Reviews and Problems with Philips PicoPix PPX-2055
Showing 1-10 of 163
Super light weight ! good resolution !
18 August 2014
Excerpt: This projector is amazingly small… not even the size of the palm of my hand. If you occasionally need to make PowerPoint presentations for work or like to show slides of family photos at family reunions, this projector will work great when connected to your laptop. Don't expect the power of a full sized projector, but if you can darken the room and have an audience of 5/6, it can be a useful and convenient option for you.Connect it to your lap top, run the software, and...
Summary: I am amazed at how small this little guy is! It is only about the size of the palm of my hand. I thought for sure it needed to be larger, but nope. Setup was a breeze--just install software, plug the projector in (needs 2 usb plugs for power), run the software, and you are good to go. This is perfect for presentations for a business person on the go.
Summary: If you occasionally need to make PowerPoint presentations for work or like to show slides of family photos at family reunions, this projector will work great when connected to your laptop. It connects with one cable. One end features the connection to the projector while the other features to USB connectors to plug-in to your laptop. It does not have built-in speakers.
Somewhat difficult to set up but still a very handy unit
Timothy B. Riley, Amazon
27 September 2013
Summary: I have used many portable projectors over the last 15 years, including some huge beasts that cost over $10,000 and could be used on a screen big enough to see from the back of a good sized auditorium. Most of the time I travel with what I thought was a "compact" Dell projector. It is about the size of a two-slice toaster (although thinner) and weighs about 5 lbs. It is acceptable for most conference room use.
Summary: If you're used to a point, plug and shoot type of projector, walk away. This one requires work. Software downloads. And, at time, patience. It is cute as a button though. I took it out of the box and it's adorable. You have to plug it in, find it as a hard drive, then get the software. If you're lucky, everything will go smoothly. That's IF. I did fine with a Windows 7 HP machine. Not so with a Windows 8 Dell.
Summary: UPDATE 10-19-2013 I just updated my laptop to Windows 8.1 and the software keep crashing! It did not do this before. I hope they come out with a fix for this very soon...... I have had a few projectors over the years and currently have a decent Epson for home use (backyard movie night etc) but wanted a portable one to use for sales presentations. I was lucky enough to get this off the vine program and am thrilled with it.
Great in theory, but maybe not for all mac users!!
niru yogaratnam, Amazon
20 November 2014
Summary: Great but maybe not for all mac users. I tried this out on all of my different computers (all apple macs) and it only worked on one this was because it was a later version of software I emailed Phillips support team on this matter, this was their response: The Pico Pix Viewer 2 that we have for MAC is compatible for 10.7,10.8 and 10.9. PPX2055 is not supported on Mac OS 10.10 and there will be no further development.
Summary: Mac users DO NOT BUY! It's not compatible! I picked it up couple of hours ago, liked the look and feel of it. But after installed the driver (I tried 2 versions), whenever I plug it in it crashed my Mac completely. I use a Macbook Pro running on OS Yosemite version 10.10. After some research, I found out that many other Mac users had the same problem, so I stopped trying and now I'm sending it back.
Summary: When this arrived I thought how can something so small give me a good picture? But this has a wide viewing angle and projects sufficiently for my PowerPoint presentation to be read. And At approx 3 inches by 2 inches its extremely portable.