43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Awesome for what it is.,
This review is from: Microvision SHOWWX+ HDMI Laser Pico Projector (AA0123600-020) (Office Product)
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My review is based on the product and not on a comparison to other more powerful projectors. I will add a little about that in the end of the review.
I really like this little projector. When I received it, I connected it to everything I had with a picture output including my iphone, blu ray disc player (I needed an HDMI to micro HDMI adapter that I found here on Amazon.com for this to work), computer, and camcorder. My movie choice for picture quality was the "5th Element." I tried it projected onto a wall from 4 feet away and onto a 120" projector screen in my livingroom from 13 feet away. At 4 feet, the colors are bright and the picture is good with the lights out in the room only leaving ambient light. At 13 feet, it needed to be real dark and the colors seemed a little washed out but the picture was smooth. The battery lasted about 90 minutes and then it needed to be plugged in (when plugged in and on, it doesn't charge the battery but allows you to use it). After 2 hours of continuous use, it does overheat.
Since I travel a lot it packs well and I have movies I like anytime.
So, its not fair to do this comparison because it is like comparing apples to elephants but I do want to compare this little portable unit to the more powerful home use projectors.
First, color wise and brightness wise, the microvision product falls short when it is compared to a lower end home projector. Where it shines is that it is lower in cost and doesn't have the anoying loud cooling fan running constantly. And that is it. It truely is a great little projector.
UPDATE: I noticed that my projector started having some color issues especially when a bright scene would happen so I contacted the MicroVision and they walked me through the process of returning it. Not only did they process the return, but when I gave them the tracking number for the unit going back, they released my replacement to ship to me. None of the waiting for them to receive it and then process the receipt, then process the replacement order then ship. I shipped it today and they did too. I can't remember the last time I received customer service that really was customer service and not customer hassle. Like I said before, I really like this little projector and I would purchase another one in a minute, especially knowing they really stand behind their product. Still a 5 star product.