Projector Comparison – Benq 1070 vs Optoma HD26 vs Epson 2030/2040/2045

Friends, I know most of us are searching this topic on net to get answer which one is the best project in market. Yes :), more we go through reviews … we start getting confuse. Same happened with me and I spent around 1.5 month reading blogs and reviews.

Finally i have got all three top projectors and tested it personally. while doing this i called group of friends in different groups to have their different views. Really it was interesting to compare all three top projectors and have different eyes. Let me share review comments here, ll try to be very crisp and practical.

For reviews – visit
http://www.projectorcentral.com/
www.projectorreviews.com

BENQ W1070 (DLP) – For Movies

Pros
–  This is the best for Movies
–   Great clarity, Great color, Easy to use
–  Superb black level
–  works great with Short distance. for more details please use calculator to http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-W1070-projection-calculator.htm

Cons
–  not great for still images, contrast and color rendering is more suitable for movies
–  heating :), bit more compare to below two

Go for it
– for movies

OPTOMA HD26 (DLP) – For Contrast

Pros
–  Great contrast and bright
–  Great colors and white levels
–  heating problem lowest compare to other two
–  Less noise compare to others

Cons
–  Corners are not smooth. example – lets say there is one character in scene if we observe in detail, corner of that character is not that smooth.
– Black level need improvement

Go for it
– for contrast and bright LCD feel

EPSON 2030/ 2040 /2045 (3-LCD) – Overall

Pros
–  Great contrast and bright
–  Great colors and white levels
–  good connections
–  2 yrs warranty
–  All rounder, overall good

Cons
–  heating and noise
–  Black level is not great

Go for it
– For LCD Feel, 2 yrs Warranty.
– For brand and being safe

Finally I have decide to go with Epson 2045 latest one, because of 2yrs warranty and overall good performance. In market epson 2040 and 2045 is available.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-PowerLite_Home_Cinema_2040.htm

www.bestbuy.com/site/epson-home-cinema-2045-lcd-projector-white/4336102.p?id=1219732455313&skuId=4336102

sharing some of the pics from my projector 2045, captured with canon 7D

A Daily Cup of UX – www.dailyuxtips.com

everyone love something in life, i love Art, Food and sports… thought lets start with Arts, as this is very close to me and comes very naturally.

Started www.dailyuxtips.com where I and my friends will be sharing our real time experience being in UX subject. We will share some useful insight on UX process, information architecture, interaction design, iXd, Visual design, creativity, logos, icon design, concept design, frontend development , html5, css3 , usability testing and all latest things which are happening around us.

This is just start, if you are someone who has same interest.. please lset me know i ll add you as contributor or i can publish your content.

looking for support + learn + share

www.dailyuxtips.com

Some Creative Break

If you are tired from your regular work or getting bore – take some creative break and do what you love  most. For me its clicking pictures or scribbling on some surface(paper,board, computer .etc). Today I love to share my couple of blogs which I started as my hobby/love and today I have good number of posts and visits on this. I would love to hear your views on this.

Creative works – http://artsrajesh.blogspot.com

Photography – http://500px.com/rajeshnair

rajesh r nair - green autorajesh r nair - bike sketchrajesh r nair - cute monsterrajesh r nair - cycle boyrajesh r nair - hole world

How to select Brand Colors

How to select brand colors?

If you are
– designer
– working on presales
– working on concept design
– working on ideas to share with customer
– working on some proposal

any scenarios, where you need to bring branding part, theming, customization of look and feel.. You can use www.kuler.adobe.com app, its free to use web based solution from ADOBE. There are some other applications, but Kuler is one of the best.

Subject based  Search – This has great search engine, where we can write our subject and it gives exceptional result with great color palette. Your subject can be – company name, emotion, business (hospitality, finance, govt, sports) .. .etc

CSS3 + html5 + Jquery

trying to collect some of the best resources on latest web trend

1. CSS3 beauti, here is the the great example of CSS3 Calc Function
 never expected that we can do all these by just CSS.. Idea here is, we can divide one container into three by just CSS and we can even give different colors to them by CSS. Superb 🙂

for more detail – http://demo.hongkiat.com/css3-calc-function/

Drive Recovery Free Software – Pandora

While installing application, my files have got deleted, Corrupted, encrypted. I was really very upset because my latest Kerala visit pictures got deleted. Next, sent a mail to my Community friends and there we go.. got a great answer. Ganesh Suggested to go for PANDORA – Free Recovery app.

Really its awsome one, m able to recover my alll the files.
http://www.pandorarecovery.com/

How to select “Right Lens” for Camera Body

I love photography and i am sure one question which everyone might have that how to select best lens. There are good number of sites where we can go and read review to know more about different lens.

couple of approaches we can try are
– we should know our Style/pattern of Photography. For this just go and check your last 200 pics, you ll start realizing that your strength lies one particular style. Wide, portrait, Landscape, animal, natural .. etc.

– Sites where we can get reviews are
www.dpreview.com
www.the-digital-picture.com

– One of my fav site to make my decision final
www.pixel-peeper.com

Go to left ADVANCED SEARCH, and select your model + lens – see the result before buying it.

How to do Windows 8 App design

I have been going through good number of blogs to understand win8 design in more detail, i think its better to share here publicly and have open opinion and views on the same.

I will be posting all the materials one by one here. let me start with basic RESOURCE which will help us to understand win8.

Win8 – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/br229512
Win8design – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh868274.aspx

please go through each case studies to get better understanding of win8

Win8 PowerPoint template
Free Windows 8 Wireframe Templates for PowerPoint – 
http://designmodo.com/windows-8-wireframe/

Windows 8 application – Interaction 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/dn439965

Free Windows 8 Photoshop files
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh700403.aspx

How to design Form Interface for Windows8

Free Windows 8 Icon Set

  • www.thenounproject.com
  • http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/metrostudio – Download this tool, one of the best Icon sets
  • In powerpoint(office 2013) there is storyboarding feature, from there we can click on element and say right click to save as PNG format
  • http://www.flaticon.com/
  • http://thenounproject.com/

Paid PowerPoint Template
http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0221df12-b844-4cf2-9ccd-feb0fc1d2b01

Win8 design inspiration
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh868274.aspx

Windows 8 animation
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh975420.aspx

Adds in Windows8 app

Advertising guidelines can be found here
Case studies
Xbox example

Error display in Windows 8
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465304.aspx#errors

Downloads for building Store appshttps://dev.windows.com/en-us/develop/downloads

More Resources
Please read my previous post – http://artsmaths.blogspot.in/2012/07/metro-ui-design-good-examples-references.html

I will be adding more, if you have any questions please feel free to post/mail me (artsraj@gmail.com)

Dreamweaver 6 with HTML5 and fluid layouts

Sorry, i am very late on this wonderful topic.

Great to share that Dreamweaver 6 comes with HTML5 and CSS3 support. The best part its providing FLUID LAYOUT TEMPLATE. This is  going to make our life easy to do web development. Dreamweaver is usign bootstrap template fro the same.

here is the screenshot which i captured to share with you all.