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Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD 720p HD 3LCD Portable Digital Dock Projector and Speaker Combo for iPod, iPhone and iPad

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  • Built-in dock for Apple devices with two stereo speakers
  • Project digital content from Apple devices
  • Project HD images up to 12X size of a 40-inch screen
  • Connects to smartphones, PCs and more
  • Ultra Bright Images - up to 2800 lumens
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Product Description

Product Description

Get ready to super-size your digital lifestyle with the MegaPlex MG-850HD portable digital dock projector and speaker combo. This revolutionary product reinvents how you share presentations slideshows high-def movies audio and more. The easy-to-use MegaPlex MG-850HD eliminates the confinement of small screens and lets you share multimedia content from your digital device from the boardroom to the media room. Place your Apple device in the built-in dock. Or connect your smartphone tablet gaming console PC and more1. Remarkable resolution and bright output (2800 lumens of color and white light output1) ensure vivid content even when its enlarged to a 100-inch image. Add in the built-in stereo speakers and portable design and MegaPlex MG-850HD is sure to transform how you collaborate and interact whether at work or at home. Simply connect project and play.

From the Manufacturer

Easy HD Entertainment, Anywhere

Delivering 2800 lumens of color brightness (color light output) and 2800 lumens of white brightness, the MegaPlex 850HD Easy Home Theater 3LCD Projector uses 3LCD, 3-chip technology for brilliant images with true-to-life color. Ultra bright, HD performance lets you project vibrant, colorful images for big-screen movie nights, pool parties, camp outs and more. Share your favorite content anywhere in ways you never imagined. The MegaPlex 850HD super sizes HD movies, games, TV shows, sporting events, family slide shows and more. Connect your Apple or Android smartphone, tablet, gaming console, PC or other device. Or, place your Apple device in the built-in dock. Just connect and project — on a sheet, a wall, the garage door or a big screen — wherever. MegaPlex even features built-in stereo speakers for lifelike sound. Use your device’s touchscreen or the projector remote control to easily access various functions. From your living room to your backyard block party, now it’s easier than ever to take fun home entertainment anywhere.

One measurement of brightness is not enough — look for both high color brightness and high white brightness. The MegaPlex 850HD has:

  • Color Brightness – 2800 lumens (color light output)
  • White Brightness – 2800 lumens (white light output)
  • Ultra bright, HD performance — HD, 720 p resolution to display large images from your digital devices in crystal-clear detail and brilliant color
  • Take it anywhere — lightweight; easy setup; includes HDMI, USB Plug ‘n Play and a built-in dock for Apple devices to instantly project audio and video

Amazing color brightness for brilliant image quality

With today’s high-definition content, you want your movies to appear with show-stopping quality in both darkened home theaters and brighter environments. One brightness measurement (lumens) is not enough. Look for both high color brightness and high white brightness to have a truly impressive image.

High color brightness also enables an even better image for larger screen sizes and for a larger variety of screen materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. If not provided, be sure to ask for a projector’s color brightness specification. Get consistent, true-to-life color with Epson projectors, whether you’re watching movies, playing video games, or watching a family slideshow.

3Chip and 3LCD

Advanced 3LCD technology

  • Up to three times brighter colors
  • All 3LCD projectors have 3 chips
  • 25% lower power consumption for lower energy costs
  • 20 years of road-tested reliability
  • A projector for every situation

    Epson offers a wide range of high-quality projectors to meet almost any need. Built with image quality and reliability in mind, Epson projectors enhance communication and inspire collaboration, while offering a low total cost of ownership. From ultraportable projectors designed for educational settings to boardroom-ready business projectors, Epson has a model that’s perfect for you.

    25x Larger

    Super-size your HD movies, games and more

    Brilliant, awe-inspiring projection lets you display HD content from virtually any digital device with stunning clarity and color, up to 300-inches, the equivalent of twenty-five 60-inch images. Project larger-than-life movies, games and more on your garage door, the kids’ bedroom wall, or a screen. The possibilities are endless.

