projectors

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD

Compact & bright projector that produces a lot of light, but lackluster color performance.

July 04, 2010
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Noise

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.

Heat

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.

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Power Consumption

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.

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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.

Lamp Life

Epson claims that the V13H010L54 lamp of the 705HD will last for around TK hours. A new lamp will cost you about $200.

Lamp Life Photo
The lamp of the 705HD
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Remote Control
  10. Connectivity & Media
  11. Power, Noise & Heat
  12. ViewSonic PJD6531w Comparison
  13. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  14. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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