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HD or Not HD,
This review is from: KitMaster®HD Projector For Game Consoles, TV, Blu Ray, DVD, PC, Laptop, Digi Box, Sky, Virgin, Media Player upto 120" Screen Size and Excellent + KitMaster® Hdmi Cable And Cleaning Cloth (Electronics)
Do not be misled by this product. Although it is described as an 'HD Projector' this does not mean that it is an 'HD Projector'. Call me old fashioned, but I was expecting it to be so. It merely supports 'HD'. Which means it is able to play 'HD' source material by down sizing it. The quality is therefore of standard clarity. Type and graphics become extremely pixelated and unpleasant to look at.
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Initial post: 17 Aug 2011 13:40:47 BDT
J. P. Thew says:
It does say in the description. 1080i ...not 1080p. Also it states it to be HD ready. As do TV's that arent full HD.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2011 21:53:21 GMT
I. M. Hawley says:
I think you're missing the point. Supporting a signal is not the same as being able to display it at the native resolution. I don't see anywhere where the panel size of the projector is specified, so I suspect that the panel is 640x480 or similarly sub 720P size, meaning that the projector may accept a HD signal but it doesn't have sufficient dots to display even 720P at the native resolution, meaning there will always be a loss of quality. This tends to happen with 1080I and 1080P signals on many devices, but the device does natively have to be able to display at least a 720P signal.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Sep 2012 12:31:22 BDT
Gadget Fan says:
Quite correct @Hawley.
I suspect this is an SVGA projector (800 x 600) and will downscale to that. The irritating thing is that a lot of people would be happy with this and still consider the product to be value for money, considering the wide array of connectivity options. It is just very cynical to call it HD or even HD ready, it simply is not and because of that I would avoid both the product and the seller like the plague.
Posted on 7 Feb 2013 17:42:50 GMT
Mr. R. Cox says:
I agree with most of these points however some common sense needs to come into play. Where would you get an all bells and whistles projector of quality at this price? You wouldn't....so if it features a hi def input then sellers will capitalize on that feature to promote it. Misleading? Perhaps a little..but they will get away with what they can within the law. It's ultimately up to us the consumer to fully research our purchases...not 'assume' and complain afterwards.
Posted on 27 Jun 2013 08:11:16 BDT
I'm pretty annoyed that most, if not all, cheaper end projectors advertise themselves as HD, but Thay aren't. They just accept an HD signal and downsize it.
Its a sneaky way to put a big HD mark on the advertising, and make it look more attractive.
Bad practice, very misleading.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2013 08:14:55 BDT
You may know the technical details of image resolution, but the average person doesn't, the manufacturers capitalise on this and mislead in their product descriptions. Maybe within the law, but barely.
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