Epson VS250 review & specs

Epson VS250: Bright Projector with Versatile Connectivity for Office Presentations

Epson VS250

With multiple adjustment options, compact size, bright lamp, and wide compatibility, the Epson - VS250 SVGA 3LCD projector justifies its somewhat premium price tag. The device can work with various electronic gear thanks to the versatile connections panel including the wireless screen mirroring.

The projector represents a balanced picture with accurate colors, while the low resolution might be an issue with the small font texts. The regulation mechanisms include the vertical and horizontal keystone and zoom providing for the precise image at various placement points. The integrated speaker is enough for presentations in the middle-sized rooms but might require the external acoustics in larger space.

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Design

The Epson VS250 SVGA is made in the minimalist style but features some exclusivities as well. The front panel is flat with the curved left part (grilled) and the small rectangular lens window. On the top, there are the navigation buttons and the zoom and focus switches. On the back, the connections ports are lined up neatly, with color-coded RCA ports and enough distance between the ports to handle any type of plug.

The remote control has clear buttons panel with the outlined groups and intuitive navigation. The rear feet of the projector can be regulated to fit any type of surface and ensure a stable position. With the dimensions of 11.90 x 3.20 x 9.20 inches and a weight of 5.3 lbs, the projector is compact and has good portability.

Features

The basic technology of the Epson VS250 is 3LCD, with the bright 3,200-lumen lamp consuming 296W (211W at Eco mode) and lasting for 3,000-4,000 hours. The brightness is equal for white and color performance. The resolution is 800x600 (SVGA type, with 4:3 aspect ratio), with 480,000 active pixels filled with the 24-bit color.

The projector delivers the 50-inch display at 2.5ft and 150 inches at 30ft. It has a 1.35x zoom ratio and has an automatic vertical keystone complemented with the manual horizontal regulation mechanism.

The connectivity includes the single HDMI port, service USB, VGA, RCA inputs for audio and video. The wireless protocol allows screen mirroring from the Android- and Apple powered smartphones and tablets.

According to the Epson VS250 manual, the built-in speaker has 2W power capacity and produces the mono signal. The inner fan has variable loudness from 28 dB to 37 dB at full load.

Performance

The image produced by the Epson VS250 projector is precise and well-aligned. The zoom and keystone correction enables the sharp rectangular display at different positions and distances between the projector and the screen. The color uniformity is quite good for this type of projector, with high a level of depth in blacks and whites. Grays might look a bit muddy in the well-lit room, but the colors retain their saturation.

The device is quick to set up and connect to the laptop, PC, or another gadget. The response is high both for the remote control operation and the screen sharing tasks. The zoom is accurate and preserves the overall contrast and color scheme well.

The sound quality is also important for the Epson VS250 review as the presentation-bound projector. Though the low speaker capacity doesn’t let wind up the volume and fill the large auditory, the signal is clean and balanced. The projection of the heavy video files might make the fan become audible, though not distractive.

Common features

Product

Epson VS250

Model

VS250

Brand

Epson

Rating

4.4 of 5

Reviews

232

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600

Max resolution (resized)

1400 x 1050

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

50 - 150

Projection distance, m/ft

1.5 - 6/3.2 - 19.6

Aspect ratio

4:3

Brightness, lumens

3200

Contrast ratio

15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.45 - 1.96

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Pixel number

480000

Projection system

3LCD

Noise level, dBA

37

Input lag, ms

Power consumption, W

296

Features

Remote control

Mouse functions

HDR

3D

Security

password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Lamp

Lamp type, W

210

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

4000

Connectivity

HDMI

1

VGA input

1

Composite video input (RCA)

1

Audio input (RCA)

1

Audio input (3.5mm)

Audio output (3.5mm)

SPDIF (optical)

Ethernet (RJ45)

MHL

RS232 (DB-9pin)

12V trigger

USB

1

USB (service)

1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2

Sound type

mono

Video compatibility

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

Lens

F-number

1.44

Focal length, mm

16.7

Lens shift

vertical +/- 30%, horizontal +/- 30%

Zoom ratio

1.35x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41

Max, C/F

35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

30.23 x 23.37 x 7.62/11.9 x 9.2 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.40/5.3

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