Epson EX9200 Pro review

Great balance between price and features

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Our Verdict

With its manageable weight and size, robust number of ports and wireless connectivity, the Epson EX9200 Pro is a compelling projector. Despite some minor audio complaints, Epson's latest offering is great for the price.

For

  • Bright and detailed picture
  • WiFi
  • Bevy of ports

Against

  • Somewhat meager audio

As the latest addition to Epson's EX line of projectors, the EX9200 Pro ($799, £528, AU$1,091) is an impressive option for those looking for great picture quality in light and compact projector.

As far as features and size go, the EX9200 Pro occupies the same space as the more expensive BenQ HT4050 ($1,399, £906, AU$1,960). However, at 5.7 pounds (2.58kg), the EX9200 Pro is much more portable than BenQ's offering, which weighs 9.26 pounds (4.2kg).

If you're looking for something a little more portable, the ViewSonic PLED-W800 ($693.31, £455.57, AU$851.26) weighs quite a bit less at 1.98 pounds and takes up less space. Still, the EX9200 Pro bests the ViewSonic in terms of features, including built-in WiFi.

Epson EX9200 Pro

Design

The Epson EX9200 Pro is composed of a glossy black exterior with a slightly texturized top. The texture feels pretty good, and helps to cut down on potential finger smudging, not to mention providing some extra grip if you're moving the projector around. Being full black with very little flourish, it feels like the EX9200 is meant to go largely unnoticed, which is a good thing.

The top of the EX9200 Pro is where you'll find the meat of the controls for the projector. An Epson logo takes center stage in the middle, with a grid of control buttons filling out the space below. In fact, you can control nearly every facet of the projector from these buttons without the help of the included remote control. Finally, you'll also find controls for the focus and screen size in front of the Epson logo and above the lens, along with a slider for opening and closing the lens cover.

On the front of the EX9200 Pro, the lens sits recessed behind the sliding cover, flanked on the left side by another Epson logo along with some fan cutouts. Just below the lens sits a convenient little kickstand that you can use to prop the projector up a bit.

Epson EX9200 Pro

The sides of the projector are nondescript, with the right side simply featuring an intake for the fan. At the back, however, you'll find the bevy of ports you can use to cast your content to the wall.

As far as dimensions are concerned, the EX9200 is surprisingly portable given its dimensions. The projector weighs in at 5.7 pounds, which isn't exactly super light, but it's made much more bearable with the included padded carrying case. Measurements come in at 11.7 x 9.6 x 3.2 inches.

Epson EX9200 Pro

Specs

The EX9200 Pro certainly isn't lacking in connectivity options. On the back of the projector, you'll find two HDMI ports, one of which supports MHL, a VGA port, composite video and RCA audio in ports. Additionally, there are two USB ports, Type A and Type B, respectively. Finally, the EX9200 Pro sports wireless features, allowing you to push content from your laptop or mobile device over WiFi.

Inside of the EX9200 Pro, there's a very bright 3200 lumen bulb powering content, with a contrast ratio of up to 15,000:1. The projection system itself is DLP with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 and a projection size ranging from 30 to 300 inches.

Below is the Epson EX9200 Pro configuration sent to techradar:

  • Projection System: DLP
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 native
  • Brightness: 3200 lumens
  • Contrast ratio: 15,000:1
  • Projection size: Up to 300"
  • Inputs: 2x HDMI, VGA, Composite video, RCA audio in, USB Type A, USB Type B, WiFi
  • Dimensions: 11.7 x 9.6 x 3.2 inches (WxDxH)