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MAXX Products LCOS 1400 Projector Review

by December 17, 2006
Maxx LCOS 1400 projector

Maxx LCOS 1400 projector

  • Product Name: LCOS 1400 Projector
  • Manufacturer: MAXX Products
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStar
  • Review Date: December 17, 2006 14:33
  • MSRP: $ 10995

Device: Three 0.7" LCOS Panels

Native Resolution: 1400 x 1050 pixels (4:3)
Projection Lens: 2:1 - 2:6 manual zoom & focus
Digital Zoom: 4x, zoom/scroll
Lamp: 250W NSH
Electric Keystone Correction : 30 degrees (+/- horizontal); 10 degrees (+/- vertical)
Brightness: 1500 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 900:1
Color Temperature: Low/Mid/High, selectable
Speaker: 1W, monaural

Video Inputs: RGBHV/component (1), HD15, DVI, S-video, composite
RGB/RGBHV Support: VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+, UXGA
Composite Support: NTSC/PAL/SECAM/NTSC4.43
Component Support: Y, Pb/B-Y, Pr/R-Y, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080/24FPS, 1035i (HDTV)
Fan Noise: 35dB
Power Consumption: 290W, 0.4W (standby RS-232C off), 3W (RS-232C on)
Dimensions: 12" (W) x 5 3/8" (H) x 14 1/2" (D)
Weight: 13 lbs

Pros

  • Excellent color detail
  • No visible pixelation even with close viewing
  • Almost ISF calibrated out of the box

Cons

  • A bit noisy up close
  • Manual zoom
  • Manual focus
  • No lens shift

Introduction

Having been a fan of LCOS technology for some time, we were excited to receive a sample LCOS 1400 projector from MAXX Products. Running it through its paces allowed us to compare this technology up close to LCD and DLP projectors we had utilized to date. The sample we received was a heavily-used model lacking in some of the features MAXX says is present in its newest revision of this machine (such as DVI with HDCP). As the LCOS 1400 is pretty much a re-badged JVC D-ILA projector (the DLA-SX21U/E) we believe MAXX Products when they tell us that currently-shipping models include DVI w/HDCP.

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