Sony VPL-EX175 Color & Picture Quality
The Sony VPL-EX175 offers impressive color, as the photos below clearly indicate. Only the brightest mode fails to provide reasonably accurate colors, as you can see from the photos. Presentation mode (the brightest), has a yellowish green caste as do the brightest modes of many projectors.
The images below show you the main Picture Modes of the VPL-EX175 projector. In addition, these images were all taken at the same exposure, so you can sell the relative difference in brightness as well as color differences.
There's also a Game mode (not shown), which, intentionally seems to be designed to lift black levels (lighten them), which no doubt improves viewing of games that are dark, especially if there is ambient light present. Its color accuracy is also pretty good, looking better in terms of color, than the Presentation mode.
In the image, the computer fed the VPL-EX175 a higher resolution image, one of UXGA - 1600x1200. That of course makes all type sizes appear smaller. The image below was taken without adjusting the zoom. Because of the larger "page" size, more fits into the same physical space. Click on the image below for an enlargement. All the type appears a bit soft due to the compression technology to make 1600x1200 fit into 1024x768. Still, while the image is a touch soft, it's still very readable. This is typical of a good projector when being fed an high res image where the projector has to toss out/interpolate over 50% of the data, to make things fit. Up close, the softness is obvious, but in a normal presenting environment, most likely only noticeable to the folks sitting the closest, who still will be able to read the smaller type. Remember a word in 24 point type occupies a much smaller space of the image at 1600x1200. Basically 24 point type at UXGA is going to be roughly the same size as 14 point type on XGA.