Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vballgirl a total wow factor/ couldn't be happier
When buying my first projector I looked around for a long time. When i started looking i realized that Epson was the best projector seller. They had the most products of any company. When I came arcossed the Megaplex MG-850 HD I was shocked. I was worried about it only having 720p, but that was unoticeable. The screen felt like the movies and amazingly played remarably well in light and dark conditions, expectally for only playing on a white sheet (we haven't bought our screen yet). I am so happy i purchased this product and the fact that it has an ipod dock for all those ipod fanatics gives it that extra wow factor i was looking for.
January 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Amazing!
This is my first projector so I can't really compare the quality to other projectors. However, the value of this projector for the price has left me amazed. I'm projecting an image of about 90'' on a yellowish kind of wall and the image is as clear if not clearer than my 720p 40'' samsung lcd TV. Some people also wrote there is no PC port but there is a mini PC serial port on back. The speakers are very good for being attached to a projector. Movies from the idock are clear but due to apple only allowing a low res output hooking up a bluray through hdmi makes a very impressive picture. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a larger screen at a very affordable price.
December 31, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deanc great !!
great picture, easy setup,excellent customer service, fast shipment.
March 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sue Why it's good but not perfect
This projector is quite amazing. Frees me from having to travel to meetings with my laptop. Working with iPad video was a challenge at first, but once I figured out how to do it, I was impressed, especially with sound quality. Biggest problem is the remote. If you do not have it with you, e.g. leave it behind in the office, there seems to be no workaround. Without the remote, you are absolutely stuck. I am going to see if I can get a second remote to carry with me all the time. It is possible I can velcro the remote to the projector to always have it with me.
January 9, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tech-savvy chic Not compatible with iPhone 5
It's too bad there is no convenient solution for iphone5 use. Technical support is clueless when it comes to the Lightning port on the new Apple iPhone5. I purchased a 30-pin to Lightning adaptor from Apple. It simply allows users to connect with all their previous accessories. When I placed my phone on the dock with the adaptor, the Epson recognizes that there is an iPod device attached, but it does not project what is displayed on my iPhone5. I've heard of a convoluted workaround using an HDMI cable & an additional adaptor. With all of that, I may as well purchase a different product with direct support for the latest iPhone devices. Or, at the very least, Epson should release a "software patch" or an App that will make this compatible.
December 2, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Perfect
I was looking for a projector that I could use for an occasional PC presentation and at home with my iPAD. I quickly learned that there are trade offs with projectors, that one size does not fit all. Then I discovered the Megaplex 850HD.
This is technically a home theater projector yet small enough to carry away from home for that occasional presentation in a conference environment. While I've only used it a short while I found it to set up easily and works perfectly with my PC and iPAD. The picture is bright (even in economy mode), sharp, and the machine runs quietly. The built-in speakers are adequate but external speakers can be used with the source, eg iPAD, to realize true stereophonic sound when streaming videos with music.
In short, I think this machine perfectly fits what I had in mind.
May 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DMAN VERY NICE PROJECTOR BUT......
Vey nice image and bright! However using it to view PDF's or Power points is more than just going through the menu and clicking. I was hoping to put up some Youtube and other and it was more trouble than its worth. Whats more if your showing a movie outside the speakers may not be the best. You CANNOT add additional speakers because this unit does not have AUIDO output. It has INPUT but not out if your using an Iphone or Ipad to show a movie you are stuck with the projector speakers. Ugh.
August 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chios1969 Great Value
It's a very nice and obviously portable unit from Epson for the money, and very easy setup with both the iPad and A/V inputs. The clarity was better than I expected and it was very easy to 'true' the image. The sound was very good with the built-ins and the online interface was very intuitive, so much so that the printed quick start installation was hardly needed. I'm very pleased with what Epson has offered for the price.
January 9, 2013