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Quick OverviewModel - Viewsonic M1
Display & Projection
The ViewSonic M1 is an ultra-portable LED projector that delivers convenient entertainment in nearly any room. With a built-in battery and over 30,000 hours of operational life, this projector will deliver years of multimedia entertainment wherever it goes. Weighing less than two pounds, the M1’s compact and lightweight design makes it ideal for moving from room to room, or for indoor/outdoor usage. An integrated smart stand provides for simple 360-degree setup, while also doubling as a lens cover. Once the lens is uncovered, the projector
The integrated Smart Stand provides for simple 360-degree setup, allowing the projector to be placed in different positions at nearly any angle. The Smart Stand also doubles as a lens cover that automatically turns off the projector when closed, and automatically powers on the projector when open.
Integrated Harman Kardon Speakers deliver powerful performance in a small package. These speakers produce deep, loud, 360-degree room-filling sound perfect for music and movies at home, or on the go.
A USB Type-C port delivers fast data, audio, video and quick charging over a single cable.*
*The M1 power adapter must be plugged in for USB Type-C charging. When the M1 is not plugged in and operating on battery power alone, it can still play content from a mobile device connected via USB Type-C, but it cannot charge the mobile device. Please ensure the host device supports video transmission.
For entertainment on the go, a built-in battery provides up to 6 hours* of power so you can watch movies and share videos without the hassle of wires or cables. And thanks to 16GB of internal storage, you can enjoy up to 4,000 songs and up to 4 hours of movies.
This projector uses the latest solid-state LED technology that is both mercury-free and lamp-free, offering a greener, filter-free projector solution. The LED light source provides over 30,000 hours of usage* while consuming less than half the power of a typical LCD TV, thereby lowering your total cost of ownership.
A built-in safety feature temporarily turns off the lens when objects are detected too close to the projector. This is especially useful for protecting the eyes of wandering children or pets from direct light exposure.
Vertical keystone correction helps eliminate crooked and distorted images for a perfectly proportioned picture every time.
An integrated Micro SD card slot and built-in USB Type-A reader port allows you to playback photos, videos, and other multimedia without having to connect to a PC. The USB Type-A port also delivers charging power.
Model - Viewsonic M1, Category - Business & Education Projectors, Projection System - Ultra-Portable LED Projector, Resolution - WVGA (854 x 480), Max. Supported Resolution - 1920 x 1080, Light Output (lumens) - 250 Lumens, Light Source Life Hours (Normal/Economy) - 30000 Hours (Normal), Contrast Ratio - 120,000:1, Color Depth/Display Color - 1.07 Billion Colours (10 Bits), Throw Ratio - 1.2, Min-Max Image/Screen Size (Inch) - 24 Inch-100 Inch, Native/Compatible Aspect Ratio - 16:9, Projection Lens/Maximum Lens Aperture - Fixed Zoom, Speaker - 3Watt x 2, Keystone Correction - +-40 degrees Vertical, Features - lightweight design makes it ideal for moving from room to room, or for indoor/outdoor usage, An integrated smart stand provides for simple 360-degree setup, while also doubling as a lens cover, Once the lens is uncovered, the projector automatically powers on with full brightness for instant entertainment, A built-in safety feature temporarily turns off the lens when objects are detected too close to the projector, Dual Harman Kardon speakers provide crisp and clear sound for multimedia content, while a short throw lens can display large images in small spaces, Display Type - DLP LED, I/O Ports & Connectivity - USB 2.0 Type A x 1, USB 3.1 Type C x 1, Card Reader(Micro SD), 3.5mm Audio Out x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, Battery/Power Source/ Power Consumption - 100-240 VAC, 55W (typical), <0.5W (Stand-by), Weight - 0.7Kg, Others - Throw Distance: 40 in / 1.0 m, Color Depth: 1.07B Color (R/G/B 10bit), Frequency Horizontal: 15h-135kHz, Frequency Vertical: 23-120Hz, Physical Controls: Power, keystone/arrow keys, left/blank, menu/exit, right/panel key lock, mode/enter, auto, source, On Screen Display: Display, Image, Power Management, Basic, Advanced, System, Information (See user guide for full OSD functionality), Dimensions: 148 x 40.5 x 126mm, Specialty - Built-in Battery, Smart Stand, MicroSD Card slot/USB Type-A/USB Type-C, 360degree PROJECTION WITH SMART STAND, DUAL HARMAN KARDON SPEAKERS, USB TYPE-C FOR VIDEO AND POWER, A USB Type-C port delivers fast data, audio, video and quick charging over a single cable, HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT, ADVANCED LED LIGHT SOURCE, SAFETY AUTO-OFF, AUTOMATIC VERTICAL KEYSTONE CORRECTION, PLUG-AND-PLAY CONNECTIVITY, ultra-portable LED projector that delivers convenient entertainment in nearly any room, With a built-in battery and over 30,000 hours of operational life, this projector will deliver years of multimedia entertainment wherever it goes, Package Contents - M1 Projector, Power Cable, USB Type C Cable, Remote Control, Projector Case, Quick Start Guide, Necessary Accessories (Not Included) - 1. Projector Screen: 115.676.01 Super View 70x70 Inch Tripod Projector Screen, 2. Ceiling Mount Kits: 130.761.69 K2 Ceiling Mount Kits White Color For Multimedia Projector (Height Adjustable 15 Inch Normally & 11 Inch Expandable), 3. HDMI Cable: 61.471.12 Havit HDMI Male to Male 5 Meter Cable, 4. Wireless Presenter: 71.760.01 Micropack WPM-06 Black Pocket Wireless Presenter, 5. Wireless Display Adapter: 44.761.04 K2 Miracast Measy A2W HDMI Portable Wireless Display Adapter, Warranty - 1 year, Country of Origin - USA, Made in/ Assemble - China
Projectors have long been used as a presentation tool in business and commercial entertainment, as well as in some very high-end home theater systems. However, projectors are becoming more available and affordable for the average consumer. If you are looking for one, here are a few things you need to take into consideration when looking for a projector for your business or home setup.
