The out-of-the-box color on the M6 is vibrant with a lot of pop. This projector does things a bit differently in terms of color modes, which took some getting used to. The M6 uses both Picture Modes and Color Modes – four of each. The four Picture Modes are Standard, Movie, User and Presentation, and affect contrast, brightness, color, sharpness, and tint. Each Picture Mode has a Color Mode assigned to it, and they are: Cool, Medium, User, and Warm. The values for RGB change between each.
In the slider above, we have three of the four Picture Modes. I did not take a photo of User Mode, as it is completely customizable to your liking. When in User Mode, you can select one of the presets for your Color Mode, or you can calibrate the color using the User option within the Color Modes menu.
From the images, you can see the modes aren’t that different in terms of color. There are slight variances in saturation of some colors – from Movie to Presentation, I could see that greens and magentas became a tad brighter than they were in the Movie or Standard Modes. But guys, I really had to strain to see that. They all look pretty much the same. AAXA may as well have programmed in one mode.
Since both the Standard and Movie Picture Modes use the Cool Color Mode, there is no visible difference in color between the two. Presentation Picture Mode uses the Medium Color Mode, which is why there is any difference in color at all, though barely detectable as I’ve said.