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Epson Pro EX9240 Review

A projector built for the office with amazing image quality, brightness, and a plethora of input options
Epson Pro EX9240
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Price:   $850 List
Pros:  Great image quality, perfect for a business setting, carry bag, impressive brightness, assortment of input types
Cons:  Confusing interface, no Bluetooth audio capabilities, small buttons, buttons are not backlit
Manufacturer:   Epson
By Hayley Thomas ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Jul 8, 2021
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  • Image Quality - 45% 8
  • Ease of Use - 25% 7
  • Brightness - 15% 10
  • Fan Noise - 15% 6

Our Verdict

With its out-of-this-world brightness, the Epson Pro EX9240 is perfect for any setting in which you may want to keep the lights on, like in an office. The high contrast ratio, solid resolution, and impeccable color accuracy offer stellar image quality. This renders text easy to read, charts and graphs easy to see, and detailed videos easy to watch. While the interface can be confusing, the device itself is easy to use, and the assortment of input types ensures that you and your coworkers can connect any and all devices. Even though the footprint is rather large, the carry bag and all-around flat profile mean commuting with this device is a breeze, making it a great option for the office.

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Pros Great image quality, perfect for a business setting, carry bag, impressive brightness, assortment of input typesCrisp image quality, accurate color depiction, intuitive interface, WiFi connectivity, streaming services on deviceGreat image quality, vibrant colors, full HDPortable, easy to use, WiFi connectivity, 3.5-hour-long battery life, streaming capabilitiesBright image, relatively cheap, WXGA resolution
Cons Confusing interface, no Bluetooth audio capabilities, small buttons, buttons are not backlitNo remote button backlight, not very portable, loud fanDim lamp, not ideal for well lit roomsSubpar brightness, lacking in image quality, no backlit buttons on remote, priceyPoor adjustability, unimpressive colors
Bottom Line A projector built for the office with amazing image quality, brightness, and a plethora of input optionsA projector fit for most scenarios, with amazingly crisp image quality, stellar color accuracy, an intuitive interface and streaming service capability via WiFiOffering excellent image quality and a whisper-quiet fan, this is a fantastic home theater optionWith a small footprint and an easy to use interface, this projector is a great option for those who are always on-the-goA bright projector at a decent price that is great for presentations but not movies
Rating Categories Epson Pro EX9240 Epson Home Cinema 2250 BenQ HT2150ST Anker Nebula Capsul... ViewSonic PA503W
Image Quality (45%)
8.0
8.0
9.0
5.0
6.0
Ease Of Use (25%)
7.0
8.0
7.0
8.0
5.0
Brightness (15%)
10.0
9.0
4.0
3.0
8.0
Fan Noise (15%)
6.0
6.0
9.0
8.0
4.0
Specs Epson Pro EX9240 Epson Home Cinema 2250 BenQ HT2150ST Anker Nebula Capsul... ViewSonic PA503W
Projection Technology 3LCD 3LCD DLP DLP DLP
Specification Brightness 4000 lumens 2700 lumens 2200 lumens 200 lumens 3600 lumens
Measured Brightness 7400 lumens 3166 lumens 1548 lumens 168 lumens 2588 lumens
Maximum Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1280 x 720 1280 x 800
Contrast Ratio 16000:1 70000:1 15000:1 600:1 22000:1
Apect Ratio Native 16:9 Native 16:9 Native 16:9 Native 16:9 Native 16:10
Zoom Ratio 1.0 - 1.6 1.0 - 1.6 1 - 1.2 n/a 1.0- 1.1
Throw Ratio (Wide to Zoom) 1.32 to 2.14 1.33 to 2.17 0.69 to 0.83 1.3 1.55 to 1.70
Backlit Remote? No No Yes No No
Vertical Keystoning Correction? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Horizontal Keystoning Correction? Yes Yes Yes No No
Lens Shift? No Yes Yes No No
Dimensions 12.2" x 11.2" x 4.1" 12.2" x 12.4" x 4.8" 15" x 4.8" x 11" 3.15" x 3.15" x 5.9" 11.6" x 4.3" x 8.6"
Weight 6.8 lbs 8.4 lbs 7.3 lbs 1.5 lbs 4.9 lbs
Lens Cover? Yes Yes Yes No No
3D Capable? Yes Yes Yes No Yes

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Epson Pro EX9240 is a quality projector for the business setting. It produces stellar image quality and its impressive brightness allows the user to utilize it in the presence of abundant ambient light. Even though it is rather large to consider a portable projector, the EX9240 is quite sleek and comes with a protective carry bag to ensure that it remains safe during your daily commute to the office.

Performance Comparison


The sleek Epson Pro is the perfect office projector.
The sleek Epson Pro is the perfect office projector.
Credit: Laura Casner

Image Quality


The EX9240 is one of the top scorers in this metric, and for good reason. The stellar image quality is just one of many reasons why this model is perfect for the office.


