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Epson PowerLite Pro G5450WUNL Projector Epson PowerLite Pro G5450WUNL
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Street Price: n/a
Contrast:1,000:1
Lumens:4000
Weight: 15.0 lbs
Resolution:1920x1200
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Technology:3 LCD
Lens Shift:H + V
Lamp Life:2,000 Hrs
3,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:n/a
Warranty:3 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite (x2), RGB (x2), DVI Digital Input, HDMI, Network, USB, RS232
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p

Epson PowerLite Pro G5450WUNL
WUXGA LCD Presentation Projector

Bill Livolsi, August 5, 2011

Limitations

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.

Conclusion

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.


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Reader Comments(5 comments)

Posted Aug 5, 2012 10:45:14 AM

By Ukrich Schwenn

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I am still somewhat confused about the vertical shift. I want to mount the beamer in a Draoer revelation mirror system. For this it is necessary that the image can be shifted to one side so far that the lower (in a table situation for simplicity) image border is somewhat above the optical axis, to avoid Keystone compensation. Thanks in advance! Ulli

Posted Oct 3, 2011 1:17:17 AM

By Ozzy

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I can confirm the statement as i own the G5650WNL, that the vertical lens shift on these machines have a majority of down shift with a minority of up shift. It should have been the other way around in my opinion or the same shift both up and down.

Posted Sep 13, 2011 9:48:04 AM

By Take One Theater Systems

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Thanks For the Info!

Posted Aug 31, 2011 2:08:41 PM

By JaAzura.com

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Excellent information! Thanks for this ;)

Posted Aug 26, 2011 7:33:07 AM

By dedgar-1

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A useful review of a projector I had been considering based only on its specs. Surpised to read the comment about the vertical lens shift being mostly down & not up - it is supposed to be the same amount both ways. Can you confirm that what you say is really the case?

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