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wratterus
29-07-2013, 05:08 PM
Looking at a replacement projector - it's for a church, so light multimedia and mostly PowerPoint use...

Want something bright, and under $1300.

Seem to have narrowed it down to these two.

http://www.dove.co.nz/products/monitors-tv-and-projectors/projectors/8189

http://www.dove.co.nz/products/monitors-tv-and-projectors/projectors/8188

Price difference is negligible, but one is 1024x768 and one is 1280x800. Surely the 1280x800 one can do 1027x768 too, so I'm baffled as to what the point of Viewsonic even making the 1024x768 one is.

Am I missing something?

Thanks.

SolMiester
30-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Go with the WXGA, at least it does 720p!

wratterus
30-07-2013, 12:41 PM
Kind of my thought too. Native res doesn't mean a lot on projectors does it?

SolMiester
30-07-2013, 01:04 PM
Well, my experience of them, had 800x600 VGA highest output, also have a 1025x768 XGA at work which wont go higher either...but have seen native res ones go higher so not sure...

inphinity
30-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Native res is very important on a projector, in that any input signal with a resolution higher than the native will get (in most cases badly) scaled down. Some projectors will step down form their native to a lower res no problem, while others try to scale even a lower input res up to their native.

wratterus
30-07-2013, 01:09 PM
Right, thanks. I wouldn't have thought a projector with a native res of 1280x800 would have any difficulty doing 1024x768, but I could be wrong.

paulw
30-07-2013, 01:21 PM
My wife's church bought a NEC M300WG about a year ago. Boy has that got some light output. At the time it was $1628 + GST. Has HDMI, 16x9 etc

wratterus
30-07-2013, 01:50 PM
Looking at the specs that's a 3000 lumen projector, where the VS we're looking at is 3500, so if the brightness on your one is great, this should be even brighter!