Best Home Theater Projectors in 2020

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Optoma UHD50

Transform your living room into a high-quality home cinema with the affordable Optoma UHD50 4K UHD home theater projector. Its high 4K UHD resolution, 2,400 lumens of brightness, wide color gamut support and up to 500,000:1 contrast ratio combined with HDR compatibility delivers amazing detail, clarity and vibrant colors that bring your favorite Hollywood blockbusters and games to life.

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Optoma UHD50 True 4K Ultra High Definition DLP Home Theater Projector for...

Transform your living room into a high-quality home cinema with the affordable Optoma UHD50 4K UHD home theater projector. Its high 4K UHD resolution, 2,400 lumens of brightness, wide color gamut ...
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 For the first 3 months of use the UHD50 4k projector was perfect.Then, suddenly, it started making a very loud whirring/hum noise.This is shown in the video I have uploaded.I saw there is a 1-year warranty so I reached out to customer service and an RMA was created for me.I sent the projector across the country to Optoma (a $100 shipping fee with package insurance).After a week I checked the status and saw these RMA notes:Found: NOISE (CAUSED BY FAN, COLOR WHEEL OR OTHERS)Repair: DEFECTIVE PARTS OR MODULE, REPLACE DEFECT PARTS OR MODULEFound: OLD VERSIONRepair: IMPLEMENT TB/RM TO UPGRADE HARDWAREA few more days went by and I received the "repaired" projector, but it was making the exact same noise.I reached out to the same customer service rep and he explained that all UHD50 and UHD51A models make this noise because of the 4k Actuator.The parts that were "repaired" during the RMA had nothing to do with the the noise being created by the actuator.He kept repeating that this level of noise is normal.Even with my 5.1 surround stereo on, everyone watching is annoyed by the noise from the projector.Don't buy this projector unless you want to hear this constant hum with no possibility of repair, even though you are still under warranty.I will never buy another Optoma product.
Overall an impressive projector. Time will tell on it but despite some of the quirks I listed below I do like it and it is the best of the 4 I've owned. At $1499 I can't see a better option. It does have its quirks but, again, for $1499 it's pretty good. If the UHD65 was around $1999 I'd probably get that one as you'd have the RGBRGB wheel, frame interpolation, and the larger TI chip which only does 2x pixel shifting.I've owned a Acer H7850 (4K), Epson 2040, and an Epson 3500.Of comparable projectors to this one I would slot it ahead of the BENQ HT2550, mostly due to the addition of Vertical Offset.Setup is straightforward, the menus are simple and easy to understand. While both HDMI ports are HDMI 2.2 compliant I had issues with HDMI 1 vs HDMI 4K.In the manual it shows a picture to hook up video game systems, Blu-ray players, cable boxes...etc. to HDMI 1 [It also shows to hook up cell phones (via MHL HDMI cable) to HDMI 4K]. However I had issues with my Roku Ultra and my XBOX One X with HDMI. Both devices would only recognize the projector as compatible up to 4k30Hz without HDR compatibility. I almost returned the product immediately upon discovering this. I unplugged the HDMI cable and plugged it in to HDMI 4K. That remedied the issue and both devices saw the projector as 4k60Hz HDR compatible.The Good:-4K HDMI sync. The projector will flash to recognize a source if the source material switches from 720p to 1080p to 4K or to HDR, but once it has it's resolution it is locked in. This was an issue I had with the Acer and I've seen other people having issues with other 4K projectors. This one is solid!-HDR auto mode is fantastic. It recognizes HDR and enables HDR mode with a little HDR symbol for a couple seconds in the top right.-The size is great, not too big. Easily mounted to my ceiling, be aware of how close together the 3 mounting holes are...I had to get creative and take the front foot off and use the bigger screw in my mounting kit to get it to work.-The color is outstanding, easily the richest color of any of the 4 projectors I've owned. The accuracy is about the best I've seen in a projector.-RBE, or lack there-of. The RGBRGB wheel is much better than the wheel used in the Acer I tried.The Ok:-Picture Quality. I was really looking forward to an ultra sharp crisp 4K image. While this picture was really good, it wasn't as good as the Acer H7850 which I had returned due to sync and fan issues. I'm attributing the good not great 4K quality to the fact that this projectors TI chip does a 4X pixel shift vs the Acer's which did a 2X pixel shift. While both are technically showing 8.3 million pixels, the pixels on the UHD50 are bigger which might be taking a little away from the image. Again, the picture was really good, and had I not seen the larger TI chip's 4K (the UHD60 and UHD65 use that chip) I would've been more than satisfied.-Noise. Not too loud, not the quietest I've heard either.-Motion. Lack of Frame Interpolation does affect the image and I did see it as noticable. This is something that higher models have and I understand not including it in the UHD50 due to the low entry price of this 4K projector.The Bad:-Light around the image. There is a 3-6" (depending on your screen size, my screen is 120") empty light bleed around the entire image. I don't have black borders on my screen (I have specially finished and painted wall) and the light ring is noticing and distracting. The Acer I had had this on the top and bottom but it was much much smaller.-Light bleed above projector. There is a bit of light that is above the projector on the ceiling, with a black ceiling in a dedicated home theater this probably is no big deal. In my room with a white ceiling, it was annoying.
Originally ordered the Epson 2150 but encountered flickering issues with two different projectors I received. After that experience, I decided to try out Optoma (and 4k), and the UHD50 fit the bill. Great picture, great price. 4k looks phenomenal and upscaling works well. The only reason I'm docking 1 star is because I had to return the first one I received due to an electronic buzzing sound. After replacement (thank you Amazon!), I have not experienced the same sound and am happy to say the projector is extremely quiet while in use. Very satisfied with the performance for the price.Update: Projector began flickering 6 months into use to the point that it's unwatchable. Sent back to Optoma for RMA for $100 at my own expense, only to be told that I'd need to spend another $200 to replace the bulb and complete the repair. They offered to send it back without a bulb also. Extremely disappointed in Optoma for the poor support of their own brand new products. Goes without saying that I shouldn't have to spend $300 to fix something that was purchased brand new for >$1500.

