EX51 Multimedia Projector
Disappointed with quality
Purchased this projector for an organization I'm a member of. It's 2 years old and has been used 3 times for 4-5 hours each (max 20 hours). Had been very happy with the projector quality and ease of use.
UNTIL I went to use it again last week and the projector had flashing red lights and wouldn't turn on properly. Trouble shooting manual and customer support person said the fan sensor had gone bad. I was unable to use the projector. The nearest Epson service location is 500 miles away and there was no possible way to get it fixed in time.
Needless to say I had to find an alternatate projector for my event and I'm very disappointed in the life quality of the product and the location of service locations. I knew the bulb would eventually burn out but based on the use of this machine the fan sensor shouldn't have gone bad and I still have no idea how much it will cost to fix the problem. Not looking forward to it.
March 13, 2012
Display Not Sharp Enough-You get what you pay for
I replaced my old InFocus projector with this Epson projector. After reviewing the specs, they looked comparable. However, after using this Epson projector I have found that it will not focus as sharply as my previous projector did, which is a big downfall. The resolution just isn't crisp, and thus no matter what I do to it, I cannot get the display sharp enough to read most text items clearly. We tend to project Excel documents and other things that require sharp detail in order to be legible. This projector makes it quite difficult to read small numbers or text, like on an Excel spreadsheet or a web page.
As for displaying PowerPoint or videos, it tends to project ok, because the resolution is not as important on these type of items. Also, the USB cord installs the software easily on Windows XP systems, and then all you have to do is plug in the USB cord at any time to change your monitor over to the projector - much better than using the blue, dual monitor cords.
However, if you have a newer version of Windows, as I have now with Windows 7, you have to go to the Epson download site to get the correct driver. The cord will not do the automatic install on Windows 7 like it does for XP. It is also not as easy to use on a MAC. MACs require the monitor cable to be used, instead of being able to use the USB cable.
Summary: I paid half as much for this projector as I did for the InFocus, and it is clear (or not clear, lol) that you get what you pay for. If you need sharp, crisp resolution then this is NOT the projector you want to choose.
November 16, 2011
My First Hands on Operation of EX51 Mult Projector
The first time operation of this Multimedia Projector was like magic as everything came on very easy. The instructions given in the operation manual were so straight to the point and exact. It did not take time setting up the entire equipment and operating it with precision. The quality of the images projected was good and sharp. The adjustment provided further gave allowance for better quality. The stand, though fragile in look provided a good support to the projector as well as giving it a good raise for better projection to a desired suitable height. I am a very proud owner of this EX51 Multimedia Projector and hopes it serves my purpose for acquiring it.
September 28, 2011
Love this projector. It is bright, very easy set-up, and user friendly. Highly recommend this unit.
June 8, 2011
The EX-51 is very easy to setup and use. Most of the adjustments are automatic yet you can still tweek them if you need. The projector auto detects the signal and changes the picture and resolution accordingly. I am currently showing just on a blank wall and the picture is great. At 100" if you sit in front of the projector it is too close and you see some screening effect, but 2 feet behind the projector and the effect is gone. So thats roughly 14 feet from the screen/wall. The 720p picture is amazing even without a screen. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference but I was very wrong.
My only issue is the lack of video inputs. 1HDMi, 1 composite and 1 s-video. I am having to plug and unplug devices, cable to blue-ray or different gaming consoles. But I believe most projectors are this way.
This is my first run with a video projector and I am loving it!!
March 31, 2011
This projector works great on my PC but won't project any images from my Mac. Anyone know why?
The images are clear, the projector doesn't get hot , its light and easy to use.
March 29, 2011
EX51 Multimedia Projector
I have been using the EX51 for 3 months now and it is my primary display. I use it with a PC with Windows 7 Media Center using an HDMI cable. I have an 11 foot screen at 1400x1050. The manual zoom and focus are great.
I use the projector in eco mode and have no problem even with sun light directly on the screen. Very quiet in eco mode. The lamp has one of the longest life spans and low replacement price.
Just a great projector!
March 25, 2011
well designed I would deffinitey reconmend this product to every one i know better then a plasma and way cheaper for the bigger picture
February 21, 2011
worked great but now its not.just bought in june of last year
February 13, 2011
This projector is really good. The only thing is that the sound is weak and the fan overpowered the sound. Overall, it is great!
January 11, 2011