Smart Media SM-820I
Smart Media SM-820I
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Smart Media SM-820I

A fully featured UXGA (1600 x 1200) multimedia projector
UXGA (1600 X 1200) No 2,600 ANSI Lumens No Sep 2012
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date

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Smart Media SM-820I Review

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Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution
Quite dim projector brightness
Quite short service life of lamp

Smart Media SM-820I In-Depth Analysis


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Smart Media SM-820I has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other data projectors that we have assessed, the service life of lamp of the SM-820I of only 2,000 hours is one of the shortest. The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The SM-820I does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The SM-820I has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Smart Media SM-820I is UXGA (1600 x 1200). That's over eight times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Smart Media projector has been on the market since September 2012.

Smart Media SM-820I Review Sources

To prepare this Smart Media SM-820I review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 331,047 product attributes, 16,167 projector reviews and 2,327,800 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sm820i