Originally Posted by vsv
HS102 also has internal decoder and able to play mpeg1/2/4/divx from usb flashcard.
Being an owner of Dell M109 you can put your opinion and pics in this thread:Calling you out...who owns a LED projector?
Well I will have to bower a camera for the pictures my cellphone camera is high resolution but has a very tiny tiny lens.
I run it at about ~100" on my wall. It is mounted on one wall throwing to the opposite wall in an average sized rectangular bedroom. Screen door effect is minimal and half the throw distance away from the screen I can't notice the pixels/screen door at all.
It is not a very bright projector and at 100 inches I completely blackout my room to get the best viewing possible. Cannot use it with this size screen with very much ambient light at all. Turning on my room lights almost completely washes the image off my wall. I would like to purchase a screen but do not have the budget for one. I have an old da-lite screen but unfortunately its too small for the new throw
I am only guessing that with a high gain screen you could use it much easier with ambient light. Cloudy day with light entering the room but not reflecting too much off the wall I can watch movies easily.
As for color reproduction:
I find this projector has a lot of green/blue which you really have tone down. With some fiddling it looks quite nice, to me anyway.
As for picture quality:
DVDrips with Xvid really are not that nice looking. Playing 720p rips is where it is at. It does a decent job at displaying them. Not as good as my tiny pixel pitch LCD monitor but good none the less. I mean you can't expect perfectly crisp HD definition at 800x600 but definitely better the dvd quality.
The Dell M109S is one noisy little unit. You can see a little 40mm fan in there just going nuts
It can get pretty hot also. The fan seems to have very little if no speed variation.
The Composite input does not have any ?feedback? to the output device as far as I can tell. I cannot get it to output off my vista computer. I have not tried XP but I will. Conclusion for now is that you have to force output to it. The VGA seems to work fine.
For me this projector has a huge flaw. It will not focus uniformly at all. I am trying to get dell to send me a new unit. They have failed twice to send it out. 10+ hours on the phone so far. As far as Dell has told me so far that is unit is definitely defective. I suspect something is just out of alignment. I will report back again when I do finally receive a new unit.
Can never seem to keep the unit even uniformly out of focus
Seems to change on heatup/cooldown or maybe my cat is just moving it around by playing with the cables. It is just sitting on the mount with its own weight at the moment. I will strap it down later.
One other annoyance is it seems to have problems scaling some resolutions and can attempt switching a few times before it finally settles.
No remote is a real pain if your going to be mounting it somewhere. There is no wake-up/standby mode as far as I can tell. It turns itself off but will not power back on by itself.
A bit noisy, need a dark area for large throw/screen, no remote, no standard mounting holes but for $500 (CAD) shipped I can't really complain as long as the new unit comes in with 0 focus issues.
I would recommend this more if someone was mobile. I love to have this thing with me on long trips as I can put a screen basically anywhere with a small car inverter!
Quality wise the only thing that worries me is the proprietary break-out cable/connector. It is definently not as durable as just the regular output jacks
but I am sure this plays into the units very small form factor and weight.