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8 Reasons For
The PPX3614 is a popular choice of multimedia projector.
Good Picture Quality
One person who purchased this projectors reckoned that it had good picture quality. M mentioned “The only downside is it takes a little while to find a resoloution that works well with both graphics and font”.
One Philips PPX3614 owner who reviewed this projectors thought it was good for watching movies. M rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review in August “As I tour a lot around the world this is great for watching movies in a hotel room”.
Easy to Use
Some customers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use.
One Philips PPX3614 owner who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Mr. A. P. Warren mentioned on Amazon “Really frustrated with this - 1st projector I've ever bought so plumped for the top of the range one and spent good money on leads etc” but even so only gave the Philips PPX3614 a rating of 20 out of 100.
One customer concluded that this projectors had good technical guidance. C. A. Standish-Leigh mentioned in their review of this projectors this month “Went online to find a full set of instructions”.
Supports WiFi Connectivity
The Philips PPX3614 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other battery powered projectors that came out more than a year ago do not support WiFi connectivity.
Other multimedia projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Aiptek PocketCinema A100W (£279.00).
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Has a Built-In Speaker
The PPX3614 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the PPX3614.
Other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include the PPX3411 (£272.48), the PPX3514 (£369.99), or the PPX4350 (£256.12) all from Philips which has a better Rating.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most similar spec projectors that have been available for more than a year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Philips PPX3614 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
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Expert Reviews Are Poor
This multimedia projector received a score of 56 out of 100 from projector expert review website 90sekund.pl.
Inferior Sound Quality
A number of Philips PPX3614 owners concluded that the product did not have good sound quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their Philips PPX3614 review “Poor sound” and scored the product 20 out of 100. In August last year Mr. A. P. Warren mentioned in their Philips PPX3614 review on Amazon “The sound is absolutely shocking and even when I try putting external speakers on it still doesn't get any louder”. Mr. A. P. Warren also wrote “It also has consistent intermittent sound dropping out for a split second at a time”.
Philips Only Has Unexceptional Projector Reviews
We checked 112 expert and user reviews for Philips projectors and found that on average Philips has unexceptional ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has unexceptional ratings specifically for its battery powered projectors.
Poor User Reviews
People who bought this multimedia projector rated this projector 40 out of 100 on average. Users don't rate this projector very highly.
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Unacceptable Noise Level
Several people concluded that this projectors was not noisy. Amazon Customer wrote in their Philips PPX3614 review “The projector has got a very noisy fan and gets hot very quickly” and gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Last year Richard Brown wrote in his review “The fan is ridiculously loud as this piece of garbage starts to fry itself to death within seconds of turning on” and rated it 20 out of 100.
A few customers who bought it considered that it was not wifi compatible. Mr. A. P. Warren wrote “Connect up to my devices albeit I'm not good with all the wireless so I have bought x amount of leads! I've only had this for a few days”.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The Philips PPX3614 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other battery powered projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PPX3614 also do not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The Philips PPX3614 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PPX3614 also do not support 3D image projection.
Only MP3 Supported Audio Format
This projector supported audio format, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this type and age.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
The PPX3614 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PPX3614 have one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Quite Small Matrix Size
The PPX3614 has one of the smallest matrix sizes (only 0.3 inches) amongst data projectors of this age. The matrix sizes of similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than a year range from 0.3" to 0.96".
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Released Over a Year Ago
Philips released the PPX3614 over a year ago.
Average Maximum Battery Life
With a maximum battery life of 2 hours, the PPX3614 has a relatively average maximum battery life compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2h maximum battery life multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the PPX4150 (£199.00), the PPX4350 (£256.12), or the PPX3514 (£369.99) all from Philips.
WVGA (854x480) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of WVGA (854x480), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on battery powered projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
We compared all the other projectors that have a resolution of WVGA (854x480) to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the PPX4010 (£183.99), and the PPX3514 (£369.99) both from Philips or the Aiptek PocketCinema A100W (£279.00) is also worth considering.
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Average Projector Brightness
At 140 ANSI lumens, the PPX3614 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 140 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the PPX3514 (£369.99), or the PPX3414 (£229.00) both from Philips.
A really good projector that fits perfectly in a backpack. As I tour a lot around the world this is great for watching movies in a hotel room. The only downside is it takes a little while to find... Read more…
I bought it in November 2014 from the local seller. The projector has got a very noisy fan and gets hot very quickly. Its WiFi does not connect/operate as it says it will. Can't use it as it does... Read more…
I bought this a year and a half ago. Six months later, it went wrong - display only projected a checkerboard pattern - and it went back to Philips for repair under the warranty. Two months later... Read more…
I bought this with high hopes. Sadly they were quickly dashed. The quick start instructions were woefully inadequate and difficult to follow. Went online to find a full set of instructions. If you... Read more…