As we enter the year 2017, the battle of affordable 3D projectors continues. There are a plethora of different types of projectors available in the market. From huge and bulky business projectors to sleek and small multipurpose 3D projectors. As your budget gets smaller, so do the features and functions of your projector.
However, this isn’t always the case as you’ll find out in this honest comparison between Optoma HD28DSE DLP projectors and other similar products. Make no mistake about it; there is a fierce competition going on in this segment of projector market and for a good reason. Most customers cannot buy expensive commercial projectors, so they look at affordable ones instead. However, when the competition gets tight, even affordable projectors offer high functionality. Here is more on how Optoma HD28DSE LDP stacks up with its rivals:
Optoma HD28DSE DLP
It is small, sleek and powerful, and packs quite a punch for a projector this size. The Optoma HD28SE DLP stands at just 8.8 x 12.4 x 4.5 inches, smaller than your average size projector. It is very light weighing just 5.7 pounds weight. Never mind the small size, what it has stored inside us what matters. The projector is a perfect fit for gamers and produces an immersive gaming experience. With its dimensions, it is small enough to be called portable. Moreover, with this projector around, you don’t need to worry about limited space as it will fit comfortably in confined spaces. The Optoma HD28SE offers perhaps the best 1080p resolution and brightness in its class. You can use to play high-quality Blu-ray movies and HD videos, and its audio output quality is top notch. It produces enough brightness under low light conditions, even theater-dark environment. The generated images/ visuals are best displayed at 16:9 aspect ratio. The projector has a video processing technology what the company calls DarbeeVision Visual presence. At its core, this technology contains algorithms that help enhance the depth of the displayed scene, realism and clarity of view. Moreover, the same engine can also improve videos, images and especially games. In fact, it is for this reason that Optoma HD28SE is considered by many as one of the best gaming projectors around. With nice crisp contrast, deep blacks, and enough brightness, the Optoma HD28SE is the ideal projector in its class.
Epson EX7240 Pro Wireless WXGA 3LCD
The Epson EX7240 Pro Wireless WXGA 3LCD is quite close to its arch rival, the Optoma HD28SE. This little projector is quite portable and lightweight and a near perfect fit for small rooms. It can produce up to 3200 lumens, enough to project 215 to 292-inch images with Epson’s 16:10 aspect ratio. It provides high contrast and brightness even in dark theater room. You have the option to switch to 140-inch images with decent light and color composition. The projector is just 5.5 pounds, lighter than Optoma HD28SE. It also supports flash streaming directly from the website, Roku, and Chromecast. With a dynamic wireless support, the projector can be connected to the internet whenever you want. Other features include easy sync with digital equipment and computers, true HDMI connectivity and a durable lamp with up to 10,000 hours.
Another quality projector is the LDdirect Full Color Max 130, or simply, the JunPro. It is a small, highly portable projector that churns out fantastic visuals and photos. The color composition, brightness, and contrast are pretty good for its very low price range, although not as good as the 2 above mentioned projectors. With enough brightness to light up a dark theater room, this little gizmo is quite well equipped for a projector this small. You can use it on virtually any size screen, and it will deliver the same quality. It is powerful enough to produce up to 1000 lumens which are sufficient to lighten dark places. Other functions include MHL to HDMI support, HDMI VGA output with cable, and connectivity with Android phones. You can plug in your smartphone to view the content without any interruptions.
The connectivity is flawless and works as seemingly as it does on your laptop or PC.
So, which one would you prefer? It is a close battle, and there is not much difference between the three. However, in overall features, brightness, image and video quality, and portability, design and price, and of course running video games as smooth as possible (for its price range) the Optoma HD28DSE enjoys an upper hand over its contemporaries.