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Vivitek DH3660Z Laser Projector Review – Hardware 2

Vivitek DH3660Z Laser Projector Review – Hardware 2: Control Panel, Remote Control, The Menus

Control Panel

Vivitek DH3660Z Control Panel

The control panel of the Vivitek DH3660Z is located on the back of the projector, to the right of the inputs and connectors panel. It follows the same configuration of most projector control panels. That is, it features the navigational arrows surrounding an Enter button, with a button at each corner of the configuration that each serve a specific function.

The button at the top right of the control panel is the Power Button. This turns the projector On and Off, as one would assume, and is tied to the projector’s Instant On, Instant Off function. One tap turns the projector on, and two turns the projector off, as is typical with nearly all projectors.

The top left button opens up the DH3660Z’s menu system, and those navigational buttons allow you to toggle through those menus. The enter button allows you to select various functions within those menus. Moving to the bottom left, we have the Source Button, which opens the Source Menu where you can select the correct input, and the Info Button on the far right, which opens up the Info Menu.

Remote Control

The remote control for the Vivitek DH3660Z is lightweight, and white in color. White is best for business and education projectors such as this, as it makes the remote easier to see in a darkened room. With the high lumen output of this projector, though, you don’t need to darken the room as much as you might with other projectors. Still, Vivitek gets a point for pairing this projector with a white remote, in my book.

This remote control is quite simplistic – a no-nonsense remote for a no-nonsense projector. The top section of the DH3660Z’s remote control consists of just two buttons – On and Off – simple enough. The section below consists of six buttons, each corresponding to a specific input. Those are: HDMI, Computer, Video/S-Video, USB, HDBaseT, and Network. This projector does not support HDBaseT – it is common for projector manufacturers to use the same remote for many of their projectors, and not all projectors have the same features, such as HDBaseT.

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The next configuration of buttons is the navigational arrows, surrounding the Enter Button. This follows the same configuration as the control panel of this projector – each corner has its own button (starting from the top left, circling back to the bottom left): Menu, Power, Info, Source. The Right Arrow Button also serves the dual purpose of opening up the projector’s ID info.

Directly below this configuration is a single button: Laser. The Laser Button, when held, produces a laser pointer that can be used in presentations to point to specific parts of the screen. Highly useful for those who do not wish to stand directly in front of the screen and get an eyeful of light from the projector.

The final section of the remote control has nine buttons, each serving a particular function on the projector. The top row has the Keystone, ECO, and Volume Buttons. The middle row has the Brightness, Contrast, and Mute Buttons. The bottom row has the Blank, Freeze, and Auto Buttons. That does it for the remote control! Now, onto the menus.

The Menus

That does it for our tour of the Vivitek DH3660Z’s hardware! Next up is our discussion of the projector’s picture and sound quality.

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