuitive. The buttons on the projector are double duty, depending on whether you're navigating a setup/configuration menu or presenting, which minimizes the clutter. Or you can use the remote. The remote can double as a wireless mouse during presentations (NOTE: I'm a PC guy and this is a PC thing). Wired connections are HDMI, VGA, Discrete A/V, and USB-B. The USB-B uses a proprietary Epson display driver (Mac&PC) so that they can control the projector from the computer and drive the display. This is a one time driver thing. There is a wireless option which is actually pretty cool. The projector can act like a local access point for 'quick' connections, or it can join an existing wireless network. This will significantly reduce the setup fumbling time for those multi-presenter presentations. This works with computers and smartphones. One really nice feature is the ability to plug in a memory stick with jpegs or avi's and play them directly. No computer required. If you're simply presenting pictures, like a travelog, memorial, or simply a photo-share, this makes it really easy. The photos can be advanced on demand or by timer. The fan is pretty quiet, and the projector doesn't put out a lot of heat. The built in speaker is adequate for speech presentation, but that's about it. In terms of portability, size, connectivity, and of course presentation quality, this projector will be hard to beat. It scales very well in uses from small single presenters to multi presenter (and even multi location presenter) applications. Good job Epson! Recommended!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Office Projector-Bright Picture-Limited WiFi

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    If you don’t want to pay for the more expensive 1080p Full HD model, and are content with a 720p HD model, than this projector is excellent. The brightness and colors are very similar to the more expensive models. The main difference is the higher resolution and additional wireless connection features between this and the more expensive models. However, if your main intention is to use this projector within the office, it will display all types of documents, presentations, and videos in outstanding visual quality. Even though the native resolution is 1280 x 800 (WXGA), it can display all types of resolutions. Meaning, if your input source is a computer with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, the projector will auto-adjust the resolution and project your computer’s screen exactly how you see it on the computer. The same holds true for movies being played through a HDMI source, or images being projected from your phone to the projector. In reference to the latter point, Epson built a nice feature into its wireless direct connection process. The simplest way to connect wirelessly to the projector is to press the LAN button on the projector to display a very large QR Code on the screen/wall. Then you download their iProjector App on your Andriod or iPhone, and use the app to scan the projected QR Code. A wireless connection is automatically made between your phone and the projector. However, there are some limitations to the wireless direct connection process. Since your phone/device is using its WiFi connection to communicate with the projector, you won’t be able to connect to the internet if you depend on the phone’s WiFi for internet access. But if you are using your cellular’s data connection for internet, you will be able to simultaneously use the internet and wirelessly connect to the projector. Another similar limitation involves connecting your computer using the direct connection feature. If you activate the direct connection feature on the projector, then connect your laptop directly to the projector, you won’t be able to connect to the internet using your laptop’s WiFi connection. In order to maintain an internet connection, the projector will need to join your office’s local network. This usually involves having IT connect it for you and enter the wireless password/key. It’s a standard process, and the benefits are you’ll be able to see the projector on your network and connect to it wirelessly while maintaining a connection to the internet. One final though about wirelessly connecting through your office’s Local Area Network (LAN). The connection is not that fast. Essentially, don’t plan on playing movies using this method of connection. The bandwidth is not very high, and the video will not be smooth. If that is your intention anyways, a direct cable connection is always your best option. However, if your projecting standard work material, such as documents and slides, the wireless projection works perfectly. Overall, this projector is very capable of providing a great display. Epson’s 3LCD technology produces exceptionally bright images and good color. Other perks include the ability to project multiple sources at once, and easy adjustments for focus and image size. I also own the compact version of this model. The smaller model costs more because it’s lighter and not as tall (about 1.5 inches versus this units 3.5 inches), but this model is still compact enough to carry around in the provided carrying case. If you don’t think you’ll be affected by some of the projector’s limitations, then this model will not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Projector Portability at its Best!

