Epson PowerLite 1965 3LCD XGA Projector Review

EasyMP

Short for Epson Administrative System for Meeting and Presentation, EasyMP allows for flexibility in presentations with such features as follows:

  • Slide Converter (which allows you to perform a slide show without connecting to a computer. A PowerPoint file is converted into a scenario file which can then be transferred to a USB storage device and installed in the projector.)
  • Multi-Screen Display (which allows connection to up to 4 projectors for a wide spreadsheet or flowchart).  This mode also allows for the display of a PowerPoint slide, while the presenter’s monitor is also displaying the PowerPoint tools.
  • Presentation Mode (which allows for display of PowerPoint or Keynote slide shows)
  • Distribution Function (which allows for display from a remote computer on the network)

Email Notification – When using the networking ability of the 1965, either wired or wireless, it can be set to notify the owner of the projector status, reminders or any problems via email.

PCFree – This feature enables you to display photos, videos, PowerPoint presentations and other files stored on a USB storage device, without the use of a PC.  Presentations created with Slide Converter (above), can also be used with PCFree.

Multi Screen, Multi Source Capabilities

The 1965 has the capability to display side-by-side split screen from two video inputs, as well as the ability to simultaneously display up to four (of a possible sixteen network connected) PC sources in four quadrants of the screen.

Epson iProjection

With Epson’s iProjection app (available for iPad, iPhone iPod and Android), the 1965 has the capability to display documents, photos and web pages from your mobile device over a wireless network.

 

Screen Fit and Quick Corner Keystone Correction

In addition to the usual horizontal and vertical keystone correction, the 1965 also features two ways to adjust the image to the screen.  First, if you’re in a hurry, pressing the Screen Fit button displays a message on the screen.  You then move the projector until the message is in the center of the screen.  You then zoom the image so that its borders are outside of the screen and push the Screen Fit button again.  At this point, you can use the arrow buttons on the control panel to fine tune the image to the screen.  Whether you’ve used the Screen Fit or not, once you’ve pretty much fit the image to the screen, you can use the Quick Corner feature to adjust each corner of the projected image.  This can come in handy if the projector is tilted up (as much as 30 degrees) or placed at an angle.  We’ve tried this feature with other Epson projectors and it works well, with less image degradation compared to basic keystone correction.  As such, it is quite useful for making minor corrections, especially in non-permanent installations.  However, if the projector is to be mounted, it’s better to get it placed properly to provide a square image without the use of keystoning or Quick Corner.

DICOM Simulation Mode

In addition to the usual Picture modes, Epson has added a special mode to the 1965 that displays images approximating the DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) Part 14 Grayscale Standard Display Function used with B/W medical imaging (such as X-rays).  This mode optimizes black/gray/white detail with a custom gamma curve.  While not intended for actual medical evaluation, this mode allows for more accurate training of medical students, as well as more detailed medical imaging presentations.

Crestron RoomView Network Service/AMX Device Discovery

In addition to the control capabilities provided by Easy MP, the 1965 also supports Crestron’s RoomView management system.  This allows for centralized access and control over a single projector or multiple projectors simultaneously, as well as notifications which can be distributed to each projector.

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