The maximum size of image that a device can project without compromising quality.
InFocus IN5544: 603"
4. audio output power
Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
1 x 10W
Optoma EH501: 2 x 15W
1280 x 720px
Sony VPL-VW350ES: 4096 x 2160px
6. can be controlled remotely
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
85% have it
7. has a VGA connector
VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.
84% have it
8. audio input ports
More audio input ports mean that more audio devices such as microphones and keyboards can be connected at once.
BenQ LW61ST: 4
9. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
53% have it
10. audible noise
Audible noise is the noise that a device produces while in operation. Reduced audible noise improves quality.
Dream Vision Yunzi 1: 19dB
Celluon PicoPro: 181g
Celluon PicoPro: 12.7mm
A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
Sony VPL-VW60: 11
14. ANSI lumens
The light projected by the device is brighter, i.e. it has a higher ANSI lumens measurement.
Panasonic PT-DZ20K: 20000cd/m²
15. USB ports
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Optoma EH501: 4
16. HDMI ports
More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
Panasonic PT-AE8000U: 3
17. has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
83% have it
18. displays 3D
The device can display 3D images without the need for wearing special glasses. The display's special construction allows viewers to get a sense of an image's depth by tailoring its position to fit the user's perspective.
20% have it
19. component ports
The more component ports a device has, the more devices can be simultaneously connected, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
BenQ MS504: 6
20. composite ports
The more composite ports a device has, the more devices can be simultaneously connected, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
NEC NC1200C: 4
21. power consumption operation
How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
JVC DLA-X30: 0.8W
22. refresh rate
The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
Panasonic PT-AE7000U: 480Hz
23. lamp life
This shows the lifespan of the light source. Beamers need to have their lamps (light source) replaced every now and then.
Vivitek Qumi Q7: 30000h
24. zoom ratio
Projector zoom allows you to increase or decrease the size of the projected image without moving the projector. Bigger zoom ratio provides more flexibility. The most common zoom ratio among today's projectors is 1.2. With a 1.2 zoom ratio you can vary the image size by 20% by simply adjusting the zoom lens.