Maplin LED Mini Video Projector (NO LAMPS TO REPLACE!!!!) - From £119.99 delivered - HotUKDeals
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Can't warrant the quality of this mini video projector.... £119.99 is B-Grade, delivered. Add £30 for new.

Product Features

Display your DVDs, satellite, games consoles or any other video source on your wall
Ideal for bedrooms, small office presentations and the lounge
Get a screen size of up to 21-inch at a distance of 1 metre
Manual focus to get the best picture at different distances
LED operation - no bulbs to replace no on-going replacement costs
Over 50,000 hours of use from the LEDs
Built in stereo speakers
Very small and ultra-portable
Lower power, high light output
Eco-friendly - only consumes 18W of power when in use
Includes dust cover to prolong picture quality
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#1
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/full/A65HZ.jpg
#2
Whats the quality like?
#4
Looks like cheap tat to be honest. Buy a 20" TFT for the same price, job done.
#5
Qualitywise, I have no clue how they perform... Would hope someone here has tried them before
#6
According to the manufacturers....


Key Specifications/Special Features:
[LIST]
[*]Portable DVD player
[*]Life of LED is 50,000 hours, no extra future cost to change lamp more than 10 years
[*]Easy to carry: small size (18 x 11 x 5.5cm) and lightweight (1kg)
[*]Easy to operate: power plug + AV connector + focus adjustment + sound volume
[*]Even kids and grandma can operate it
[*]Entertain yourself anywhere: watch movie, play game, (projection on the wall or ceiling directly)
[*]21-inch at 1 meter distance, 40-inch at 2 meters, 53-inch at 3 meters and up to 80 inches
[*]Users can enlarge their small TV screen from this projector right away
[*]User can lie down on the bed to watch movie on ceiling
[*]CD story in bed time for kids
[*]It will become bedside theater in bed time
[*]Most students in dorm don't have TV set
[*]With wall or ceiling, students can watch movie easily
[*]User doesn't need to heat the projector at first and cool projector with fan in the end which are a must for general projectors
[*]Low/no noise
[*]Student can carry it to visit classmates in dorm to have fun together[/LIST]
#7
If it uses 18Ws of power its going to be really dim surely.
#8
"Student can carry it to visit classmates in dorm to have fun together"

Ha!:p
#9
cheapskate58;3206354
"Student can carry it to visit classmates in dorm to have fun together"

Ha!:p


Im sure they would...but this projector is unlikely to be invloved in their 'fun'!
#10
Minstadave;3206250
If it uses 18Ws of power its going to be really dim surely.


It will be better than you imagine. It is worth noting that 'normal' LED lights use 2w each (and they are pretty bright).
#11
You will see other manufacturers switching to LED very soon.
#13
The one I saw on the Gadget show looked impressive!
See it HERE
#14


And that's 18w... http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12808.. Seriously, I don't think we're comparing apples to apples here
#15
siliconbits;3206492
And that's 18w... http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12808.. Seriously, I don't think we're comparing apples to apples here


Good point.
#16
ok please excuse me for being blonde , but can this display tv as im looking for a compact solution for the kids room.
also where is the one shown on the gadget show available from ?
#17
Personally I avoid Maplin these days, been bitten more than once by them and as far as I'm concerned they do sell a awful lot of cheap poop - you do get what you pay for with projectors and I'd be very surprised if this is any good - still, if anyone wants to take the plunge and tell us what it's like, that would be interesting to read
#19
katya1971;3206893
ok please excuse me for being blonde , but can this display tv as im looking for a compact solution for the kids room.
also where is the one shown on the gadget show available from ?

