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Epson PowerLite 1775W Projector Review

Great performance and wonderful features in an impressively compact package.

September 28, 2011
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Color Temperature

The Epson PowerLite 1775W produced a reasonably consistent color temperature. As the signal intensity gets darker, you'll notice the whites start to take on a bluish tint. The darker the signal, the bluer it gets.

Color Temperature
Color Temperature Graph

RGB Curves

We test each color channel (red, green, and blue) separately to measure their response curves. The first thing we noticed is how different the luminance of each channel is. As you can see in the chart below, the dark green are significantly brighter than the blues and reds. The dark reds hardly register they're so dark. Once they get to the mid-point in the signal range, the channels start to converge.

Practically speaking, this means that you're going to see a lot more detail in the greens than in the reds, but a casual audience may not even notice.

RGB Curves
RGB Curves Graph
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Color Gamut

The Epson PowerLite 1775W did not match up well at all to the rec. 709 color standard, which is the standard for HDTV colors. The green point is heavy oversaturated. The red point is unsaturated. Only the blue point is close to the ideal mark.

Color Gamut
Color Gamut Graph
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity & Media
  9. Power, Noise & Heat
  10. Optoma HD20 Comparison
  11. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  12. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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