Summary: Its amazing how bright 20 lumens is in a dark room on a brown paint. Its to bad that there are a dozen dead pixels with only 30 hours on the unit. I'm not sure if the fault it optoma or Texas instruments. But if this were a car it would be recalled.
Summary: This projector is okay, while it works. I wasn't expecting much in terms of brightness and such. Being fairly technical, I knew what to expect. However, after a little under two years of normal use and care, it started to show signs of a white "video rash" for lack of a better term.
Summary: I purchased a manufacturer refurb of this product. It arrived in excellent condition and looked like new...new box, new cables and wrapped in a sealed bag. It worked for about 2 days of very light use (30 mins total) and stopped working. The screen had artifacts covering the picture.
Summary: I have used Powerpoint and portable projector for years. Thought this would really save weight and hassle through airports for our sales people. I went ahead and bought a refurbished one. Surprised that the key for loading the software was not included.
Summary: I use a larger Optoma projector to give workshops. I thought this one might be fine to avoid having to lug the bigger one, particularly when I have to appear in court and have evidence to present--more professional than a chart pack, compact, light, easy to set up.
Summary: Let's start with good stuff....Um...It is small. Done. Now let's go into the negatives. One, it is way too dim. You can't use this projector unless your room is really small and pitch dark. Two, you can't possibly get the whole screen focused. If you need to use this projector for text, forget it.
Awesome products.... if it worked! Never focused...
Diego "diego_villaveces", Amazon
9 July 2010
Summary: Loved the Optoma's size and functionality. I was so excited! The only problem? The only way to focus was to have it about 1 meter from the wall, projecting an image that was about the size of my Macbook 13" laptop. Not good!
Summary: 1. VGA output from connection to portable laptop: Adequate due to focusing problems, i.e. unfocused image across the breadth of the projection which comes from a distance of approximately 12' in this case. Furthermore, focusing the image adequately with the focusing wheel is somewhat difficult.