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HD4000 Projector Review: Summary, Pros, Cons 2

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Art Feierman

Pros

  • Excellent color handling and accuracy (especially for a DLP projector)
  • Bright enough for most small and medium sized rooms with moderate to bright lighting
  • Suitable for home theater/entertainment use in rooms that cannot be fully darkened, particularly suitable for sports, TV/HDTV
  • Provides widescreen solution for widescreen laptops and for applications where widescreen is superior - messages/announcements, church hymnals, spreadsheets, some scientific
  • Very good for photographic image display
  • Exceptional warranty
  • Excellent black levels and shadow details
  • Very good compression technology
  • Affordable per lumen (for a wide screen projector)
  • Good input selection including HDMI, analog computer/component video, and separate component video
  • Remote control is backlit
  • 12 volt screen trigger for controlling properly equipped motorized screens
  • 3 savable user memory presets

Cons

  • Slight posterization in brightest areas on video, noticeable primarily when there is slow panning of the image
  • Price per lumen, relative to 4:3 aspect ratio projectors
  • Noisy in full power mode for home theater environments
  • For business - lacks remote mousing
  • 2X speed color wheel means higher percentage of viewers of video may be sensitive to the rainbow effect
  • Actual lumens in brightest mode about 30% below claim of 2000 (typical is about 20% below claim)

Typical Capabilities

  • Documentation
  • Menus
  • Remote
  • Lamp life
  • Audible noise (for a portable projector)

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