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Epson Home Cinema 6500UB Projector Review-4

Posted on December 28, 2008 by Art Feierman

Contrast Enhancement

This mode, found on the Advanced Image menu, provides three settings that dynamically increase contrast. Using the minimum setting it adds a little extra contrast - more wow and pop to the image. For a lot of watching, I liked this feature, although technically, it makes it a touch less film-like. I found the other two settings to be a bit over the top for movie watching of Blu-ray discs, but those settings can give you a better looking, more dynamic feel to movies off of standard DVD. I'd say the Contrast Enhancement also can be helpful if you are pushing the Epson in terms of screen size, by giving a little more life, to an image that would be marginal in brightness.

Full HDMI 1.3b support

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The Epson is "up to date" with support for Deep Color (coming) with its larger color palette, x.v. color with it's wider color gamut, and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control (protocol). All but a few current model projectors have full support.

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Most that do not, are models that have been on the market more than a year, although the BenQ W20000 and W5000, for example which are a year old or less, still only have 1.2 support. Then there are some Sony projectors just being phased out, that support 1.3, but not all of it (the VW40 and VW60 do not support Deep Color. Deep Color uses a larger color palette for smoother, more accurate shading, most noticeale in closeups of skin tones. The Epson Home Cinema 6500UB supports the full gamut of 1.3b features. Now we just need some Deep Color content to start showing up on Blu-ray disc, so the Epson can take advantage of it.

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