Those in the market for a portable projector have several factors to consider, but the three main areas of importance are brightness, weight, and cost. To make significant gains in one area, performance in another is often sacrificed. Finding a good balance can often prove difficult.
Enter the Epson Powerlite 77c. This six pound, 2200 lumen workhorse is bright enough for use in most conference rooms, light enough to be carried around without undue discomfort, comes with a host of features, and still costs only $749.
ANSI lumens: 2200
Contrast (full on/off): 400:1
Light Engine: 1024x768, native 4:3 3LCD with a 170W lamp.
Video Compatibility: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.
Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to UXGA (1600x1200).
Connection Panel: One VGA input, one monitor passthrough, composite video, s-video, L/R RCA audio input, and a USB port for computer control.
Lens and Throw Distance: 1.2:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal 4:3 image from 9'6" to 11'5".
Lamp Life: 3000 hours, 4000 hours in Low Brightness mode.
Warranty: Two years.