Epson PowerLite 1775W Projector Review
Great performance and wonderful features in an impressively compact package.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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