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Canon LV-S1 User Reviews

Canon LV-S1 Projector

Canon LV-S1

SVGA (800x600), 1000 ANSI Lumens,
6.2 lbs, $2,999 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.7 out of 5
3 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.7
Features 4.7
Construction 4.3
Ease of Use 4.7
Reliability 4.7
Value for Money 5.0

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Review by Megglez

We bought this projector early in 2002. We went to the store in NYC to check it out (a great experience if you can get there), and the picture was noticably clearer than any other projector in it's price range at the time. The salesman told us it had Sanyo parts inside, but it used a Canon lens. (I have to admit, having a lens made by a camera company seems to help.) We use it mostly for watching DVDs but also hook it up to a computer from time to time. We've also used it a little bit with an XBox, a Playstation, & a VCR. We've just been projecting it on a wall all these years, & that's worked fine. I have a feeling that projecting it on a screen would give us a brighter, sharper image, though. The color was great out-of-the-box (yes, I did the THX tests), which was more than we could say for the InFocus we had before. We've used the component, composite, s-video, & VGA ports, & all worked well. I like that I don't need any adapters to use the component connection. Maybe I'm weird, but I really dig the remote, too. It's very thin, and all the buttons are sealed to the case, so you don't need to worry about spilling anything on it. The projector is very light & comes with a padded carrying case. When we go on trips with groups of people, we bring the projector & my laptop & show movies on a wall. That's always a big hit. My overall impression is that this has been a very reliable and easy-to-use projector. I'm the kind of person who likes tweaking settings & being anal about my picture quality, but this projector doesn't need tweaking. Just plug in, focus & watch. Nice!

Any Problems: We've had no major problems with this projector. It's been very dependable & simple to use, requiring almost no fiddling with menus or anything. The only times I've needed to mess with the menus were when I adjusted the keystone & when I connected my PowerBook G4 to the projector through S-video & let the projector auto-sense the type of connection. The picture was kinda fuzzy & hard to read. I didn't have this problem when I connected a DVD player to it through s-video, so I think it was due to some weirdness with the PowerBook. When I finally spent the 2 minutes it took to manually adjust the projector's settings to s-video & the proper resolution, the picture looked much better. I don't think that really counts as a problem, but that was the closest I could come to one....

Review by Michael

Good color, contrasr and easy to use but too noisy. when use internal speaker. I can't heard clearly when open the projector.

Any Problems: I saw a point red dot at the top right hand corner on the screen at the beginning but after two weeks of use disappear. I don't know why ? It may be dead point?

Review by TODD IVAN

THIS IS A GREAT PROJECTOR!!! I BOUGHT IT NOT TOO LONG AGO AND IT IS WONDERFUL FOR THE PRICE THAT I BOUGHT IT FOR. I BOUGHT IT FROM YVETTE CASSADY AT AVMAN AND ASSOCIATES FOR ONLY $1,699. I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE THAT IS INTERESTED IN BUYING ONE, TO E-MAIL YCASSADY@AVMAN.TV FOR MORE INFO.

Any Problems: NO PROBLEMS AT ALL