Projector Review: September 2006

1:32 AM

Canon LV-X4 Multimedia Video Projector XGA -1500 Lumens

In the classroom, in the boardroom or at home, the LV-X4 is one of the most affordable and brightest projectors on the market. Its ultra-wide zoom lens means you can give your presentation in any classroom or office. You will also find that the LV-X4 is a portable performer that is easy to take with you. Plus, its wide range of features make it a versatile standout in the Canon line of projectors.

Uncompromising Canon Image Quality You get the same uncompromising Canon Image Quality that you get with every Canon camera or projector. Because it combines superior electronics with Genuine Canon Optics, the LV-X4 never lets down your audience. The Ultimate in Sharpness and Clarity With three 0.8" LCD panels and Native XGA resolution (1024 X 768 pixels), the LV-X4 delivers outstanding image quality at an affordable price. (It also supports SXGA through high-quality compression.)

Not only that, the LV-X4 gives you an impressive 90% Image Uniformity and a 400:1 Contrast Ratio. It is all you would expect from Canon. Bright Picture Under Any Lighting Conditions The LV-X4 packs a powerful 1500 ANSI Lumens. That means a brilliant performance under the toughest lighting conditions. Ultra-Wide Zoom Means Ultra-Versatile Projector No need to worry where your next presentation is happening. The LV-X4 comes equipped with a 1.6X Canon Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens that ensures a quality presentation regardless of room size.

Product Features
1,280 x 1,024 maximum compress resolution, 1,024 x 768 native
1,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, 400:1 contrast ratio
40 to 190-inch image size, 3.3 to 25.3-foot projection distance
90% image uniformity, +/- 20-degree keystone correction
VGA, component, S-video, RCA, and composite input signals; PC/Mac

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1:27 PM

Canon LV-7220 LCD Multimedia Projector XGA - 2000 Lumens

Canon LV-7220Cut through the clutter and walk away a winner. With the LV-7220's razor-sharp detail and a brilliant image even under the most challenging conditions, you'll be able to project a 100" image from only 8.2 feet away. That's maximum impact in a minimum amount of space. And with its compact, lightweight design, you'll be certain to take your LV-7220 wherever business takes you.

Advanced Connectivity. With advanced connectivity, this projector can handle any signal you can dish out. It will connect with virtually any electronic device you have and automatically adjust to the input signal. DVD, HDTV, VCR, digital camcorder, digital camera. It is the projector that can take anything you've got. And with its DVI-I terminal, you can feed Digital or Analog RGB signals to the projector and even hook up two laptop computers at the same time.

HDTV Compatible. The projector is High Definition Television compatible, accepting the 480i, 480p, 575i, 575p, 720p, 1035i and 1080i HDTV resolution standards.

1.6x Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens
2000 ANSI Lumens
Native XGA Resolution (1024 x 768)
Supports SXGA Resolution (1280 x 1024)
350:1 Contrast Ratio
Project it all - DVD Player, HDTV, VCR, digital camcorder or digital camera
Silent Mode - 34dB
Blackboard Mode
Digital Keystone Adjustment
Ultra-Portable - 6.4 lbs
Password Lock & Function Key Lock
Wireless IR Remote
RS-232/USB Mouse Control
3 Year Parts & Labor Warranty / 120-day Lamp Life Warranty

Resolution and Inputs
Native Resolution - XGA
Horizontal Resolution - 800 TV lines
Supported Resolutions - VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, HDTV, DTV
Video Compatibility - NTSC, PAL, SECAM, NTSC 4.43, PAL-M, PAL-N
Inputs - S-video, Composite, VGA, Audio, DVI-I, USB, Component video input with optional cable.

Optical Specifications
Brightness (ANSI Lumens) - 2000 Lumens
Canon Exclusive - Canon Optical Engine, Canon Wide Angle Lens
Zoom - 1.6x
Projection Lens - f/1.7-2.5 lens; 20.0-32.0 mm
Screen Size - 40" - 300"
Contrast Ratio - 350:1
Lamp - 200 watt UHP

Digital Keystone - (+/-) 40 deg-V; (+/-) 20 deg H
Uniformity - 85%
Wireless Remote - Yes (includes laser pointer)
Memory Card Support - Yes (optional accessory)
Audio Speaker - 1 Watt Monaural
Regional Power Voltage - 100-240V, 50-60 Hz Worldwide, 270W
Size and Weight
Weight - 6.4 lbs
Dimensions (W x H x D) - 11.8" x 3.7" x 9.4"

Customer Review: Canon LV-7220 Projector Is Bright, Sharp And Easy To Use

Our church has enjoyed the use of this projector for about 2 months. The 1.6:1 zoom lens makes it easy to set up, and provides a big picture at short range. In a normal meeting room it is bright enough to provide a floor-to-ceiling picture that has plenty of contrast with normal room lighting during the day. The controls are obvious. It provides a bright, sharp, contrasty display that is superior to the $10,000 2200 lumen projector in our sanctuary.

