Summary: I purchased an Epson refurbished 1775w projector for the Fit to Screen function. It didn't work. I spent a couple hours on the phone with the technician. He sent me another one and I returned the first one. The second one didn't even turn on - the overheat light came on immediately and no light came out of it. I had a camera repair technician there that day so he tried it on his computer. I spent an hour with Epson tech support and they sent me another one.
Summary: I used this projector for the first time in a workshop this last week-end. Although it did what it needed to do, I couldn't get the remote to work even though I reset it several times. I had to keep going back and manually advance the slides which disrupted the flow of the presentation.
Summary: Used to give safety training across the US at sites as varied as hotel rooms to equipment control rooms. Great bright view without turning off lights and able to set up close to screen/wall. Very quiet, too.
Summary: The 1775W is an excellent projector overall, but it has a disappointingly poor audio speaker that is weak and has poor frequency response outside the mid (vocal) range. Except for this, it is an exceptional piece of gear. Just route your audio to some external speakers. It is small, light, has all the basic hookups, two wifi modes, Multiple USB modes (computer, flash drive, device, camera, etc.), VGA, HDMI, RCA Video/Audio.
Summary: This is one awesome projector. Works well in dimly lighted rooms (no need to turn off the lights). If I could fix one thing on it that would be the noise level. But, the fan's gotta run and this is an issue with every other projector I've used. If you can get over the sound of the fan, you'll love this projector. The size and half the weight of a big-city telephone book (remember those?).
Summary: I provide IT support for a large organization (over 20K total staff) and I directly support a division of approx 1,000 staff. We purchased one of these after I researched projectors. I personally LOVED this projector and would have rated it 5 stars but for two small things that were deal-breakers for our organization but may not be for yours. Deal breaker 1) Wireless only worked if we turned off our firewall - a no no as far as our Security group is concerned.
Scott Gardner "Software developer and consult..., Amazon
4 August 2011
Summary: The Epson 1775W is a wireless high-resolution projector (also works with HDMI, USB, or VGA) that fits comfortably in a computer bag along with a MacBook. On a Mac you don't even need the USB key plugged in to the Mac. It just works across the wireless network and downloaded connection software. They are working on an update for Lion but it works great on Snow Leopard and HDMI and VGA will work fine on a Lion Mac in the interim.
Summary: Personal Experience I provide IT support for a large organization (over 20K total staff) and I directly support a division of approx 1,000 staff. We purchased one of these after I researched projectors and got excited about the prospect of wireless projection. I personally LOVED this projector and would have rated it higly in every category but for two small things that were deal-breakers for our organization but may not be for yours.
Summary: The PowerLite 1775W Wireless Multimedia Projector is a wonderful machine that delivers a powerful true color projection. It is smaller than my first projector. However do not let this size fool you. I use this unit for presentations on the road and in the class room. The wireless capability is a great feature. Less wires, allows greater flexibility. I am not sure of wireless range, but I know it works. I have not discovered any negative elements of this unit.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Great picture quality, Small Footprint