LG HS200 Portable Projector Review
Who Would Use It?
Perhaps it is better to ask, "Who wouldn't use it?" Seriously, in LG's brochure they list applications such as home theater, pubs and bars, retails displays, camping and gaming. During my review I put it through several uses including:
Home Theater: For small dark rooms with a decent screen, or even a white wall, it produces a very nice video image. Color saturation is very good to excellent. One nifty advantage is to be able to use the headphone output with a great set of wireless headphones.
Gaming: Using our family's Wii as a source and plugging the audio output into a set of amplified JBL speakers, our cottage gaming experience was an absolute blast. We played tennis and golf on an 80 inch + image, and everyone enjoyed the experience.
Business Presentations: Excellent choice, it's light, reasonably bright, and quiet enough, not to mention the excellent connectivity and wireless capability.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles and, okay, Boats: We tried it out on my friend's 40ft SeaRay. This was a novel application; using his ASUS Laptop as a source we projected the image onto a Masonite board painted with GOO Systems paint. We were both blown away!
The LG HS200 is very portable, puts out a great image, and is quiet as a mouse. It is ergonomically well-designed, simple to use, with a host of input options. It provides an economical and enjoyable viewing experience for a variety of uses. Finally its LED lamp will last so long it has the potential of becoming a family heirloom. If you are looking for a small, convenient projector at a modest price that you'll never have to replace the lamp on, the HS200 might be exactly what you've been waiting for.