"this is the best value in front projectors today"
Mike McGann - Home Theater Sept 99

"I would have to rate the DreamVision DL500
A Best Buy "

Kevin Miller - E-town

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 S P E Z I F I K A T I O N E N

  • Gewicht: 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
  • Color Palette: 16.7 million colors (24-bit)
  • Auflösung: 800 x 600 (SVGA)
    1024 x 768 (with compression XGA)
  • Display: Single-Chip DMD (Digital Mirror Device)
  • Formate: 4:3, 16:9, 16:9 anamorhic
  • Anstiegszeit: 16ms
  • Kontrastverhältnis:230:1 (ANSI Checkerboard)
    500:1 (ANSI Full on/off)
  • Computerkompatibilität: SVGA, Modes 56 Hz - 85 Hz; VGA; PC, Macintosh, Powerbook;
  • Videokompatibilität : NTSC, PAL B/D/G/I/H/N/M, SECAM
  • Projektionslampe,Prinzip:  UHP
  • Lebensdauer: lt.Hersteller mindestens 2,000 Std
  • Lichtstärke:  ca.600 ANSI Lumen
  • Projection Lens: Manual zoom 1.2:1.7
    mit 17-° keystone adjusted image
  • Projektionsgröße (Diagonale): 1.75 m. - 5 m
  • idealer Projektionsabstand: Bilddiagonale x 1,5
  • Zoom Faktor: 1.5x
  • Gleichmässigkeit der Projektionsfläche :
     85% Bildzentrum zum Rand
  • automatische Bild und Formaterkennung
  • Audio System: 10-watt Verstärker+Lautsprecher
  • Eingänge:
    Computer (EVC plug)   /  S-Video S-Vhs (MiniDIN/4pin)
    Composite video (Cinch-RCA)  / 
    Stereo Audio L/R (Cinch-RCA) / RS232
  • Ausgänge: Stereo Audio L/R (Cinch-RCA)
  • Vertikale Ablenkfrequenz: 48 Hz - 100 Hz
  • Horizontale Ablenkfrequenz: 15 KHz - 60 KHz
  • Netzspannung: 100-250V AC, 50 Hz-60Hz,
  • Umgebungstemperatur: 10°C -40°C
  • Abmessungen: (H) 335mm (W) x 225mm (D) x 130mm (H)
  • Optional: nachrüstbarer TV Tuner
  • Zubehör,beiliegend: Fernbedienung, Trackball
    Netzkabel für diverse Euronormen, SVGA
    Adapter, SVHS Kabel,
    zwei verschiedene Transporttaschen.



unv.Preisempfehlung in Deutschland


6000 €

Testauszug - Sept 99

CRT Killer?

A couple of us on staff have bought Apple iMacs, myself included. Yes, I know there are more-powerful and faster computers on the market, but all I had to do to get my computer up and running was to plug it in and connect a phone line. In my already technically complicated life, that simplicity is a very attractive thing. So when I was able to plug in Dream Vision's new DL 500 DLP-based front projector, connect it to my DirecTV box, and project a 6-foot picture on my wall in all of two minutes, I was very drawn to the simplicity of it all. What a concept. Plug in a projector; get a big, bright picture. No muss, no fuss. Oh yeah, it costs $6,000, weighs 10 pounds, and comes with a nifty carrying case--in case you want to take your big picture on the road . . .

..with only a bit of playing, both Brent and I were able to get a very solid picture out of this projector, certainly in less time than one would spend with most CRT projectors. One surprise: the black levels. While none of us on staff have been impressed with the black levels we've seen from LCD projectors, the DL 500 comes surprisingly close to some CRT projectors. In fact, in a totally dark room, I watched the same video montage from Video Essentials on both my Samsung 55inch HDTV and the DL 500 and found only a slight dropoff in black levels on the front projector. ("Very nice blacks," Brent said. "My Zenith CRT projector's blacks don't look a whole lot better.")

Another issue we have with many projectors, particularly LCD, is the performance of their built-in scan converters (a DLP chip, like an LCD panel, can't display an interlaced picture and must upconvert the signal to progressive scan).

Here, the DL 500 showed itself to be a real value. Its scan converter appeared to work as well as the one in the Philips DVX-8000 line doubler/pre/pro, although I didn't get as much test time with the Philips unit as I would've liked because its hard drive went to the technology afterlife during the early stages of testing. Brent was equally impressed: “The scan converter works surprisingly well," he said. "I saw some artifacts on the video montage from Video Essentials, but I noticed almost none on normal program material . . .

Brent and I were blown away by how bright the DL500’s picture was. I managed to generate a watchable (reasonably clear, with some loss of color saturation and black level) 100-inch picture on my wall, while Brent found it very usable even with dim lights on. If you run a CRT projector on a big screen, you can run the risk of burning out the tubes; with DLP, that’s never a concern because the easily replaceable bulb just runs full-blast all the time.

For months, many of us on staff couldn’t wait to get our hands on this unit to see if it was really as good as the one we saw at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The good news is that it is. For my money (in this case literally, since I plan to buy one to use in my dedicated home theater), this is the best value in front projectors today . . . Mike McGann - September 1999