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I'm on the look out for sub $500 projectors and came across the Pyle series, I can't find much information on them here so I wanted to know if anyone has experience with them and could shed some light on why their price point is so low.

For example, all of their models on BH are $200-500 - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?Q=&A=endecaSearch&ci=1&N=4195114674+4294546233&O=

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Find something used or a cheap LED projector on sale, those are junk.


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While I wouldn't outright call them junk...the resolution is not on par with other LED projectors in a similar price range.

The res on this one is 640x480: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/830649-REG/Pyle_Pro_PRJLE60_PRJLE60_Portable_LED_Projector.html
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The res on this one is 800x600: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/830645-REG/Pyle_Pro_PRJLE33_PRJLE33_Portable_LED_Projector.html


If you can only afford to spend $400 or so on a projector...the HW300T / HW350T has good reviews for around the same price.
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While I wouldn't outright call them junk...
I would and I did because they are outright junk.


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So it's a pyle of junk. smile.gif

If your price point is 500 dollars , maybe people can suggest something "good" in the 500 dollar price point.
If you would be satisfied with 640x480 or 800x600 or 720p or 1080p. You might have to let us know the resolution you would want.

Unless you were looking the the 200-300 dollar price point which maybe cheap viewsonic on amazon 800x600 with 3 year warranty.
http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-PJD5133-SVGA-DLP-Projector/dp/B005EV1R8Y/ref=zg_bs_300334_1
This is number one seller on amazon at the moment and is around 350. It's 800x600. Most of us in this room either go for 1080p or 720p , but if you want cheap and good, viewsonic would be better than pyle.
Also, maybe LED LG 350T if it goes on sale 350 at fry's that would be higher resolution, but not as much lumens.
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You might watch the classifieds here, too. A number of members turn their projectors every year or two and will offer reasonable deals on the outgoing unit.
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You can get 2 different Epson Projectors under your $500 price point (refurb direct from Epson, comes with a 2 year warranty):
1. MovieMate 62: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&sku=V11H411020-N
2. 705HD: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&sku=V11H331020-N

I'm sure these are much better than the Pyle projectors, I always remember Pyle in the past for making really bad car audio products! lol smile.gif
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Junk,,,, Washed out single TFT screen with an aquarium lamp behind a cheap lens. Its based on the old ask 970 series and most of the DIY Kit projectors. The easiest way to spot these rebranded long life lamp projectors is look for the keystone Knob or slider located on the side or the bottom. Some of them have built in tuners . google or youtube visionmax or bernelli or paramax projectors. They ALL use the same Digital Galaxy Projector Lamp. This is the modern version of the parking Lot white van scammers . Look on any craigslist and you will see several versions of them usually with 72 inch screens for sale with high sticker prices. Any time you see single screen LCD screen,, Run,, don't walk ,, RUN!!

FYI - Years ago Pyle used to make speakers in Indiana. They used to be pretty good quality for the price and competed with Eminence OEM speakers . But now they are just a name that is on dozens of Chinese products, similar to sears's Kenmore label,

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Anyone hear about these new ones? LED bulb and 1080p resolution? Can that be right? I could see a bright image if a XML LED was used..

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/893250-REG/Pyle_Pro_prj3d89_32_200_4_3_16_9_HD_3D_5.html
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The PRJ3D89's inputs and controls (keystone knob, menu buttons) are eerily similar to those of the Volare HD-20K (PDF). My guess is that they're just re-badges of some very generic PJ.

(The Pyle website does not offer an owner's manual for the PRJ3D89, and I can't find one through Google, either.)
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Ok pros, here are my needs, let's hear your "best bang for the buck" suggestions if you have the time.

 

I do 4 presentations a month.  They are mostly power point, with some photos where resolution and clarity are a concern.

 

I am usually in a bright room, so being able to get a great image on a 6'-8' screen (not widescreen) is also a concern.

 

I use my Apple computer HDMI to run my presentations.

 

I would like to be able to play a video from time to time, but no needs specific to this besides being able to connect a headphone (3mm? standard not pro audio style) cord to the projector and run that to speakers for sound.

