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AAXA Showtime 3D LED Projector

http://www.picopros.com/content/aaxa-led-showtime-3d-micro-projector



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http://www.aaxatech.com/products/led_showtime_3d_micro_projector.htm

Max Resolution: 1920x1080 (1080P)
Native Resolution: 1280x800 (WXGA)
Brightness: 450 Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
Projection Lens: Manual Focus
Projection Image: Available Size 10 ~ 160 inch
Lamp: Triple RGB LEDs with Vibrant Color Technology
Life 20,000hrs
Projection Angle: 33.4°
Keystone Correction: Auto and Manual (Digital)


GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Output: 2W (x2) stereo speakers, Stereo speaker/headphone mini-jack
Color: Glossy Black
File Playback: USB Memory Stick reader
Menu Language: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Aspect Ratio Control: 16:10
Throw Ratio: 1.22
Dimensions: 5.9" * 5.2" * 1.4"
Weight: 1.5 lbs
Power Consumption: 85w
Supported Formats: MP4 / MP3 / AVI / BMP / JPG / GIF / TXT
Conformances: CE, FCC Class A


INPUTS / OUTPUTS
Video In: HDMI, VGA, Composite A/V (3.5mm Jack)
Audio Out: 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack
USB: 5 Pin USB 2.0

My Thoughts so far
Ive been doing a bit of research and they might just do the trick for my 3x Projector - Nvidia 3D Vision Surround setup.
There is not many decent reviews out and only a handfull of youtube clips from people testing them.

PROS -
Small
Cheap
3D Vision compatible - (apparently)
Never have to change a bulb
play media by plugging a usb striaght in it.

Cons -
The brightness??? Looks ok when compared to my gt750
Who is AAXA Technologies?
Whats the input lag?
Need more reviews from credible sources
Onboard Speakers - Dont bother use external ones
Contrast Ratio of 2000:1??? is this bad frown.gif


Youtube Vids of the Showtime 3D LED Projector in action
Here is a bit of BF3 action and some other games from a nice lad willing to share on youtube! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by hatlesschimp - 4/27/13 at 7:44am
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1280x800 and 450 lumens? No thanks.
 
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I'll take my Optoma ML500 over this.
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Originally Posted by Cheezman View Post

1280x800 and 450 lumens? No thanks.

For projectors and 3d vision surround there is no 1080p @120Hz like the ASUS VG278H Monitor.
Its either 3d Tv play and 24 fps and no surround.

Im seeing from a number of websites that the little projector will be bright enough for me and my room conditions.
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Originally Posted by ryboto View Post

I'll take my Optoma ML500 over this.
Tell us about your Optoma ML500.
What do you like about it?
How do you use it?
Is there anything you dont like about it?

Thanks!
post #6 of 15
the biggest benefit to this projector is its size. Relative to other mini projectors, I'm sure it's good. But unless you plan on getting a projector just so you can hold it in your hand, I'd recommend a (for the budget minded) Optima HD20/ OptimaHD33 or the ViewSonic Pro8200. These projectors range from $650-1,000 bucks and they're amazing for the price. Used to be that these 1080p projectors would easily run you up 5 grand.

You need the higher lumens to produce a bigger contrast between light and dark in your picture. If your overall brightness isn't high enough, everythign will be washed out and you'll notice how gray and unclear your darks are. You want your colors and pictures to pop out with light. 450 lumens would be difficult to see rich details with any sort of ambient lighting and that little light output wouldn't be enough for you to throw the image up from far across the room. You'd want at least a 1,000 lumens. (lumens aren't everything though)

Now if for some reason you travel a lot and would like a small movie theater experience while you're staying in a hotel, I suppose this tiny projector is just for you!
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1280x800

Three of these things would have less resolution than a single 1440P screen, I'll pass.

My interest may peak when the first "affordable" 1080P Real-120Hz-Input projector hits.
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How come it says it can support 1080p and everyone is saying only 720p. I guess I am confused. Can it support 1080p. I really want to try a Nvidia surround setup with projectors. It would be awesome with no bezels and for $1,500 that really isn't that bad when talking about surround setups.
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How come it says it can support 1080p and everyone is saying only 720p. I guess I am confused. Can it support 1080p. I really want to try a Nvidia surround setup with projectors. It would be awesome with no bezels and for $1,500 that really isn't that bad when talking about surround setups.

It accepts a 1080p signal, but downscales it to 1280x800. It can only physically display 1,024,000 pixels.
 
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Sadly this blows the other offering from AAXA out of the water. The reviews on youtube seemed fairly positive as long as the room is fairly dark. For pico projectors this is a fairly decent unit, though.
I think I'd prefer a hometheater projector though if I were to fork over money for a projector.
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