Epson PowerLite 1775W Projector Review
Great performance and wonderful features in an impressively compact package.
The Epson PowerLite 1775W has a 1.2x lens, which definitely gives it some flexibility when setting it up. Even so, the throw is relatively short, so don't count on being able to place the projector way in the back of the room if you're using anything but a very large projector.
As you move the projector farther away from the screen, the relative brightness is going to diminish. (There, we just explained physics for you. Hope you appreciate it.) Fortunately, the Epson PowerLite 1775W is bright enough that in a dark room, you can accommodate quite a big screen, which requires more distance.
Ambient light is another issue. Even very good projectors will fail you in a sunny room. For best results, you'll have to keep the room lighting to well under 100 lux – no more than a small table lamp.
If you need to project onto something other than a dedicated projection screen, there are some limited options, but nothing's foolproof. If it's a blackboard, the Epson PowerLite 1775W has a dedicated mode just for that. There's also a mode for whiteboard, but it's hard to see why that would be challenging. The real trick is projecting onto a colored surface, like a painted wall. There are no simple color correction features.
The Epson PowerLite 1775W has a great manual focus that allows for very sensitive adjustments, using buttons on the projector or on the remote. There's also an auto-focus tool that works fairly well. (At least it was better than the auto keystone feature.).
There's just one video processing feature on the Epson PowerLite 1775W. We're not counting basic functions like keystone correction, color, contrast, and the like.
The Epson PowerLite 1775W has a native resolution of 1200 x 800 (WXGA). It can handle most computer and all NTSC video resolutions, but we noticed some issues with 1080p video.
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