This video explores Epson’s web control for the LightScene EV-100/ EV-105. The video shows a simple and easy step-by-step on how to access (which can be followed from a mobile device or computer), network setting, basic projector control, advanced projector control, select and edit a playlist, upload or delete data, on/off or check the time table and control OSD menu.
The pros and cons of projection (and why you really, really want it), after the jump.
This is the obvious one, and the reason to go projection. They are larger than life. Literally! At 50 inches tall, that means a close-up is a 4-foot-tall head. Or think of it this way: watching a 2.35:1 movie, like “Lord of the Rings,” on a screen that nearly fills your entire field of view is the very definition of absorbing. Speaking of absorbing, if you drink too much soda and you need to take a break, this movie theater is in your house! Pause, micturate, then movie!
Easier on the eyes
Everyone always asks if having a screen that big hurts the eyes. Actually, it’s the opposite. Filling a larger percentage of your visual field, and with less overall brightness, a big screen actually quite relaxing to watch. More like an actual movie theater, which often produces no more than 5 footlamberts or so (on my screen, most projectors produce around 30 to 40; an LED LCD can be three times that or more).
Space (sort of)
If you mount the projector on the ceiling, the screen can just hang on the wall. More expensive installations feature retractable screens, where the screen disappears into the ceiling.
Even though you can mount a TV on a wall, most people don’t. They’re surprisingly heavy. A screen is light, and if you drop it, there’s little possibility of damage (unless you stick something through it).
Well, that’s the big problem. No matter how bright the projector, and no matter how clever the screen material, any ambient light in the room is going to wash out the image. Forget about watching TV with the shades up, or the lights on. You need absolute light control in your room, or you’ll be forced to watch TV only at night. In my theater, there is some light during the day, but not enough to wash out the image (though this means I can only review projectors at night, leading to a rather bizarre sleeping schedule).
Nearly all projectors create light with a UHP lamp, which lasts a few thousand hours and then costs a few hundred dollars to replace. Figure a new lamp every year or so, maybe every other year. The cost of doing the business of awesome, apparently. We’re starting to see LEDs replace UHP lamps, but so far the price is still high. You’re better off getting a better-performing UHP-based projector and paying for the lamps.
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The television screen is an ever-expanding thing — literally. These days you can easily find a high quality and reasonably priced 65-inch TV, and some of the best TVs you can buy are also quite reasonably priced. But if you want a true cinematic experience, a projector is the way to go. Projector screens easily reach beyond 120 inches, and some projectors now support 4K UHD resolution and cover impressively wide color gamuts, just like their 4K TV counterparts.
So should you buy a projector? Well, projectors are a bit more complicated than TVs and require a little extra work and consideration. There are five major factors that will determine whether a projector is right for you.
Can you control the light in the room?
The first consideration in deciding if a projector is right for you is room lighting. Projector brightness (or lack thereof) was once an issue that required an entirely dark room, but today’s projectors are brighter and less expensive than ever before. It’s easier to find a model that can handle moderate ambient light or even well-lit rooms thanks to better technology, including screens that reject ambient light.
Still, the darker the room the better the picture quality. When it comes to contrast, a projector needs darkness to make an image that looks bold, not washed out. This will also help make any required color calibration easier. Basements are popular for projectors because they tend to be dark by nature, but you can put a projector in a room with windows so long as you can effectively block out that light, usually with curtains. If you’re willing to put up black-out curtains or shades, nearly any room in your home can work for a projector.
Is there space for a screen?
You are going to need both the space and the means to install a screen. There are a few ways to do this. First you can mount a manual or motorized drop-down screen from your ceiling. You could also mount a fixed screen to your wall, so long as you’re willing to sacrifice the space. Or could paint your wall with a special projection-screen paint.
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PRO Series is the highest quality motorized screen in its category. Incorporated with high quality fibreglass backed Polyester fabric, it offers an unmatched flatness in its class. Design with beautifully powder coated aluminium casing to blend aesthetically into any venue.
Power and control
The screen is powered by a silent AC tubular motor that is capable of fast and quiet operation. Such motor is also well known for its reliability and durability. The screen comes with a Remaco invented ESC (Electronic screen control) which allows it to be controlled by Electronic Wall Switch, Remote control or third party controller. It caters to all kind of installation requirements.
Ease of installation and image alignment
Unlike others, all Remaco motorized screens (except for large MXL series) comes with a pair of detached mounting brackets. Installation can be done easily by mounting the brackets first then hooking the screen on the brackets. After the screen is mounted, it can still be shifted horizontally for fine image alignment, eliminating any related mounting error.
Suitable for all kinds of projection. Not recommended for Ultra short throw application. Contact our sales person for recommendation.
Infrared remote to control screen
Electronic screen control with wide angle sensor
Direct connection to AV control system
More durable (Due to smooth roll up)
Compact, lightweight and beautiful finishing
Ease of installation
Universal mounting kit for all types mounting
Adjustable setting for desired up/down position
Adjustable screen position horizontally
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Previous models relied on a special included stylus to turn the projected image into a touchscreen. But again, once that inevitably goes missing, so do those touchscreen capabilities. This time around Epson has included a sensor unit that bathes the screen in infrared light which it then uses to detect the presence and movements of a finger.
While the projector’s touchscreen capabilities can’t be used to control the OS of whatever computer’s hooked up, it can be used to access the settings menu for making tweaks to the image, or for zooming and scrolling the actual projection. So while the pen might be mightier than the sword, in this case the finger trumps them both.