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Projectors usually require a fair amount of distance to project images but not in the case of Ricoh’s PJ WX4141N. It is one of the few ultra short range projectors being offered in India which needs only about 8-10-inches of distance from the screen. It is also comparatively much smaller than most of the traditional projectors. It is one of the most uniquely designed projectors as Ricoh has cleverly used a mirror system that reflects the image from the lens. So instead of keeping it horizontal, this projector needs to stand straight as the lens is at the back.
 
The build quality feels premium and the exterior plastic finish doesn’t offer any flexing, assuring the sturdiness. All the controls are on the top right next to the lens window, and all the ports on the right all away from the exhaust fan, which is on the left. The projector comes with a variety of ports and features including VGA, HDMI, composite video, a LAN port and Wi-Fi for connecting to a network and also a full sized USB port to read images videos from storage devices like a thumb drive. There is also an app that lets you connect the projector to a smartphone and directly project images. The projector also comes with a standard remote control and a decent inbuilt speaker that offers enough volume for a large hall.
 
The projector has the capability to project images to up to 80-inches diagonally and the setup is quite simple. The image feels more curved rather than a rectangle so it gives a nice feel when you are watching videos, especially movies. The native resolution of the projector is 1280x800 but it supports resolutions going up to 1080p. The projector provides a sharp and clear image and colours come out good in saturation and contrast. Heat production is standard and a well ventilated room is advised when using this projector.
 
The projector will set you back at Rs.1,22,967 which is a lot to ask for, however it is a good replacement for a high-end LED television as getting a picture as large as 80-inch would cost way more. It will also be well suited for small office spaces as you don’t require it to be installed or mounted and can be kept very close to the screen. If you don’t want to shell such a high amount, then you can look for other options from BenQ and Acer which offer more affordable options. 
 


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