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Trusted Reviews may earn an affiliate commission when you purchase through links on our site. Learn More. However, while the idea of reducing clutter might sound logical enough, when you actually think more in-depth about what the TWD10 is proposing — or especially when you actually try to set the thing up — the whole concept starts to crumble. Before we start explaining why this is so, it will make our arguments easier to follow if we first give you a sense of what the TWD10 brings to the table in terms of design and specification.

The projector itself is a rather novel-looking item, being almost cubic in shape and sporting a bold two-tone finish, with gloss white on the top two-thirds and black for the bottom part.

This colour difference delineates the projector part — the white bit — from the DVD part underneath. For alongside the expected HDMI v1. And so you find yourself sat there watching a massive image while listening to puny sound coming from the other side of the room in a total AV mismatch. One solution to all these problems, of course, would be to pipe the sound out to a separate AV receiver and speaker system.

Except that we seriously doubt that the sort of person likely to be interested in a clutter-busting TWD10 will have a separates audio system lying around the place. Plus, of course, getting sound out of the TWD10 into an AV receiver means introducing a cable to the supposedly clutter-free proceedings.

And potentially quite a long cable at that, as the majority of AV receivers do not tend to be parked next to a projector. Probably the best way to marry sound and vision sort-of-together with the TWD10 is to use the headphone socket. But even this is still no substitute in my humble opinion for sound that actually appears to be coming from the same location as the picture. Plus it makes watching a film on the TWD10 a distinctly anti-social activity, rather than the communal one many potential TWD10 owners might want to employ it in.

Its brightness is surprisingly good at 1, ANSI Lumens max, too, and there are a selection of thematic picture presets, such a Game and Theatre Black.

And it pretty much lives down to my expectations. Skin tones tend to look orangey even using the Theater Black preset; blacks look crushed; and brighter, more richly saturated fare such as daylight jungle shots or the scene of the rebel assault on Freetown look washed out and sickly. Maybe the DVD player can offer a little solace? There are no majorly overt MPEG decoding artefacts to contend with, for instance, and detail levels are respectable.

Which makes it feel like rather a waste of time, all things considered. Unlike other sites, we thoroughly test every product we review. We use industry standard tests in order to compare features properly. We never, ever accept money to review a product. Tell us what you think - send your emails to the Editor. Trusted Score. Score in detail Features 6. John Archer. John Archer has written about, and been immersed in the world of, home entertainment technology for over 20 years.

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Epson EMP-TWD10 LCD Projector Review

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Epson EMP-TWD10 Home Entertainment Projector overview

Why else would it be selling an all-in-one PJ that includes a DVD player and surround sound speakers in the same unit? The D10 is even bundled with an 80in home cinema screen. A more obvious attempt to popularise the hobby of bigscreen viewing you're unlikely to find. It's certainly a doddle to install. If it's just DVD you're after, the D10 involves just one cable: the power lead. Juice it up and the D10 plays its joker: a huge 60in image from barely six feet away. As well as a great throw ratio, it sports horizontal and vertical lens shift that make it easy to setup anywhere.


Epson Europe EMP-TWD10 Projector


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