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Epson - PowerLite 1781W WXGA Wireless 3LCD Projector - Black

Be prepared for presentations anywhere with this Epson Powerlite projector. Its small size and low weight make it portable for business travel, and its LCD display provides 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution for sharp images at up to 3200 lumens of brightness. This Epson Powerlite projector includes NFC connectivity for wireless communication.

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    What's Included

    • Epson EB-1781W
    • Carrying case, wireless remote control
    • VGA cable

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (29 out of 29)


    Portable design

    Weighs 4 lbs. for easy transport to meetings, presentations and more.

    Wireless capability

    Lets you present wirelessly over a network via PC or Mac.

    3LCD, 3-chip technology

    Delivers 3x brighter colors and reliable performance for brilliant images with true-to-life color.

    ±30° keystone correction

    For distortion-free images.

    3200 lumens of color brightness and 3200 lumens of white brightness

    Boost display visibility and produce clear, vibrant on-screen images.

    1280 x 800 WXGA resolution

    Delivers crisp, detailed high-definition images.

    HDMI input

    Makes it easy to connect to high-definition sources.

    30" - 300" viewable screen size

    Allows everyone in the room to enjoy a clear view.

    2.2' - 26.8' projector distance

    Allows flexible placement.

    1.04 - 1.26:1 throw ratio range

    Reproduces wide images in their correct proportions.

    USB Plug 'n Play instant setup

    Instantly projects audio and video from a PC or Mac via a USB connection.

    Horizontal and vertical image correction

    Projects rectangular images from any angle; just move the easy-slide control bar to make the necessary horizontal image adjustments; vertical adjustments are automatic.

    Manual zoom

    Offers setting versatility.

    214W lamp

    Delivers up to 7,000 hours of lamp life in ECO mode and up to 4,000 hours of lamp life in normal mode for extended use.

    30-39dBA fan noise

    Ensures quiet operation.

    Built-in 1W speaker

    Provides crisp sound.


    Enables operation from a distance.

    Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

    *Compared to leading 1-chip DLP business and education projectors based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews

    would recommend to a friend



    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Crystal clear image! Extreme lightweight!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a review for the Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. I'm just recently received this Epson projector and stray away from the unboxing you can tell very clearly what differentiates this projector from the rest. It is very carefully and properly packed to ensure Safety and Security until it reaches the consumer. Setting up his projector was a true breeze. Firstly it comes with just about every single connector cable that you could possibly need in order to project whatever you need from whatever device you need. Plugging it in and getting it setup projecting my computer screen took about 45 seconds. The projector automatically scans all the input ports and automatically detects the correct source. Then it automatically adjust to whatever projection screen or wall that you have set up. It Auto adjust the angle and Keystone by detecting the surface and making it basically plug-and-play. The quality is crystal clear, and I really like the fact that I can adjust the focus if it needs fine-tuning from both the remote and the projector itself. Once we're on the top of the remote, just about every feature can be done from both the remote and from the projector itself. The projector comes a built-in adjustable stand to help project it at the perfect angle. It also has a easy shrink / enlarge feature to make it to the correct screen size. Another amazing feature that this projector has is it extreme easiness to connect to. You could connect it from either your computer or your network or even directly from your phone with their very easy to set up app. You can even connect it directly to your wireless network and projected wirelessly that way as well. To go back to the app Feature for a second, it allows you to project a mirror image of your screen enabling you to have the flexibility of projecting from whatever device you need. All in all this is a extremely solid and reliable projector that can provide for all your needs in every setting with its extreme lightweight, small size, and quietness. It even comes with a very convenient travel bag that holds all the necessary wires and remotes and makes it very easy to take it on the go.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Epson Powerlite 1781W – The Superb Projector


      This projector is easy to setup and even easier to connect to. The projector has mounting whole that can hold the it in on ceiling or stand alone. The stand can be adjusted with ease and get the right high. The smart image adjustment is out of this world. You can setup on the right or left side of your conference room and it will adjust the image for you and it will look like the projection is coming from straight forward. Just amazing. The Wifi compatibility and range is great. It allows for users to connect via wifi and a QR code for even easier connection through phone (iPhone / android). The projector can be connected to the PC via HDMI or Wifi making it very versatile. The Epson Projector App can help also gain access to the internal functions of the projector (but not a must have) All in all the picture quality is superb even with light on the camera and sensors seem to be able to adjust the image nicely. I can only say that this is the best projector our office had. Note that the projector comes with a case therefore the storage and mobility is great. For larger firms like ours we use administrative storage system, meaning we sign in and out projectors all the time. Our staff prefers this projector to all others! Also for the occasional sports game  Highly recommended from not only myself, but also dozens of other colleagues. This is a review for the Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review Please note, even though I have received this projector free of charge. We highly recommend it. Buy it and see for yourself. You have nothing to lose and a great projector to gain.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Review Of The PowerLite 1781W Wireless WXGA 3LCD P

