Originally Posted by Lexor
Hey folks, I too am waiting for an LED projector that's 720p (or better) in the "up to $1000" range as my first and only projector, the Epson Home 10+
has dust bunnies in the imaging engine and the current and hopefully last bulb is on its last legs.
I almost caved and got the Acer K11
last weekend. A friend has one (he might even have the K10) and it projects a very decent image even in a moderately darkened room (but we're usually watching hockey with bright white ice lol). I'm very prone to notice the rainbow effect but it's not altogether too bad with this unit. My biggest (only ?) problem with the K11 is the native resolution.
I also had my eye on the Casio XJ-A240
for a long while but hesitated on pulling the trigger, partly because of the price, partly because of the fan noise and efficiency (at full blast this "green" unit uses more power than my old Epson -- frickin' lasers !). I also crave separate VGA, component, and HDMI inputs but as these units get smaller I should probably just give up hope here. Since the LED and laser lights are red, green, and blue, there's no colour wheel and that should mean no rainbow effect so maybe I need to take a second (seventh ?? lol) look at the Casio.
But then I found out about the Qumi
thanks to this thread and I started getting excited. I am not too concerned that the fans in the shipping units will be too noisy, 300 lumens seems fine, 720p is great, 3D one day would be fun for an hour or two lol. And all at a very decent price. What's there not to love ?
But then I read this entire thread today, and it still seems that the Qumi won't be offering ceiling mount capabilities... WTF ???
All they have to do is generate the image upside-down. With a unit this light a tripod mount hole should be plenty fine for hanging it off a ceiling mount but it just won't work if the unit won't project an upside-down image. I don't see myself projecting on a down angle from a "ceiling shelf".
It seems to offer rear-projection, ie. backwards imaging, so I'll be really confused if they just don't give customers the option of projecting upside down whether they think there are proper mount points or not.
To be honest ceiling mount is not an option for me -- it's ceiling or nothing for my next projector. The kid-on-xmas-eve-effect is gone for me now for the Qumi.
Here I was thinking I might need to wait a few weeks for my next projector, and now I am wondering if I need to wait a few months for the new Acer... or maybe I cave and just get the Casio... ugh.