Epson VS355 - 3LCD projector - portable is rated4.87 out of5 by15.
Rated 5 out of 5 byJCar2018 from Epson Multimedia 3LCD ProjectorThis is a review for the Epson VS355 3LCD Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. Setup of the Epson Projector was simple right out of the box, which included the following: Epson VS355 WXGA 3LCD Projector, projector remote control & two AA batteries, power cord, user manual/registration cd, 14 pin VGA computer cable, 4 setup sheets in different languages, and one small plastic piece not shown in the setup sheet. The weight of the projector, an easily portable 6 lbs. makes this product light and compact enough to bring along anywhere. The Epson VS355 is mainly built for business presentations and 720p home theater video, and multimedia uses. There are several ports, usb-A & usb-B for cameras and flash drives, RCA composite audio/video, computer (VGA) and HDMI. I used predominantly the HDMI port when connecting to my windows 10 laptop after I noticed a slightly better picture quality over using the provided VGA cable. Both cables is easy for plug n’ play. I really liked the source search that would find what I had connected to it. The projected picture I noticed is bright, crisp and clear on the bluish grey wall to view upon.While going through various settings, I was delightfully surprised to find this projector has a split screen side by side option. Lowering the bulb brightness diminished the picture slightly but will increase the bulb lifespan. I was able to play and project dvds via my laptop using HDMI, giving me a feeling of going to the movie theatre, but the projector’s speakers didn’t seem loud enough for a surround sound experience. I think it would’ve been better if Bluetooth was added to the Epson VS355, but there are audio ports to connect speakers to. For superior home theater useage, I recommend upgrading to an Epson Home Cinema 1060 projector. Apart from tin sounding projector speakers, the projector fan runs quietly but still manages to get fairly warm after 45 min to an hour continuous use. This Epson projector for the price is a powerful workhorse for many media purposes.
Date published: 2018-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byautumn33 from Excellent projectorThis is a review for the Epson VS355 Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. I am very pleased with the quality and performance of this projector. The main reason I wanted to try it was to use as a visual aid for my girl scout troop. I was impressed with the ease of hooking it up and the clarity of the picture even with the lights on. It included everything I needed to get it running quickly. I also used it at home to project movies for a drive in movie night birthday celebration and it was perfect. I did get a little warm, so I just kept an eye on it, but it never became an issue. The sound needed amped up, so I just hooked a speaker up and it worked out fine. I will definately get a lot of use out of this projector!
Date published: 2018-05-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBigMike from Excellent experience!Nick Young helped me pick out our projector, I have never been happier with an experience! Hit set us up with the best value for what we need, kept within our budget and delivered a new projector far superior to our old one. Will definitely shop with CDW again.
Date published: 2018-10-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAHEmommy from Home “Drive Inn” style movie nights here we come!I’m so excited to share my review for this Epson VS355 WXGA 3LCD Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review!I wasn’t going to be home to accept delivery of it the day it was set to arrive, and a signature of someone over 21 is required for delivery. A very good idea, in my opinion, for such an expensive piece of equipment. And it was shipped in a box that said what was inside, so I wouldn’t have been comfortable with it being left outside. Anyway, I was easily able to adjust my delivery for me to pick it up at my local Fedex location. The piece of mind was definitely a plus.So my first impressions upon opening the projector...I honestly would have preferred it to be shipped in a plain box over the Espon box, but despite that little detail, I found very well packaged. There is adequate styrofoam and cardboard padding around the projector itself to prevent damage from shipping, and the accessories come in a little separate compartment in the cardboard to prevent them from damaging the projector or from getting damaged themselves.So what all comes in the box? It honestly comes with everything that you need to get started. It has the power cable, VGA cable, the remote and even batteries for remote, the quick set up sheet that is in 4 languages. I found the quick start guide made this really easy to set up & get to watching our movie right away! (Huge plus with an impatient 3 year old asking to watch her movie NOW!)Our daughter decided that she wanted to watch the movie Moana, so we watched it by connecting the projector to my Apple TV. We don’t have a projector screen yet, so we projected it onto our wall. The wall in our living room is just basically the primer because we just haven’t gotten to that project yet, so it’s a matte white but has some gray hints to the color. This did affect the picture quality some what when the lights were on, but once we turned the lights off the colors were much more vibrant. If our walls were properly painted and were a solid white I think the colors would pop more and it would likely even remain vibrant even with the lights on. We used the projector after the sun went down, so I can’t yet attest to the picture and color quality with natural sunlight streaming in. The overall picture quality is very good, though and you can clearly see the detail of the movie.I do wonder how well it would do when watching a movie that is just in general darker, like the last installment of Harry Potter. There many parts in that movie that are literally dark, not much light, and so I find parts of the movie to be difficult to see even on a high quality flatscreen tv. That’ll be a test for another day, but it’s one I’m definitely interested to see results for & I will report back once we’ve tested that.We did find the projector fan to be somewhat distracting at first, which was a concern, but once we got used to it we were able to tune it out & just focus on the movie.We’re actually planning to use this projector at my brother’s wedding reception to display the videos and photos of him and his fiancé from when they were little and while they were dating! I can’t wait to see the picture quality on an actual projector screen (provided by the venue)!I also can’t wait to do little “drive inn” movie type experiences in our back yard this summer! I plan to construct a foldable movie screen for our “drive inn” movie nights. Then some comfy lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks & we’ll be set for some great nights! Plus we can have that going to the movie experience without disturbing anyone else with our three year old’s constant questions! ;) For our outdoor movies I’m going to run the sound through an external speaker, because while the sound was just ok inside, it very likely would be difficult to hear outside with the ambient noise out there. Honestly, I’d likely use external speakers for movies inside as well just to give a better movie experience.I think it’s worth mentioning that the overall sound quality from the rear placed speakers and the fact that there is no bluetooth capability for this are things to consider when deciding if this unit is right for you or not.Overall, this is a great portable projector. I wouldn’t replace our TV with it for everyday use, but it’s great to give us that cinema experience and to make for some really fun family nights.
