Epson PowerLite S3 LCD Projector review
Great for Presentations
Because the S3 is so light, you can take it anywhere, making it ideal for presenters on the go. The instant off feature lets you turn off the projector and unplug it immediately–then you’re off to your next presentation. Epson 3LCD technology consistently delivers vibrant images and rich color saturation, plus a deep, extensive gray scale for precision detail–even subtle gradations are visible. There’s also a USB port for mouse and keyboard connectivity, as well as an included soft carry case.
Not just for presenters, the S3 shines in the living room, too. Just switch the projector from presentation mode to theater mode, and suddenly, you’ve got an amazing home theater. The S3’s smooth video playback makes onscreen action come alive. It offers a big-screen performance that makes it easy to enjoy DVDs or video games with amazing color and detail. It’s even HDTV-ready, and you can select both traditional and widescreen formats (4:3/16:9). Plus, you can choose the photo mode for viewing digital slideshows. This mode offers black-and-white enhancement levels to view more detail, even in over- and under-exposed images. Finally, game mode enhances darker images, giving you a better gaming experience. The S3’s analog connections include video-RGB, composite video, S-video, component video (via video-RGB), and audio RCA.
Easy Setup and Maintenance
With the included full-featured remote control you can easily switch sources, control presentation functions, and more. Plus, the projector has a five-second startup time to avoid presentation delays and reduce pre-presentation jitters. Color-coded cables make connectivity easy for first-time users. Lastly, 30-degree keystone correction offers greater positioning flexibility without any distortion.
Maintaining the S3 is a breeze, too. Conveniently placed lamp and air filters are designed for easy, affordable changes, even when the projector is ceiling-mounted. A built-in high-speed fan quickly cools the projector, especially in high-altitude locations. The S3 ships with a two-year limited warranty, plus a 90-day lamp warranty for added dependability. During the duration of the two-year limited warranty, the Epson Road Service program provides a replacement projector, typically within 24 hours. The warranty is good in over 45 countries and Epson supplies a toll-free support line.
What’s in the Box
PowerLite S3 multimedia Projector, power cable, remote control with batteries, computer cable (mini-D-sub 15pin), user’s manual on CD-ROM, quick setup poster, and soft carrying case. Read more..