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Epson PowerLite 2250U

3-LCD WUXGA commercial projector

Item # 278PL2250U

This projector can deliver brilliant, high-def images to suit any conference room, classroom, or house of worship.

This projector can deliver brilliant, high-def images to suit any conference room, classroom, or house of worship.

Item # 278PL2250U

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About the Epson PowerLite 2250U

Steve Kindig

Bright enough for big rooms and big screens

The Epson PowerLite 2250U is a bright, feature-packed projector that can deliver brilliant, high-definition images to suit any conference room, classroom, or house of worship. Its 5000 lumens of brightness helps it overcome ambient light in most situations. And its 1920 x 1200 native resolution will help ensure that text is clear at most viewing distances.

Bright enough for big rooms and big screens

The Epson PowerLite 2250U is a bright, feature-packed projector that can deliver brilliant, high-definition images to suit any conference room, classroom, or house of worship. Its 5000 lumens of brightness helps it overcome ambient light in most situations. And its 1920 x 1200 native resolution will help ensure that text is clear at most viewing distances.

On the back panel you'll find VGA, composite video, and two HDMI inputs to connect various sources. One HDMI input is MHL-compatible, which will let you connect your compatible smart device directly to the projector to mirror its screen. You can output the video to another projector or display with the VGA output. The 2250U also includes solid wireless security (module sold separately) for added peace of mind when using the optional wireless networking.

For the best picture quality from any projector, we recommend using a projector screen.


Product highlights:

    • 3-LCD 3-chip projection technology
      • WUXGA resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels each (supports 1920 x 1080 also)
    • widescreen 16:10 aspect ratio (can also display 16:9 and 4:3 material)
    • recommended image size: 50" to 300"
    • light output: 5000 lumens
    • contrast ratio: up to 15,000:1
    • split-screen capability lets you show two video sources side by side
    Lens and Image Adjustments:
    • lens has 1.65X zoom capability (manual zoom/focus)
    • keystone correction (horizontal and vertical)
    • 2 HDMI inputs
    • composite video input
    • PC input (VGA cable included)
    • VGA-style monitor output
    • RJ-45 Ethernet port for a wired network connection
      • also Wi-Fi-compatible — requires adding Epson's LAN module (sold separately)
    • 3 stereo audio inputs (two 3.5mm minijack, one RCA)
    • USB-Type B port for USB display or external mouse
    • USB-Type A port for connecting a thumb drive or other device
    • RS-232C port for external control of the projector via compatible computer or third-party control device
    General Features:
    • long-lasting 300-watt UHE lamp (up to 10,000 hours in Eco mode)
    • built-in cooling fan (29 dB noise level in Eco mode)
    • illuminated remote control
    • built-in mono speaker (16 watts x 1)
    • can be placed on a tabletop or ceiling-mounted (mounting bracket sold separately)
    • 14-7/8"W x 4-15/16"H x 11-1/2"D (including feet)
    • weight: 10.2 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years parts & labor
    • this projector does not include any type of built-in TV tuner
    • MFR # V11H871020

    What's in the box:

    • Projector
    • 10'AC power cord
    • 6' VGA cable
    • Remote control
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Quick Setup
    • Supplier's Declaration of Conformity
    • Extra Care Home Service brochure

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    3-Chip LCD Technology: The PowerLite 2250U projector incorporates Epson's 3-chip LCD technology for amazing color, incredible detail and solid reliability. 3LCD's 3-chip architecture dedicates an entire chip to process each primary color - red, green, and blue, continuously. Unlike single-chip technology that delivers color sequentially, you get full-time color. The result is vibrant, realistic images and video all delivered with 3LCD's true-to-life color.

    • True-to-Life Colors: 3LCD delivers up to 3x brighter colors in comparison with 1-chip DLP projectors. Color Brightness (Color Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color Brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. Additionally, 3LCD projectors have up to 3x Wider Color Gamut than 1-chip DLP projectors. With its 3-chip design, 3LCD delivers clear and vibrant images that are true-to-life. In contrast to 3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can result in color break-up or the "rainbow effect".
    • Greater Detail & Contrast: 3LCD projection efficiently uses light to project to the screen with no color disruption. 3LCD technology delivers sharper and brighter images with superior grayscale detail. Grayscale is the shades of gray (from black to white) required for greater image depth and detail; it allows greater variation in shadows and brings superior accuracy to color, creating a jaw-dropping, true-to-life visual experience
    • Energy Efficient: 3LCD projection technology uses light efficiently to create stunning images. In contrast to 1-chip technology, 3LCD requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness. 1-chip projectors use a color wheel, which leads to an inefficient design, thereby causing light loss. 3LCD does not rely on a color wheel. On average, 3LCD projectors are 25% more energy efficient.
    • Simple & Reliable Design: 3LCD systems are reliable and use a simple optical design which includes 3 chips and 1 prism. Light flows seamlessly through the system to produce brilliant on-screen colors and sharp images every time.

    Projection Lamp: The projector uses an energy-efficient 300-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately 5,000 hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to approximately 10,000 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L95) and air filter (Part # V13H134A41 ) are the only user-serviceable parts.

    • Light Optimizer: When Power Consumption is set to Normal, the lamp brightness is adjusted based on the projected image; you can set this option for each color mode
    • Fan Cooled: The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan. The fan noise level is 39dB in Normal mode and 29dB in ECO mode. If the projector is to be used at an altitude above 4921 feet (1500 meters), the High Altitude Mode should be turned on so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high altitude air pressure.

    Projection Lens: The PowerLite 2250U features a F1.50-2.0 lens with a focal length of 23.0mm to 38.4mm. It has a manual focus and a manual zoom ratio of 1.0 to 1.6. You can use the manual Zoom Ring (1.0-1.6x) to resize the image to fit your projection screen. You can use the Focus Ring to correct the image focus on screen. You can also use the projector's Focus Help feature to help you focus the image.

    Projection Image & Distance: The PowerLite 2250U projector can produce an image that is adjustable from 50" to 300" (measured diagonally). The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide range of placement possibilities for a given screen size. The projection distance (distance from lens to screen) range is 4.8' to 48.5'. The projection distance can be determined from this chart -

    Screen Or Image Size (16:10 Aspect Ratio) Projection Distance (wide to tele)
    50" 58" to 96"
    80" 93" to 154"
    100" 116" to 193"
    150" 175" to 290"

    Note: The distance at which you place the projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the image. The image size increases the farther the projector is from the screen.

    Image Correction: You can project an evenly rectangular image by placing the projector directly in front of the center of the screen and keeping it level. If you place the projector at an angle to the screen, or tilted up or down, or off to the side, you may need to correct the image shape for the best display quality

    • Screen Fit: You can use the projector's Screen Fit feature to automatically correct the shape and position of images to fit on your screen (
    • Keystone Correction: Vertical (+/-30 deg) and Horizontal (+/-30deg) Keystone Correction can correct the shape of the image, if it is not rectangular.
    • Quick Corner: You can use the projector's Quick Corner setting to correct the shape and size of an image that is unevenly rectangular on all sides.

    Full HD 1080p: The Epson PowerLite 2250U has a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:9 aspect ratio). The total number of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3.Full HD 1080p support delivers true-to-life images

    High Brightness & Contrast: Offering high Color Brightness, Epson 3LCD projector ensures vivid images. With 5,000 lumens of color brightness and 5,000 lumens of white brightness, the 2250U shines bright in a variety of lighting conditions. The white light output is measured using ISO 21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many competitors. And, it features great contrast (15,000:1) for impactful presentations. 

