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projectors explained

Discussion in 'Displays' started by gerry in mtl, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. gerry in mtl

    gerry in mtl Member

    Oct 23, 2013
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    I am new to the projector world, and I am trying to understand a few things.
    I have been researching quite a bit, but I still don't understand some differences, for instance what the difference is between an educational projector and a home theater one.

    I would compare for instance a Benq MX520, that has a 13000:1 contrast, 3000Lumens, and XGA
    with a Benq W7000 that has 50000:1 contrast, 2000lumens and 1080P

    The W7000 will have better blacks and shades, but given that I am going to be using this projector to view netflix movies NOT in HD definition, would the MX520 do the trick for a decent movie experience?

    What other difference besides the contrast would I notice?

    I plan on using chromecast connected to an Ipad to stream the movies, and probably project on a wall, or a cheapish screen. I'll hook up my audio system to the projector thru the audio out connector. Room will be dark enough, and I'll have a distance of about 10-15 feet from projector to screen.

    Thanks to all in advance!

  2. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Well-Known Member

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    Simply put, the MX520 s a "conference room" projector with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It is NOT designed for home theater. Also, business projectors usually have a 2X color wheel speed, which is likely to show rainbows to most people. What is your budget for projector? If the MX520 is at the top of your budget, I would recommend you just stream to a TV.

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