Features

  • TRUE 4K ULTRA HD: Experience high-quality home cinema feel with 4K Ultra HD with 8.3 million addressable pixels, enabled by the Texas Instruments 4K UHD DLP chipset
  • 4X THE PIXELS OF 1080p: See more detail with 4 times the pixels of your 1080p HDTV; higher resolution creates a razor sharp picture for the ultimate 4K home theater experience
  • HDR COMPATIBLE: HDR10 technology with DCI-P3 wide color gamut support displays everything in the Rec2020 colors to match Television and Film quality; also Providing brighter whites, deeper blacks, and greater color depth

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Sony VPLVW285ES

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Sony VPLVW285ES 4K HDR Home Theater Video Projector

Enjoy up to 200 inches in true 4K HDR in any room. With more than four times the resolution of Full HD, 4K delivers a picture that’s so incredibly lifelike, it’s like being in the scene or at the ...
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This is the third projector I’ve owned and by far the best. I have a 130” 16x9 acoustically transparent screen that I’m sitting eleven feet from. The projector is ceiling mounted and placed around 14‘8“ away from the screen. The VW285ES does a great job displaying 1080P, 4K and 4K HDR. It has really nice colors reaching around 65% of REC 2020 and pretty good black levels. I mostly watch 4k HDR blu-ray disc using a oppo 203 but I also have amazon fire TV and Netflix both look really good. In my humble opinion I’d easily say that most people would be blown away with this projector. The people that might be disappointed with this unit are hard-core gamers and anyone trying to display 4K HDR at 60 HZ because it causing banding.
I upgraded from a 720 p Sony that lasted 12 years. I was very impressed the new 4K projector fit the old ceiling mount. Once in place the set up was very easy and once the lens was focused the native 4K image blew me away. I’m using Apple TV 4K. The image rivals going to the movie theater. I could not recommend Sony projectors higher. I hope this projector will last me another 12 years.
Just watched the Masters in 4K I could have sold tickets. The little extra for this projector was worth every dollar.

Features

  • Screen Size Range: 42-85 inches from 8 feet; 62-126 inches from 12 feet, 83-167 inches from 16 feet
  • Resolution: Full 4K (4096 x 2160)
  • White Brightness: 1500 Lumens; Color Brightness: 1500 Lumens; Calibrated Brightness (cinema 1 mode): N/A
  • Contrast Ratio: N/A; Lens Shift: Vertical +85%/- 80%; Horizontal +/- 31%

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Nebula, by Anker, Mars II

Enjoy your favorite movies, shows, games, and more in vivid detail with Mars II’s 300 ANSI-lumen image.

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Nebula, by Anker, Mars II 300 ANSI Lumen Home Theater Portable Projector...

