3LCD: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3700 projector
utilizes 3-chip LCD technology for amazing color, incredible detail and solid
reliability. 3LCD's 3-chip architecture dedicates an entire chip to process each
primary color - red, green, and blue, continuously. Unlike single-chip
technology that delivers color sequentially, you get full-time color. The result
is vibrant, realistic images and video all delivered with 3LCD's true-to-life
- True-to-Life Colors: 3LCD delivers up to 3x brighter
colors in comparison with 1-chip DLP projectors. Color Brightness (Color
Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color Brightness will
vary depending on usage conditions. Additionally, 3LCD projectors have up to
3x Wider Color Gamut than 1-chip DLP projectors. With its 3-chip design,
3LCD delivers clear and vibrant images that are true-to-life. In contrast to
3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel
that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can
result in color break-up or the "rainbow effect".
- Greater Detail & Contrast: 3LCD projection efficiently
uses light to project to the screen with no color disruption. 3LCD
technology delivers sharper and brighter images with superior grayscale
detail. Grayscale is the shades of gray (from black to white) required for
greater image depth and detail; it allows greater variation in shadows and
brings superior accuracy to color, creating a jaw-dropping, true-to-life
- Energy Efficient: 3LCD projection technology uses light
efficiently to create stunning images. In contrast to 1-chip technology,
3LCD requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness. 1-chip
projectors use a color wheel, which leads to an inefficient design, thereby
causing light loss. 3LCD does not rely on a color wheel. On average, 3LCD
projectors are 25% more energy efficient.
- Simple & Reliable Design: 3LCD systems are reliable and
use a simple optical design which includes 3 chips and 1 prism. Light flows
seamlessly through the system to produce brilliant on-screen colors and
sharp images every time.
Projection Lamp: The projector uses an energy-efficient
250-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately
3,500 hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to
approximately 5,000 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L85) and air filter (Part
#V13H134A39) are the only user-serviceable parts.
- Light Optimizer: When Power Consumption is set to
Normal, the lamp brightness is adjusted based on the projected image; you
can set this option for each color mode
- Fan Cooled: The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan.
The fan noise level is 35dB in Normal mode and 24dB in ECO mode. If the
projector is to be used at an altitude above 4921 feet (1500 meters), the
High Altitude Mode should be turned on so the fan can properly cool the
projector at the high altitude air pressure.
Projection Lens: The PowerLite Home Cinema 3700 features a
F1.51 (Wide) to 1.99 (Tele) lens with a focal length of 18.2mm to 29.2mm. It has a
manual focus and a manual zoom ratio of 1.0 to 1.6. To provide the best possible
image quality, adjust the projector's position to correct the image shape. If
this isn't possible, then use Lens Shift, Keystone, or Quick Corner to correct
the image shape.
- Lens Shift: If the projected image is not centered in
front of the screen, you can correct the position of the image using the
vertical and horizontal lens shift dials on the top of the projector. The
vertical position can be adjusted by up to +/- 96.3% of the height of the
screen, while the horizontal position can be adjusted by up to +/- 47.1% of
the width of the screen.
- Keystone: The projector automatically compensates for
vertical keystone distortion (+/- 30°) when it is tilted upward or downward.
Manual horizontal keystone adjustments (+/- 30°) can be made using the
top-mounted slide control.
- Quick Corner: You can use the projector's Quick Corner
setting to correct the shape and size of an image that is unevenly
rectangular on all sides.
Projection Image & Distance: The PowerLite Home Cinema
3700 projector can produce an image that is adjustable from 30" to 300"
(measured diagonally). The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide range of
placement possibilities for a given screen size. The projection distance
(distance from lens to screen) range is 34.3" to 567". The distance at which you
place the projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the
image. The image size increases the farther the projector is from the screen,
but can also vary depending on the zoom factor, aspect ratio, and other
|Screen Or Image Size (16:9 Aspect Ratio)||Projection Distance (wide
|40"||46" - 75"|
50"||69" - 113"|
80"||93" - 150"|
100"||116" to 188"|
150"||139" - 226"|
120"||174" - 283"|
180"||209" - 340"|
High Color Light Output: In the normal mode, the PowerLite
Home Cinema 3700 outputs 3,000 lumens of white light and 3,000 lumens of color
light for bright, balanced colorful images. The white light output is measured
using ISO 21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many
competitors. The projector is capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 70,000:1
for rich detail in dark scenes.
Auto Iris: The Auto Iris system constantly controls the
light output based on the gamma and black/white levels of the projected
content to give you perfectly adjusted images and deepest blacks. Using the
remote, you can select either Normal or High Speed to indicate how quickly
you would like the projector to respond to changes in the brightness of the
Dual HDMI Inputs: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3700 is outfitted
with two HDMI 1.4 inputs that will support up to 1080p video signals and pass 3D
video. The HDMI 2 input is also MHL compliant.
- 1080p Native Resolution: The PowerLite Home Cinema 3700 has
a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:10 aspect ratio). The total number
of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3.
- 3D-Ready: Epson's advanced Bright 3D Drive technology
enhances the brightness giving you theater-quality 3D images in your home.
To view 3D content, you must first connect a 3D-compatible video device to
one of the HDMI ports. You will also need a pair of Epson RF Active Shutter
3D glasses (ELPGS03, sold separately) for each viewer. The projector's
2D-to-3D Conversion setting will even transform 2D images to 3D content.
- MHL Compliant: The projector's HDMI 2 input is MHL
compatible for connectivity to MHL-enabled Android devices. To find
MHL-certified devices, go to
Note: There are no analog video inputs on this projector.
Other Source Inputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3700 features a PC input (D-Sub/15-pin) and a USB-A
port. An optional network adapter (sold separately) is also available.
