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Intelligent ultra-mobile, HD-ready projector for on-the-go business users, combining superb image quality, easy set-up and true portability.
Constantly on the move and frequently make presentations at customer sites? This ultra-mobile projector offers a winning combination of ultra-slim lightweight design, exceptional image quality and advanced functionality. With traditional wired and built-in wireless connectivity, time-saving set-up plus a range of advanced features, it's the ideal tool for polished presentations.
Enjoy superb image quality, impressive natural colours with an equally high white and colour light output of 3,200 lumens thanks to Epson's 3LCD technology. True Colours technology delivers a faithful reproduction of colours as they are meant to be and, with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, projected images are crisp and clear.
Automatic vertical and horizontal keystone correction and Screen Fit makes it easy to set up the projector almost anywhere. The short throw ratio projects a large image from a shorter distance so that all meeting participants can be seated behind the projector as the front exhaust directs heat away from them. Auto Power On turns the projector on when it detects signal input, and NFC makes it easy to connect to mobile devices using the built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
Gesture Presenter allows users to advance through a presentation directly with their hands. Users can view two data sources side by side with split screen, and MHL can show high-quality video and audio content from mobile devices while charging them at the same time.
The ultra-slim form factor and lightweight design makes this the ideal projector for anyone on the move. A carry case is included and the projector fits easily into a standard laptop bag.
Exceptional image quality: Equally high white and colour light output of 3,200 lumens
Gesture Presenter: Advance through a presentation directly with your hands
Horizontal and Vertical Keystone correction: Slides and images can be aligned and distortion corrected
Wireless connectivity: NFC makes it easy to connect or the projector wirelessly
Lightweight & ultra-slim form factor: Fits in the same bag as a laptop computer
Model - Epson EB-1781W, Category - Business & Education Projector, Display Type - 3LCD Technology, Resolution - WXGA (1280 x 800), Light Output (lumens) - 3200 Lumens, Light Source Life Hours (Normal) - 4000 hours, Light Source Life Hours (Economy) - 7000 hours, Contrast Ratio - 10,000:1, Throw Ratio - 1.04 - 1.26:1, Min. Projection Distance - 0.7 m - 6.8 m / 0.8 m - 8.2 m (Wide / Tele), Min. Image/Screen Size (Inch) - 30 Inch, Max. Image/Screen Size (Inch) - 300 Inch, Native/Compatible Aspect Ratio - 16:10, Zoom Ratio - Manual, Factor 1 - 1.2, Projection Lens - F Number 1.58 - 1.7, Keystone Correction - +-30 degree (H), +- 20 degree (V), Chip Size - 0.59 Inch C2 Fine, Speaker - 1Watt, Audio Port - Audio Input, Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi - Wireless LAN, MHL - MHL, Additional I/O Ports & Connectivity - USB 2.0 Type A, USB 2.0 Type B, VGA in, HDMI in, Composite in, Stereo mini jack audio in, MHL, Near Field Communication (NFC), Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Wireless LAN b/g/n (2.4GHz), Power Source - AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz - 60 Hz, Power Consumption - 295W, Dimension - 292 x 213 x 44 mm, Weight - 1.8Kg, Features - AV mute slide, Built-in speaker, Document Camera Compatible, Fit to Screen, Gesture Presenter, Home Screen, Instant on/off, JPEG Viewer, Long lamp life, MHL audio/video interface, PC Free, iProjection App for Chromebook, Quick Corner, Split-Screen-Function, Wireless LAN capable, iProjection App, Blackboard, Cinema, Dynamic, Presentation, sRGB, DICOM SIM (Video Colour Modes), Dynamic, Cinema, Presentation, sRGB, Blackboard, DICOM SIM (2D Colour Modes), Kensington lock, Wireless LAN security, Password protection, Others - High Definition: HD ready, Light source: Lamp, Colour Processing: 10 Bits, 2D Vertical Refresh Rate: 100 Hz - 120 Hz, Colour Reproduction: upto 1.07 billion colours, Projection Distance Wide/Tele: 1.35 m - 1.62 m ( 60 Inch screen), Focal Distance: 13.52 mm - 16.22 mm, Focus: Motorized, Offset: 10 : 1, USB Display Function 3 in 1: Image / Mouse / Sound, Epson iProjection App: Ad-Hoc / Infrastructure, Noise Level Normal: 39 dB (A), Noise Level Economy: 30 dB (A), Positioning: Ceiling Mounted, Desktop, dimensions: 292 x 213 x 44 mm, Specialty - Intelligent ultra-mobile, HD-ready projector for on-the-go business users, combining superb image quality, easy set-up and true portability, Exceptional image quality, Equally high white and colour light output of 3,200 lumens, Gesture Presenter, Advance through a presentation directly with hands, Horizontal and Vertical Keystone correction Slides and images can be aligned and distortion corrected, Wireless connectivity, NFC makes it easy to connect or the projector wirelessly, Lightweight & ultra-slim form factor, Fits in the same bag as a laptop computer, Package Contents - Carrying Case, VGA cable, Power cable, Remote control incl. batteries, Software (CD), Warranty - 2 year(1st Year Parts, 2nd Year service ) (Lamp 12 Month/1000 Hours Which One Comes First)
Projectors have long been used as a presentation tool in business and commercial entertainment, as well as in some very high-end home theater systems. However, projectors are becoming more available and affordable for the average consumer. If you are looking for one, here are a few things you need to take into consideration when looking for a projector for your business or home setup.