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This is *almost* a great value, but unfortunately, after some heavy use, there are several big limitations that move this into a "do not buy" for me.You've probably heard all of the good things. Small, portable, some apps, somewhat usable built in speaker, bt connectivity, etc. Those are all true. It's not the brightest or 1080, but it seems like it would be great for simple, fun family use.However:1.) While the projector is 720p the built in Netflix app (and any side-loaded app) will NOT DISPLAY MORE THAN 480P. It's not a certified device I guess? But whatever the reason, you CANNOT stream Netflix HD. Huge deal breaker.2.) Well no problem! Just plug in a laptop or Roku to the HDMI in! Yes... except the HDMI presents about a 1 to 2 second audio lag no matter the source. Completely unusable.3.) I could never get the Nebula Connect phone app to work. Connected both to the same Wi-Fi and paired them via BT but they would never communicate.All in all that makes this projector good for... well basically emergency boardroom PowerPoint projections where audio isn't a necessity and that's about it.If Anker can fix those giant glaring issues (seriously how can you advertise it's HD and then the streaming apps are gimped to SD?!) then it would instantly go to a value that's definitely worth the price.
This projector is AWESOME, but there are definitely some tricks to getting the best out of it.I've had the Mars 2 for about 1 month at this point, and have used it about 10 times, so I'm not writing a review after my first use. I'll list everything out separately below, for ease of searching.PICTURE - When I ordered, I was worried about the projector only being 720p, instead of 1080p, and was afraid I would get a "Screen Door" effect, but 100% I did not. When you are playing a movie, there is absolutely no way to tell it's not 1080p.**If you are going to watch Netflix directly from the Mars Android as an App, you are NOT going to get a HD picture, as Netflix limits the Android App to 480p. I know this because I thought the picture looked fuzzy for a good two weeks, before I figured this out. The easiest work around for me was to use a Fire Stick and run Neflix through that. Once you do that, it's a night and day difference with the picture.**BRIGHTNESS - It absolutely is 300 ANSI Lumens. There is a bid difference between Lumens and ANSI Lumens, so make sure you look for ANSI Lumens when you are shopping for projectors.PORTABILITY - It has a handle and a battery. It doesn’t get much more portable than that.EASE OF USE - The mars runs an Android OS, which makes it pretty uncomplicated. There is an remote included, which is very good, and there are also controls on the top of the machine, which give full functionality. There is also the Nebula Connect app, which allows you to use your phone screen like a mouse pad, and also gives you keyboard functionality. The app is OK, but can sometimes be laggy or have difficulty connecting. That being said, it’s in no way a huge issue, just reconnect, and all is fixed. The link below is for a touchpad/keyboard controller that works with my PS4, MARS 2, Fire TV, and maybe works better than the official remote.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X9J8NG4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Audio - The two 10w speakers work great for a small room, but if you’re watching outdoors or in a larger room you may need an external speaker. If you plan on using a bluetooth speaker, just know that there is going to be about a 1 second delay between audio/video. As of right now there isn’t software on the MARS II to fix the audio/video over bluetooth. That being said, if a speaker is connected by cable, it syncs perfectly. Also, if you use apps like Kodi, they have a feature to allow you to manually fix the issue.Customer Service - So I called about the Bluetooth issue, and spoke with Kevin (I think, but it was over a week ago) who was great. I expected to be on/off the phone in 10 mins, without actually getting an answer, but our call lasted 45 minutes. While there is no current fix, they did work to give me access to the Google Play store to beta test it. I very much like the fact that I can call customer service, and speak with a live, us based person within 5 minutes of dialing the phone.Overall: The projector is perfect for a movie night, either indoors or outdoors. The resolution and portability you get for the price, make the MARS 2 absolutely worth it!
What I was looking for:I hate televisions. To me, televisions are a big, black rectangle that sit in your living room and you end up structuring the layout of your living room around the television. I’ve been dreaming of a TV-free living room for a while now… not because I want to watch less TV or play less games or anything - just because I don’t want to own a physical TV.So this projector was designed to be my TV replacement, and I was willing to put up with a lot to make that vision happen.---About our setup:The projector is stored in / on a little side table unit. It’s effectively invisible when it’s been put away. This was far and away the most important thing for me. I pop it on the coffee table when it comes out each evening. It usually has an HDMI cable and the power running out the back.The projector projects upwards at a fairly sharp angle above our fireplace. This introduces keystone artifacts, but they’re not too bad. The autofocus feature is very, very good.The projector sits about 4 feet from the projection surface and creates a large image. At 6 feet or ten feet the image is huge. (I haven’t measured it, sorry.)---The pros:* It’s summer right now, and we leave all the shades open in the living room. It doesn’t get dark until 9:30ish. We will start watching TV at 7, and while it’s by no means a perfect image because of all the ambient light, it’s definitely not unwatchable. The image quality only gets better as it gets darker, and when it’s dark out I find myself blown away by the strength of the image. We frequently leave lights on, but, like all projectors, this thing definitely shines when the space is as dark as possible.* The sound is loud!* The portability is great. The projector frequently travels to different rooms in our condo. Running it off the battery at full power kind of feels like magic.* Playing games. I’m a casual gamer, and it’s so fun to play my Nintendo Switch on this thing. I haven’t noticed any lag.* The image is 720p, and that can be pretty damn crisp. I’m not one to get all that excited about ultra HD.The cons:* Software. The Youtube app doesn’t currently let you log into your account. (Nebula said they’re fixing this). The Netflix app can’t play HD content, because of some kind of hardware signing issue. I even side-loaded the newest Android Netflix app and it didn’t make a difference. I don’t think there’s a workaround here. So, for the best experience you’ll probably want to connect an Apple TV or similar (we had one lying around from 2012. It works great.)* I know I said I’m happy with the brightness - but I feel like it could have been just a touch brighter. I’d been following the Mars I for quite a while and was disappointed to see that the projection brightness had been reduced for the Mars 2.* The sound is loud, but not that high quality. Not distractingly bad or anything - it might be a bit too heavy on the bass.[EDIT]: Nebula's support is fantastic. They've been super responsive to questions about the product, and really helpful each time. Shout-out to Wendy for all your help!!

