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Categories > Business Projectors > LG Electronics > LG PH550 Minibean LED Projector with Built-in Battery and Screen Share 1280 x 720 up to 550 lumen DLP 100,000:1 Bluetooth (with Speaker) MHL

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Fantastic Portable Projector!
Pros: + Superb color reproduction with numerous preset picture modes & expert calibration menus, similar to ones found on higher end LG HDTVs

+ 720p resolution is adequate for most tasks the projector will be used for

+ In a dark room, the 550 lumen brightness is more than plenty to project a 90”+ picture, even though the 720p resolution limitation would be more prevalent at that size

+ Automatic keystone correction to skew the projected image to achieve a rectangular picture. In order to achieve the best picture quality, it is recommended to turn the keystone auto-correction off and manually position the projector to achieve the rectangular projected image

+ Small size, marginally larger than the palm of the hand

+ Connectivity ranges from older composite cables, HDMI input, VGA input, HDTV antenna connector, and USB storage device

+ Ability to use Android devices which support screen sharing

+ Options of using a tripod mount or sitting on a table top with an adjustable front leveling peg

+ Three brightness settings can be toggled via the Energy Saving button on the remote

+ Relatively quiet for the size & brightness. Noise varies with brightness settings. Based on the heat coming out from the vents, the overall noise could theoretically be further reduced by LG

+ Ability to view 3D movies with an addition of compatible active shutter glasses

+ Headphone/external speaker output, as well as Bluetooth speaker connectivity

+ Due to the issue with Bluetooth audio not syncing with video on most devices, there’s a feature to sync the picture/audio within the projector; which is absolutely fantastic for those who have come across trying to view video on a device meanwhile streaming the audio through a Bluetooth speaker
Cons: - Overall sound could be better; therefore use of an external speaker is highly recommended

- Maximum brightness when running on battery is lower than when connected to the outlet

- In a brightly lit room, the screen size should be limited as it may appear dim at larger sizes

- Included USB port is only able to provide low 500 mA current to the attached devices, therefore not being to keep attached devices charged when doing presentations while the devices are also in use. Also due to the low current, external hard drives that solely rely on USB for power may not work.

- No way to charge USB devices with the projector turned off, since no power is supplied through the USB port

- Lack of WIFI internet connectivity and any ‘Smart TV’ features, even though a lot of features already on the projector seem to have come from LG line of TVs

- No way to zoom the image, so the projected screen size is directly proportional to the distance away from the screen
Other Thoughts: For owners of LG televisions, the overall use of this projector will be right inline with the TV counterparts. Menus & settings are laid out in the same style found on TVs. For those who calibrate their TVs to achieve the best possible picture, will be pleasantly surprised with the plethora of expert calibration options available.

Overall the LG PH550 is a fantastic projector which will even find use outside of on-the-go environments. Don’t let the listed cons steer you away from this particular projector as you’d be hard pressed to find ones with similar feature set in this price range.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,4/29/2016 10:17:49 AM
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Categories > Business Projectors > AAXA Technologies Inc > AAXA LED Pico Projector with 80 Minute Battery Life, mini-HDMI, 15,000 hour LED life, and media player

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Light wieght long battery life.
Pros: Works great carrying around video on Micro SD card. Projected screen menus easy to get through. Included stand can tilt and position projector where needed. After full charge, I'm getting over 1 1/2 hour battery life, but it is new. Front and rear projector modes easy to change.
But why I love it is light weight and portability, I carried it in a large shirt pocket. Carried stand, and set up and projected in 30 seconds after focusing, added an audio cable to small amplified speaker for sound.
Cons: Mine came with no labels on buttons, but easy to figure out after a few uses. I didn't expect fan noise, but it is at a very low level. USB stick is limited to FAT file system. Native resolution is 1/4 1920x1080, small text is a little hard to read. Sound is quality of cell phone.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend the product. I suggest buying Micro SD 32 gig (max size the project can handle in FAT 32 format), instead of using USB thumb drives. Also Micro SD is stored entirely in unit, just press in a little more to eject. I also purchased an HDMI to mini HDMI cable.
Reviewed By:Bruce L.,4/6/2016 11:49:09 AM
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Categories > Business Projectors > DELL > Dell M115HD WXGA 1280x800 HDMI USB Inputs w/ 1GB Internal Memory 450 ANSI Lumens Mobile LED Projector

