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.
Capable of displaying 3D content in any of the formats
The Optoma HD25 is a great little projector. Its bright, sparkling HD image is perfect for home theater, and its bargain price of $949 makes it an exceptional value. While the HD25 has some flaws, those flaws are all related to usability, not image quality. The menu system can be complicated at times, and the lack of multiple User modes limits the HD25's calibration potential.
Excellent value for money
Almost inevitably, given its low price, the HD25 isn't perfect. Its minor rainbow effect and running noise issues might be an issue for some people, especially if they have to sit close to their screen and/or the projector. Overall, though, the HD25 remains comfortably talented and well-featured enough to make its £800 price tag look great value.
There's plenty to love about the HD25: it's an easygoing and pleasant watch with plenty of features for its affordable $1300. Yes, it could do with a touch more insight, but itâ??s an enjoyable projector nonetheless.
Superb 3D with no crosstalk, highly accurate colours with very little rainbow effect
The Optoma HD25 is good value for your money. Only problem is, the BenQ W1070 is a similar device with just slightly better quality (the image is more finely tuned and it has more connectivity). The HD25 falls just short of five stars.
Capable of accurate and contrast-rich pictures
Despite these issues, and while the HD25 might lack the instant appeal to casual users of its close BenQ rival, the Optoma's enhanced contrast and colour accuracy, together with its superior 3D performance, make it a potentially more interesting choice for AV enthusiasts with a sub $1600 budget.
For the lower price, it manages to deliver a far from budget performance
The BenQ W750 may well be a budget projector but it manages to deliver a far from budget performance. The chassis might be small and light, betraying BenQ's data grade heritage, but it's well built and the size makes installation easier. There is some fan noise and light spill but, on the upside, the W750 is very bright making it ideal for the average living room. The rear connections are fairly standard, with two HDMI inputs, and only the rinky-dink remote lets the side down.
Pretty hard to beat for the price
If you want a projector without 3D, you should go with a 1080p unit like ViewSonic's Pro8200. Otherwise, the W750 is pretty hard to beat for the price.
Packs in features typically only found on more expensive projectors
The BenQ W1500 is a fully-featured home theater projector with a stellar HD picture. It packs in features typically only found on more expensive projectors, like frame interpolation and vertical lens shift, without compromising one iota when it comes to picture quality. It is easy to use thanks to an intuitive remote control and menu system, easy to set up thanks to 1.6:1 zoom and vertical lens shift, and easy to fine-tune thanks to comprehensive color controls and three User memory banks.
Excellent motion handling and good colour performance
While it's certainly not a bad projector in 2D mode, nor is BenQ's W1500 the step-up hero we'd hoped for. For us, its quality leap from BenQ's cheaper models isn't quite extensive enough to justify a Â£1,400 price tag - especially as the 3D playback on the sample we tested is an eyestrain-inducing disaster.
Has a ton of features
The BenQ W1500 has a ton of features. With a wireless high definition streaming solution, 3D, ISF certification, 6000 hour lamp life, and much more, there is a lot to like here. At $2300, there better be. While it might be cheaper to buy a similarly featured projector and hire someone to run wires for you, that may not be possible for many. The only thing we can find left off the feature list is horizontal lens shift.
Offers a wider range of image sizes than the lower-cost model
The BenQ W1500 has a wider range of functions than the W1070â??another five-star projector from BenQ. As well as delivering excellent-quality 3D, this projector has an effective frame interpolation function, wireless HDMI support and offers a wider range of image sizes than the lower-cost model. However, there's no real gain in picture quality compared with the W1070. Given that the W1500 is a fair bit pricier, we'd still recommend the W1070 if you're looking for the best-value option.
Powerful, compact projector that packs a variety of presenting features into a tiny package
The Dell M900HD is a powerful, compact projector that packs a variety of presenting features into a tiny package. Its 30,000-hour LED light engine removes the need for lamp replacements, thereby reducing the number of things that can go wrong while you're out on the road. It has best-in-class connectivity thanks to its creative implementations of USB and WiFi projection.
