The following Epson Pro EX9220 review is going to prove why the projector is advertised as an office device fit for presentations and sessions. It has high brightness parameters producing the balanced vivid image in different illuminated rooms. The screen can be unfolded to a large scale enabling a good view even in the vast halls and auditoriums. The picture has good detail drawing and saturated colors.
The relatively small contrast ratio and the absence of 3D support, however, prevent this model from entering the “home theater” category. The device has multiple adjustment options and has the middle size and weight. Its connectivity fits the majority of the modern AV gear, PC, and mobile devices.
The Epson Pro EX9220 doesn’t differ from other Epson projectors by its shape but features the matte black finish. The semi-circle of the lens is located in the square window, slightly off-centered on the front panel. The rest of the panel is smooth, except for the curved ventilation grill on the left.
The top panel has the textured surface and houses the navigation keypad, focus and zoom rings, keystone regulator. On the back, there are two HDMIs, two USB ports, dual audio and a single video connection, and the speaker. The device stands on five feet, the central one is adjustable. The unit is compact having an 11.9-inch width, 9.9-inch depth, and 3.6-inch height but weighs 6.2 lbs.
Browsing the specs in the Epson EX9220 manual, one can see it’s a 3LCD projector with the WUXGA resolution (1920x1200) reproducing the image within 2.3 million pixels. The screen ratio makes 16:10 while 16:9 and 4:3 options are also supported. The screen size varies from 30 to 300 inches, and the throw distance makes 3 – 30ft for the balanced image.
The device is fitted with 1.2x zoom, automatic vertical regulation of the keystone, and the manual horizontal one. The speaker works in the mono mode and has the 2W capacity. The fan noise ranges from 28 dB to 37 dB.
The color gamut counts 1.07 billion colors, with the maximum contrast reaching the ratio of 15,000:1. The Epson Pro EX9220 lamp output makes 3,600 lumens for white and colors, and the lamp life is estimated as 6,000 hours with the extension up to 10,000 hours in the Economy mode.
Connections include the HDMI (one port is MHL-functional), USB type-A (including wireless LAN option) and type-B, RCA audio and video inputs. The device supports Miracast for wireless screen sharing and setup via the QR-code.
The picture of the Epson EX9220 is very bright and easily read in any environment. It has good clarity, especially for texts and graphs. Still, the color mapping, though accurate, cannot be cold cinematic. The shades lack the depth of contrast and texture appreciated in the movie watching. Still, there are no halos or rainbow effects, and the image is produced with a lot of detail.
The WUXGA resolution results in the full computer display mirroring without cutoffs or stretched images. It also works well for Full HD movies. Zooming preserves the detail and, together with the keystone correction provides for various mounting positions (tabletop, ceiling) except for the cabinet placement. The latter hushes up the sound output, which is enough for a small room but too weak for a middle-sized one. The external audio device can be connected through the HDMI port only. The device works well with the wireless options: Fire Stick, Chromecast dongles, wireless LAN, Miracast.