MegaPlex MG-850HD Easy Home Theater 3LCD Projector
The unit is easy to set-up and use, the brightness excellent and the clarity of the projection easy to fine tune.
The interface with an iPad is moderate at best, the connection acceptable but far more flimsy than I would have expected.
I also thought of this as a portable unit, so the absence of a carrying case seems like an oversight.
December 15, 2013
The projector performed well using a dvd player with video and audio inputs. I haven't tried any apple devices yet. The built in audio was good in an outdoor venue.
October 31, 2013
Beautiful picture easy to set up I use this for outdoor movies and some football and concert films Movies look great the color is on the mark and the blacks look just fine the price was right Movies look just as good as the old drive ins did Epson has made going to the drive in a reality once again thanks Epson
October 27, 2013
Epson Mega Plex MG 850 HD
TO conclude I hope Epson continues to make and improves this projector. I would most definitely buy another one when the time comes to replace it.
August 8, 2013
No matter what adjustments I make to the image, there is always a yellow tint to the image. When the projector is on, you can even see a yellow tint inside the projector where the lamp is located. It mostly appears in the upper half of the projected image.
August 1, 2013
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