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Pico Genie M400 Pro Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 300 ANSI Lumens Mar 2016
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- The new M400 Pro mini portable LED projector now includes wireless (DLNA/WiDi) + HDMI and VGA cables, which means that you can connect Android devices (wirelessly from the Samsung Galaxy range... More
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Pico Genie M400 Pro Unboxed & In Use
Pico Genie M400 Pro BBC Click Review

12 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

The average running cost of the M400 Pro is only £9 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 10 recently released battery powered projectors.

Good Product Quality

A number of Pico Genie M400 Pro owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Alecmac mentioned in their review “Nice little projector that can be used to watch films on in a moderatly dim room with pretty good picture quality”. Exmciboss said in their Pico Genie M400 Pro review on Amazon “I started off looking at much cheaper personal projectors then decided, as I was reading the reviews, that I would go for a decent quality one” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

Two Pico Genie M400 Pro owners who reviewed it agreed that it was wifi compatible. In December last year Alecmac wrote “Nice projector, widi and wireless apps constantly drop connection” in their Pico Genie M400 Pro review. M. Vale mentioned last year “Great bit of kit! Wifi functions need work”.

One person thought the Pico Genie M400 Pro was good in terms of USB connections. Last year M. Vale said “The USB and microSD work great and have played back everything I have thrown at it so far”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several people concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good High Def TV

One Pico Genie M400 Pro owner who purchased the Pico Genie M400 Pro considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Exmciboss rated the Pico Genie M400 Pro 5 stars and said on Amazon “2) It is full HD and much higher resolution than the cheaper models”.

Nice Design

One person reckoned that it was good looking.

Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector was reliable. M. Vale gave this projector a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Seems to stay connected reliably once you finally get the devices to talk to each other” in their review of the Pico Genie M400 Pro.

Reasonably Priced

One Pico Genie M400 Pro reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money.

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other battery powered projectors that came out around the same time as the M400 Pro which do not support 3D, the M400 Pro supports 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the LG PH450UG[plb_3843261_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pico Genie M400 Pro supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other new comparable spec projectors which do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which support wi-Fi to this data projector and we think the Sony MP-CL1A[plb_4047328_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other latest battery powered projectors, the Pico Genie M400 Pro has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the MP-CL1A[pl_4047328_price], and the VPL-DX270[pl_3840118_price] both from Sony or the LG PH450UG[plb_3843261_price] is also worth considering.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the M400 Pro is WXGA (1280x800). That's over two times the resolution of a WVGA (854x480) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all battery powered projectors that came out around the same time as the M400 Pro.

A WVGA (854x480) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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5 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 7 user reviews the average user rating of this battery powered projector is 69 out of 100.

Unexceptional Brand

Whilst Pico Genie is one of the ok projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, Pico Genie has ok ratings specifically for its battery powered projectors.

Poor Support

One Pico Genie M400 Pro reviewer reckoned that the product did not have good customer support. Adam U. wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Good product let down by poor customer support”.

Inferior Sound Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it did not have good sound quality. Last year Exmciboss said in their review of the Pico Genie M400 Pro “The sound output is not brilliant”.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M400 Pro, the Pico Genie M400 Pro does not support full HD.

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Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Pico Genie released the M400 Pro.

Average Projector Brightness

At 300 ANSI lumens, the Pico Genie M400 Pro has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that were launched in the last year.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the LG PH450UG[plb_3843261_price] (450 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Sony VPL-DX270[plb_3840118_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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User Reviews

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The Pico Genie specs stress its functionality and flexibility...but buyer beware - a very important issue is not reported in the specs. There is no way round the default setting of task bar coming... Read more…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Adam U. | 22 Comments
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Generally I would say I am happy with the projector, but some of the functionality needs some work, I cannot for the life of me get the unit to project using an Apple TV (annoying because I use... Read more…

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Roy Wright | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Having read the reviews and being impressed by them, I ordered the projector, happily. Sadly, on powering it up for a test run, It wouldn't switch off and neither would it project a Power Point... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Exmciboss
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I started off looking at much cheaper personal projectors then decided, as I was reading the reviews, that I would go for a decent quality one. I am so glad that I did. This arrived from Amazon... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2015 by M. Vale
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We have bought this as a mini projector for the bedroom. Whilst the picture quality is not as good as my living room DLP projector (larger DLP chip and bigger lens aperture), the pico genie is... Read more…

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by R. Turnbull
(Verified Purchase)

Wow! What a picture. Really nice bit of kit. If there is one criticism it's the instructions are a wee bit vague...

(Verified Purchase)

The good. Nice little projector that can be used to watch films on in a moderatly dim room with pretty good picture quality.Makes a better than average highly portable projector for business... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pico m400, pico m400p, pico m400pr, pico m400pro, pico genie 15264
Barcodes 00700461481652

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