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Epson PowerLite 78

Epson PowerLite 78
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4 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Epson PowerLite 78. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The size and noise also get good views.

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On average, users rate this product 87/100.

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Expert review by : Art Feierman (

Epson Powerlite 78


The Powerlite 78 is a portable XGA (1024 x 768) projector. It is the same size, shape and weight as the W6, 12.9? x 9.6? x 4.0? and weighing in at 6.2 pounds. It comes with a soft travel bag that holds the projector, remote and any accessory cables for...

The main attraction of the Powerlite 78 is its position as a lower-priced alternative to the Powerlite W6. As the W6 performed very well in its full-length review, undergoing the normal tests, it is likely that many of the W6?s strengths, namely color...

Jul, 2009

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Great Value


My partner used this projector for an art show, basically as a small movie theatre. It ran for about 18 hours every day for a week without any problems. Make sure you give this projector plenty of space, since it does put out a lot of heat. I wish...

Low Fan Noise, Great Color, Easy setup with many helpful options. Connectors are located in a convenient place, remote is small and practical. Carry Case is a black over-the-shoulder discrete nylon bag. The resolution is truly 1024x768, but it still...

I don't know if this is common, but I haven't found any documentation about an issue that surfaced about 2 months after buying this ; sometimes when it powers on it makes an odd rapid clicking noise that sounds almost like arching electrodes, it's...

Jul, 2009

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For the price, a very good buy.

Easy to use, clear pictures, remote works well

No USB connection with Macs, must be close to screen to fit

Jun, 2009

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Some like it Hot


I have the previous version of this as well and it has the same features/issues. Haven't had a bulb go out, though so maybe I'm worrying for nothing.

Easy, inexpensive, comes in 2 colors, not terribly noisy

The fan shuts off when you power it off. I wouldn't think that good for the bulb, but even so, I don't want to put the hot machine back in the case we have (foam protection might melt) ; It has a door that mutes the audio/video, but it stays hot, even...

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Enlighten any audience with the Epson PowerLite 78, a powerful projector that's sure to make an impact in any classroom or boardroom. With XGA resolution, 2200 lumens and Epson 3LCD, 3-chip technology, the PowerLite 78 offers amazing color and image quality, making it easy to engage any audience. And, it is easy to get started. Quickly connect to any computer with Plug 'n Play USB connectivity. With this easy setup, anyone can use a standard USB cable to connect and project without hassling with computer function keys, bulky VGA cables or tedious screw-in knobs. The PowerLite 78 is ready wherever your presentations take you with a variety of convenient setup and control features. And, for installed applications, the projector can be powered on or off at the flip of a switch. Best of all, with a lamp life of up to 4000 hours and low power consumption, the energy-efficient PowerLite 78 is better for your bottom line.

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):260


Bulb power:170
Lamp Type:UHE
Service life of lamp:3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.724 - 0.871


Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:1

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.9 x 9.65 x 3.62
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Video compatibility mode:NTSC/NTSC4.43/PAL/M-PAL/N-PAL/PAL60/SECAM
Wireless technologies:Wired

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Composite video in:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):5
Power consumption (typical):260


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Horizontal resolution:560
Keystone correction, vertical:-30/30
Number of colors:16.78 million colors
Objective projection distance:0.84/10.41
Projection distance:0.84/10.41
Projection technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2200
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)

Weight & Dimensions