LCD TVs Need Not Sweat
Projectors can go where no LCD or Plasma screen can—they can give large screen areas for a comparatively cheap price. BenQ’s MP612c is one such projector that was sent to us for testing.
The design of the BenQ is very stylish and it’s also very rigid at the same time. The top of the projector has a glossy finish and the quality of buttons is very good too. The quality of the zoom and focus rings, feels cheap and is not as great as the external design though. There is a fan at the front of the project, which blows loads of hot air out of the unit.
Although there is no DVI port, connections can be made through VGA, S-video and composite connectors. The remote control gives you all the controls you get on the projector itself. The interface is excellent and only takes a few minutes to get used to.
Installing the projector and then setting it up is also simple. The BenQ 612c can easily handle resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. It’s also very easy to display on a large area. The default brightness is high to begin with, and the settings let you increase it further. Colours aren’t very saturated, but they are still pretty good. There is no flickering of any kind, but increasing the brightness can be a little strenuous on the eyes. There are modes for different types of media as well as custom profiles that can be customised by the user. There’s also a digital zoom to zoom and pan into a scene, which is really useful in places when you’re trying to explain details in an image, for example.
The price of the BenQ MP612c is around Rs 39,990, which makes it one of the more affordable projectors of the lot. For this price, it actually makes good sense to buy one. The crippling problem with projectors is the reliability, because of the heat generated. The same can be found in the BenQ MP612c. It gets very hot and running it for long hours doesn’t seem to be a good idea. It might be alright if you want to use it for watching movies every once in a while and of course perfect for official presentations and slideshows.
|Performance : 4
|Features : 4
|Build Quality : 4
|Value for Money : 4
|Overall : 4
Native resolution: 800 x 600, Lamp life: 4000 hours (Economy mode), Dimensions: 23.9 x 10.6 x 25.1 cm,Weight: 2.5 kgs.
Contact : BenQ India Pvt. Ltd.
Phone : 1800-22-0808
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.benq.co.in
Price : Rs 39,990