I need help... sifting through all the options and getting the right sub-$500 pico/micro projector.
I bought an AAXA P300, and I'm going to return it.
My complaints with the AAXA P300 are:
- Focus wheel is horrible, impossible to adjust precisely
- I don't think the proprietary mini-VGA connector is going to last, too easy to snap off. I want a real D-sub VGA connector.
If not for those, I'd probably keep it.
So here is my list of requirements:
- Portable, pico/micro size
- Works good in offices with lights on
- Sub $500
- WVGA native mode or better (1280 x 800), 4:3, 16:9 aspect
- Regular-size D-sub VGA connector
- HDMI connector
- Precisely adjustable focus
- Tripod mount
- Ceiling mode (inverted image)
My uses of the projector probably split 50-50 between using it for small-office presentations and connecting it to a ceiling mount and watching TV/movies in my man-cave room. It will probably only be used about 10 hours a week.
Do you have any recommendations for projectors that meet ALL (or most) of these requirements?
So far, the only one I can come up with that meets most of this is the AAXA Showtime LED 3D which is $475 on Amazon. A second place is the Dell M110, but it's missing the D-sub VGA connector and ceiling mode (as far as I've read) but maybe they'll have a firmware upgrade for ceiling mode later (?). If there's another model that's, say, only $50 more, I guess that would be OK.
I'd like to know what other options are out there.