Epson PowerLite 1775W Projector Review
Great performance and wonderful features in an impressively compact package.
As a projector marketed towards home theaters, the Epson 705HD is significantly cheaper than the high-end Epson PowerLite 1775W. However, we can't claim that the Epson PowerLite 1775W doesn't have better picture quality, so it may still be a good investment for a home theater with good color and smooth motion.
Blacks & Whites
The Epson 705HD is not quite as bright as its fancier brother, the Epson PowerLite 1775W. Either one could be a viable option for the darkness of a home theater, though.
Both of these Epsons have very similar color temperature error; they spike into blue for brighter shades of grey. However, the Epson PowerLite 1775W has much smoother color curves. It's the clear champion of color, among these two models.
The Epson PowerLite 1775W exhibited excellent motion results, while those of the Epson 705HD were merely average.
The Epson PowerLite 1775W had some optical issues that weren't prevalent on the Epson 705HD, but its real failing was in a weak throw. The 705HD is likely the better choice, unless you expect to have to project onto strange surfaces most of the time.
Connectivity was a little better on the Epson 705HD. The Epson PowerLite 1775W dropped its largely-vestigial S-video port, but it lacks the audio connections of the 705HD. If you don't have external speakers, the ones on the Epson 705HD could do in a pinch.
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