Vivitek D7180HD Short -Throw Projector: Review & Specs
After previously published Epson EH-TW6100 Review and LG Hecto Laser TV projector Review its time to look at a short throw projector Vivitek D7180HD. This looks perfectly suited for business projector category.
Vivitek has intoduced its ultra short throw projector at a price of £286+VAT in the UK. The key aspect of writing about D7180HD is the Projection Distance. It is just 22.4 ~ 62.3 mm (±10 mm).
Vivitek D7180HD as a short throw business projector:
Apparently it’s shortest throw-ratio of 0.19:1 is a world record low. This should enable the presenter to go on with the presentation without projector light in the eyes and without causing shadows on the image. This is a typical problem with projectors needing longer projection distances where the presentor would be in between the projector and the screen.
It can give you an image size of 86″ – 97″ diagonal at that projection distance. Its a DLP technology projector and manages to give 3400 ANSI Lumens brightness which is pretty decent. It uses a 6 segment wheel which is fairly standard these days for DLP projectors.
What was a slight put of f was he weight of D7180HD – 9 kgs. Now if its primarily meant as a business projector, eventually you would expect it to become more mobile and portable. I think with the advacement in technology of short throw projectors, eventually the weight should come down.
Vivitek D7180HD: Its not an altenative to home theater projectors
I do not think Vivitek is peojecting D7180HD as an alternative to home theater projectors. Its size is 354 x 411 x 219 mm (W x H x D). It has a 10W built-in speaker. Generally, people wanting a projector for a movie experience tend to have their own receiver like YAMAHA or Denon or Marantz which gives a 5.1 channel output that can be hooked to powerful speakers from dedicated speaker companies.