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Good the bad the ugly: Readme (updated)
on January 2, 2016
The Good the bad and the Ugly. Alright. so I've owned it for a week and a day. I've since mounted it to my ceiling and set it up against an MGM-92 screen. Screen I don't recommend, I just suggest a similar sized screen.
-High Definition is real! I will admit I was very skeptical about it being HD. But sure enough it outputs at high definitions. I can plug my laptop into it and see my full screen without it being made smaller. I also have my PS4 plugged into it, and it's amazing.
-Controls! This has so many useful controls. The Keystone helps you align the screen so it looks perfect. There's a flip control right on the remote. Click it and it's already done. So when it's mounted up side down it's just one click away from being complete. Zoom! If you mount this and realize the screen is too small for the output of the projector. DON'T FRET! There's a button for that! Click Zoom and it'll Zoom out. You can press it I think 25 times and then it's back to original size. I was OCD and measured and lined it up so I didn't have to click zoom but it's a great feature to know about.
- Easy to focus.
- Remote is not perfect, but it's very featureful. Pretty easy to use, and I just tried clicking all the buttons ;-) I'll include a picture of the remote.
- Turns off immediately. Press power twice and it's off.
-Built in speaker is a joke. But it is nice that they include it. I've since plugged it into an old used surround sound system. It, Is, Amazing :-P. Just make sure you turn the volume of the projector down to zero when you do, otherwise it sounds not quite as good ;-).
-Fan noise is bearable but it is pretty loud considering. It's about as loud as a desktop computer under load (doing some processing). Or maybe as loud as a table top fan set at medium. Trying to give you an idea. Once the movie/show/game is on, I forget it's there.
-The smell. Wow does this thing smell. Smells like chemicals, and the fan just pours it into my bedroom. I'm sensitive to smells and it made the back of my throat hurt. I took out the filter (Which is removable!! :-) ) and sprayed a little febreze on it. And the smell has subsided a little bit. I'm sure it will improve over time.
-Bright indicator light on top. When I'm trying to sleep the red light is way bright in my face. It turns blue when you have it on, also bright.
-Speaking of brightness. It is not bright on my wall... But I have black out curtains, and as long as the lights are off, it looks beautiful. If I have my lights on I can definitely still see the screen and all but it's just faded. I honestly can't complain at all. Could they have used a bigger LED, yes. Would it have cost more? Probably.
- Support information is unknown to me. I have no idea how to contact them if I ever have an issue. It's got a 1 year warranty or whatever, how do I get it fixed?? So I bought an extended warranty through squaretrade. It's 25 bucks, just do it :-P A worth while investment, as they're very easy to deal with.
In the pictures you can see I put a piece of cardboard over the light.
** Update: Okay.. so the screen now flickers when I'm using it. I get lines on the screen and it's very distracting. I contacted taotaole and they never got back to me. I'm going to call amazon and see if there's something they can do. Worst case I'll just use the warranty I got for it, but I'd rather have the original company cover it as they made it...