 

I don't have any other needs specific besides how low can I go to get the things I need?

 

Thank you for your input.

 

-Shawn 

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I have the Viewsonic PJD5134 (runs from about $329 to $389 on Amazon) and it is a decent 800x600 projector.  I'm at about 600 hours on the lamp and use it as a backup projector to my Epson HC2000 (169 inch image).  The problem with the projector is the "screen door" effect that becomes more noticeable as you increase image size.  It is very noticeable with a 150 inch image at about a 12 to 14 feet sitting distance....move back four or five feet and it is not as noticeable.  I use the projector in a spare room for a 92 inch image at a 12 foot distance and the screen door effect is not an issue.

 

 I installed a Viewsonic PJD5533 ($405 Amazon) for a co-worker and was amazed at how good the 720p was with a 160 inch image.  I would highly recommend the projector and it has a 1 year lamp warranty and 3 years general warranty.  I will probably slip and buy one in the next few days since I am having to watch the 800x600 projector more and more as the wife and kids use the 1080p projector.

 

The speaker is weak so don't expect much in the way of sound from the projector, but pair it with something like the Logitech 200 watt 2.1 THX speakers ($99) and you have everything you need for a little over $500 plus tax. I included a picture of my 800x600 Viewsonic image vs my 70 inch sharp TV.

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Ok pros, here are my needs, let's hear your "best bang for the buck" suggestions if you have the time.

I do 4 presentations a month.  They are mostly power point, with some photos where resolution and clarity are a concern.

I am usually in a bright room, so being able to get a great image on a 6'-8' screen (not widescreen) is also a concern.

I use my Apple computer HDMI to run my presentations.

I would like to be able to play a video from time to time, but no needs specific to this besides being able to connect a headphone (3mm? standard not pro audio style) cord to the projector and run that to speakers for sound.

I don't have any other needs specific besides how low can I go to get the things I need?

Thank you for your input.

-Shawn 
Very poor form to post in an existing, completely unrelated thread with your question. Especially one from 2012.

But, you basically want the most brightness and the highest resolution for you budget.

Most people have some sort of budget they are trying to hit, and you better believe, that there are different models at all sorts of price points.

Basics are this: You want about a 100" diagonal as a baseline, you will want a widescreen projector, because you are likely using a widescreen laptop, and the world has gone 'widescreen'. With unknown viewers, you should probably have a 1280x800 projector. You want as BRIGHT as your budget allows as you don't know the space you are in. Contrast is irrelevant as you have no lighting control and getting more than a 12:1 contrast level is unlikely.

So, now we search, and then read specifications.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm?g=1&hide=0&st=1&mfg=&p=300&p=2500&w=1&w=12&r=&br=3200&br=5900&ll=&ltg=&t=&db=&dt=&c=&ar=Wide+%2816%3A9-10%29&dvi=2&wr=&pjl=&pjw=&pjh=&td=&i=d&is=&sort=brt&sz=15

You quickly see that this list just asks for 'widescreen' projectors, it doesn't define resolution, but most of the brightest models are 1280x800, which is the common resolution for business class projectors. 1920x1080 seems nice, but tends to deliver fonts which are to small to read from a distance for most viewers.

Price is set for under $2,500 - adjust as appropriate.

You should have a HDMI or DisplayPort input - this is pretty standard these days.

I've also narrowed the weight down to projectors under 12 pounds, which may or may not work for you.

At least 3,200 lumens of light output which should be enough for a typical boardroom.

75 options, which may seem like a ton, but now you can start looking at size and inputs/outputs and narrow down the choices quickly.

This one jumps out at me early:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Panasonic-PT-VW440U.htm

Looks like it has integrated HDBaseT, multiple audio inputs, variable audio output (for speakers), and a solid price from a nearly 5,000 lumen projector. The size is 'average' which is good and the use of LCD panels is nice because there will be no RBE (rainbow effect) issues with any viewers.

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A company called AAXA makes products here in the USA, well, at least assembled here in the USA.
They have a LED projector that has a built in 2 core Android processor.
550 Lumens.
720P HD resolution 1280x800.
The price is $ 499.
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