Bright, colourful pictures.
Convenient iPod playback.
Easy to set up and use.
Docks Apple devices and plays all the media within.
Movies sound great and look even better.
Simple controls on both the projector and its onscreen menus.
HDcapable projector with integrated speakers and a cradle for the iPod/iPhone/iPad.
The docking cradle will charge your iDevice.
Sounds great even at ultra-loud volumes.
Very good data and video image quality.
Docks with and projects from your Apple mobile device.
Blacks could be deeper.
HD only 720p.
Speakers too tinny for music.
A bit noisy
IPad use requires a clunky plastic bracket.
Remote doesnít work with apps like Netflix.
Only some of its buttons are backlit.
Some of the best third party video apps arenít compatible.
Between air filters and lamp replacements it takes more maintenance than a TV.
Position of iOS device on the back of the projector can be impractical.
A little too heavy to be easily portable.
Could use a VGA connector to use with computers that lack an HDMI port.
By TechSmart.co.za on August 30, 2012
Innovation is an ever present facet of the tech scene, but rarely seen on projectors. Epson bucks this trend by releasing the first 3LCD HD-Ready home cinema projector that sports an iPod docking station.Press the panel at the back of the projector...-
By soundandvision.com on May 21, 2012
Spoiler! The coffee cup button does not dispense coffee.The idea behind this class of projectors is that it's intended for temporary big-screen enjoyment. Many of the marketing photos show people using the 850HD outside, for example. If that's...-
By Home Cinema Choice on April 25, 2012
By Danny PhillipsJust because you can put an iPod dock on a projector, does it mean you should?The ubiquitous iPod has infiltrated most areas of home cinema but the projector market has always been an Apple-free zone. Until now that is. Epson’s...60
By iLounge on April 24, 2012
Equipped with an iPad, iPhone, and iPod dock that pops out of the back of the housing, Epson's MegaPlex MG-850HD Digital Projector + Speaker Combo ($800) is very different from most of the video projector and speaker systems targeted specifically at...-
By tuaw.com on April 20, 2012
When it comes to giving presentations, teaching classes, or even watching videos or photos in a group environment, there's still nothing to replace the traditional PC projector. Sure, there are little pico-projectors out now, but they lack the sheer...-
By PC Advisor on April 02, 2012
If you’re looking to watch the video on your iPad or iPhone on a screen up to 320 inches across, the MegaPlex MG-850HD can accommodate. The direct mirroring of your desktop with audio to the projector over USB is handy, but the speed of the...70
By Expert Reviews on February 20, 2012
A decent entry-level LCD projector with some clever features, but if you don’t need the dock you can find 1080p at this price...80
By Wired on January 09, 2012
Armed with one of Apple’s video-out adapters, you can connect your iDevice to any projector and cobble together a poor-man’s home theater. Or you can connect your iDevice to Epson’s MegaPlex MG-850HD and enjoy an awesome-man’s...80
By theglobeandmail.com on December 31, 2011
Epson’s $820 MegaPlex MG-850HD home entertainment projector is making a convincing argument for my post-Christmas gift card cash. It’s such a good little performer for its price that its integrated Apple device dock – an undeniably...-
By Home Theater Review on November 25, 2011
A 100-inch HD display for $799? That's essentially what the MegaPlex MG-850HD brings to your table, along with the ability to easily watch and listen to entertainment content from your iDevice and other mobile devices. Granted, you don't get a...90