Canon REALiS WUX10 Projector - Physical Tour
5-20-09 -Mike Rollett
Starting at the front of the WUX10, the lens is slightly offset to the left of center and has a tethered lens cap. To the left of the lens is the IR receiving eye for the remote. To the right is a window for analyzing the reflected image when using the Auto Set feature. In the front center, there is an adjustable foot for raising the front of the projector.
On top of the projector are controls and indicator lights which include the following: a Power On/Off button with indicator light surrounded by a red warning light, the Auto Set button, LED indicators for when the projector is firing up or turning off, Input and Auto PC buttons and Up/Down/Left/Right/OK buttons which are surrounded by buttons for Focus, Zoom, Keystone and Menu.
On the right side of the projector are an exhaust port for cooling and the built-in speaker. The rear of the projector has two height adjustment screws in the bottom corners and another IR receiving eye. The lamp and dust filter are accessible from the bottom of the projector, which also includes additional air intake vents.
The left side of the projector is where all connections are made. Starting from the front, there is a large air intake vent, which is followed by an array of terminals and connections. There is one HDMI input adjacent to a DVI-I input and a traditional VGA input. Below these are three audio input jacks that each match up with the three video-only inputs (DVI-I, VGA and composite video), followed by an audio output jack for an external sound system or speaker. Below that are a composite video jack, an RS232 port for servicing and a LAN port for network control. Finally, we have the power cord connector and an anti-theft lock slot.
Here are two images from the Canon's rather well laid out menus: Most of the "action" is on the Image Adjustment menu - the second one from the left, on the top row.
The second menu shown here, is the Display settings menu. Note the Screen Color option (for working with "greenboards")
Canon WUX10 Remote Control
The WUX10 comes with a nice, compact remote that is easy to use and read. The buttons are nicely labeled and well laid out. They also are glow-in-the-dark, which is a nice way of making them easy to see in the dark without resorting to backlighting which may be distracting to a presentation. The Power and Auto Set (whose function is described under “Special Features”) sit prominently at the top of the remote. Moving down the remote, there are buttons for aspect ratio, input and auto PC (which automatically adjusts the projector for the signal from an analog PC connection). Below that are buttons to engage the power zoom and focus, which are adjusted by the directional buttons below them (up and down for rough adjustment, left and right for fine adjustment). In the center of the directional buttons is an OK button for making selections in any of the on-screen menus. Right below the directional buttons are buttons to access the menu, as well as keystone/digital shift. When the screen aspect ratio has been set to either 4:3 or 16:9 D.Image shift, the Keystone/D.Shift button allows you to move a 4:3 image horizontally or a 16:9 image vertically. This allows the user to match the image to the screen in a situation where the projector cannot easily be vertically or horizontally aligned with the screen, or to move an image to eliminate gray bars on one side of the image.
On the bottom half of the remote, there are buttons for the digital zoom function, which allows the user to select a portion of the displayed image and zoom in on it up to 12X. Next to those are buttons to control the volume of the WUX 10’s internal speaker or attached external speakers. Below these are buttons for freezing on blanking the image, muting the sound, switching image modes, displaying elapsed time and switching lamp settings between Standard and Silent.
Finally, when using more than one WUX 10 in the same location, the remote and projector can be set to a second channel to provide independent control of both projectors.