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Epson Brightlink 595Wi Projector Review - Hardware Tour 3

Posted on August 9, 2014 by Jarrod Buckley
BRIGHTLINK 595WI PROJECTOR – HARDWARE TOUR PAGE 3: Menus Menus:  There are a ton of menus.  Not only all the usual “projector” menus, but then there are menus for the extensive interactive functions, and even more menus, for both wired and wireless networking. The following sections provide a overview of these menus.

Brightlink 595Wi - Image Menus

The 595Wi's top-level menu, shown as the first photo of the above gallery, provides access to all of the various submenus.  the first of those is the "Image" menu from which you can access all of the standard picture settings (brightness, contrast, etc.) as well as the settings for color temperature, Auto (dynamic) iris.  The 595Wi offers several Color Modes (i.e., dynamic, presentation, theater, etc.) that are shown in the second photo of the gallery.  For those users desiring to do a more fine tuning of the colors there is a color temperature setting and also there is a sub-menu for Color Adjustments (photos 3 and 4 in the gallery), where the gains can be adjusted individually for red, blue and green.

Brightlink 595Wi - Signal Menu

The 595Wi's "Signal" Menu (photo 1 in the gallery above) provides access to several settings including the HDMI Video Range menu (photo 2 in the gallery).  Also there is a menu item to select the aspect ratio of the projected image (photos 3 and 4 in the gallery).   Normally the default setting of "auto" will work OK and these setting not need to be changed from the default value.  The signal menu also lets the user change the settings for "noise reduction", "over scan" and "image processing".  Normally the default settings for these need not be changed.

Brightlink W595Wi - Settings and Extended Settings Menus

The "Settings" and "Extended" settings menus, provide several essential setup user settings, a few of which will usually be needed when the projector is initially installed.

The setup menu (the first photo in the gallery above) includes items for the digital "Keystone" adjustment and digital "Zoom", but both of these functions are also available directly from both the projector's control panel and the remote control.   Next there is a setting for "Image Shift". While this projector does not offer an optical lens shift adjustment the image shift allows the image to be electronically shifted, just a little, right/left or up/down to fine tune the position of the projected image on the whiteboard/screen.  Next are adjustments for the shape of the on-screen pointers as well as the startup levels for the speaker volume and the microphone.  Next the user can elect to use either the projector's front or rear IR receiver to receive the remote control's signals.  The remote control has a button labeled 'user' and there is a setup menu item to select which one of several available functions is to be assigned to that button.  There is a menu item to display a test pattern and finally an item to reset the projector to its factory default settings.

The "Extended" setting menu (photo 2 in the above gallery) provides access to several other necessary functions for getting the 595Wi setup.  The functions related to the Interactive features are explored in some detail in the next section of this review, so I'll skip over them for now.

Items are provided on the Extended settings menu to turn closed captioning on/off, adding a user logo and setting the projector for front vs. rear projector and table vs. ceiling mounting.

The A/V Settings menu allow the configuration of the A/V inputs and outputs for such things as which audio output port is assigned for use when signals are being input on the HDMI-1 and HDMI-2 ports - or - which audio input port is assigned for use with a specific video input (e.g., S-Video) port.

There are also menu items to set the menu Language and to reset the projector to the factory defaults.

Brightlink 595Wi - Network Menu

The "Network" menu, shown in the first gallery photo above, provides access to status pages and submenus for configuring the wireless and wired network(s). The second photo in the above gallery shows the "Network Configuration" submenu while the subsequent photo shows the submenus for the items on the network configuration menu.

Brightlink 595Wi - Eco and Info Menus

The "Eco" menu, shown in the first gallery photo above, allows the user to set the projector for the reduced power Eco mode.  This reduces the light output and fan speed of the projector.  The projector's sleep timer can also be configured thru this menu.

The "Info" menu, shown in the second gallery photo above, displays information about the input signal and the projector's status.

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