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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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Input Ports

The Epson PowerLite 1775W has the ports you need for most situations. There's a VGA for computers and an HDMI or composite video for home theater. The addition of a component video input would have been welcomed, but it doesn't feel like a gaping absence. There's an analog audio input, but no output. If you want to rely on the tinny, mono speaker built into the projector, you're welcome to, but we wouldn't recommend it.

Input Ports Callout

All the ports are listed below.

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Other Connections

The Epson PowerLite 1775W has built-in WiFi that allows you to stream wirelessly from a computer. In theory, you simply plug the included USB dongle into your computer and it should recognize the projector as an available display device. Unfortunately, we tried with multiple computers (PCs and Macs) and could not get it to work. The reviews on the internet are positive, so we can only assume that someone, somewhere is enjoying the feature. There are also two USB ports, an "A-type" and a "B-type" that allow you to connect flash drives, etc.

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Placement

All primary ports are located on the back of the projector. For whatever reason, the "built-in WiFi" is actually a removable dongle located in the front of the projector, under the lock and key of a plastic cover and two tiny screws. Perhaps if it offended you in some way, you could take the time to remove it.

Menus & Manual

The Epson PowerLite 1775W's onscreen menus are clean and clear. We never had a problem finding what we needed. The instruction manual, available as a CD-ROM or a PDF (downloadable here) is very thorough and easier to search than a paper document.

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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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