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LCD is for data, DLP for movies. It's that simple. At least it used to be. The EH-TW3200 entry-level 1080p projector from Epson has a few multimedia chops that are unrecognisable from LCD projectors of just a few years ago. The most immediate and obvious upgrade involves colour rendering. Boot the Epson EH-TW3200 into the Windows desktop and you'll be treated to rich, vivid and decidedly unwonky colours. That's significant, because it wasn't that long ago that you could pick an LCD projector in picoseconds purely on the basis of its slightly sludgy colours. Spool up a movie and the TW3200 keeps delivering the goods, too. Outright black levels are decent by any metric and there's plenty of contrast between bright and dark objects. Our bright-scene 1080p test clip looks simply spectacular. At 1,800 lumens, the TW3200 is plenty bright enough, too, even if there are brighter units on test. Epson has also seen fit to give it decent optics that maintain focus when you adjust the image size. Likewise, the 1.34 to 2.87:1 throw ratio means you can generate a reasonably large image even in a smallish room.
According to Epson, the EH-TW3200 projector is designed for big-screen gaming and home cinema use. Epson also claims it can be used in full daylight thanks to its ultra-high-brightness bulb! This projector's design and its general handling are very similar to Epson's EH-TW2900, EH-TW3800 and EH-TW5500 models. Rather than repeating ourselves, we'll therefore refer you to these two reviews for more information on the product's design. The main problem with Epson projectors is their size, as unlike DLP projectors, LCD models tend to be more bulky. It's therefore difficult to imagine chucking it in your bag and taking it round your mate's house for an impromptu gaming session. We found that a certain amount of progress had been made since the manufacturer's entry-level model, the TW2900. Although the graph below doesn't really show the effect of this improvement, it's definitely noticeable. The black loses depth but gains blackness. With the EH-TW2900, black shades had a slight purple tinge, which has thankfully been corrected here.