I'll happily watch a TV show on the iPad by myself, but once you start trying to share that screen things get crowed. MicroVision's SHOWWX+ pico projector, designed specifically for iOS devices, projects their videos at 100 glorious inches.
The SHOWWX+ laser projector is 50% brighter than its predecessor, throwing video at 15 lumens with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio for 2 hours with a built-in battery. It's designed specifically for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches, so it has a dock connector and can project all your Netflix goodies without any DRM hang-ups.
Because it's a laser projector, the SHOWWX+ has "infinite focus," as MicroVision calls it, allowing the image to be projected crisply on curved surfaces, or when the device isn't perfectly perpendicular to the surface it's projecting on. Its native resolution is 848 x 480, not quite HD, and it includes composite cables in the box for non iOS devices. But pair this thing with some AirPlay speakers and your iPad theatre just got a lot more compelling. Available now for $US450. [MicroVision via Wired]