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LG - PH150B 720p Wireless LCOS Projector - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect for my needs

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    teaman99
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    I wanted mini-projector as a low cost alternative to a large screen TV in my bedroom (to shoot against the wall). I looked at several options. I was going to go cheap, but avoided the Amazon options because many seemed to be Chinese knockoffs that said they couldn't play netflix, youtube, etc. Which defeats the purpose for me. I was originally considering getting the Best Buy model, but at the last second, bought this LG one instead. It's still early yet, but so far, I'm happy. Unfortunately, you can't wife your iPhone to it, but I knew that going in. Seems to be true for most projectors. But it does play Netflix and Youtube. It doesn't play DirecTV app, but I think that's more a function of the app. It USED to play, but once I upgraded the app, it stopped working. I think it may be a DirecTV thing to somehow prevent piracy (don't ask me how -- that's just my research). The picture quality is more than acceptable. I don't mean that as a backhanded compliment. It's better than what I had expected. It's not 1080 HDTV, but I shoot it against a light gray wall from maybe 8-10 feet away, and the picture is clear and sharp. I found it works better for film and TV than fast-moving sports. Not sure why that is, but I wouldn't recommended it for sports. The sound is fine. You can use a sound bar. I have one and don't even bother to plug it in. Haven't even tried it. One day I might, but for now, the sound is good enough that it hasn't inspired me to try. I use this projector in a dark room, usually at night, and I turn off the lights. So it's a dark room, even during the day. If i watched this in a brighter room, would be a different story. So this is almost perfect for my needs. A lens cover would make it better. The fact that I had to buy a $50 apple adapter to use this was a big hit (I also bought a $25 tripod to put this on). And I wish I could use DirecTV Now app with this, but I think the issue is with the app, not this projector. But again, having said all that, this is actually better than I expected, as long as there are no issues going forward, I am very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Starter Projector

    Posted
    BikingOtter
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    I was worried that the 130 Lumens would not be sufficient, but I was wrong. 130 is just fine. I got this while it was on sale and for the money it can't be beat. Pros: 720P Native Resolution (others are usually 800x480) 100,000:1 contrast ratio, as opposed to others that are 1,000:1. Makes the colors pop a little more between scenes that are dark and have some colors in them. Smooth! Unsure why it appears smoother than my monitor and TV. unsure of the refresh rate. Bluetooth! Brightness - Although it's low, it works perfect in my room. I can see it with the lights on (at night) just fine. I have blackout curtains and it fits my needs. Movies and games, go for it. Presentations for school/work, get something brighter. Didn't know the bottom had a tripod mount. Made it easier for me to project wherever. It's not a no-name projector on Amazon with false advertisements on resolution. Neutral: Battery- haven't used it without. Wasn't my purpose for buying it. Speaker-I have a bluetooth speaker and bluetooth headphones. Makes it nice for some quiet gaming on a big screen. Cons: No lens cover Keystone correction is automatic, which makes it nice, but I would like to have control of it myself. No carrying pouch, which I wish it had as it's a portable projector. I'm very satisfied with this projector. I bought it so that I could have movie nights/gaming nights on a large screen. I live in an apartment and buying a huge 55" TV was a mistake and returned it. So far I am happy with it. Do I wish I had 1080P? Yes. But because of the LCOS projector, pixels don't pop up at the size I displayed it on (~60"). It could be clearer, but for the price you can't beat it. 4K TVs run a little more than this projector, but the projector is portable. I can take it just about anywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent mini projector. HDMI issues.

    Posted
    Matt
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    Nicely build, has good features. HDMI input has some issues, maybe my device has a fault. It keeps losing sync. I am using an AppleTV 4K version with its original cable at 1080p60Hz. Any other resolution is worse. I am planning to return it because of this problem. There is no wireless display for iOS devices. Bluetooth speaker works fine, the delay is well compensated. Fan noise is low but it is there. Display color and quality is not impressive but much better than what you would expect from such a small device. Luminance is enough to watch something in an artificially lit living room. Other than the HDMI problem, this is quite OK for the price and size.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    dimmer than expected

    Posted
    shaNker
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    I purchased a cheap 800x480 resolution projector for one of my kid's birthdays and I thought it was fun so I wanted to get one with some type of HD resolution. The one I got for my kid was $55 on sale, and so I though since this LG PH150B (black) PH150G (gold) was much more, I expected a much better image. I was so wrong. This projector seems to be much less bright than the one I got for my daughter's birthday. Also it claims to be LCoS display technology, but those are supposed to be expensive and not have any rainbow effect. This one is cheap and it DOES have the rainbow effect. I'm still currently looking for something better. I might keep it as it is better resolution than what I got for my daughter but I am just shocked at the lack of image upgrade there is compared to what I paid from the lower end one to this LG projector.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why all the awesome reviews

