Epson Home Cinema 2250 Projector Review

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Epson Home Cinema 2250 Projector Review


A large portion of a quality home theater experience not only entails the auditory portion but the visual as well.

It’s that combination of great sound and an incredible picture quality that really elevates the overall mood in the room.

So with that, today I wanted to talk about a projector that does exactly that.

This is the Epson Home Cinema 2250 projector review, a look at a projector that I feel is absolutely fantastic for what it does.

Let’s get into it!

 

Appearance / Unboxing

 

Features

 

Specifications

 

Setup & Install Process

 

Navigation Of The Menus

 

Picture Quality

 

Gaming Performance

 

Likes

 

Dislikes

 

Final Thoughts

 

 

 

 

Appearance / Unboxing


Epson Home Cinema 2250 Projector

 

So the box that it comes in is pretty standard — made of cardboard with the only real differentiating thing being the picture of the projector on the front.

Upon opening the box, you’re greeted with a quick start guide, 2 remote controls, (with batteries!) the power cable, and of course the projector itself which is housed in protective styrofoam on both sides.

When taking the projector out the box, what you may or may not notice is its slight increase in heft over its predecessor.

Not to say that it’s particularly heavy, but you can tell from the way it feels that it’s premium which is definitely nice.

It’s really the one thing that’s actually slightly distinguishable immediately vs it’s younger brother, the Epson 2150; as that one was just a tad lighter than the 2250.

When it comes to looks though, I’d say it’s a pretty average looking projector — with a large lens on the front and fan vents on the side for air flow and breathability.

The material it’s made of feels like a matte plastic and since it’s in all white, you won’t have to worry about finger prints which is definitely appreciated.

Overall not too much to say about it’s appearance other than it looks good but those looking for sublety probably won’t find that here since it’s pretty noticeable in the average room.

 

Features


The features of the Epson 2250 are as follows:

 

 Built In Android TV


Access to all your favorite streaming services like HBO, Hulu, YouTube, etc. without the need for an external streaming media player. Also includes the ability to voice search and has Google Assistant built in.

 

3LCD Technology


3 LCD Technology displays 100 percent of the RGB color signal for every frame. This gives you precise color accuracy without the color brightness or banding issues that are common with other technologies.

 

Extremely Bright


With 2700 lumens of color and white brightness, you get an incredibly vibrant picture that’s bright enough to be used in rooms with lots of sunlight.

 

Built-In 10 Watt Speaker


A built in 10 Watt Speaker which is helpful for those without dedicated sound systems.

 

Built-In Vertical Lens Shift


Built in vertical lens shift allows you to change the vertical position of the image without having to physically move the projector up or down.

 

Easy Set Up


Made for easy setup right out of the box.

 

Image Enhancement & Frame Interpolation


Image enhancement & frame interpolation allows the 2250 to display stunningly smooth images.

 

High Contrast Ratio For A More Realistic Picture


A contrast ratio of 70,000:1 provides for much better black levels and a realistic image.

 

HDMI Support


There’s support for HDMI connections with an HDMI port on the back, a MP3 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB 2.0 (Micro-USB) Service Input.

 

2 Year Limited Warranty


It also comes with a 2 year limited warranty and helpful technical home support for any questions.

 

 

Specifications


Resolution – Full HD 1080p

Brightness – 2700 Lumens

Contrast Ratio – Up to 70:0001

Optical Zoom – Manual: 1.6x

Projection Size – 34 – 332 inches / 86.4 – 843.3 cm

HDMI Version – 2.0

Keystone Correction – 30 degrees

Ceiling Mountable

Built-In 10 Watt Speaker

Display System – 3-Chip Polysilicon TFT LCD

Display Refresh Rate – 60 Hz

10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)

1.51 to 1.99:1 Throw Ratio

Maximum Throw Distance – 11.1 Feet

Lamp Power – 200 Watts

Expected Lamp Life –
Medium Brightness: 4500 Hours
Low Brightness: 7500 Hours

Operating Temperature – 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)

Power ConsumptionFull Brightness: 310 W
Low Brightness: 236 W
Standby Mode (Lamp Off): 0.3 W

Google Assistant Support

Android TV Operating System

Weight – 8.4 pounds (3.81 kg)

Dimensions – 12.2 x 4.8 x 12.4 inches (31.0 x 12.2 x 31.5 cm) Including Feet

12.4 x 4.2 x 12.0 inches (31.5 x 10.7 x 30.5 cm) Excluding Feet

 

 

Setup & Install Process


Setting up the projector isn’t too difficult and shouldn’t take long luckily if you’re just planning on putting it on a table or something similar.

