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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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Value

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.

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Color

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.

Motion

The Epson PowerLite 1775W exhibited excellent motion results, while those of the Epson 705HD were merely average.

Viewing Effects

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

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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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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