Optoma MovieTime DV10- Summary, Pros, Cons
The MovieTime DV10 is hard not to like. Easy to setup, easy to move to a different location, and image quality comparable to virtually any other entry level projector, and better than many, it should gain a huge following.
The toughest part of the decision is whether to get yourself a MovieTime, or go the tradtional route with a separate projector, sound, and sources.
The MovieTime DV10 home theater projector offers "entry-level" resolution - the same as today's DVD's but lower than HDTV. True resolution is WVGA (854x480 pixels). You get a level of sharpness way beyond traditional TV, and when viewing DVD's one comparable to other entry level projectors and just a tad softer than the higher resolution 1280x720p projectors. (Other DLP projectors with that higher resolution start at $2500 and go to $15,000 or more).
Sound is decent, actually pretty good in small rooms, but I would definitely recommend the small optional subwoofer, which will give your movies that kick that today's special effects call for. Budget tight - start without the sub, and add it later if you figure you need more bass.
- Great image quality for an entry level projector
- True 16:9 Aspect ratio (unlike HP's all-in-one)
- Unique "all-in-one" portability
- Decent built in sound from 2 5 watt speakers
- Optional small subwoofer
- DVD player built in
- A easy to learn remote
- Friendly easy to understand menus
- Easy to hook up to your cable or satellite box
- Already have a big stereo or surround sound system? A single cable (digital optical) will send the DVD's sound to your big system
- Compatible with just about all the video and audio formats
- Image bows slightly in the top center
- Lens shift is extreme - putting the projector either on the floor or just off the floor, for normal viewing height (this also causes the bowing mentioned above).
- Zoom adjust defocuses lens (minor)
- Sound could be better - but then it wouldn't be a small portable solution
- Remote not backlit
Even those demanding great image quality, will find the Optoma MovieTime Home Theater Projector meets their expectations.
If an all-in-one is what fits your needs, look no further. Just get one, plug it in, and enjoy the world of home theater.
Summary, Pros, Cons