Epson PowerLite L615U User Reviews
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Purchased 2 for a church client. Our needs are typically for motion graphics behind lyrics and slides for announcements etc. for church services. Using Renewed Vision's ProPresentor 6 from an iMac. We used 180" 16:9 Elite Screens for the install. Setup was fast and accurate. Using the Quick Corner feature made setup go very quickly and little to no over shoot was possible to achieve very quickly. Just set the manual lens zoom to just slightly larger than the screen and use the Quick Corner to fit the image neatly inside the screen parameters. Image was bright and colors were saturated nicely. The 3 Chip LCD brought depth and color saturation you just can't get with single chip DLP technology. Keep in mind that at this price point there is no powered lens shift, zoom or focus but they are manually adjustable and that's really all you need in 95% of the applications I've encountered. I will certainly purchase these again and again.
Any Problems: No issues.
just got 3 of these for an art installation project. I believe they are early production units, but I'm not entirely sure about the initial ship date, so I could be wrong. I needed a very bright (for the price point) unit with as high contrast as possible. The units are bright, and the colors are decent, but I take major issue with the advertised 2.5M:1 contrast ratio. The lower heat output and fast startup are appreciated, but it should be noted that startup is not instantaneous. It takes about 20 seconds for the unit to startup and get past the Epson logo.
Any Problems: All three units have ***terrible*** black levels for a projector with such a high contrast rating. In the 615's Cinema mode, its black levels are comparable to an Epson 2250, which is a 5K lumen, 15,000:1 Contrast ratio unit. Epson support was very nice, and wanted very much to help, but had trouble understanding what I was saying when I was telling them that a 2.5M:1 unit should have vastly superior black levels to a 15,000:1 unit. I felt I was talking in circles. My deadline to install arrived, and I ran out of time to troubleshoot and try and contact higher levels of support, but I expect that I'll be returning all of these next week if Epson can't solve the problem.