The performance of the Portronics POR 315 was tested in a number of ways, which included running the DisplayMate test, playing content off an SD card, a memory card as well as syncing it to a Blu-ray player to test the video quality.
While running the DisplayMate test, we observed that in the Brightness and Contrast test, the projector in the standard picture mode was good and there was no need to adjust any of the settings. In the Intensity range check, we noticed that the darkest greys were well reproduced, but with the case of the whites, there was hardly any difference between the last two bars. The only thing that differentiated it was the seam in between. In the black level adjustment test, we did not have to alter any settings as most of the dark grey blocks were already visible, however there was a slight green tinge to them. Primary colours overall rendered well and most colours appeared accurate, except for green, which was a bit vibrant. From a distance of about three meters, viewing angles are quite bad and text cannot be read well, but this can be adjusted using the manual focus ring. One would need to sit in level with the projector to get the desired results. The black levels of the PORT-315 are overall good. In the colour intensity scales test there was bleeding visible across most bars.
Anomalies appearing on-screen
We connected a flash drive to the projector and we noticed that the interface was very smooth to navigate through and the drive was ready immediately. When we played videos, we observed that the load time was not that much and the overall playback was smooth.
To test the full HD video capabilities of this projector, we connected it to our in-house Philips Blu-ray player and ran the ‘The Dark Knight’ disc. While playing the movie, we noticed that the overall video quality was decent and nothing really special to write about. The colours were accurate and skin tones appeared natural, however in the bright scenes there were constant green and pink hues appearing across the content that was displayed. This was a bit putting off, but the overall video quality is better than most other projectors at this price range. The volume of the projector is really soft, unlike the recently reviewed 3M MP180 and one would do better by attaching some speakers to the 3.5mm audio jack. The brand has fitted with a 3,000mAh inbuilt rechargeable battery in this projector and they rate it at two hours. Rounding up the performance bit of the review, the projector is great for running presentations and for viewing casual photography or video clips.
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Updated 19 Jun, 2013, 8:48 pm IST
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