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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
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site wrote that this projector was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This Epson projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Epson data projector received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from PC Mag. Experts think this projector is one of the better projectors of a comparable spec and age.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this data projector rated this projector 85% on average.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Epson is one of the better rated projector brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Epson also has good ratings for its 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Good Picture Quality

A few Epson PowerLite 1761W owners who bought the Epson PowerLite 1761W agreed that it had good picture quality. Pcmag.com scored it 5 stars and said on PC Mag five years ago “Ultra-light, offers very good data and video image quality” in their Epson PowerLite 1761W review. Pc Mag mentioned “Excellent data and video image quality”.

Good Size

Some Epson PowerLite 1761W owners who bought the Epson PowerLite 1761W considered that it was thin. Pcmag.com wrote “The Epson PowerLite 1761W Multimedia Projector is slim and ultra-light, offers very good data” in their Epson PowerLite 1761W review.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who purchased it wrote that it was good value for money. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector “Good price for its capabilities”.

Good Connectivity

Some Epson PowerLite 1761W reviewers said that this projector was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on PC Mag “Provides solid connectivity choices including Wi-Fi”.

Robust

Two Epson PowerLite 1761W reviewers wrote that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The Epson PowerLite 1761W Multimedia Projector is modestly priced for an ultra-light WGXA data projector, yet provides superb data and video image quality and solid connectivity choices” in their review of this projector.

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerLite 1761W supports wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite 1761W do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support wi-Fi currently available including the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price], the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price], or the Canon WUX6000[plb_2900094_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite 1761W is 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 multimedia projector). In addition, this 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 data projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite 1761W is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Very Light

Comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W have weights of between 370g and 23kg. At only 1.7 kilograms, the Epson PowerLite 1761W is quite light compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the PowerLite 1761W does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Canon WUX6000[plb_2900094_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

The PowerLite 1761W does not support 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite 1761W also do not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support 3D including 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 brightnesss (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 1761W is 110 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens.

If this 2000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Canon WUX6000[plb_2900094_price] (6,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 1 Watt, the PowerLite 1761W has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 1761W. The RMS rated powers of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 19W.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 205 Watts, the PowerLite 1761W has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite 1761W the bulb powers range from 170W to 4,000W, and the average bulb power is 320W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 40 decibels, the PowerLite 1761W has one of the louder noise levels amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The noise levels of data projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 28dB to 42dB.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include 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

Average Running Costs

The PowerLite 1761W has an average 1 year running cost of £149 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 87 multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Specification

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HDCP
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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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Running Cost

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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 v11h478120, generic emp1761, epson v11h478120, generic emp1761w, epson v11h478120n, epson v11h478120m, epson v11h478120l, epson v11h478120la, visipax v11h478120, epson epsv11h478120, visipax prv11h478120
Barcodes 00010343900226, 00010343901605, 00010343902602, 00014445270911, 00050005700405, 00602653659835, 00779184177166, 00803983111615

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