Incredibly portable, and very convenient if you have a suitably equipped laptop, phone or tablet
The Dell M900HD is incredibly portable, and very convenient if you have a suitably equipped laptop, phone or tablet. It does get pretty hot, and a few more ANSI lumens would increase its versatility. Nonetheless, it compares very favourably to other similar models on the market, and will prove a great option for mobile executives and large businesses needing a projector that can service several rooms.
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.
A wonderful projector in the right room, it is not for everyone
The fact that the X55 is built for home theater becomes clear as soon as you turn it on. For a few moments, there's nothing, just blackness, before a brilliant white JVC logo springs to life in the middle of the screen. That's when you realize that the projector is already warmed up, and black level is really just that good.
Awesome 2D picture quality, Good 3D picture quality
If you've read this whole review rather than just skipping straight to the verdict, you'll already know that we're just a bit in love with the JVC X55. On the other hand, if you have just skipped straight to the verdict, then let's swiftly sum things up like this: The X55 is - with its price taken into account - arguably the most all-round desirable projector JVC has ever produced. Which by default makes it one of the most desirable projectors we've ever seen, period.
Full HD 3D signal
The JVC DLA-X55R manages excellent performance in its own right, and if you want the supremely deep blacks without any annoying luminance shifting artefacts (which can and will happen even on the best "Dynamic Iris" implementations), D-ILA is the only way to go. With JVC's reputation for contrast in mind, we can't wait to go one notch higher and check out the DLA-X75 series!
Improved 3D performance
JVC has made some very worthwhile improvements this year to its already spectacular projector line. The refinements in 3D performance alone would make me want to upgrade from last yearâ?? s model. While it canâ?? t match the flawless 3D performance of some of the DLP projectors Iâ?? ve reviewed, it is a big step in the right direction. Couple that with 2D playback performance thatâ?? s second to none, and you have one of the most complete packages out there. Iâ??
Very respectable color post calibration
Overall color, post calibration, looks downright fine, even if not the most accurate. When it comes to accuracy, some less expensive competitors that have more extensive controls, will provide a final, more accurate image with slightly better skin tones. That doesn't mean that viewing this JVC isn't fully enjoyable. I have the advantage of side-by-side viewing.
Exceptional cinematic picture quality
While the Sony HW50's punchier, crisper images possibly make it a slightly better choice for people after a projector capable of functioning well in a relatively casual environment containing a bit of ambient light, when it comes to properly darkened cinema rooms black level remains king. And when it comes to black level, the X35 is still the one to beat.
Easy motorised set-up
There's much to like about the JVC DLA-X35BE. It's easy to set-up and use thanks to the motorised lens and good picture presets, so you'll have no trouble getting the best out of this projector.
And its best is undoubtedly a high standard: whether you're watching TV, DVD, HD or even 3D, you'll be treated to bright, sharp and colourful images.
Stunning native contrast
It may be something of a heavyweight, but this polished performer packs a high contrast punch for genuinely cinematic images. We love its velvet blacks, peak whites and superb colour fidelity. It may lack the 4K e-shift2 optical processing found further up the JVC range, but there's no obvious visual compromise.
If you're looking for a red-carpet star that won't break the bank, it represents remarkable value. Build quality is high, and operational noise low.
Great shadow detail and an impressive dynamic range
The JVC DLA-X35 is another great entry level projector from the Japanese manufacturer that builds on all their usual strengths like superb blacks and detailed film-like images and then adds an expanded feature set and improved 3D. If you're in the market for a budget projector you owe it to yourself to demo the DLA-X35; it delivers the best 2D images at this price point and also holds its own when it comes to 3D - Highly Recommended.
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.
A strong product that is sure to inspire generations of projectors to come
As a standard projector, the WD390U is fully-featured and well-made, putting plenty of light onto the screen and making presentations look vibrant and high in contrast. But it's the projector's network features that make it really shine, and it is people searching for a networked projection solution who should really sit up and take notice.
Excellent Picture Quality - Network Setup Complicated
The picture quality is excellent. I like the "short throw" image of this projector. However, even with an experienced, corporate level IT person, the networking is a glitchy, complicated process set up. The projector is set up on our network, hardwired using a LAN cable, with it's own IP address. I can see it and connect to it over the LAN from my desktop computer, which is on the same network. I can control it and project from my desktop.
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