|Quote (CW_Projector on Apr 21, 2016 2:27 PM):|
I want a projector that you don't need to plug a device such as a DVD player / Laptop into, but rather one with internet access that you can either browse content directly using a remote or push content to using a smartphone or tablet, or something like that.
Oh... You want a laptop.
Seriously, that's what you want.
Projectors aren't computers. They have to be plugged in, and they aren't typically 'smart' devices. You want a keyboard and a mouse and a computer hooked up to a projector so you can just go with that setup.
Really, you can get micro computers and hook them up to a projector. They actually make a computer on a stick...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883798517&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Desktop+PC-_-N82E16883798517&gclid=Cj0KEQjwl-e4BRCwqeWkv8TWqOoBEiQAMocbPy7eulSTs5y7IvmBpbWjVfJODZATnNaIwoRSG0d3clAaAhvc8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
It's severely under powered, but you don't get something for nothing, and a $100 computer is nothing.
You just plug it into a projector and you are done.
If you want limited brightness and some 'smart' features like Netflix, then check out the LG PF1500U which is plenty portable and can deliver about a 100 to 120 inch diagonal in a dark room. It has wifi built in and is based on the LG Smart platform. It's pretty cool, but won't match the Benq HT2500 projector for brihtness or image quality.
You can also get a number of additional streaming 'stick' type devices such as a Roku stick, or Chromecast for $50 or less.
I'm not sure what your desire for pure convenience is, but wireless is a myth that is sold by those that don't get how video works. HDMI runs at 3GB+ per second uncompressed. That's 3 times faster than a gigabit switch supports if that were the only thing using it. What are you really expecting here?
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