For ceiling mounting though, there’s quite a bit more work involved admittedly. I’d recommend looking at this if that’s what you’re looking into.

https://thehometheaterdiy.com/how-to-run-power-to-a-ceiling-mounted-projector/

 

Also keep in mind there’s always the option of having it professionally installed for you and there’s usually certain tech stores that can actually handle this process for you as well depending on your location.

For example Bestbuy actually has an option for help with different installations so that may be an option too.

If you’re planning on placing it on a table though, it’s literally just a matter of connecting the power cord to the projector, then connecting the HDMI cable from whatever device you’re connecting it with to the projector.

 

 


So the one thing that I really liked about the Epson 2250 was how straightforward the menus are.

A big gripe that I have with certain displays is that the menus seem really convoluted and take way too many steps just to perform a simple action.

That’s definitely not the case here.

Just looking at the image section for example allows you to adjust simple things like the brightness & contrast to more advanced settings like frame interpolation and power consumption.

You’re even able to change the display modes which I really like.

Then there’s other submenus available like signal and network to get even more customization and info on your current settings.

Another thing that I certainly feel you’ll appreciate is that the menus don’t feel slow either.

Just tapping the settings button and scrolling through feels quick and responsive to every input.

This I think, is the one thing that really goes a long way in aiding to the total user experience.

Everything just works.

Then if you don’t like your current settings you even have the option to factory reset as well.

There’s a bunch more advanced settings too, but I just really wanted to highlight how responsive the menus themselves feel and how much they add to the overall experience.

Menu navigation is certainly made easy here.

 

 

Picture Quality


But what about the picture quality, how good is the picture quality of the Epson 2250 projector?

To be honest, it’s surprisingly crisp. Details in faces and clothing are sharp, and the colors are saturated just like how you’d expect from a traditional display.

The one thing that actually caught me off guard though was just how bright it managed to get even in day light.

Like it can get surprisingly bright which makes for an awesome image in the day time or at night.

The one thing it doesn’t have though is HDR which is definitely missed.

However black levels are still great thanks to its impressive 70,000:1 contrast ratio, providing those inky blacks that give you a realistic looking image.

Color saturation was also really good, and it never felt too overdone or lacking. It was right in the middle, giving enough punch where it needs too, but still remaining realistic and grounded.

I happened to use the cinema mode since I think that gave the most tonally accurate results, but for those of you who like a more dynamic image, the other modes might work better.

Either way, the fact that it gives you this choice in the first place should really give you the ability to get an awesome looking image.

Adjusting the lens was easy, and it allowed me to adjust the image without having to actually move the projector anywhere too.

Plus since this is a projector, you get the added benefit of basically deciding your screen size though keep in mind the bigger you go, the darker the image might become.

However I didn’t notice that until using a projected image that was over 150 inches, which I think is more than enough for the average person and probably something you won’t even notice in normal usage.

The Android TV worked great too, and I had no issues with streaming or anything.

What I did notice though was that the built in speaker didn’t have much in the way of bass or lower midrange, so you might want to use external speakers or a sound bar with this one.

Another thing that I thought was odd was the fact there was only 1 HDMI port.

As someone with a lot of devices, this resulted in me having to constantly switch devices and I ultimately ended up using an HDMI splitter.

For someone who only plans on using 1 device then this should be fine, but anymore than that and you might want a splitter for additional devices.

 

 

Gaming Performance


Gaming performance was also surprising just because of how responsive and good it felt.

Picture quality was superb of course, but it was the input lag (or lack thereof) that was really noticeable.

Now Epson doesn’t give an input lag number for the 2250 like with it’s predecessor the 2150, but it feels very reminiscent nonetheless.

For the 2150 it had an impressive input lag of about 29.2 seconds, and response time on the 2250 doesn’t feel too far off from that.

I noticed when gaming that the time between moving the analog stick & pressing a button and the character on screen performing an action was nearly instant.

It honestly felt like playing on a normal display.

So for those of you interested in gaming with this projector, rest assured that it’ll perform admirably.

 

Likes


  • Incredible picture quality
  • Bright image
  • Deep black levels
  • Low input lag

 

Dislikes


  • No HDR support
  • Built in speaker lacks bass
  • 1080p

 

 

Final Thoughts


Well hopefully you’ve enjoyed this Epson Home Cinema 2250 projector review and now have a better idea on whether this is the right projector for you.

In short, it has great peak brightness, deep blacks, and saturated color that all come together for an awesome picture quality but the lack of additional HDMI ports may be problematic for some.

But if that doesn’t bother you, then this is an awesome projector that I have no issues with recommending.

Epson Home Cinema 2250 Projector

 

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment, and I’ll help you best I can.

Until next time, make it easy, keep it simple. 😉

 

 

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