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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Front

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD is a small, compact LCD projector that has a clean, simple design. It also comes with a carrying case.

Front Callout

Back

Back Callout
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Sides

Top/Bottom

Top Callout

Stand/Mount

The stand of the 705HD allows for adjustment of the viewing angle by both raising and lowering the front and back of the projector body. It also has standard VESA mounting screws on the bottom which allow for wall or ceiling mounting. No wall/ceiling mount is included.

Lamp

The 705HD uses a 200 Watt UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) lamp that has a lifespan of up to 4000 or 500 hours (in Normal and Eco modes). It is user replaceable, and a new lamp costs about $200.

Lamp Photo 1
The lamp of the 705HD

Remote Control Tour

The small remote control that comes with the projector allows for full control of the projector, but cannot control other devices

Remote Control Image
The small remote control of the 705HD

In the Box

As well as the projector, you get:

*carrying case

*quickstart manuals

*power cable
*Component to VGA adapter

*CD-ROM that includes the full manual as a PDF

Not included are any video or audio cables, which is a bit annoying.

In The Box
The 705HD comes with a carrying case, manuals, power cable and remote

Portability

The 705HD is very portable: we weighed the combination of the projector, cables and carrying case at 5.5lbs, and it is a pretty small and compact combination.

Setup Assistance

The 705HD is a simple projector to set up: plug in, connect the source, power on, select source and you are off. The Auto Keystone feature uses a level in the projector to set the adjustment for the projection angle, and we found that this did an effective job. This can be overridden if required, though, and the keystone can be adjusted to 30 degrees either up or down.

Aesthetics

The 705HD has a clean, straightforward look that is more about functionality than aesthetics. But the shiny white case would certainly not look out of place in a modern office filled with shiny laptops and white walls.

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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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