Philips Pico Pix PPX1230 Projector (30 Lumens) £99.99 @ Amazon
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Philips Pico Pix PPX1230 Projector (30 Lumens) £99.99 @ Amazon

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Found 5th Aug 2013
Looks like a pretty good deal.

- Brightness 30 lumens
- Image projection up to 80inches
- High resolution of 800 x 600 pixels
- Compatible with various imaging devices
- Integrated stand for 6° display angle.

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Reviews seem good generally. I am looking for a similar machine with a HDMI port so i can use it as a second monitor from my Onkyo Amp. Struggling to find one in a low price range and i'm not looking for an expensive one as i want to try the projector set up first. See whether i like it or not.
Heat for the price though OP. The lower model at 20 Lumens is £165.68 so this is a bargain.
Edited by: "furiousjammin" 5th Aug 2013

High resolution and 30 lumens, wow lol!

Benjimoron

High resolution and 30 lumens, wow lol!



For something of that class, it's nae bad. I bought a 10 lumen 640x480 projector from Expansys when they were doing them for £25 last year, and that's perfectly watchable in a dark room. Given that this is a good brand projector, I think that it's hot - and it's brighter and cheaper than any of the equivalent 3M ones.

I'm after one of these with HDMI input, hopefully theres a good deal soon

thekanester

For something of that class, it's nae bad. I bought a 10 lumen 640x480 … For something of that class, it's nae bad. I bought a 10 lumen 640x480 projector from Expansys when they were doing them for £25 last year, and that's perfectly watchable in a dark room. Given that this is a good brand projector, I think that it's hot - and it's brighter and cheaper than any of the equivalent 3M ones.



£25? I'm in, where was I when that was posted!

olly7890

£25? I'm in, where was I when that was posted!



hotukdeals.com/dea…347

Be careful, High Resolution is not the same as High Definition. 800x600 is only slightly better than SD.

Still a good price though, heat added

30lumens is not good

got the 55 lumens version the other week and its brilliant

dennis123123

I'm after one of these with HDMI input, hopefully theres a good deal soon


Further to this comment, i'm guessing this one doesn't have a HD slot. Had a look and didn't have a mention on the details.

Would it take a usb maybe? Just to watch movies on really.

JC82

got the 55 lumens version the other week and its brilliant



i bought 55 lumens as well, it is quite good in completely dark room & up to 50 inches picture

BUT i think this one won't be good enough (unless you have proper screen for it)

Would this be good for xbox 360/movie use? Not expecting HD quality obviously, but playable/watchable?

Many thanks

dennis123123

I'm after one of these with HDMI input, hopefully theres a good deal soon


If I'm not mistaken, £7 will do the job. I think this contains the necessary chippery (D-A converters) rather than being a straight-through cable, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm mistaken.

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

This is only £20 more, would it be worth it?

paulie

Would this be good for xbox 360/movie use? Not expecting HD quality … Would this be good for xbox 360/movie use? Not expecting HD quality obviously, but playable/watchable?Many thanks


800x600 is higher resolution than standard definition TV, and it all depends on your viewing distance whether you can see the individual pixels anyway.

petetolley

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9046780.htm#pdpFullProductInformationThis is only £20 more, would it be worth it?


Interesting. I see it uses a Y-cable to suck power out of two USB ports - I'd never have believed the claimed brightness of 55 lumens otherwise. It doesn't have a standard VGA input so presumably needs special drivers.

This isn’t bad for the price but I wouldn’t expect miracles. I use a 300 Lumen LG and that’s just about bright enough at 90inches diagonal in a completely dark room. I also have a 500 Lumen Optoma and that’ll do 120inches diagonal. If you’re looking for something to use in a home cinema look for something brighter.

30 Lemen? dont think this is work the money if im honest.. Spend the same on a 2nd hand one and get a lot better spec! I bought an LED project a few years back, it works well in dark rooms, but any sign of light and its pretty much unusable

30 Lumens....is this for real...?

This is worse than tesco value baked beans...yeah add sugar blah blah whatever mate

jacthalad

30 Lemen? dont think this is work the money if im honest.. Spend the same … 30 Lemen? dont think this is work the money if im honest.. Spend the same on a 2nd hand one and get a lot better spec! I bought an LED project a few years back, it works well in dark rooms, but any sign of light and its pretty much unusable


Yeah, I think if you don't need to take advantage of its amazing portability, a larger one would be a better idea.

Incidentally, I think a problem with the USB-driven 2055 (Argos) for video is that there's likely to be a lip-sync issue because the video is delayed quite a bit by the processing whereas the audio might not be.

Someone's written a Linux driver for it though, which claims to work on Android (if you have an Android device with two USB host ports which can supply 500mA each...).

JC82

got the 55 lumens version the other week and its brilliant


Any problems with lip-sync? What operating system are you using?

I think a lot of people slagging this unit off are missing the point. This unit is absolutely tiny, about the size of 4 CD cases stacked. No, it won't give as good a picture as my mid-range Epson Tw3200 but I know which one I'd rather pack to take on holiday or on the road.

