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I want to set up a pico projector in my living room

I love watching movies! I just can't afford a big home theater projector. Looking through the internet I came across the AAXA P4. I only came across professional reviews and I wanted to see what you guys think. I can post the links I ran into if you would like. Thanks for the help.

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Find something else if possible

In reply to: I want to set up a pico projector in my living room

What Bob said 200% and them some. It's a weak device for what you really want to do for move enjoyment. (Why skimp?)

You *should* be targeting a deal on a slightly used office model. Often they are bought by small businesses, sit in an unused conference room for a year then dumped on craigslist, etc. That's where I would look for a real projector that you can enjoy ;).

FWIW, I've seen some on sale listed as 1024x768 native resolution, 1500 lumens for $500. Some even had HDMI inputs, if that's important to you at all.

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That is great advice. I'm going to look out for does and definitely check out craigslist. My friend actually ended up buying the AAXA p4 so I'm going over to his house to check it out. I'll keep you posted and thank you for your help I don't feel as clueless.

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Head over to AVS Forum, pull up a chair and do a couple hours of reading through the projector/HT forums. You will learn quite a lot via some of the old threads regarding hardware, and specifically, what works well for specific types of viewing/lighting spaces. Link to AVS forum:

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Quite a few problems with that one.

In reply to: I want to set up a pico projector in my living room

1. Some folk spammed the forum with that model so be aware there are folk that "talk it up".

2. At 80 Lumens that's very dim. You would not be impressed.

3. http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/06/review-aaxa-p4-pico-projector/ is one review.

Say, if you think a night light out is sufficient, go for it but this is a toy projector. Get more light and definitely buy it from Amazon so you can return it for free.
Bob

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very useful

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I totally see what you're saying. I'm going to look around a bit more. I appreciate it thank you.

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