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Brookstone Pocket 200 Lumens 720p Projector Pro with DLP IntelliBright Technology $199.99 + Free Shipping

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Brookstone [brookstone.com] has Brookstone Pocket 200 Lumens 720p Projector Pro with DLP IntelliBright Technology on sale for $199.99 + Free Shipping when you apply promo code SDPRO
  • Mega-bright 200-lumen LED lamp lasts up to 20,000 hours and projects images up to 100"" diagonal
  • Connects via HDMI compatible cable to most smartphones, tablets, computers, video, players, cameras and more
  • Rechargeable built-in battery lasts up to 2 hours without plugging in
  • 1280 x 720 resolution HD video output (accepts up to 1080p HD video input)
  • DLP IntelliBright technology dynamically adjusts the projector brightness range for each individual pixel based on image content and the ambient room light level
  • Includes AC adapter, HDMI compatible cable, MHL Micro USB to HDMI compatible cable, and 5-to-11 pin adapter for Android devices
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Arrrghhh...tempted...
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The Big Shot [brookstone.com] is the same price and has powerful built in audio, though it's not as portable as this deal. You can use the coupon code SHIP75 to get free shipping.
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The Big Shot [brookstone.com] is the same price and has powerful built in audio, though it's not as portable as this deal. You can use the coupon code SHIP75 to get free shipping.

Thanks - just ordered this one
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The Big Shot [brookstone.com] is the same price and has powerful built in audio, though it's not as portable as this deal. You can use the coupon code SHIP75 to get free shipping.
Got this one too, from Amazon. Thanks for the tip.
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Thanks - just ordered this one
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Got this one too, from Amazon. Thanks for the tip.
That makes 3 of us since I ordered mine on Friday. Here's a link to a youtube video [youtu.be] that shows off it's audio abilities. At $199 this thing is a no-brainer since nothing on the market currently has these features even at 3-5x the cost.

Feature List:
  • Built in Android w/about 5GB of free storage for apps
  • Auto focus correction
  • Auto keystone correction
  • LED (20,000 hours life)
  • DLP w/1280x720 resolution (720p)
  • Built in 2x8 watt JBL speakers with bass boost subwoofer
  • Ultra short throw (60" at 13" from wall, 80" at 18", 100" at 25", 120" at 30")
  • WiFi
  • USB input
  • 3 HDMI inputs
  • RCA subwoofer out
  • 3.5mm audio out
Some will balk at it only being 720p but it's actually an ideal resolution considering the following. Many TV channels broadcast at only 720p [doddlenews.com]. Likewise most Blu-ray movies have a 21:9 aspect ratio (letterbox) which has a 1920x800 image resolution. I use Kodi to zoom the image to fill the screen so there are no black bars. This cuts off about 13% of the picture on the right and left. Why do this? Watching non-zoomed reduces your screen size by 26%! For example that reduces a 80" screen to only a 59" screen (height wise). You also get nearly the full resolution of Blu-ray movies that are 21:9 when zoomed to fit 16:9 at 720p. Plus no black bars above/below. Nearly all movies that are broadcasted are zoomed to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio so you'll be doing the same thing the broadcasters do for movies.
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I also bought one from amazon and hope that I can carry it around the house. We already have a media room with a fancy set up but sometimes I just want to lay on the bed and watch something, perhaps projected to the ceiling.

The only problem is that I later found that jet.com is selling it at the same price and I have a $20 off $100 coupon. It is too troublesome to buy another one from jet and return one to a local brookstone store so I guess I will have to find another use of the coupon.
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Ohmm, technically speaking this thing cannot project to the ceiling, right? Being an UST, I would have to mount it close to the ceiling to do that. LOL.
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That makes 3 of us since I ordered mine on Friday. Here's a link to a youtube video [youtu.be] that shows off it's audio abilities. At $199 this thing is a no-brainer since nothing on the market currently has these features even at 3-5x the cost.

