Comex 2012 - TVs & AV Products Buying Guide

Projectors - BenQ, Casio, & Epson

Buying Tips: Projectors

Getting a bright projector makes more sense if you’re buying it for presentation purpose than home theater purpose. For the former, you need sufficient light output to counter ambient lighting so that the screen doesn't get all washed out. It's less crucial for the latter, since you are better able to control the lighting in your own home. That said, brightness is an essential spec to pay attention to when buying a 3D projector. Since 3D images are displayed by means of stereoscopic images, this means that each eye only picks up half the light from the screen, meaning that the projector's brightness is halved when watching in 3D.

Apart from brightness, another important specification to look out for is the projector's contrast ratio - this means the number of levels between the blackest black and the whitest white a projector can achieve. But no matter how high your projector’s contrast ratio is, it’d be wasted if you can’t control the room lighting. The quickest and easiest way to improve contrast even if you’ve a projector with a low contrast ratio is to turn down the lights. Another tip to improve contrast is to avoid projecting on a wall or a blackboard; use a proper projection screen instead. 

BenQ - Level 6, Booth 6636



BenQ MX501

Designed for use at home or in the office, the BenQ MX501 is 3D-ready and has an impressive brightness of 2700 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 4000:1, making it great for watch movies at home. It’s compact size and weight of only 2.5kg makes it ideal for office use too. On top of that, It also has a super long lamp life rated at around 6000 hours and comes with a built-in speaker.

  • Comex Price: $499
  • Usual Price: $899
  • Promotion: Free carrying case and document bag


BenQ MX613ST

Ideal for small spaces, the BenQ MX613ST and its special aspherical lens design can project a 55-inch image with a mere projection distance of 1 meter. On top of that, the MX613ST backs up its performance by being 3D-ready and has a brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens brightness and a contrast ratio of 5000:1.

  • Comex Price: $899
  • Usual Price: $1,699
  • Promotion: Free carrying case, document bag, travel adapter, TravelPac mouse



Click here for BenQ projector brochures.



Casio - Level 4, Booth 8117

Casio XJ-A141


The slim Casio XJ-A141 uses does away with traditional lamps and instead employs laser and LED technology to project images, which gives it a super long life of around 20,000 hours. This model has a brightness of 2500 ANSI lumens, a contrast ratio of 1800:1 and projects up to 300-inch at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Comex price: $1,299
Usual price: $1,699


Click here for Casio brochures.



Epson - Level 4, Booth 8115


Epson EB-1775W

Touted as the world’s slimmest 3LCD projector, the Epson EB-1775W is super sleek and boasts a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens, a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and has a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Comex price: $1,299
Usual price: $1,699


Click here for Epson brochures.

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