"bad construction, didn't work out of the box (no color)"1.0 starson by waterhunter
Pros: small size, light weight, HDMI
Cons: loud fan, poor menu/user interface, remote control almost useless, NO COLOR (the first time I ever turned it on, the unit was crisp and bright in living color - it flickered and died after ~1 minute of use and the color never returned no matter the settin
Summary: Pretty much a terrible experience. I bought the unit for work (I teach), but decided to test it before taking it in front of an audience. My test was a "movie night" outside in the grass (with the M2 projecting against the outside of the house). I took it out of the box - everything looked very nice but I could tell the build quality was a bit lacking... cheap plastic construction with no external controls at all except for the small menu - which does not control the picture - you must use the remote control for that, which in my case did not work unless I held it at strange angles within 5 inches of the device. We got a full minute into 'Rio' before the color began to flicker & then washed out completely. The movie continued to play in some kind of weird greenish/gray hue that made any viewing experience unwatchable. I checked the settings with the remote - no issue there except for 5 minutes of frustration trying to find the right angle to make the remote work.. I gave it a slight smack- the color flickered again but did not come back. In fairness, I haven't read anything else negative about this device in the forums - its possible the mailman dropped mine and just didn't say anything. I've returned the one I bought and asked for a replacement - I'll post a follow-up as soon as it comes in.