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Vivitek D795WT Short Throw Projector Review

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Street Price: n/a
Weight: 19.8 lbs
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Lens Shift:No
Lamp Life:4,000 Hrs
6,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:n/a
Warranty:1 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, VGA In (x2), HDMI 1.3
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p

Tired of casting a shadow on the projected image when you walk in front of your projector? Want to avoid placing your projector in the midst of your audience? Take heart... Vivitek's new D795WT may be the answer to your problems.

This is no lightweight at almost 20 pounds, but it does have one characteristic that no other short-throw projector can match: a throw distance of only 1.5 feet. Hard as it may be to believe, the D795WT puts up an 87" diagonal image from just 18" away. That distance is from the screen to the aspheric reflector at the back of the projector . . . the front of the D795WT is actually only an inch from the screen. This gives new meaning to "up close and personal."

There is a constraint on the image from such a specialized projector . . . it cannot be made smaller that 87" nor larger than 95", but that size range is right in the wheelhouse for many presentations. The D795WT may not be right for a large room or an intimate gathering, but it fits a lot of presentation environments and performs where some competitors may not. List price is $1,899 which may sound a little steep for a WXGA 1280 x 800 projector, but if you need the D795WT's extremely short-throw capabilities, it is worth it.

Despite its specialized design, the D795WT does well in the image quality department. Data images are vivid and crisp with even small fonts easily readable. Photos looked saturated and well defined, especially in Normal mode. Video images needed a few adjustments depending on the interface (e.g., HDMI vs. component video), but User mode allowed some precise tweaking, and the result was excellent. Movie viewing was a distinct pleasure with flesh tones right on the money. Black levels and highlights were well defined, and the entire color spectrum was balanced. There were occasional rainbow artifacts which are typical of DLP projectors, but they were mostly confined to high contrast content.

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Comments (1) Post a Comment
Ernest molaba Posted May 20, 2012 11:53 PM PST
what size projector screen is recommende for the D795WT projector?

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