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Vivitek D537W DLP Projector Review

Not a top choice for home theater connoisseurs, but it gets the job done.

May 20, 2011
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Value

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.

Blacks & Whites

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.

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Color

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.

Motion

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.

Viewing Effects

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.

Connectivity

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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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Connectivity & Media
  10. Power, Noise & Heat
  11. ViewSonic PJD6531w Comparison
  12. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  13. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
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