The out-of-the-box color reproduction is as good as other pricier projectors I've reviewed. Epson's high-quality blue laser light source and 3-chip 3LCD have much to do with this excellent color reproduction.
The displayed picture is a rich, full-colored image, free from the rainbow effect that still occurs in many DLP projection systems. I can't stress enough how impressed I am with this projector's out-of-the-box color performance. I've reviewed home theater projectors that cost more and don't perform as well as this projector does.
The PowerLite L265F comes with seven preset picture modes. Below is a quick breakdown of each color preset.
The Epson PowerLite L265F is a 3-chip 3LCD laser projector with a marvelous picture that greatly grabbed my attention. The projector is Full HD (1,920 x 1,080p) and is rated to deliver 4,600 ANSI lumens of brightness, which it exceeded. The L265F projector can display a bright, colorful image in some of the most challenging venues with little control over ambient light sources. The L265F has more than enough brightness to power through. This projector, along with the L260F, the white version of this model, can enhance the image to the point that, with the right content, it appears to display images at a much higher resolution even though it is still Full HD.
This business projector will work in education, business, retail, and display markets. Epson lists one of this projector's primary markets as digital signage. This projector will excel at almost everything you throw at it, from PowerPoint presentations to art installations or event content. It's good enough to handle it all.
Epson has included an amazing number of onboard tools that allow users to display their created content from a phone, a computer, a networked display solution, or just on the projector using its built-in player and the included Epson iOS application. Flexible doesn't even come close to describing how many easy ways this projector can display content on anything from a traditional screen to uniquely shaped surfaces at retail or an art installation.
The only thing this projector can't do is match the black level and native contrast of a model designed for home theater. Blacks on this projector are more gray than black, but the projector does an excellent job of displaying the subtle details in the projected image's darkest areas.
The PowerLite L265F comes with a 1.6x optical lens. Epson provides users with a range of geometry correction tools from keystone, Arc, Corner, and Point geometric adjustments, allowing the projector to display content on virtually any shaped surface. This powerful geometric adjustment ability is even more handy when using multiple Epson projectors to create one larger horizontal image.
The PowerLite L265F offers built-in wired and wireless networking, a feature many professional projectors don't ordinarily include. In addition to the library of Epson software solutions that work with the projector, the L265F is also compatible with Crestron Connect for managing and controlling one or multiple projectors on-site or remotely from anywhere with an internet connection. This projector is also Control4 certified.
The L265F can be connected to a network via a wired or wireless network to access photos, videos, and various other compatible file formats.
|Projector Model||PowerLite L265F|
|Imager Type||3-chip 3LCD|
|Displayed Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Native Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)||4600 ANSI lumens|
|Light Source Type||Laser|
|Light Source Life||20,000 hours (NORMAL)|
|Contrast Ratio||2,500,000:1 (Dynamic)|
|Zoom Lens Ratio||1.6x Optical Zoom|
|Native Aspect Ratio||16 x 9|
|DVI or HDMI||Yes|
|Noise Level (-dB)||37 dB (NORMAL)/27 dB (QUIET)|
|Low Lag Gaming||No|
|Special Features||Digital Signage, Epson software apps|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||(W x D x H) 12.8" x 4.1" x 11.7" (325 x 299 x 90 mm)|
|Weight||9.5 lbs (4.2 kg)|