MegaPlex MG-850HD Easy Home Theatre 3LCD Projector
I was looking for a projector that I could use for an occasional PC presentation and at home with my iPAD. I quickly learned that there are trade offs with projectors, that one size does not fit all. Then I discovered the Megaplex 850HD.
This is technically a home theater projector yet small enough to carry away from home for that occasional presentation in a conference environment. While I've only used it a short while I found it to set up easily and works perfectly with my PC and iPAD. The picture is bright (even in economy mode), sharp, and the machine runs quietly. The built-in speakers are adequate but external speakers can be used with the source, eg iPAD, to realize true stereophonic sound when streaming videos with music.
In short, I think this machine perfectly fits what I had in mind.
May 17, 2013
It's a very nice and obviously portable unit from Epson for the money, and very easy setup with both the iPad and A/V inputs. The clarity was better than I expected and it was very easy to 'true' the image. The sound was very good with the built-ins and the online interface was very intuitive, so much so that the printed quick start installation was hardly needed. I'm very pleased with what Epson has offered for the price.
January 9, 2013
Not compatible with iPhone 5
It's too bad there is no convenient solution for iphone5 use. Technical support is clueless when it comes to the Lightning port on the new Apple iPhone5. I purchased a 30-pin to Lightning adaptor from Apple. It simply allows users to connect with all their previous accessories. When I placed my phone on the dock with the adaptor, the Epson recognizes that there is an iPod device attached, but it does not project what is displayed on my iPhone5. I've heard of a convoluted workaround using an HDMI cable & an additional adaptor. With all of that, I may as well purchase a different product with direct support for the latest iPhone devices. Or, at the very least, Epson should release a "software patch" or an App that will make this compatible.
December 2, 2012
no iPhone 5 support
Epson does not and will not offer support or the docking hardware for iPhone 5 (or further releases). Buyer beware.
November 7, 2012
VERY NICE PROJECTOR BUT......
Vey nice image and bright! However using it to view PDF's or Power points is more than just going through the menu and clicking. I was hoping to put up some Youtube and other and it was more trouble than its worth. Whats more if your showing a movie outside the speakers may not be the best. You CANNOT add additional speakers because this unit does not have AUIDO output. It has INPUT but not out if your using an Iphone or Ipad to show a movie you are stuck with the projector speakers. Ugh.
August 4, 2012
I love it!! easy to use, just what I needed to take to group meetings,being able to direct connect my IPad and not having to carry speakers with me was a big plus it has a great sound and picture. Movies at home are pretty awesome too! Would recommend it for sure.
July 12, 2012
Dock is bad quality
I was so excited to receive this projector for family fun, so when it arrived I quickly unpacked it only to find out that the dock didn't work!!!
I noticed the iPod dock looked like it had some grease on the bottom but didn't pay much attention until I realized that the dock didn't work.
Now I get the joy of dealing with customer service without even getting a chance to use it!
June 18, 2012
Great Hom Fun
At this point I've only used it one night and it was great. The sound was pretty darn good for a projector. The covers for the ports are easy to get misplaced as they detach from the projector. When the IPAD is installed you also can not get to a few of the input ports. I'm worried that with no onboard projector controls of losing the remote and being out of luck. It's going to be a fun summer watching movies under the stars.
May 30, 2012
It is portable, light weight, easy set up, easy remote operation, excellent image quality. I just hope light sourse is long life.
May 3, 2012
Another innovation from Epson
I have used Epson products for many years and have always been impressed with their innovations. This projector is another good example. We watched a movie from our iPad through the built-in dock on the projector. Great image. Easy to operate with good menus. I have seen other projectors in school classrooms and Epson products continually impress.
April 30, 2012