Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU - Overview
Technically, the Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU has to be considered a "crossover" projector, in that it has it's roots on the commercial side. In fact, with only the most minor differences (marketing) it's the same as Epson's Powerlite Pro G6900WU.
Note: Please remember, that the screen pictures you see in this review are not captured at resolutions anywhere near as high as this projector's native resolution (barely one fourth the resolution, unless otherwise noted. (1000 pixels wide, vs 1920).
What Epson was after here, was to introduce some extremely bright projectors that would be suitable for the home use, but not in the "dedicated" home theater, rather for media rooms, living rooms, bonus rooms, or any other place you can think of that is less ideal than a theater.
Claiming 6000 lumens, that's 15 times more lumens than you need to fill a typical 100 inch diagonal home theater screen in a typical dedicated home theater. A projector calibrated and putting out 400 lumens can handle that. That means we have a ton of extra brightness to tackle a rather dramatic amount of ambient light.
Epson Pro Cinema G6550 WU Projector with 5200 lumens, and white case
The G6900WU comes with a significant price - $7499 which includes a spare lamp, and one more year of warranty and replacement program (four years total) than the commercial version does.
Good news for those not ready to drop $7500 in their living room or media room: Epson has a white cased Pro Cinema G6550 WU that's very similar, with a "mere" 5200 lumens for $5999. I'm installing one of those G6550 WU's that same room, in the next few weeks.
A third Pro Cinema projector, the G4855 is finished in black and claims a still very formidable 4000 lumens and is the lowest cost of these WUXGA/1080p projectors, with a price of $3799!