Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Samsung SP-A600 Home Theater Projector
it certainly seems as if their marketers are going into overdrive to get
the word out. The most recent projectors from Samsung were the high-end
SP-A800 and SP-A900 full-HD models and the time has come for another.
Samsung has decided to use their time at this year's CEDIA show in
Atlanta to formally unveil their new SP-A600 home theater projector and
given its price point I think it couldn't have come at a better time.
There really isn't too much information available just yet on the newest
Samsung high-definition home theater projector. It offers full HD at
1080p using Samsung's typically good DLP technology. It offers a maximum
brightness of 1000 Lumens at a dynamic contract ratio of 3000:1. The
220W lamp is listed as having a 4,000-hr lifetime in eco mode or
3,000-hrs in bright mode. This isn't all that impressive and breaks down
to only 2,000 2-hr long movies in the best case. If you're a movie nut
like me, you easily watch five to seven movies a week at home and with
this projector at maximum brightness I'd have to change out the bulb
every seven months.
The Samsung SP-A600 has two HDMI ports, composite, component, and
S-video inputs and I wouldn't expect to get a massive projection size
with the short-throw, 1.99 ratio lens. It should be more than adequate
for most home theaters, though. The SP-A600 is expected to become
available any day now with an MSRP of $1,795.