Home Theater Projector
February 24, 2006
The highest praise we can give a digital home theater projector is that it appears "film-like." While this property is highly sought after, it is hard to quantify. It describes a projector that, quite simply, reminds its viewers of watching actual film rather than digital video sources. A film-like projector makes it all too easy to suspend disbelief and become completely absorbed in the movie on the screen. Samsung's new projector, the SP-H710AE, creates a beautifully smooth picture that is not only three-dimensional, but definitely film-like. And at an MSRP of $4,000, this projector presents an attractive option for viewing rooms with moderately large screens and good control of ambient light.
Specifications. 700 ANSI lumens, 2,500:1 contrast, native 16:9 widescreen format, 1280x720 resolution DLP chip with a 5x speed six-segment color wheel.
Compatibility. HDTV 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. Full NTSC / PAL / SECAM.
Lens and Throw Distance. 1.30:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 11.3 feet to 15 feet.
Lamp Life. 2,000 hours.
Connection Panel. One composite video, one S-Video, two component video, one DVI (HDCP) port, one RS-232 port.
Installation Options. Table mount, rear shelf mount, ceiling mount.
Warranty. Two years.