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Easy to use quality image projectorPosted
First let's say no matter how badly you would like this to be a multi-media projector, it is not. The best use of this machine is for simple presentations. The picture quality is really what sells this unit, bright and crisp. Wired connections are abundant. The standard features for screen control are easily understood. Size makes it a good travel companion and build quality is what I expect from Epson. A minor irritant as with many, the case quality is subpar but will get the job done. The wireless limitations with tech today has me a bit baffled?? The simplest way to connect wirelessly to the projector is to using the LAN button for QR Code to download their projector app Then you download their iProjector App. From there a wireless connection is automatically made between your phone and the projector. However 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. If you have the ability to still utilize your cellular's data connection for internet, you will be able to simultaneously use the internet and wirelessly connect to the projector. A similar limitation involves connecting your computer using the direct connection feature. Using this feature 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. Thank goodness most places I visit have guest networks as this eliminates the problem. The wireless connection lags so if your presentation involves a lot of animation or movies I may look elsewhere. All things considered this is a good business use projector and I would recommend for that purpose.
I would recommend this to a friend
Good Projector, A Little PriceyPosted
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?
I would recommend this to a friend
Great Office Projector-Bright Picture-Limited WiFiPosted
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'll 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 won't 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 won't disappoint.
I would recommend this to a friend
I have been able to test the Android, Chrome OS and Windows functionality of this projector. HDMI - Windows testing was sharp and quick response, no delay whatsoever in the image projecting. Could not test with Chrome OS nor Android due to my hardware limitation. For fun, it works really well with gaming systems. A little bug I ran into, on the Windows side you have to un-mute the speaker for some odd reason. It may be just my install of Windows, but it tripped me up for a few seconds until I went thru the advanced settings of the audio device. @@@@@@@@ Right click Volume in taskbar in lower right, Playback Devices | Right click Epson | Properties | Levels tab. Un-mute it then test the audio to make sure it works. @@@@@@@ Wi-Fi - Direct connect works much quicker than over and established network depending on network speed, access point, etc. The only issue with direct connect is there is no internet access if sharing a document or video stored online. The QR code makes quick connecting easy from a cell phone. USB (A and B) - Both worked surprisingly well. The Epson driver needs to be installed for it to work flawlessly. RCA jacks - I did not test this, I did not have hardware available to test with. Temp - As expected, this will generate a good deal of heat. Brightness - The brightness is very impressive, even in a well lit room, there was no need to turn off the lights. Sound - Pretty decent, but if planning to burn some time watching Netflix, maybe hookup a speaker to your pc/laptop. It works pretty well hooked up to gaming devices as I mentioned. MHL - No device to test this out, need a dongle. Apps - Chrome OS and Android connect over Wi-Fi. It works well, but you would be better served if you can connect directly with a cable. See my comments on Wi-Fi connect earlier. The app does a really nice job as a secondary remote. This is really a fantastic projector with good brightness and sharp color. For the size and its power it is very portable. I would recommend picking up a hard case, just my personal preference. As a side note, make sure you allow it to cool after powering it down. The bag really has very little ventilation, and the projector will stay hot. As I mentioned, it kicks out some pretty impressive heat.
I would recommend this to a friend
Nice, bright, sharp picture, but loudPosted
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