Using Dynamic mode, which has better color balance than Brightest mode, the output dropped to 2699 lumens. Next up, Standard mode, which offered slightly better color balance, dropped to 2615 lumens. ViewMatch mode registered 2591 lumens and Movie mode (which sets Brilliant Color at 5) had a large drop t0 1512 lumens.
Dropping the lamp into Eco brightness mode resulted in a drop of just over 24%, which still provided 2519 lumens in Brightest mode. The rated lamp life is a very good 5000 hours in Normal lamp mode and increases to an even more impressive 6000 hours in Eco mode, so either way you’re getting very good brightness and lamp life. In Dynamic Eco mode (in a fully darkened room), the output only dropped to 3179 lumens. With Dynamic Eco mode, up to 10,000 hours lamp life is possible. As we’ve noted with other DLP projectors, turning Brilliant Color (BC) down or off has a great affect on lumen output. With the PJD6350, turning BC down from its default setting of 10 to 5, drops the output in Brightest mode by a third, from 3323 to 2219. Turning off BC results in a whopping 68% drop in output, dropping the Brightest mode down to 1032 lumens. As turning BC off has no positive effect on image quality, there’s no good reason to do so.
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