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Vivitek DH3660Z Laser Projector Review – Hardware

Vivitek DH3660Z Laser Projector Review – Hardware: Overview, Inputs and Connectors, The Lens

Overview

The Vivitek DH3660Z is a 1080p (1920×1080) resolution, laser projector intended for business and education environments. Its full HD resolution, combined with the high brightness claim makes this projector useful for a variety of higher education environments, museums, entertainment venues, as well as your typical conference room or board room environments. It features a laser light engine, DLP technology and with an RGBY color wheel. It measures 15.5 inches wide, 13.3 inches deep, and 4.9 inches tall, and weighs in at just 15.4 lbs.

Its 1.50:1 manual zoom lens is positioned on the front right side of the projector, with an IR sensor for the remote control on its left. The Vivitek has two screw-thread adjustable feet on the front to help position the projected image when mounted on a table top. On the top of the projector, just behind the lens, are the manual lens controls. Opposite these controls, on the left when facing the front of the projector, are its indicator lights. On the sides of the Vivitek DH3660Z, are the two vents for air intake and hot air exhaust.

The back of the projector has the control panel, and is home to a wide range of inputs and connectors, which we will explore in detail in the following section. The projector can be mounted on a table top or ceiling mounted. Which way you choose will be dependent on your room and applications. The projector does not come with a ceiling mount, as is typical, so you will need to purchase a compatible mount, which can be found on the Vivitek website.

Inputs and Connectors

Vivitek DH3660Z Inputs and Connectors

The Vivitek DH3660Z has excellent connectivity – all of the inputs and connectors you’ll need for your education or business applications. Starting at the top left, there is a wired connection for LAN (RJ-45), followed by three – count them – THREE HDMI ports. This is awesome. Art has been hounding projector manufacturers for years to get them to add an extra HDMI input, and so far, only a few have listened. Got to celebrate these little wins, guys.

Below these inputs, we have the power receptacle and a Kensington Lock for added security. To their left, there’s the second grouping of inputs and connectors. Going back up to the top, next to those HDMIs, there’s a VGA Monitor Out with an RS232c connector below it, and an Audio Out port just below that. A Computer In connector lives next to the Monitor Out, with Audio In and Mic In ports just below that.

To their right are the Component Video inputs. Below those, an IR sensor for the remote control. Back up at the top, to the right, is a Service port and a USB Type-A input. The projector’s control panel is on the far right, which we’ll get into on the next page. That does it for this Vivitek’s inputs and connectors – onto our discussion of the lens.

Interactive Module and Pens

The Vivitek DH3660Z has a manual 1.50:1 zoom lens. The lens controls are positioned behind the lens, on the top of the projector. That 1.50:1 zoom lens, combined with the modest amount of lens shift (+13% vertical), gives this projector a generous amount of placement flexibility. This is a standard throw projector, and its distance from the screen will depend on your screen size. I have provided a lens throw chart below for your convenience.

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