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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even better than expected!
Purchased this when no reviews were available on Amazon or the wider web so took a bit of a risk. I had an old optoma which claimed 3000 lumens, so I was a little concerned this unit wouldn't be bright. In fact, It's amazing.

Things I love:

* Tiny, literally, it's a true micro projector. Fits in palm of hand.
* Very bright, widescreen display,...
Published 14 months ago by n8vision

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great LED projector, but no WiFi Dongle included
BEWARE: Optoma is shipping the ML1000P without the "included" WiFi Dongle to provide the wireless presentation feature. I ordered 2 of these and the dongle was missing in both. If one isn't included you may need to call their tech support and order one if this is important to you. The brightness is decent for LED and the auto-keystone/rotate & rear-protection features...
Published 9 months ago by Matt B.


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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even better than expected!, July 10, 2013
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This review is from: Optoma ML550 WXGA 500 Lumen 3D Ready Portable DLP LED Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port (Office Product)
Purchased this when no reviews were available on Amazon or the wider web so took a bit of a risk. I had an old optoma which claimed 3000 lumens, so I was a little concerned this unit wouldn't be bright. In fact, It's amazing.

Things I love:

* Tiny, literally, it's a true micro projector. Fits in palm of hand.
* Very bright, widescreen display, even at 4m in a light room. Incredible given size of projector.
* Easy setup and remote for keystone etc.
* High quality color and great constrast ratio

Things I don't love:

* It has a couple of small fans which create a high pitched sound all the time, to varying levels (depending on screen mode). During quieter parts in movies or TV it's noticeable.

Overall, this projector creates an incredible display from a tiny package and I'd highly recommend it to anyone in a smaller room or who travels a lot.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best and Brightest in the market, January 11, 2014
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The Optoma ML750 700 lumen 3D portable LED projector is an amazing piece of technology. The first impression out of the box is how small it is and how light it is. The projector comes with a very nice travel zip-up bag with the Optoma logo on it, a small power supply that comes apart at the power box so it is a total of 2 cords. A universal in to VGA out with an audio in. Even if you don't use this to connect to a computer you can plug in universal and bring audio in. The last thing is a very nice controller which has all the functions that you can use on the machine. I also bought a Sunpak SPK620786 5-Inch Flex Leg Mini-Spider Tripod which fits it perfect and works very well to hold it up and change angles.

I connected via Macbook Pro retina through the HDMI port on the back. I changed input to HDMI and it matched my screen within 5 seconds. I first used it in my office which is very bright and I projected from about 10 ft back and I had an amazing, bright beautiful picture of my computer screen which is a stock Apple image with vibrant colors. I was amazed at how bright it is and how good the picture is. I then played a video from netflix to test the sound and the speakers are ok for a small group of people but not good enough for a good action movie in your house. I would just use the audio from your input device or from the universal cord with audio in. The keystone correction works very well but usually you don't need it, keystone is always a salesman pitch but when its on your wall you don't really care that it is a little bigger on the top than the bottom, trust me.

I looked for about 2 weeks for which projector I wanted. I am using this for office presentations in a large well lit conference room, home movies and demonstrations at different stores that we have in our company. The other projectors I looked at are the Optoma ML550, Qumi Q5, Aaxa P300, Aaxa LED showtime, Dell M110 and a couple of the brookstone models. The Qumi Q5, ML550 and the Dell M110 were the only ones that were kind of close to this in the way of picture quality and brightness. The ML550 is the same thing just 200 less lumens, the Dell M110 is very close in size where the Q5 is a little larger and more rectangle shaped. After looking at these and testing them the ML750 was the best in brightness and quality of picture.

This is one of the only projectors in this market that you can project a large picture in a room with bright lights and still have really good quality and brightness. I projected a powerpoint in our conference room with the 20 plus lights we have and I could read even the smallest print well. I tested this next to a standard light projector that was 2,500 lumen in our conference room and this has a better picture and looked brighter! That's the power of LED.

Overall this is in my opinion the best "pico" projector on the marker for its size, connections, and quality of display. You can't fit it in your pocket but it comes pretty close to. I would not waste my time with the smaller below 300 lumens on the market, you just don't get a bright enough picture. I have not tested the 3D but will test and amend this when I do.

I would recommend this to anyone who is in the market for a small, LED projector that looks amazing.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waaaay better than expected, January 10, 2014
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I was originally looking at a pocket projector when I saw them at brookstone under their own name. The ones they had worked reasonably well up to 60" in a very dark area. I did a little more research and found they just came out with a newer model that is 300lumens, and saw it up close, and it works much better, then I did a little internet research and found there are a LOT of choices in the 300-400 lumen range. Then I found this optoma projector, and saw it was available in 500 and 700 lumens which is unheard of for a pocket projector. Unsure of what I really needed, I decided to play it safe and order the 700 lumen model. Picture quality is amazing, projects 50-60" in a brightly lit room, and 100-120" in a dark room, HD quality picture. Also has a built in media player where you can throw a bunch of DivX movies on a microSD card and it will play them completely standalone without a PC. Colors are very rich, and despite other reviews, in "cinema mode" colors are pretty accurate. I probably could have gotten away with the 500lumen version, but I am VERY happy with this projector. I also run this from a portable lithium battery pack, and can watch full length movies on a battery charge.