Date published: 2018-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydaveyp from Great Quality, Easy Setup!I got the Epson VS355 portable projector a few days ago. I never really thought that I would need a projector or a professional one for that matter, but I have benefited from this piece of equipment greatly. I create a lot of my own content and post it on video based platforms. Sometimes I like to show these videos to my clients or friends before posting. This projector was able to show great HD quality videos without any serious issues. The only thing that I was worried about was how hot the projector got, but it stared cool down after it continued to run a little longer. Other than that it was easy to set up and I have found multiple uses for this projector.
Date published: 2018-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRicee from Beautiful Precise Imagery from a great quality projectorThis is a review for the Epson VS355 Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. This projector is a very sturdy model and user friendly as well. It projects very sharp and bright imaging and has great range. It can be used with a VGA cable, or HDMI cable as it is HI-Def capable. It provides enough range to work beautifully outside;however, it is 5 1/2 lbs so I would recommend a sturdy place for setup. It does include a remote though which is very convenient. If ordering online, they will require signature for delivery which is wonderful the the cost of the product.The images are sharp enough to play a movie and adjustment for sharpness and image placement is very simple. This has a great deal to do with its 3LED source instead of being DLP. I transport to work when needed, but mostly leave it at home because the children love the feeling of being in a movie theater both inside and outside. I’m absolutely in love with its functionality and precise imagery. The only downfall is the speaker. It isn’t effective enough for outdoor or indoor movies; however, setting up speakers to the device I am playing movie from is no issue to me either. I think the Epson V355 Projector is a wonderful value and serves its purpose very beautifully. I definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a quality image projector!
Date published: 2018-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byaminam from Works Great for Home and WorkThis is a review for the Epson VS355 Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Loving this Epson projector on my light beige/cream loft walls. I've used other projectors, albeit older ones with much less lumens than this 3300 one. None are this clear projecting on blank walls, especially at daytime with full sunlight streaming from our windows. I'm super-impressed! I'm using it as a home theater projector. The projector is great and very easy to use. I haven't used it extensively yet, but so far its everything I wanted. I also own my startup, planning on using this as a conference room projector once I fully test all features.I love how big the screen can be, making it bigger by merely moving the projector farther from our wall screen or smaller by moving it closer to the wall. There are also options to change the focus and the slant of the screen and a variety of others I'm still exploring. Best part is I do not have to really buy a screen as the display is super clear on the wall.All in all, this 3300-lumen projector is a great option for movie-watching as well as using the laptop on a much bigger screen than is available in stores. Indoors and outdoors. This is so versatile, as long as you have a flat, light-colored screen to project to.
Date published: 2018-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMom44 from Fast set up, quiet operation, Great picture!“This is a review for the Epson VS355 Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”We received this Epson projector quickly. It was well packaged and all expected parts and accessories were present:Quick set up sheets in multiple languagesCD for computer set upCables for power and other connectionsRemote with batteriesThe Quick Set up instructions were well written. If the user desires more information or instructions, there is also a full manual available to view online. The set up was so easy! We had the projector up and running in about 10 minutes. We connected the Epson VS355 Projector to a DVD player to watch a movie. The picture was clear and the colors are vibrant and bright. We projected onto a large blank wall that is painted a light tan color but the colors were still bright and the picture was clear. We will purchase a screen in the future and appropriate ceiling mount. The speaker is in the rear of the projector which at first concerned me, but the sound was great! The remote is easy to use, well labeled, and intuitive. We love being able to choose various picture sizes from 16:9 to zoom to normal to full screen (my husband’s favorite setting). We also loved being able to choose the type of display. In this case, we chose the Cinema mode since we were viewing a DVD. Sometimes projector fans can be noisy and distracting but that was not the case with this projector. We could hear the fan, but it was very quiet.This projector can be used with a DVD player, a computer, or a USB stick. There are buttons on the top of the projector that correspond to some of the buttons on the remote. The projector is compact and lightweight which would be beneficial if the user plans to take the projector on the road.Overall, I would recommend this projector to those who would use it in an at-home setting and I would also recommend it to the professional who wanted a lightweight, high-quality projector for use in professional settings.