Epson Home Cinema 705HD Projector Review

Light Leakage

The Epson Home Cinema 705HD is pretty clean in terms of light leakage. There is no significant (read “noticeable”) amount coming through the lens. There is some side light escaping through fan vents, but it is minor and should not be an issue, and definitely not in a family or bonus room environment.

Home Cinema 705HD Image Noise

I had complained last year, that the older 700 had a bit more image noise than was typical. I don’t have the same issue with the 705HD, but, I did notice one type of motion artifact when screen action is very busy, such as on some Transformer and Bourne scenes. I noticed it when looking for issues, but under normal viewing it only came into my attention a few times over many hours of viewing. I would say this is the type of artifact that would be ignored by the vast majority of people attracted to this projector.

Home Cinema 705HD Audible Noise

The Home Cinema 705HD has to be considered a fairly noisy projector in terms of fan noise. It is, however, not “over the top”, and audible noise should, like image noise, be fine for the type of non-critical viewers the projector is marketed to. While fan noise is louder than most, I can think of a number of projectors that sell for several times the price that are just as, or almost as noisy as this Epson.

Keep in mind that the Home Cinema 705HD is very bright. Switch the projector to Low lamp power, and the projector becomes a lot quieter, and it is still brighter than almost all of the competition in their high lamp power modes.

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