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Epson PowerLite 1761W Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 40dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Oct 2013
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Its sleek, lightweight design, built-in wireless projection, and 2600 lumens colour brightness (colour light output)1 and 2600 lumens white brightness (white light output)1 make it easy for the... More
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Review: Epson Powerlite 1761W Projector
Unboxing - Epson PowerLite 1761W WXGA 3LCD Multimedia Projector
Epson Powerlite 1761W Multimedia LCD Projector Review
Epson PowerLite 1761W, WXGA, Wireless, 2600 Lumens Color Brightness, 2600 Lumens White  Quick Review

16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who said that this 2000:1 contrast ratio projector was fantastic.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This data projector received a score of 90 out of 100 from expert review site PC Mag. If all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this projector is in the top 10%.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this multimedia projector on average 85%.

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Epson data projectors and also specifically for Epson 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Epson had good reviews.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it had good picture quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Ultra-light, offers very good data and video image quality”. Pc Mag scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on PC Mag “Excellent data and video image quality” in their review of the Epson PowerLite 1761W.

Good Size

Two Epson PowerLite 1761W reviewers who purchased this projector considered that it was thin. Five years ago Pcmag.com wrote “The Epson PowerLite 1761W Multimedia Projector is slim and ultra-light, offers very good data” in their Epson PowerLite 1761W review.

Robust

A number of customers who bought this projector considered that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com said “Video image quality and solid connectivity choices” in their review. Pcmag.com also wrote “Provides solid connectivity choices including Wi-Fi”.

Good Connectivity

Some Epson PowerLite 1761W owners said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Product Quality

One Epson PowerLite 1761W reviewer who bought the Epson PowerLite 1761W thought it was good quality.

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerLite 1761W supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite 1761W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Asus P1, the NEC U310W, or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Epson PowerLite 1761W supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). In addition, this data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The PowerLite 1761W has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The PowerLite 1761W is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Light

The average weight of projectors of this age and type is 6.5kg. At only 1.7 kilograms, the PowerLite 1761W is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson PowerLite 1761W does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Epson PowerLite 1761W does not support 3D. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W also do not support 3D.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support 3D including the NEC U310W which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors of this age and type the projector brightnesss range from 110 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 1761W has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 1761W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The PowerLite 1761W has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 1 Watt) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.9W.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite 1761W range from 170W to 4,000W. With a bulb power of only 205 Watts, the PowerLite 1761W has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of data projectors of this spec and age is 36dB, and the noise levels range from 28dB to 42dB. With a noise level of 40 decibels, the PowerLite 1761W has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Asus P1 (28dB), or the NEC U310W (36dB) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Specification

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1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
19 October 2012

The Epson PowerLite 1761W Multimedia Projector is slim and ultra-light, offers very good data and video image quality, and provides solid connectivity choices including Wi-Fi...

PC Mag

Slim and ultra-light
Good price for its capabilities
Excellent data and video image quality
Traces of tinting in some data images
Sound system could be louder

User Reviews

(29)
Reviewed 29 October 2012 by UCLA all the way!
(Verified Purchase)

I love the fact how small yet powerful the projector is. The projector came with a portable wireless adapter for your computer so that you can connect your projector to your computer without... Read more…

Reviewed 7 September 2015 by Mathew Kurian
Mathew Kurian would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Projector is very good but the audio is very bad, one port is there written as audio but no in/out sound is coming. Try to find out how the audio can be amplified...

Reviewed 27 June 2015 by OldAcez
OldAcez would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1761W

I use my new Epson PowerLite 1761W to make presentations from my MacBook to incarcerated youth. The presentations range from short skits in mpeg format, to Power Points of various kinds. The quick... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Playdoc
Playdoc would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1761W

It works well and has a good picture, but I found I had problems connecting it reliably with my Macbook Pro until I used an HDMI cable rather than the mini-display/thunderbolt connector. With... Read more…

Reviewed 9 May 2015 by Dalmo
Dalmo would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Good controls, good projection, adapts to any angle when connected to a laptop. But ... I can't use it with Windows RT in my wife's tablet, this is what brought me to this page...

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.94
Electricity cost when on standby $41.21
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Total running cost over 5 years $112.15
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.74 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h478120n, epson v11h478120m
Barcodes 00010343901605, 00010343902602

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