COSTLY PROPO­SI­TION

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - —TEXT BY NIDHI SIN­GAL AND PIC­TURES BY RA­JWANT RAWAT

The LG HW300G is an­other por­ta­ble pro­jec­tor with good looks, has a fine pro­jec­tion and a fat price. The sleek and stylish de­sign of the HW300G is among the best around. The straight lines on the body make the de­vice look el­e­gant and maybe even gel with your home decor. The con­trols are on the top and it comes with a re­mote too. The con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions are in the form of a USB port, HDMI port and VGA port.

The pro­jected images and videos were su­perb, eas­ily cre­at­ing a cinema-like en­vi­ron­ment within our lab. The colours were good and the images and videos looked sharp. While the play­back was good, we could fur­ther en­hance it by choos­ing from the pre­set op­tions like vivid, stan­dard, game, cinema and sport or man­u­ally ad­just dis­play bright­ness, con­trast and colour. The HW300G can play me­dia for­mats such as DIVX, MP3, JPEG and MPEG4 on it.

LG claims its 300 lu­men LED lamp can last up to 30,000 hours. Above all, it starts up within two sec­onds and also shuts down as quickly. But the good news ends there. The sound from the unit was poor, even worse than the BenQ GP2. In time the pro­jec­tor gen­er­ated so much heat that it be­came dif­fi­cult to sit near it.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

The price goes against this.

LG HW300G Price:

` 60,000

Specs:

300 ANSI lamp; LED light source; Re­mote con­trol; 780 gm; re­mote con­trol.

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