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on November 11, 2016
 We bought this projector for digital decorating for Halloween for the first time. It was the 2nd mini projector we bought - the first wouldn't work for the project I was doing. I didn't quite know what to expect ordering another small projector. When I received this one I was pleased with the sturdier "feel" and quality of it. Right out of the box it felt like a much better projector. When I plugged in the flash drive with the digital images I wanted to run - it worked perfectly right off the bat. Another GREAT feature was that it has a headphone jack which allowed me to plug in external speakers. Even though the speakers on the projector are quite susfficient - this was outside and I needed the extra volume. I really like the small size - I had bought 2 other projectors because we were told to get 1800+ lumens but they're full size and very bulky. However, this small, easy-to-operate, 1500 lumen projector was more than bright enough for what I was doing. Instead of putting this away for a year to only use on Halloween (as I'll be doing with the other two bigger ones), I'm keeping this out to use for movie watching!! :D

I've included two very short video that shows the projection of the digital files onto uncarved pumpkins - as you can see - this projector did a wonderful job! Would recommend it highly.
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on February 6, 2017
Its okay for an inexpensive LED projector. Don't expect a big bright, beautiful, clear image. If you are use to a powerful vivid HD quality projector you will be disappointed. I purchased it for a little travel around presentation projector. It gets the job done. The video review on it makes it seem a lot better than what you actually get. From that video I was a little disappointed.

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Added 2/9/2017:

One More Thing... they have excellent customer service. When they saw my original "Three Star" review they immediately reached out to me via e-mail and wanted to know if they could do anything for me to fix my issue, they even offered me a discount to the price I paid to make it up to me or return the unit for a full refund.

The following is my response to their e-mail, sent on 2/8/2017



"Thank you for your e-mail and your concern. I appreciate the gesture.

As for the unit, I can work with it, as I stated "it gets the job done". I use it for a basic video presentation.

I think my expectations were high as to the quality of the picture. The demo video that is linked to the Amazon page for your projector is what sold me on the product. The unit in the video looked like it gave off a clear vivid, crisp powerful picture in the video. According to my perception I was not able to get that same quality image that I saw in that video, hence my review. I tried to express my experience in my review that my expectations might have been too high, beyond the units performance level, which directly lead to my disappointment.

I appreciate your gesture of the XX% discount. I don't feel right about returning a product that I have opened and used. I made the purchase, I opened the product and I used it therefore I will keep it. Respectfully, your willingness to give me a XX% discount is a kind gesture. I don't think is necessary, I willingly and fairly paid for your product at the listed price, opened it and used it, that's business. There appears to be nothing operationally wrong with the product, its new, it works, nothing appears to be defective and nothing appears to be broken. I am just disappointed in the picture quality that's all, the video review said you can "expect to have a good picture" and that its "gonna look really, really good" so that's what I was expecting.

Thank you for your customer service and your managers gesture."

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My experience with their customer service department was exceptional which in turn I came back and willingly change my review rating to a strong "Four Stars"
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on June 7, 2017
Bought this projector for an outdoor movie screening event in my backyard. I couldn't have been more pleased with the picture quality, brightness and the sound (although I did decide to hook up my in-home surround sound system/blu ray player to it, which was super easy). I've since connected my Ruko stick with the provided HDMI cable and streamed Netflix through the projector, attached my JBL bluetooth speaker with an AUX cable, and even used the HDMI to connect my MacBook so we could watch old home movies and flip through photos through the projector. One of the best purchases I've made in years. Love this DBPOWER mini projector.
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on February 15, 2017
I want start by saying my living room is just over 12 feet wall to wall. We have the projector on a shelf, on the wall, throwing at just over 11 feet, wall to lens. The "screen" size is exactly 10 feet from upper left corner to lower right corner and is just over 8 feet wide.

I know you get what you pay for. I want to be clear I am not saying this projector is on part with a $400 Epson, but it gave me exactly what I wanted. We have always lived in smaller apartments, and it just seemed a projector was a better idea then a TV, even though TVs are getting thinner every day. I didn't want to spend a lot of money just yet, partly because we were still testing the waters on the idea of a projector instead of a tv and partly because we don't watch a lot of tv. Originally we had grabbed a cheap Black Friday special at Kohl's, paying around 40 bucks. That projector was ok at best, but the screen was not sharp or clear no matter how we adjusted it. You could not read the little discription box on Netflix. So as I shopped around I kept reading good reviews about the picture quality, but have to admit I have never heard of the brand and was a little skeptical, because none of the review said how far they were throwing the picture.

When we took it out of the box and threw up a quick test shot, my son and I both said "wow" at the same time. Shipping was quick and it was packed very well. I knew the dimensions but when we took it out of the box, I have to admit I thought this thing is so small, and is not going to work. The you get what you pay for ringing in my head. But right after we turned it on, my son and I were both impressed. The picture quality is very good, clear and sharp. However the room does need to be dark. The pictures below, the first ones are at 5 o'clock, with my see through curtains drawn. You can tell it is hard to see especially a night scene ( Beverly Hills Cop). However in a dark room the picture comes through very nice, even a dark/night scene (Money Train). Action scenes seem to be a bit blurry, but I am willing to bet it is a combination of 80/90s movies and sitting a little over 10 feet away from a 10 foot screen (like sitting in the front row at a movie theater) more then it is the little projector. However if you stare at some pictures (there was a commercial on Crackle) you can see jagged edges, not noticeable if you are just casually watching; honestly you will only notice if you are trying to find something. The Roku home screen is easy to read, so is the small description box on Netflix. (We did this through HDMI)

