Written on: 13/12/2011 by number1barber (1 review written)
First off i had a £3000 projector till the bulb blew then i looked into making projectors and finally i came across this unit. because of the bulb it takes i snapped it up. i brought it second hand for £70 its got a built in tuner analogue and speaker both the speaker and tuner didnt work and i didnt care in the slightest. i use this for gaming and films and i get a 6ft by 7ft screen size. it could be slightly sharper on really small text like when you use it as a pc screen but for films and gaming it is perfect.
the screen res from my laptop maxed is 1280x768. i have it through my surround so fan noise goes unnoticed. the reason it is loud starting up and with the fan running is because it take a 150w metal halide bulb which run very hot. the bulb can be brought for £10 from any electrical suppliers and lasts for 4 years. the picture is very bright and looks good.
for anyone who cant work out the simple things.....
if it keeps switching off remove the air filters and clean them failing that change the bulb. if you get black specs on the screen pop the case apart and using a soft cloth and a stick clean the LCD screen.
they now do a version 2 which supports 1080p and is brighter and i will be getting it.
just a quick rant.
for all the people slagging this off it costs £150 new which is stupid cheap and the bulb is £10 so little issues are not important.
normal projectors cost £300 at the cheapest with 2 year bulbs that cost £150 from specialist suppliers. for what it does this projector can not be beaten. if your going to buy it ask to see it working first and then snap it up.