What small projector will work with Macs?
February 23, 2011 1:38 PM Subscribe
I just bought an Optoma Pico PK301 to use in our (Mac-based) office and also when we travel. Unfortunately I didn't realize that it won't work like a normal projector - i.e. just letting me project what is on my screen. Can I hack it or should I return it and get a different one?
posted by sabotagerabbit to technology (7 answers total)
We need a projector mainly for showing powerpoints, doing small media training presentations (so need to be able to show websites, etc.), and showing photo slideshows. We travel a lot as an organization, which is why I was looking for a pico projector, but I didn't realize that this one won't let me just do normal things, especially because we're a Mac office, and it doesn't seem to play very nicely with Macs. I did get a VGA adaptor and tried hooking it up that way, but still no luck.
I'm happy to just return it and get something else, but I have no idea what else to get. Is there a way to either hack this one to make it work (preferably in a way that doesn't void the warranty) or is there another small projector (doesn't need to be an actual pico - anything fairly portable would be fine) that would work with a Mac laptop to do the things we need it to do? Our budget is about $500 and we're in Ottawa, Canada.