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Planar PD8150

Planar PD8150
alaScore 83

12 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Planar PD8150. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Planar PD8150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 12 reviews)

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Expert review by: . (techradar.com)

Planar PD8150 review

 

Planar proves it can do high-end home cinema

Excellent picture quality ; Lots of user control including ISF calibration mode

Could run more quietly ; DLP rainbow effect ; No remote zoom/focus or keystone correction

A powerful and impressive premium projector

Jul, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Planar PD8150 DLP Projector

 

We've reviewed Planar projectors before, but the PD8150's quality took us by surprise.

Yes, in the interests of full disclosure, professionalism and thoroughness, I finished the review of the PD8150 with some negatives. But let's be clear about this: the ‘issues' I raised are in fact so small relative to the PD8150's emphatic glories...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Planar PD8150 review

 

This Planar DLP does many things right, with a great colour palette and very natural skin tones, but class leaders have the edge in other areas

Stylish design ; excellent colour reproduction ; good levels of detail

Contrast could be better ; traces of noise

A very likeable projector, but not the last word in all-round ability

May, 2008

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Planar PD8150

 

A very likeable projector, but not the last word in all-round ability

Feb, 2010

Hot product award by projectorreviews.com

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Planar PD8150

 

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One of the best projectors in terms of out of the box color accuracy ; Even better color and overall image quality, after calibration ; Brighter than average in "best" mode ; Extremely sharp image ; Vertical and horizontal lens shift ; Extremely good...

Moderately noisy, typical of DLP home theater projectors. At full power, loud enough to bother those that consider noise to be an important issue ; Well below average brightness in "brightest" mode, although Adaptive Contrast and Brilliant Color can...

If you have the budget, and your idea of how to have a great home theater is to find a reputable local dealer, consult with them, and have them install everything into your room, then the Planar PD8150 is definitely one of the best under $10,000 - so...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (ultimateavmag.com)

UltimateAVmag.com: Planar PD8150 DLP Projector

 

Although Planar has a significant presence in the video-display business, it's relatively new to the home-theater market. The company first popped up a couple of years ago at a major trade show with some intriguing prototypes. Since then, it has...

Excellent black level and brightness-an uncommon combination, Extremely accurate color, First-rate video processing for both HD and SD, Exceptional adjustability

Will not reproduce above-white or below-black, Occasional color-wheel rainbows might bother some viewers, Less-flexible gamma controls than I'd like

The Planar PD8150 is a superb projector, one of the best DLP models I've reviewed. The technology has evolved in many ways-and reached lower prices-than I would have ever expected three or four years ago. It's certain to keep more than one maker of...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Planar PD8150 DLP Projector

 

The Planar brand is aimed at more budget-conscious home-theater consumers. As the company's top-of-the-line projector, I would hardly call the $8000 PD8150 "budget," but both Runco and Vidikron offer far more pricey products. Those upmarket nameplates...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

Planar PD8150 DLP Projector

 

The Planar brand is aimed at more budget-conscious home-theater consumers. As the company's top-of-the-line projector, I would hardly call the $8000 PD8150 "budget," but both Runco and Vidikron offer far more pricey products. Those upmarket nameplates...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Kris Deering (hometheatermag.com)

Planar PD8150 DLP Projector

 

Planar is a relatively new name in the home theater market, but it is by no means a new company. The Oregon-based manufacturer has been around for over 20 years and has deep roots in the imaging industry, with a long history of flat panels and...

There are several selections for gray-scale temperature, including the standard 6500K and 5500K (used for black-and-white films). Typically, I would always suggest that you have a projector calibrated by a professional, but this projector's gray-scale...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Kevin Miller (avrev.com)

Planar PD8150 1-Chip DLP Projector

 

Introduction Planar, a large front-projector manufacturer on the professional and industrial side of the business, broke into the home theater market late last year after purchasing Runco International, a well-known high-end HDTV manufacturer. Their...

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:FCC Part 15 Class B, CE Class B, UL, cUL, CB, RoHS, WEEE

Connections

Component (3xRCA) input:1
Composite (yellow RCA) Input:1
Computer Audio (mini-jack) input:2
DVI Inputs:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI Inputs:2
PC Mouse Communication:Serial
S-Video Inputs:1
Scart Inputs:1
VGA Inputs:1

Image resolution

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Brightness:1000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast (full on/off):15000 :1
Maximum Resolution:
Standard Resolution:1920x1080 HDTV
Supporting Aspect Ratios:4:3
True Widescreen: Yes

Lamps

Bulb power:180
Service life of lamp:4000

Lens/Zoom

Digital Zoom Possibilities:
Lens Aperture:2.5-2.71
Optical Zoom:1.3 X
Zoom:Manual

Measures

Depth:523 mm
Height:194 mm
Weight:10 kg
Width:450 mm

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):450 x 523 x 194
Lens shift:-50% - +120% (V), +/-15%(H)
Power requirements:100V - 240V, 50-60Hz
Projection lens:F/2.5~2.71, f = 39.1~50.1mm

Performance

Noise Reduction: Yes

Picture

Display:DLP
Full HD (1920x1080):Yes (1920x1080)
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Supported Picture Formats:720p, 1080i/p

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Projector

Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1000

Related

Audible Noise: dB
Lamp Effect:180 Watts
Lamp Life:4000 h
Manufacturer Warranty (lamp excluded): years
Miscellaneous:
Remote Control: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:SECAM
Full HD: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:10