Description: Although Sony is one of the biggest leading companies in the technology world, its MP-CL1A still has its own pros and cons. The projector has a metallic body that is compact, very portable, and light enough to be carried anywhere you go. You can easily access the menu by pressing a single button on the side. In terms of video and color reproduction quality, the smart projector has an okay performance because the video will become dim when you play it in the light room. Another letdown is the weak Wi-Fi connection and its hefty price tag
Expensive price ($400)
Keystones need to be set manually in preset menu
Video playback quality is a bit dim in the light room
Plug Type The type of AC power plug the projector uses. There are many plug types, but the most popular ones are Type A (mostly used in the USA), Type C (mostly used in Europe, South America and Asia) and Type G (mostly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia and Singapore)
EU, US, UK
Power Supply This is a component which is integrated in the portable projector and is used to supply the projector with electrical power. Measured in Volts (V). This information is how much volts does the power supply use.
5 V (volt)
Battery Information whether or not the portable projector has a built-in battery.
Battery Capacity Information about the capacity of the battery. Measured in Milliamp Hours or mAh. The bigger the mAh the longer your phone stays up and running. The battery capacity varies from 2000 to 4000 mAh.
Speaker Whether the portable projector has a built-in speaker or not. The speaker is a small device that is installed in the projector and it's used to give off sound. Basically when you play a movie or a video, if the projector has a speaker, you will be able to hear it. If the projector doesn't have a speaker then you have to use external speakers.
3D Whether the portable projector supports 3D. A projector that is ready to transmit 3D pictures/movies/videos. This is a very nice feature to have because with the 3D you feel like the picture/movie/vido is alive and right in front of you.
Wireless Wireless/Wi-Fi is a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology. It is used to provide high-speed data connections between the data from the projector, mobile, other devices and nearby Wi-Fi access points.
Wi-Fi Information whether the action camera can connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Bluetooth Information about whether this device has bluetooth connectivity. This allows the projector to connect to a device that has bluetooth such as a smarthpone, TV, Laptop, tablet, etc... And with this you can either control the projector via your phone, laptop, etc. and project the image on said devices.
Length How big the portable projector is from one end to the other.
Width How big the portable projector is from one side to the other.
Height How big the portable projector is from bottom to top, or head to foot. Basically how tall the camera is.
Weight How much the portable projector weighs. Measured in grams (g)
Brightness ANSI This is the light measurement that is standardized by ANSI. We use this to rate the projectors brightness level. This rating uses a few measurements that are captured by the aspect of the light source and then it averages them. In a small room you have from 180-300 ANSI lumes and in larger rooms you have over 400 ANSI lumens.
450 lm (lumens)
Contrast Ratio This is the ratio between the brightness of the brightest white color and the darkest balck color that the projector is capable of projecting. You would want to have high contrast ratios because the picture the projector will give off will be better.
Resolution This is the pixel number that the projector can display or the projector's camera sensor has. If the projector has a higher resolution, that means that it has more pixels. If you have more pixels then they can provide the display with the ability of more visual information. So, simply put, the higher the resolution, the better images your projector will be able to project. The best resolution a projector can have is 4K, Ultra HD (3180x2160). Other resolutions are 800x600, 1024x600, 1024x768, 1280x800 or 1366x768, 1440x900, 1600x900 1920x1080 (this is the Full HD resolution), 2048x1536, 2560x1440 and the best one that is mentioned before the ULTRA HD resolution 3180x2160
Max image Size The maximum size of the image a projector can project. Measured in inches ("). Small projectors can project an image size from 40-60" unlike big and better projectors who can project an image above 100".
120 " (inch)
Projection distance The distance from where the projector can project the image. i.e. how far from the wall can the projector be to project the best image quality.
Ports and Interfaces
VGA port VGA or Video Graphics Array is used to connect only the image of a computer, laptop to designated device. In this case to connect your computer to the projector so that you can stream the video on some surface. This cable is getting outdated and replaced by the HDMI cable because it is capable of only outputing the image and not the sound.
AV port AV or Audio/Video is used to connect the projector to a device that supports AV, like an audio system. With this you can listen to the movies/videos that your projector projects if it doesn't have a built-in speaker.
HDMI Output HDMI is a cable that outputs image and sound at the same time. This cable is used more and more nowadays for projectors, computers, laptops, TV's and more. It's good to have this function on your projector because it's a very easy and fast way to connect to a device of your choosing.
HDMI MHL support
USB USB is the most common connection device. You would like to have a USB port on your projector because with it you can connect your USB device, or External Hard Drive to the projector and watch movies or look at pictures directly. This will save you a lot of space and time.
Number of USB ports Information about how much USB ports the projector has. The more ports you have, the more USB devices you can connect to the projector.
DC Jack The DC jack is used to plug in a power supply to the projector so that it can turn on.
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