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    Trobadour
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    ---SETUP--- The setup for the Epson Pro EX7260 was quick and easy. After opening the box, you see that it comes with 3 cables: the power cable, a USB to firewire cable, and a VGA cable, but I prefered using an HDMI cable which I already had. I tested all cables regardless and they all provide a stunning image for presentations. You only need to have 2 cables connected, the power cable and your choice for display from the aforementioned cables. ---FEATURES--- The key feature for this projector is its portability and its auto sync ability. Opening the box, you discover that the projector is comfortably stored in an included messenger-like looking bag with a strap. The bag comes with a side storage pocket to include cables and the remote wherever you take it. After plugging in and turning on the projector, I noticed that it identified the location of the projector screen and the keystone (determines how close to a rectangle the image will look) auto adjusted itself. That's a wonderful feature if you plan on traveling with this projector and have to set it up at different locations constantly. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this projector is great. I took this to my classroom and it performs better than the projector my classroom has. The image only goes as high as HD720P, but that’s still a very clear image and perfect for presentations and home movies. The projector only gets loud if you are close to it, but it’s not noticeable if you are playing audio, are speaking during your presentation, or away from the projector. The projector’s audio is just ok, but I would use an alternate source for audio. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. This is meant for presentations, so I can’t judge it compared to 1080P projectors or higher. Movies still look stunning, though, but keep in mind that if you’re planning to buy it to watch films your resolution will only be as high as 720P. ---VALUE--- The price for the projector in terms of value depends on how often you plan to use it. If you are planning on traveling with this projector, then definitely invest in it. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for people who gives presentations often where they have to provide their own equipment to present. Teachers, sales departments, and other presenters would greatly appreciate this. Schools who are searching to upgrade projectors or install new ones at new school buildings should look into getting these.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tremendous projector with poorly executed wireless

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    I’ve been wanting a projector for several years now, but I was reluctant on pulling the trigger. Whether it was cost versus functionality, or missing features, there seemed to always be something holding me back. Well, enter the Epson Pro EX7260 – things have changed. Sad to say, I’m a bit of a package guy. Packages make a first impression, and they give me a sense of security about the condition of the product. Epson did a very good job in packaging this product – no rattling and a very tight box feel. The projector was already in its case, package neatly and well secured. The projector comes with a couple of connection cables (USB and VGA), a remote, and a bag. I would have preferred an HDMI cable rather than the USB, but more on that later. Picking up the EX7260, the first thing I noticed was the weight; it’s very light. Although it’s the size of a standard projector, it is very lightweight compared to others I have used. It has the standard button layout and functionality of most projectors, so if you are familiar with using one, you should feel right at home. The remote, however, is a different story. This thing has one of the most elaborate remotes I have ever seen for a projector. It looks like it could operate a television. It’s not just dog and pony show either; it is a very useful remote and should be appreciated. Well, I plugged it in, and I must admit, the first thing I did was go for the wireless connection – should be no need for HDMI with this feature. Yes, the EX7260 has built in wireless, and that feature alone is almost a must have in my opinion, unless… I don’t like the wireless interface. You can only connect to the projector using Epson’s custom software, whether app from your phone’s app store, or a Windows or Mac client downloaded from their support site (they also have a CD included). What made this worse in my opinion, is the fact that the app interface is very limited for the PC. You can’t extend your screen to the projector – only duplicate it. The app has the feeling of an online meeting, where you ‘join’ the projector space to view and participate. While this seems neat, and is more than likely useful in some settings, it doesn’t beat the ability to connect without all the strings attached. You know why wifi and cellular is almost necessary now? Because there is no difference in what you get using it and what you got when you used the same services with wires attached. The best things just work, period (didn’t Steve Jobs kinda prove that). The best wireless connection in my opinion should be as easy as connecting a wire. I feel Epson should allow a Miracast connection – seamless. Sadly, this is not the case, and that hurts my personal user experience a bit. But, alas, you can connect other ways – HDMI, VGA, USB. Doing so is a breeze, as one would expect, and the EX7260 offers split screen functionality for multiple connections – that’s cool. Did I mention the picture? Can you say lumens? This thing is bright! I mean it has to be one of the leaders in visibility and clarity. The first time I turned it on in a well lit room, I felt a ‘WOW’ rise in me. Epson has done an excellent job producing a quality picture that is also stable and responsive. Of course, the normal picture settings are there, along with preset modes. The projector can work upside down, perform rear projection, etc . It is very flexible. The fan is a little loud, but there is an eco-mode. Sure, it doesn’t have the brightness bang, but the clarity is still there. With a quality picture, extensive features, great flexibility, and a light, portable package, the EX7260 is very hard to beat. It has built in wireless, but the execution turns what should be a positive into a negative in my opinion. Not sure if a simple software upgrade could solve this issue, but my recommendation to Epson would be to explore that option.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Business Projector!

