Let me start with this, this is not a gaming projector by any means. This Pico is tiny, and I mean SUPER tiny. My wife, and daughter thought it was extremely “cute”. I guess that is the reason I was VERY disappointed with it. It does have HDMI, but it is a mini HDMI input and they didn’t bother to include an adapter. Not to mention I tried two separate adapters, with three different HDMI cables and my PS3 would not display on this projector. I tried messing with the resolution settings on the PS3 with no success.
You are able to game on a PC, because the adapter did work for that purpose and the VGA works as well. I put in an hour of gaming on my PC, and I realized that this was nowhere near satisfactory to game on. I watched a movie on it as well, which is perfectly fine if you are looking to spend $400 for 480p. Other than the size, and brightness for its size, there wasn’t much I could find to like. I will just get to the meat of things, because I know gamers would be disappointed by this purchase. I know Art is putting in a review on this soon. Maybe this is better suited for a business, or travel situation.
Size (very small)
Brightness (for its size) when plugged in. You will lose a lot of brightness while running it off of the battery
Lamp life is excellent
The colors were very good while watching movies, especially for something so tiny
Built-in speaker is adequate, but not much to right home about
Quite possibly the worst menu interface I have encountered
The remote is poor quality, it’s on par with the a remote control you get with an off brand car stereo receiver. The button layout is poor, and a bit confusing as well
Black level is poor
Shadow detail is poor
Overpriced for what it is, a more realistic price would be $149-$199 based on performance
PS3 would not display through the mini HDMI port when I tried to game on it
They claim you can project up to a 150″ screen. The picture looked VERY soft at anything above about 50 inches, and it would be difficult to place the projector to get a 150″ screen
I know this was just sort of a transitional projector review, as Art didn’t have anything else I could take at the moment. I was really let down by this one. I have reviewed two other picos, and I was thoroughly impressed with the first, and the second was good, not great. I am not sure what the appeal of this projector is supposed to be, I look forward to checking out Art’s review. I just want to know how this performs from a business aspect. If you are a gamer, definitely pass on this one. Pick up a QUMI instead, you’ll be happy you did!
The new bundle is out, it consists of the following games:
To get all five games, you have to pay more than the current average, which at the moment is $8.85. Info on all the games is available through the link below:
Don’t forget that a portion, or all of your payment goes to charity. You get to decide where you want your cash to go.
Until we meet again,
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I have a few unexpected things happen over the last couple of weeks. I was hoping to have this review up last week, but then life happened. From what I have seen so far, I really like this little guy. This time around I will be using my PS3 for gaming, and streaming etc.. I really enjoyed my first pico projector, the Vivitek Qumi, I am hoping this one will impress me just as much. The price is a bit too high for my taste, but I will reserve judgment on that until I put some real hours into it.