Gear: iSival MP620B1.
I have wanted to create a setup with a projector for the longest time. Browsing through the internet I found a link to a very interesting product that had/has not gained enough attention. This is the iSiVaL Instruments projector (MP720B1). It mostly got my attention because of the small form factor, really great life (30,000 hours), and 720p to 1080p video resolution. For $500 it seemed too good to be true. So I ordered one and I'm super amazed at how well this projector works. Other pico projectors might be about $300 to $400 but they don't offer as high resolution as this device does. They might be a little more portable but they really don't deliver the picture quality that the iSiVaL does.
If I used this projector 8 hours a day it would give me 3,750 days or close to 10 years worth of life. This is by far a better alternative to expensive projectors which you need to replace burned light lamps every once in a while. If you had to haul around a 80 inch HDTV you would be in a lot of trouble, with the iSiVaL projector it's super easy to move from place to place.
It's not meant to work with a room with too much light, which is totally fine with me. My "cave" is dark enough.
Excerpt from their website:
The new SiVal MP720B1 Hi-Definition Mini projector is the longest life mini-projector available with its cutting-edge LED technology. Its High Definition LCOS projection technology helps your presentation be memorable and successful. This portable and quiet projector is suitable to watch HD movies or play games .
- 1280 x 768 HD Native Resolution – support 1080p, display up to 980,000 pixels with 16:9 (native) and 4:3 aspect ratio.
- Long Projection Life – This mercury-free LED light source has a long life up to 30,000 hours, saves money, and avoids replacing light sources. No warming up, no cooling down.
- LCOS technology – Liquid Crystal On Single chip technology brings you life-like images and video.
- Easy Connectivity - Multiple interfaces (HDMI, VGA, CVBS) deliver high quality connectivity to laptops, desktops, DVD/Blu-Ray players and gaming consoles. HDCP supported
- Keystone Adjustment
- Easy Usability – Easily controlled by Keypad on projector or by Remote Cotrol
- Portable - Compact design with 5.9’’X 1.97’’ X 4.92’’ and a 1.76 pounds
- Green Device – With the efficient, mercury-free LED technology, you can help protect our planet.