Lots to like in a small package
Not as small as most pico projectors, but still smaller than most other portable projectors. Very nice to have an internal battery - I haven't tested to see if it lasts the full 90 minutes, but I didn't see the typical lowering of brightness when on battery as compared to being plugged in to AC. Also nice, the power brick is pretty small.
Lots of connectivity options for a small projector...HDMI or VGA for cables, then also has microSD slot and USB for a thumb drive.
Very good color balance with all but the brightest picture mode
The Panasonic PT-DZ770UL is an excellent performer and a good bargain for someone looking for a large venue, commercial projector with 2K or WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution.. It offers a combination of high brightness, excellent sharpness, and good color balance and image depth, all at a street price that is among the lowest in its class. With easy setup via its power zoom, focus and lens shift, as well as its variety of available lenses, it is easily integrated into any installation.
Well-rounded, highly capable projector
The Panasonic DZ770UK is a powerful WUXGA projector that has a little bit of everything. Its real strength is in its Cinema mode, which offers the killer combination of high light output, strong color saturation, and good default color accuracy. The projector's small size, low audible noise, and low heat exhaust make it usable in smaller rooms where some of its competitors would overwhelm the space, but the projector has the lumen power to be used in a much larger room without issue.
Video images are excellent
The InFocus IN1126 is a solid performer in the high-brightness portable projector category. Its data and video images are excellent, and it starts and stops in short order for those on the go. It is the lightest, smallest, and quietest projector in its class, and although its audio output is only one watt, it suffices for the small audiences a road warrior usually encounters.
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.
Has a sleek, high-end attractive design
The BenQ MP515 digital projector is part of their silent engineering line. In econo-mode it emits only 26 dB of noise thanks to specially designed fans and venting. It outputs an SVGA (800x600) image with a 2500 ANSI lumens lamp, a brightness that is useful in a small meeting room for under 25 people.
Good UI and calibration options
At Rs. 45,000, the projector is a little pricier than it should be, but it does work well for the short throw factor. Brightness is more than decent; itâ??s very respectable and more than enough for no ambient light situations. Itâ??s a very good buy if the price reduces slightly, but currently we would want to compare it with other short throw models like Epson et al; and give a verdict. Watch this space.
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