Mitsubishi EW270U


A projector with bad ergonomics from Mitsubishi: EW270U

At the first sight the new EW270U projector launched by Mitsubishi offers good performance. The contrast ratio is good and the and brightness provided is at a high level. We’ve tested this projector for you. Are these characteristics enough to consider this product a good choice ?

The expectations before test

This year Mitsubishi decides to launch on the market a 720p projector. The price of this model is about 800 euros. Apparently the design is good and the performance on the paper is at a good level too. But, I think is better to see the review.

The reality

mitsubishi-ew270uWe’ve performed a lot of tests with the Mitsubishi EW270U. We are glad to tell you that the new 720p model is able to provide you one of the best contrast ratio measured by our colorimetric tester with about 2499:1. The brightness provided is very good too and our measurements shows a value of about 424 cd / m2. The measurements was performed in nine points, with the projector setup on the cinema mode. This is not enough for a good image and in tests, EW270U was not able to offer accurate quality of the image.

Another weak point at this model is the comparison with its enemies from the market. If you compare the EW270U with a competitor model from Optoma, for example, you will see the differences. The first point is the external design, where the Optoma HD67N or GT720 are far better designed. In the same time, the Optioma models seems to have similar prices, even if are able to provide Blu-Ray compatibility. This model is compatible with a lot of 3D devices , like the nVidia 3D Vision and 3D Optoma XL, previously tested in our website.

But the worst thing at this model is the remote, totally unergonomic. The remote is very small and looks like it was designed for kids. Is really difficult to work with a remote like this one, small, minimalist and almost impossible to be used.

Another bad thing is the Ethernet connectivity. If you want to see some files from a local network, for example, it’s better to not count on this feature, almost impossible to be used in reality.

Review conclusions

If you need a projector to be used just for office documents or for other rare tasks, the Mitsubishi EW270U could be a good choice. For all the different tasks when you need a projector, we suggest you to try a model from Optoma, for example, able to provide images and movies at a far better quality.

Technical specifications

Vertical Resolution800
Horizontal resolution1280
Height in cm9:36
Width in cm28.2
Depth in cm22.9
Weight in gr2400
TechnologyDMD / DLP
Brightness2600 lumens
Contrast Ratio (X: 1)2000
WLAN functionNo
Format4:10 p.m.
HD ready (High Definition TV Compatible)No
Integrated DVD PlayerNo