We needed a projector for our business for our mini conferences and could not spend too much money. After researching many different models, we decided on the FAVI RioHD-LED-2 mini projector. We purchased it through the internet so we actually did not even know what it would look like in person until it arrived. Once it did arrive, we were pleasantly surprised.
When we opened the box, there was a great remote control that was included, as well as AV and VGA cables. The unit itself also has an HDMI connection but that cord was not included. There were also helpful and easy instructions in the box, as well. The unit came with a lens cap for protection. Once we took it out of the box, we used the VGA cables to connect it to our laptop, pushed the source button on the remote to VGA and it worked! It was literally that easy. Of course, we did have to put AAA batteries in the remote. (not included)
Spending just under $200, this projector packs a lot of punch. It was very easy to use with our laptop and it out performed any other projector we have ever used before. In fact, when we realized how great our PowerPoint presentations looked with it we quickly began watching movies with it. It has become our new toy for family movie night. Our children love seeing their favorite movie on the big screen ( or wall!) Most of the time they would rather use the projector than the television.
What is great about this projector is that it only weighs about 3 pounds so it is easy to carry with us to meetings. Plus, the LED light will last for about 14 years. That alone is a bargain. Other projectors that we have used require replacement lamps on a pretty regular basis so this has saved a lot of money for us. We use it a lot so we are depending on the lamp lasting the full 14 years!
For us, this was a smart buy and we now recommend it to everyone that we know. Our business associates are also buying this model and loving it. Of course, there are much more expensive models that can do a lot more but honestly we do not need much more. This projector has all of the options that we need and we are thoroughly happy with it.