Dell 1610HD DLP Multimedia Projector Review
A detailed review of this Dell 1610HD DLP projector. Images and related commentary, added by Art
October 2010 - Mike Rollett
Dell 1610HD Projector Overview
The Dell 1610HD projector is a portable WXGA (1280 X 800), 3-D ready, DLP multimedia projector that is equally adept in the classroom or conference room. It provides a great combination of high brightness and a sharp picture, all at a price below $1000.
While it incorporates the usual features for a projector in this class (like wired network control and monitoring, auto adjustment and lightweight), the 1610HD goes a step further than some of the competition by including an HDMI input (a welcome sight in a sub-$1000 multimedia projector), USB and RS-232 remote control and a handy carrying bag.
The Dell 1610HD uses a Texas Instruments DarkChip3 DLP chip, which only a few years ago was the state-of-the-art for home theater projectors. This allows for a decent contrast ratio (2100:1) and black level that makes for acceptable movie viewing if desired.
The 1610HD is very portable, easy to setup and comes with Dell’s 2-year Advanced Exchange Warranty to provide you with a replacement if there’s a problem with the projector. As you will see in the review to follow, the Dell 1610HD performs well in every category and is a very good value for its price.
Dell 1610HD Projector Highlights
Lightweight – 5.3 lbs.
Very Good Brightness – 3500 lumens
Internet-based network monitoring and control
8-watt built-in speaker provides usable sound levels
USB control of presentations on a PC via the remote
Specs for the Dell 1610HD
Full specifications for the Dell 1610HD
Native Resolution: WXGA (1280x800)
Brightness: 3500 lumens
Contrast: Up to 2100:1
Zoom Lens ratio: 1.2:1
Lens shift: None
Lamp life: 3000 hours (Normal Mode), 4000 hours (Eco mode)
Dimensions: 11.7”W x 3.5”H x 8”D
Weight: 5.3 lbs.
Warranty: 2 years Advance Exchange on projector, 90 days on lamp