    Posted
    depoman

    I just bought this projector last night. After reading all the reivews I thought this was going to be awesome. I have zero experience with projectors. If you are expecting anything close to what you see on a tv, then you will be disappointed. Yes, it does produce a watchable image in a completely black room, but it is definately not 720P. As I watched a movie using screen share, I would look at the picture on my phone and then the projector image and the difference was night and day. I guess my expectations were way too high. My biggest disappointment was the resolution. I played with the focus adjustment and tried moving the projector closer and farther away - but it never got close to 720P. I will be returning it tomorrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      If you're in need of some guidance with using your projector, please head to our support page at @LGUSSupport on Twitter so a specialist can help out. ^CP LG

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the $$

    Posted
    Jaymac
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    I must say I was surprised by the features and ease of use. The size make it great for travel as well as using it as a tool for work. I would recommend having it dark as it does not show that great in a lighted room at all but the quality you get in a dark envirornment is excellent. The bluetooth features and the battery life are both good as well. It truely did hold a charge for 2 1/2 hours of continual use. Definitely would recomend for an entry level, very portable solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works well in a dark room

    Posted
    BestBuyPatron
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    If you are in need of a compact projector and will only use it in dark rooms, then this may be a good fit for you. Projecting from my phone or computer were both very easy. The room where I need to project has a couple of windows and there are no blinds, so even with the lights off and projecting on a screen, it was almost impossible to even notice the projector was on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      Thanks so much for the excellent review. Such detailed information really helps our R&D team understand our customers and what it takes to make you happy. We greatly appreciate the feedback and we are sorry the projector did not meet your expectations. ^CP LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweet projector

    Posted
    Steven
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    I waited to write a review on this until I had it for a while. I was sceptical due to it's small form factor, but this thing as been great! Wonderful picture quality and size possibilities. I mostly use it to show movies on my garage for the neighborhood. It has (expectedly) poor audio quality, so you will want an external bluetooth speaker. This projector is COMPLETELY worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did my homework!

    Posted
    Artgtr
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    I read numerous reviews, all said very good & would recommend the purchase. All good, I didn’t realize, connector adapter not included. So we were unable to try it out yet, have to buy the adapter & hdmi cable, so this is an additional $40. To be spent yet. I signed an agreement that this has a 15% restocking fee, if we choose to return it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great portable projector

    Posted
    Kidkjk25
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    I bought this right before I went on a trip and it was great for doing training for a small group. I had to crank up the brightness from the factory setting but it accomplished what I needed it for. The battery drains quicker the brighter you make it but in a dark room it should be good at half brightness. Great projector for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for showing movies and shows anywhere

    Posted
    TLFS
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    Bought this to show movies and games outside. Easy to set up, connects to any wireless enabled device and able to stream to yahoo tv, youtube, netflix. Able to use smart phone to connect to account and easy to adjust. We did purchase a pvc material screen to put up on a wall using grommets. For the price, a great way to watch what you want on a big screen!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value, good luminance, ultra-portable

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    PipePistoleer
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    I was skeptical about this when I saw how small it was, but it performs amazingly well. We use this to project onto a 100"+ screen on our screened in back deck - even when there is some daylight this projector will put out enough light to make things visible on the screen if it's within 6-7 feet. Great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great projector for small theater

    Posted
    Duch
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    Works perfectly and it’s bright, you may have to occasionally refocus the projector but it’s few and far between, I have it projecting about a 70” screen on my wall and it’s of good quality, if it were a little smaller the quality would be much better but it does project a very big screen. Bluetooth works well, overall I love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It got the job done

    Posted
    div12super
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    I could have paid twice as much and got a projector that does twice as much, but this unit got the job done great! I had to give a presentation in a meeting room for 30 people and this projector was up to the task. It does have limitations, but for doing Power Points it worked just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good projector!

    Posted
    Kitt
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    Good projector for a nice price. Is compact, easy to install, works good with google chromecast. Sound is ok, but would recommend to pair it to a soundbar for a nice experience. Works best if you have a dark room, otherwise choose a projector with a higher voltage led bulb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great projector

    Posted
    Cristiano
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    I like too much the projector. The quality of image is nice and you can connect a bluetooth speaker, because the projector has this function. I tried with a chromecast. It works great. You can use with netflix, youtube,... GEAT PROJECTOR

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes simple is best

    Posted
    Giduthuri
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    I paired this with Insignia NS-CAPGASP2 Bluetooth speaker with google assistant to use it as my Bedroom media. Excellent combination and superb experience. Always works. I use my Samsung Note or google chrome cast to cast media.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for price

    Posted
    Thomas
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    Great projector for the price. Great image quality but works best in a dark room. Speaker isn’t very loud, I connect to my Bose speaker when I use the projector. Easy setup and it’s very small so It’s easy to store and to travel with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Stefanie
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    Works great! Good picture quality. Absolutely love it. It even fits in my camera tripod. Only negative is the speaker is so small, it has low and crackling sound. Connect the projector to Bluetooth speaker or headphones for great sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for the price

    Posted
    Brstanfo
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    I bought this on a whim and have been very impressed with it. I use it with a Bluetooth speaker and it works great. Saved me a bunch of money on buying a tv, I use this instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend