Epson Home Cinema 660 vs Epson VS250 review

Epson Home Cinema 660 and Epson VS250 - cheap and compact projectors

Epson Home Cinema 660 and Epson VS250

Epson 660 is one of the Home Cinema range

Epson Home Cinema 660I got Epson Home Cinema 660 and Epson VS250 on review and I would like to talk about these projectors and help in choosing. Epson 660 is a good portable projector that doesn’t take up much space in your room. It has a brightness of 3300 lumens and contrast 15000:1. Native resolution of the projector is 800X600. It is ideal for watching movies.

I used Epson Home Cinema in my living room. After installation, I had good image on the wall. Unfortunately, I did not have sound system and I used projectors built-in speakers. The speakers appear to be quiet in the large room. During the test Epson 660 vs VS250, I installed the projector at various angles and in any position, the image kept excellent clarity. Screen resolutions are enough for comfortable watching movies and even gaming. The speakers seem quiet in the large room.

Epson Home Cinema 660 PROS:
  • Good design. I like thing in white color and minimalistic design.
  • I was able to connect various devices with HDMI (PC, MAC, game console).
  • Great brightness even in a well-lit room.
  • Fast and easy setup of an image. Only a few keys and perfect image on the wall.
Epson Home Cinema 660 CONS:
  • Quiet built-in speaker.
  • Has not zoom capability.

Return to comparison Epson Home Cinema 660 vs Epson VS250 I would like to talk about the Epson VS250.

Cheap and great Epson VS250

Epson VS250When I got it into the my review of Epson VS250 vs 660, I understood that this projector exactly what is needed to create a small home cinema. Epson VS250 supports HDMI and I can connect it with the latest devices such as my PC or Macbook. Projector has 3200 lumens of brightness and contrast 15000:1 with native resolution 800X600. As for me, it is enough for comfortable watching movies or gaming. But bad built in speakers do not let me enjoy the sound of the film.

Epson VS250 PROS:
  • Good color rendering and sharpness.
  • Compact and minimalistic design.
  • 2 USB ports because I can connect USB HDD and enjoy the movie without having a PC or laptop.
Cons Epson VS250 CONS:
  • No audio output. I like a good sound, and I did not really like what I heard.
  • Bad built-in speaker. It has only five discrete volume levels.

So what to choose for enjoying movies at home — Epson 660 or Epson VS250?

Now I can go back to the comparison of Epson Home Cinema 660 and Epson VS250. These projectors are similar models and they have the similar main features and an identical software. However, Epson 660 in compare with VS250, has higher brightness that can play an important role in outdoor watching movies, but such a compact projector does not have zoom capability.

Now I can go back to the comparison of Epson Home Cinema 660 and Epson VS250. These projectors are similar models and they have the similar main features and an identical software. However, Epson 660 in compare with VS250, has higher brightness that can play an important role in outdoor watching movies, but such a compact projector does not have zoom capability.

In the same time Epson VS250 has a worse built-in speaker, but it has 2 USB ports that are not in the Epson Home Cinema 660.

The choice is not so complicated. If I wanted a good projector in a minimalistic design with great image and good sound, I will choose Epson Home Cinema 660. Besides, if I needed a portable projector to which I could connect a USB HDD or USB storage and watch a movie at any time, I will choose Epson VS250.

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Comparison chart

Epson Home Cinema 660
Epson VS250

Common

Model

Home Cinema 660
VS250

Brand

Epson
Epson

Rating on Amazon

4.4
4.4

Reviews on Amazon

15
583

Translation properties

Projection system

3LCD
3LCD

Native resolution

800 x 600
800 x 600

Aspect ratio

4:3
4:3

Pixel number

480000
480000

Brightness

3300 lumens
3200 lumens

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Contrast ratio

15000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.45 - 1.96
1.45 - 1.96

Lamp

Lamp type

210 W
210 W

Lamp life

Normal mode

4000
3000

Eco mode

6000
4000

Lens

F-number

1.44
1.44

Focal length

16.7 mm
16.7 mm

Lens shift

Zoom ratio

1.0 - 1.35
1.0 - 1.35

Interface

HDMI

1
1

D-sub 15pin

1
1

Composite video (RCA)

1
1

Audio L/R (RCA)

1
1

Audio out (Mini Jack)

1

USB (Type A)

1
1

USB (Type mini-B)

1
1

RS232 (DB-9pin)

has not
has not

Sound

Integrated speaker

Speaker power

2 W
2 W

Sound type

mono
mono

Resolution support

640 x 480

1024 x 768

1280 x 800

1400 x 1050

1920 x 1080

Video compatibility

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

3D

Settings

Keystone correction manual

Horizontal +- 30 degrees
Vertical +- 30 degrees

Keystone correction auto

Vertical +- 30 degrees

Operating distance

19 ft
19 ft

Security functions

Audible noise

Normal mode

37 dBA
37 dBA

Eco mode

28 dBA
28 dBA

Operating temperature

Min

5 C
5 C

Max

35 C
35 C

Features

Color

white
white

Wireless

Remote control

Mouse functions

Warranty

2 Years
2 Years

Dimensions

Product size

20.5 x 17.7 x 7.6 inches
11.9 x 9.2 x 3.0 inches

Product weight

5.3 pounds
5.3 pounds