PICTURE: Great picture quality. Very crisp image even with some ambient lighting.
AUDIO: The built-in speaker is absolutely awful; it’s hilarious that they even advertise it. You’ll definitely want to make use of the 3.5mm output. It’d be nice if there was opto out as well. I also wish I could set a delay on the video out vs audio out to account for the latency of my wireless speaker setup (though I realize that is not a trivial feature to implement).
DURABILITY: “8000 hour lamp life” is misleading: this bulb is rated for UP TO 8000 hours. Mine crapped out after 4 months, and they are not cheap to replace.
All in all, I was pretty satisfied with this thing until the bulb died. It’s a pretty decent machine but you just need to factor in the price of the bulb replacements over time into the cost of your purchase. Going back, I probably would have opted for a different product.
I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. The lamp hours are estimated from using the projector 6 hours on and 6 hours off 7 days a week, there are different variables that attribute to the lamp going out before the estimated time such as being used in bright mode instead of eco mode. If the projector is used outside of the recommended time frame it can change when the unit will go out. We have forwarded over your feedback to our product management team to improve our customer experience.
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