    Multiple Source Inputs: The PowerLite 2250U has inputs for multiple sources to give you lots of choices. For connecting to your video equipment, the unit features two HDMI (Ver.1.4) inputs and a composite video input with a stereo RCA input. You can also connect your computer to the projector via the VGA input (D-Sub 15-pin), USB-B port, or HDMI inputs. There is also a USB-A port for connecting a USB thumbdrive.

    • HDMI: The projector's two HDMI 1.4 inputs can be used to connect home theater equipment, like your Blue-ray player and satellite receiver. Or, it can be used to connect your Windows PC or Mac computer. The HDMI 1.4 inputs support up to 1080p (1920 x 1080). One of the HDMI inputs is MHL compatible for connecting select MHL compatible source devices, such as select Android smartphone and tablet devices. Some devices may require an a MHL adapter cable (sold separately and not available from Crutchfield).
    • Composite: The composite video input with stereo RCA inputs is used to connect older AV gear that only feature analog output connectivity like a VCR. The composite video input supports up to 480i.
    • VGA: You can also connect your Windows or Mac computer to the projector via VGA (D-Sub, 15-pin) for video and stereo minijack for audio. The VGA input will support video up to 1920 x 1080. There is also a VGA output (D-Sub, 15-pin) to send the same video signal to a computer display monitor.
    • USB-B: You can connect your Windows (Vista and later) PC or Mac (OSX 10.7 or higher) computer to the projector's USB-B port. Once your computer is connected to the projector, your computer will be prompted to download the Epson USB Display Software. The USB-B input will support video up to 1920 x 1200
    • USB-A: The projector's USB-A port can be used to connect a USB thumbdrive for playback of JPEG (8192x8192)/BMP (1280x800)/GIF (1280x800)/PNG (1280x800) still images and AVI (1280x720) video images. The USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32.

    Audio Output: The Epson PowerLite 2250U includes a built-in mono 16W speaker to amplify the audio of your presentation. It also features a 3.5mm analog audio output for connection to a soundbar, powered speaker, or AV receiver.

    Screen Mirroring via Miracast: Miracast technology allows you to quickly connect your Windows PC (8.1+) or Android device (OS 4.2+) to the Epson mini-laser projector and stream or mirror Full HD content including movies, videos, photos and music - all without a single cable or network router. Miracast requires a wired Ethernet network connection or a wireless WiFi connection via Epson's USB wireless dongle (sold separately from Epson).

    Epson iProjection App: Epson iProjection is an intuitive mobile projection app for Apple iOS 12.0+ and Android OS 5.0+. Epson iProjection makes it easy to project images and files wirelessly from your compatible mobile device to the Epson projector. You'll be able to move about the room and effortlessly display content from your Apple iOS or Android device on the big screen. The Epson iProjection App requires a wired Ethernet network connection or a wireless WiFi connection via Epson's USB wireless dongle (sold separately from Epson). Key features include -

    • QR code easy pairing is now supported.
    • Display documents loaded in the Epson iProjection app on your mobile device.
    • Display web pages and images stored in the "Photo" library of your mobile device.
    • Use the built-in projector remote control feature to control input sources, AV mute, freeze, audio settings, operate menu, zoom by finger with Touchpad and more.
    • Send files from your email or cloud storage apps to the iProjection app.
    • Marker function enables highlighting and annotation of projected photos and documents and also saving annotation to your device


    • Supported Formats & Activities: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, Office 2003 or later), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, Office 2003 or later), Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx, Office 2003 or later), Keynote (.key), Adobe PDF(v1.7) (.pdf, Acrobat 8 compatible or later), .JPG, and .PNG.
    • Activities Not Supported: The Epson iProjection app does not support video playback, PowerPoint and Keynote animations, or mirroring.

    Split-Screen: You can use the split screen feature to simultaneously project two images from different image sources next to each other. You cannot project from the same input source onto both sides (left and right) of the screen. You also cannot use split screen with certain input source combinations.

    Note: While you use the split screen feature, other projector features may not be available and some settings may be automatically applied to both images.

