Buyer’s guide: the great all-rounder

Projectors are great for enlivening or clarifying a meeting, speech or presentation, in the office or in educational and training environments, as well as providing a home cinema experience for movies, sports and gaming. The technology behind them advances constantly. Stephen Errity rounded up some of the latest from the big players

Epson EB-X49

Epson EB-X49

Star buy

Price: €555

Epson promises strong performance in a versatile package from the EB-X49, with key attributes including a long lamp life and minimal maintenance. Screen sizes up to 300 inches can be catered for, while the device’s 3,600-lumen performance combines with a high contrast ratio of 16,000:1 to offer great visual performance, even in well lit rooms.

Claimed lamp life in Eco mode is 12,000 hours, while automatic vertical and manual ...