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I love my Optoma PK301 Pocket Pico Projector

Clive Maxfield
12/15/2010 08:26 PM EST

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   10/10/2011 2:26:37 PM
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I just picked up a "cheap and cheerful" tripod from my local Walmart store for about $15 and it worked perfectly -- Max

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Aleksja   10/9/2011 8:54:24 PM
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Please, can you tell me which tripod did you buy for the Optoma PK301? If you also have a remote control, I would be also interested on it. I read that many tripod, even those recommenden in Amazon together with the projector doesn't fit to it. Thank you

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Max The Magnificent   2/7/2011 5:21:25 PM
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As I mentioned in the article -- the projector wouldn't recognize the VGA port as long as I also had the USB connector plugged in -- as soon as I unplugged the USB connector everything worked OK

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swineheart   2/5/2011 4:59:38 PM
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I found the conversion software cropped my Powerpoint Slides. Most of the time I just want this device to project from my computer, either for a ppt. presentation, or when running a movie. Like you mentioned, the projector fails to recognize the computer via the VGA port. I have fiddled extensively and can't seem to get this most basic function working. Did you ultimately find a solution to this?

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Pmarganski   12/16/2010 10:14:14 PM
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We've done several pico projector reviews at www.picopros.com - including PK-301

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Max The Magnificent   12/16/2010 2:41:08 PM
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If you are driving it from your computer then you can use a wireless mouse to advance the PowerPoint presentation. If you are using it in standalone mode then you should also purchase the remote control (also available from Amazon for $20). I also invested in a tripod from Wal Mart for $14 because it's a lot easier to get the perfect size/distance than trying to mount the projector on a table top -- even if you do place it on the table top you can use the tripod in its shortest mode to give the projector a bit of height. If you get one let me know what you think -- Max

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Patk0317   12/16/2010 11:03:12 AM
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This sounds like a great little box I can use when I am visiting universities. For $350 I think I will try one out to see if it can increase productivity in my world!

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Max The Magnificent   12/15/2010 8:40:59 PM
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Have you had any experiences with Pico Projectors -- if so please share them with the rest of us.

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