Industry pundits, Projector Central, recently reviewed five projectors they like for PC video gaming. The focus of their review is on PC gaming exclusively, but they do crown the Panasonic PT-AX200U projector the king of console gaming. (see our Panasonic PT-AX200U micro site). Here are a few snips from the article:
We took a look at five projectors for use with a PC- the Dell 1609WX, Hitachi CPX3, Planar PR5030, Epson PowerLite 400W, and Panasonic’s AX200U. The first four are native 1280×800, a common resolution in computing today. The last is Panasonic’s first dedicated “gaming” projector, built for best performance with console games. …PC gaming and its special requirements mean that not just any projector will do. Aside from the usual concerns about contrast and color and adequate lumen output, video delay is an important factor and can make or break a projector for some folks. While we found very little video delay in the products we looked at, there was enough to potentially cause issues for some gamers. The moral of the story here is to send your projector a native signal whenever possible, and the rest should take care of itself. Read the complete Projector Central “Five Hot Projectors for PC Gaming” article.Our resident gamer here at Projector People, Joey Shipley, mentions that the console gamer may be more likely to want the big screen experience than a PC gamer, for two reasons.
- Console games are likely to be connected to the entertainment system than a PC game, which means the projector could be used for multiple uses. (and Media Centers are still not that common)
- PC gamers may play for longer periods (8 to 10 hours a day sometimes) which means more lamps to purchase.