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Epson Home Cinema 3200 Home Theater Projector Review - Hardware 2

Posted on November 27, 2019 by Phil Jones

Epson Home Cinema 3200 Projector Review– Hardware 2: The Control Panel, The Remote Control, The Menus

Control Panel

Epson HC3200-5

The Home Cinema 3200’s control panel is simple but most people will only use the control panel for initial setup then rely on the remote control or a home automation system for those types of functions.

There are a few status lights for power, temp, and lamp. There’s a MENU button along with an ESC button which takes you back up one level in the menu.

Located in the next row is the POWER button on the left and beside it is a HOME button. Next are four arrows for navigating the projector’s menu with an Enter button located in the center. The LEFT and RIGHT button can also be used to adjust volume while the UP and Down arrow buttons can be used for Keystone adjustments.

Remote Control

The Home Cinema 3200 includes a large backlit remote control. You have source input buttons along with all the normal buttons commonly used to navigate a projector’s menu. In addition, there are several buttons to directly access many of the projector’s picture settings include CMS adjustments, Grayscale, Frame Interpolation, Image Enhancements and Color Modes just to name a few. It was nice not having to dig though several menu layers to make setting adjustments.

There are even buttons to control playback of connected devices that support the HDMI CEC standard. While there were tons of buttons, due to its size, the remote didn’t feel crowded.


The Menus

The images of the menu shown in this section represent only a small number of all the sub-menus available. I tried to show a couple more notable sections found in the most used sub-menus (image, setting and networking, etc.). Home Cinema 3200’s overall menu is well organized and easy to navigate. I also liked that most picture adjustments can be directly access via discrete buttons on the remote control

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