Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

LG - MiniBeam PH550 720p DLP Projector - White-Front_Standard

Customer rating

Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

Customer ratings & reviews

Filter:
Page 1, showing1-20 of 128 Reviews
  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Biggest bang for buck!

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

    Straight out the box you notice how sleek and stylish it is. The picture quality is amazing and I hook it up to my soundbar for movie quality sound! You don't need a screen I just use the wall the clarity is crazy good and it totally matches the more expensive brands. I'd recommend this to anyone for all your home theater set up uses. We have ours behind the couch on a stand, with the lights on and off you get a great picture. So don't worry about ambient light and having to have a dark room. Oh it doesn't horizontal keystone/till but that's ok, it did have many options as far as inputs which is great compared to others. No issues with my firestick!

    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

      LGAnswers

      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

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with many devices

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

    I bought this because of the great reviews and when I got home and plugged it into my MacBook pro using adapters that Best Buy told me to get and it didn't recognize my computer. I also tried an external portable DVD player, and movies I had downloaded to a mini USB stick in the exact format that they said and nothing worked. I returned it and got Qumi and it recognized everything I plugged into it and works amazing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good projector for the price

    Posted
    FRAI11
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My needs for a projector were pretty simple: shine an image with adequate brightness and clarity, be portable with a decent battery, and be affordable. This projector hits all three requirements, but know that you'll have to make a concession. At this price, it's not super bright (the limit, to still retain a semblance of detail in the image, seems to be around 20 feet), but it's amazing for what you're getting. Make sure you don't lose the remote, as it seems to be the only way to navigate its interface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice projectornfor it's size

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

    My only challenge was with the service from the stores. First store located the projector at another location and ordered it for pick up. This sounds like amazing service until they send you to the wrong store for the wrong projector. To make matters worse, when the 3rd location found the right projector, they almost sent me to a different wrong location when it ended up being at the Best Buy closest to my home all along. #5Hours5LocationsBummer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for our presentation

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

    At the last moment, I realized our previous projector was "out of date" and would not work for tomorrows presentation. I checked the Best Buy site and found several projectors in stock and with very good reviews. I went to the store and was provided with some great direction to my needs. The purchase was smooth and quick and the projector performed flawlessly for our presentation. THANK YOU!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good resolution, easy to carry

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

    When it comes to a portable projector, this is a good product. I bought it with cyber monday deal. I had done some research around and they were all pleased with this product. It's got a good resolution, easy to carry, comes with a bag, and LG is known for good stability. The only minor thing is the battery life, but it's still longer than other projectors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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

    Works great for the size. Limited use at this time but believe it will be well worth the purchase. Had a picco in the past which was extremely convenient given the size but the increase quality of the LG should make up for the larger size

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected

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

    Nice projector. Too bad it doesn't have zoom on it though to reduce projection size. Only way to do that is to position it closer or farther from the projection surface. Not as bright as the more expensive units, but for this size, and portability, it's bright enough. I like the automatic keystone, and auto on/off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Projector

    Posted
    Nvrflycoach
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After buying, and RETURNING the Vivitek Qumi Q38, purchased this LG. GREAT picture, easy connectivity to MacBook, iPad and iPhone (need to purchase additional cables. I'm on the road teaching constantly, a bit dim, but hugely portable, and can continue teaching when the power goes off. Fantastic machine, there's a good reason for these high ratings

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Size Projector

    Posted
    catconn350
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great little projector. Fits in your hand. I can fit in my laptop bag. No more heavy equipment for presentations. Pretty easy to use. I have to learn a few more options. Built in speakers are pretty good for a small audience. Picture is great. It's a little pricy or I'd give it 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    easy to use but learn to adjust the Computer Rez

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

    Small and portable it was great but it took a while to learn how to make a picture show up correctly as I had to adjust the resolution settings on my laptop I got this on sale and it was a good value at sale price, I would not have paid the full retail for it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First time projector

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

    I use this in my small apartment and just project it on the wall which comes out okay, if I had the right screen to display it I’m sure it would look 100x better..but overall pretty satisfied with this device for not being to high in price or to cheap in quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend