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I have an M5. It performs very nice in my dorm. I like the size and built-in battery, making it possible for me to bring it to my friend's place. We had a double-screen gaming night!

You can use a firestick easily. I also use chromecast to mirror my phone/laptop. So I can use it in my study group to share my screen.

Hope this is helpful.
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Quote (Takera1986 on Aug 16, 2017 11:13 AM):
I have an M5. It performs very nice in my dorm. I like the size and built-in battery, making it possible for me to bring it to my friend's place. We had a double-screen gaming night!

You can use a firestick easily. I also use chromecast to mirror my phone/laptop. So I can use it in my study group to share my screen.

Hope this is helpful.

Thanks for sharing. This model fits well in our budget. But many people recommended me go for big brands, like epson, optoma, benq,etc. May I ask how do you think the performance of M5. Why did you chose this model rather than those branded ones? Thanks
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I will throw out that I have no issue with AAXA. They have been in the Pico projector industry for a number of years and have a well established reputation. The reason they aren't really in with the other brands is not just size, but because they haven't had any 1080p projectors until just now and that they strictly are in the Pico industry, which is limiting.

So, they aren't going to be in classrooms anytime soon, or any serious home theater. They are sitting in a very niche part of an already niche industry. But, that being said, they are one of the most well respected brands within that niche. They are known for making a good product and I have heard very few complaints about them over the years. They tend to advertise a bit closer to specification, but still, LEDs only get so bright.

The M5 is a 1280x800 projector, so about half the resolution of their 1920x1080 M6 model. Not the end of the world if budget is an issue. Likewise, the rated 900 lumens (more likely 500 or so) is plenty for a 100" diagonal in a dark room.

At $400 for a refurbished unit, they are very well priced, but there is still the Optoma HD142x which is only $550 brand new and is significantly brighter (1,200+ lumens calibrated) and uses the full larger home theater DLP chip at 1920x1080 resolution.

There are certainly choices and options. There is no one answer, and there may not even be a 'best' answer at this time. Someday, perhaps we will have Pico projectors which can actually hit 1,500 lumens and be the size of the current models with 1080p or higher resolution... But not yet.
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Quote (AV_Integrated on Aug 21, 2017 7:05 AM):
I will throw out that I have no issue with AAXA. They have been in the Pico projector industry for a number of years and have a well established reputation. The reason they aren't really in with the other brands is not just size, but because they haven't had any 1080p projectors until just now and that they strictly are in the Pico industry, which is limiting.

So, they aren't going to be in classrooms anytime soon, or any serious home theater. They are sitting in a very niche part of an already niche industry. But, that being said, they are one of the most well respected brands within that niche. They are known for making a good product and I have heard very few complaints about them over the years. They tend to advertise a bit closer to specification, but still, LEDs only get so bright.

The M5 is a 1280x800 projector, so about half the resolution of their 1920x1080 M6 model. Not the end of the world if budget is an issue. Likewise, the rated 900 lumens (more likely 500 or so) is plenty for a 100" diagonal in a dark room.

At $400 for a refurbished unit, they are very well priced, but there is still the Optoma HD142x which is only $550 brand new and is significantly brighter (1,200+ lumens calibrated) and uses the full larger home theater DLP chip at 1920x1080 resolution.

There are certainly choices and options. There is no one answer, and there may not even be a 'best' answer at this time. Someday, perhaps we will have Pico projectors which can actually hit 1,500 lumens and be the size of the current models with 1080p or higher resolution... But not yet.

Thanks for the clarification. Yeah, there are too many models to choose. Now I am debating between the two models you suggested. I found both on Amazon.M5-$479 VS Optoma $549

https://www.amazon.com/AAXA-M5-Projector-Brightness-Resolution/dp/B01M0G3HGL/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503347273&sr=1-1&keywords=aaxa+m5

https://www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD142X-Lumens-Theater-Projector/dp/B01HQCF6R6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503346747&sr=8-1&keywords=optoma+hd+142x

But just last question. Does this Optoma model need more maintenance, such as lamp change? If so, how much is it and how often? Thanks very much!
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