In this piece, you read an in-depth review of the latest projectors in the market with advanced features. Here we cover the best projector for you from the projectors available under 40000 Rupees in India market.
► Benq MX 532P 3D – XGA Business Projector
I can’t count the number of times we’ve argued in the office over which is the best audio-visual gadget for a small office. Basically, the bone of contention here is usually whether HDMI-supported Widescreen Televisions like the TCL 48 inch Curved LED are better than budget HD projectors for office use. Well, for a small office of 7 to 10 people, a projector seems needless and a total waste of money.
Personally, I have looked at both sides critically and was very much in support of getting the television for our office. However, everything changed when our boss brought in the Benq MX 532P 3D – XGA Business Projector for us to review. Unlike all the low price projectors we were debating on, this particular gadget has almost everything a small office like ours would need. In addition, it falls well within our budget of 40,000 rupees. Here is what we liked in this device.
→ Excellent brightness and Contrast balance for small rooms
The Benq MX 532P 3D office projector operates at 3,300 lumens at its highest brightness level. This high luminance guarantees picture clarity. Actually, with this device, there is no need to darken the room, in order to enhance the picture detail. What makes this Benq device one of the best HD projectors in the Indian market is its Digital Light Processing technology (DLP).
Compared to LED projectors in this price range, this projector performs way better, especially in rooms with a lot of ambient light. In addition, we loved the high contrast levels on this gadget. Even in a small boardroom like ours, every tiny detail is vibrant from any angle of the room.
→ Numerous Connectivity options
Connectivity wise, this gadget has pretty much all the ports that you would need in an office. To some extent, we preferred getting a television since meetings are held on a monthly basis in our company. So we reasoned maybe with television we would still get to watch the news during breaks. This is as opposed to buying a projector that would otherwise sit motionless in the office until the next meeting.
However, the Benq MX 532P has numerous input ports for external devices like laptops and TV decoders. For instance, it has a Composite Video in (RCA) port with which you can connect your television decoder. Other included ports are USB port, HDMI, S-Video in (Mini DIN 4pin) and PC (D-sub).
→ Ultra clear resolution
One way of knowing a good quality projector is by the resolution. Luckily for us, this projector supports up to 1080p HDTV compatibility and 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution. This is quite reasonable considering most HD Televisions operate almost with the same stats. Also, this device allows for easy changing of lamps as required. We are still exploring our options. I’ll let you know what we settle for in the future, in case we find a better performing projector.
|Features||Multi-platform digital connectivity | Simple Setup | Intuitive Operation|
|Display||DLP System | Resolution: VGA & Full HD | Brightness: 3300 | Contrast Ratio: 15000:1 | Display Color: 30 bits | Native Aspect: 4:3, 5 selectable aspect ratios | Light source: Lamp 203-Watt | Light source life: Normal 4500 hr., economic 6000 hr., SmartEco 10000 hr.|
|Optical||Throw Ratio: 1.94-2.32 (60″@ 2.37m) | Zoom Ratio: 1.2X | Lens: (5G all glass optical lens) F=2.46-2.66 f=21.8-25.6 | Keystone Adjustment: 1D, Vertical +/- 40 degrees|
|Audio||2W × 1|
|Connectivity||PC Connect | Monitor Out (D-Sub 15-Pin) | S-Video in (Mini DIN 4pin): 1| Composite Video in (RCA): 1 | HDMI: 2 (1.4a) | USB Type Mini B: 1 (Download & Page up/down) | Audio-in | Audio-out | RS232 (DB-9pin): 1 | IR Receiver: 1 (Front) | Security Bar: 1|
|HDTV||Compatibility: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p|
|Build||(W x H x D): 332.4 x 241.3 x 99 mm | 2.38-Kg|
► Epson EH-TW5300 Projector
The battle between projectors and LED televisions is bound to continue for many years to come. This is because consumers are torn between buying a rigid screen as opposed to portable projectors. LED screens take up more space in the house, yet have a limited view. On the other hand, projectors are smaller and compact and allow you to adjust the size of the screen accordingly. Epson has for a time now produced some commendable projectors. One of their best products in this area is the EH-TW5300 projector. This projector is relatively pricey, but of course, this tells you that it has some advanced features. Some included qualities in this projector is a 3D shutter glass for 3D watching and 3LCD technology for utter clarity. Here is a detailed description of its features.
Features: This is one area that Epson has really improved in the EH-TW5300 projector. Epson still maintained their trademarked front vent on this projector. The vent is meant to be a heat discharge route and does not pose any risk of leaking the light rays. The lens is sheltered behind a round metal trim that looks quite outstanding. The zooming and focus rings are fixed in a small cavity on the top panel.
The lens is large in diameter, meaning that it requires a shorter working distance from the projector screen. This projector is incredibly light in weight as it weighs less than 3 kilograms. The light weight means that you can comfortably use any ceiling mount with this projector. It measures 29.7 by 24.5 by 11.4 cm, in length, width, and depth. The smooth edges on this Espon projector are appealing, but I hate to say that this projector still looks antiquated, when compared to other competitors like BenQ.
→ Well-defined imaging
One fear that consumers have when buying projectors, is the likelihood of unnatural view details. However, with this product, Epson tried to bring some sharp pictures to the viewer. The projector has a Full HD 1080P resolution. It has some deep black colors as well as a frame adjustment option. This means that you can alter the size of the image as you wish. Epson also invested heavily on 3LCD technology. This 3-chipped system helps prevent what we call a Rainbow effect on the imaging. Usually, traditional Epson projectors used only 1-chip, which is prone to the Rainbow effect.
However, with the 3 chips in this product, you will be getting a clearer and more vibrant picture. Epson also included a 3D integration capability, from which you can attach 3D glasses to experience all pictures in 3D. It, however, lacks a lens shift utility. Therefore, you must be very careful when mounting it on the ceilings, as you may compromise the image quality. The projector is durable as it has an approximated 7500 hours in lamp life.
→ Numerous connectivity options
Epson never wanted to limit the user, in terms of the connectivity choices, with this projector. The designers, therefore, included a number of ports and sockets. This project has a D-SUB VGA socket for connecting PC’s port. It also has 2 HDMI sockets but lacks a DVI port. If you want a projector that is more of a smart TV than a projector, then the EH-TW5300 is the sure way to go. Epson gives you a choice between the Wi-Fi enabled projector and the normal one. So the Wi-Fi provision is optional.
Power Consumption: The EH-TW5300 projector is a pretty economical projector as it has a standby consumption rate of 0.28 watts. When using it in normal mode, it only consumes a maximum of 291 watts. Nevertheless, you can always shift it to economy mode at 224 watts if you want to save more. It, however, lacks an energy star certification, something that Epson should consider hunting for.
→ Other features of this Epson Projector
This projector comes with a remote control (infrared), some power cords and a carry bag. However, you will have to purchase the ceiling mount and 3D glasses separately.
Conclusion: The projector is priced at 35200 Rupees on average. My final opinion about this projector is that it’s a great projector if you have a huge audience. But at its price and features, I would still settle for an LED TV if this is just for my domestic use.
|Zoom||1 – 1.2 (Optical zoom)|
|Projection Distance||60 inch screen at 1.62 – 1.95 meters|
|Lamp Hours||Normal: 4,000 Hours and Eco: 7,500 Hours|
|Audio Output||One Stereo mini-jack|
|2D to 3D Conversion||Yes|
|Dimensions D x W x H||249 by 297 by 119 mm|