The Bottom Line: Pretty good for an entry level projector! The image is quite sharp, as it should be for 1080p. I found the two best modes on the projector, Movie and Standard, to have great color. Skin tones look natural, especially the pinks of lips that can tend to be “too pink.” Reds and yellows don’t really have much of the stereotypical DLP look – that is, wine reds and mustard yellows. I quite enjoyed viewing movies like The Hunger Games, and especially Ready Player One, as that is a truly visually stunning movie, and my current favorite.
TV shows like The Blacklist and Stranger Things looked great as well. Stranger Things is a pretty dark show (both in terms of color and in story), and I took photos in the lower-lumen Movie Mode, so watching that with ambient light isn’t quite as enjoyable as it is in a room that has been fully (or at least, mostly darkened). That’s typical. Switching to Standard, you’ll still get good color, and a whole lot more brightness to help compensate for room conditions.
Next up is the Performance Page, where I will discuss how the projector performed in terms of brightness and meeting its claim. I’ll also talk about the effects of the zoom lens and ECO Mode on brightness, input lag, image and audible noise. After that, we’ll hop over to the final page of the review, where I sum up my findings on the ViewSonic PX706HD and provide a list of pros and cons so that you can determine whether this projector is right for your particular needs.
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