Summary: Personal Experience Very light portable LED projector and good looking. Instant turn on/off without worry about lamp damage. Could be mounted on tripod. Unfortunately its menu is unintuitive and looks like from MS DOS era. Diamond shape pixels make plain text blurred so it's unsuitable for using as PC screen. I used it as a cheap home theater projector. 500 lumens is sufficient to watch movies at 130' size on wall in total darkness.
A tiny, no compromise projector that performs like the big boys!
4 June 2012
Summary: I've been looking for a compact, travel projector that renders color and B&W photographs accurately and the PLED-W500 fits the bill. It renders an image on par with my much larger Epson projector with a surprisingly bright image (in small group venues) for such a tiny package. It has adequate color, contrast and brightness controls but unfortunately lacks a zoom lens which is a minor issue. Periodic offers from Tiger Direct made this projector a decent deal.
Summary: Loved the projector,Gives excellent picture quality.Good thing about it is built in speakers.Only bad thing about it was,the first unit quit working after one week of use.I had to send it back,but second one is working perfect,without any problem.
Very happy with it. Great for movies and video games.
7 April 2012
Summary: This little projector is great. I bought it because I wanted a big screen without a bulky, ugly and tacky 80 inch tv in my apartment. Pros: -small unit. Got rid of my ugly, bulky, and tacky TV set. -95 inches for $399 (new). -HD picture -I will never have to replace the bulb, unlike standard projectors -fan is not noisy . In comparison, my old xbox360 (the first models) is much much noisier. I want to be clear about that: fan noise on this projector is NOT an issue.
Summary: There are long reviews for this on the net. A reasonable person who buys this for less than $500 on sale, can't do any better. I looked for weeks and now you don't have to. If the physical light increases ten times, you see it twice as bright. This is to say you don't see a large difference between 500 (this one) and 2500 (regular projector) lumens, I own both. Compact, vivid colors, relatively quiet, long life, many connections.