Epson PowerLite 1775W Projector Review
Great performance and wonderful features in an impressively compact package.
Both of these projectors have the same MSRP, so which is the better buy? Well, if you can make due with the Canon LV-8310's outdated connectivity and its inferior motion, you might be able to find it at a discount.
Blacks & Whites
The Canon LV-8310 is a little bit brighter than the Epson PowerLite 1775W, but it's so close we would call them equal.
The Canon LV-8310 has more consistent color temperature, as well as smoother curves. Pick it over the Epson PowerLite 1775W for better color performance.
Motion is definitely one of the Epson PowerLite 1775W's strong suits, and it performed much better than the Canon LV-8310 in tests. If you plan to watch video on the projector, you may want to go with the Epson.
Viewing effects basically came down to the more versatile throw distance of the Canon LV-8310. It performed a little better on optical errors, but not as well on varying wall types. Neither of these things is as significant or as relevant as throw.
Connectivity on the Canon LV-8310 is a major drawback. Instead of having an HDMI port, it has an outmoded S-video. Eew. It's a bit of a toss-up, though, because it does have a DVI input and a number of audio inputs. However, since you're probably going to be using external speakers for a home theater, and an S-video port may well be useless to you, we would go with the Epson PowerLite 1775W.
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