The P6X combines an LED light source rated at 1,100 LED lumens (more on this shortly) with a 1,280 x 800 DLP chip. It automatically negotiates a 1080p connection ( 1920 x 1080) with PCs and video sources, so it behaves for all intents and purposes like a 1080p projector, but with the smoother focus you'd expect from 720p.
By definition, the LED lumen level of an LED projector is higher than its ANSI lumens. The difference comes from the observation that a more saturated color is perceived as brighter than a less saturated color, and LEDs produce a more saturated colorurea than lamp projectors. However, there is no standard for determining LED lumens, so it is not useful for comparing with other projectors. In my testing, the light output setting was close to what I would expect of 800 ANSI lumens. But the Bright setting is not available when using the built-in rechargeable battery, which limits the power settings to Standard, rated at 1000 LED lumens with a lifespan of 90 minutes, and Eco, rated at 400 LED lumens and 4 hours.
Portability is a strong point. The P6X measures just 1.85 by 6.25 by 6.2 inches (HWD) and weighs 1.8 pounds not including the AC adapter, making it easy to slip into a briefcase or backpack. However, it does not come with a protective case. You might want to get one to avoid scratches.
The menus of the P6X offer three preset picture modes that you cannot change - Soft, Standard and Vivid - plus a User mode that lets you adjust brightness, color saturation, contrast and sharpness.
For professional text and graphics, the P6X delivers vivid, eye-catching colors in all modes except Vivid, which tends to desaturate pastel colors, sometimes to the point of making them white in my testing. The other three modes are all suitable for presentations with graphics and text. For those that include photos, movie clips, or videos, Standard and User have shown the most natural skin tones. Some colors in each mode were oversaturated and too bright to the point of ing on the vibrancy of Day-Glo, but this was more evident with the graphics than with the photorealistic images.
For videos and movies, most people will find color accuracy in Standard, Soft, and User acceptable, despite the occasional need to forgive a color from memory, like grass green, to wander just outside the realm of realism. The precision of the complexion is variable in tAll modes, so you will need to choose the one that bothers you the least for the movie you are watching.
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The four modes offered a particularly dark level of black, as well as good contrast and shade details for the price. However, User Mode came first on this score, making a particularly demanding dark scene with more visual impact than most home theater projectors in the $ 500 to $ 1,000 range. There is no support for HDR or 3D.
For games, I measured the input lag to be 33.4ms, which is pretty fast for all but the most serious gamers.
Rainbow ArtifactsThey were rare and fleeting. As with any single chip projector, if you find those annoying red-green-blue flashes, be sure to purchase from a dealer that allows returns with no restocking charge, so you can test it for yourself- even.
As already mentioned, the P6X 's image at full brightness was about as bright as I expected for a lamp projector rated at 800 ANSI lumens. In a dark room, it threw a 16: 9 picture that was easily bright enough on my 90 inch diagonal 1.0 gain screen for extended viewing, including watching a full movie. It was also bright enough to illuminate an 80-inch screen at night in a family room with lights on. With daylight passing through the windows the image was visible but not much more than that. Using Eco mode for its four-hour battery, an image of 80inches could be viewed with the lights off or on at night for short periods of time, but a bit too dark for extended viewing even with the lights off.
Not perfect, but a lot to like
The AAXA P6X is an awesome little projector. It's bigger, heavier, and more expensive than the ViewSonic M1 mini or the Kodak Luma 350, but it's also a lot brighter. It also has much more robust sound with better sound quality and higher volume than any number of bigger and more expensive projectors. Few projectors as portable and inexpensive as the P6X can provide such a bright or watchable image. As long as you don 't need a Wi-Fi connection to mirror your phone or tablet screen, and you can tolerate minor issues with focusing and maintaining the position setting.As a projector, the P6X is an excellent choice for on-the-go and media presentations. viewing at home.
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The Bottom Line
The AAXA P6X Pico projector is quite light poOn the road warriors and bright enough for presentations in small conference rooms, with a handy on-board battery and well-tuned speaker.