Posted on October 9, 2018 By Lyle Silverman
Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector Review – Summary: Summary, Pros, Cons
The Epson PowerLite L610W is a powerful, convenient projector that combines a super bright laser-lamp with bold and accurate colors that one can expect from an Epson.
Hands down my favorite feature on the Epson PowerLite L610W is the instant on/off capability. Anyone that’s ever presented knows the long awkward wait during that moment where the projector was off and you needed to start your presentation minutes ago. With the L610W, that really is no longer issue at all. The moment you power up the projector, you will see your screen in a matter of seconds. Also a great feature for a home theater projector to have in my humble opinion. Going a bit further, being my first experience with a laser projector, between the brightness, colors, ease of maintenance, and convenience of instant power ups, I feel pretty strongly that I will now look for a laser home theater projector whenever it comes time to upgrade from Epson 5020UB.
In addition to such convenience and ease of use features, The PowerLite L610W simply delivers in every metric on performance. The light meter readings showed a projector that hit the manufacturer’s claim of 6,000 lumens, pretty much right on the money. But in reality, you don’t even need that data to know how bright this projector performs, you need only walk into the room that it’s being used in. As stated a bit earlier, it actually feels like blinding light if you end up looking near the projector’s light source while on. Of course, bright performance from projectors does not a quality projector make! Fortunately, as has been stated many times before in my Epson reviews, Epson is the gold standard for the combination of a bright picture with bold and accurate colors.
So when it came to performance under lots of ambient light, you can expect the L610W to cut right through any light and show up clearly and boldly on your screen. Under tough lighting conditions, the colors will be just like you’d expect, the image quality won’t suffer much if at all, and you will be able to present with confidence at all times.
Not to be outdone by brightness, the colors on this laser light source are gorgeous and it really does justice for Epson’s reputation. It’s genuinely hard to imagine how much truer and bolder the colors could even get.
On the enterprise front, the PowerLite L610W comes ready to supports a full range of inputs, including HDBaseT, 3G-SDI, and is compatible with Crestron RoomView, AMX, Extron XTP, Control4, and Art-Net for easy integration amongst all your projectors and controls to manage your systems. Epson ensures this industrial quality projector will integrate with your existing systems or at minimum, make any transitions smooth and easy.
For audience engagement, Epson’s iProjection App provides the opportunity to use multiple devices, project multiple screens, show photos, presentations, and you can even use the app as your own personal document camera when using the camera feature in the app. As a former teach who enjoyed using document cameras when available, that’s a pretty handy tool when needed.
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