projectors

Canon SX7 Mark II

The REALiS is about as bright and powerful as compact projectors get.

July 30, 2010
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Value

The Optoma HD66 is definitely a better option for budget buyers, since it doesn't cost thousands of dollars. You'll definitely give up a lot of brightness and other aspects of performance, but as long as you keep the room dim, you shouldn't have a problem. If you're looking for raw power and don't mind an investment, however, the Canon SX7 Mark II is the better buy.

Blacks & Whites

The SX7 Mark II is significantly brighter than the HD66, as would be expected from such an expensive projector. Neither projector can maintain their black levels on a bright screen, however.

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Color

Neither projector had a problem with our color test. Both had decently accurate RGB curves and solid color temperatures.

Motion

Both projectors had issues with motion blur and some artifacting issues, especially with nonnative content.

Viewing Effects

The SX7 Mark II has a larger zoom, which gives users a lot more flexibility for where the projector is placed in the room. The Optoma has a poor zoom and doesn't have a very good throw. If you're looking to display in a bright room, the SX7 Mark II is definitely more capable.

Connectivity

Both projectors have decent number of ports, but neither have an ethernet port or card slots for media playback.

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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. ViewSonic PJD6531w Comparison
  13. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  14. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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