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Contrast:5,000:1
Lumens:6000
Weight: 21.5 lbs
Resolution:1920x1200
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Technology:3 LCD
Lens:1.82x manual
Lens Shift:H + V
Lamp Life:2,000 Hrs
4,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:$549.00
Warranty:3 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite (x2), RGB (x2), HDMI, HDBaseT, DisplayPort, Network, USB (x2), RS232
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p

Epson Pro Cinema G6900
WUXGA Home Video Projector

Bill Livolsi, March 18, 2014

Setup and Configuration
Screen selection is important with every projector, but it is especially so for the Pro Cinema G6900. Despite the contrast rating of 5,000:1 (quite low by home theater standards), the picture can look very pleasing even on a white screen in low ambient light. However, it will look its best when it is paired with a contrast-enhancing screen. We matched the Pro Cinema G6900 with Draper's XS850E ambient light rejection screen, but it would work equally well with Screen Innovations' Black Diamond II or any number of contrast-enhancing gray or black screen fabrics. All in all, these screen materials give the Pro Cinema G6900's picture deeper blacks and overall higher contrast. However, as these materials run on the pricy side, adding a contrast-enhancing screen may add cost to the system.

The Pro Cinema G6900 is compatible with interchangeable lenses, but the projector is sold both as a bare body and as a package with the Standard Zoom lens. The Standard Zoom is a 1.82:1 lens with manual adjustments that can display a 120" diagonal 16:9 image from 11' to 20' of throw distance. The projector also has manual lens shift in both the vertical and horizontal, allowing for approximately 70% adjustment in either direction vertically and almost 40% adjustment to the left or right.

Due to this flexible lensing, the Pro Cinema G6900 can be installed either in a ceiling or rear shelf mount. A low table mount is also possible, though living rooms tend to be higher-traffic areas than theaters and you should consider placement to avoid both accidents and common walking paths which intersect the projection axis.

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Reader Comments(4 comments)

Posted Jun 24, 2014 8:28:11 AM

By zorg43x

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Can someone confirm if the light engine has its internal polarization for all three colors in the same plane, as some previous models from epson had?

Posted Mar 23, 2014 12:11:51 PM

By Dragonopolis

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A projector with DisplayPort connection and input lag is not acceptable since Epson obviously planned this projector to be used with non-video sources. Then it got me thinking.... are all options for video available on the DisplayPort? I thinking perhaps some of the processing that slows input lag may not be an issue on DisplayPort. It would have been nice if you could test input lag separately on DisplayPort from HDMI to see if there is a difference. I would not have asked this question if there wasn't a DisplayPort present. It might be possible to circumvent the lag by using the DisplayPort for those who are concerned about input lag.

Posted Mar 19, 2014 7:31:16 AM

By JoeK

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Thank you for the review! This answers my questions about the G6450 (same series, lower lumen, no HdBaseT).

One thing this does not have, that I do wish it did - screen trigger. Take note if that's important to you. I guess I'll just use my universal remote to handle that. It's work, just not quite as slick.

This G series also does not do 3D, unless you buy two and stack them. That's something most home-video/theater users won't do (though I do have a friend that has the stacked Runcos - pretty sweet).

Thanks again for the review.

Posted Mar 18, 2014 10:35:05 PM

By Martins

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Whose idea was to name it as Home Cinema projector??! :D This is Pro installation series projector.

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