Get an Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD iDevice projector for $645

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Get an Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD iDevice projector for $645

The Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD pumps out 2,800 lumens from your favorite iDevice–or more traditional video sources.

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One of my favorite products of the year is Epson’s MegaPlex MG-850HD projector. Plunk your iPhone , iPod , or iPad into its pop-out iDevice dock and presto: You’ve got a complete home theater anywhere there’s a chunk of wall space.

The unit has a list price of $799, but P.C. Richard & Son sells the Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD projector for $644.97 shipped.

Still pricey, yes, but I’ve been reviewing one for the past couple weeks and think it’s a great buy.

On its own, the MG-850HD is a 720p projector that pumps out an impressive 2,800 lumens. In other words, it’s very bright. Plus, it has built-in 10-watt stereo speakers that deliver admirably robust audio.

Epson outfitted the projector with HDMI, component, and composite video inputs, so you can connect just about any source. Of course, the big draw is the iDevice dock, which lets you watch all your iTunes videos, play your movies and slideshows, and even run Netflix.

There are a couple limitations, most notably that a lot of other video-streaming apps (Crackle, Hulu, HBO Go, etc.) aren’t compatible with the MG-850H… [Read more]

Get an Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD iDevice projector for $645

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