LG - MiniBeam PH550 720p DLP Projector - White

Take your projections anywhere with this LG portable projector. It includes a built-in battery that lasts for up to 2.5 hours so that you can transport this projector with you, and the wireless connection lets you connect both Android and Apple devices to it. Powerful HD resolutions ensure this LG portable projector delivers all the detail you need.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • LG MiniBeam PH550; Carrying pouch
  • ferrite core; Mini-phone 3.5 mm to RCA cable
  • remote control

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (88 out of 94)

Features


Wireless design

Eliminates the need for cables and cords.

DLP image technology

Offers crisp visuals.

550 lumens of brightness

Offer a highly visible display with clear on-screen images.

100,000:1 contrast ratio

Provides a multitude of shades between black and white for rich color saturation.

1280 x 720 WXGA resolution

Delivers crisp, detailed high-definition images.

25" - 100" viewable screen size

Allow everyone in the room to enjoy a clear view.

2.5' - 10' projector distance

Allows flexible placement.

Supports a variety of signals

Including 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 480i for a wide range of compatibility options.

Built-in 1W speakers

Provide crisp sound.

2.5 hours battery life

Usable in places with no access to power outlet.

Remote

Enables operation from a distance.


Customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great portable projector for on the road -

    Posted
    TheOriginalStig
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had this LG PH550 for a few months now. I found it at another B&M retailer that had a special promotion that BBY could not match, so I bought it there, but I would have preferred to buy it at BBY. The unit is beautiful. Do not let the 550 lumens fool you. At night or dimly lit rooms, it's plenty bright (remember to take it off power saving mode if you are running on battery). It is not something you want for a regular home theater use in a permanent situation but it can be if you want to. I'd prefer a projector with a regular bulb for those situations. There is no zoom function, only focus, which is why I prefer the bigger projectors, and plus they are brighter The PH550 is actually a great projector for what its designed for. Its light, rechargable, easy to use and fairly bright screen for smaller than 60-80" screen size. Its color quality is accurate and LG allows for it to be used wirelessly via miracast. Its def worth it. I had it playing horror movies over halloween in the corner. I use it at work as a portable second screen when showing coworkers my ideas. It beats lugging my Epson EX series projector. It may not be for everybody, but under my use scenario its perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Entry Level Projector

    Posted
    Odogster
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This projector has a clear, pretty decent image considering its only 720p and is definitely on par with any other projectors in the same price range. LG claims a 550 lumen brightness and although I cant measure lumens it definitely did not seem that bright and in the daytime even with the blinds closed it is a little difficult to see. The interface is a bit dated but functions well. One really nice feature is the ability to hook up a good old OTA antenna and watch local channels. The major shortcoming of this projector, as I see it, is the inability to launch apps such as Youtube or Netflix. Also, I could not get the screen mirroring to work on my Note 5 no matter what I tried and I am very technical. Honestly, I believe there are better options out there for similar cost.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable projector

    Posted
    iPunjabi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've been using this projector for couple of months now and I am very happy with the performance of this little yet powerful device. I use it daily during evening hours in my bedroom for watching netflix, youtube, series and movies and I am really happy with the picture quality at 60-80 inches screen size. At times I project it on the roof while laying down on the bed, it's fun! Best part is it works flawless with Google Chromecast and my Bose Bluetooth Speakers giving me complete flexibility and portability and great experience. Automatic Vertical Keystone is a plus, can be set to manual as well. Fits perfect for all my needs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Compact Projector

    Posted
    Langoroth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased the LG PH550 for home use and business travel. I have been very happy with the projector so far. It very bright for such a small machine. My kids can watch videos and play games with lights on in the room and windows uncovered (as with any projector lights adjacent to the wall you are projecting on make it appear dim). At 10' away it projects a large and sharp picture. The controls and settings are straight forward. It is very portable and easy to set up. I haven't used it in business applications yet but will on an upcoming trip. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a compact high quality projector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's OK...

    Posted
    HunkyManny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I did a lot of research before I purchased this projector. I needed a decent lumens count, over 2 hours of play time and wireless connectivity. This checked all of my boxes but the sending my videos from my Samsung Galaxy S8 was hit and miss. Some times it worked on the first try, other times it would spin and not show the content. I wish it was AirPlay compatible so I could have used an Apple device to wirelessly display content, though I knew it didn't prior to the purchase. I returned the unit and the main reason for the 2 stars and the return is because of the lack of user-friendliness and consistency.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

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      Thanks for sharing your feedback. We take our consumer feedback into consideration for research, design, and growth opportunities. I will be happy to pass along this information to our Design Team. Please feel free to reconnect with us directly should you have any other questions or concerns via Twitter @LGUSSupport or Facebook www.Facebook.com/LGSupportUSA ^CP LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing little pocket HT

    Posted
    Linus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this for my daughter working in Africa. She wanted something very small, light weight and battery operated because power outages are very frequent where she lives. I was so impressed with this little projector's performance that I decided to buy one for myself. I bought Oontz bluetooth speakers to pair with this projector and now my daughter has a HT in lunchbox! Tons of connectivity options, superb 100" + picture that was enjoyable in a dark room. The new PF50KA model came out 3 days after I left for my Africa trip. That is the one I am going to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best purchase ever

    Posted
    Onlinereviewer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this for my small studio apartment and I must say that it was so much better than I ever thought. I had a projector some years ago and hated the quality so I was a little hesitant about getting this one. However, it is amazing. The quality is clear and crisp. Battery life lasts exactly 2.5 hours and it I can take it anywhere. It even came with a cute little case. I wish it could connect directly to wifi or had chrome cast built in but other than that, i have zero complaints. If you need a projector . This makes a big impact for its small size

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this projector!

    Posted
    ROakley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Awesome projector! We use it for back yard movies paired with wall mounted Bluetooth speakers. The audio is spot on (no lag) and the picture is beautiful! We also take it camping and it works awesome with a mini Jambox for audio. You can get just about 2 hours of play back time on battery alone which is great. All in all I absolutely recommend this for a part-time projector!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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