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Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi - Image Quality

Posted on September 6, 2013 by Art Feierman

Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi - Image Quality

Please note again:  The distortion or "warping" seen on the many screen images using the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi projector are caused by the unevenness of the whiteboard.  The 3x4 foot whiteboard didn't start out with but a tiny amount of "warp".  But in the course of using the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410 Wi projector in three different locations, and other "playing, " I mounted and dismounted the projector from the whiteboard more than a half dozen times.  It takes only 5 to 10 minutes to mount the projector using the Brightlink Pro 1410 Wi's table top mount.

This whiteboard, bought for this Brightlink Pro 1410Wi projector review was the least expensive available at Staples, lightweight, and compared to some others, a bit flimsy.  I would suggest being careful when tightening up the three large hand screws that attach the projetor and mount to the white board.  I believe I bent the board by getting a bit carried away, not always tightening each one up a little at a time. For those concerned, a piece of thin plastic, or thick cardboard between the thre "handscrew" and the back of the board should prevent any warping, but mostly, just being careful should do the trick.

Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi Picture Quality

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Epson's Brightlink Pro 1410Wi is a business projector with native1280x800 resolution.  Of course the Brightlink Pro has ability to handle higher resolutions as well, including full 1080p.  The Brightlink Pro performed well in terms of image sharpeness in its native resolution. Sharpness was uniform across the whole image. Some ultra short throw projectors can have issues as it related to universal shaprness, but Epson seems to have designed this projector well. The image is comparable to any 1280x800 resolution manufactured by Epson.

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The Epson also performed nicely when feeding the projector non-native resolutions. Image sharpness and ultimate clarity isn't as good, but still looked very good, and extremely readable - small type too - as you can see in these images taken projecting from the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi onto the whiteboard.

Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi Projector: Color

Epson's color is extremely good.  Sure, Dynamic mode - designed to put the maximum lumens up on the screen, isn't exactly ideal of you want to reproduce skin tones accurately, but even the Brightlink Pro 1410 Wi's Dynamic mode does an impressively good job, considering it's primary purpose is to have a vibrant image that can cut through a lot of ambient light.  All the other modes varied from really good to great on skin tones, and color in general.  Missing is the dark wine colored reds, and murky yellow green "bright yellows" that plague most single chip DLP projectors in all but their least bright "theater" type modes.

Certainly, competing interactive projectors using single chip DLP designs can but some pretty accurate color and skin tones up on the screen, but usually you have to take a huge hit to maximimum brightness.  With this Epson, Presentation mode looks about as good as most DLP projectors int heir "theater like mode" yet Presentation manages to put over 80% of claimed brightness on screen (Dynamic mode beat Epson's claims.)

Our first image here taken using the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi is our combination test image.  It has primary, secondary, and some additional colors on the pie charts, as well as a good face image for considering skin tones.  Afterall today's presentations aren't just text and bar charts anymore, they are enriched with computer graphics, videos, photos, and more.

All images were taken with the same exposure.

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