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Yamaha LPX-510

Yamaha LPX-510
alaScore 74

3 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Yamaha LPX-510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Yamaha LPX-510 LCD Projector Review

 

One of my favorite pastimes is sharing "movie nights" with my friends. Typically, "movie nights" have essentially been small gatherings where some of our friends came over and congregated in front of the big screen TV to watch the latest DVD release....

Excellent contrast ; Deep black levels ; No screen door effect when seated 2x screen width from projector ; Versatile inputs (including HDMI)

A bit noisy up close ; No VGA (HD-15) input (PC input is supported) ; Jumpy lens shift

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Review: Yamaha LPX-510

 

The Yamaha LPX-510 is Yamaha's newest widescreen LCD projector. With a retail price of $5,495 it occupies the lower end of the price range in their premium line-up of home theater projectors. The product is a relatively compact 14 lbs, and is loaded...

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Product Specifications

The LPX-510 LCD panels are capable of projecting high resolution 720p (1280 x 720-pixel) HDTV images. It uses 10-bit video processing, giving it the ability to reproduce 1.07 billion colors. 16: 9 aspect ratio compatibility means that widescreen movies can be viewed in their entirety, with the correct perspective. 1, 000 ANSI lumens brightness allows the projector to be used even in relatively bright rooms. The LPX-510 uses three TFT Active Matrix LCD panels (R, G, B) to create the image. Ideally, all three signals should have the same linearity, but due to various factors, their linearity continuously varies. The 3D Linear Color Balance function helps maintain the proper balance between them, adjusting color irregularities through a range of 15, 360 correction points (640 points x 8 steps x 3 colors) for accurate color in any type of scene from dark to bright. The LPX-510 introduces a Cinema Balance Filter that enhances color reproduction when viewing in a dark room, such as typically used for movies. The color reproduction range covers the HD monitor standard. The motorized iris control function can be used to improve contrast and focusing, and to give the image a more three-dimensional feel. Settings can be adjusted in six steps (100% - 75%) and stored in the picture memory. There are also six lamp power settings, so the LPX-510 provides a total of 36 brightness variations. The LPX-510 has a short focus lens so it can be used closer to the screen. This provides numerous benefits: more flexible placement, positioning the projector "up front" out of the middle of the seating area, and use in relatively small rooms. With a 100" screen, the projector requires only 9 ft. 10 in. of distance to the screen. The motorized Zoom control will expand the image up to 1.5 times to give you a closer view of the scene and for projecting a 16: 9 picture on a 4: 3 screen. All settings, adjustments and lens operations can be performed by remote control. The unit is equipped with backlighting that turns on for 10 seconds each time you touch a button. Faroudja, one of the world's leading video technology companies, developed the DCDi processing used in this projector. It ensures smooth and natural images without staircasing or jaggies. Most high-end projectors provide DVI connection, but the LPX-510 goes further with an HDMI connection. HDMI can handle digital signals like DVI, but a variety of other information as well, such as component type, scan status and colorimetry, which can be adjusted How a video system reproduces black and all its gradations is what determines contrast, and generally makes the difference between an image that is good and one that is sharp and richly detailed at every level of brightness. In the quest for superior contrast performance, Yamaha developed Natural Black technology, achieving truer, deeper levels of black. Vertical and horizontal lens shift capability means that the projector does not have to be carefully positioned directly in front of the screen. The maximum range of movement is 100% vertically and 50% horizontally, much greater than conventional projectors. Six Picture Modes provide a variety of color and brightness balance settings by adjusting gamma values, the Cinema Balance Filter and lamp power to optimize the picture for varying home theater conditions. The six modes are Dynamic, Bright, Standard, Cinema, Cinema Black and PC. The multi-step Lamp Power Selector makes it possible to adjust for optimum brightness and contrast with different levels of room lighting and video sources. It can also be used to extend lamp life (at 80% brightness, lamp life goes from 2, 000 to 2, 500 hours). On-screen menus present a wide range of parameters that you can select for initial setup and later adjustment.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6in
Height:5.4in
Weight:13.9lbs
Width:17.3in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1200:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Min Image Size:2.5ft / 29.9in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:LPX-510
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:1700hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHP

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
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