The Epson Home Cinema 760HD is one of a trio of projectors from Epson’s new value line. Similar in feature set and hardware, the three differ in a few small ways. The biggest differences are seen in resolution and price point. About that – they all fall below $700. List price of the HC760HD is $549, but street prices start at $499 (the current price on the Epson online store). The projector is sold online, and at big box houses, as well as some smaller dealers.
A 3LCD projector claiming 3,300 lumens, the Home Cinema 760HD is impressively bright and will be able to combat most instances of ambient light. With 720p resolution (1280 x 720), it is a step up from the Home Cinema 660, and could be one for you to consider when shopping for your low-cost home entertainment projector.
This First Look Review of the Epson Home Cinema 760HD will explore an overview of the projector, delve into its features and benefits, talk about the differences from the HC760HD’s siblings, and review the projector’s highlights.
Before we continue – what is a First Look Review? It’s something between our full-fledged reviews where we spend lots of time both watching projectors perform, and playing with the projector’s full feature set, and, the other extreme – putting up a manufacturer’s press release, as loaded with hype as they are, (as many sites do).
In some cases, our First Look Reviews are done after we have had a brief look at the projector – at our facility, typically for just a few days. Other times, such as this time, we haven’t had a chance to play with the projector. In such cases, our goal is to apply a mix of insight and common sense to describe how this projector might fit your needs.
This is something we like to do, especially when the projector is just announced, is expected to be very popular, and/or is a direct descendant (with limited differences) with a projector we’ve already reviewed. Enjoy!