Auditioned: Epson Pro G Series high brightness projector

posted on Saturday, 24th August 2013 by David Slater

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Regular readers of Inside CI will know that I love to get out there in the thick of it. So I didn't need much encouragement to fill the car boot with camera equipment and head for Warrington to meet Nick Hibbs, the owner of Tour X Golf. The reason for my journey wasn't to buy any golf kit or improve my backswing, but to take a closer look at Epson's EB-G5950's commercial grade large venue projector, which has been installed as part of an indoor golf simulator.

Tour X Golf is not your usual golf retail outlet. Situated on an industrial estate, the front section of the facility offers all sorts of golfing equipment that will make you drool if you're into this sport, while in the middle of the unit you'll find Nick beavering away in a workshop fully equipped with machines able to fix clubs. However, the area I had come to see was actually nestled to the rear. Here's there's a driving range is equipped with a TrackMan Golf Radar which monitors swing and ball flight path; hooked up to the TrackMan was the Epson EB-G5950.

A large venue projector capable of massive brightness, this Epson finds itself ideally suited to the job of projecting the TrackMan simulator onto the large screen. The model, which typically retails for £3,200, has an equally high white and Colour Light Output (CLO). The picture quality from the 3LCD light engine is first class, with natural colour fidelity and a brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens. With a contrast ratio rated at 2,000:1 there's no shortage of deep blacks either. Resolution is 1024 x 768 XGA. In addition to HDMI, there's also D-SUB VGA I/O, composite and S-video inputs, RS-232 and 5 x BNC (RGBHV). The projector comes with wireless 802.11 a/b/g connectivity and EasyMP network monitoring and control software; you can easily check the status of the projector via email in case of any issues.

After watching Nick engaging with his clients, I could tell he knows his game. The golfers coming through the door were all keen to work on their waggle and sort out their slices, number crunching through the stats that were being dished out by the TrackMan. I was surprised by how bright and vibrant the image was, especially as the sun was streaming through the roof windows. Yes, I do love Epson's home cinema range, but this is the first time I have seen a commercial G Series perform and it was delivering perfect images across a large bright space.

Explaining why he chose the Epson, Nick told Inside CI: "We went for this Epson because we wanted both cutting-edge technology and a quality back-up service. The G Series gives unbelievable images and is very easy to use". On the evidence of this showing, I have to agree. If you you're looking for the ultimate high value, high brightness projector, then look no further. Bang for buck, the Epson G Series EB-G5950 is a hole-in-one.

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David Slater

David Slater started his writing career with SVI writing a popular column, he has also guested on publications like Home Cinema Choice and
Living North

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Posted by Darren Shear on 24th August 2013, 10:01 AM
Great article showing how our industry helps others
Posted by James Middleton on 24th August 2013, 10:06 AM
Nice Swing Nick, shame your place is a little far away from Hartlepool LOOKS COOL!

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