I’ve had a couple weeks to sit down with these two Optoma projectors and get a good feel for what they can do. This was my first time with any “pico” projector and I spent a good deal of time getting used to the concept before diving into my review. It certainly was interesting to see how these types of projectors perform in a variety of environments.
“Best mode” refers to a calibrated mode that focuses on reproducing a picture as accurate to the source material as possible. I takes into consideration many different aspects of the picture – color balance, color saturation, skin tone, brightness, contrast, gamma adjustment, etc.
“Brightest mode” is usually a calibrated mode that focuses more on light output rather than accurate image reproduction.
There is often lots of talk about “best mode” vs “brightest mode”, and they both are useful, so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on their uses/impact on gaming.
I’ve been playing all sorts of games on the BenQ W1200 for about a week now, and I’ve had plenty of time to see what it can (and cannot) do.
The BenQ W1200 retails for about $1499 and is native a 1080p projector. Both the W1200 and the recently reviewed Optoma GT720 are both DLP, but they are vastly different projectors. Read on!
I just returned a few days ago from my month long adventure overseas (sorry for the extended absence) and I thought I’d get back into things with a bit about input lag. As you know, it’s a fairly important “spec”for gaming – and it is definitely going to be a standard measurement for upcoming game reviews.
Ideally, input lag is zero (like we saw in the recently reviewed Optoma GT720), but most projectors will have some measurable amount of input lag.
So how much is too much? Read the rest of this entry »
This bit is dedicated entirely to first person shooters! This genre has really made a name for itself in the past 10 years and has also broken into the forefront of competitive gaming. In fact, most MLG gaming ladders and tournaments are focused on these types of games. FPS demand lightning fast response times, pin point accuracy and very good shadow detail.
So, how do projectors hold up to the display challenge? Read the rest of this entry »
My name is Pete Connolly and I’m very excited to start helping out here at Projector Reviews. I spend a lot of time in front of the big screen with a controller in my hand and hope to share some of my thoughts and experiences on pairing video games with home theater projectors. I will be doing this by adding a video game section to future reviews, as well as contributing here in a gaming focused blog. Read the rest of this entry »
Because it’s impossible to address every single game individually, I have decided to group some of the most popular genres into categories. These categories were primarily based on how similarly I believe they perform in a projector environment. Keep in mind, this is simply a “guide”. Some games may fit in between or into multiple categories or into none at all. Read the rest of this entry »