1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report – Image Quality4

LG CF181D

As to the CF181D projector: The LG CF181D is pretty good, right out of the box. The color overall, of the “best” mode, Cinema, is just a little cool, so a touch more blues than reds. Overall, though, skin tones looked pretty good, but just lacking a bit of red.

Mitsubishi HC6800

Mitsubishi HC7000

Picture quality is respectable, but hardly great, out of the box.

Optoma HD8200

The HD8200 isn’t bad, right out of the box, but the image is definitely on the cool side – too much blue, not enough red. Skin tones definitely show that bit of thinness in terms of red, tending to make people look as if under flourescent lighting. Oh, the picture is definitely watchable, but will improve significantly with a good calibration.

Sanyo PLV-Z3000

It was a long time ago when I wrote this: The Sanyo PLV-Z3000, out of the box provides a watchable image, but not a great one…Out of the box settings are a bit cool (shift away from red, to blue), and have a bit too much yellow green in the images.

Sony VPL-HW15

Bingo, Sony’s got their out of the box act together: Impressive, skin tones, right out of the box are pretty good, just a little strong on reds. Overall, the VPL-HW15 is very watchable right out of the box.

Space Cowboys, with the Panasonic PT-AE4000. Below, from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Epson Home Cinema 8500UB.

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