Features

  • Sensational Clarity: Experience your favorite content in a whole new light. 300 ANSI lm brightness and 720p DLP IntelliBright technology combine to create a crisp, clear picture.
  • Stunning Sound: Dual 10W audio drivers generate cinematic stereo sound and deep pounding bass.
  • Ideal in the Home: Stay entertained at home with Mars II’s 150-inch image. Watch movies, take online classes, or keep the kids entertained with hours of cartoons and educational videos. The possibilities are endless.

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BenQ HT2550

The HT2550 introduces BenQ’s CinematicColor technology and RGBRGB color wheel to meet the film industry’s highest standards of color accuracy and deliver on our promise to show audiences the most accurate and true colors. The HT2550 confidently produces 8.3 million distinct pixels for a true 4K UHD performance with over 96% coverage of the Rec.709 color gamut.

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BenQ HT2550 4K UHD HDR Home Theater Projector, 8.3 Million Pixels, 2200...

True 4K UHD Resolution: 8.3 million distinct pixels deliver awe-inspiring 4K UHD image quality with stunning clarity and crisply defined details; Projector-optimized HDR: supercharged by HDR10 ...
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 Having owned the Optoma UHD60 for several months I was excited to see what BenQ's budget 4K projector had to offer, especially considering its great price. I'll start by saying that this is a fantastic projector overall. It has great color accuracy, 3D, HDR, and good brightness despite being 2200 lumens.The color accuracy is great on this projector. This is especially noticeable with HDR content. Let me start by saying that no DLP projector is going to blow you away with HDR content like a high-end OLED TV. However, the HT2550 did a pretty good job handling HDR once the HDR feature is turned on.(It would not work in "Auto" mode for me) The HDR performance and color accuracy is far better than the Optoma UHD60, which had low brightness and muted color with HDR content.Before I talk about this projector's sharpness I want to clear up some information regarding budget 4K projectors, pixel count claims, and pixel shifting. Expensive 4K projectors use chips that have 8 million actual discrete pixels. Budget 4K projectors such as the BenQ HT2550, Optoma UHD60 and several others have chips with less native pixels but they use pixel shifting technology to produce an image that meets 4K standards. There are 3 different types of “4K” projectors. There are Native 4k Projectors, Certified 4K projectors, and Faux K projectors. The BenQ falls into the Certified 4K Projector category. Even though this projector does not have 8 million discrete pixels, it displays a picture than is sharp enough to meet 4K standards. I have seen the UHD60 projected next to a Sony Native 4K projector and I was unable to tell the difference between them without putting my face a few inches away from the screen. “Faux-K” projectors are usually 1080p projectors that use pixel shifting to attempt to display a 4K image. However, the result is not enough to meet 4K standards so they cannot market them as 4K projectors. However, they can note that the projector is capable of accepting a 4K signal. An example, of this is the Epson 5040ub. (This is not to take anything away from the Epson. It’s a fantastic projector that has excellent contrast and color accuracy. It’s just not as sharp as the Optoma UHD60 or the BenQ HT2550.) I say all of this to stress to you that there’s no point in arguing about native pixel count vs 4K. 4K is a standard. If the box and/or body has a 4K badge on it, it produces an image that meets 4K standards. Some just do it better than others.That being said, the BenQ HT2550 produces a nice and sharp image. However, it uses a smaller chip than the Optoma UHD60 so the UHD60 is a bit sharper than the HT2550. This is difficult to see unless you have both projectors sitting side-by-side, but this is likely due to the larger DLP chip in the Optoma. Although the chip in the BenQ is newer, the Optoma has a larger chip and produces slightly sharper images. (This is difficult to determine from the video but in person I noticed it). The BenQ’s image is still sharp enough to meet 4K standards and the advantages in color accuracy may be more important than sharpness to some.So as I said, this is a good projector but it's certainly not perfect. Since all of the pixels from the chip are not being used there is a border of light around the projected image. This is common on DLP projectors. However, it is very noticeable on the HT2550. The thing that makes it stand out more on this projector compared to others is that the border is so large. Its size will depend your projected screen size but it extended about 6 inches beyond my 135" screen, which was visible on the wall around my screen. It also displays a small amount of light leakage on the ceiling a few inches away from the projector if you have it ceiling mounted, although it wasn't too distracting.Overall, this is a great projector for the money. I wish it didn't have the light border issue but if you have a large screen (135+) you may not notice it. Considering its price, color accuracy, and 3D capabilities, I think it’s a great buy and worth checking out.PROS:PriceColor accuracy3D4K CertifiedAutomatic vertical keystone correctionCONS:Light border issueNot as sharp as the Optoma UHD60No lens shift
I'm pulling my settings from my update to the top. Try them out!MY FANTASTIC SETTINGSMODE: CinemaBRIGHTNESS: 52CONTRAST: 57SHARPNESS: 34K Pixel Enhancer: 2Color Enhancer: 2DCTI: OnDLTI: OnLAMP MODE: NORMALBRILLIANT COLOR: ON
I don’t like the throw ratio of the projector. The screen doesn’t get big enough from a close range that I have my same benq w1070 at. Sadly had to return it cuz I couldn’t move the projector further back due to lack of room space. I get 119 inches from my w1070 at 4 metres away

