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Old 12-04-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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My wife saw this and thinks it would be good to buy for our WII. She wants to use it in our basement.

http://www.sharperimage.com/Electron...ideo+Games.axd

I am not impressed but the idea is interesting. Any ideas for a better quality projector that is say under $300? Since it is for a WII, 720P is not necessary but would be nice.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:36 AM   #2
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Well, since it's only for a Wii, I guess it's a pretty sweet deal for $100
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:03 AM   #3
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If you can spend an extra $700 the panasonic ax 200 has a gaming setting.The price is $999 at projector people.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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I bought an Epson Movie-Mate projector for 500 and change. It'll do 720p and has a great picture. I actually used it out in our backyard and projected it onto an inflatable screen(12' Diag) and it looked fantastic. I got mine at HH Gregg, but you can also find em at Sams Club and Best Buy.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:58 PM   #5
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It will be okay with a 50-60 inch (4:3) screen in a light controlled room, and a $100 for a projector is a bargain not matter how crappy they are, but I don't know why don't many home theater users don't take front projection very seriously, of course the best projectors are alot more than a shiny penny, but just from the immersion factor of the screen size, and the better (or decent) models should outperform most conventional flat panels in terms of color accuracy, blacks, grayscale tracking, you name it, and they don't cost so much compared to flat panels, many are actually cheaper. One of the most controversial areas with projectors for home theater use (particularly the cheaper ones) is contrast (It's not really brightness actually), higher priced projectors ($5000 -$10000, even more), tend to have comparable performance to better flat panels (that are much cheaper), but I rather pay that much just for the bigger size than pay $1000-$2000 for a plasma or LCD plasma.
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Personally I would not waste my money. A 60w bulb will only be good for about a 40" picture in a pitch black room, hell most TV's are bigger than that now. You would be better of looking for a used infocus 4805 (480p) or a used 720p projector. It may cost you 200-300 but would be well worth it. For me if you can't get a good picture at least 80" or more why bother.

Like this one http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-PT-AE9...item4a9d4d57a7

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Picture quality is not great as expected. Projecting onto a white sheet right now. Any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive but decent screen to help the picture quality? Don't need a huge screen(50-60 inch as Trogdor2010 suggested).
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Picture quality is not great as expected. Projecting onto a white sheet right now. Any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive but decent screen to help the picture quality? Don't need a huge screen(50-60 inch as Trogdor2010 suggested).
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There's a better option at Costco, for $70. A small projector like that, for games. Check it out.
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like victorvondoom88 said, don't bother with this kind of junk, you'd be MUCH better off buying a good used 720p projector off ebay or craigslist...
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:22 PM   #11
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for 100 bucks, might wanna give it a shot...but when the bulb goes out, i bet itll be cheaper to buy a new projector..
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:23 PM   #12
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just read the link. Its marketed at kids big time. Its probably like the eyeclops
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:26 PM   #13
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I got this for $300. Nothing close to a 1000-lumen projector, but this one is LED powered (no lamp replacements!) and pumps out 66 lumens on battery power. aaxa m1 micro projector.
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Hey JCoffman,

Would you say the AAXA M1 is better or is the M2 better? How come you picked the M1 over the M2? TIA
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Oh, opps, I just realized this thread is over 1 yr old, not 1 month old..lol. Uhm...that being the case, has anyone seen this unit in action?

http://www.aaxatech.com/products/m2_micro_projector.htm

Also, are there any other brands that comes close to price and performance? I know there's the Optoma PK301, but that's pricier at 50lumens? I only know Optoma since they're one of the bigger brands.
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