    Image Settings: Settings on the Image menu let you adjust the aspect ratio and quality of your image for the input source you are currently
    using. The available settings depend on the currently selected input source.

    • Aspect Ratio: You can select the following image aspect ratios, depending on the input signal from your image source. Black bands and cropped images may project in certain aspect ratios, depending on the aspect ratio and resolution of your input signal.
      • Auto: Automatically sets the aspect ratio according to the input signal.
      • Normal: Displays images using the full projection area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
      • 16:9: Converts the aspect ratio of the image to 16:9.
      • Zoom: Displays images using the full width of the projection area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
      • Full: Displays images using the full width of the projection area, but does not maintain the aspect ratio.
      • Native: Displays images as is (aspect ratio and resolution are maintained).
    • Color Modes: The Home Cinema 1080 offers four color modes to optimize viewing for different environments and image content. The Color Mode adjusts the brightness, contrast, and color for the best possible picture. A different color mode can be selected for each input source. You can select from the following choices:
      • Dynamic: Best for video games in a bright room.
      • Cinema: Best for movies projected in a dark room.
      • Presentation: Best for color presentations in a bright room.
      • sRGB: Best for standard sRGB computer displays.
      • Blackboard: Best for presentations onto a green chalkboard (adjusts the colors accordingly).
      • DICOM SIM: Best for projecting X-ray photographs and other medical images.
    • Image Enhancements: Choose from a variety of image enhancements for optimum picture quality.
      • Auto Iris: In certain color modes, you can turn on the Auto Iris setting to automatically optimize the image based on the brightness of the content you project.
      • Picture Adjustments: You can manually adjust the images Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Tint, Sharpness, and Color Temperature.
      • Noise Reduction: This setting reduces flickering of analog images. You can select from 3 levels of noise reduction. This is not be available with a signal input through the PC port.
      • Detail Enhancement: Enhances details to create clear outlines for sharper and more refined images that are more lifelike. 
        Converts interlaced to progressive signals. Leave the setting on Film/Auto for viewing movies on a player that produces interlaced output. Select Video for watching videos captured with a video camera. Set to Off when viewing images with a large amount of movement.

    Remote Control: In addition to the control panel, the projector can be controlled by the supplied wireless remote control, which has a range of approximately 26''. The projector has infrared receivers on the front and rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room.

    • HDMI Link: When you connect an HDMI CEC-compatible device, such as Blu-ray player or satellite/cable box, to the projector via HDMI, you can control the device using the HDMI-Link control buttons on the projector's remote control. You can register the device you want to operate in the HDMI Link section of the projector's menu.
    • Wireless Mouse: If you connect your computer to the projector via VGA, USB-B, or HDMI, you can set up the remote control to act as a wireless mouse.

    Mounting Options: The Home Cinema 1080 can be placed on a tabletop or inverted and mounted on the ceiling.  It can be used for front or rear projection. For tabletop use, you can adjust the image position by raising or lowering the two rear feet and one front foot. For ceiling mounting, you will need an optional projector ceiling mount (sold separately). Three M4 x 9mm threaded screw holes are provided on the bottom for a ceiling mount. A commercially-available Kensington security lock can be attached to the unit to prevent theft when installed in a public location.

    Sleep Mode: The projector turns off automatically when no video signal is received for a preset amount of time. You can set the sleep mode to 1 to 30 minutes.

    Firmware & Software Updates (via USB): You can download files to update the software of the unit from Epson's Online Support Site. Simply copy the downloaded files to a USB thumbdrive, then  insert the USB thumbdrive into the USB port of the projector and perform the update.

    Warranty & Extra Care Home Service: The projector is covered by a 2-year parts and labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90 days. Included with the warranty, Epson offers Extra Care Home Service. A replacement unit (in most cases, a refurbished unit) will be shipped to you immediately. (A credit card is required for security deposit.) If it's important that you receive your original projector back, you should use the basic carry-in service instead of Home Service.

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