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Vivitek D950HD Video Projector Review

The Vivitek D950HD is one of a few 1080p home theater projectors out now that cost less than a grand.

February 02, 2012
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Calibration

The color temperature starts at 5999K, which is pretty close to perfect. In fact, it is as close as the D950HD comes to the ideal 6500K, because the color temperature settings do nothing. Change the color temperature from normal, to warm, to cool, to high cool, and no differences in perceivable temperature or recorded temperature occur. The only difference you can make is by setting it to native lamp temperature which increases the color temperature over 9000K: too cool for school. This setting may be helpful for presentations because the picture appears brighter in this setting.

Aside from the color temperature, the Movie mode is very close to our recommended calibration. We started with these settings in User 1, and knocked the color down quite a bit because all colors were oversaturated, especially the reds.

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Video Modes

There are a couple of video modes on the Vivitek D950HD. We recommend bright for presentations or rooms with more ambient light, and our calibrated settings for a home theater setup in a darker room.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity & Media
  9. Power, Noise & Heat
  10. ViewSonic Pro8200 Comparison
  11. Optoma HD20 Comparison
  12. Epson PowerLite 1775W Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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