We’ve long obsessed over the idea of buying a 120-inch big screen TV for our place.  It’s just too bad they don’t make one of that size, at least at the consumer level.  And let’s not forget the cost, even at 75-inches is prohibitive for just about 99% of the population.

That’s hardly the case with 3m’s SPR1000 Streaming Projector, which costs just $300 and can produce an image up to 120-inches in size.  Included is Roku’s Streaming Stick, which can instantly turn any MHL HDMI compatible TV into a smart TV, letting you stream Amazon VOD, Netflix and a whole bunch more.  It alone sports a $100 price tag if purchased separately, so according to our trustee calculator the 3M SPR1000 is effectively $200.

Spec wise we’re looking at a built-in battery that is good for up to 2.5 hours of playback.  Your mileage will of course vary slightly, but we don’t see why you won’t be able to get 2 hours out of it during each use.  Needless to say, you can keep it plugged in full time, though it’s a nice option for when you want to take the movie experience to the backyard, which is further complemented by the Roku Streaming Stick’s built-in WiFi.  An onboard speaker should suffice in a pinch, but we’d imagine that you’ll need to bring your own to really make the experience.  It’s also important to keep in mind that this projector is only rated at 60 lumens, so consider investing in some blackout curtains.  Nevertheless, it features DLP technology, the same “imaging technology that powers over 70,000 digital cinema theaters worldwide.”

The 3M SPR1000 Streaming Projector weighs 1.3lb, and measures 7.8 x 7 x 4.5 inches.  You can preorder it today for $300, with shipping expected to commence on October 22nd.



Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."