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Color Reproduction Poor!
on June 30, 2015
At first I liked this projector a lot. After using it more I realized it had limitations and some issues that I didn't expect. Part of the projected image had a white spot in it that wouldn't go away, no matter what was being played through the projector. This was most noticeable on a black screen where everything should've been black, but there was a white spot in the projected image. I tried cleaning the lens, and making sure it wasn't a reflection. It was just a dead spot in the projectors image. I don't know how that happens but it did on mine (See Attached Image).
Besides that obvious defect with my unit, I also had some issues with the color reproduction quality. No matter what mode I set the projector to, it never reproduced colors accurately! Blues looked washed out, reds looked pink. This is a big issue when I'm trying to play my PS4 through it and the colors are not correct. I expected the colors to be on point with its 10,000:1 contrast ratio. It's sick that my Brookstone pocket projector produced a better, more vivid image with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and only 100 lumens! This was a deal breaker for me, regardless of the defect it already had.
Also, there's no remote included like most projectors have! You have to buy that separate from Dell's website. It is basically a necessity.
The projector ran very hot when I used it. Luckily there is a built in temperature sensor that will shut down the unit if it gets too hot, preventing permanent damage.
I hated the fact that you had to wait 10-15 minutes for the projector to warm up before focusing it. If you focus it right away, you'll have to refocus it in 15 minutes due to the heat causing the lens to change a little and need refocused. If the unit was able to keep itself cooler, this wouldn't be an issue. However, it runs so hot that you could use it as a space heater in your room!
Overall, very disappointed with this projector. It's sleek and has a nice design, but in the end it didn't perform nearly to the standard I expected. I returned this projector, and was forced to pay the return shipping ($30 with insurance) even though I had a defective unit and it wasn't like I just no longer wanted it. I feel like if something is defective like that, the seller needs to pay for the return shipping (every other seller has done this for me during a return of a defective item). I bought from PCNation. I'm still waiting on a refund and it's been over 2 weeks since the package was delivered to their warehouse! They said 7-10 business days, and it's been over that. When I called, they told me their warehouse is unfortunately a bit behind. They told them to prioritize my return now, so hopefully I see my refund soon.