Just a quick lag test for the Optoma HD23. The Optoma is an entry level 1080p projector, sono special features such as CFI, etc.. This makes the lag testing fairly simple. I put it up against my Planar PX 2710MW 27″ monitor and it was almost on par with it. It ranged from 0ms to 20ms difference, so I would put that at about an average of 10ms difference from my LCD computer monitor. Which means this is a great option for gaming. Here are some pictures of the lag testing, please bear with the cell phone pictures.
Luckily, I was able to get my hands on the new BenQ w1070 (I don’t think it is even selling yet in the states). Â For those not familiar, it is an entry level DLP, 1080p projector with 3D capabilities! Â This projector will retail for ~$1100 and aÂ number of folks were hoping a review of this projector before the holidays, so I’m glad I was able to follow through. Â :) Â Hopefully, I can help a few prospective projector owners make an informed decision. Â Read on!
Art shipped me the ViewSonic Pro 9000 projector along side the BenQ w1070 so I was able to have both in house at the same time, which is always nice. Â The ViewSonic Pro9000 is a “Laser Hybrid LED” projector that seemed to peak the interest of some of you folks so I’m glad I was able to take a look. Â I was going to do a “shootout” between the BenQ W1070 and this projector but the Pro9000 retails for ~$2899, putting it in the mid level price range, so I decided to do separate reviews. Read on to find out how the ViewSonic Pro9000 holds up in the game room!
I have to start out with, this is not a good projector forÂ hardcore gamers…period. The lag was almost unbearable at times during online play. It was OK on offline play, but still not acceptable in my book if you are a competitive gamer. I loved this projector in all other aspects, but online gaming is its weakest link when playing FPS and fighting games. The lag test results are posted here. If you are looking for a projector with great color, brightness, shadow detail, that has 3D, wireless HDMI, but only plan to casually game on it…then this projector perfectly acceptable. If gaming is your first priority, then you may want to consider a DLP projector instead.
I am a fairly good Street Fighter IV player, and the lag definitely did me in. Here are a few pictures from the games I played, sorry if they are a bit crooked. I will work on my photography skills in the future…ha ha. The games looked beautiful needless to say, especially SFIV. I was lost in it’s beauty…that is until I actually started playing.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a projector of this caliber in my theater. Â It was great to get a chance to take a look at this year’s Epson flagship. Â No doubt, the Epson 5020e threw one of the most impressive images I’ve ever had on my screen. But how does this projector hold up in the game room? Â Read on to find out!