BenQ MP772 ST Video Performance
While watching video would not be the usual use of the MP772 ST, its 3-D capability will likely promote its use with video in the future. To check its video performance, I used the DVD playback from my laptop computer, connected via VGA. Staring in Cinema mode, the picture quality of the MP772 ST was disappointing. Cinema mode, although the least bright, still had somewhat washed out colors, providing little improvement over Presentation mode. However, in sRGB mode (which still puts out over 1100 lumens) the MP772 ST displayed much greater depth of image, as well as improved contrast. Skin tones were a bit too red, but that could easily be adjusted in User mode. Overall, the video performance was quite good for a projector in this class.
For video viewing in an average lit room, the high brightness of the MP772 ST in Presentation mode still provides for a highly watchable image, making it a good choice for video presentations in the classroom. Fortunately, the MP772 ST’s built-in 10-watt speakers (two speakers of 5 watts each) also have enough power to create an acceptable volume level for watching a video with audio in most classrooms.
As is the case with most multimedia projectors, the MP772 ST’s forte is not movie or TV viewing. Nonetheless, it’s still able to provide video reproduction in a variety of lighting conditions that is not fatiguing and still pleasant to watch.