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Vivitek D952HD Projector Vivitek D952HD
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Street Price: n/a
Contrast:3,000:1
Lumens:3600
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Resolution:1920x1080
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Technology:DLP
Lens:1.2x manual
Lens Shift:No
Lamp Life:3,000 Hrs
4,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:n/a
Warranty:3 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, VGA In, HDMI 1.3 (x2), Network, USB, RS232, 12-Volt Trigger
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p

Vivitek D952HD
1080p DLP Presentation Projector

Bill Livolsi, January 20, 2011

Most business projection is done at low resolutions such as 1280x800 or 1024x768, resolutions commonly found on laptop computers and meant for Powerpoint presentations and other low-detail material. However, some business presentations benefit from a higher-resolution treatment. Some also need more accurate color than that available on most commercial models. Enter the Vivitek D952HD. The D952HD is a 1080p (1920x1080) presentation projector built for portability and maximum image quality. The D952HD includes the sort of color adjustment capability usually reserved for home theater projectors, making it a great choice for photographers or museums in need of a more accurate projector. Yet it still packs a wallop when it comes to light output. Capable and fully-featured, the D952HD has an MSRP of $1,999 but street prices can be found below $1,500.

Applications/Best Uses

The D952HD is a bright 1080p projector built for business, so it's a great fit any time you need high-resolution data projection in ambient light. This could be anything from a particularly large Excel spreadsheet to data graphics or photography, which is helped by the D952HD's exceptional color performance. Light output in Normal mode, which has a good balance of brightness and contrast, is roughly 2,000 ANSI lumens. This is enough for a 80" to 100" diagonal image in ambient light, while a darker room could support a 120" or larger image while still creating the three-dimensional pop that makes high-contrast graphics and photographs look their best.

The D952HD is designed with portability in mind, so it uses a lens with a small 1.2:1 zoom range and has a fixed throw angle offset of 29%. This is a common lens arrangement to find on a business projector and it lends itself especially to placement on a conference table. The D952HD will produce a 100" diagonal image from 11' 7" to 13' 11". A 60" diagonal can be obtained from as little as 7 feet.

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Reader Comments(1 comment)

Posted Feb 1, 2011 3:26 PM PST

By Dale F

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one thing you didnt mention is the color wheel speed.i know the 950hd is a 2x which to me is unacceptable. is this model the same as its lower lumen brother?

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