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Canon LV-7215 User Reviews

Canon LV-7215 Projector

Canon LV-7215

XGA (1024x768), 2500 ANSI Lumens,
6.4 lbs, $3,499 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.6 out of 5
2 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.5
Features 4.5
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 4.5
Reliability 5.0
Value for Money 4.0

User Reviews

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Review by jim

This projector was a very pleasant surprise. All my research recommended staying away from a contrast ratio less than 800:1 - specially watching video or movies and this one is rated at 350:1. Consequently my very first tests were 4:3 video I captured and edited myself and a rather dark toned DVD movie shifted to 16:9 and the images were plenty bright and the contrast even in darkest scenes was just fine to us. As info our viewing room due to dark paneling and light blocking window shades can be made theater dark. I also bought a Da-lite high contrast low gain screen which are made for contrast enhancement. Seating works well from about 13 feet and beyond with no visible screen door. The Canon optics have a better zoom than some and at 13ft distance we have a nice 80in wide image that fits our screen perfectly. I borrowed an Optoma P719 and side-by-side I found I liked the Canon a bit more and it out performed the Optoma when I turned up the rooom lighting. Out of the box things had a greenish cast but there are adjustment options as complex as you care to get and all was easily corrected. This projector can still be purchased new from numerous online "stores" at 1/3rd or less of the original MSRP of $3499.00 making it a very good buy at or near $1,000.00.

Any Problems: The remote has to be aimed just so to get a response from the machine.

Review by KIT

HUGE picture at small distance! Very convenient for filling up a huge screen in a medium-sized room as is my case. Easy to use, nice for DVI input. Works perfectly with DVI player. Great light output. This projector would be perfect if it just had a contrast ratio of atleast 800:1 and not the measly 350:1 it has.

Any Problems: Poor contrast with dark scenes & dark-toned movies on dvd. Increase the contrast on this without increasing the price, and we have a winner.