Posted on December 4, 2017 By Ron Jones
Acer V7850 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review – Hardware 2: Control Panel, Remote Control, Menus
The V7850’s control pad, as shown above, is located on the top panel of the projector. Include are the essential buttons to display and navigate the on-screen menus. There are 3 status lights located just above the control pad. Finally. there is a IR receiver for the remote control located just above the status lights.
The Acer V7850 is supplied with a compact remote control with a manually activated backlight. The top row of buttons include those for Power, Backlight and input Source. The 2nd row has buttons for AccuMotion (CFI), HDR and Color (picture) Mode. Below those are the 4-way Navigation buttons and below those are the Menu and Back buttons. Toward the bottom of the remote are three rows of four buttons each. These provide direct access to several of the projector’s available functions/adjustments without the need to navigation thru the full menu structure (note the 3D button is not active for the V7850).
The Acer V7850 has a rather straight-forward menu structure with the 5 top-level menus selected via the 5 icons that are displayed down the left side of the on-screen menus, as seen in the first photo below.
Color (Picture) Menu
Color: Display Mode Menu
Color: Gamma Menu
Color: Advanced Menu
Color: RGB Gain/Bias Menu
Image: Aspect Ratio Menu
Image: HDMI Menu
The 1st photo above shows the top-level Color (picture) Menu. This is where the basic picture adjustments appear. Photos 2 thru 5 show some of the more important sub-menus that are accessed thru the Color menu. Note that the available color modes shown in the 2nd photo does not list any ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) color modes as these are only available once the projector has been calibrated by a ISF certified technician and the calibration settings stored in the projector’s memory locations reserved for ISF calibrations (2 ISF memory locations are available).
The 6th photo show the top-level Image Menu while photos 7 and 8 show sub-menus.
The 9th photo shows the top-level Setting Menu and the 10th photo shows the top-level Management Menu.
Finally the 11th photo above shows the Audio Menu where there are adjustments for volume and audio mute. These are for controlling the projector’s built-in audio system (e.g., speakers). I did note that when mute in turned on the a muted icon is displayed on-screen and continues to be displayed. So if using a separate audio system, as is typical for a home theater setup, turning the volume level all the down is the best way to mute the projector’s internal speakers.
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