    Versatile connection

    Versatile connectivity

    Plug in your smartphone, PC, gaming console or other digital device and share your favorite content. Use your Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Playstation, PC, Mac, TV receiver, DVD player, Android, smartphone and more (cables not included). Or, use the built-in dock to play content from your iPhone, iPad or iPod for instant home entertainment, anywhere.

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    HDMI input for high-quality, high-definition video

    • Get both audio and brilliant HD video content with just one cable
    • Compatible with the latest laptops, Blu-ray and media players

    Content at your fingertips

    Whether you use the projector remote control, the control pad of your digital device, or the touchscreen on your docked Apple device, the MegaPlex 850HD makes it easy to instantly share your movies, games and more.

    Music Notes

    Built-in, big sound from a go-anywhere projector

    The MegaPlex 850HD’s two built-in 10 W stereo speakers deliver lifelike sound for your music, movies and games. Enjoy karaoke nights, audio files and more (includes mic input).

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    USB Image

    Easy USB Plug ‘n Play instant setup

    Epson’s innovative USB connectivity enables instant setup for both audio and video right from your computer. Forget about complicated computer key sequences and controls. Just plug in a standard USB cable and let the show begin.

    PC Free Image

    PC-free slideshows

    • Just plug your USB memory device into the USB port and you are ready to display your favorite photos from your drive
    • Compatible with the following file formats: JPG/BMP/GIF/PNG/FSE/SIT
    • Create a slideshow using files on the USB drive

    Key Features

    • Color Brightness – 2800 lumens
    • White Brightness – 2800 lumens
    • Delivers high-definition content — HD, 720 p resolution to display large images with amazing clarity and detail
    • Super-size content from entertainment devices — easily enlarge movies, games and more (up to 25 x a 60" TV screen)
    • Maximum flexibility — works with virtually any device; includes HDMI plus other audio/video connections
    • Built-in dock for instant home entertainment — perfect for your Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad; also charges devices while docked
    • Lifelike sound — two built-in 10 W stereo speakers; includes mic input; perfect for karaoke nights
    • Lightweight, go-anywhere design — integrated handle makes it easy to take camping, on vacation, to the living room, basement or even your backyard (electrical outlet required)
    • Share your favorite music — can be used as a speaker dock without displaying video
    • USB Plug ‘n Play instant setup — instantly projects audio and video from a PC or Mac via a USB connection
    • PC-free slide shows — plug your USB memory device into the USB port and let the show begin
    • Dimensions (W x D x H) — Including feet: 13.4" x 11.5" x 5.1", Excluding feet: 13.4" x 11.5" x 4.6" and Weight 8.6 lb
    • Recyclable product
    • Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay Transport Partner

    What's in the Box

    • MegaPlex MG-850HD Projector
    • Power cord
    • Remote control and AA batteries
    • CD ROM with user guides
    • iPad docking bracket

    Accessories

    • Genuine Epson lamp (V13H010L67)
    • Replacement air filter set (V13H134A37)
    • Remote control (1556256)

    Product Information

    Product Dimensions 13.4 x 11.5 x 4.6 inches
    Item Weight 8.6 pounds
    Shipping Weight 12.5 pounds
    Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    ASIN B005SN3I4O
    Item model number V11H444020
    Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
    Customer Reviews
    4.3 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

    4.3 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #1,404 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Projectors > Video Projectors
    #5,662 in Electronics > Office Electronics > Video Projectors & Accessories
    #21,766 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
    Date first available at Amazon.com October 5, 2011

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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    I've spent that last couple hours playing with the projector and am impressed. I wanted a projector for photo club presentations that would give us a better color accuracy than our aging unit. This does. The auto color setting is quite good, if a bit strong on yellow. By running a color calibrator (ColorMunki Photo - Monitor, Printer & Projector Profiler), I was able to get very nice color accuracy. Obviously, a projector won't have the gamut (color range) of a good monitor, but this MegaPlex MG-850 is a huge improvement and more than good enough for our needs.

