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LG Ultra short throw Projector with Embedded Battery PH450ug model for 399$

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With 16th Jan promocode, it might work with other promo codes I am not sure,
Shows 549 when you apply coupon it comes to 399$

http://www.frys.com/product/8959033
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only 450 lumens. Good for an 80 inch image in the dark
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Pluses are 720p and battery. Minuses are relatively low lumens (450) although perhaps this is an honest measurement as opposed to the inflated numbers common in this industry.
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Pluses are 720p and battery. Minuses are relatively low lumens (450) although perhaps this is an honest measurement as opposed to the inflated numbers common in this industry.
Aren't the lumen measurements for LED and bulb different? 500 lumen LED is as bright as 2500 lumen bulb? Not too sure on that though.
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Aren't the lumen measurements for LED and bulb different? 500 lumen LED is as bright as 2500 lumen bulb? Not too sure on that though.
they are different but 500 lumens is not the same as 2500 lumens. i had a 500 lumen projector and i would say it's more like a 1000-1500 lumen lamp based projector. it's okay in a dark room... abyssmal in a room with light. i wouldn't get any LED projector less than 1000 lumens.
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they are different but 500 lumens is not the same as 2500 lumens. i had a 500 lumen projector and i would say it's more like a 1000-1500 lumen lamp based projector. it's okay in a dark room... abyssmal in a room with light. i wouldn't get any LED projector less than 1000 lumens.
i have a 500 lumen LED projector now in my office. I find it bright enough for my needs. will be getting this for personal use in bedroom for gaming
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i have a 500 lumen LED projector now in my office. I find it bright enough for my needs. will be getting this for personal use in bedroom for gaming
i would definitely recommend you get a different projector than this. wait for a sale on the wxga LG projectors that are 1000 or 1500 lumen or for one of the 1080p models.
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i would definitely recommend you get a different projector than this. wait for a sale on the wxga LG projectors that are 1000 or 1500 lumen or for one of the 1080p models.
I have the LED 1080P LG. The issue for me is in set up and take down when I want to use. I tried a normal 720p but that had the same set up and take down issue. This one would make it much more convenient and allow me to use it more than my current 1080p. Plus this one is half the price.
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i would definitely recommend you get a different projector than this. wait for a sale on the wxga LG projectors that are 1000 or 1500 lumen or for one of the 1080p models.
I agree better to go for 1000 or more lumens
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Got this yesterday, going to return it. I had an EPSON 2030 before this and just can't work with this one. It is not bright enough and does not work well with projecting on the wall (you can clearly see the inconsistencies on wall). Only benefit is you have a small footprint and in-built battery. I will try other similar model PF1000u that LG has to see what better that is.
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I bought both the PH300 and the PW1500 from Fry's last week as they were both on the promo code sale. The PH300 (300 lumens) was $269 and the PW1500 (1500 lumens) was $399. If you were to view both of them in pitch dark, the picture quality is nearly identical. However, with even the slightest bit of ambient light in the room, the picture practically disappears with the PH300. It simply doesn't have enough light output. The PW1500 is still usable with a small amount of ambient light. Having said that, I returned the PH300 but I'm still up in the air about keeping the PW1500. It does put up a nice image for the money but I know for about $100 - $200 more I can get a Full HD model. I'd have to imagine that on a 100" - 120" inch diagonal screen size (I'm just using a white wall and it looks perfectly fine), the higher resolution would show a lot more detail and have a smoother look to it. What is sorely missing from both of these projectors is Horizontal Keystone adjustment. They do the vertical automatically which works well but sometimes it's hard to get the image perfect from left to right. I'm using the projector mounted to a tripod which helps when trying to place it in the room. It projects a 100" diagonal screen (16 x 9 format) from about 11 feet. It's my first projector and I bought it primarily to use to view movies. It's a ton of fun to have but something tells me it's probably worth it to spend a bit more to avoid having the upgrade itch in the future (been looking at the Epson 2040 or possibly the LG PF1500 if either of these fall under $599). Bottom line, forget about using the PH450 with any type of ambient light in the room. In a pitch black room, you'll probably like it. Best thing is to get it set up in your home and see if you like it. That's the only way you'll ever know.
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I bought both the PH300 and the PW1500 from Fry's last week as they were both on the promo code sale. The PH300 (300 lumens) was $269 and the PW1500 (1500 lumens) was $399. If you were to view both of them in pitch dark, the picture quality is nearly identical. However, with even the slightest bit of ambient light in the room, the picture practically disappears with the PH300. It simply doesn't have enough light output. The PW1500 is still usable with a small amount of ambient light. Having said that, I returned the PH300 but I'm still up in the air about keeping the PW1500. It does put up a nice image for the money but I know for about $100 - $200 more I can get a Full HD model. I'd have to imagine that on a 100" - 120" inch diagonal screen size (I'm just using a white wall and it looks perfectly fine), the higher resolution would show a lot more detail and have a smoother look to it. What is sorely missing from both of these projectors is Horizontal Keystone adjustment. They do the vertical automatically which works well but sometimes it's hard to get the image perfect from left to right. I'm using the projector mounted to a tripod which helps when trying to place it in the room. It projects a 100" diagonal screen (16 x 9 format) from about 11 feet. It's my first projector and I bought it primarily to use to view movies. It's a ton of fun to have but something tells me it's probably worth it to spend a bit more to avoid having the upgrade itch in the future (been looking at the Epson 2040 or possibly the LG PF1500 if either of these fall under $599). Bottom line, forget about using the PH450 with any type of ambient light in the room. In a pitch black room, you'll probably like it. Best thing is to get it set up in your home and see if you like it. That's the only way you'll ever know.

Thank you for your input on those two models. I have an LG PB63U (500 lumens 2013 model) and I just grabbed the PW1500 for $399. I think the difference should be a noticeable upgrade for me. I have also wanted to get a PF1500 for quite some time, and I had the same exact thought about the PW1500 for $400 and the PF1500 for $600. I ended up getting the PW1500 because I figured the input lag was better (40-50ms versus 170ms) and I wanted the wifi screen share feature and bluetooth out for sound. Neither of which the PF1500 has.

That being said, LG is releasing a new model, the PF1500W which may be a winner as it may have fixed the lag, and it may have the additional features. However, it will assuredly cost $1000 when it comes out, so I'm going to hold off until that model goes on sale/clearance in a year or so.

http://www.lg.com/us/home-video/lg-PF1500W

My guess is this should be out in 2-3 months or so.
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pw1500 is not a ultra short throw projector, this one PH450ug is, which is the main difference for both, and the prices for both are pretty much same(last week on Frys the Pw1500 was sold for 399)
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pw1500 is not a ultra short throw projector, this one PH450ug is, which is the main difference for both, and the prices for both are pretty much same(last week on Frys the Pw1500 was sold for 399)
I wouldn't call that the "main" difference. That is a difference, but the PW1500 is 1500 lumens (manufacturer claim) and this one is only 450 lumens. This projector is also true 720p while the other is (1280x800).

You really are appealing to two different audiences with these devices.
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only 450 lumens. Good for an 80 inch image in the dark
Am I seeing this correctly? On the specs it says "up to 1500 lumens"?
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