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Vivitek D952HD 1080p DLP Presentation Projector

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Street Price: n/a
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Aspect Ratio:16:9
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

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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Dale F Posted Feb 1, 2011 3:26 PM PST
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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