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Optoma PK320 Pico Projector Review

Great peak brightness is offset by an inaccurate color gamut.

March 20, 2012
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Input Ports

We would like to loud the port connections on the Optoma Pico PK320. We like to see the microSD card slot, the mini-USB, and mini-HDMI ports. The Pico PK320 can support a 720p or a 1080i picture through the HDMI port. The AV input connector can hook up any of the classic L,R,Video analog devices through its AV adapter port. The USB port allows for direct file transfer to the 2GB internal memory.

Then there is the Universal port, which can connect to a host of different devices. The Pico PK320 comes with a Universal to VGA connection, which is great for mirroring a computer display. This Universal port has an optional accessory to make it compatible with Apple devices.

We feel that Optoma has covered the gamut of connections you would want to make with this projector. It is not to be the hub of your entertainment system, so doubling up on HDMI ports or anything else for that matter would be superfluous. Rather the Pico PK320 is a versatile presenting device, able to connect with anything (most things), anywhere, in a range of light settings.

Input Ports Callout
Included Adapters Photo
Many cables come included

All the ports are listed below.

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Placement

All of the ports are laid out along the back, with enough space that you could have a couple of different devices hooked up at the same time. The micro SD card slot is on the side

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Menus & Manual

The electronic manual is detailed with great pictures and descriptions of the various ports and functions. There is an extensive written discussion about how to access files, choose formats, and different memory inputs. You will not miss a thing with this helpful guide.

The hard copy of the manual that comes in the box is not as helpful. It is more of a poster than anything else, and it only describes things like how to plug in the adapter to a wall outlet. You know, like how you plug anything with a cord into the wall. Yes, they show you that, in fifteen different languages. They also locate the power button for you.

If you need to actually figure something out, look at the digital manual found here.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity & Media
  9. Power, Noise & Heat
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  12. 3M MP225A Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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