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Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review – Hardware Tour 2

Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review – Hardware Tour 2:  Menus

The Epson PowerLite 2265U has menu structure that is very similar that that found on many other Epson projectors.  It is fairly straight-forward and relatively easy to navigate.

Image Menu

When the menu button is pressed, the top level “Image” menu is displayed, as shown in the 1st gallery photo above.  This menu has the usual adjustments for the “color mode” along with the image settings for that mode.  The 2nd photo above shows the sub-menu for the available picture modes.

The color temperature adjustments sub-menu, is shown is the 3rd photo above.

A “Customized” color sub-menu (as shown in the 4th photo above) allows the user to adjust the red, blue and green color gains and offsets.  That allows for creating a custom color temperature for fine tuning the color temperature across the grey scale.

The 5th photo shows the “Advanced” sub-menu while the 6th photo shows the sub-menu for gamma adjustments and the 7th photo shows the sub-menu for the Color Management System set of adjustments.

The PowerLite 2265U has an automatic iris (a.k.a. dynamic iris) and the 8th photo shows the sub-menu for this function.  I noted that the auto iris feature is only available in certain color modes  (e.g., Cinema).

The Other Menus

The remaining top-level menus are shown in the photo gallery above and each briefly described below.

The “Signal” menu is shown in the 1st photo above.  This menu allows the user to adjust the processing to be used for the input signal.

The “Settings” menu is shown in the 2nd photo above.  This menu includes options for configuring the projector for the specific application/environment, including such items as vertical/horizontal keystone adjustments, using split screen mode, adjustment of sound volume, etc.

The “Extended” [settings] menu is shown in the 3rd photo above.  This is an essential menu for the projector’s initial setup.  The “extended” menu includes the essential settings for configuring the projector for the specific installation.  This includes such items as the selection of the menu language and projector mounting configuration (table top vs. ceiling mounted and front vs. rear projection).  By default the configuration is table top and front projection.  This menu may be needed during initial projector setup.

The top-level Network menu is shown in the 4th photo above and includes items for setting up the projector for connection to a wired network (LAN) or a WiFi network.

The Eco menu is shown in the 5th photo above.  Eco power mode lowers the lamp output (i.e., reduced image brightness) which results in reduced power consumption and extended the lamp life.  Two Eco power modes are offers as well as the full power setting.  Other energy saving options are offered via this menu.

 

The top-level Info menu is shown in the 6th photo above.  From this menu the user can learn information about the projector.  The 7th photo above shows the “projector info” sub-menu where specific information about the projector (e.g., serial number, hours of use on the lamp or the version number for the installed firmware) is available.

The reset menu (not shown) can be used to reset the projector to the factory default settings.