Feature List:
  • Built in Android w/about 5GB of free storage for apps
  • Auto focus correction
  • Auto keystone correction
  • LED (20,000 hours life)
  • DLP w/1280x720 resolution (720p)
  • Built in 2x8 watt JBL speakers with bass boost subwoofer
  • Ultra short throw (60" at 13" from wall, 80" at 18", 100" at 25", 120" at 30")
  • WiFi
  • USB input
  • 3 HDMI inputs
  • RCA subwoofer out
  • 3.5mm audio out
Some will balk at it only being 720p but it's actually an ideal resolution considering the following. Many TV channels broadcast at only 720p [doddlenews.com]. Likewise most Blu-ray movies have a 21:9 aspect ratio (letterbox) which has a 1920x800 image resolution. I use Kodi to zoom the image to fill the screen so there are no black bars. This cuts off about 13% of the picture on the right and left. Why do this? Watching non-zoomed reduces your screen size by 26%! For example that reduces a 80" screen to only a 59" screen (height wise). You also get nearly the full resolution of Blu-ray movies that are 21:9 when zoomed to fit 16:9 at 720p. Plus no black bars above/below. Nearly all movies that are broadcasted are zoomed to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio so you'll be doing the same thing the broadcasters do for movies.
Just order one from Amazon
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Brookstone has sold out of the Big Shot Ultra Short Throw Smart Projector. Looks like they're still taking orders but the expected ship date is Monday, November 6, 2017.
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Brookstone has sold out of the Big Shot Ultra Short Throw Smart Projector. Looks like they're still taking orders but the expected ship date is Monday, November 6, 2017.
ugh - I ordered mine on 10/3 - I needed it for Halloween Frown
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ugh - I ordered mine on 10/3 - I needed it for Halloween Frown
If you have a Brookstone store nearby you could check if they have any units in stock. Online they're now out of stock with no future ship date. Searching for the projector no longer works, have to use the direct link above. If this was truly a clearance then they won't have anymore. Hopefully they're selling these units off to make way for a newer version, perhaps with 1080p.

Here's a recent review of the Big Shot on youtube [youtu.be] which shows the image/sound quality under normal conditions.
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I was able to find a display Big Shot for $150 locally in Ohio. I bought it to use for visuals for parties and events. Seems to be ok in a dark room. Screen is mostly clear, but it gets a little blurry towards the top.

Plays HEVC x265 files, x264, avi, mp4, etc off a usb thumb drive using the included software.

The Netflix app has terrible, almost unwatchable, video quality, even after updating firmware and app. Hooked an Nvidia Shield up to it and it's good.

For under $200, this thing is great. Looks and functions no where near what my Epson 2040 does, but this is a much more portable option with a ridiculously short throw.
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I was able to find a display Big Shot for $150 locally in Ohio. I bought it to use for visuals for parties and events. Seems to be ok in a dark room. Screen is mostly clear, but it gets a little blurry towards the top.
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I got my projector today and set it up. The project is bright enough in dark room but as you said, the top does get a bit blurry, which is ok for movie but noticeable for web browsing.

The app looks old, perhaps because it is a customized Android 4.4. The stock apps such as youtube and prime video are ok but when I tried to upgrade them (prompted when they are first started), the playstore complained that the new versions are not compatible with this device so you are stuck with these versions. I was surprised to find firefox and chrome, which allows me to login and play some online courses. It would be faster to use my cell phone to play the courses and mirror the screen to the projector, but my phone tends to get hot with Smart View so I prefer using the projector browser. The verdict on the app side is that they are usable but you might want to hook up a fire tv stick to have a smoother user experience.

The biggest complain I have, however, is that the projector's noisy fan. I do not know why nobody complained about this but the noise can be quite annoying especially when if you are not playing any movie. This alone does not justify returning the projector to Brookstone but I should perhaps move the projector to my home gym where the projector noise could be covered by the treadmill.
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I also want to add that it is not possible to use the project as a bluetooth speaker without turning on the lamp (and the noisy fan)...
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