Features

  • True 4K UHD Resolution: 8.3 million distinct pixels deliver awe-inspiring 4K UHD image quality with stunning clarity and crisply defined details
  • Projector-optimized HDR: supercharged by HDR10 support with BenQ exclusive Auto HDR color rendition and cinema-optimized technology
  • Cinematic Color technology accurately reproduces >96% of Rec.709 color gamut for authentic cinema experiences

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AAXA Technologies P300

The P300 is a true ‘pocket projector’ at less than 5.9-inch long, 3.9-inch wide, and 1.6-inch tall, it is both compact and is energy efficient – consuming less than 25W when plugged in. Additional features include adjustable tripod, 1280×800 VGA input support, 1280×800 HDMI support, Micro SD Card slot, USB port, Composite Video input, and 3.5mm aux out.

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AAXA Technologies P300 Pico Projector with Rechargeable Battery - Native HD resolution...

The new P300 micro projector features a revolutionary new compact optical engine capable of delivering 500 peak lumens at a high-definition (HD) resolution of 1280x800. Powered by Texas Instruments ...
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I bought this two years ago and the bulb went out. I contacted the manufacturer and they told me that they do not have replacement parts for their products and offered me a discount to buy a new one (discounted price was $20 lower than what I could by a new one on amazon). I spent $400 on a product that lasted 2 years with no way to repair it. AAXA just got two thumbs down but not backing their own products.
It never worked properly and now has stopped working at all. I bought it on February 3 and it is April 27 and I find out I cannot return this POS. I will never buy a product from this company againIt is January 2018 and the second one has died. This is two units and three batteries. Never will I buy anything from this company.
The AAXA P300 micro projector is an amazing little device. For such a small unit, it lights up a 100" (diagonal) Screen Innovations projector screen with enough brightness to be visible without darkening the room. Setup is very easy and intuitive with sufficient inputs and media format support to handle just about anything a pocket-sized projector would be asked to project. The unit does come with a battery installed, despite the implication in the manual that it's optional. In reality, an *extra* battery is optional.There are several picture modes (e.g. Movie, Standard, Presentation, User) and color temperatures (e.g. Warm, Normal, Cool, User) to tweak the color space, gamma, and contrast. I wouldn't call any of them THX or ISF calibrated, but they're definitely good enough for an ad-hoc movie watching session, screen sharing, or PPT presentation.The only two minor nits that each knock half-a-star off my review are:* The credit card-thin remote is VERY twitchy. It takes a gentle and/or lucky touch to have the thin film button actuate once, and only once.* The brightness drops noticeably when running on batteries. I was testing all kinds of inputs and formats while plugged in and was very impressed with the daylight brightness. When I performed a demo for wifey, after the unit was fully charged and unplugged, the projection was noticeably dimmer. I thought I had a setting wrong, but confirmed that you lose maybe 1/3 of the lumens on battery.In summary, I'm very happy with the little powerhouse. It performs up to or exceeds all my expectations.

Features

  • Native 1280×800 HD resolution – with 1080P Max Input, featuring Texas Instruments DLP technology to achieve crisp and clear image.
  • High brightness in its class – 500 lumens optical engine with vibrant color technology. 20, 000 hours Premium LEDs ensure there is no need for lamp replacement
  • Onboard media player – paired with built-in speaker to allow movie and image playback directly from microSD card or USB flash drive. Wide range of inputs – HDMI, Mini VGA, composite a/V

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Epson PowerLite 1781W

Deliver widescreen presentations in the office or on the road with the ultra slim Power Lite 1781W wireless projector, featuring easy image adjustments. This thin 4 lb. model provides 3,200 lumens of color brightness and 3,200 lumens of white brightness plus WXGA resolution for HD-quality content.

