Picture Quality - Color
The Brightlink 585Wi has claims 3300 lumens, and measured close enough (within 1%, in Dynamic mode). We measure the traditional white lumens. Epson also claims 3300 color lumens. We did not measure the color lumens this time. However in the last two years a Color Lumens industry standard was also developed. We've experimented, measured, and even created an in-depth video showing the differences in color (especially in the brighter modes) between projectors claiming high color lumens (the same number of lumens as they claim white lumens), against other projectors that measure relatively low color lumens.
From a marketing standpoint today, projectors with the same color lumens as white tend to point that out, while projectors that have much lower color lumen counts tend to ignore the topic. Typically 3LCD and LCoS projectors tend to have high color lumens, while non-home theater DLP projectors tend to have low color lumens, in part due to their color wheel designs including a large clear "slice" in addition to R, G, and B.
The point of all this, is that the Brightlink 585Wi offers up very good color even at maximum brightness, whereas some competitors really have to surrender about half of their measured brightness before color quality becomes comparable. That makes a real difference in the value proposition of these projectors, as well as meaning that a projector with high color lumens can cut through more ambient light while still preserving color.
The image collection above include some browser images, Powerpoint, and more to give you a good idea of what real world images look like. I would simply say: Nicely done. These images were taken using Presentation mode. Rear down facing lights are on, but those don't throw much light at the screen.
Epson has done a really nice job with their color modes for the Brightlink 585Wi projector. I think, for example, it has the best (least green, etc.) Dynamic mode of any of the five Epson commercial projectors we'rve e viewed in the last year, and that's saying something. Lots of bright modes with at least good color, and great color with more than half of full brightness in modes like Theatre. Nicely done!
Bottom Line on Picture Quality
Overall, the Brightlink 585Wi deserves an A for picture quality. While we do not calibrate commercial projectors for color accuracy, there are multiple good to great modes, and menu features to adjust color further. Few, if any will find the 585Wi lacking in terms of picture. Oh, there are higher resolution projectors out there, and some with significantly better contrast, but in the real world this Epson basically nails picture quality in the areas that count, for a classroom or board room projector.