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Epson Powerlite 97H Projector Review - Hardware Tour 2

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Art Feierman
Epson Powerlite 97H Projector - Hardware Tour 2:  Menus

Menus

The PowerLite 97H has a well organized menu structure with good on-screen graphics.

IMAGE MENU

When the menu button is pressed, the top level “Image” menu is displayed is as shown in the 1st gallery photo above.  The first item under the Image Menu allows you to select the “color mode”.  The Color Mode sub-menu is shown in the 2nd gallery photo above.  The Image Menu includes all of the usual picture settings (e.g, Brightness, Contrast, etc.).  It also that an auto iris setting that is only available in certain color modes (e.g., Theater).  A “color adjustment” sub-menu (shown in the 3rd gallery photo) allows the user to adjust the red, blue and green color gains.  That allows for creating a custom color temperature or fine tuning the preset color temperature.

SIGNAL MENU

The “Signal” menu is shown in the 4th gallery photo above.  This menu allows the user to adjust the processing to be used for the input signal.

SETTINGS MENU

The “Settings” menu is shown in the 5th gallery photo above.  This menu includes options for configuring the projector for the specific application/environment.   When the Split Screen item from the Settings Menu is selected the sub-menu shown in the 6th gallery photo is displayed.

EXTENDED MENU

The “Extended” menu is shown in the 7th gallery photo above.  This is an essential menu for the initial setup of the projector.  The “extended” menu include the essential settings for configuring the projector for the specific installation.  This includes such items as the section 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.

NETWORK MENU

The "Network" menu is shown in the 8th gallery photo above.  This menu is used to access the configuration settings for the wired and (optional) wireless networks.  The 9th gallery photo shows the sub-menu for the wired network info.

 

ECO MENU

The "Eco" Menu is shown in the 10th gallery photo above.   The menu allows the user to set the power consumption mode to normal (full power) or Eco (reduced power) mode as well as a number of other features such as a sleep timer.

INFO MENU

The "Info" Menu is shown in the 11th gallery photo above.  This menu provides access to basic information (on sub-menus, not shown) about the projector, such as the number of hours of use on the lamp and the version number of the projector's firmware.

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