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    INITIAL IMPRESSIONS/UNBOXING: Wow this thing comes with a carrying bag! I'm always surprised by electronics when they include nice touches like this, and I appreciate it in this case; of course you're going to be carrying the darn thing places, that's what it's meant for. The unboxing is tidy and a little underwhelming, but then again projectors haven't quite reached smartphone celebrity status. BUILD/CONTROLS/CONNECTIONS: Epson has been making projectors for a long time and you can tell with the care that goes into these products. Plastic surfaces are sleek, rubber feet are nice and tight and don't feel like they're going to fall off. I like the combination of physical and digital controls on this model - a cover over the lens, focus, keystone, all right near the lens itself. Other options buried in menus accessed with smartkeys to keep the number of controls down. LOTS of connection options, I don't have anything anymore that uses S-video or Composite, but it's still there! Only one HDMI is a bummer, but if you're trying to plug in more than one HDMI cable for any length of time, perhaps you should be looking at a slightly less portable model, or youre shopping in business projectors when you really need home theatre. APP: The inclusion of epsons new iProject app and ability to create a wireless connection is a welcome feature. I've been asking for years if someone was going to integrate airplay into a projector and they finally did! It's not the most stable or bug-free connection, but it works for business settings and not gaming. PICTURE/SOUND: Wow, 3,600 lumens is quite a few. The number seems high until you power this thing up in a room lit with banks of flourescent lights, then you'll appreciate every single one of them. The 3 lcd throw goes from extremely short range territory to 30', and a wide picture of 16:10. I noted a max resolution of 1600x1200 and it digested 1080p inputs just fine, but scaled down the 4k display coming from my surface. NO distortion was noted when it did this. The speaker/sound is barely there to play computer startup and error sounds and doesn't do the bright clear picture justice. If you're using ANY audio at all with this projector you're better off using your laptop speakers. With a 10w set of cans shoehorned into this thing, it would score 5 stars from me no problem. OVERALL: Loving the brightness of the picture and the versatility of this projector. The number of connections and the size that they have them down to, without having to pay extra for it, is astounding. The performance advantages of a projector like this would force anyone looking at a pico projector to reconsider for a little bigger machine. This one borders on picture quality and brightness for use in a home theatre, but the speaker falls short, garnering only 4 stars. The addition of built-in wireless connectivity and the included app just up the ante on what you can do with only one device in hand. I would definitely recommend this projector to fellow businesspeople.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Device

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    I've been very pleased with this Epson Pro EX7260 Projector. It's very nice that I can connect so many devices and use it to view created slideshows for my job as well as streaming videos. I think the one issue I did have, minor issue is that I wish the bag was a bit thicker. It's so very thin that I can easily lose everything, the wires and remote control from it opening up when placed quickly on a desk or the ground. However, the projector is so worth its weight! This beauty lights up and illuminates so brightly that I can see every single word from a distance. The maneuver piece that adjusts the lens is super helpful, adjusting to the left or right and clearing up the view as needed. I've only found the projector to be extremely useful and easy to use since it arrived. There isn't any difficult setup and all the wires I need to use it is included. The remote control is in a white color and makes it easy to see the buttons in a dark room while using the projector. Plus, the many buttons are simple enough to switch back to the home page when needed or to choose through the selections in the menu option and the photos or images on the screen. The wires are long enough, which is nice. I don't have to have it extended with an extension cord or place the device on the floor near the outlet to use. Plus, being a wireless device I can easily move it around from location to location, even though it is a bit heavy. Finally, this is a beauty! I am proud to carry this along and share my detailed photos and ideas through the projector. It's very simple to connect with my phone and media devices, as well as my computer. I honestly would recommend this over anything super cheap. Since in the past, I've tried cheap and got what I paid for! “This is a review for the Epson EX7260 Portable Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb business projector!