If it was on the gadget show, I'd be shocked if it was a cheap solution
#20
Dave
If it was on the gadget show, I'd be shocked if it was a cheap solution


See my post earlier. It has an RRP of £300
#21


Looks very nice, but it's c£500.
#22
mith;3207628
See my post earlier. It has an RRP of £300

Sorry, missed that - that's not bad (depending on specs)
#23
Dave;3208893
Sorry, missed that - that's not bad (depending on specs)


sorry missed that , still £300 isnt that bad but what connections has it got as would need to plug dvd player and freeview and xbox into it
#24
katya1971
ok please excuse me for being blonde , but can this display tv as im looking for a compact solution for the kids room.
also where is the one shown on the gadget show available from ?


check out the Infocus IN1, you can pick them up for £130ish, we have one and I didnt think it would be good at all but its superb for the money, has SVideo, AV & Componet inputs..

I thought it would be a use it a couple of times then it gets shoved in the cupboard type affair but no, footie nights, films nights, Wii nights, family get togethers... gets used all the time.
#25
Looks interesting but missing crucial information.

What resolution is it ?
How many Lumens of brightness?

My guess is it is probably fairly dim and likley to be 640x48 or something equally low res.
#26
jough
check out the Infocus IN1, you can pick them up for £130ish, we have one and I didnt think it would be good at all but its superb for the money, has SVideo, AV & Componet inputs..

I thought it would be a use it a couple of times then it gets shoved in the cupboard type affair but no, footie nights, films nights, Wii nights, family get togethers... gets used all the time.


Exactly what I was going to suggest. The IN1 is a great projector. It's only 640x480, but fine for SD. Plus, the lamps are only about £60 delivered as opposed to > £200 for regular projectors. I've bought and sold loads of them and every person has been pleased as punch with theirs.

Here's a link:

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=328198&CatId=1179

£93 for an open-box affair, but pristine product from reliable misco.

or for a new one:

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=317042&CatId=184

At less than £100 for this, it beats the pants off the maplin one.
#27
Going_Digital
Looks interesting but missing crucial information.

What resolution is it ?
How many Lumens of brightness?

My guess is it is probably fairly dim and likley to be 640x48 or something equally low res.


The best LED lights, such as Cree XR-E R2 give around 100 lumens per watt. So assuming that all 18watts of this projector are generating light, which it won't be as you'll be using at least 5w for the LCD screen then you'd get 1800 lumens bulb-side.

Now, LCDs are only around 5% transmissive and you can reduce another few percent for mirrors and lenses so at maximum it's looking like you would get 90 lumens out of the box. But to be honest, I expect you'll be ending up with nearer 5-10.

Some of the latest Pico projectors (e.g. the 3M one which was on this site last week) produce about that, which is fine for something the size of a fag packet. But this larger one will look woefully inadequate, especially beside the 500 lumens of the Infocus IN1.
#28
Minstadave
Looks like cheap tat to be honest. Buy a 20" TFT for the same price, job done.


Why buy a 20" tft for the same price when you can go for a 22" LG for 100£ at tesco? :thumbsup:

I have a tosiba projector, 1600lumens, 1024X768 res, dont know the contrast. 3m away and i can get a bright clear image of aprox. 1.8m X 1.5m. Plasma telly? beat my projector.
I have even projected a movie across the street, on my neighbor's house. it looked ****, of course
#29
[QUOTE=thekanester;3209779 It's only 640x480, but fine for SD. .[/QUOTE]

Not very good for pc gaming. I have built myself a state of the art pc only to play at high res like 1920X1600. Even playing on my projector at 1024X768 I feel like losing a lot.
#30
MajorCockUp
Not very good for pc gaming. I have built myself a state of the art pc only to play at high res like 1920X1600. Even playing on my projector at 1024X768 I feel like losing a lot.


Doesn't have any PC input anyways, so can't be used for PC gaming, unless you have an old gfx card which has an s-video port!

