A weekend away with LG’s PW800 Minibeam Projector
The PW800 punches above its weight and is capable of projecting an 800 lumen image up to 100-inches in size. You're also getting WXGA resolutions, which are very similar to 720p. 800 lumens is on the lower end of the projector brightness scale, but I was still comfortably able to view what I was watching during the day. Pardon the pun, but the PW800 really shines when you put it in a dark room, especially if you've got a projector screen (or a bed sheet that you can hang up).
Importantly, setup is really easy. I plugged the PW800 into the wall, used a HDMI cable to connect the set-top box with the projector, and I was good to go. It's literally a case of plug and play.
As you might expect from a small projector, the PW800 doesn't have amazing speakers. They're fine, but a little tinny. Thankfully, there's a headphone jack, so you've always got the option of connecting headphones or speakers if you want better sound.
At AUD$1,119, LG's PW800 is more about portability than performance, but the pint-sized projector is sure to win fans based on size alone. It certainly won me over.