I have owned several projectors for the past 18 years, and one of the biggest complaints I have had was that the replacement light bulbs cost SO MUCH. As a result, I hardly ever used them and they started collecting dust at the back of my closet. When I came across this projector, I was intrigued by how relatively cheap it was and was curious about whether LED ones could outperform the old ones I have. So, I set out to try one for the last 20 days to see how well it performs.
PROS - Multiple connectivity and input options, including USB drives - Fairly bright output, even at a roughly 100" projected size - Surprisingly loud speakers - Far more quiet than my older projectors - Usual image correction controls (Zoom/Focus/Keystone) - Remote control - Small and portable - LED bulb will last much, much longer than the older projectors - 3 year replacement/refund policy. That surprised me VERY much!
CONS - Requires AC connection and cannot run on a battery (this is not what the product is designed for, but I wanted to point that out) - Manual could use some work - 480p native resolution (to be fair, many mini projectors don't have higher, native resolutions) - Manual recommends to use the projector for only 2-3 hours at a time to prevent overheating
I was very surprised by how much power this small projector packs as compared to the older projectors I own. LED technology has come such a long way, and because LEDs run a lot cooler, there's no cool-down period needed when shutting down the projector like in the old days. Even better, hook up some quality speakers via Bluetooth for some pretty good movie watching experiences.
I am very confused about why the product description on Amazon states that this projector is not recommended for business or educational presentations. Why not? It works just fine for business presentations... Unless the meeting lasts more than 4 hours, at which time it would have exceeded the recommended 2-3 hour usage limit? I am not sure. The manual does not state either why the manufacturer discourages its use for business presentations.
In any case, I look forward to using this projector more often again to watch movies with my children.
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