Update: I also got an ML1000p and have compared these projectors side by side in terms of physical size (I made a neat video to show how similar in size they REALLY are) and picture quality. Aside from a slight increase in brightness over the ML750, the ML1000p has MUCH better looking colors. There is also no major shift in focus on the ML1000p as the projector warms up that is noticeable on the ML750. The touchpad on the ML1000p is gesture based and can be a little annoying when compared with the conventional buttons on the ML750.

Given the ready to run size similarity between these units and the better performance of the ML1000p, if you are deciding between the ML750 and ML1000p or the ML550/ML750, buy the ML1000p. If you are looking for lower cost, go with the ML550.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!, October 10, 2013
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This review is from: Optoma ML550 WXGA 500 Lumen 3D Ready Portable DLP LED Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port (Office Product)
My second optoma projector already owned a pt105. This one blows that out of tbe water.

PROS
1. Small and lightweight
2. Bright crisp picture
3. Easy to operate menu
4. Ability to hang and display upside down and rotate picture.
5. 1/4 x 20 connector on bottom to mount on celing.

Cons
1. Remote super small will eventually lose.

At 12 1/2 feet back I get a 110 inch screen very clear.
In broad daylight easy to see picture.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice tiny projector, August 26, 2013
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R Chaikin (Pound Ridge, NY) - See all my reviews
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Very bright. Very small and light (easy to carry in my laptop bag). Very clear. Everyone who sees it and what it projects is amazed. I haven't noticed any unusual noise from the fan or anything. The colors are just what they should be, and the multiple screen resolution options are great. So far I've used the standard laptop connector to my Windows laptop and the HDMI connection to my iPad (with the digital connector from Apple), and both worked as expected. I only wish the focus was a little easier to get right across the entire image, that there was a way to manually switch the source on the projector itself (maybe there is, but I haven't found it and have to use the remote that came with it), and that there was a little adjustable leg to angle it up towards the screen (it just sits flat on the table or a pile of books, sadly no leg to angle it). But overall, I do really like it and recommend it. 4.5 stars, but since that isn't an option, I'll round it up to 5 stars because it does work well.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performance w/ a few minor mechanical issues., February 22, 2014
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Although this particular projector is pitched as a mobile presentation unit, I purchased it for my home theater, as it is one of the more affordable LED projectors.

PRO

Despite being advertised with a maximum projection distance just under 10' I have mine at about 12', and the result is still a crystal clear picture that I would estimate at between 110" and 120".

Do not need to access a menu to adjust the volume, or to change input from HDMI to VGA (this was an issue with my last projector).

Fan noise is virtually non-existent and has not had an overheat yet.

Automatic Keystone adjustment has worked flawlessly.

CON

(keep in mind that this projector was not actually designed for my application, and some of these were expected)

Remote in absolutely tiny, you will want to purchase a universal remote that can learn buttons if you intend to use this for a home theater.

Sound is very weak, you will want to use some sort of sound system (projector has a 3.5mm out).

(the following may be specific to my unit, or may be common problems)

The ceiling mount bolt holes are very soft and stripped out almost immediately, as a result I had to build a slanted shelf hanging from my ceiling instead of mounting the projector upside down (as intended).

The focus wheel on the side of the unit has limited resistance, meaning that my sub-woofer sometimes vibrates the projector out of focus

CONCLUSION

I would absolutely recommend this project at or below $800 (the price point at which Amazon has been selling it), for use as either a home theater or mobile presentation unit.

I would NOT recommend it for home theater use at the list price of nearly $1500, if you are going to spend that you can get a projector that is better designed for that application.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First looks, first projector, July 15, 2013
This review is from: Optoma ML550 WXGA 500 Lumen 3D Ready Portable DLP LED Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port (Office Product)
Optoma ML550, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile Projector

We purchased this from a brick-and-mortar shop (Beach Camera) that sells online, as we were in the neighborhood and impatient. I'll be using it for small business meetings, when I don't want 4-6 folks hovering over my shoulder to see a small laptop screen. Once we're spending the money, we wanted one that we could also use it at home for other purposes. I did extensive research over a few days, ultimately settling in at projectionCentral.com for self-educating.

