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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Ergonomics & Durability

The small remote that comes with this projector feels somewhat plasticky and fragile: we doubt that it would stand up to rough treatment.

Button Layout & Use

The layout of the buttons on the remote is pretty good, putting the most commonly used buttons at the top of the remove where they fall comfortably under the thumb. Epson wisely also provided dedicated buttons for the most commonly used features, such as the source search on the top right, which sets the projector to search all of the video inputs. There is also a user button, which can be customized to control a number of features from the on-screen menu.

The remote also allows for direct access to the on-screen menu with the menu button, and a 4-way d-pad and enter buttons make it easy to move around. That is very useful if the projector is mounted on the roof or in another unusual position: you can control the projector from the remote in exactly the same way you do on the controls themselves.

Remote Control Detail Image
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Programming & Flexibility

This remote cannot control any devices other than the Epson projector it comes with: there is no way to program it to control other devices. That is not unusual, though; most proejctor remotes are basic devices, as serious home theater users will replace them with programmable ones.

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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
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  15. Conclusion
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