Projector Reviews

Epson Introduces new 880x “Hybrid” Projector for Remote and Mobile Workers

Epson believes that as business professionals navigate new work environments, proper technology and display tools are essential for maintaining team productivity and collaboration. Epson America’s Projectors Product Manager, Kenny Tang, says, “As the dynamics of work environments continue to shift, it’s important that business professionals have the proper tools to set them up for success in any space.”

For all intents and purposes, the Epson 880X is built on the well-received 2020 home cinema projector model Epson 880 (reviewed in detail on our website), with new features added courtesy of the now included Epson ELPAP12 streaming player and carrying case.

Let’s break down what you get for your $629 MSRP price. Like the 880, the 880X is an aggressively priced full-featured projector capable of functioning as both a remote business projector and a competitively featured home cinema projector. The Epson 880X is designed to provide enough performance for high-quality presentations, dynamic Zoom meetings, and immersive video content, all in Full HD 1080p resolution. The 880X can project an image up to 300 inches in a meeting room or on the go.

Through the use of Epson’s proven advanced 3LCD technology, the 880X can display 100% of the RGB color signal for every video frame as well as stunning slide presentations without any distracting “rainbowing” or “color brightness” issues seen with other projection technologies.

The Epson 880X can display up to 3,300 lumens of color and white brightness and is designed to deliver outstanding quality images in various lighting conditions while maintaining good color quality.

Like its predecessor, the 880Z uses a lamp light source designed to work for up to 6,000 hours in Normal mode and 12,000 hours in ECO mode. The 880X also has a listed contrast ratio of 16,000:1, which, while not great, is more than acceptable for most presentation needs.

The Epson 880X is a fixed lens projector with a manual focus ring located on top of the chassis above the lens with a throw ratio of 1.21:1. While the projector does not offer horizontal/vertical lens shift, a Horizontal Keystone Slider is also located on top of the chassis. Know that the 880X will likely be used on the go and that quick setup is critical. The projector features a built-in Picture Skew Sensor that will automatically analyze the picture and instantly correct the keystone providing a square image quickly. The unit has a built-in lens cover to protect the lens when the projector is off or during transport. Epson says the 880X’s sleek, lightweight design allows it to easily fit in a backpack or the included custom-fit carrying bag for on-the-go transportability.

Epson has added a wide range of wireless connectivity applications through the included Android TV smart media stick with built-in Chromecast™. The ELPAP12 smart media stick provides easy streaming of the most popular media platforms, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, HBO, YouTube™, and many more. Wirelessly cast your favorite content directly from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, including from popular Android™ and Apple® devices.

With this projector’s HDMI® Connectivity, it is easy to connect your laptop, cable/satellite box, Blu-ray Disc™ player, gaming console, or streaming devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV®, and Google TV™

The Epson 880X uses a native 16:9 aspect ratio but can be adjusted to display a 16:10 or 4:3 aspect ratio. The 880X measures 11.9 inches x 9.9 inches x 3.6 inches and weighs 6.6 pounds.

So that’s it until we get our hands on one of these units. If you want more information about this and other Epson products, you can visit our website at www.projectorreviews.com or go to the Epson website at www.epson.com. Please come back and see our review of the Epson 880X hybrid projector when we get a sample to put on the test bench.