XGA or WXGA for a Multi-Purpose Projector?

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  1. jezzer256

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    Hi

    A friend has asked me for some advice about getting a projector. He wants to use it mainly for films, but also for slide shows of photos (connected to a laptop or DVD player).

    He asked me whether it was best to go for a WXGA model, or XGA. And I am struggling to decide! WXGA projectors are typically for home cinema use, so they have better contrast ratios & lower brightness. It's a reasonably small room he has, so brightness isn't really an issue, but what will photos look like connected to a laptop (which is XGA)?

    The other thing is, XGA projectors are typically a bit cheaper than WXGAs. For example, the BenQ MP721c is only £490 with 2200 lumens and 2000:1 contrast, and the cheapest WXGA alternative worth considering is about £580.

    Can anyone push me in the right direction?

    Cheers

    Jezzer
     

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