Epson PowerLite Pro G5450WUNL
WUXGA LCD Presentation Projector
August 5, 2011
Large Venue. The G5450 is ideal for medium to large sized conference rooms, and its impressive collection of features will make it a valuable addition to any such space. However, some features, such as the suite of long-throw lenses that allow placement up to 60' away from the screen, are obviously intended for large venues. However, with a maximum light output of roughly 3400 lumens, the G5450 is not bright enough for most large-venue installations, despite having features that would be useful in such a situation. The G5450's sister projector, the G5750, is slightly brighter with a 4,500 lumen spec.
Lens sold separately. The "NL" in G5450WUNL stands for "No Lens." The projector is sold bare and lenses must be purchased separately. The standard 1.8:1 zoom lens is the least expensive at $1,399 MSRP, bringing the total cost of the projector to $4,000. The other lenses all cost $1,899, bringing total cost to $4,500.
The Epson Powerlite Pro G5450 is an outstanding offering from Epson, carving out a new niche as a high resolution projector ideal for medium-sized conference rooms and classrooms. Its suite of features makes it a great choice for installation across a business's meeting rooms or a school's smaller lecture halls, while its accurate color makes it perfect for photography, art, and other applications where color accuracy is critical. Even though several long-throw lenses are available, the projector is not quite bright enough for very large (200" and larger) screen sizes. Overall, the value proposition represented by the Epson G5450 is superb, and we enthusiastically give it our highest recommendation.