We conducted a few different tests to measure this metric starting with viewing videos that require high contrast and crisp imaging — namely, space videos. Videos of outer space require the truest blacks and the brightest whites, which the EX9240 can achieve with a contrast ratio of 16,000 to 1 and a resolution of 1080 pixels. It is not quite as clear as a high definition (HD) video could provide, leaving some details a little fuzzy, but overall, we were very impressed with this model's ability to convey detailed imagery.

Between the contrast ratio and the high resolution, the EX9240...
Between the contrast ratio and the high resolution, the EX9240 offers a crisp clear image.
Credit: Laura Casner

We also projected graphs and text in bright rooms as you would in an office setting. Larger fonts were crisp and easy to read. It wasn't until we projected six-point font that we started seeing some fuzziness around the text. That being said, it was still perfectly legible.

The crispness of each image or video is not the only attribute that makes up image quality. We also paid special attention to color accuracy. A lot of projectors distort reds into magentas and blues to greens. We often notice this in skin tone and we were happy to see that the projected skin tones from the EX9240 looked healthy and natural.

The EX9240 offers great image quality.
The EX9240 offers great image quality.
Credit: Laura Casner

Ease of Use


While the Pro EX9240 is generally an easy-to-use device, we do have a couple of critiques.


The input types available on the EX9240 are 2x HDMI, VGA, USB-A, USB-B, RCA Audio, and RCA Video. This lineup makes this a great option for the office. At 12.2 x 11.2 x 4.1 inces and 6.8 pounds, this projector is on the heavier side of the spectrum rendering it less portable than some of the lighter options in our test suite. That said, its rectangular shape and flat profile make it easy to load and unload from the nifty padded carry bag it comes with. It also comes with a lens cap which we appreciate on a device that will be somewhat mobile.

Look at all the input options that the EX9240 offers.
The protective carrying case helps make the EX9240 more portable.

The image adjustments work great. Horizontal and vertical keystone correction are stellar and the EX9240 offers a wide zoom range. Unfortunately, it does not offer Bluetooth audio capabilities. This is a little frustrating because many offices utilize wireless speakers.However, most Bluetooth speakers come equipped with an auxiliary port, so all you'll need is an RCA audio to aux cord.

The projected interface can be a little tricky to navigate.
The projected interface can be a little tricky to navigate.
Credit: Laura Casner

Moving onto the interface and remote. This is where the EX9240 could be improved. The projected interface is far from intuitive. It offers many options but is very confusing. The buttons on the remote are also not backlit. While this shouldn't be an issue in a well-lit office, you may find it difficult to utilize when the lights are low or off.

The EX9240 remote is mostly straightforward but lacks backlit buttons.
The EX9240 remote is mostly straightforward but lacks backlit buttons.
Credit: Laura Casner

A few other ease-of-use attributes to note are that while the EX9240

can cast wirelessly from an iPhone via the iProjection app, it cannot cast wirelessly from a Mac because the iProjection app is only available on tablets and iPhones. This also means you cannot wirelessly cast other apps outside of the iProjection app, but you can cast wirelessly from any Miracast enabled device.

Even though we found some room for improvement in regards to usability, we were still very impressed with the ability of the EX9240 to hold its own in an office setting.

Brightness


This top-of-the-line model is unphased by ambient light as it shines the brightest of all our tested models.


The EX9240 advertises a whopping 4000 lumens, but when we measured it during our brightness testing, we captured almost twice that at 7400 lumens. This is incredible and plays into why it is such a great option for an office. Most people do not want to turn the lights completely off during a presentation or meeting, and with such power behind the brightness, this model can easily be projected in a well-lit room without losing visibility.

The extreme brightness that the EX9240 provides makes it a great...
The extreme brightness that the EX9240 provides makes it a great option for well lit conference rooms.
Credit: Laura Casner

Fan Noise


Some of these larger devices can emit quite the racket. While the EX9240 is not the loudest in our test suite, it's also not the quietest, earning just an average score.


The loudness of this device is on the higher end, but the sound it emits is somewhat smooth and lower-pitched. The lower frequency hum is much easier to endure and far less distracting than a higher-pitch frequency.

The fan of the EX9240 is loud but the frequency it emits is low, so...
The fan of the EX9240 is loud but the frequency it emits is low, so it's not terribly distracting.
Credit: Laura Casner

Value


The EX9240 is a very expensive device but worth every penny if it meets your needs. If you are looking for a somewhat portable projector for the office, and don't mind dropping the extra loot, then this is a great option. However, if you're on the hunt for a movie projector or something less geared towards a business setting, then you may want to explore some of the more recreational options in our test suite.

The EX9240 is not an inexpensive projector, but it is worth the...
The EX9240 is not an inexpensive projector, but it is worth the investment if it properly meets your needs.
Credit: Laura Casner

Conclusion


The brightness and image quality of the Epson Pro EX9240 make it a great option for detailed presentations. Its various inputs, protective carry bag, and easy-to-use image adjustments render this projector a great addition to any business setting. While it is not a drop in the bucket price-wise, it is worth the extra bucks if you're looking for a reliable office projector.

Hayley Thomas