    There are a couple bonuses that come with the projector. One is built in speakers that are actually loud enough to be heard in a meeting room. The amplifier in the unit will over-drive the speakers so you'll need to balance volume and clarity, but within a reasonable range it does pretty well, for meeting use. I'd say it's the equivalent of a $40-50 set of external computer audio monitors. For home theater use, you will probably want to connect it to a higher quality system.

    Connectivity is the other special feature. I plugged in my iPod Touch and ran a photo slideshow with music. It just worked. There's a slide-out tray that has an iPod/iPad/iPhone jack. The tray easily holds my wife's iPad with no strain.

    Next, I connected my laptop with a USB cable. Again, it just worked. I then tried it from a HDMI cable, then a RGB cable. All worked off my MacBook. No problem with Apple products that I can see. It also supports composite cables, which I used from our DVD player. There are the expected audio out ports too. It will also show photos or video off a USB thumb drive.
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    The Epson MegaPlex is the first projector I have owned. I have used several at the office for work and was always disappointed with the results. I wish my office would update its equipment with one of these.

    The MegaPlex is very easy to set up. I didn't have to refer to the documentation. I just plugged it into my Asus Transformer (tablet) and it immediately worked. The first thing I did was view some of my favorite Youtube videos to get a feel for the basics of this machine. The videos looked nice projected onto my white wall despite the poor picture quality of most Youtube videos.

    Next, I ran a slide show of my pictures. I had to adjust the brightness a little since some of my pictures were dark. Adjusting the brightness fixed the issue and my pictures looked great. Again, it was fun to see my pictures up on such a huge screen. I can't wait to show off my next vacation pictures this way.

    The MegaPlex seems to work with a variety of electronics that have HDMI outputs. I don't have an iThing of any sort, so I wasn't able to test that function. However, my Asus Transformer was able to output 720p with the MegaPlex and the picture looked nice. When I plugged my Asus into the MegaPlex, the MegaPlex took over the sound. The MegaPlex has decent speakers for a projector. The speaker is on the back of the MegaPlex, so you probably won't want to use it as your main speaker if you connect this to a TV and watch movies, but it works well for Youtube videos and such.

    The controls on the unit make it easy to size the image to your liking. You can make the image large or small depending on the amount of viewing space you have available. For now, I have been using my wall and making the image as large as possible.
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    I was excited to get this projector and test it out by itself, but also in comparison to my older BenQ PB8230 ceiling mounted projector. Epson is a well known projector brand name (and printers too) with a reputation for good quality projector products. There are a couple of easily found reviews that I found on the web, including a PC editor's choice designation. I've had the projector roughly two months now.

    The Box and Build quality:
    The projector came packed well in styrofoam and a neat cardboard liftout handle. Extras came in a sealed cardboard box. The projector itself is all plastic with a side carrying handle that snaps shut when not needed. The sliding lens cap is built into the projector. The unit is "portable" and light with a convenient carry handle but you would need a pretty large and padded backpack to carry this thing around in a bag. My only complaint with the build quality is that they use a pliable plastic mesh over the speakers. It would have been better to use a metal grill for durability and true protection of the speakers, but it's a minor point. The remote is slim and has nice illuminated buttons.

    The connections:
    Well, first off, if you have Apple products, you're going to love this projector with it's easy to use rear pop out port. Apple stuff fits easily, and the projector comes with a tape on stand to help stabilize iPads. Obviously, if you're going to use Apple products, this thing cannot be mounted upside down like home theater projectors are mounted or else your Apple device might enjoy a nice trip from the ceiling to the floor. From the specs, you can read what connections are available. Standing out is the option to use a USB port (type A and B are both accepted).
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