The Epson PowerLite 109W has five color modes: Dynamic, Presentation, Cinema, sRGB, and Blackboard. Of those five, there are three modes that have excellent color. Dynamic mode, which is the brightest mode, has strong greens and yellows, which is to be expected. As brightest modes go, however, this Epson’s isn’t half bad. That is, in the worst ambient light conditions, it will do fine. Sure, there’s a bit of a sickly green look to it, but not so bad that you can’t recognize what the colors want to be.
Presentation mode’s color takes on a cooler tone than Dynamic, but still has a touch of those green/yellows associated with bright modes. It will be quite suitable for presentations and can cut through a good amount of ambient light – more on that on the Performance Page. Cinema is the best mode, in my opinion, with the most natural looking color. sRGB also has natural-looking color, but I favor Cinema over sRGB because sRGB has a warmer, but more desaturated hue. Cinema just looks more vibrant.
The final color mode to discuss is Blackboard, which has the stereotypical magenta hue so that it looks good on blackboard material. I do not have access to a blackboard, so I couldn’t test the color on the material it is intended for. Still, it looks as good as any other blackboard mode I’ve seen. Now, onto our discussion of the video image quality.
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