I needed a projector for DJ lightshows and had to spend many hours researching to get one that would be good enough for my needs but cheap enough that I could afford it..I had no idea there were quite that many projectors out there.
After reading some useful articles I was more informed.. I knew that for daytime projections to be visible I needed to go for at least 2000 lumens brightness and a gas powered bulb rather than LED as they were still not bright enough for my purposes, at my price point anyway (£175-£250)
I ended up finding the Optoma s310 at a very low price and after reading a number of highly favourable reviews I hit buy it now and crossed my fingers..
When it arrived next day I was impressed with the packaging for starters and was pleased that it arrived with a fitted soft case and remote. I soon had the unit set up and once it was running and in focus I had a bright colourful windows desktop on my wall, a few tweaks in the menu and the picture was even brighter, bigger and sharper than I ever hoped for at such a low price and this was in afternoon semi daylight (curtains open) I was just gobsmacked!
I couldn't wait to use it at night and my children and I watched some movies with the projected image on the wall, even without a screen it was so gorgeous I was glowing with pride. 5 hours continuous use and the casing was warm but not red hot as I expected..
My projector is still one of my most valued possessions and I have just bought a lightning to VGA connector so I can now plug my ipad into the projector. Wow, awesome, I am so impressed with this projector's ease of use and reliability and would not hesitate to recommend this unit to anyone.
The construction quality is solid and the picture quality is just amazing, especially for such a low price.
It has worked perfectly with all of my computers including Imac, PCs running windows XP, Windows 10, ipad mini and ipad air, all with excellent clear results.
I intend to get a short throw unit next and start building up a battery of units to do lightshows with!