Summary: Personal Experience Overall quality is good. Usually like to keep a few of these in my inventory. These seem to be a unit that businesses like to rent frequently. This is surprising to me, because the Powerlite 78 is one of the lower end Epson models. At 2200 Lumens, it's a very good picture quality for a economy line projector. Over all not a bad projector for the price. Not really what I'd call business class, but it does get the job done.
Summary: This unit is surprisingly powerful as a projector from laptop computer to the wall. I truly enjoy its capabilities, ease of use and storage, and quiet running fan. The internal speaker is okay, but plug in some external speakers and you will enjoy greater sound.
Summary: Pros: Nice picture: bright and rich colours (not washed out). Movies look great and sharp (with progressive scan on). Slides and pictures are stunning. USB connection is so easy to use (after a one time setup, where you need to wait a while for the projector to load software onto your PC, mine runs on Vista) and great for picture viewing and powerpoint shows(USB connection does not have sufficient bandwidth for video so video tend to be choppy).
Summary: This projector offers very good performance, super easy set-up and an easy to carry package. There are all the inputs you could want, except for HD video displays. The USB port display is suitable only for still pictures; using it for video will induce your audience to either flee or give up watching. Use the VGA or S-video inputs for video. There is no S-video cable provided, a minor challenge. It was up and operating 30 seconds after the box was unpacked.
Summary: Very nice projector, with plenty of lumens for well lit rooms. Cost was very acceptable. I picked this up for use on the road for my church and on mission trips. Time will tell how it stands up to being on the road, but so far, it has performed very well and seems very sturdy. Unit will connect to just about anything via both standard and SVGA connectors. For laptop or mini-pc's, it even connects via USB.
Fantastic projector, but needs adaptor for 480p or HDTV
A. Palmer, Amazon
25 January 2009
Summary: pros: - great resolution for the price - very bright - I can project onto a wall right next to a large window on a sunny day, and it's still visible when on full power - very quiet on the "low" power mode, which is still very bright (its what I almost always use) - easy to use menu and remote - focus works over a large range of projection distances - LCD means no 'rainbow' effect, superior to DLP projection Just the one, significant con: while it is in principle...