Road-warrior professionals will love the Optoma ML500 LED portable projector for its compact size and powerful features which support powerful and effective presentations in a variety of environments without complexity. Meanwhile, small office and home office users presenting to small groups can meet their projection needs without the cost and complexity of an installation projector. Home users will appreciate the opportunity to take their entertainment with them-or quickly set up an impromptu backyard theater.
The ML500 is designed to be simple to use. The built-in Office viewer delivers PC-free projection of Microsoft Office documents, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. from onboard memory, SD cards, or USB flash drives. USB display provides quick, easy projection from laptops. An HDMI connector lets the projector connect readily to the broadest possible range of devices. Auto Keystone automatically optimizes the image shape for non-standard projection setups. Instant On/Off minimizes time to projection.
I bought this Optoma ML500 projector for personal use in my house. It is the perfect size for mounting in a small space. I mounted in my game room so that I could watch videos while I'm playing pool. I mounted it in the middle of the room and it filled up the whole end wall. The clarity of the images is great when used with a blue-ray player. Don't make the mistake I did and hook it up to a regular dvd player because I initially thought it was the projector that was giving me subpar clarity. Once I hooked it up to my blue-ray player I saw the true quality of this projector. I am extremely satisfied with this purchase.
I use this for giving training and to DJ company events. So the big things for me are easy setup, portability and sturdiness. This projector easily meets those conditions. The bonus features are the HDMI input, WXGA wide-screen format support and ability to display content off a SD card. For the price I would have like something better than a one year warranty. An RF remote would have been nice too. Pointing a infrared remote is a hassle.