However if I wanted a huge picture for my XBox at home I'd go to AV Forums and pick up a full-sized projector, pre-owned, about four years old . Full HD, great image, massive fun, for not much bucks..

jacthalad

30 Lemen? dont think this is work the money if im honest.. Spend the same … 30 Lemen? dont think this is work the money if im honest.. Spend the same on a 2nd hand one and get a lot better spec! I bought an LED project a few years back, it works well in dark rooms, but any sign of light and its pretty much unusable



Could you let us know which second hand battery powered projector of a similar size offers significantly higher output for the same money? Alternatively could you point to a better deal on this projector?

I won't hold my breath for either response.
Edited by: "mikerj" 6th Aug 2013

Noghar

I think a lot of people slagging this unit off are missing the point. … I think a lot of people slagging this unit off are missing the point. This unit is absolutely tiny, about the size of 4 CD cases stacked. No, it won't give as good a picture as my mid-range Epson Tw3200 but I know which one I'd rather pack to take on holiday or on the road. However if I wanted a huge picture for my XBox at home I'd go to AV Forums and pick up a full-sized projector, pre-owned, about four years old . Full HD, great image, massive fun, for not much bucks..



Any particular models to look out for within that category?

It's something I've always fancied but the room layout isn't ideal so wouldn't be used often.

The pico projector format would be cool for the odd meeting I've been in where no suitable display was available. They are small enough to always carry around in the laptop bag.

However until they start coming with a resolution of at least 1024x768 they are just not useful for displaying a computer screen.

They've been around a while now, I'm surprised that hasn't happened.

This seems a great price for what it is though.

pibpob

Any problems with lip-sync? What operating system are you using?



I use it with my ipad/phone for watching films when in bed or when I visit in laws etc. I also use it to play movies from an external hard drive.

No issues with lip sync

Banned

Wouldn't exactly call 800x600 high resolution but at £99 it is cheap! I'd get one if the res was a bit higher..

Thanks

uczmeg

However until they start coming with a resolution of at least 1024x768 … However until they start coming with a resolution of at least 1024x768 they are just not useful for displaying a computer screen.They've been around a while now, I'm surprised that hasn't happened.


It has.

pibpob

It has.



Sorry, but that has a resolution of 854x480

This site is good for pico projector info:

picoprojector-info.com/sea…tor

That search age does list one model capable of 1024x768 but that isn't really a pico projector. It's much bigegr (but still very small) and needs a power supply. Whereas most pico can run from a battery or usb.

Actually it seems the AAXA P3 (1024x600) and P300 (1280x800) have some promise. Although the latter could be a bit big (again still very small and 300 lumen!). Both can run off a battery.

aaxatech.com/pro…htm
aaxatech.com/pro…htm

Now to try and find them in the UK at a reasonable price....
Edited by: "uczmeg" 6th Aug 2013

Man, I'm so weak.

Ordered a refurbed P3 from AAXA's own site. Came to £176 shipped. Although I'm sure Mr Customs will add to that once it hits these shores from the US.

uczmeg

Sorry, but that has a resolution of 854x480


Oh that's a shame. Black mark to Pocket Lint for a misleading review.

This site is good for pico projector … This site is good for pico projector info:http://www.picoprojector-info.com/search-pico-projector


Good link - thanks.

I was very pleased to pick up the 80 lumen version (2480) in the Philips sale on here a while back for £145 - cashback.
hotukdeals.com/dea…=10
Goes nicely with my NowTV box, but could do with an external cooler or something similar.

Would have thought the room would need to be very dark for a 30lm version to work.

New version just come out and does Wifi/DLNA etc looks awesome but £470 is a LOT by comparison!
amazon.co.uk/Phi…3U6

I have a sony ex3 projector if anyone's interested. New bulb, only done 50 hours or so. All cables and remote included £100 delivered or pickup from n. london

better to go preowned. i got a panasonic 1024x768 2000 lumen projector with just 60 hours on the bulb for £60. eBay

paulpso

better to go preowned. i got a panasonic 1024x768 2000 lumen projector … better to go preowned. i got a panasonic 1024x768 2000 lumen projector with just 60 hours on the bulb for £60. eBay



You're missing the point - this thing is really tiny (easily fit in laptop bag)... and also LED not a bulb which will need replacing often

Can u plug ipad into this?

furiousjammin

Reviews seem good generally. I am looking for a similar machine with a … Reviews seem good generally. I am looking for a similar machine with a HDMI port so i can use it as a second monitor from my Onkyo Amp. Struggling to find one in a low price range and i'm not looking for an expensive one as i want to try the projector set up first. See whether i like it or not.Heat for the price though OP. The lower model at 20 Lumens is £165.68 so this is a bargain.

just got a argos.co.uk/sta…htm for £165 from argos and has 55 lumens and hdmi input very gd i use it for my freeview box and very gd quality and goes to 120" big
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