Great Compact Lightweight Sharp Ultra Bright Projector
Amazon Customer "swuzy", Amazon
4 March 2011
Summary: I've had my Optoma EW1610 for a year or maybe two now. I use it weekly to take to two hour club meetings to jointly view and analyze many many very detailed charts. I love the o compact (Size (inches) (HxWxD) : 2.9 x 10.2 x 7.4 ), o light weight (4.4 lbs), o ultra bright (2700 lumens), o high detail (1080p WXGA Native: 1280x800 Pixels, Maximum: 1920x1080 Pixels), and o quiet projection (31 - 33 db). Meetings are at various locations.
Summary: I wanted a cheap projector that was at least 720p and found the Optoma EW1610. The first movie I watched (so far) was Friday the 13th (1980) Blu-Ray.... All I can say is ...Wow ! Watching @ a screen size of 104" this movie never looked better !!
Summary: Pros: Very bright, viewable even in daylight or with the lights on. Clear picture, easy to use menu with lots of adjustable settings. Not as noisy as I thought it might be. Also very lightweight, and comes with a nice carrying case so you can take it with you to a friend's house or wherever very conveniently. Cons: Gets very hot, so keep it in a ventilated area. Does have some rainbow effect for people who are sensitive to it.
Nice projector for business projection, not video/movie
5 July 2010
Summary: Generally speaking, a nice projector. Small, portable and bright. My dislikes, no composite video port and seems to run very hot. If this projector had a composite video input, it would be perfect. You'll need an adapter if you're trying to hook up w/ DVD player.
Summary: Personal Experience The Optoma EW1610 is a wonderful High Definition projector. It effortlessly brings movies to life with it's sharp, vibrant image. I feel I have no need to visit the cinema anymore as this projector brings the cinema home. Pros: High 2700 lumens brightness. (Even economy mode is exceptionally bright.) Good 2000:1 contrast ratio. Vertical keystone correction. Highly customizable image settings. Excellent picture. (And I'm using a slightly textured wall.
Summary: Most people want to see the down side so I'll start with those. -I rarely notice a tiny bit of heat shimmer. -Must by extra adaptors to use in home theater. It has a DVI and VGA port. So to use with HDMI, you need a hdmi-dvi adaptor, and to use component vid, you need a vga-component adaptor (both of which I'm using with success). Not a big deal once it's installed, but don't forget to calculate the cost of any adaptors you need.