There is also an IR receiving eye on the bottom right corner of the front panel. Height adjustment is obtained via a push button, adjustable foot in the center front of the W6, and two screw feet in the rear corners. In the rear left corner (again facing the front of the projector) is the cover for access to the lamp. Having the cover on top of the W6 allows for access even if the projector is ceiling mounted. However, the cover wraps around to the rear of the projector and the screw to release the cover must be accessed from the rear. This could present problems in certain installations where the projector is mounted close to the back wall. There is a large exhaust port on the left side of the projector (right next to the lamp), while the right side sports a Kensington lock and security anchor bar for a cable lock.
Epson hasn't changed its menu look, and structure is several years. Overall, it's a pretty good layout, that I have always liked.
Text is large enough to readable from a respectable difference. The menu itself can be positioned in different locations.
The Color mode selection is located on the Image menu (typical) and gives a choice of 7 options. You can see the choices in the image below.
There are four main menus. In addition to Image, there are Signal, which mostly deals with aspect ratio, and controls relating to hooking up a computer. The color mode menu differs slightly from that of the almost identical Home Cinema 700.
The Settings menu has one key setting, the lamp brightness control (I prefer when that is part of the Image or Picture menu). It also controls keystone settings, volume control and offers the ability to lock the projector's control panel, a feature probably here, because it comes from the Epson Powerlite W6's feature set.
There is also an Extended menu, where you can decide to put in your own Logo to project when there is no source, projector orientation (front/rear, ceiling/table), Control of the USB ports and menu language.
Epson puts its Reset on a separate main menu, although some menus have their own resets of only their features.
Lastly, there is, as is typical of almost all projectors, an Info menu which keeps you apprised of lamp life, input source and other "useful" tidbits.
Powerlite W6 Remote Control
With the exception of a few buttons, the W6’s remote is almost a duplicate of the previously reviewed 1735W. It’s well laid out, allowing easy access to the most used functions. There are buttons to access each input directly, the aforementioned “Help” button, number keys, control the electronic zoom, presentation pages and speaker volume. The buttons are not backlit, but that is typical for many multimedia projectors where backlighting might be more of a distraction than a benefit. Overall, the remote works quite well. As with the 1735W, the only issue I have with the remote is that most of the buttons are the same size and shape, making it difficult to locate them by touch in a darkened room.
Powerlite W6 Lens Shift
The Powerlite W6 does not have lens shift. Adding lens shift would increase the price. Lens shift is rarely found on business projectors smaller than 10 pounds, and 4000 lumens. Most that offer lens shift also offer interchangeable lenses - and most of those lenses cost more than the W6. In other words, don't expect to find adjustable lens shift on any of the Powerlite W6's competition
The projector has a small amount of offset. For that same 100" diagonal 16:9 screen, the center of the projector's lens would sit 2.7 inches below the bottom of the screen surface. Or, if you are ceiling mounting, the projector mounts inverted, and would have its lens 2.7 inches above the top of the screen surface. All these numbers are from the Epson manual. That amount of fixed lens shift is pretty much standard for most business and education projectors, as it is fairly ideal when placing a projector on a table, to use with a screen mounted at the most common height - which is just a few inches above tabletop height.