There is no left and right key correction, only up and down, however for us this isn't a problem for us as we are shooting straight on to the wall ahead. The controls are a little stiff. Seems like I am pushing a button a couple times every so often to get it to work, but this also could be user error too. There is a way to adjust the size of the picture too, with a couple zoom options. The fan noise is fine. If you think about it, you will hear it, if you are not thinking about it, it will drift into the background. However if the volume is high enough, you won't hear it at all. The very far edges do seem to be just slightly out of focus, the center is very sharp, but again you only really notice it if you are looking for it. The speaker is what I expected, tinny or hollow and very one dimensional. I have yet to add my own, but for our first night/movie it did just fine. The colors are dark and like some reviews I read, out of the box the picture is not very bright, however, besides a couple built in settings, there is a manual setting for picture and color, some small adjustments and you can get the brightness, warmth, color, tones, etc, to where you want them or comfortable with. The pictures of the movie Money Train, we adjusted the settings to where we were happy. The only real concern I have is the bulb can not be replaced. It says the current bulb will last 50,000 hours, which would mean you would watch movies for 24 hours a day for a little over 5 years. It also comes with a warranty. But when we talked about it, we thought if we get a full year out of the bulb we would be happy.

If you are looking for some super high-end projector I would not tell you to save your money and buy this, get your high end projector. However if you are looking for a projector for movies in the backyard, or like me for watching a movie or tv show here an there and don't want to spend a lot, I would definitely recommend the DBPOWER T20 to anyone.
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on November 24, 2017
This is an excellent product. I got compliments on it whenever I have guests over. You can adjust the focus, as well as the angle of the lens and the projector itself to make sure you're getting the best picture possible. It's a great alternative to spending a bunch of money on a tv, and you get a much bigger picture! Super fun for video games. Only issue I've had so far is dust collecting behind the lens and showing up on the screen, but that's an easy fix. Definitely recommend buying blackout curtains if you are using it in a room with windows. Overall I would definitely recommend to my friends.
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on August 12, 2017
This started out as a great buy! My first review was a 5 star.

But, beware. On the 4th time using the projector (approximately 6 hours of use playing movies), there was suddenly white vertical lines all over the screen. I disconnected the video source (my laptop) and restarted the projector. The vertical lines remained.

My displeasure began when it had been 6 days since I contacted the service department at DBpower. It says they will get back to you in 24 hours. I waited patiently because I thought I had a good product.

Tonight I went through the amazon trouble shooting. They had me start it up, that is when the menu print went backwards and fuzzy, then the case got very warm (in under 60 seconds). Thank you Amazon for helping me return a faulty product that the manufacturer cannot be bothered with supporting.
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on August 14, 2017
Purchased this projector and was very happy when I received it. Was very easy to set up right out of the box within minutes I had an image projected on the wall. Was very happy when going through the trial period with screen sizing etc. However, that changed when I wanted to watch the first movie on it.

When testing out the projector I had the Avatar bluray playing. No problems with sound at all. However, I then switched to the DVD I rented and the sound was completely gone from the projector and the external speaker when it was plugged in. I was very confused and had to trouble shoot with guests waiting. It turns out, the sound will only work for some dvd's/blurays. Apparently if they are dolby digital sound, they will not play - due to some patent issues.

I read on some forums that sometimes you can change the audio setting on your bluray player (from dolby digital to something else). However, I do not have the option on my bluray player.

Nice projector and was very happy with it until I realized I could only watch certain movies on it. Needless to say, I am returning the projector. While it is a budget projector at a cheap price, I will not purchase a projector in which I can only watch certain movies.

EDIT: 12/12/17 - Customer service contacted me back in August and advised they would send me the new release of the projector at no cost when it came out in October if I were to keep my projector rather than sending it back for a refund. The new release was to be Dolby Digital Compatible. I contacted customer service as advised in October and they advised that the plan for a new projector was postponed indefinitely. I will now not be receiving a new projector as they promised. I was very impressed with their customer service reaching out to me in August and increased my rating to 3 stars, which would have increased more had I received the replacement. Unfortunately I am now reducing stars to 1 star.
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on June 24, 2017
Just received this item and it is disappointing. The picture is not crisp at any distance and it has to be COMPLETELY dark for the image to be seen clearly. The focus is horrible -- it seems to be crystal clear in the middle but fuzzy around the edges and looks "pixelated". Not sure if we have a dud but this is getting returned today. Our old projector died but guess we'll have to revive it until we order a new one. Shipping was super quick though.
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on December 13, 2017
Wow! This projector is awesome!
It more than fulfilled what I was expecting. It works perfect indoors and even better outdoors! I was able to have it project a much larger area during testing and I was surprised. The further away the darker you want it to be, but for the price there is nothing to complain about. It takes an SD card and has USB port. So far I have tried both VGA and HDMI connections and both worked great! The picture/video quality is perfect. It's great to watch outside! Plus, I could take it with me anywhere, since the size is just right. Highly recommended, I've used it for about 10 hours or so during the few days I've owned it and no problems at all.
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on December 14, 2017
Ever since a neighbor let me borrow her projector I've been wanting one so this was kind of a Christmas gift to myself. So far I have to say that this projector is much better than the one I borrowed. First of all: it is so small! I didn't realize that projectors could vary so much in size, I have always just see them in a standard size, but this one is really compact making it super easy to store (LOVE!!). Second, the picture is really clear; I tried it out from a handful of different distances from the wall (I set this up in our play room so the kids can watch a movie when we need a more calming activity) and I was able to refocus the projector from every distance that I tried. Third, it has a bunch of different options on how to connect it to your laptop or tablet or phone including an HDMI port, a USB port, and one of those funky 3 round plug thingy (obviously I don't use this lol). Last, and maybe this goes back to focusing, but it has this funky Keystone function that lets you re-angle the projector lens (only horizontally, not vertically). I'm pretty darn impressed and definitely think I made the right choice. Highly recommend!
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