Posted on October 22, 2018 By Nikki Kahl
The ViewSonic PX706HD is a DLP projector with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution. I am particularly excited to be reviewing this ViewSonic, as it is a gaming projector, and I game. In fact, when I injured my hand earlier this year, my orthopedist prescribed several hours of video games each week for physical therapy. Cool doctor, if you ask me. Alright, on with the review.
I’ll start this review with an overview of the ViewSonic PX706HD gaming projector’s specs and features, expanding on those features on the second page. A tour of the hardware and menus will follow. Then we’ll take an in-depth look at picture, video and audio quality, discuss our findings, and find out if it performs as well as I expect. We’ll end our review with a summary page which will allow you to re-cap the highlights, pros and cons, and photos. Game on!
The ViewSonic PX706HD is a $785.99 DLP projector that designed specifically for gaming. Gaming projectors have a reduced input latency to allow for smooth gameplay and a high framerate – I’ll get more into that on the Special Features Page. The ViewSonic’s native 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution provides a crisp, clear image. This is a short throw, meaning the projector sits just a few feet back from the screen to produce up to 100” diagonal. That’s some immersive gaming!
The PX706HD claims 3,000 lumens, which is plenty bright for most ambient light conditions. That, combined with its portable nature, allows for this ViewSonic to be taken over to a friend’s house for some co-op gaming. Sadly, the days of split-screen co-op seem to be coming to a close.
The only games I still like to play that is split-screen co-op are Borderlands and Star Wars Battlefront 2 – most games that my friends and I like to play online with each other are single screen, and you need separate gaming consoles and displays to make it work. My friends and I discovered a pretty awesome workaround for that, which I will go into detail about on the Special Features Page.
Ready Player One is a vibrant, visually stunning film that looks phenomenal when projected by the ViewSonic PX706HD.
The ViewSonic PX706HD does pretty well on dark scenes - more on that in our Picture Quality Pages!
The ViewSonic PX706HD has multiple picture modes that do well on skin tones.
The ViewSonic PX706HD's 1080p image is clear and sharp.
Both films and TV shows look excellent when projected by the ViewSonic PX706HD.
Sports are vibrant and clear when projected by the ViewSonic PX706HD.
Though primarily positioned as a gaming projector, the ViewSonic PX706HD will be just as useful as a home entertainment projector for watching movies, TV shows, and sports – I’ve included some images from such things in the slider above. The PX706HD has an impressive lamp life of up to 15,000 hours in Dynamic ECO Mode, so you have the potential to get many years of use from this projector before the lamp needs to be replaced, when using that power mode.
Next up is an overview of the highlights, followed by a close look at the projector’s special features. See you on the next page!
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