Rated 5 out of
well bundled with all cables : vga, av, rgb composite, usb adapter. also in box with remote controller which was very useful when used in a classroom. brightness of 30 lumens was sufficient when light off even in daytime. played many audio and video formats with quite good loudness. at night might be heard little colling fan but its nothing compared to bigger projectors. in slide show once paused, when mowed to next slide there was no popping menus on the screen. it has no PDF nor PPS(power point) capabilities but those can be converted to jpeg format easy. also as it staded it works for about 2hrs when on full brightness and longer when in eco mode. at night lower brightness was in my opinion advantage as it wont hurt eyes. also 800x600 format is advantage over many piko projectors with 854x480 as a proector screen is filled in format 4:3 which is better when using OS.
some people might find it not as slim as acer piko or optoma piko but it still will fit in coat pocket. also it uses LCoS displays instead of DLP but I had already 2 DLP piko with failing DMD chips from mentioned above manufacturers. advantage of DLP was beter contrast but it failed easly within approx 300hrs. Philips PikoPix already working over that time with about 2300hrs as sometimes it works of mains all day and all night continously.
Date published: 2012-08-27
Rated 3 out of
Not very suitable for photo presentations
A significant attraction for me to buy this projector was the opportunity to save images to the hard drive in order to give photo presentations without the need for a laptop and cables.
One major flaw with this product is that if using it to give a slideshow presentation using photos, the period that each image shows before automatically moving on to the next one is a selectable range between just 2 and 20 seconds. If you want the image to remain on show for longer, there is no other option other than to press play and then pause each time, which means that for several seconds a banner with a play and then a pause icon obscures the image and gives a very unprofessional look.
Hopefully this relatively simple problem can be overcome with a software update from Phillips......?
Date published: 2012-01-12
Rated 5 out of
Pocket-Sized Wonder With Huge Impact-PPX1430
The first thing to say about the Pico-Pix unit is how small it is, and how light it is to hold. It was so small that I began to worry about how it would be capable of a decent performance - I needn't have worried, but more of that later.
The unit feels robust, although it is made of plastic, and is well designed. All of the connections are together and clearly labelled. On top of the unit is the main navigation ring with "OK" and "Return" buttons that are familiar and intuitive in use. There is also a handy tri-pod stand for viewing on the go using the phone/MP4/SD/or mini-USB connectors.
The main video connector (if you are not using the SD card slot to play movies directly) looks like a mini-HDMI port, but sadly the unit doesn't have that connectivity - a real pity as not everything uses component these days. All of the other video options (VGA, Component, Computer etc) connect through this single port using a variety of different cables.
Once charged (around an hour in practice), I've found that my unit exceeds the promised "up to 2.5 hrs" by about a further 1.5 hrs, so more than enough to view even the longest presentation or movie!
Attaching the unit to a video source is easy and intuitive, the results I was not prepared for. The image is far beyond what I'd dared to hope it would be. Attached to a DVD player via the optional component RGB connector available from Philips, I have watched several different types of dark and light images and tones. The colours were vibrant, contrast great (obviously the projection surface makes a difference here) and the detail was excellent - once I'd remembered to re-focus using the ring about the lens.
There is a drop off in brightness the further away you move from the screen, but I did fill a 60 inch space comfortably with a great image but black-out room conditions (Philips says it can project an image of up to 80 inches). In my experience, images up to 26 inches look great in ambient lighting during the day.
The unit is very quiet in operation and, although it does have an in-built speaker (too under-powered for anything except emergencies) attaching the unit to decent headphones or sound system and, honestly, you have a great little home cinema projection system that could easily go in the spare bedroom, games room, or child's bedroom. Add to this that the unit is pocket-sized and portable and I think you'll see you have a winner on your hands. Excellent product that surpassed my expectations!
Date published: 2011-12-26
Rated 2 out of
Connecting to a laptop is a problem!
I've had this device for four years but have rarely used it as I intended due to the inconvenient connectivity to my Lenovo laptop. The standard package comes without the HDMI cable that I would need. I have been unable to project presentations, having instead to reformat .ppt to single images (which must then be accurately numbered to ensure chronology)! I have not been able to store movies on the memory provided, having to use a usb stick instead (the usb connection to my laptop does not allow me to play movies from my laptop!). and I have not been able to do the simplest things such as work on word documents from my laptop! Honestly, I want my money back!
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 1 out of
We got upgraded to this product because the one be low it was not available. it seemed all very very to start, usb connectivity and sd card as well as ability to link to computers.
the photo display i was impressed with HOWEVER.
if your buying this for videos which i was -- IT DOESNT WORK!!!
nor me, or the people at the shop could get it to play ANY videos we connected to it.
furthermore it says that it is compatible to many .mov etc, however it doesnt. the only one it recognised was .mov
this was such a disappointment as the case was beautiful its light and really easy to use....
Date published: 2012-06-05
Rated 4 out of
good.not great but still ok for the 300 euro that i pay
Reads all video formats i use: mkv, divx,blueray, and all from a memory stick o4d external hdd up to 32 g. Still the image is not 100% clear and can not be adjusted more. It is a great product for home use with family and friends. Like, it is usual to philips there was no battery for remote control and no cable for computer connection which will cost you another 35 euro.
Date published: 2013-01-25