Posted on April 11, 2018 By Nikki Zelinger
Epson BrightLink Interactive Projector Review – Hardware 2: Control Panel, Remote Control, Menus
The Optoma W460 has a traditional nine button layout under three indicator lights for Power, Lamp, and Temp. The first button is appropriately positioned under the Power indicator light, in the top left of the formation. On the opposite corner, there is an Information button, while the bottom right corner has the Source button, and the Menu button is in the last corner.
It has the obligatory directional arrow keys surrounding an enter button in the center. Those arrow keys double as Keystone Correction – the top and bottom ruling vertical Keystone Correction, and the left and right horizontal Keystone Correction. This control panel will likely be used once, when installing the projector in your space.
The remote control is a smallish white one that fits easily in the hand. I’m going to discuss the button layout in sections. The top section has nine buttons, with the first being the Power button in the top left. Opposite to the Power button is the Mouse Switch button, which activates/inactivates mouse mode to control your PC using the remote control. The next row of buttons has three: A/V Mute, Freeze, and Audio Mute. The next two buttons are labeled L and R, and are used as your left and right clicks when in mouse mode.
Below that are the four directional arrow keys surrounding the Enter button. The section underneath has two rows of buttons, with the first row having a Page Down and Page Up button on either side of the Laser button. I love this button. I was setting up the projector and saw it, so I pressed it to see if I did what I was hoping – it did. My face split into a grin as I ran the little red dot along the floor in front of my cats, causing their pupils to dilate into back orbs as they pounced and proceeded to chase the thing all about the house. We had a lot of fun with that before I tired them out and it was time to get back to work.
Under the super fun section of the remote are two pairs of two buttons: +/- Vertical Keystone Correction, and +/- Volume. The final section of the remote has 12 buttons: Numbers 0-9, a button to bring up the Brightness Mode menu, a Source button, and a Resync button. Those 0-9 number buttons also double as various functions and input choices. 1 is the Aspect Ratio button, 2 opens up the menus, 3 is for 3D, and 4 through 9 select these inputs in the following order: HDMI, VGA, Video, User1, User2, User3.
The Display Menu has all of your Image Settings, such as Color Mode, 3D, Aspect Ratio, Edge Mask, Zoom, Image Shift, Geometric Correction.
The Audio Menu has settings for the Internal Speaker, Mute, Voume, and Audio Out.
The Setup Menu is for setting up the projector, where you can select the Projection type (front/rear/right side up/upside down), the Screen Type, Lamp Settings, Power Settings, Security, HDMI Link Settings, Test Pattern, and Remote Settings, etc.
The Network Menu has three sub-menus: WLAN (Wireless LAN), LAN, and Control.
WLAN sub-menu of the Network Menu.
LAN sub-menu of the Network Menu.
Control sub-menu of the Network Menu.
The Info Menu of the Optoma W460.
The Info Menu of the Optoma W460, continued.
That does it for our tour of the Optoma W460’s hardware! Next up is our discussion of the projector’s picture and sound quality.
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