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Mini Projector VS Standard Projector for entertainment.

by baggage1 / March 23, 2009 9:30 AM PDT

Anyone have any knowledge of those pocket sized projectors? I want to set up a home entertainment system using my laptop in a small Apt. How big does the screen project? Aspect ratios? Getting ready to pull the trigger and balk at 400.00 bulbs lasting 2000 or 3000 hrs. max.

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We don't know what you are talking about.
by ahtoi / March 23, 2009 9:57 AM PDT

How about links or make and model?

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I heard on the radio!
by baggage1 / March 23, 2009 10:56 AM PDT

Dell has one m109s I don't know of any others.

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pocket PJ's
by givemeaname / March 23, 2009 11:56 AM PDT

They are not made for HT at all. There for businees travelers, there not very bright and most only can do up to 42" with poor PQ. It is very new tec, it will be 10+ years until they can be used for HT, if ever. Do not waste your money on one of the Pocket PJ's

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HT Home Theater
by pbear123 / November 6, 2009 3:29 AM PST
In reply to: pocket PJ's

While I see the point that you're making I don't think this is necessarily true, it really depends on application. I use my AAXA P2 for HT duties all the time in my bedroom. It has nothing on a real home theater projector like the Epson 1080UB ( but it works well for two reasons:

1. It's compact and portable so I just throw it into the drawer when I'm done
2. It has a 20,000 hour LED so I can just leave it on and fall asleep and not worry
3. It was cheap

Of course it is not HD quality and there's very noticeable motion blur when watching action scenes, but hey for $350 I am definitely not complaining. Here's some guy playing Xbox on his pocket projector:

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Mini Projector VS Standard Projector for entertainment
by Fyhre / August 30, 2010 12:15 PM PDT

Now mini projectors have been designed as big as a palm, very small, and so easy to carry. If you own a mini projector you can only need to lend some flat surface like a table, a wall, a ceiling and so on. It is very flexible tp use.

Mini projector is more convenient for entertainment, standard projector is more heavy to carry. Each has its own merits and shortcomings.Mini projector can only have a good display at a dim light source, and it has some limited distance to display.

For more information about mini projector:

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mini/micro projectors
by vplc / March 25, 2011 9:44 AM PDT

I would stay away from any projector that doesn't have at least 50 lumens. I have the aaxa m2 projector and use it occasionally to watch movies. It works well enough, and i know that it will never replace an actual televion, but for the price I paid, I would never get a 60" image. I wish it could do 16:9, but it's only capable of 4:3.

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