IMAGE QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - CANON LV-WX320
In our tests, the LV-WX320 produced a bright image with natural colors, testament of the progress DLP technology has made in recent years. We also noted good vibrancy and contrast, thanks to the 6-segment color wheel. Truth be told, however, despite its 3,200-lumen rating, we didn't find the LV-WX320 as bright as the 3LCD-based Epson EB-W31. Color separation artifacts (a.k.a. ‘rainbows effect') were few and far between.
We had no difficulties with text sharpness too, even at nonnative resolutions. A big 100-inch image can be had even if you were to place the projector as far as 3.7m from the screen. Remember though, light output drops the further the projection distance; so too when Eco mode is engaged (in this case, down to 2,550 lumens). Cabinet noise also dropped to a low 31dB under this energy-saving mode.
While it's not designed to be a home theater projector, we had no problems sitting through the whole of The Dark Knight with the LV-WX320. Details struggled in low APL scenes, but that's to be expected, and the pleasing colors more than made up for it. The 10W monaural speaker did go pretty loud, and suffered little distortion.
Despite being a DLP projector, the Canon LV-WX320 exhibited bright and pleasing colors. Text looked sharp too. The 1.1x lens zoom ratio was a bit limiting during setup though.