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Deliver widescreen presentations in the office or on the road with the ultra slim Power Lite 1781W wireless projector, featuring easy image adjustments. This thin 4 lb. model provides 3,200 lumens of ...
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 UPDATE 8/20 - Just spent 1 hour with Epson support to hear that "Wireless connections are not guaranteed" ..."Did you try another computer". I have attached a video of a stream through the projector, the audio and video on my computer are in perfect sync.I am a consultant and professional trainer and in a constant search for the perfect presentation combination. I use a Surface Pro (latest version) with an I7, 16G RAM and 500G storage. I own 3 Epson projectors, the 9200, the 1751 and now the 1795F. All 3 of these have decent pictures, the reason I purchased the 1795 was the size and brightness, it gains about 1000 lumen from the 1751 and is HD (a little bit lower than WUXGA so the 9200 has a better picture).I had high expectations with this projector and again I am disappointed by the under performance. The wireless is useless, terrible lag, video is VERY choppy and the audio wasn't even recognizable, just hissing and crackling. Switch to Miracast (another reason for purchase), I was using an Actiontec ScreenBeam 750 for wireless to the other 2 projectors, as far as connectivity it has been flawless. The Miracast on the 1795 is good, not great, connects up quickly but there is some slight choppiness on video (I wouldn't attempt watching a video on this), this chop is prevalent on local video (streaming from the Surface Pro) as well as if watching a youtube video. I've called Epson on this and they can offer nothing, seriously even a 20mps wireless connection should be able to handle streaming video smoothly and they have no answer why the video is choppy. If you want a semblance of decent video, hardwire to HDMI (still not flawlless).Lets boil this down, if you want a compact, light, easy to pack, bright projector that has Miracast and don't embed videos in your presentations, this will work but its overpriced and loaded with features that don't work.Hope this helps...
Not cheap, great image and very bright. The combination of 3000+ lumens and WXGA, with a very light unit makes this my top choice. I've compared many projectors, and this is by far my preferred traveling projector. Larger than those mini-sized, yes, but I can project in well-lit rooms and still have plenty of brightness where those cheap mini projectors would be nearly invisible onscreen.Used extensively for travel and presentations, a good resolution for photo/video, and does a great job of self-focus. I very rarely have to tweak anything, except when I'm in a bad room with steep angles and poor projection surface. Even then, it gets pretty close on its own to squaring up the screen.The auto-adjust is a little sensitive to movement, say if someone bumps the table hard enough. It will sense the change and readjust, which is distracting at times.The remote is effective. This allows USB as a video hookup, but this was unusably laggy in my experience, and also caused stutter in my video/audio output. (Windows 8 Pro, Lenovo laptop of 2016 vintage.) I switched back to HDMI, and all problems ceased.One thing to be aware of, if this needs repair, you may have mixed results with Epson. On a previous projector (same model), I was forced to check my bag on the airline, and found that when I got it back later, the corner of the projector had been cracked where the leveling leg is. Epson sent me to an authorized repair center, which could not fix the issue because Epson did not supply those parts. The projector functions fine, just does not have the screw-down leveling leg working any more. So, good example of how tough it is, I guess, still works after a good smack, but would love to have some repair option besides a DIY epoxy fix.
Works well, even in daylight. Served well for a meeting of ten people in a small conference room. I think it would be fine in a bigger setting. Plug and play, intuitive interface, wonderful resolution and color. Only negative is only one hdmi port. Sound is not adequate for watching video without external speakers.

Features

  • Lightweight and travel friendly – thin as a laptop; weighs just 4 lb
  • Look for two numbers – 3,200 lumens Color Brightness for more accurate, vivid color and 3,200 lumens White Brightness for well-lit rooms
  • Sharp images – WXGA resolution (1280 x 800); offers 2x more resolution than SVGA for HD-quality presentations;Projector is compatible with PC and Mac computers

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Epson PowerLite 1795F

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Epson PowerLite 1795F 3LCD 1080p full HD wireless mobile projector with carrying...

