Brightest Commercial Projector – Panasonic PT-DX800UX

If you’re in need of brightness then you’ve come to the right place. If you’re just interested in finding out about some of the worlds most bright Projectors, then you’ve also come to the right place. I’ve gone through Amazons product list and I’ve found which one on there offers the most light, it is of course the Panasonic PT-DX800UX Projector. Wanna hear all about it? I thought you might so coincidentally I’ve written this helpful review.

PROS:

  • Great Picture
  • Lots of different resolutions
  • 8000 Lumens
  • Easy Set-Up
  • Nice Design
  • Portable

 

CONS:

  • 2000:1 Contrast Ratio

Let’s talk about Performance

Set-up

The set-up is pretty is easy. It’s a case of plugging-in and adjusting the picture until it’s level. You have 2 options for picture adjustments

1. Keystone

2. Manual vertical and horizontal shift

My advice is to set-up manually because although it takes longer, using Keystone can import distortions and you don’t want any of those
Native Resolution

The resolution here is 1024×768, which is just under 1080p in terms of quality. The pixels perform well and the pictures look really good. Very detailed and without the distortions common with DLP Projectors. The images aren’t the stars of the show here though. That accolade must go to the Lumens and i’ll be talking more about them later. But, what you see on screen certainly isn’t dull. You can also upscale to 1080p, 1080i and a huge number of other resolutions. As I rolled the screen out past 200 inches I noticed very few imperfections. You’ll get excellent clarity for games and movies

A bit about Aspect Ratio

This tip can be used on any Projector or TV, and it’s part of the service we lovingly provide here to help you out. Please, no gratitude needed, we enjoy what we do. When people adjust their resolution, they often get bad images and they don’t know why. It’s because they haven’t adjusted their Aspect Ratio. People usually don’t know what Aspect Ratio is so they leave it alone.

I’ll give you a practical example of the relationship between resolution and aspect ratio so that you can make both work for you. It’s important knowledge for owners of this Projector because it has so many different resolutions you can access at the touch of a button.

The 1024×768 native resolution on this Projector works best with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. It would be garbage with 16:9 Aspect Ratio. Aspect Ratio is the Ratio of width to height on screen, and it has to match up with the native resolution. 768 is 3 Quarters of 1024, hence the 4:3 Aspect Ratio. If you where you upscale to 1080p (1920×1080) then you’d have to adjust your Aspect Ratio to 16:9, otherwise your picture will be terrible. So always adjust your aspect Ratio when you’re fiddling about with the resolution.

Brightness

That’s what you’re all here for right? The brightest Projector on Amazon at 8000 Lumens is the Panasonic PT_DX800UX. 8000 Lumens does three things for you.

1. It means you’ll be able to take it outside in the early evening with the sun still out and watch a movie in HD. You won’t have to wait until there’s enough darkness.

2. You can play games and watch movies inside the house with the lights on and still get a good picture. So there’s no more drawing the curtains and waiting until all the light is drained from the room.

3. Ever rolled the screen out to max and found you couldn’t see anything even when there appeared to be hardly any light in the room. It’s because you didn’t have enough Lumens to cover the space. So portions of the screen appear darker and are harder to see. The biggest thing these Lumens allow you is to get right out to 600 inches for real cinematic movies experiences. Most Projectors don’t even allow you to watch images in sizes of over 300 inches, so 600 inches is pretty special. You don’t get that with your average 3000-4000 Lumen Projectors so it’s pretty special to not have limits on screen size.

Throw distance

You’ll get about 150 inches from 10 feet back and about 300 from 20 feet. So this is not a short- throw projector. There’s Projectors that’ll allow you to get a much bigger screen from 10 feet back. But they don’t have the Lumens that allow you to get out into the backyard and watch 600 inches of action, or to watch 150 inches inside the home in perfect HD. The throw distance does however mean that this needs a large room to be an indoors Projector.

Contrast Ratio

It’s 2000-1 and it’s perhaps the only problem on what is an outstanding Projector. It means that blacks and whites can seem less clear than on other high-end Projectors. You’ll notice this mostly when watching old movies and during dark scenes in games.

Conclusion

Look, the Contrast Ratio could have been better but people aren’t going to be buying this for anything else but the light. You could have a massive 24000-1 Contrast Ratio but if you’ve got 3000 Lumens you aren’t going to be rolling the screen out to even a quarter of what this goes to. You’re also not going to be viewing in sunlight, or in any kind of light with your average 3000 Lumen Projector. So you get a kind of portability here that isn’t present on most systems. 8000 Lumens is a guarantee of HD Resolution all of the time. The Throw Distance is good, but not great. It could have been better, The picture is incredibly good though and there’s a number of resolutions you can use all the way up to 1080p. Just remember to adjust the Aspect Ratio to match the resolution. I hope you’ve enjoyed this review of the brightest Projector on Amazon and I thank you for reading.

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