A solid performer, particularly when projecting video images
The Canon LE-5 is a big step forward in light, inexpensive LED projectors. At less than $800, it fits many budgets, and its video performance is excellent for such a small projector. Even its 5-watt audio output is unusually high for its class although its fan noise can be a distraction. For home and portable environments where ambient light can be controlled, the Canon LE-5 is a solid performer, particularly when projecting video images. It richly deserves our highest value rating.
Amazing, absolutely amazing
Since my price point was anything below $1000, I didn't mind paying a little extra for 1080p. I decided to apply the funds remaining in my projector budget to an Onkyo HT-S7409 5.1-Channel Network Home Theater speaker system with receiver, since in the course of my research I discovered that this projector's speakers leave a lot to be desired. Now that I own the projector and have experienced it first hand, I agree fully with that assessment.
Perfect for multiple machines
I recently used this projector on a training class and was impressed that it transferred over seamlessly from HDMI on my laptop to a VGA output from my iPad in just a couple of steps.
Great price for a projector that is bright enough to display in a classroom with a lot of windows and light.
Good video image quality
The InFocus IN1144 is a solid performer when it comes to video presentations, but it falls short in the data category. Its soft focus gives a seamless, analog quality to video viewing, but it makes viewing small fonts in spreadsheets and documents difficult. It is small and light for a 500-lumen projector, but it has competitors nearly half its weight and size at a comparable street price. This is InFocus' first small LED projector and one of a very few in its brightness range.
Impressively compact and lightweight
We took the InFocus IN1144 way out of its comfort zone. An engineer at InFocus even told us point-blank that trying to get a 100-inch or greater image from this projector was ill-advised, but we were plenty pleased with how well the little guy did at that scale. To be clear, this is not a projector for videophiles. Hell, it isn't really meant to be a home theater projector, for that matter. Yet, it has the ability to function in that capacity for casual viewing.
Great brightness, lightweight, easy to use, all for a very reasonable cost
I love this projector. Not only does it give a great image with great brightness, but it is also very thin, lightweight and easy to carry around. Zoom capability is somewhat limited, but does help in adjusting screen size once you get about the right distance. Speakers in the unit are limited, and unfortunately there is no audio out, so you have to hook up audio from your laptop audio out (that worked just great for a recent video presentation with over 200 people in a large hall).
Lots to like in a small package
Not as small as most pico projectors, but still smaller than most other portable projectors. Very nice to have an internal battery - I haven't tested to see if it lasts the full 90 minutes, but I didn't see the typical lowering of brightness when on battery as compared to being plugged in to AC. Also nice, the power brick is pretty small.
Lots of connectivity options for a small projector...HDMI or VGA for cables, then also has microSD slot and USB for a thumb drive.
Good image quality from HD source material for the price
The BenQ W710ST is a little more expensive than many 720p resolution video projectors, but with its ability to project a large image in a small space, combined with a high brightness output that can provides a good viewing experience in rooms with ambient light present, it is a very good value.
Pretty good color, right out of the box, even better post calibration
This Epson 710HD is a good starter home projector, or just a fun projector for the family to share. It's going to be fine for the casual consumer, but not the enthusiast. There are a number of real strengths, and a few weaknesses. Well, if everything was great on entry level projectors we wouldn't need more expensive ones.
In summary, I love this projector. I am sensitive to rainbows and sold my DLP projector to get this one. I couldn't be happier as I can focus on the movies now and not get distracted by the rainbow effect. Don't let forums or reviews convince you that you NEED 1080p. 720 looks phenomenal with blu-ray and you won't be disappointed. Use the extra 300-400 dollars you save in not getting a decent 1080p projector, and get a nice screen or lots of blu-rays.
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