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Overall Score

Pico Genie M400 Pro

A phenomenally economical to run 2000:1 280 x 800 projector with fine features and great user reviews
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 300 ANSI Lumens Mar 2016
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Pico Genie M400 Pro Review

With very low running costs and at under 2 years old, we have scored the Pico Genie M400 Pro as follows for Summary.
72
7 Reviews
49
Average Features
74
17 Months Old
96
£9 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
51
Average

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 69%. Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this multimedia projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £9 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 2% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced, excellent design and a good high def TV. However they also report inferior technical guidance and inferior sound quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very long service life of lamp
HD-Ready
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD

Pico Genie M400 Pro Video Reviews


Pico Genie M400 Pro In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, M400 Pro owners rated this multimedia projector 69 out of 100.

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Pico Genie Only Has Unexceptional Projector Reviews

Pico Genie is one of the middle of the road projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Customers Report Poor Technical Guidance

One Pico Genie M400 Pro owner concluded that the Pico Genie M400 Pro did not have good customer support. In April last year Adam U. wrote in his review of this projector “Good product let down by poor customer support”.

Users Report Inferior Sound Quality

One Pico Genie M400 Pro reviewer wrote in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Exmciboss mentioned on Amazon “The sound output is not brilliant” in their Pico Genie M400 Pro review.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

One Pico Genie M400 Pro owner wrote in their reviews that this projector was expensive. M. Vale mentioned in their review of the Pico Genie M400 Pro on Amazon “Actually beats my more expensive projector in colour reproduction”. One customer concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Design

One Pico Genie M400 Pro reviewer who purchased it said that it was good looking.

Users Report a Good High Def TV

One person said in their reviews that the Pico Genie M400 Pro was good at displaying high definition TV. Exmciboss wrote in their review of the Pico Genie M400 Pro “2) It is full HD and much higher resolution than the cheaper models”.

Customers Report That it is Robust

One Pico Genie M400 Pro reviewer considered that it was reliable. M. Vale wrote “Seems to stay connected reliably once you finally get the devices to talk to each other”.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Alecmac mentioned two years ago “Nice little projector that can be used to watch films on in a moderatly dim room with pretty good picture quality” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Exmciboss mentioned “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 rating of 7 stars.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two people who purchased it said that it had good picture quality.


Features

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The M400 Pro's projector brightness of only 300 ANSI lumens is very dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 4% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The Pico Genie M400 Pro is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the M400 Pro of 30,000h is fairly long compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 5% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Pico Genie M400 Pro does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The M400 Pro has a card reader integrated, unlike 95% of projectors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The M400 Pro has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The M400 Pro supports Wi-Fi, unlike 90% of data projectors which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The M400 Pro has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

Amongst similar types of data projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This projector has been on the market since March 2016.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The M400 Pro is one of the cheapest to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on alright energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the M400 Pro will cost only £9 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pico m400pro1

Barcodes:

00700461481652

Other Popular Comparisons With The Pico Genie M400 Pro

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£16.83 more expensive to run over five years

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