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EPSON PowerLite 1761W 1280 x 800 2600 lumens LCD Projector 2000:1 Wireless port 802.11 b/g/n

  • 1280 x 800
  • 2600 lumens
  • 2000:1
  • 30" to 300"
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Kara K.
  • 2/14/2013 2:49:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWifi Feature is great and some other reviews state false information.

Pros: The unit is light weight.
The unit is relatively small for it rated Lumen output.
The iphone connectivity is a cool feature that can be enabled via a free app.

Wireless connectivity is great but has limitations (see Cons)
Trying to stream multimedia content wirelessly is an exercise in frustration.
Even connecting via USB will yield less than stellar results even when using a newer laptop with USB 3.0 ports.

Many others have made the comment that this device cannot browse the internet while using the Epson wireless function and that is simply NOT true and is advice from novice techs.
This device will allow your laptop to access the internet via WiFi while simultaneously connecting to the projector.
The projector has two modes of operation, quick and advanced. The labels Epson uses are a misnomer.
They should have been called Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure modes.
The Quick (AdHoc) mode is the default mode and this setting will not allow your laptop to access the internet as it makes a private network between your laptop and projector.
Using advanced (Infrastructure) mode will allow your projector to join your existing wireless network and be available as a resource on the network.
Other reviews have also stated that this device cannot use WPA2 security and that is also not true.
I don't know why NewEgg allows amateur reviews that mis-lead consumers.
Be advised that the projector cannot scan and find your LANS SSID so you have to type it in manually.
This is where most of the confusion comes in.
Most of the reviewers who wrote poor reviews about connectivity could not distinguish that the SSID setting on the projector changes its function depending on what mode you are in.

The brightness of the unit is well suited for most conference rooms. I am pleased with the output.

Cons: To use wireless a small app must be installed on each PC that accesses the projector.
Visitors may feel uncomfortable installing apps on their PC to access your network resource. Those type of users may be better off using hard wired options.

Trying to stream multimedia content wirelessly is an exercise in frustration.
Even connecting via USB will yield less than stellar results even when using a newer laptop with USB 3.0 ports. There is a noticeable lag and lack of frames when trying to play video. However this limitation will not affect most users who primarily display power point presentations with static images. Even connecting via USB is a litlle lackluster for moving video. But I cannot blame Epson for this as they never advertised full streaming capability with wifi or USB. And yes if you are connected with wifi or USB you are streaming whether playing video or not. The static images on the laptop are turned into a live video stream with embedded audio. The audio can play on the build in speaker.
For demanding moving video applications it is best to fall back on the HDMI or Standard VGA ports

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  • Charles R.
  • 1/14/2013 6:16:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsProjector Good, Wireless So-So

Pros: It is a slender, lightweight projector. Comes with its own bag. Very pleased with brightness.

Cons: Wireless is not simple.

Other Thoughts: We have a church, around 100 per week attendance. Our old Epson was getting long in the tooth. Another reviewer critiqued the wireless, and he is right. It's not that simple to set up, much easier to rely on good ol' VGA cable. You can connect your computer directly peer-to-peer wirelessly, but when you do, your Wi-Fi on your computer is then dedicated to communicating with the projector. In other words, you can't surf the Internet at the same time. You can set the projector up instead to communicate over your LAN. But logging into the LAN is clunky. I would not want to be doing that in a high-pressure situation, i.e., just before a church service or important business presentation.

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  • Mark E.
  • 10/23/2012 12:38:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsGood Idea, Critical Flaws

Pros: - Doesn't weight much
- Fairly bright for presentations (wouldn't use it for video)
- fairly simple setup

Summary: A descent fairly portable wireless projector.

Cons: - Does not completely supports WPA (1/2) encryption for wifi
- Requires converting PowerPoint presentations to custom format for Flash Drives
- Expensive for what is advertised and what it truly supported by this device

Other Thoughts: This projector including the whole line of epson projectors in the 1761 series seems to have some critical flaws. WiFi security support on these devices, does not fully support WPA level encryption (confirmed with Epson Tech support). Epson does not support spaces (" ") in the passphrase for these devices. This means that I couldn't join the projector to my WiFi network.

If you want to project a simple MS powerpoint presentation directly from a USB flash device, you must convert your presentation using epson's tools.

It is expensive for what it offers and what it actually delivers.

If you are looking for a simple projector, look elsewhere.

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