I recently moved to a new house and I'm in the process of building the family room/man cave in the finished basement. First task was to finally get the projector I've always wanted since I was a kid. Since I got the go ahead from my wife, I quickly bought a used infocus IN26+ on ebay. after testing it out it seemed okay a bit fuzzy, but lacked what I really needed it to do, which was run HD content from my PS3, so I sold that one and came here to grab this Vivitek D518 while it was still on...
Overall, I enjoyed the small size and relatively bright images of the Qumi Q2. There are some distractions such as fan noise, low speaker volume, and focus drift, but the Q2 produces good images, offers 1280x800 native resolution for directly mapped 720p movie viewing, and has some of the best connectivity of any projector in or out of its class. I think this is more a personal projector than a professional one, but that is a growing segment of the user population.
Good connectivity and file playback support
Although we've been exceptionally impressed by the Qumi's features and performance, there's been a silent elephant sat in the room that we can't just ignore, much as we'd like to. And that's the Qumi's £499 price. This is much higher, of course, than the price of the vast majority of other Pico projectors. And herein lies Vivitek's gamble.
300 ANSI lumnes brightness
The Vivitek Qumi Q2 costs a lot more than the typical pico projector. But it offers rather more too, impressing with specifications that go beyond the norm for this size of device. If you need a projector that's highly portable, but want to be able to create a vibrant image under a variety of light conditions, the Vivitek Qumi Q2 hits the mark.
Extremely compact size makes it easy to place, move, and travel, if needed.
If you are shopping for home theater projector for your main viewing space or dedicated room, the Qumi would not be your best choice. However, as a projector for a small apartment space, second room, office, dorm, or business travel, the Qumi Q2 definitely has a lot to offer.
3D picture quality better than expected
AV enthusiasts are definitely not going to like the D538W-3D. Its 3D performance reduces the resolution of 3D Blu-rays, and its 2D pictures are severely short of contrast - or, to be more precise, black level response.But saying AV enthusiasts wonâ?? t like the D538W-3D is like saying a vegetarian wonâ?? t like a rare beef steak. The two things just donâ?? t go together. Rather the D538W-3D is aimed at people after a highly affordable, exceptionally compact, multi-purpose device thatâ??
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