Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WU NL Dual Lamp Widescreen 3LCD Projector Review
Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL Color & Picture Quality
I started out be feeding the Z8000 from the HDMI output from my laptop. Not surprisingly for an Epson projector, the Z8000 displayed an excellent image right out of the box. The advantage LCD projectors often have over their DLP counterparts is rich, well-saturated colors. Some DLP projectors, even 3-chip ones in the Z8000’s price range have reds that are too dark and yellows that lean toward green. The Z8000 had no such problems. Reds were deep and bright, while greens, though slightly oversaturated, were also quite good.
The images were taken in a fairly bright room filling a 128 inch, 16:9 diagonal screen. All recessed lights were on full.
Because there are large windows (sunlight coming in) on the left side wall, you can see some extra fading on that side of the image, in the second photo.
In addition to nice, bright colors, what really made the Z8000 stand out was its depth of image. With source material like high pixel count photographs; the high resolution and sharpness of the lens made still photos appear quite lifelike. While viewing photographs in Presentation mode was fine, using Photo mode resulted in better color reproduction, with only a minimal drop in lumen output. This provides a very natural appearance to photo presentations. Look at the Video Performance and Sharpness sections of this review for more detail regarding picture quality with other sources.
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