Built for business travel, the ultra portable PowerLite 1795F projector features Full HD wireless widescreen performance, plus convenient Miracast streaming. This ultra thin, 4 lb model provides ...
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 UPDATE 8/20 - Just spent 1 hour with Epson support to hear that "Wireless connections are not guaranteed" ..."Did you try another computer". I have attached a video of a stream through the projector, the audio and video on my computer are in perfect sync.I am a consultant and professional trainer and in a constant search for the perfect presentation combination. I use a Surface Pro (latest version) with an I7, 16G RAM and 500G storage. I own 3 Epson projectors, the 9200, the 1751 and now the 1795F. All 3 of these have decent pictures, the reason I purchased the 1795 was the size and brightness, it gains about 1000 lumen from the 1751 and is HD (a little bit lower than WUXGA so the 9200 has a better picture).I had high expectations with this projector and again I am disappointed by the under performance. The wireless is useless, terrible lag, video is VERY choppy and the audio wasn't even recognizable, just hissing and crackling. Switch to Miracast (another reason for purchase), I was using an Actiontec ScreenBeam 750 for wireless to the other 2 projectors, as far as connectivity it has been flawless. The Miracast on the 1795 is good, not great, connects up quickly but there is some slight choppiness on video (I wouldn't attempt watching a video on this), this chop is prevalent on local video (streaming from the Surface Pro) as well as if watching a youtube video. I've called Epson on this and they can offer nothing, seriously even a 20mps wireless connection should be able to handle streaming video smoothly and they have no answer why the video is choppy. If you want a semblance of decent video, hardwire to HDMI (still not flawlless).Lets boil this down, if you want a compact, light, easy to pack, bright projector that has Miracast and don't embed videos in your presentations, this will work but its overpriced and loaded with features that don't work.Hope this helps...
Not cheap, great image and very bright. The combination of 3000+ lumens and WXGA, with a very light unit makes this my top choice. I've compared many projectors, and this is by far my preferred traveling projector. Larger than those mini-sized, yes, but I can project in well-lit rooms and still have plenty of brightness where those cheap mini projectors would be nearly invisible onscreen.Used extensively for travel and presentations, a good resolution for photo/video, and does a great job of self-focus. I very rarely have to tweak anything, except when I'm in a bad room with steep angles and poor projection surface. Even then, it gets pretty close on its own to squaring up the screen.The auto-adjust is a little sensitive to movement, say if someone bumps the table hard enough. It will sense the change and readjust, which is distracting at times.The remote is effective. This allows USB as a video hookup, but this was unusably laggy in my experience, and also caused stutter in my video/audio output. (Windows 8 Pro, Lenovo laptop of 2016 vintage.) I switched back to HDMI, and all problems ceased.One thing to be aware of, if this needs repair, you may have mixed results with Epson. On a previous projector (same model), I was forced to check my bag on the airline, and found that when I got it back later, the corner of the projector had been cracked where the leveling leg is. Epson sent me to an authorized repair center, which could not fix the issue because Epson did not supply those parts. The projector functions fine, just does not have the screw-down leveling leg working any more. So, good example of how tough it is, I guess, still works after a good smack, but would love to have some repair option besides a DIY epoxy fix.
Works well, even in daylight. Served well for a meeting of ten people in a small conference room. I think it would be fine in a bigger setting. Plug and play, intuitive interface, wonderful resolution and color. Only negative is only one hdmi port. Sound is not adequate for watching video without external speakers.

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  • Lightweight and travel friendly — thin as a laptop; weighs just 4 lb
  • Look for two numbers — 3,200 lumens1 Color Brightness for more accurate, vivid color 3,200 lumens1 White Brightness for well-lit rooms.
  • Brilliant Full HD performance — 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080) for sharp, widescreen images.

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APEMAN NM4

Built for business travel, the ultra portable PowerLite 1795F projector features Full HD wireless widescreen performance, plus convenient Miracast streaming. This ultra thin, 4 lb model provides 3,200 lumens of color brightness, 3,200 lumens of white brightness (1) and 1080p resolution — ideal for Full HD-quality content.

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APEMAN NM4 Mini Portable Projector, Video DLP Pocket Projector for Home and...

