Hitachi’s PJ-TX10 is the monster of the group – in that it’s by far the biggest and the heaviest projector.
While it’s big, it does come with a healthy set of connectivity options for your equipment, including RGB D-Sub (plus DSub out), S-Video, composite, Component and both stereo RCA and mini-jack audio inputs – no DVI, though which is a pity. The strength of this projector was clearly in its colour processing, with bright and vibrant colours throughout the strenuous DisplayMate colour tests including the scales and contrasted colour combinations.
Most other performance features in DisplayMate were about right for the money, if not giving a tiny bit more.
The DVD playback on this unit was absolutely superb, with 3D gaming only slightly less so.The clarity and vibrancy of the images were fabulous, and we were impressed at the size of the image for such a short throw. The projection of text and the PC desktop wasn’t as good, but the image size, the brightness and richness of the colours were all excellent. This is all surprising because the base specifications in particular the ANSI lumens and the contrast ratio are much lower than many of the other projectors, although it didn’t seem to hamper the final quality.
The PJ-TX10 is also unique in that it offers four-way lens control for shifting the projection lens about within the main body.
Recently priced at over $3000, the PJ-TX10 has dropped to a low $1899, and with the wealth of connectivity options, the handy lens settings and image quality it’s a good purchase.