Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector Review – Hardware Tour 3

EPSON PRO-CINEMA LS9600e PROJECTOR:  Menus

The Pro Cinema LS9600e has a straight forward menu structure that is relatively easy to navigate.  The following sections describe some of the more interesting menus available on this projector.

Image Menu

When you press the menu button on the remote, or on the projector’s control panel, the Image Menu is displayed, as shown in the 1st photo in the gallery above.  From the Image Menu you have access to the usual picture settings (i.e., Brightness, Contrast, etc.).

When you select Color Mode, the top item on the Image Menu, the menu shown in the 2nd gallery photo is displayed.  From this menu you an select from 6 color modes when 2D video is being displayed, or 3 choices when displaying 3D video.

Further down on the Image Menu is a item called Advanced.  Selecting Advanced displays the menu shown in the 3rd gallery photo, and from this menu selecting Gamma, RGB, RGBCMY or Color Gamut will display menus for these functions as shown in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th gallery photos respectively.

Back to the Image menu, selecting the item for Power Consumption will result in the display of the menu shown in the 8th gallery photo.

Signal Menu

The top-level Signal Menu is shown in the 1st gallery photo above.

The first item on the Signal Menu is for 3D and when this is selected the 3D Setup menu is displayed as shown in the 2nd gallery photo.

The third item in the 3D Settings Menu is for 3D format and when selected the choices shown in the 4th gallery photo are displayed.  Usually the auto setting will pick up the 3D format being used, but the user can manually force the 3D format to be applied via this menu.

Back to the Signal Menu there is an item for Advanced and when that item is selected the Advanced Menu, as shown in the 5th gallery photo, is displayed.

Settings Menu

The Settings Menu is shown in the 1st gallery photo above.

The third item in the Settings Menu is for the wireless HDMI function.  When this is selected the Wireless HD menu shown in the 2nd gallery photo is displayed.

Further down on the Settings Menu is a item call Operation which relates to how the projector is to operate.  When this item is selected the Operation Menu, as shown in the 3rd gallery photo, is displayed.

Below that in the Settings Menu is an item for Display, which when selected with display the Display Menu, as shown in the 4th gallery photo.

Toward the bottom of the Settings Menu is a item for Panel Alignment, which is used to correct for any misconvergence of the projector’s red, blue and green display panels.  When selected the Panel Alignment Menu, as shown in the 5th gallery photo, is displayed.  Then when Start Adjustments is selected from that menu a test pattern is displayed along with the instructions, as shown in the 6th gallery photo (only the central portion of the screen in shown in this photo).

Memory Menu

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The memory menu, as shown above, is used to save, name, erase and load 9previously saved) user settings for the image memory and also for the lens memory.

Network Menu

The Network Menu is shown in the 1st gallery photo above.  When “Net. Info. – Wired LAN” is selected from that Network Menu the menu shown in the 2nd gallery photo is displayed.  The LS9600e uses a network connection for firmware updates and provides a RJ45 connector for connection to a LAN.

Info Menu and Reset

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The next to last menu item (as shown on the left side of the top-level menu) is the Info Menu, as shown in the photo above.  This screen shows information about the input signal and about the projector itself, including the total number of hours the projector has been in operation, the serial number, and the firmware version.

The final item on the top-level menu is used to reset the projector to the factory default settings.

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