Very light and small
If you are looking for a small portable projector for the road to watch movies with or play files from a compact flash drive or SD card, then this could be the solution for you. If you need real clarity and you plan on spending many hours using this projector with groups, then make sure the content you are showing is large and graphical. It is definitely not the best choice for demonstrating financial planning in an excel spreadsheet.
Excellent choice for anyone who both needs a portable projector and needs to travel light
The emerging new category the ML500 is part of, and the ML500 in particular, fills a niche that needs filling, with an appealing balance of size, weight, price, and brightness. Compared to pocket projectors, it's only a little bigger and heavier, but it's a lot brighter. Compared to traditional lamp-based portable projectors, it's significantly lighter and smaller than all but a few, and less expensive.
High quality color and great constrast ratio
Purchased this when no reviews were available on Amazon or the wider web so took a bit of a risk. I had an old Optoma which claimed 3000 lumens, so I was a little concerned this unit wouldn't be bright. In fact, It's amazing.
Things I love:
* Tiny, literally, it's a true micro projector. Fits in palm of hand .
* Very bright, widescreen display, even at 4m in a light room. Incredible given size of projector .
* Easy setup and remote for keystone etc .
Definitely worth considering if you are a looking for something that can be used both at home or on the road
I found the Optoma ML500 to be a very interesting projector to use. It compact size makes it fairly easy to set up and it offers a variety of source inputs, as well as having its own built-in speaker. The ML500 also makes a great traveling companion as it and its accessories easily pack up it in its provided carry bag. You can also take a camera tripod along and use it mount and place the projector more easily in a variety of environments.
Wide range of features, but such flexibility comes at a high price
The Optoma ML550 certainly has a wide range of features, but such flexibility comes at a high price. It's much more expensive than the Asus P1M, but we think the ML550 justifies the extra expense as it not only connects to a far greater range of devices, but it can also be used in all types of lighting conditions. It wins a Best Buy award.
May fit in your hand, but has the capabilities of a behemoth
The ML550 is an extremely portable and very efficient projector. It's light and compact, making it great for anyone who needs to do presentations on the go. Despite it's small size, the ML550 delivers some great picture quality without compromise, and though it may be priced a bit higher than other projectors in its range, itâ??s certainly a worthwhile investment.
Highly innovated device, specially designed to meet your present and future needs
The Optoma ML550 excels in key features, and it offers additional features that will make your presentation a success. This highly innovated device is specially designed to meet your present and future needs. This is the brand that will help you deliver the best presentation ever.
Works great with both PC and Mac
I just received this projector from Dell, opened the box and marveled at how small, i.e.: portable, it is. It weighs .8 pounds and easily fits in the palm of your hand. It's extremely easy to use with a PC - it comes configured to simply plug and play using an included VGA cable. Be sure your computer has a VGA port, or you'll have to figure out a work around for a connection.
Top notch and you just can't beat this price
I've reviewed a lot of products over the last few years, but I never saw my husband get so excited as he did when this projector arrived. Being technologically challenged, I allowed him to hook it up and just observed the first time around. Its actually a lot easier to use than I expected. The system can be hooked up to your television so that DVDs, Blu-rays, cable television, or video games can all appear on your big screen with just the touch of a button.
Good shadow detail, solid black level, and well-saturated color
The Acer H5370BD is perhaps the least expensive way to bring 3D into your home. At $549, this 720p projector is equipped for both home video and home theater, and its highly adjustable light output makes it easy to go from the living room to the darkened theater without a second thought.
Sharp image even when projecting higher than native resolutions
The MS517 is pretty well designed and maintenance free, aside from having to change the lamp. Changing the lamp is a little more work on the BenQ MS517 compared to other projectors on the market, but the design, and look of the projector reflects this. I like to think that it is kind of the like the iPhone. Simple, beautiful, but ultimately not easy to tamper with. That could be a positive in a classroom environment where lots of different people are going to be accessing the projector.
Long lamp life
The MS517's strongest features are its low price and how much it delivers for that price, including near-excellent data image quality, usable video quality, portability, and a long lamp life. You can get a more capable projector if you spend more, but it will be hard to find one this capable as this price.
On the minus side, if you need good quality 3D you'll want to look elsewhere, and the issues with audio mean that if you need sound you'll need an external audio system.
Awesome value and quality
I bought this to use in a gallery for an upcoming show and it is way better than the quality that I expected. The video looks great and the lamp is very bright. It definitely can operate in ambient light without any issues. It has a good screen size and a better contrast ratio than the more expensive Epson models that I was looking at. I haven't tried the 3d modes yet, but it is decently quiet and even projects well on my horrible brown walls.
Great value and quality.
Picture quality is a little less crisp
I really like this projector. It has a very good HD picture. The picture quality is a little less crisp then my 1080p TV. The projector has a 768p as far as I have read. The sound is good. You can use a computer on this projector, and a free computer cable is included in the box. It comes with a remote with free batteries. There is an a/v hookup and an s-video hookup. There is a mini USB hookup as well. I am only using a BLU ray player with my projector.
Brightness uniformity was exceptional
Epson's new VS220 is a versatile SVGA projector that suits both fixed and portable applications. It is small and light for a 2,700-lumen projector, and its data and video images are excellent for those environments where high resolution is unnecessary. It may not handle 3-D media, but it accommodates just about every other source in a classroom or conference room. At less than $400 street price, the VS220 represents a real value, and we give it our highest rating in that category.
A great value and a good performer
The Espon VS220 performs pretty well even in fairly bright rooms. Being a SVGA resolution, it's going to have some pixelation which won't make it completely ideal for use as a home theater projector,.,. but it will work and satisfy many people for that use. As a business presentation projector I think it will shine. Although it does not come with a carry bag of any sort, that's easy enough to rectify. It's easy to setup, light to carry and will server that purpose well.
Offers lower power usage and lower energy costs and at the same time delivers high quality resolution.
The overview of the Epson VS220 SVGA 3LCD Projector shows some stunning capabilities. It's design makes business presentations a snap. Every audience that has a view of this technology will surely appreciate the life-like images and crystal clear resolution that has made this projector a must have for anyone looking to make good solid impressions.
Reasonably good data image quality
The P300 shares many of the same advantages as competing models rated at 300 lumens, and it fits in the same general category. Compared with pocket projectors, it's larger and heavier, but still small and light enough to take up very little room in a briefcase or laptop bag so you can carry it without much effort.
Colors were bright, vibrant, and well saturated in all preset modes
For anyone who needs an inexpensive projector, the Epson EX3212 offers a lot to like, starting with its excellent data image quality, above par video quality, and bright image. Only slightly less important are the wide range of brightness levels, a long lamp life, and the low price.
It helps too that it doesn't have any serious weaknesses. The back panel may not have all the connectors you'd like, for example, but it has all the ports you're likely to need.
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