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Samsung SP-A600B ViewSonic PJD5555W Acer K138ST
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Samsung SP-A600B
Overview - Full review
ViewSonic PJD5555W
Overview - Full review
Acer K138ST
Overview
Price
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Size of projection zone
Samsung SP-A600B
ViewSonic PJD5555W
Acer K138ST
Score
4/5
2/5
This product has not yet been reviewed
Hardware & Handling
5/5
2D Image Quality
2/5
3D Image Quality
5/5
Noise & Energy Consumption
3/5
User Score
Specifications
Specifications
Technology DLP
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Brightness 1000 lumens
Contrast 3000
Lamp life 2500 hrs
Sound level 25 dB
Price of lamp 344 €
Specifications
Technology DLP
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Brightness 3300 lumens
Contrast 15000
Lamp life 10000 hrs
Sound level 32 dB
Price of lamp NC
Specifications
Technology DLP
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Brightness NC
Contrast 100000
Lamp life 20000 hrs
Sound level 33 dB
Price of lamp
Conclusion
The SP-A600B is a stylish projector that's easy to use: it doesn't take many adjustments at all to produce a very decent image quality. It misses out on our top score because more advanced LCD projectors offer more options. Note that it produces the rainbow effect.
The PJD5555W and its low price will only appeal to businesses who need something for presentations and to gamers who want to have a huge display for multiplayer gaming. The black density and colorimetry rule it out straightaway for home cinema use.
Pros

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Good looks

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Quiet

+

Good contrast

+

Doesn't use much power on standby

+

Easy to set up

+

Good brightness

+

Convincing 3D

+

Input lag doesn't affect gaming (33 ms)

Cons

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Remote not backlit

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No advanced image settings

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Rainbow effect

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No lens shift

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Some chromatic aberrations

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Disappointing colorimetry

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No 1080p

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Poor contrast