Summary: I spent a lot of time tossing between this and the AAXA version. In the end, I picked this one as it was clearly 500 lumens. The AAXA, I have since discovered, is 450 Lumen (AAXA aren't very good at communicating it would seem), had I known at the time I would have probably bought that one. 4 stars because I would have liked this to have 3D (although 3D scares me). The latest version does have 3D though, so make sure you get that one.
Summary: Very easy to install and set up. Only cos I see in this product is it doesnt have much screen size options. Otherwise this product is excellent. I took this for my parents in India and it works well in 220V.
Summary: As a renter, I am unable to ceiling-mount a projector. Thus, it sits in the center of the living room, where it's fans make quite a bit of noise. It annoys me during quiet times, but becomes pretty much irrelevant when I watch movies with audio through a stereo. It's not buzz-annoying, just a bit too loud for a background sound. I wish I could root it's settings and turn it down another 50% from eco mode levels.
Summary: Been using it now for almost a year. Doesn't get hot and cools down very fast after turning it off. Wish they would have put a speaker out plug, since the speakers are not that loud. Only problem is that the remote is junky and have problems using it. So I use a media player with a better remote that has speaker out plug. That works for me.
Summary: I've wanted a projector for a while and finally decided to splurge on one. After finally narrowing it down to either the Epson EX 5210, Viewsonic PJD 5133, and this I decided to go with the ML500. Here's why Lamp life: The epson and viewsonic were rated 4000 - 6000 hours with each replacement bulb running approx $200(USD). If you were to use it for 7hrs per day everyday the lamps would need to be replaced every two years.
Summary: I bought this projector for four reasons: 1) accurate color projection 2) small size 3) HDMI hook-up and 4) LED light. Happy with all of those - color is awesome, I was able to take projector in my under-seat carry-on bag, loved the ease of plugging in the HDMI cord and being able to use it easily with an iPad and Mac, and loved the quality of the LED light.
Good, but not great. still better than a lot of others.
24 September 2012
Summary: I did research for months before settling on this one, it was small, cheap, and could project up to a 180 inch screen. i enjoy it so far. 2 problems however. 1: it likes to randomly disconnect and research for the input i was on, when on ps3 with HDMI. only did it a handful of times, still irritated me. 2 and beware of this before you buy: if you want high quality video through the hdmi, you must have the sound routed through the speakers on the projector.
Summary: Good projector. 500 lumen is a must. Given LED technology, ultra light, portable. Fair contrast, good vivid colors if your source is good. This projector does not work with Optoma 3D-XL box, because it can only accept 120 hz signals through the xvga port not HDMI. Found that calling support.. so, the only option is to hook up a computer with a 3D card for 3D.