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    This Epson projector is great and offers multiple ways to connect to it to display content. While this projector is primarily intended for displaying presentations, documents or other material from a computer, phone or tablet it works great for media as well but is a clear winner when it comes to displaying presentations or documents. In the box, is a remote (with batteries), power cord, carry case bag, USB (which offers Video and Audio) and VGA cable which is pretty much all that's needed to get it connected to a computer. That said, I was hoping to see an adapter for some of these newer laptops that use HDMI or mini DisplayPort, but usually those same laptops can also make use of the Wireless capability that this projector offers which is better as it eliminates wires. There is an HDMI port for video and audio. The USB Port offers a number of configuration options for connecting to a computer, recommend checking the manual for your desired configuration/setup. For the image quality and brightness, this projector is bright and displays colors vividly. Wireless connectivity and setup works with easy using the Epson app to get it setup. It can also be connected to your network so that you can project to it via the network as well. The fan is largely quiet but can be heard and is very very quiet when you run the projector in ECO mode which does also offer the benefit of extending the lamp life nearly double and puts off less heat. While the ECO mode does dim the light output some it still works pretty good. The built-in speaker is good for speech type audio like from a presentation, but don't expect home theater quality sound from it. The menus are easy to navigate and the projector is easy to setup/configure either using the remote or the keys on the projector itself. Setup of the screen is super easy so that you can adjust the image output to fit the screen. The only negative thing I could see with this projector is the front leg that is used to adjust the height of the front of the projector which is plastic and could break if the projector were to get bumped with it extended though it did seem sturdy when extended during use. This projector is perfect in terms of portability/size and being able to offer a good number of connectivity options while still being able to output a bright and vivid picture. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this projector to anyone looking for one that's compact that offers a bright and vivid picture for versatile use scenarios in presentations, and sharing content from a computer, phone or tablet. It does work just fine for video if you have presentations that have video, but I would say it's not ideal as a home theater projector (there are others from Epson that are designed for displaying video better). Great projector overall!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Projector, A Little Pricey

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    What's In The Box ----------------- EX7260 projector Power cable Computer cable (VGA) USB cable Soft carrying case Projector remote control Batteries User manual CD Quick Setup Sheet Ports -------- Interfaces: HDMI x 1 Computer / Component video: D-sub 15 pin x 1 S-video: Mini DIN x 1 Composite video: RCA (Yellow) x 1 Audio in: RCA x 1 (White / Red) USB connector Type A x 1: PC-free USB and other Wireless LAN USB connector Type B x 1: USB Plug 'n Play Summary ------- Good Professional grade projector which can double up as your home theater projector for your basement (Audio part of the home theater setup i will explain later) Long version ------------ Epson EX7260 is a great professional projector and it has a very bright and vibrant 3600 Lumens bulb and produces clear pictures and videos. THe video output is 720p. i tried connecting my laptop wirlessly and it works great for streaming directly from computer expecially for presentations wherein you really do not want to be tied up close to the projector and can move freely with your laptop. One Major disadvantage of connecting your PC or phone wirelessly is that, you cannot connect to the internet through the wireless connection.You may be restricted to local content in the PC or phone. Remember that it has only 1 HDMI port, so if you are using it for a Home theater purpose, you should connect it to a AV receiver so that you can output the video on to this projector and use your home theater speakers for outputting the sound because the volume that comes out of the tiny speaker in the projector may not be satisfying. Actually that is the case with any projector, you need to connect it to a AV receiver to get good audio. It has a MHL Feature (Similar to chromecast, but wired) , you can connect to the projector through the USB port. Portability - its very might and comes with a case, so you can take it along with you for your presentations. which is a plus Suggested Improvements ----------------------- Can we get an optical out from the projector so that you can connect your soundbar to this projector?

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