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Epson Pro G7905U Projector Review - Hardware and Menus

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Art Feierman

Epson Pro G Series Remote Control

Epson remote control

Epson offers new remote control for their laser and G7000 series projectors

This seems to be a new remote control in Epson's line-up.  It works with the Epson G7905 and other projectors in the new G7000 series and also works with all the new L series laser projectors including the L1500 and L1505 being reviewed recently.

For that reason, much of everything below this paragraph about the remote is the same as in the L1505 review.

One thing I neglected to mention in the laser projector review is the outstanding range of this remote - over 90 feet, while most remotes claim 30-35 feet.  Tastefully done.

The new remote seems to herald in new command codes as well.  I immediately noticed that I could not turn on or off, bring up the menus an Epson home theater projector (5030UB) which worked fine with previous business remote controls, including the G6000 series. (I own a G6550U.)  No matter!

Other than being slightly narrower and a tiny bit shorter, it might be a touch lighter.  The buttons have as much space between them as the previous remote, but that's due to slightly smaller buttons combined with a smaller overall area.

The overall layout is very similar to many previous Epson backlit remotes. It is organized into 5 sections. At the top, is power and sources, that's followed by a features area, where a button gives you direct access to features that would take several steps if locating through the menu system.  Next comes the navigation area for working those menus.  Below that a small group I'll call direct control for remote mousing volume, digital zoom and AV/Mute. Also, something new - Lens Memory! And finally the numeric keypad area (which offers three User areas, when not using the keypad features.

I'm not going to run through all the buttons - as you can read them in this image, rather I just want to point out a few features.

In the top section of the remote, you will note that one input is for HDBaseT (HDMI over CAT cable) There's also a source button for the local area network, labeled LAN (these projectors can "present over IP.")

The second section, in addition to usual things like Color Mode or Aspect Ratio, also serves up three buttons for the lens (Zoom, Focus, Lens Shift) and also Split Screen, and Test Patterns.

Navigation is the same as on other backlit remotes Epson remotes.

The 3 user settings are also labeled 1, 2, 3, on the keypad.  For convenience, and as an example, I set User 3 to take me right to the sub-menu for engaging pixel shifting and Full HD, or WUXGA+ (4K) processing.

I've been using this menu for a while now.  Backlight is good - sort of gold/pale yellow, could be a touch brighter, but definitely "bright enough"  Backlit keys are easy to read.  I normally complement Epson a lot on their back lit remotes, while finding more issues with their smaller remotes for smaller business and education projectors.  This one's a good one!

Pro G7905 Menus

The number of menus, sub-menus, sub-sub-menus found on this projector is almost mind numbing, but then this is a feature laden commercial projector so we should expect no less.  Here are 39 of them starting with the top menu (Image) and its sub-menus.  This isn't nearly all of them, in fact I barely scratched the surface of the networking section showing just 3 out of probably more than a dozen there, and another 20 or so less important, (or obvious) ones.  Still this should give you a great idea of the full capabilities of the G7905U and other G7000 series models.

Epson G7905 Menus

Image Menu

Contains most controls and sub-menus that affect picture quality, image enhancement

Color (preset) Modes

This submenu shows the 6 standard preset modes

Color Temp submenu

Enter this submenu to calibrate grayscale balance

White balance sub-menu

Custom grayscale Balance

Gain and Bias settings for Red, Green, and Blue, to calibrate the grayscale

Color Temp slider

Epson offers multiple preset color temps. In days past they gave them temp numbers, such as 6500K, but now go with simple numbering

CMS - color management

This sub-menu is for calibrating each of the primary and secondary colors

4K Image Enhancement

Here lies the magic, the ability to engage pixel shifting for 2K or 4K content

4K Enhancement

Turn pixel shifting on to do either 1080 content or full 4K!

Additional pre-sets

These seem to affect image enhancement using sharpness and detail enhancement controls


These next gen Epson's have more control than previous for their Super-Resolution feature

Signal Menu

Pretty straight forward, but the Advance sub-menu controls Image processing speed

Signal - Advanced submenu

Of note, is the Image processing menu accessible here - see next image

Image Processing Fast, Fine

Fine and two different fast settings. Fast limits bit depth and other capabilities in exchange for faster response time, limiting lag.

Blanking sub-menu

Allows the ability to blank of different parts of the screen

Scaling Menu

Scaling Sub-menu - controls

This Epson allows for interesting manual scaling of images

Settings Menu

Split screen, Power (Normal or Eco), Volume, Test patterns, User button configuration, and the Memory areas for saving custom image settings and Lens Memory.

Lens Memory

Enter here, to save or load lens positions into memory

Making Memories (or loading them)

Choose to save or load memories for picture settings, or lens memory

Lens Memory - Load

You can see I saved, and named two lens memories - one for 16:9, one for widescreen (2.35:1)

MPEG Noise Reduction sub-menu

A quick reminder, MPEG noise reduction is off when the projector is pixel shifting 2K or 4K content

Extended Menu

A huge number of options, from custom logos to scheduling, and HDBaseT, Multi-Projection, and physical orientation of the projector

Operations Sub-Menu

Sleep modes, power options, mute, lens calibration and more


Starts with Projector ID. Epson's projectors keep track of their location in an array of projectors, a key to successful edge blending

Epson's Home Screen

Epson has added a front end Home screen, which reminds me of those on today's streaming devices like Roku, advanced Blu-ray players...

Projector Rotation

This projector can work in portrait mode, as well as being rotated in other directions, but not quite as versatile as laser projectors

AV Options

AV Output Options

Main Networking Menu

Supports wired networking. And wireless, when the $99 wireless module is installed.

Inside The Network Menu

This image is from the L1505 projector but menu is the same on both

Network Scheduling

Info Menu

An impressive amount of info can be found in these four sub-menus

Projector Info

Resolution of the current signal, networking status and more

Lamp Hours

Epson tracks lamp hours separately for Normal and Eco modes, as well as when the projector is in portrait mode


These are the major resets, but others can be found on some menus, and sub-menus

Firmware Versions

System Status

Even measures operational and air temp. Impressive

As I've said repeatedly the past few years:  Epson's overall menu structures haven't changed in well over a decade.  Theirs is a good system, well organized, easy to navigate, and best, logical enough to quickly figure out where to look for some feature controls. The type size on the menus is a little on the small size compared to some, but very readable any any "normal" distance.

The G7905's menus are movable and partially translucent.  Epson makes changes based on the feature sets, but they are normally very logical, in where they place new sub-menus.

This G7905, like the new L1505 laser projector has a number of expanded sharpness and detail enhancement tools, we haven't seen on previous models.  There are so many options its almost overkill.  Whose got the time to sort through an almost infinite number of possible settings combinations?  Still, I'm not complaining.

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