A flash drive can be plugged into the projector’s USB connector to display photos, slideshows and videos without having an attached computer. The projector’s remote includes the buttons needed to navigate through the photo slide show or video. This can be useful when the projector is being used as a portable unit in a classroom for doing a quick setup for hassle-free presentations.
Although offered by some other Epson models, this is an not a common feature for a lamp-based projector. While Epson uses the term “instant on” it is really more of a quick turn on. Also the projector turns off the cooling fan very soon after powering off the projector. This feature allows the projector to be connected to a electrical circuit that can be switched to turn the projector on or off.