The first thing you should take into consideration is the kind of content you want to show on the projector. Most business projectors are going to be used for a series of still images. If you're thinking about PowerPoint presentations and bar charts, then look in the business category. The home projector category is going to handle full motion video a lot better. If you want to play movies or games, make sure that your chosen projector can handle them.
Indoor vs. Outdoor
For the most part, if you want to use a projector outdoors, you need better quality all-round. You want the highest brightness, because you have less control over the ambient light, you want a high resolution and contrast ratio to boost your chances of a great picture, and you'll need a good screen or surface, and a decent sound system. One thing that might be more of a concern with an indoor projector is the noise it makes when operating, because that's going to be more noticeable in a small room, but beyond that a good outdoor projector will work well indoors too.
You should check out the reviews for your prospective projectors carefully and make sure that you get a reliable model. You'll often see a lamp life rating, estimating the maximum hours you'll get before needing to replace the bulb. Obviously the higher that is, the better your chances of it lasting a longer time. You should also check out the cost of replacement bulbs and other parts, and get an idea of how easy it will be to maintain and repair, should you need to.
If you're planning to install your projector in a fixed position, for something like a home theater, then you don't really have to worry about portability at all. If you plan on traveling around, using it for business presentations, then you'll want something that's as small as possible.
Zoom Range and Lens Shift
You should also consider the zoom range and lens shift capabilities carefully if you think you'll be using your projector in a variety of different environments, because these features will allow you to change the throw distance and alter the size and position of what you're projecting. Short throw projectors can be used in tight spaces and small rooms, whereas you'll need a long-throw lens if you want to use a projector in a theater or a very large space.
The aspect ratio is the shape of the video image you are projecting and it's really all about the source material. A standard TV has an aspect ratio of 4:3, while HDTV, widescreen DVD, and Blu-Ray content is 16:9 or closer to it. Most modern projectors are 16:9.
If you're using it for presentations then you can save money by going with a relatively low resolution, for example, SVGA is 800 x 600 pixels and will serve adequately. It really depends on the input material, so if you want to show HD movies and play games, you'll want a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels. If you're going to mix and match content, don't assume that a higher resolution projector will handle lower resolution content well, you really have to check. You can get 4K projectors, but you'll have to pay a premium, and there's a lack of 4K content right now.
The brightness you need depends on the environment where you'll be using the projector. The darker the environment is, the lower the brightness you can get away with, but, as a general rule, the brighter your projector is, the better. You'll find that brightness is measured in lumens. A rating of 1,000 lumens or less might be perfectly adequate for a business projector, to be used in small, darkened rooms. For a movie projector in an environment with some ambient light you might want a rating of 5,000 lumens or more.
This tells you the difference between the darkest and the brightest parts of the picture. The higher the contrast ratio, the better the picture will look. But lots of other factors, such as ambient light and screen quality will come into play here, so you can't rely on this spec alone.
The Right Technology
The vast majority of projectors on the market are going to be DLP (Digital Light Processing) or LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). DLP projectors have more moving parts and can suffer from the rainbow effect, because they use a spinning color wheel. LCD projectors are more reliable, but they tend to be a bit heavier. If you can afford to spend a bit more then another technology, called LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicone) will deliver the best quality images, but LCOS projectors tend to be comparatively heavy and expensive.
Projectors generally always have VGA ports, and you might find a range of other options, but if you're using it for games and movies then you'll want an HDMI port. A useful option for some people, especially in the business world, is a USB port that can handle a flash drive, because it's a handy way to carry a presentation.
Wi-Fi support can be very useful for streaming from all sorts of modern devices, so you don't have to plug in directly. For fixed projectors, an Ethernet port can be a really good idea, because it allows you to operate the projector online and it will be more reliable than Wi-Fi.