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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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Front

Front Callout

Back

Back Callout
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Sides

Side Callout

Top/Bottom

Top Callout
Bottom Callout

Stand/Mount

The Epson PowerLite 1775W has an adjustable foot located on the front and center of the projector. It extends out nearly two inches, giving you a huge range of movement when doing your set-up. The two back legs also adjust a little, as well, but they have the be screwed in and out, so they're not as convenient as the quick-release foot.

Stand/Mount Image

Lamp

The Epson PowerLite 1775W uses the rather expensive 230 watt UHE lamp, which ranges for $200 - 400 online. The lamp has an estimated life expectancy of 2500 hours in standard mode and 3000 hours in economy mode (which no one uses, so ignore that number).

Lamp Photo 1

Remote Control Tour

The Epson PowerLite 1775W's remote control is compact and feels great in the hand. The button layout could have stood some improvement. As it is, there's little rhyme or reason to how the buttons are arranged. We can just see a teacher or nervous junior executive squinting at the remote, sweaty and agitated, while their audience murmurs in disapproval.

Remote Control Image

In the Box

The Epson PowerLite 1775W ships with the remote control & batteries, a power cable, a VGA cable, a USB cable, a "Quick Connect USB Key" (details), a cheap, thin carrying case, and some CD-ROMs and assorted documentation. All in all, it's a good little package to get you started. For home theater connections, you're probably going to want to pick up an HDMI cable. The carrying case is a nice thought, but buy something padded if you plan on hauling this around with any frequency.

In The Box

Portability

The Epson PowerLite 1775W is a highly portable video projector that can do 720p video. That makes it a perfect choice for carting around to events that need high quality video for a large audience. The set-up is easy, especially with the the auto-focus and auto-keystone. The latter was far from perfect, but close enough that it will probably satisfy people that don't review projectors for a living.

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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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