As you would expect, there’s plenty of networking – Crestron RoomView compatible, and also AMX. For serious installations note that there is an HDMI and a DVI instead of the usual two HDMI. The DVI connector is a commercial one, more stable. Nice touch.
The WUX6000 is ready for multiple projector installations in one room, with it’s built in edge blending. Museums and large educational exhibits often call for edge blending, but relatively few projectors have it built in.
The onboard speaker is a modest 5 watt, but this is a relatively small projector for 6000 lumens and a three chip design. In fact I suspect it’s compact size wins it a lot of business, when you consider that more than a few competitors are 2-4 times the bulk.
Consider the WUX6000 to be a very high performance projector which Mike clocked doing 5500 lumens. One thing of note, no projector has a great looking “brightest mode”, but this Canon probably gets closest to very good color in its brightest mode than any other projector in this report. Most of the best modes still managed to measure over 3900 lumens. Including Cinema, and Photo/sRGB. Our measurements are a mid-zoom. There’s an extra 110 lumens hitting the screen when the projector lens is at wide angle.
Well endowed, compact, versatile, great color. Although not a term I would normally use for a commercial projector – Elegant – comes to mind. Canon is a top choice for scientific, architectural and engineering uses.
Networking is Crestron RoomView compatible, which is to say very advanced with all the push notifications, email alerts, remote command and control, and presentation over network abilities (including multi-screen). Wireless is easily added with a $99 wifi dongle, which adds lots of capabilities including mobile support of phones and tablets, via Apps. The 1985Wi even has Miracast built in, so you don’t even have to use one of the HDMI ports for screen mirroring. See our Miracast video. And HDMI supports MHL for streaming content. There’s a pair of USB’s and a lot more. Their Moderator software (free) displays from up to four computers (or mobile devices) simultaneously, out of a total of 50 devices!
Other bells and whistles include DICOM for display of medical images for teaching purposes, and a built in Media player (not often found on high power projectors) that allows for PC free presenting. It is, however limited to photos, videos and pdfs. Microsoft Office would have been nice but there are other ways to bring that in anyway!
(You can do Powerpoint presentations by converting to jpgs from inside Powerpoint.)
Epson has similarly powerful projectors with the interchangeable lenses, edge blending and more, but for those with fairly straightforward installations, the feature set and price of the Epson Powerlite Pro 1985WU are otherwise tough to beat.