Vivitek D537W DLP Projector Review
Not a top choice for home theater connoisseurs, but it gets the job done.
The Canon LV-8310 retails for a little more money than the Vivitek D537W, but has some trade-offs. There's no HDMI port, though you can easily adapt to the DVI port without loss of image quality. The peak brightness and color performance were evenly matched between these two projectors. However, we were thankful that the Canon used LCD rather than DLP technology, and therefore didn't suffer from the rainbow artifacts of DLP projectors.
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The Canon LV-8310 is marginally less bright than the Vivitek D537W when both are in their brightest modes. However, the Canon was better at producing an even illumination across the screen.
The Canon LV-8310 showed nearly as good a color performance as the Vivitek D537W. Both were quite good, and certainly up to the job of displaying movies adequately.
The Canon LV-8310 is an LCD projector, so it doesn't suffer from the same rainbow effects as a DLP projector like the Vivitek D537W. Overall, the motion performance is a little better in the Canon.
The Canon LV-8310 requires a much shorter throw than the Vivitek D537W, so take that into consideration when choosing your projector. The Canon may also have a harder time competing with bright ambient light, depending on screen size.
The Canon LV-8310 has no HDMI input, but there is a DVI input, as well as ethernet and AV out ports that are lacking in the Vivitek D537W.
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