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a review for the Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. I found this Epson Projector to be a definite asset of productivity. I am constantly doing presentations of all sorts, for my boss, for my employees, for potential clients, and I feel this device enables me to expediently do presentations like i’ve never done before. Why? First, the projector is super lightweight and really portable, its like a laptop more or less in terms of size and weight. I was able to fit it into my briefcase and it was a pleasure carrying it around, I actually couldnt believe i had a projector in my bag! It also really has excellent resolution and image quality. Just to try and see how good its resolution was, I tried projecting some extremely low resolution images (by design), and I could see with crystal clear quality the level of poor quality of these “test low resolution images.” So, I was impressed, to say the least. Another big selling pt is that this project is wireless, which allows me to connect to the projector from my smartphone, laptop, tablet, it doesnt matter, as long as the device can connect to Wifi, im good. I loved this b/c I hate messy cables and having to lug them around with me everywhere. This device eliminates the need for these messy cables. Finally, I thought this machine was just cool-looking. Like, I love devices, and having this machine makes me feel super nerdy and techy in the best possible way due to the fact that I love high tech, sleek, ultra cool tech devices. Why? They make my life more productive and fun! To be fair, I will say that the sound quality isnt up to par with the excellence of the machine overall, so, if you are going to be doing a media rich presentation where you will be using lots of video elements with sound, bring some extra speakers, thats what I did, didnt mind, had some portable Sony speakers already. But do be warned that the sound on this device isnt that good. Also, I didnt like that the machine got a little too hot, and, being the Nervous Nellie that I tend to be, didnt like this fact. I didnt like that the machine got a little too hot for my tastes/comfort. Nevertheless, I will say that this device definitely exceeded my expectations, and its small drawbacks are greatly outweighed by its top notch craftsmanship, excellent image quality, superb size/weight, and overall coolness factor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Portable Projector

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a review for the Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. I own a home based private preschool daycare business and I wanted a projector to use during orientation for new clients as well as parent conferences and family gatherings to show the children interacting with the learning materials and lesson plans used in my program. This projector is very easy to set up and user friendly. The slim design, only weighing 4 pounds, adds to it's portability and allows for me to transport it easily in its included canvas bag to use in any room or outdoor meetings as well as to take to my clients homes. I'm very excited about using it for various art projects and enlarging images to poster board and canvas. I think it will be fun to be creative and even have begun to create my own preschool curriculum utilizing this projector. Images are bright and clear even in daylight conditions. I can wirelessly project from my laptop, tablet, or smartphone which allows me greater mobility. The speakers are adequate but not overly loud. An external speaker can be added if needed. Image size is 30" - 300". Projection distance is 2.2' - 26.8'. It has a built - in fan to cool it, so you should expect some noise, but overall is a quiet unit. The USB connectivity is also great. I like the useful feature that allows to shut the lamp off temporarily without shutting down the unit. Good quality and lots of input options. It's display is sharp and bright. It boasts self focus and self-centering features, auto horizontal and vertical keystone correction, plus Screen Fit to quickly adjust the image to fit the screen, even if the projector is placed off center. I can share HD videos directly from my smartphone, tablet or streaming device (it supports Chromecast via HDMI, plus Roku and MHL-enabled devices). There is a small screw hole that could possibly be used for a tripod, but I have not yet tried it. As I previously mentioned, it comes with a canvas-like case but there is no padding or protection, so I added a few pieces of extra foam padding. It will easily mirror the computer screen. In Windows 10, you tell the computer to either duplicate the screen or extend the screen. I have not had any problems with this device, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a portable projector.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Smart, sexy and sophisticated


      This is a review for the Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. With that said, I still have free reign to say what I want about the device, without repercussion, so let me start by saying this: It’s absolutely amazing. Epson has some truly junky products, but this is definitely not one of them. The size and feature set of the PowerLite makes it perfect for a professional to use for high-quality presentations during the day and LAN parties at night. While it doesn’t include a built-in battery, the PowerLite does come with an especially long power cable, which makes it easier to find a convenient place to plug in. The screen color and resolution is amazing. You get some really great detail and sharp images with the bulb system the PowerLite uses, and the ability to adjust throw and focus is a piece of cake. Not to mention that it automatically adjusts your keystone settings and screen fit. I really hate having to deal with that sort of thing when I’m setting up a projector for a presentation, so having it done for me automatically is a great bonus. Now, this isn’t some super-mini, hand-sized projector that is super portable and gives a decent image for its size. No, this is a laptop sized (a thick laptop), full-powered projector that gives a GREAT image despite how small and portable it is. Yes, it’s going to get warm. Yes, the fan is going to be loud. Yes, the speakers are going to be sub-par. It’s a projector; that’s what they do. What you get with this particular one, though, is: 1. Portability, including its own case. 2. A great image, even in bright rooms. 3. Smart features for quick setup and go, including auto-keystone and super-quick wireless connection to a mobile device. 4. The ability to use smart-devices like Chromecast and Roku for entertainment. Seriously, if you need a portable projector and you’re willing to spend enough to get a good one, this is what you need. The PowerLite is a great product that is made to be convenient for the user in every way possible. It’s specifically designed to be set up and displaying your presentation in under a minute. It’s smart, sexy and sophisticated as far as projectors go and I definitely recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Compact, easy to use and excellent product.


