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So I was thinking about getting either the Brookstone HDMI Projector or the AAXA P4-X. I'm not sure what you get...I like the that the brookstone has a 2 hour battery but not sure how much projection time it will loose if I connect something to charge. And I saw a recent review on comparing the two and the p4-x does look a lot better in quality.

 

heres the review. Anyone have any advice?

 

 

http://micro-projector.com/2013/12/brookstones-hdmi-pocket-projector-review/

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What is your planned use for this? You understand that a home theater in pitch black, looks for about 15 lumens per square foot, so you often can't get more than a 40" diagonal or so from these which is similar to cheap flat panel displays.

I am not at all a fan of the Pico projector 'toys' that are out there.

There are some decent 'micro' projectors which put out decent lumens of 300+, but don't match up to the cheaper projectors on the market.

So, depending on your planned use, it may not make any sense at all to buy a pico projector 'toy', but instead it may make sense to get a real projector.

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Hmm Well I wanted to use it for work presentations so I need it to be portable. Other than that I was gona use it like when I travel and the tv at a hotel sucks I can just use that and I guess some gaming too.

 

I was thinking bout signing up for AAXA's Review it program after you said I should get a 300+ lumens projector. They let you review either the smaller p2 Jr. or the P300 (300 Lumen).  They give it to you on discount if you review it somewhere. what do you think? Worth a try to apply? (that rhymed) LOL

 

http://www.aaxatech.com/reviewprogram.htm

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There are so many people spamming forums now with the AAXA crap program.

If you want a projector, and you want it for business, then buy a real projector, not a toy.

An impactful business presentation will need a screen of about an 80" diagonal and you will want 2,500+ lumens. That is going to give you the flexibility you need for a decent and proper business presentation.

I love the concept of the LED projector, but to this point, they have lower quality for higher cost and are completely ill-suited for the business world.

Get a lightweight, portable widescreen (1280x800) business class projector and it'll blow you away on travel with a laptop/iPhone connected to it.

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the aaxa review it program actually isn't a scam I have a friend who actually ordered the p2 jr and received it like last week. Hes going to write up a review on xda i think. I mean its from the manufacturers website so how can it be a scam?  LOL

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300 lumens lol. Most business projectors with a white segment will do 2 or 3000. Bad for video, good for sharepoint.
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...how can it be a scam?
Nobody called it a scam except you.

Of course with the options out there for similar money and far more performance, perhaps you were right in doing so.

Until then, continue to spam. biggrin.gif

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Nobody called it a scam except you.

Of course with the options out there for similar money and far more performance, perhaps you were right in doing so.

Until then, continue to spam. biggrin.gif

 

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I picked up the Incredisonic Pico Projector - PMJ-400 for business presentations. It is very light and compact. 400 lumens - LED (20,000 hours). Lots of connectivity options - USB, TF Card Slot, HDMI & VGA.

Resolution is 1280 X 800. I have not tried HDMI, but I assume that it still uses 1200 X 800.

I found it more than adequate for a training session with some lights on. It's clear (not uber sharp) - - but for the price and ease of transportation - - I believe it's a great buy.

I do not view this as a "home theater" projector. I'm sure you can use it for those purposes - - it says up to a 160" (Diagonal) image but that would be stretching it to me. You could have fun with it on vacation or with a camper - - power consumption is 32 watts.

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Get a used NEC LT150. 1024x768. Great for computer, video, supports hi def. Very compact size for travel. An oldie but a goodie. Paid $1500 for mine way back when but it's almost worthless now. I'm keeping it. Last I used it was to project a face on a foam head for a halloween display.

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What's considered a pico projector? I have an LG PG65U that I'm really happy with. 720P (1280x800), LED, 30,000h lamp life, 500 lumens, and it has a battery (~2h). 2.4" x 4.9" x 4.9", 1.2 lbs. It's pretty small.

http://www.lg.com/us/projectors/lg-PG65U-portable-led-projector

I think this is about the most lumens that I've seen for a battery powered projector.
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Nice! It looks like there is a separate AVS thread about this projector (https://www.avsforum.com/t/1475761/new-lg-pg65u-portable-720p-led-projector.)

Amazon does not carry it anymore (I think it has been replaced by a newer model) but there is a link to a web site that has it in stock for $699.00 - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/965494-REG/lg_electronics_pg65u_led_wxga_500.html

It looks like you said that it has a 30mm lens hood - - so if you replaced the lens, I'm curious to see what effect it has.

I view the Incredisonic at $499 as more of an "office" or business presentation projector. I do not stream anything as I believe the quality of a Bluray disc is far superior picture wise (and the audio, too.) Plus, both projectors are WXGA - 1280 X 800 - - not uber sharp as I like compared to full Hi-Def resolution for HT.

It sounds like the LG PG65U would be a better projector if you were trying to use it for home theater, as well. The Incredisonic is 3D capable, but I rarely watch 3D anymore on my 65" Samsung LED or with my Benq 1080 ST.

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