It's perfect for Wii, however - well if you have a wireless sensor bar, that is. It's got a very short-throw lens which helps too.
#31
has anyone trid to IM me? i had popup blocker on.
#32
the one featured on the gadet show was an Optoma Pico seen here;
http://www.optoma.co.uk/PicoIndex.aspx

Its not released yet, but should cost £250 - £300

It also uses DLP technology which will make the picture much sharper. I have a DLP tv. its picture is far better than my mates LCD tv
#33
djdave01
the one featured on the gadet show was an Optoma Pico seen here;
http://www.optoma.co.uk/PicoIndex.aspx

Its not released yet, but should cost £250 - £300

It also uses DLP technology which will make the picture much sharper. I have a DLP tv. its picture is far better than my mates LCD tv


DLP uses reflection instead of transmission of light and has a far higher optical efficiency and LCD. This is why 'pico' projectors are now possible.

As for DLP rear projection TV being better than an LCD TV, all I can say it that he must have a ****** LCD TV, since most RPJTVs are not brilliant - which is why they're kind of phasing them out. But that is based on my own experience with them - perhaps I never saw the right one.
#34
you and your flippin' avatar!
#35
mith
See my post earlier. It has an RRP of £300


3M have somthing available very similar for £269.10 with a discount code at the minute

see here

http://hotukdeals.com/item/251631/3m-mpro-110-micro-projector-269-10-/
#36
fozzy010
3M have somthing available very similar for £269.10 with a discount code at the minute

see here

http://hotukdeals.com/item/251631/3m-mpro-110-micro-projector-269-10-/


Thanks. Missed that the first time round.
#37
thekanester
DLP uses reflection instead of transmission of light and has a far higher optical efficiency and LCD. This is why 'pico' projectors are now possible.

As for DLP rear projection TV being better than an LCD TV, all I can say it that he must have a ****** LCD TV, since most RPJTVs are not brilliant - which is why they're kind of phasing them out. But that is based on my own experience with them - perhaps I never saw the right one.


Perhaps my mate does have a rubbish LCD, but its an LG so i believe there pretty good.

Ive had my DLP tv for over 3 years, in that time i have not seen a plasma or LCD tv that is as good as it for picture sharpness. I suspect that the very latest LCD's are at least as good, but im just passing comment on what ive seen personally.
#38
Got one of these today, and it's not too bad. Granted it's not *that* bright, so you need to have a darkened room, and a white surface to see the picture. The resolution isn't full PAL (720 x 576 vs the projector's 557 x 234), also the built in speakers are disappointingly quiet - my mobile phone's speakers are louder :) These things aside, it's not a bad deal for £99 (the price has gone down since this deal was posted).
#39
[SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]***!!!STAY CLEAR OF THIS ITEM - BAD QUALITY!!!***[/COLOR][/SIZE]

I bought this item from Maplins a few days ago intending to use it in my bedroom to watch Sky+ on it. All the inputs were fine and worked however the quality is awful. I was projecting at around 40-50 inches (which it says is fine for). It didn't look too bad but when i watched it for 10 minutes i found myself trying to figure out what "they" were showing on the program. Then i thought it was a night shot! I thought it was still too dark so i plugged my tv into sky at the same time and there was bright red curtains in the shot. I looked at the projector and all i saw was a pool of darkness and a mans face.

[SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]***!!!STAY CLEAR OF THIS ITEM - BAD QUALITY!!!***[/COLOR][/SIZE]
#40
I have had one of these for a while now, I got it when they first came out.

I have it in my bedroom, sits in the wardrobe & projects across the room ( 3mts +) onto the opposite wall. The wall is only Magnolia matt emulsion & the picture is very watchable in the dark with a screen size approx 2.5M x 1.5M. The instructions say to project a max image of 21 ins, this gives a sharp image, not HD by any means & not watchable in direct sunlight, but in a shaded part of the room @ 21" telly size it's ok.
I love laying in bed with music videos, or freeview out of my dvd recorder streaming thru, at 18W & 50,000hrs lamp life, I fall asleep with it on with no worries of it breaking the bank. Not recommended as the main viewing source for the household though.

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