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Samsung SP-F10M - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer


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July 22, 2010, 12:11 pm

This should score more highly on the "Value" scale surely when you factor in the life cycle cost with a 30,000 hr bulb compared with other projectors plus several 2-3000 hr bulb replacements?

Andrew 19

July 22, 2010, 12:25 pm

30000 hours in eco mode (that's 3.4 years 24x7), however how bright is eco mode? Is eco mode actually useful? How long does it last in normal mode. Presumably you won't need to worry about replacement bulbs because with normal usage, it would probably be time to upgrade.

Also we need some context, because a claimed 1000 ANSI lumens does not mean much to me. Ie can this only be used in a fully darkened room, or can you use it in a lecture theatre with normal lights on. I think that a common link to a page which details this stuff (as tested in practice) would allow us to consider the relative merits of all projector reviews.

How good is the image. Is it geometrically accurate when projected, and how good and easy its it to adjust. Given a number of standard test inputs, ie an image with resolution line in 2 orthogonal directions and on 45 degrees. Plus tonal gradients for Gray, Red, Green, Blue and combinations of cross-over. Also have a sequence player for alternation between full black and full white to see how the components cope with a sudden shift of loading. Additionally, use a moving white square on black background to observe edge performance. Then some standard pictures to assess general composition and balance. As long as the input test signals are standard (from the same kit each time) and the result viewed under the same conditions, then you will get a very good repeatable and measurable result. In this case it should be possible to (using always the same camera, with same setup etc etc) to record the result for records and comparison, and to put up on the site so we can see them too.

I have a lot more to say, but this is enough for now, however I really do feel that recently the reviews have become less consistent and poor.


July 22, 2010, 4:41 pm

1024x768 not really suited for home use then.

Joe Denstaedt

September 30, 2013, 9:23 pm

3 years and the bulb burned out. $600 to replace it. I am buying another brand. Samsung says the bulb falls under normal wear and tear. even if it ran 24/7, i should have more life on it. Very disappointed.

Joe Denstaedt

September 30, 2013, 9:24 pm

it is all hype. Look for a brand that has better warranties.

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