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post #1 of 6 Old 03-15-2013, 10:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I'm still tinkering with the bottom of the barrel LED toy projectors like my Optoma PT100 but I might have a chance to get a decent deal on a little AAXA M2.

My PT100 is a native 16:9, 50 lumen LED pj, 858x480 (not AS bad as it sounds, I only watch movies at night on a 63" screen 9' away)

AAXA M2 is a native 4:3, 110 lumen LED pj, 1024x768

Now I watch movies using my PC (LG BluRay/HD player) via DVI to VGA cable and don't own or plan to own BluRay movies.

I don't watch any 4:3 content so aside from the AAXA M2's extra lumens, would the AAXAs higher resolution be a wash since I would lose some of those pixels when it displays 16:9 content, which will be all the time??

Basically, I'm content with these cheap LED toy pjs and if the AAXA won't look much sharper 9' away from the screen than my slightly lower res PT100, I'm just going to get the 100 lumen Optoma version of what I have. 858x480, 16:9 and 100 lumens.

Thanks, and no pity please, I'm quite happy with my dollar store pj right now lol!

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do you use just dvds from america 480x1024 or english ones 576x1024 resolution (square pixels) do you use any video streaming sites with hd 720p resolution, how much more is the aaxa m2 to the optoma, which one has better reviews?
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AAXA has slightly better resolution at 1024x768 but that's at its native 4:3 resolution.

So I'm just trying to find out how much loss in resolution there will be when the AAXA M2 is forced to display 16:9 content, which is what I'll be using. Just regular American DVDs, nothing more anytime soon...

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1024x576 resolution for widescreen. Noticeably better, but if you are playing 480p DVDs it's a moot point.
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I would take 1024x576 16:9 square pixels anytime over 858x480 16:9 diamond pixels, but like Verge2 said it won't make much difference for 480p DVD content.
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That's exactly what I was looking for guys, thanks! My screen is only 33"H x 58"W (around 63" diag) and I sit 9' back but I wasn't sure if the extra resolution from the M2 would make much difference.

I still may to snag it if possible but I'm not spending $300 for a 100 lumen, 1024x768 pj lol. It just happens to have the perfect throw ratio for my shelf mounted setup like the Acer K11 and Optoma PT100/110.
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