The ML550 won out, even with a lack of reviews other than 1 at Amazon. I'll be back with an update once I've used it onsite (beyond initial impressions)

PROS:
- wide range of image sizes (17-100); most others started at 30, and I may find myself in very small rooms
- 1.7x zoom; this is the only projector of its size that had zoom (based on our research)
- the tiny tiny size, and the low low weight
- easy to switch aspect ratio setting via the remote
- easy to switch mode (PC, Cinema, Bright) via the remote
- easy to mute/hide the display, via the remote

CONS
- the zoom needs a dedicated button on the remote; as it is, we have to navigate thru the menu tree to get there and will probably use the keyboard control from my laptop instead

NOTES:
- it does have a standard 1/4-20 connection at the bottom, which is not mentioned anywhere
- as of today, the manual is not available at optomausa.com; we were fine getting up and running without it
- great little case for the projector + cables
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great machine for outdoor teen movie night!, July 14, 2014
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D. Houghton (Central Cali Coast) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Optoma ML550 WXGA 500 Lumen 3D Ready Portable DLP LED Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port (Office Product)
This is a great device and lives up to the great reviews. I spent a bunch of time looking for a low-cost, reasonable-quality digital projector to use outdoors for our teens to have movie night, projecting against the side of the garage. Everything under $200, my first price point, looked questionable (descriptions poorly translated from Chinese, low lumen output, must use SD cards or VGA for input, etc). Projectors in the $200-350 range use filament lamps which are expensive to replace. This looked like the best bet for an LED driver, HDMI input, and good lumens. It's not full 1080p (or 3D) but that will send you into the $600+ price bracket so if that's where you're heading go for it.

This thing truly fits in your palm, which makes it easy to set up for temporary outdoor use. There is a tripod-style female threaded socket that accepts 1/4" machine bolts, so I plan to mount it upside down under a wood shelf where it will be protected from getting knocked over or having a drink spilled on it. The menu system is reasonably easy to navigate and you can flip or mirror the image. Keystone correction works perfectly so you can dial in the aspect and make a nice square picture. Image is sharp and bright. Colors look true. The box feels solid and well-built. The focus lever is old-school (manual) but works fine.

I got the projector wired up in the middle of the day and tried it outdoors. Couldn't see anything, but it was broad daylight. If you need to do outdoor projection in the daytime, this won't handle it. However, as night fell we tried again and the image got progressively stronger. Well before full dark the picture looked great, and in full dark it was pretty awesome. And this is projecting against tan-colored stucco, no screen at all. Our setup puts the projector lens 12'-3" from the center of the "screen" and the overall image is 96" across. With a proper screen it would be top-notch, although tonight we decided that we probably don't even need to get a screen, or do much of anything. My wife read in Houzz about a paint that you can use for this purpose, and you can paint a border or even red velvet curtains along the sides, so we might go for that. But really, it's ready for a teen movie night right now!

The only negatives: can't zoom the image (have to move the projector), limited up-down adjustment (there is a tiny little foot screw adjustment, but you may end up propping something under the front or back of the box to get it pointed correctly), sound is not great (but there are many cures for that, with audio from your media source to speakers, etc). It would be cool if this thing was wireless streaming (and in a year they'll probably have that). The fan makes a little noise but not bad, and I was OK sitting with my ears only a foot or so away from the projector. The box does get a bit warm; I was hoping it would run cool with the LED source but not quite. The carry case is nice. This would also make a nice business-style presentation machine. For our home purposes, I'm planning to use a Toshiba wireless compact Blu-Ray player that can play DVDs or BDs from our collection, or stream from Netflix, etc.

We've only run this for one night but I'm impressed so wanted to get this review out. If anything changes I'll come back to amend.

Thumbs up, enjoy!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great LED projector, but no WiFi Dongle included, November 26, 2013
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BEWARE: Optoma is shipping the ML1000P without the "included" WiFi Dongle to provide the wireless presentation feature. I ordered 2 of these and the dongle was missing in both. If one isn't included you may need to call their tech support and order one if this is important to you. The brightness is decent for LED and the auto-keystone/rotate & rear-protection features are nice. The touchpad to the interface is a great idea.

If you need a portable projector, this is a solid option. Took away 1 star for the USB WiFi Dongle not being included.

UPDATE 12/5/2013:

There appears to be a very annoying issue with WARM-UP FOCUS whereby the unit can't seem to maintain a consistent focus from the last time it was used. In other words, you may find yourself constantly adjusting its manual focus. In researching this issue, other ML models have exhibited this issue. If this will be permanently mounted, this will likely be bothersome. If you're using this occasionally and don't mind re-focusing the projector when it begins to get warmer, then you might be OK. Dropped an additional star rating for this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Led projector, February 28, 2014
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I Love this projector, i recomennd for everything movies play games
no it's full HD but the cuality of image it very good.
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