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Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Pros and Cons

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Art Feierman

G6900WU and G6900WU NL - Pros

  • Extremely bright - with almost 6000 lumens (white and color)
  • Maximum native resolution:  WUXGA 1920 x 1200
  • Excellent placement flexibility - extensive lens shift and six different lenses (lenses are quick install/release
  • Relatively compact, and light projector, relative to its brightness and features
  • Well designed for rental and staging applications
  • HDBaseT (HDBT) and SDI for running long distances from Hi-Def, and live video sources
  • Advanced networking suitable for corporate, research, university, houses of worship, and digital signage
  • Networking offers push notifications, monitoring, control, reporting, alerts, and more
  • Supports display of up to four computers simultaneously (and talk to a "classroom" of other computers)
  • Very good color performance, right out of the box
  • Full color management system allows for accurate calibration
  • Split screen capability, with 2 relative sizes
  • Multiple Audio inputs, and an audio out, so projector remote can control audio
  • Excellent warranty, replacement, and support programs
  • Two projectors can be stacked for double the power, or passive 3D
  • Advanced Edge Blending, ideal for signage, museums, works with curved surface, corners
  • Pretty green - 6000 lumens from only a 380 watt lamp
  • Crestron Connect and AMX compatible
  • A lot of performance, and features, for the price
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G6900WU and G6900WU NL - Cons

  • Only one HDMI port (it does have a DisplayPort)
  • Split Screen slow to engage, "clunky"  to switch windows (but ultimately, it works)
  • No lens memory (requires motorized lenses)
  • Lamp life could be longer (but reasonably good for this class of projectors)
  • Dynamic iris is slow and seems to move in visible steps - inferior compared to what Epson puts in their home theater projectors (which cost less)
  • Could be quieter - 39 db in full power is not bad for a 6000 lumen projector geared for larger environments Eco mode is quiet enough - at 31, which is below the high end for home projectors
  • Image defocuses very slightly during warm-up (first 15-20 minutes)

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