- PC Input: You can also connect your Windows or Mac computer
to the projector via VGA (D-Sub, 15-pin). The VGA input will support video up to
1920 x 1200.
- USB-A: The projector's USB-A port can be used to connect a
USB thumbdrive for playback of JPEG (8192x8192)/BMP (1280x800)/GIF
(1280x800)/PNG (1280x800) still images and AVI (1280x720) video images. The USB
mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32.
- Optional Network Adapter: You can send images wirelessly
from your Windows PC or Mac computer to the projector via a WiFi network. To do
this, you must install the Epson 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN module (sold
separately) into the projectors USB-A port, and then set up the projector and
your computer for wireless projection.
Image Settings: Settings on the Image menu let you adjust
the aspect ratio and quality of your image for the input source you are
using. The available settings depend on the currently selected input source.
Fine Tune Picture: If the image colors don't look correct,
you can adjust them using the following settings.
- Aspect Ratio: You can select the following image aspect
ratios, depending on the input signal from your image source. Black bands
and cropped images may project in certain aspect ratios, depending on the
aspect ratio and resolution of your input signal.
- Auto: Automatically sets the aspect ratio according
to the input signal.
- Normal: Displays images using the full projection
area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- Zoom: Displays images using the full width of the
projection area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image.
- Full: Displays images using the full width of the
projection area, but does not maintain the aspect ratio.
- Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 3700 offers four color modes to optimize viewing for different environments and image
content. The Color Mode adjusts the brightness, contrast, and color for the
best possible picture. A different color mode can be selected for each input
source. You can select from the following choices:
- Dynamic: Best for projecting in a brightly-lit
room; this is the brightest mode.
- Bright Cinema: Best for movies projected in a
- Cinema: Best for movies projected in a dark room.
- Natural: Best for projecting normal TV in a dark
Image Enhancement: Use the projector's Image
Enhancements to further enhance the projected video image.
- Color Convergence (Panel Alignment): You can use
the Panel Alignment feature to manually adjust the color convergence
(the alignment of the red, green and blue colors) in the projected
- Color Temperature: Sets the overall color tone; higher values
tint the image blue and lower values tint the image red.
- Skin Tone: Makes find adjustments to the color tone; higher
values tint the image green and lower value tint the image red.
- Manual Adjustments: You can manually adjust the
images Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Tint, & Sharpness.
Advanced Settings: These advance settings offer expert level
- Frame Interpolation: This setting compares the
current and previous frames, then creates a frame between them to reduce
fuzziness and produce clearer moving images. You can select from 3
levels of frame interpolation.
- Super Resolution: This setting sharpens blurred
images, enhancing the apparent detail of the image. You can select from
3 levels of enhancement. Note that intentionally blurred parts of the
image, such as out-of-focus backgrounds, may become sharper. This
feature is not available when projecting 3D.
- Detail Enhancement: Enhances details to create
clear outlines for sharper and more refined images that are more
lifelike. This feature is not available when projecting 3D.
- Noise & MPEG Noise Reduction: This setting reduces
flickering of analog images, as well as reduces the noise or artifacts
seen in MPEG video.
- Gamma: Adjusts the gamma levels of the image.
- RGBCMY: Adjusts the hue, saturation, and brightness for each
- Deinterlacing: Sets whether to convert interlaced-to-progressive
signals for certain video image types.
- Super White: Reduces over-exposure of whites in an image.
Picture-In-Picture: The PowerLite Home Cinema 3700's
Picture-In-Picture (PIP) mode allows you to simultaneously project two video
images from two different HDMI sources next to each other. The second HDMI video
source appears as a sub-screen in the corner of the main HDMI source image; you
can swap the images. You cannot use Picture-In-Picture while projecting 3D
Built-in Speaker + Audio Output: The Home Cinema 3700 has
two built-in 10 watt speakers. It also features a stereo 3.5mm audio
output to connect an external AV receiver or powered speaker.
Remote Control: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3700 can
be operated from its control panel, the included IR remote, or HDMI-CEC (HDMI
- IR Remote: In addition to the control panel, the
projector can be controlled by the supplied wireless remote control, which
has a range of approximately 32'. The projector has infrared receivers on
the front and rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room.
- HDMI Link: When you connect HDMI CEC-compatible
devices, such as an AV receiver or Blu-ray player, to the projector via HDMI
cables, you can control them using the HDMI-Link control buttons on the
projector's remote control. You can register the devices you want to operate
in the HDMI Link section of the projector's menu.
Mounting: The PowerLite Home Cinema 3700 can be placed on a
tabletop or inverted and mounted on the ceiling. It can be used for front or
rear projection. For tabletop use, you can adjust the image position by raising
or lowering the two rear feet and one front foot. For ceiling mounting, you will
need an optional projector ceiling mount (sold separately). Three M4 x 9mm
threaded screw holes are provided on the bottom for a ceiling mount. A
commercially-available Kensington security lock can be attached to the unit to
prevent theft when installed in a public location.
Sleep Mode: The projector turns off automatically when no
video signal is received for a preset amount of time. You can set the sleep mode
to 1 to 30 minutes.
Firmware & Software Updates (via USB): You can download
files to update the software of the unit fromEpson's Online
Support Site. Simply copy the downloaded files to a USB thumbdrive, then
insert the USB thumbdrive into the USB port of the projector and perform the
Warranty & Extra Care Home Service: The projector is covered
by a 2-year parts and labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90 days.
Included with the warranty, Epson offers Extra Care Home Service. A replacement
unit (in most cases, a refurbished unit) will be shipped to you immediately. (A
credit card is required for security deposit.) If it's important that you
receive your original projector back, you should use the basic carry-in service
instead of Home Service.