The first thing you should take into consideration is the kind of content you want to show on the projector. Most business projectors are going to be used for a series of still images. If you're thinking about PowerPoint presentations and bar charts, then look in the business category. The home projector category is going to handle full motion video a lot better. If you want to play movies or games, make sure that your chosen projector can handle them.
Indoor vs. Outdoor
For the most part, if you want to use a projector outdoors, you need better quality all-round. You want the highest brightness, because you have less control over the ambient light, you want a high resolution and contrast ratio to boost your chances of a great picture, and you'll need a good screen or surface, and a decent sound system. One thing that might be more of a concern with an indoor projector is the noise it makes when operating, because that's going to be more noticeable in a small room, but beyond that a good outdoor projector will work well indoors too.
You should check out the reviews for your prospective projectors carefully and make sure that you get a reliable model. You'll often see a lamp life rating, estimating the maximum hours you'll get before needing to replace the bulb. Obviously the higher that is, the better your chances of it lasting a longer time. You should also check out the cost of replacement bulbs and other parts, and get an idea of how easy it will be to maintain and repair, should you need to.
If you're planning to install your projector in a fixed position, for something like a home theater, then you don't really have to worry about portability at all. If you plan on traveling around, using it for business presentations, then you'll want something that's as small as possible.
Zoom Range and Lens Shift
You should also consider the zoom range and lens shift capabilities carefully if you think you'll be using your projector in a variety of different environments, because these features will allow you to change the throw distance and alter the size and position of what you're projecting. Short throw projectors can be used in tight spaces and small rooms, whereas you'll need a long-throw lens if you want to use a projector in a theater or a very large space.
The aspect ratio is the shape of the video image you are projecting and it's really all about the source material. A standard TV has an aspect ratio of 4:3, while HDTV, widescreen DVD, and Blu-Ray content is 16:9 or closer to it. Most modern projectors are 16:9.
If you're using it for presentations then you can save money by going with a relatively low resolution, for example, SVGA is 800 x 600 pixels and will serve adequately. It really depends on the input material, so if you want to show HD movies and play games, you'll want a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels. If you're going to mix and match content, don't assume that a higher resolution projector will handle lower resolution content well, you really have to check. You can get 4K projectors, but you'll have to pay a premium, and there's a lack of 4K content right now.
The brightness you need depends on the environment where you'll be using the projector. The darker the environment is, the lower the brightness you can get away with, but, as a general rule, the brighter your projector is, the better. You'll find that brightness is measured in lumens. A rating of 1,000 lumens or less might be perfectly adequate for a business projector, to be used in small, darkened rooms. For a movie projector in an environment with some ambient light you might want a rating of 5,000 lumens or more.
This tells you the difference between the darkest and the brightest parts of the picture. The higher the contrast ratio, the better the picture will look. But lots of other factors, such as ambient light and screen quality will come into play here, so you can't rely on this spec alone.
The Right Technology
The vast majority of projectors on the market are going to be DLP (Digital Light Processing) or LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). DLP projectors have more moving parts and can suffer from the rainbow effect, because they use a spinning color wheel. LCD projectors are more reliable, but they tend to be a bit heavier. If you can afford to spend a bit more then another technology, called LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicone) will deliver the best quality images, but LCOS projectors tend to be comparatively heavy and expensive.
Projectors generally always have VGA ports, and you might find a range of other options, but if you're using it for games and movies then you'll want an HDMI port. A useful option for some people, especially in the business world, is a USB port that can handle a flash drive, because it's a handy way to carry a presentation.
Wi-Fi support can be very useful for streaming from all sorts of modern devices, so you don't have to plug in directly. For fixed projectors, an Ethernet port can be a really good idea, because it allows you to operate the projector online and it will be more reliable than Wi-Fi.