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Nice little projector
Pros: Starting to phase out our old large projectors. Produces excellent images even with some ambient lighting.
Cons: Being small and light make it a bit tough to keep steady sometimes but nothing major.
Other Thoughts: So much better having small projectors .. people who transport them love it because they come in a tiny case.
Reviewed By:N/A,3/30/2016 7:03:31 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Business Projectors > ASUS > Asus P3B Ultra-Short-Throw Battery-Powered LED Portable Projector 800 Lumens WXGA 1280 x 800

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Warning to Mac users
Pros: Works as described, except for bug for Mac users (see below).
Cons: Bug for Mac users (see below).
Other Thoughts: Heads-up to Mac users: when using the built-in Media Center (i.e. when playing files directly from a microSD card, USB key or its 3GB of onboard memory), you have an extra step involved for the projector to work properly. You'll be out of luck if you don't do this. I've reported this bug to ASUS, but who knows if they'll fix it.

Macs write very small hidden files (like 4 kB) to drives as soon as they're inserted. These hidden files totally mess up the P3B's ability to see the files on the drive. The offending hidden files are ._.Trashes, the folder called .Trashes, and names of files that may have been deleted from the disk, with the filename preceded by ._

When these hidden files are on a USB key, microSD card or the projector's internal memory (even though, again, most Mac users would not know they're there, for as hidden files, they won't show up on your file display in Finder), the P3B will *not* read most of the files on the drive. The projector's Media Center won't even display them. The projector doesn't know they're there. The file list in the Media Center will, however, display some of the hidden files (which of course it cannot play), and will only display a small number of the actual files on the drive. This applies to all file types on the drive – videos, Word docs, PowerPoint files, PDFs, etc. If you plugged the USB key or microSD card into a Mac, the P3B won't be able to see most of the files on the drive.

The solution is to delete the hidden files and folders. One way to do this is to plug the drive into a Windows computer, view hidden files, select all of the hidden files and folders and permanently delete them all (shift+del). Then the drives work as they should in the P3B: the Media Center displays and plays all of the files on the drive.

A fix for Mac users who don't have access to a Windows computer is a free Mac program called Hidden Cleaner. There are other solutions to deleting hidden files/folders, but this is the one that I've found that works fine. This small, free program cleans the hidden files off the external flash drive immediately prior to ejecting it. Of course Mac users will need to do this each and every time they insert their USB key or microSD drive into their Mac, or whenever they plug the projector into the Mac via USB cable and select Data Transfer from the projector menu to access its on-board memory, for each time they do so, the Mac will once again write these hidden files to the drive, thus messing it up for proper functioning on the P3B. If that sounds like a pain, a simple internet search turns up other ways to keep Macs from writing hidden files/folders to flash drives permanently, but Hidden Cleaner works fine for me, so I've never explored other solutions.

Beyond this bug, this projector works well, as described.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,3/28/2016 10:34:11 PM
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Categories > Business Projectors > InFocus > InFocus IN116x 1280 x 800 3200 lumens Normal Mode (2900 lumens Low Power) DLP Projector 15,000:1

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great Projector for the Money
Pros: Exactly as Advertised
Bright
Easy to set up
Cons: none
Other Thoughts: This is a very good projector for simple and straight forward applications.
Reviewed By:Ryan B.,3/28/2016 7:30:06 AM
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Categories > Business Projectors > Acer America > Acer P1173 800 x 600 SVGA 3000 ANSI Lumens HDMI & USB Input, w/ Carrying Bag, Business / Education / Gaming DLP Projector

