A Hot Product Award for Epson's Powerlite Pro G6900WU
We see a lot of projectors around here, and as such we don't expect to find a single projector, that in its class of projectors, is the best at everything, or even almost everything. The G6900WU isn't an exception. It has a number of key strengths, but also a few relative weaknesses. Overall, though, this Epson is an extremely capable, "serious" projector.
The Powerlite Pro G6900WU is a small "large venue" projector. It's built to tackle a whole lot of different uses, with a variety of special features. Weighing in, in the low 20 pound range (depending on which lens you use), it's also compact, which makes it ideal for many rental and staging settings due to its portability.
Not only does it produce well over 5000 lumens at brightest, and mid 4000 lumens with really good color, but it has specialty features like Edge Blending, the ability to operate with the vertically, horizontally, and many ways in between. Add to that advanced networking with all the usual - push notifications, scheduling, monitoring, also add Wifi capabilities and peer to peer, closed captioning, also the ability to split the screen between four computer images, or use split screen to show two sources of info at once. The list goes on, and many are discussed in our Special Features pages.
Other than dual lamp applications, and applications when you need flawless reproduction quality instead of just great, I'm pretty hard pressed to come up with uses for a projector like this Epson, that this projector can't do well.
The G6900WU and WUNL are well designed for small, even medium sized auditoriums, large university classrooms, hotel ballroom presentations, house of worship and rock concerts, plus, of course, all kinds of digital signage.
The full WUXGA HD resolution, lens options and placement flexibility, the capable feature set, brightness, picture quality, plus the warranty and support programs, all combine to make the G6900WU an exceptional value at its price point.
When viewing these images, especially the browser images, you will note softness in the small type. Remember, even when you enlarge it, you are looking at a much lower resolution image on our site, than the 1920x1200 image that the Powerlite Pro G6900WU projects. That Politico page looks far sharper in real life!
Commercial Grade Picture Quality
With the exception of black level performance, the picture is extremely good for a commercial projector. There are high end 3 chip DLP projectors costing several times the price, that will, ultimately, put a more amazing picture up on the screen, if that's what you need. But for most applications including some straightforward, some really demanding ones - digital signage, presenting, teaching, engineering, architecture, art displays...
What's missing? Perhaps the key feature that this projector could have, but doesn't, for many possible commercial installations, is dual lamp design. When you need maximum uptime, and being down is a major problem, that's where dual lamp projectors come in. One dies, your still in business, if not quite so brightly.
Sharpness is very good, but not exceptional, you can find single chip DLP projectors which have an inherent advantage in that regard. For starters remember, this is a WUXGA projector, which at the moment is as high as resolution gets without spending money that makes the cost of the G6900WU seem like loose change.
Of course, you will be hard pressed to find a similarly equipped projectors with dual lamp for the same price. Hey, Epson too has a dual lamp line-up their Z series projectors. If that's your need, check those out.