The Epson VS240 3000 Lumen SVGA 3LCD Business Projector
After the last Ghostbusters movie, I decided I was going to buy a home cinema.
I love watching TV in bed after work, but there were a lot of times when I just wanted to have a bigger picture on my wall while watching a movie.
My wife and I both work, and at the end of the week, we just want to spend the time we have together in the most relaxing setting possible. So I spoke to my wife about making a larger purchase, and we agreed that a projector of some sort might work better than several large LCD screens.
On the recommendation of my boss, I paid a visit to B H Photo, the super knowledgeable salesmen there suggested that I buy the Epson VS240 3000 Lumen SVGA 3LCD Business Projector. This is my first projector, and so far, it’s been a very positive experience.
The Epson VS240 has a 3000-lumen bulb with up to 10,000 hours of Eco Mode lamp life. It’s only eight pounds, so if I need to move it around my living room, it’s no big deal. It has a one-touch instant off button, and can also go into sleep mode to conserve energy. The projector is HDMI compatible for digital and audio, and the image you see projected on your wall will have an 800 x 600 SVGA native resolution.
Now when I watch movies and sports in my living room, it feels like I’m in the theater or at the game. And, what’s even better? It’s a lot it’s quieter and a lot cheaper than movie and game tickets. Once the projector is set up, it’s very easy to use. It comes with a remote, so you never have to leave the couch unless it’s for popcorn or to answer Nature’s call.
The Epson VS240 also has a very quiet fan and a built-in 2W mono speaker in the back that is very clear and cancels the noise that the machine makes. There is a heat vent on one side that occasionally gets warm, but so far, it’s never really gotten hot. When you want to turn the projector on, you can use the remote, but there’s also a switch on top of the projector- a good option for those times when you can’t seem to find the remote anywhere.
On the back of the projector, there are ports for the power, audio, USB-A, USB-B, Computer, and HDMI connections. On top, there’s the AV/Mute slide for over the projector, which is a way to toggle the focus, the power on button, directional buttons to adjust the screen, and a lamp and temperature indicator in case the projector is overheating.
I had never owned a projector before this one, so I had a lot of questions. The BH Photo live chat agents were very, very helpful and walked me through how to set up the projector, connect it to my laptop, and make it work for me. Sometimes we do PowerPoint presentations at my job, live chat even showed me how to set up the projector to practice those at home too!
I found that the projector’s professional applications were also really stunning. So now instead of losing a hundred dollars at the movies every month, my wife and I either find a good DVD or something streaming through iTunes. It’s been really great. Thanks, B&H!