Conclusion: The Epson MovieMate 60 Projector brings the big screen home to everyone. It’s an inexpensive projector that offers a ton of features, it’s a product that is family oriented and if you’re family is like mine then they’ll love it. The idea of portable full sized projector is a good one really, the fact that you don’t need an expensive special projector screen for it is a big bonus, just a regular sheet or even the side of your house will work.
Pros: Very bright even in daytime (in house), Low price considering what it is and what it does, Good sound from the little speakers, Great picture quality, Very easy to use and well made, Includes carrying case and remote, Can play everything basically…
Cons: Remote has no backlight, Blacks aren’t exactly black, but it works well, Fan might be considered loud, but it didn’t both me
Excerpt: I have always wanted a projector for my house because they are a great way to get the big screen experience without having to go to the theater, or pay out big bucks for a super large TV. The reason I have never purchased one is because I would have to take the time, and expense, to setup one of my rooms just for the projector. This really means I would not be able to use the room for anything else.
Conclusion: If you're going to invest in a projector for a fixed installation in the home, it's hard not to go high-def. We'd love to endorse the MovieMate 60 as a starter unit. However, we are on the fence with the $700 price tag. It's a great deal for a projector, but for only a little more money, you can get into entry-level HD (720p), and for around $1000 you can get into the entry-level 1080p models. However, comparing this to a stand-alone projector would be missing the point.
Pros: DVD player and speakers inside, Quick & easy setup process, Perfect for portable applications, Surprisingly bold colors
Cons: Not quite high-def, Jaggies & detail tests were slightly sad, Speakers lack any real bass, Only one HDMI input
Conclusion: My 17 year old thinks the MovieMate 60 is cool. Of course she's a little jaded, she tells me she doesn't need a MovieMate, since we have two home theaters, but likes it anyway. With that in mind, I am pleased to give the MovieMate 60 our Special Interest Award. (There really aren't enough all-in-one products to start dishing out our Hot Product Award. It certainly is both a fun product and one that provides really good value.
Pros: Very bright all-in-one projector, in both best, and brightest modes, able to handle a fair amount of ambient light or a very large screen, A true all-in-one projector - DVD, Audio, and inputs for many other sources including TV/HDTV and photos, Easy to use, simple to set up., Good color, both on movies/TV/HDTV and also when viewing photos, Truly excellent warranty 2 years with replacement program both years, Reasonably good quality sound from a pair of internal 10 wat...
Cons: Mediocre black level performance, not designed for a dedicated home theater, Noisier than most projectors (although fine for this type of product), Resolution could be higher, but then this is as good a resolution as you will get at this price point, and its sure a lot higher res than your old Sony Trinitron, Optional mini sub-woofer would have been a nice option, Remote is not backlit, Documentation, while very good, is on disc (or online), no manual