Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD
Compact & bright projector that produces a lot of light, but lackluster color performance.
The 705HD is a little on the noisy side: we found that the average noise level around the projector was around 50 decibels. That is somewhat higher than other similarly sized projectors, and it would definitely be very noticeable if this projector was sitting on your conference room table.
Like all projectors, we found that the 705HD generates quite a lot of heat. This could be an issue if you are running the projector in an enclosed space, or in an already hot room.
The 705HD is a small projector, but it still uses a quite significant amount of power. In our tests, we found that it used about 256 watts of power in the Dynamic mode. If you were to run this projector for 5 hours a day, that means it would cost just over $50 a year to run.
The different color modes that the 705HD offers did not significantly affect the power consumption: it remained the same when running it in Dynamic, Living Room, Theater or Game mode. What did make a big difference was enabling the Eco mode: this reduced the power consumption from around 256 watts down to about 204, which means it would be cheaper to run. It also significantly reduced the brightness of the image, though: see our Blacks & Whites section for more information.
If we translate that into the approximate cost to run the projector (assuming 5 hours a day of use), we find that this projector would cost about %50 to run in the brightest modes, and about $40 with the eco setting enabled.
The 705Hd compares well with other projectors of similar sizes and brightness: we found that it used TK.
Epson claims that the V13H010L54 lamp of the 705HD will last for around TK hours. A new lamp will cost you about $200.
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