M. Chilli on Amazon
a year ago
04/27/2020, 08:38 AM
Great 1st projector - entry level price but high end value
Finally my basement theater room project got back on track. Purchased this unit from Amazon warehouse. Looked brand new (as have other products I've gotten from the warehouse). Unit had 2 hours on the lamp, so someone must have tried it out. This was my 2nd unit from Amazon warehouse. First one was DOA so easy to send back and order a new one. As for price, about 1/3 off new.
Set up was super easy. I really thought I would struggle. Used the Peerless universal mount, which does require a little bit of thinking to set up. Instructions suck but got it mounting on the ceiling. The projector throws out a test pattern and at my distance it was about a 100" projection. Done, that was easy.
Next step was hanging the screen. This was a bigger pain but got it done. Had purchased an Elite screen back in 2018 (along with the ceiling mount) and it sat in the attic. Got it hung, dropped the screen and wow, I was amazed at how well it all turned out. Few adjustments on the mount to center the pic and we were in business. Surprisingly easy to get it all set up.
The unit puts out a nice, clear picture. Granted in higher light situation there is some wash out. Reminds me of the good old days of rear projection TV's. With the room dark it was incredible watching a moving on the 100" screen. The wall mounted 65" TV sits behind the screen. Still need to do some tweaking of the picture, color, etc.
For the price I am very pleased and hope to get many years of use out of this unit. Not sure 4K is needed as this looks great. For my first dive into this I am very satisfied. You will be as well!