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Easy simple clear and bright.
Pros: Easy to use. Plug laptop or other device and select input and done. Have to say projectors have come along way over the years. I use this in a classroom environment to home theater in side and outside my home. Bright picture even in well lite rooms. You can not beet the price for what you are getting. It has been a year now and still going strong.
Cons: Non.
Reviewed By:Thomas M.,3/27/2016 7:57:43 AM
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Categories > Business Projectors > ViewSonic > ViewSonic PJD7835HD 1920 x 1080 3500 lumens DLP Projector 22,000:1

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Beautiful Machine!
Pros: 1. Very Bright. Newegg currently describes incorrectly as 3200 lumens but, per my data sheet it is 3500 lumens.
On my 120" screen from 10 feet away I can run eco mode even in the day... looks great!
2. Eco Mode rates lamp for 8000 hours.
3. 2 HDMI Ports. 1 for cable and one for Roku Stick.
4. KEYSTONE features are awesome. Horizontal and Vertical. Gives good options for different placements.
5. Zoom 1.36X very useful for filling out the big screen.
6. Speaker actually sounds good when it works. (See Cons)
7. A fair amount of bells and whistles for a sub $1000 1080p Machine
8. Machine looks great!. Sitting on a side table for now, it looks awesome.
9. Great vibrant colors.
Cons: 1. Speaker comes on for about 10 minutes after a cold start then cuts out. This includes the audio out jack. With this I assume its on its sound board. Might be a heat issue as the projector is able to kick out the heat.
2. Not really a con but in full bright mode she really kicks out the heat. In eco mode its a lot better.
3. Have not found much from viewsonic on tutorials for tweeking all the possible settings. But if anyone knows where I may have overlooked please let me know. Would love to see an info card with a web address for online tutorials teaching how to use the pattern set up feature.
Other Thoughts: For now, I'm very impressed. Unfortunately, I'll be sending the unit back because of the sound issue. Depending on how things get resolved between Newegg, ViewSonic and myself will determine my comfortability in being able to recommend to friends and family.
I will update my review at the conclusion of this situation.

3-23-16. Sent back my third projector. The second and third the audio would cut out Then back on. Obviously the sound card has an issue. I'm now trying the new BenQ MH741. I will rate it after I have a week to test it out.
Reviewed By:Mark H.,3/23/2016 8:52:42 PM
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Categories > Business Projectors > OPTOMA > Optoma X312 1024 x 768 3200 lumens DLP Projector 20,000:1

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Super easy to set up and get going
Pros: Its bright enough to use with the lights on. Has many inputs. Vertical keystone works well; it has a pretty big range of adjustment.
Cons: Wish it had a remote, but that's my fault in not researching enough. Horizonal keystone adjust would be nice too. It only has vertical.
Reviewed By:Josh D.,3/10/2016 9:24:17 AM
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Categories > Business Projectors > Epson America > Epson PowerLite 1776W 1280x800 WXGA 3000 Lumens HDMI & USB Input, Slim Design, Auto Keystone, 3LCD Projector

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Epson PowerLite 1776W
Pros: Light and easy to carry with a laptop for travel.
Brightness is adequate if not great.
Cons: Wouldn't even bother with the wireless display junk... i think they had a programmer in China make it for about 30 cents. Its junk!
Other Thoughts: Great little projector but dont plan on using the wireless... you will have a bad time, or at least a slow time.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,2/22/2016 8:59:59 AM
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Categories > Business Projectors > Acer America > Acer P1173 800 x 600 SVGA 3000 ANSI Lumens HDMI & USB Input, w/ Carrying Bag, Business / Education / Gaming DLP Projector

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great product as usual
Pros: - Very bright
- Colors are vibrant
- Not so loud
- Great size
Cons: N/A
Reviewed By:Arnold m.,2/8/2016 7:04:21 PM
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