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Old 06-29-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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I know these arent the best brightness, but I would like one so I could watch my iPhone videos and TV shows on the ceiling in my room, which one is best? One is used (but a higher model) and the other one is new. Same price, which one is the best? (these claim 20,000 hour bulbs, so bulb life in a used one is not really an issue)

http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-EP-PK-1...23132&sr=8-6ll (NEW)

http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-EP-PK-1...7&sr=8-1-spell(USED)
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All pico projectors look awful. If you want a good projector, I suggest going to eBay and looking at refurbished DLP projectors. I got my Dell 1100MP about a year ago for $200, and it still runs amazing.

Look for at least 1000 lumens unless you want tiny picture or a bulb that will burn out quickly.

Links still dead btw, but I googled the model number, to find that it is only 9 lumens. That will give you a picture smaller than a computer monitor if you want it to be clearly visible.
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Ah ok, well i do have a full sized one, but to watch one episode of the office, i dont want to power it up for 25mins and put up my screen and then take it down after.
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Just point it at the ceiling? I've done it before. It looks bad unless your ceiling is smooth though.
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well the way I have it set up, i cant do that, its set up, ceiling mount.
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Or you could do what I did for a screen - put up an old wall hanging picture frame and put a blank canvas in it. It looks epic. I do that when I am feeling lazy.

A mirror could also work. Point it somewhat down, at a mirror angled properly, and use the settings to reverse the image.
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It's clear that a 10-50 lumen pico projector isn't a replacement for a 2000+ lumen desktop/ceiling unit, but there is definitely a place for a projector that runs off battery, has a built in media player, and fits in your pocket.

The Optoma units mentioned above are 1st-gen units that are much dimmer than their newer products and those from their main competitor AAXA Technologies. If you don't need something super small I recommend checking out the AAXA M1+:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/AAXA...tor_review.htm
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