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

A 5 year old UXGA (1600 x 1200) projector with poor features and high running costs
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

At over 3 years old, we have scored the Smart Media SM-820I as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 23?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp
Quite dim projector brightness

Smart Media SM-820I In-Depth Analysis


Does Not Support Full HD

The SM-820I does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The SM-820I's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 7% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The SM-820I has a DVI port, unlike 88% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The Smart Media SM-820I has an UXGA (1600 x 1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Smart Media SM-820I of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 22% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Smart Media released the SM-820I in September 2012.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sm820i