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Need Help Deciding on a Projector!
Just to briefly introduce myself, my name is Daniel and I am a 22 year old student attending university in Southern California. I'm kind of a movie buff and obsessed with TV dramas so I love watching NetFlix or Hulu in my spare time. I lurk around these forums from time to time, but I created an account to get some help and advice on which projector I should buy. Right now, the situation is me and my roommates just moved into a new apartment a week ago and noticed that we had a nice, white wall in the living room that we could use for watching movies! My roommates aren't into movies as much as I am but I convinced them that it'll be a great idea if we chipped in to buy a projector (Plus it'll be a great way to impress our girlfriends ). Also, the NFL season is coming up and it'll be awesome to watch some football on a big screen!
Of course, we are kind of on a budget because security deposit and furniture took a hit on our bank accounts (thank goodness for financial aid haha). We're not looking for a top of the line business projector since we'll probably have a maximum audience of 4 to 5 people, but we are looking for something that is bright enough for movies and football games. I was doing some research and it seems like BenQ and Optoma are the leading brands; however, BenQ is simply way too expensive for us! After further research, I discovered AAXA Technologies and they have a mini projector called the LED Android! Of course I was intrigued because I never heard of any projector that ran an Android OS. I mean theoretically speaking, if the projector ran Android then it should come with NetFlix, am I correct? It can also project 1080p and has 550 lumens (to be honest, I have no idea how bright that is but a quick Google Image search makes it seem like it'll be more than bright enough for our use). I'm not sure what the throw ratio is like, but I attached a picture of our wall just so you guys can get an idea how big we want our projection to be.
(Pardon the mess, we're still moving a lot of stuff around haha)
Has anyone had any experience with the LED Android from AAXA Technologies or with the company in general? I'm kind of hesitant because I never really heard of the company but it seems like they are pretty up there in business of mini-projectors. Then again a projector that can run NetFlex directly would be absolutely perfect for me. Not to mention it's definitely affordable split 4-ways!