The Epson EH-TW7300 projector is one of their latest mid-range projectors that has the ability to output a 4K Ultra HD picture, it is also able to use a faux pixel shift mode to create an 3840 x 2160 image from its 1080p chip. The TW7300 can also support HDR technology, has a range of different inputs and extra functionality but did miss a few minor details.
Taking the projector out of the box, the first thing I noticed was the size. This was the first time reviewing such a beast and compared to the previous model we reviewed the Epson EH-TW5350 and Epson EH-TW5210 Review it was a bit of a shock. It measures 520 x 450 x 170mm (W x D x H) and weighs a pretty hefty 11KG but surprisingly was not as heavy as it looked. If you do plan to mount it to the wall or ceiling however, I’d make sure you have adequate support as a floating shelf will probably crumble under the size and weight.
Much like previous Epson projectors we have looked at the design is quite similar with vents on the sides by the lens to release the heat and the frame is a matte white. Colour wise the white looks quite nice but if someone is looking for it to match a cinema room of total darkness, it would make sense for Epson to make two different colour models by including black as a choice.
Adjustable feet sit underneath the TW7300 with the remote IR sensor on the front bottom right. The lens has a motorized lens cover which was a surprise as they are usually on more expensive models. On top of the motorized lens cover, the lens itself is also completely motorized which again is usually on more expensive projectors, it was great for Epson to include this in their mid range model as it makes setting up the picture that much easier. Once you have it set up on a wall or ceiling, you’ll be able to control the shift of the lens at a certain distance in any direction; up, down, left and right while also being able to control the zoom level to perfect the picture size on your wall or screen. Finally, there is also a motorised len focus so that you can create the sharpest image. If you do for whatever reason decide to move the TW-7300 about, there are 10 saveable memory settings for the lens to make it easier to pick up and use.