Pros Point Draw pen technology, Short throw technology, 16:10 ratio, bright lamp projection, great colors, speakers on the projector, and efficient and functional eco-mode operation
Cons Point Draw pen is sold separately, would be better if it was packaged and sold together.
Summary This is quite a neat projector. Not sure if this would be appropriate for personal use, but it's definitely a killer in the classrooms. If you are in education, you'll be excited to hear about a projector like the MP780ST. When the technicians first brought it in, I figured it was just a replacement, nothing more. Then they gave me the pen that comes with it. The point draw pen, they call it, is the most amazing element to experiencing projector presentation. You use the pen as if you were with a real one, except you don't have distance limitations, nor do you need to calibrate it. You simply write or draw as if you were on air, because it follows on the screen. The coolest part that the technicians taught us was that even if your screen was moving or you bent it, or your screen was at a slightly strange angel, it wouldn't affect your outcome as the pen is automatically defined by the boundaries of the projection image itself.This projector is definitely a great multipurpose projector for the classroom where students and educators can learn in a more interactive setting and form.
Aside from the point draw pen, it has high brightness, great colors, it can display large images at really short distances compared to conventional projectors, and has much better lamp hours. As teachers we were also informed said that this projector can be run mostly on eco-mode since its closer to the screen and therefore needs to use less power to power on high, therefore also saving in bulb changes. The projector overall is quiet, and responds quickly to on/off commands. The onboard speakers are surprisingly loud in comparison to previous models encountered with. Great for the future of e-learning.
Updated on Apr 5, 2011