projectors

Canon LV-8310

A great pick for business use, this projector produces bright images and has good color accuracy.

June 28, 2010
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Motion Smoothness

The LV-8310 did a decent, but unspectacular job of displaying motion. We found that fast-moving objects in both our test charts and various video sources moved smoothly, but there was some noticeable jerkiness on occasion, especially with very fast moving objects and camera pans.

Motion Artifacting

We did not notice many issues with the projector creating issues with the video on the screen: the projector seemed to create very few artifacts or glitches that were not present in the original video.

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3:2 Pulldown & 24fps

The LV-8310 does not support the inverse telecine effect that some broadcasters use to give their TV shows a more filmic look; the video is simply presented as it is broadcast. We also found that the projector was unable to display a 24 frames per second signal: it supports only 30Hz and 75Hz frequencies from a computer source, and the lack of a HDMI port means that you can't connect a device such as a Blu-ray player.

Resolution Scaling

The LV-8310 is a WXGA projector, but it also has to display images at other resolutions. So, we test this by feeding it a variety of different formats of video signals to see how it deals with them. We found it did a very decent job handling the lower resolutions, scaling them well to fit the native 1600 by 1200 pixel resolution of the projector.

480p
480p screens were acceptably sharp, although they do look rather blocky on a large screen.

720p

The LV-8310 had no major issues scaling up a 720p video signal; the resulting images were clean and sharp, although we did notice some giltching with fast-moving motion, where the edges of objects occasionally had a slightly stair-stepped look caused by the projector having to scale the image up to the higher native resolution.

1080i

The LV-8310 did a decent job of scaling 1080i video to fit the WXGA screen by letterboxing the image (adding black strips to the top and bottom of the image). We found that our test screens were cleanly and sharply scaled to fit the projector screen.

1080p

The LV-8310 does not support 1080p video, so it was unable to display a 1080p signal.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Remote Control
  10. Connectivity & Media
  11. Power, Noise & Heat
  12. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD Comparison
  13. ViewSonic PJD6531w Comparison
  14. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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