Posted on October 9, 2018 By Lyle Silverman
Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector Review – Hardware 2: Control Panel, Remote Control, Menus
The Epson PowerLite L610W’s control panel is actually located on the back of the device with the input panel. All the buttons were simple to push and other than that, it was a basic set up. Power button is located on the left midsection and Source Search is directly to the right. Northwest of Source Search is the Menu button and opposite that below, is the A/V Mute.
Lastly you have your 4 arrows and the Enter button, with ESC at the top right of the panel.
The Epson PowerLite L610W is a pretty ordinary Epson remote. It fits nicely into your hand, the controls are easy to push, and Epson’s uniformity with this remote control will have end users pleased that a new projector will not usher in a new, not as functional remote control. It’s the same quality remote Epson. It is not back lit but that should not be a huge problem, especially if you have previous experience with similar Epson remotes.
You have a source search option, input buttons, aspect ratio, menu, and Esc. There is a pointer, page up/down, zoom in/out, and volume up/down. Lastly there is A/V Mute, access to the split screen functionality, and a Freeze button.
As well, there is also a custom User button that allows you to choose from Light Source Mode, Info, Test pattern, resolution, QR code display, On-screen display, image enhancement, or content playback.
The remote has a range of about 30 ft give or take and the overall feel just has always felt intuitive, easy to operate, and reliable.
In your regular onscreen menu, Epson provides their typical menu style and options. You can move the menu to different sections of the screen. I’d keep describing every item you can access but I think the pictures I took of all the menu offerings will do a better job showing you what’s available in the Epson L610W’s Menu.
You can add your company’s logo as the default background for the projector, a handy tool for displaying your brand.
Epson also has an optional Home screen you can use if you want more than just a blank screen when on standby. To me, while this home screen looks sharp, and there are quick buttons to get to Color Modes and Light Source Modes that are permanent, and then two additional customizable buttons. Though I just didn’t think the screen was particularly useful, with the two customizable buttons, you can choose from Color Mode, Power Consumption (Normal or Eco mode), an Epson provided test pattern, Network Settings, Geometry Correction, Info, Image Enhancement, and Split Screen. You can go ahead and choose two of those options in the Home Screen settings under the Extended menu. You can also access the Menu, a Help screen, the projector’s IP address, and a connection guide showing the user how to connect your mobile device using iProjection.
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