      This is a review for the Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. I have been using this projector daily for about a week. It is lightweight, compact, easy to setup and use. The best part is that it comes with its own carrying case. The initial setup was smooth and easy as I was able to connect the projector to my existing home WIFI network in just a few minutes. The projector was able to auto-adjust the image on the screen and the images looked clear and crisp (even on a brightly lit room). Even when the room was darkened, the images were very crisp and clear. The mobile setup was smooth and easy as scanning the QR code that is projected on the screen. After installing the “Espon iProjection” app I was able connect to the same WIFI network as the projector and started to project the content on the mobile screen/app in just a few minutes. The process was similar when connecting a laptop and I was able to project a few minutes. The included remote is light-weight, fits easy in the hand and works like a charm. The remote need not be pointed at the projector in order to make it work, which is quite useful. The remote has all the features that make the presentation smooth and easy. Pros: Light weight. Easy setup and configuration with an auto-adjust feature at startup. Images crisp and clear for presentation(s). Included remote is easy to use. Pages can be scrolled up/down from the remote. WIFI enabled. Content can be projected over the same wireless network using phone/laptop. Cons: Sound from the projector’s speakers is weak. Projector gets hot after a while. But, the built-in fans do a terrific job and help cool the system. There is a slight lag while displaying moving images (from hi-quality movies). It takes a while getting used to the zoom/pointer features in the remote. Price is a bit too steep but this is an excellent projector with all the “useful” features and is quite worth it. Epson has delivered an excellent with well-built quality product in a compact form factor. I will definitely recommend buying this projector.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sleek design and clear images


      This is a review for the Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. This is my first Epson projector though I own a few LED projectors that are not nearly as good. The Epson Powerlite 1781W is more than half the size and weight than my other projectors. It is similar to the thickness of an older laptop. One thing that totally "Wow's me" is the auto fitting to the screen. My older projectors need to be lined up perfectly and the only corrections possible were manual focus and keystone correction, with the Epson projector a simple one touch automatically fits it to the screen. The brightness and color accuracy is amazing. Even in a lit room you can read or watch what is on the projector. My old projectors only worked in a dark room. The fan is somewhat noisy as is common with all similar projectors. The sound is not that loud so I use it with an external speaker for clear crisp sound. It comes in a carrying case making it easy for travel and demonstrations. The app makes it easy to control content from your smartphone straight to the projector. If you are looking for a high quality projector that produces clear images, has quick setup and is portable this a clear winner. My only recommendation is to bring an external speaker for better sound.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wireless, even from your phone!


      “This is a review for the Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review." Upon first look this seems to be just another desktop projector – thin and easy to carry, light and nice and bright at 3200 lumens. Connect the Epson Powerlite 1781W to your PC or laptop via an HDMI cable and now project your content to a much larger audience – but that’s about where the similarities end. Setup the wireless networking and now you can connect wirelessly not only from your PC/laptop, but also from your Android or Apple phone or tablet! Project phones, documents, WEB sites or even your entire phone screen; all without the need to physically connect the device to the projector. Streaming video is a little laggy over the wireless, but is crystal clear over the HDMI connection. The built-in speaker isn’t designed to overwhelm the listener, but it does a good job at recreating audio for a limited listening area. The projector also has the ability to auto adjust the image should the projector be moved. It does a good job and I’ve only had to make small, manual adjustments a few times. The adjustment can be made either on the top pf the projector, or using the handy remote control that comes with the device. The remote doubles as a wireless mouse and you can use it to control presentations with the need to be in front of your PC/laptop. The Epson Powerlite 1781W Projector is a very powerful, highly portable projector that will address both your personal and professional needs. The options are so numerous that trying to note them all in a single review is impossible, making real user reviews important for people like me when making a purchase. While I did receive this unit free of charge for my review, I truly believe that should you purchase this unit, you will find it as powerful, easy to use and flexible as I have!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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