Hitachi CP DH 300
Price: Rs 1,04,000
The Hitachi CP DH 300 is a full HD and 3D projector. It has a 3000ANSI Lumens lamp, which has a life of 4,000 hours. It is capable of projection from 30 inches to 300 inches without compromising on quality.
This is a short throw projector done in glossy white that makes it look good and gel beautifully in any home environment. The device is easy to set up. Hitachi has added controls on the projector and it is accompanied with a remote control.
There are three indicator lights for lamp, temperature and power. Just below these are buttons for power, mode, menu, and source, etc. The connectivity options placed at the back include an HDMI port, two VGA ports, and monitor out, video in. There isn't any USB port for playing content directly from a pen drive.
It doesn't take long to start up and detects the source automatically. Unlike many projectors, it doesn't throw hot air or sound. However, it does heat up after 15 minutes of use, which seems to be normal in most home projectors. While projection of this projector is great, what impressed me the most was the 3D projection.
We played multiple videos on YouTube and the 3D effects were superb. Under settings, there are basic options of selecting the wall colour. There are preset modes for watching movies, playing games, for presentation, bright and user mode. For watching 3D content, there was a 3D sync setting that allows users to watch 3D movies and switch between top-bottom and side-by-side mode. Our review unit was accompanied with an active 3D glass However, it did strain our eyes after a few minutes.
Bag it or junk it: The Hitachi CP DH 300 is a great projector