The brilliant HX300G
Had the HX300g for about a week now and I am LOVING this thing! Whether your watching an Upscaled DVD, playing the Wii/PS3/XBOX 360 or watching a Blu ray or home movies from your laptop or USB stick, this thing delivers, every time, with a sharp and bright 120" screen on your wall, the HX300G will leave you wondering why you ever bought that tiny 42" HDTV everytime you use this thing!
Screen Projection aspect ratio is 16:9 widescreen and also can be 4:3. The projector itself is very nice looking, the Amazon pictures dont do it justice. Its Small, about the size of 6 standard size CD cases.
Comes with all sorts of inputs, these include, HDMI/VGA/RGB/Component video/USB 2.0/3.5mm Audio IN. there is also a 3.5 headphone jack output.
The projector supports the playing of DivX HD files, All sorts of audio and video and image files straight off a USB or portable HDD, upto 250Gb I believe but dont quote me.
It comes with a very nice laptop style bag full of goodies, including VGA to RGB converting cable, VGA cable, Remote, cleaning cloth.
Picture Quality.... Amazing. That is all.
Just kidding, Brightness is brilliant, 270 lumins is alot more than I thought it would be, if you want more brightness you could always pick up a 2.4 gain glass bead screen up off ebay for around £80. the LG is best viewed in a completely dark room, but I have been using it with 20-30% lighting and it is still very watchable,
Default Picture settings arn't great as with most LG stuff, but after a few minuits of tweeking its great, if using RGB connection or VGA you will find that the projector accentuates the reds and greens, blues seem to be fine though,
and as for the "rainbow effect" that led Pj's apparently suffer from, I have not witnessed this atall.
The Pj supports upto 720p HD which is fantastic for the price asked as if you want 1080p LED you are looking at a minimum of £1200 for a Casio XJ range projector.
Blu rays look the best and upscaled dvds are brilliant too.
Contrast ratio of 2000:1 should not put you off as most projectors only come with this sort of ratio.
there are very few cons really, the first being, that its not quiet. The fan gives off around 30dB which is about asmuch as a standard desktop computer.
The next is that the power brick it comes with is very big about half the size of the actual projector. not a huge problem, but I would of thought they could make these little smaller in this day and age. The next is that there is no zoom function, so, the further you have it away from the wall, the bigger the screen. At the moment im getting a 120" screen from around an 8ft throw distance.
an absolute buy of the century for me. I love the cinema but im finding it harder and harder to justify a £15 price ticket each for me and my wife plus travel and a £7 bucket of popcorn ha! this does the job of filling the void with a one off payment. have this with a £150 samsung all in one box 5.1 surround sound system a Blu ray player and your in buisness. This would be perfect for anyone who wants a projector but doesnt want to have the expence and worry of changing a blown bulb every couple of thousend hours. the lamp life is around 30,000 hours which is something stupid like 30 years at 8 hours a day. its smallness and the lack of a very fragile and expencive bulbs makes it ideal for taking round to friends houses for a movie night. Need I say anymore, stop thinking about it... and get one. You wont regret it. The only thing I ask myself is "why didnt you get one 3 months ago" haha.
Edit: I have now scaled the screen size down since propperly setting the projector up, the screen size is now a meager 85" lol, its still massive and looks 10 times better than it did befor, AMAZING!