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Epson PowerLite 1761W
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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
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Epson Powerlite 1761W Multimedia LCD Projector Review

18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of PC Mag thought that this Epson projector was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This 2000:1 contrast ratio projector received an expert rating of 90% from PC Mag. The projector expert review sites think this Epson data projector is one of the better data projectors of this age and type.

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Epson projector rated it as 85%.

Epson Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Epson 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Epson is one of the superior brands.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Epson PowerLite 1761W reviewers who purchased it thought it had good picture quality. Pcmag.com gave the Epson PowerLite 1761W a rating of 5 stars and said on expert review site PC Mag four years ago “Ultra-light, offers very good data and video image quality”. Pc Mag said in their review of this projector “Excellent data and video image quality”.

Good Size

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this projector was thin. Expert website Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “The Epson PowerLite 1761W Multimedia Projector is slim and ultra-light, offers very good data” in their Epson PowerLite 1761W review.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Epson PowerLite 1761W reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Four years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 1761W Multimedia Projector is modestly priced for an ultra-light WGXA data projector, yet provides superb data”. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector “Good price for its capabilities”.

Robust

Several customers concluded that it was well made. Pcmag.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector on expert website PC Mag “Video image quality and solid connectivity choices”. Pcmag.com also said “Provides solid connectivity choices including Wi-Fi”.

Good Connectivity

A number of Epson PowerLite 1761W reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerLite 1761W supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite 1761W do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support WiFi connectivity and we think the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PowerLite 1761W has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider include the Asus P1[plb_1479406_price], the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite 1761W is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This data projector also support graphics resolutions 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 best resolution of all data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite 1761W is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite 1761W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most projectors of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the PowerLite 1761W which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The narrowest 2000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been around for around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W is 120mm wide and the widest is 540mm. At only 292.1 millimeters, the PowerLite 1761W is fairly narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite 1761W.

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec data projector that has been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W is 370g heavy and the heaviest is 23kg. At only 1.7 kilograms, the Epson PowerLite 1761W is fairly light compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite 1761W.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite 1761W do not support Full HD projection. The PowerLite 1761W is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PowerLite 1761W does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support 3D image projection.

Other data projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider include the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the projector brightness range from 110 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite 1761W the RMS rated power range from 1W to 19W. At only 1 Watt, the PowerLite 1761W has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W.

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Very Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 205 Watts, the PowerLite 1761W has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite 1761W. Data projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 1761W have lamp power of between 170W and 4,000W.

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Very Loud Noise Level

When compared to other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the Epson PowerLite 1761W's noise level of 40 decibels is one of the loudest. The noise levels of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W range from 28dB to 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Asus P1[plb_1479406_price] (28dB and higher rated), or the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] (36dB and higher rated).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the PowerLite 1761W will cost £149 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 86 projectors of a comparable age and spec.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Epson released the PowerLite 1761W.

Specification

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DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
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USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
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Design
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Technical Details

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 £93.90
Electricity cost when on standby £54.55
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Total running cost over 5 years £148.45
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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 generic emp1761, epson v11h478120, generic emp1761w, epson v11h478120n, epson v11h478120l, epson v11h478120m, visipax v11h478120, epson v11h478120la, visipax prv11h478120
Barcodes 00010343900226, 00010343901605, 00010343902602, 00014445270911, 00050005700405, 00602653659835, 00779184177166, 00803983111615

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