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Canon REALiS WUX6000 Projector Canon REALiS WUX6000
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2000:1 Contrast Ratio
6000 Lumens
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Canon REALiS WUX6000
1920x1200, 6000 Lumens

Allan Abbott, March 10, 2015

Limitations

No Frame Interpolation. In certain slow-panning movie scenes, some judder can be seen in the WUX6000's projected image. Some competitors have implemented frame interpolation schemes to minimize the judder, but Canon has opted to leave it out. The upside is that frame interpolation can introduce some artifacts of its own, so this is a minor limitation since judder is seldom an issue.

No HDBaseT Compatibility. Although the WUX6000 does not offer it, several projector manufacturers are providing HDBaseT compatibility to minimize the cabling requirements for permanent installations. This might be a nice addition for the next projector in the Canon R series.

Lens Change Complexity. Once the WUX6000 has been installed properly, there is little chance that its powered lens assembly will need to be changed, but if that is required, it is a cumbersome task high off the floor. The top cover, a lens retaining assembly, and the lens itself must be handled sequentially, and some of the screws involved are not captive. This is a task best done on solid ground.

Conclusion

Every now and then, a really superior product comes along and raises the bar. The Canon REALiS WUX6000 is one of those products. It performs well in all modes, offers real flexibility for installation requirements, and is smaller and lighter than its competition. For every lens configuration, it is less expensive than its competitors, and it offers the convenience of powered zoom, focus, and lens shift. It could offer a bit more in terms of interface options, but overall it is a superior projector, and it merits our highest value rating.


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