I like to share my experience with PPM. I ordered 2 units of PPM separately.
When the 1st unit arrived on 22nd Jan, I immediately noticed an issue with the auto-focus, that basically does not come into focus, despite testing at various distance. Even if I try to manually shift the unit closer/further to the wall, it don’t seemed to be able to find the focal distance. So I had to navigate around the interface that is not in focus, and unable to read some really fine-font words.
Also, when the unit was performing the “focus” it made some strange cranking sounds which doesn’t seemed natural for for the job.
I was devastated, as I was especially looking forward to this indiegogo backing. And I worried my 2nd unit might arrive with the same issue.
I contacted Philips, whom they replied very swiftly on the next day. And after filing up an online form, I was arranged a 1 to 1 exchange. The FedEx is still being arranged (from 26th Jan when I submitted the required online form for exchange), but I understand the CoVid virus might be the cause for the logistical delay.
That’s very much my experience with my first unit of PPM.
Few days after my 1st PPM , the 2nd unit arrived. This time, there were no issues that I can pinpoint. Once I powered it up, I immediately fell in love with it.
I believe it is as promised in the indiegogo campaign - the image is stunning, even compared to my Xgimi H2 (H2 supposedly with brighter specs).
My complain is the difficult to type, which is probably only required when setting up accounts. It’s really not easy to swipe the cursor across the screen esp if for high-secured type password configurations.
I was hoping to find a remote-mouse solution from the app-store which allow me to use my mobile phone’s keyboard. But no such app. Still, there is the option to use a Bluetooth/Tongle physical keyboard (preferably with touch pad).
Audio wise, for such small device, there is nothing to shout for. But I already intended to use it with my bluetooth speakers, which gives more flexible room-audio layout.
Many backers complained about the lack of apps in the pre-installed app store.
To me, the projector is mainly for watching movie purpose. So, the app-store does have many streaming sites, which I believe covers 95% of most people usage. I also double up my PPM with a Chromecast plugged in. So practically, I can view anything on the big screen. Including MS office softwares, VPN protected media, easily from my phone.
In my 2 years usage of H2 + Chromecast, I realized that I solely use it to cast media/app from my phone. Or in some cases, I just connect my laptop taking the good old HDMI.
Noise/Heat wise, it is not noticeable. Compared to my H2, H2 has louder “machine sound” and emits much hot air. But H2 has very powerful speakers, so that’s understandable.
Overall, it’s a tiny and truly portable machine, packed with high level specs, now, we can really bring a projector to a gathering, and enjoy a movie with friends, without compromising image-quality. I definitely love it more than my H2 now.
Thank you Philips.
And kudos for the quick response to my exchange request.