4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fair projector, but here is fair warning,
This review is from: Optoma EX532 Mobile DLP Projector (Electronics)
This is a good beamer, hwoever it is unsuitable for home theater. It's true that there are models out there more specifically designed for home theater use, but this one caught my eye with its 2800 Lumens & its 3000:1 contrast, by far the best specs available in that price range. I also specifically wanted a native XGA and not WXGA, and although it does not have any HDMI input, the manufacturer advertises ( and the included documentation proudly says ) that this can accept component video through the use of a component-to-vga adapter. All in all, this sounded just perfect. It has a somewhat high throw ratio, but I had enough room to acomodate.
Now to the verdict. On the plus side, the image is bright, the noise level is perfectly reasonable, the image is crisp, the colors are great, etc. It's really worth every penny and then some IF you intend to use it with a laptop or via composite. But be warned, this does *not* accept component video, despite what Optoma advertises. No amount of adapters or special cables will help you. At least this was the case for me, and I did quite a bunch of cross tests to make sure. Basically, my beamer had a perfectly ordinary VGA port & not the "special" port it was supposed to have. I ended up having to return it and order a different model. Playing Blue-Rays through composite just isn't good enough.