LG PW800 review

Light as a feather, pretty as a peach

Light and sweet
Light and sweet

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I thoroughly enjoyed using the PW800. Yes, it has a few minor flaws, and one feature that is totally off-limits if you don't own an Android device. But if you just need a solid projector for a modestly-sized room, you'll be impressed with LG's new creation.

We liked:

The PW800 is so simple that anyone can use it. If you're looking for someone who wants a great no-frills projector with a few cool features, then the LG PW800 is for you. It comes with almost everything – it is 3D ready, it has a powerful bulb, it features a ton of connectors and it's light as a feather.

The PW800's image quality is impressive, especially for a device that costs less than most laptops. You can't go wrong with this device.

We disliked:

Auto focus is a pretty standard feature on most projectors. Having to manually adjust the focus to get the image to be perfect is a nuisance, especially for anyone who will be using the PW800 for important meetings. What's the point of having a machine that boots so quickly if you're going to make users waste valuable time bringing the image into focus?

Hands down, the Wireless Display was the projector's worst feature. It won't work unless you own an Android device, which is incredibly inconvenient. If you're an Apple enthusiast, you must keep this in mind before making a purchase.

The sound quality is as bad as most other projectors. If you're an entertainment enthusiast, and you want to watch movies with the sound at full blast, you will need to look into a premium projector at a higher price-point.

Final verdict:

With only 800 lumens, this pocket-sized projector really handles its own. It comes with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, it's 3D-ready, and it packs a DLP LED bulb – these are wonderful specs at this price. The build and image quality is perfect and it's ideal for anyone who wants to pack a projector up and take it out on the road. There are other projectors out there, PW800 is a dream of a purchase.