FINE PIC­TURE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - —NIDHI SIN­GAL

BenQ has been boast­ing about the new LW61 ST as the world’s first pro­jec­tor to have the Blue Core Light Engine. This tech­nol­ogy utilises qual­ity laser light source for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and pro­jec­tion per­for­mance. But tech­ni­cally, this is BenQ’s pro­pri­etary tech­nol­ogy and the LW 61 ST is a DLP-based laser pro­jec­tor.

The LW61 ST is a good look­ing pro­jec­tor with a con­trol panel on the top. BenQ has not com­pro­mised on the con­nec­tiv­ity and a host of ports in­clud­ing VGA port, HDMI port, LAN, USB port, etc are placed at the back. But videos can’t be played di­rectly from the USB thumb drive.

The pro­jec­tor pow­ers up in­stantly and the 2000 ANSI lu­mens lamp is good with pro­jec­tion. Un­like other pro­jec­tors, the

laser lamp does not gen­er­ate any heat and can be used for long du­ra­tions. It in­stantly goes into eco mode when the source goes miss­ing. While play­ing pre­sen­ta­tions, im­ages and videos, the pro­jec­tion is sharp, bright and clear. How­ever, the colours looked a bit faded while gam­ing. Two 10W speak­ers are sealed inside the plas­tic body to pro­duce loud and clear sound.

The LW61 is ca­pa­ble of pro­ject­ing im­ages be­tween 80 inches and 350 inches, but its USP is the clear short throw pro­jec­tion from a close dis­tance. The re­mote con­trol in­cluded in the box has a laser key that comes handy dur­ing pre­sen­ta­tions.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Con­ve­nient short pro­jec­tion dis­tance makes this use­ful.

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