Most multimedia projectors feature passable video performance. Video processing and black levels are usually a far cry from what you see on even lower-priced home theater projectors. Not so with the Pro Z The Theater, Dynamic and Customized modes of the Pro Z can make use an auto iris, which when active, results in an improved contrast ratio up to This contributes to a more film-like image than is normally seen with multimedia projectors. The auto iris does help to improve the otherwise grayish blacks in mixed light scenes with most video sources.
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Most multimedia projectors feature passable video performance. Video processing and black levels are usually a far cry from what you see on even lower-priced home theater projectors. Not so with the Pro Z The Theater, Dynamic and Customized modes of the Pro Z can make use an auto iris, which when active, results in an improved contrast ratio up to This contributes to a more film-like image than is normally seen with multimedia projectors.
The auto iris does help to improve the otherwise grayish blacks in mixed light scenes with most video sources. The point is, the Epson will do an excellent job on almost any type of video presentation, be it a corporate piece, an educational documentry, or even a great movie. For daytime TV or video viewing like sports events , a home theater projector cannot compete with the Z Its high brightness provides for a very enjoyable picture that is not washed out, as most home theater projectors would be.
The Z is rated at lumens. This is somewhat unusual for Epson projectors, as they usually meet or exceed their rated output, but we found the same thing occurred with the G as well. However, it should be mentioned that this was a pre-production model that may not be fully tweaked for optimum brightness. In Dynamic mode the brightest , I only measured lumens at mid-zoom range. At full wide zoom, this increased to lumens. While nowhere near its lumen rating, it was still very bright. Using Presentation mode, the output dropped from to lumens.
Photo mode, another mode that might be popular, resulted in a small drop to lumens. Customized which allows for individual adjustment of primary and secondary colors and is another possible choice comes in at lumens. These are: Theater — lumens and sRGB — lumens. With Dynamic or Sports mode, this still gives you about lumens, which is more than enough with some ambient light control. While this may be due to the lens quality which costs as much as some complete projectors , it was still impressive nonetheless.
Small 8 pt. This was true of white text-on-black and yellow text-on-dark blue backgrounds as well. Convergence was also quite good, resulting in a nice, sharp image with all sorts of source material. Keep in mind that 8 point type shown here, is, due to the WUXGA resolution, is far smaller than 8 point type on a more typical, much lower resolution projector Figure that a projector that is XGA resolution, the same size type would be twice as tall, and twice as wide. The Z can take any resolution and produce an ultra-sharp image, with no signs of color bleed in text due to misconvergence.
By comparison, many home theater projectors have this level of noise in their bright modes and noise is the bane of home theater enthusiasts.
Basically, for a projector this bright, that is likely to be permanently installed away from viewers, the noise level is not an issue. Advance projector search. Again, here is the room setup south facing windows on a sunny day, all lights on. Click Image to Enlarge. BenQ TH vs. Vankyo V Comparison Review.
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It offers a terrific combination of high brightness, sharpness, color reproduction and a depth of image that few projectors can match. It also features ease of setup and an assortment of connection options that should fit the needs of any customer. It is the combination of the resolution, the dual lamp capability and the, in general commercial quality build and feature set, that justifies the price. In fact, price was a key consideration, along with impressive color quality, high contrast, and handling of videos and photos, that earns the Pro Z our Hot Product Award. The large size and weight of the Z, does not lend itself to easily transporting the projector.
Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL Review
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Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now. What do most AV professionals look for in an installation projector for auditoriums, lecture halls, and houses of worship? Certainly they want enough brightness to fill their space, and strong color and image quality. Flexible connectivity, a choice of lenses, and easy setup features can all be very important to facilitate installation, and ease of use can decrease the need for hand-holding once the system is up and running.