Vivitek D537W DLP Projector Review
Not a top choice for home theater connoisseurs, but it gets the job done.
The Vivitek D537W ($999 MSRP, around the mid-$600s online) is certainly not a top choice for home theater connoisseurs, but it gets the job done if you don't have a lot of money to invest right now. The peak brightness is strong enough to compete with moderate ambient light, but don't plan on watching this in a sunny room. Overall, the best aspect of the D537W is the color performance, but again, you'll only get best performance in a dark room.
All projectors have some problems, and the Vivitek D537W is certainly no exception. We found the menus frustrating and the remote control insultingly cheap. A zoom lens gives you some flexibility when setting up the projector, but a 1.2x zoom factor isn't much to work with. The moving parts on this projector – the zoom and focus rings, the adjustable foot, etc. – all feel cheap. We're also not fans of the annoying rainbow effect that DLP projectors like this can sometimes cause.
Overall, the Vivitek D537W is a decent buy, but don't expect it to give you more than your money's worth.
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