Is this a joke? 800x480 is not “1080p” under any conditions. Or 720p for that matter.
It has various video modes but the text says it supports up to 1920x1080 resolution in the main text. On the specs page it says it supports “720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 480p, 480i.”
(Please note: I’m not a Woot employee and have no knowledge outside of what is posted on the listing.)
Does this show regular DVD movies without other devices?
That’s a big no.
Although I think it’s interesting that even though it is an “RCA” branded device, the description text says “VANKYO Leisure 3 projectors is fit for playing videos”. Is this a relabeled VANKYO or is that the wrong description?
I agree ‘1080P Compatible’ may deceive many people into thinking it’s that when it’s 480p (Resolution: 800x480). Why put that in title…marketing monkies shakes head
RCA is simply a licensed name put on stuff. In this case, 10 year old low-res technology. You get what you pay for.
Everything has its use. These sorts of projectors are perfect for cheap, nearly disposable, special effects projectors for Halloween.
This is standard marketing deception but not technically a lie.
It accepts and can process video signals that are at 1080P. It just cannot output 1080P.
My Optoma HD20 is 1080p and 10 years old. This thing is 15 year old tech at least.
@confoundedjoe, I am not disagreeing with you that this is a low-res projector, but there were no low-end LED projectors 15 years ago. Your Optoma HD20 has a bulb, not an LED. For $50, this thing seems like a decent choice for dark-room fun stuff for kids. Everything has its place.