@fatalfury Thank you for the tips!
Yesterday I received my PB60G and I've spent a couple of hours testing it. Apparently beamer-discount shipped it three days ago but they forgot to tell me
At least the price was all right (€559 shipping incl. to Denmark).
Here's my impression so far (I am using a 76"/194 cm wide wall in my living room, so I won't go in to details about image quality):
Brightness is improved (around 60% on highest setting) but the fans are way too loud on the brightest setting. The noise while using medium setting is tolerable and the brightness is about 30% better than a HW300 on the lowest setting.
Sharpness is better than all the compact LED projectors I've tested. I would say that on my unit it's 98% conform. In my experience this can vary depending on the individual unit.
I've been playing too much around with the focus to say anything reliable about focus shift.
The overall picture is NOT perfect but this is a $550 projector and it's not much longer or thicker than a Cohiba Esplendido. You'll find all sorts of flaws if you look for them but the overall picture is better than what you get from DELL M110, BenQ GP2, HW300G, HW300Y and BenQ W1060 (!). You'll also find all the cool expert settings you need for your endless tweaking.
Since the focus wheel is placed rather close to the unit's very responsive controls I've managed to get tangled in various menus when adjusting focus. This is the price of Nano-mania: PB60G is impressively compact... and I sure like it.
The unit cools down so fast I have a hard time believing it. It does not overheat when operated for several hours. I have mine on a tripod and the quick plate blocks half of one of the lower ventilation grids.
I've hooked it up to my Mac and also seen movies via a USB stick.
As long as I have a pair of headphones I would never use the built-in speakers but they are acceptable. Obviously no bass but rather loud. @Fatalfury, if you prefer compact speakers over headphones check out X-mini or Altec Lansing's Orbit. They are better.
It handles a wide variation of codecs and containers. Subtitles work great. Though I haven't tested Croatian or Hindi subs...
You can feed it 24Hz in 1080p mode! You're not stuck in 60Hz. Thank you LG!!!
- Loud when operated with highest brightness.
- Brightness setting affects sound via mini-jack due to poor shielding. The interference is almost not audible with lowest light output but unacceptable with highest ouput when heard through headphones.
- You can change aspect ratio but you can't change energy mode (brightness) or picture mode while using a USB stick (you can go back to menu, change and go back to USB. The built-in player remembers your position).
At night time I watch 720p movies via USB/Mac on a simple white wall with a set of super old B&O speakers or a nice pair of headphones. The medium brightness setting is perfect for me - the internal sound interference via headphones and/or the fan noise are acceptable as long as I keep it on medium or low brightness. I would probably only put it in the highest brightness mode when using it for a party or when watching a hardcore action movie. Now I'm just being hysterical. I would probably just use it when I feel like it. All in all I am a very happy man.
PS. The projected image diagonal is 90".
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