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Canon REALiS WUX500 Projector Canon REALiS WUX500
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2000:1 Contrast Ratio
5000 Lumens
$3,250 Street Price
$4,099 MSRP

Canon REALiS WUX500 Review

Allan Abbott, July 23, 2015

Key Features

Image Positioning Convenience: While most projectors in this class offer vertical lens shift, the WUX500 also provides horizontal shift as well. That along with the 1.8x zoom virtually assures that even if you make errors mounting the projector, you can position its image on the screen with ease. The lack of light loss toward the telephoto end of the zoom makes it easy to use the entire length of the zoom for maximum installation flexibility.

Corner Keystone Correction: Nearly all high-end projectors offer vertical and horizontal keystone correction, but the WUX500 complements those adjustments with corner keystone correction for projection surfaces that are not flat. Corner distortion is easily corrected with the push of one button per corner.

Edge Blending: Many smaller WUXGA products do not have this feature, and for large venue projection, this may be a key determining factor in the product selection.

Almost NO Input Lag: Though we'd be surprised if many people would be buying this projector for gaming, it has lightning fast response with an input lag of a mere 19 ms. No audio delay is required for lip synch when viewing film/video.

No Rainbow Artifacts: By virtue of its three-panel design, the WUX500 does not produce the rainbow artifacts that bother some viewers of DLP-based projector images.

Size and Weight: Most installation projectors are ceiling- or shelf-mounted above and behind the audience, and this 13 lb. unit will be easier to install than earlier generation products of substantially greater weight.

Lamp life: 3000 hours in normal mode, and 5000 hours in eco mode.

Warranty: The WUX500 is warranted for three years, and its lamp is warranted for 120 days.

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Comments (1) Post a Comment
Prae Thian Posted Jul 23, 2015 8:12 PM PST
From what I can see it looks like a reasonable option for a living room projector although currently priced a bit higher than I would like.

In Eco mode, is the sound from the fans smooth or harsh?

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