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Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA Review

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With a bright screen and good picture quality, this projector is excellent for movies. It also has a decent input lag and response time, but connectivity options are limited, and it lacks an HDR mode.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA is an entry-level WXGA projector released back in 2016, promising high brightness and dynamic contrast for home use. Unlike many of today’s top-rated projectors, which support 4K content, the EX7280 is limited to a maximum resolution of 12880 x 800 pixels.

This projector has a three-chip LCD design to reduce artifacts and is rated at 4000 ISO lumens of brightness. It has an HDMI port and two USB 2.0 ports; this model has no Ethernet or USB port. It has a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 16000:1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any smart features or mobile apps and does not support voice assistants. Read on to learn more and be sure to check out how projectors work to learn more.

Best For

  • Under $1000

Consensus

our Verdict

The Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA projector is great for movies, thanks to its wide, saturated color gamut covering 100% of the SDR gamut. The Epson Pro EX7280 has an excellent rated brightness of 4000 lumens. Although it has a Dynamic Mode and its 16,000:1 dynamic contrast is great, its blacks are not as deep as many HDR modes. The projector doesn’t support 3D content, and there are no voice assistants or smart features.

Measuring 9.3” D x 11.9” W x 3.6” H and weighing 5.7 pounds, this model is fairly portable. It comes with a remote and a simple bag for carrying. Its 2-watt built-in speaker doesn’t get very loud and lacks deep bass. It boasts auto keystone correction and supports up to x1.2 digital zoom. However, it doesn’t support HDR technology. If you need an HDR model with better contrast, check out our Epson Home Cinema LS11000 review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Impressively Bright Output
    • With a rating of 4000 ANSI lumens, the Epson Pro EX728 gets bright enough to provide a good viewing experience in lit rooms.

  • Impressive picture quality
    • This projector has good image quality with accurate colors, and it covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut.

  • Good input lag and response time
    • The projector has a low input lag and response time, so it’s responsive for gaming and movies.

Reason to Avoid

  • Lacks HDR mode
    • This projector doesn’t support HDR10, so it doesn’t get as bright in its Dynamic Mode as advanced HDR10+ projectors.

  • Low resolution
    • With a maximum resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels, this projector doesn’t deal with fine details as well as 4K projectors.

  • Limited connectivity options
    • With a single HDMI port and two USB ports, this model doesn’t have many connectivity options, and it lacks an RJ-45.

Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA Specs

3D Ready3D ReadyYes
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:10
BrightnessBrightness4000 Lumens
Contrast RatioContrast Ratio16,000 : 1
DepthDepth9.3"
Digital KeystoneDigital KeystoneYes
Display TechnologyDisplay Technology3LCD
HDMI TypeHDMI Type2.0
HDRHDRNo
HeightHeight3.6"
Integrated SpeakersIntegrated SpeakersYes
Light SourceLight SourceLamp
Light Source LifeLight Source Life6000 hrs
Max DistanceMax Distance360"
Max Screen SizeMax Screen Size320"
Min DistanceMin Distance36"
Min Screen SizeMin Screen Size33"
Noise LevelNoise Level28 dB
PortablePortableYes
Refresh Rate60 Hz
ResolutionResolution1280 x 800
Smart FunctionalitySmart FunctionalityNo
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
TV TunerTV TunerNo
ThrowTypeThrowTypeStandard Throw
Video InputsVideo InputsHDMI 2.0, USB, USB-B
WeightWeight5.7 lbs
WidthWidth11.9"

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Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA Review

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Market Context

The Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA is an entry-level WXGA projector released back in 2016, promising high brightness and dynamic contrast for home use. Unlike many…

The Epson Pro EX7280 WXGA is an entry-level WXGA projector released back in 2016, promising high brightness and dynamic contrast for home use. Unlike many of today’s top-rated projectors, which support 4K content, the EX7280 is limited to a maximum resolution of 12880 x 800 pixels.

This projector has a three-chip LCD design to reduce artifacts and is rated at 4000 ISO lumens of brightness. It has an HDMI port and two USB 2.0 ports; this model has no Ethernet or USB port. It has a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 16000:1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any smart features or mobile apps and does not support voice assistants. Read on to learn more and be sure to check out how projectors work to learn more.

The Epson Pro EX7280 LCD WXGA is much more affordable than the Epson PowerLite 810E. However, the PowerLite is a better projector, featuring a 4K…

The Epson Pro EX7280 LCD WXGA is much more affordable than the Epson PowerLite 810E. However, the PowerLite is a better projector, featuring a 4K resolution and ultra-short throw distance, which makes it suitable for small spaces. The PowerLite is also much more portable, has an RS-323 connector, and supports Miracast, unlike the Pro EX7280 WX3GA. For another choice of high-resolution projectors, check out the BenQ HT5550 versus Epson 5050UB comparison.

The Epson Pro EX7280 gets brighter in SDR mode and is more affordable to buy, so that it is more suitable for users on a…

The Epson Pro EX7280 gets brighter in SDR mode and is more affordable to buy, so that it is more suitable for users on a tight budget than the Hisense PX1. However, the Hisense projector supports Dolby Vision HDR. It also supports 4K ultra UHD content, unlike the WXGA, which downgrades 4K content to HD. Additionally, the PX1 has an ultra-short throw distance, making it more portable for small rooms. That said, the Epson Pro EX7280 is a much more affordable option to buy.

The Epson Pro EX7280 projector has a WXGA resolution, so it’s not as good for showcasing fine details as the BenQ TK700STi projector, which supports…

The Epson Pro EX7280 projector has a WXGA resolution, so it’s not as good for showcasing fine details as the BenQ TK700STi projector, which supports 4K ultra-HD resolution. The BenQ projector also gets brighter and is much better for gaming content, thanks to its higher 240 Hz refresh rate. However, the Epson projector is much more affordable to buy. The BenQ projector has a much better 5-watt built-in speaker than the 2-watt built-in speaker of the Epson projector.

3D Ready

Yes

No

No

Yes

Aspect Ratio

16:10

16:9

16:9

16:9

Brightness

4000 Lumens

5000 Lumens

2200 Lumens

3000 lumens

Contrast Ratio

16,000 : 1

2,500,000:1.

2,000,000:1

10,000:1

Depth

9.3"

12"

12.8"

9.70"

Digital Keystone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Display Technology

3LCD

3LCD

DLP

DLP

HDMI Type

2.0

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True Score

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