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4:07 PM

Sony VPL-HS51 Cineza LCD Front Projector

Sony VPL-HS51 The Sony VPL-HS51 LCD front projector's versatile cabinet, light weight, and easy-to-use features make it ideal for home theater use. The projector employs 3 proprietary 720p LCD panels that together provide 2,764,800 pixels (1,280 x 720 native pixel resolution) optimized for high-definition video inputs such as those from a DTV set-top box. Compatible inputs include standard 480i, progressive-scan 480p, and high-definition 720p and 1080i signals.

Sony's Advanced Iris function enables the projector to dynamically adjust the video image according to the level of the input signal, resulting in a high contrast ratio of up to 6,000:1 and reproduction of even the subtlest details. The projector's 1.6x zoom lens grants the projector a short throw distance, with the option to project on screen sizes of 40 to 200 inches. For placement considerations, you'll need to maintain anywhere from 4 to 6 feet of throw distance for a 40-inch screen to as much as 19 to 30 feet for a 200-inch screen.

You can easily adjust picture position using the lens-shift function, which broadens the projector's placement and installation options without distorting the image. Lens shift permits both horizontal and vertical adjustments, with a total shift of 2 picture heights, maximum up to maximum down and a total shift of 1 picture height, maximum left to maximum right. This allows for off-center positioning. You can mount the projector above the top of the screen or below the bottom of the screen, by up to half the screen's height.

An All Range Crisp-Focus (ARC-F) lens and powerful Real Color Processor (RCP) further enhance colors and images. The ARC-F lens offers an 8 percent focus improvement over standard projectors at screen center and a 20 percent improvement in focus at screen corners. And, with RCP, you can customize your picture by targeting specific items in a picture and fine-adjusting their color and hue without changing the overall picture's color and hue. For instance, you can fine-adjust the color of a strawberry without affecting human skin tones. Or you can alter the blue in a sky without affecting the color of water.

An advanced 12-bit panel driver brings high color graduation. This projector also offers a new HD I/P converter that improves not only NTSC video conversion but high-definition signals, as well. Further, the VPL-HS51's unique fan generates low noise for extremely quiet operation.

Supplied ImageDirector2 Gamma-control software enables Gamma adjustments to the VPL-HS51 via connection to a PC. Adjustments can be seen in real time, and personal preferences can be stored in the PC for future use. ImageDirector2 also works in conjunction with the Real Color Processing (RCP) function for precise picture adjustment.

Inputs and outputs include progressive-scan component-video, 2 composite-video, high-definition HDMI, S-video, USB, and a power on/off trigger. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) allows copy-protected, high-definition video content to be delivered from a DVI/HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)-compatible set-top box. HDMI supports standard-definition (SD), enhanced definition (ED), or high-definition (HD) video, plus multi-channel digital audio--all using a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports up to 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements.

Optional projector accessories include a user-replaceable lamp (LMP-H130), a replacement air filter (PK-HS10FL), and suspension support (PSS-610).

What's in the Box
Projector, a remote control (model RM-PJHS50), 2 AA remote batteries, an air filter (PK-HS10FL), a CD-ROM (ImageDirector2 Gamma-control software), a user's manual, and warranty/registration information.

Customer Review: Best Video Projector Under 10k

The VPL-HS51 is the best video projector on the market for less than 10k. Far better than any DLP projector, since their is NO rainbow effect and once you see the DLP rainbow you will see this in every show.

Back to the HS51, I bought mine from Amazon one year ago and have 1,000 hours on the unit. NO problems, period. I do suggest running the projector in the LOW brightness setting since this will extend the bulb life. Also suggest using a PC UPS so if the power goes off, you can turn off the projector and the fan continues to run.

Since my room can be made 100% dark, I do not use a screen for the 9 foot HD picture. My wall is painted with SW extra white paint.

The HS51 has all the advanced features and inputs. Few projectors on the market have "lens shift" and the HS51 has two.


Joe Score

Customer Review: Amazing TV, trick to help maintain it

We received this TV as a wedding gift for use in our 1 bedroom. After buying the screen (which takes up one whole wall) and a great sound system, we have the PERFECT home theater system for a young couple who entertains and enjoys movies. The picture quality is unbelievable (especially with HDMI) the point where we don't feel that impressed when we go to the theater to see movies. The TV easily adjusts to light differences and doesn't require total darkness to look fabulous: a sunny afternoon with the blinds drawn doesn't hurt the picture much, and that's saying a lot for a projector in this price range. We've now had it for a year and are in love with it.

One HUGE piece of advice with this TV, however, is to replace the filter very promptly every 2 months. We had a large scare 5 months into using it: the picture started dimming to the point of black, something popped loudly inside the projector (clearly the lamp), and it stopped working. Sony's tech support, even under warranty, was awful and had no recommendations (besides sending it in for a $500 repair - no thanks). We opened up the projector and immediately realized the lamp had overheated. We replaced that lamp ($300), and now we replace the air filter ($25 available all over) every 2 months. We haven't had one problem, let alone needing to change that overpriced lamp.

If you're in the market for a quality projector that's priced very well, this is the one. I know others have been released since this one, but do some research on it before writing it off.
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