Lightweight as Phones: Pocket size mini projector (3.86x3.86x0.85 inches) and lightweight (0.44 lbs). Easy to take and operate. It comes with a TRIPOD with a fully functional 360-degree rotation and ...
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One of my fellow IT friends was showing off his new projector at work (this exact model), and it immediately became the new gadget that I didn't technically need, but could suddenly think of a bajillion really cool uses for. I could do backyard movie nights with friends! I would be able to watch YouTube videos -- really big -- anywhere (which would be fun for kitten videos, but particularly useful for all the DIY videos that seem futile trying to watch on a phone). I could use it in my rec room setup to play retro video games. I could lazily lay back and watch Netflix on my ceiling. The list goes on.When it arrived, as I was inspecting the contents of the box, I was very impressed with the packaging, the organization of all the accessories, and the overall "sleekness" of the box. Normally I don't care about such things, so long as the product works. That being said, I do notice the small touches. The projector was packaged very professionally, with all the accessories I needed out of the box, and a useful manual to boot! I know I ordered it for me, but it struck me as very gift-worthy had I not.The other thing that I noticed, even before I turned it on, is that all the accessories that you need to connect it to something with an HDMI output, such as a Roku, laptop, Blue Ray player, etc. were included. (This meant no rummaging through drawers to look for charging or HDMI cables!) There was even a handy mount! There are some applications that the HDMI cable might not be long enough for, but for most connecting to a laptop, it was perfect.I tried it out initially hooking it up to my laptop in my spare bedroom, just to play with the settings. I tried this during normal daylight, and was impressed that I could see a clear picture even during the day. (I tried it later in the evening, and discovered the picture absolutely dazzles at night.) There was a dial to focus the picture, and buttons to control the sound. Though this may sound a bit on the minimalist side, I think it is a credit to the genuinely plug-and-play design. I know there are a few schools of thought on this one, because I know some people prefer devices that have their own operating systems and more on-board settings that allow finer adjustments from the device itself. Personally, even though as an IT person I'm supposed to be more of a gadget geek, I appreciate devices like this projector that are truly plug-and-play, and can be operated by anyone in the house, without having to be familiarized to the different features. Later, I dropped the projector and my daughter to my Mom's house for a sleepover, and she was equally impressed with the ease of use. Literally, the only setup required is hooking up the HDMI cable and turning it on, making it an ideal device for even the non-tech savvy.I will say that the on-board sound may not be loud enough for some applications, but there is an audio output that can easily connect to a soundbar or extrenal speakers (or headphones), as well as a USB out and cable for charging may sound devices. For me this isn't an issue, as I use the device in rooms it's well-suited to. If I were using it outdoors, I would probably attach it to some external speakers for extra ooomph. Also, the only video input is the HDMI or MHL, so out of the box, it is ready to use with any device that has an HDMI output, or MHL output with the cord. If you would like to connect it to your phone, or your old-school gaming system, there are many readily available, inexpensive HDMI-to-whatever cables and converters out there. It would be ideal if there were a few more inputs, particularly a USB input, but I am fine working off of the HDMI input.Overall, I feel like this was a solid buy. The projector's picture is impressive, and it's portability and versatility make it a home run.
 This Apeman mini projector gives much more than what I expected. To be honest, I did not think such a tiny projector could offer almost as good pictures as my big full size BenQ one. I bought it for the portability, and now am thinking I could totally just use this one instead of the big one. It's very light weight, and the tripod it comes with is very sturdy. Super easy to setup, just charge the projector before using it, connect it with your laptop/phone/dvr/whatever devices you want to project, center it towards your screen, turn it on and set the focus. That's it. It even comes with a mini hdmi converter, so if your phone has a hdmi port, you can project thru your phone directly. The manual says if you use an iPhone, you need some special cable. I'm not an Apple user, cannot provide any feedback about that. I'm in love with this little cutie now!
First to start off I love the sleek and stylish design! The size of the projector makes it very easy to carry around and I can have it setup anywhere that I like whether it’s at work, a family gathering or a friends place the portability is just so convenient! I’ve gotten so much compliments from friends and family, they could not believe how projectors have changed from such a robust shape to this elegant design. I did fear that I would be trading in convenience for quality, however the picture quality is excellent! In my opinion better if not the same as a standard industrial projector. There are built-in speakers which is a plus but I would recommend having the audio plugged into an external source via auxiliary cable. For the past few weeks that I’ve had it I’ve ran into no issues, projector has worked fine with my Apple TV, PS4, and laptop with no stutters, no hiccups, no connectivity issues whatsoever. This projector has made my experience with gaming, movie nights, and even just browsing the web even better! I would definitely recommend a household have at least one these, I absolutely love it!

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  • Lightweight as Phones: Pocket size mini projector (3.86×3.86×0.85 inches) and lightweight (0.44 lbs). Easy to take and operate. It comes with a TRIPOD with a fully functional 360-degree rotation and firm stand. This projector is an ideal and popular gift!
  • Excellent Features: Super low noise which hardly to hear when you are watching a movie. The mini projector is perfect for home cinema, parties or camping entertainment in a relatively dark environment. Not suitable for business or teaching presentations.

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Dell Advanced 4K Laser Projector

The TV1 Vac provides whole home wet and dry cleaning. Powerful suction in a compact, lightweight design make quick work of floors, stairs, upholstery – and perfect for pets and automobiles. An included tool kit extends convenience for everyday use.

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Dell Advanced 4K Laser Projector,130" Black (S718QL)

Present your projects in amazing detail with 4K UHD (3840x2160) resolution. This true 4K viewing experience delivers 8.3 million pixels of stunning UHD video, images, and fine lines to wow your ...
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Very good 4k ultra short throw projector for home theater. Before purchasing, I considered the Optoma P1, but decided against it because it had to placed about 14” away for a 120” screen. Since the projector itself is about 14” in depth, you’re looking at a unit that sits 28” from the wall. This Dell sits just 8” from the wall, so placement is much easier.Setup was a bit pretty tricky for me, because I already had a screen mounted for my previous unit, the Benq w1080st. My existing audio cabinet was too tall, so had to buy a low profile cabinet. Otherwise, I would have to reposition the screen and it would end up being too high. In the end, I still had to raise the screen about 2”.Very happy with the picture quality and brightness. Compared to my old projector, the contrast on this is also much better. To be honest, though, I don’t really notice a big improvement in 4k resolution over 1080p, but I think that just shows you how good 1080p really is. Overall, this laser projector is a very nice upgrade over standard lamp based 1080p units.I’m knocking off 1 star because the Dell warranty I received through heartland tek is for 20 months instead of 24. When I questioned them about this, they told me it’s because the warranty starts when the unit is manufactured, which makes no sense to me. Anyway, hope I won’t have a need for warranty service.
I've been in the market for a new TV for some time, but i've held back for various reasons: price, space, etc. and after learning of laser projectors (i've always used the traditional ones in the past) a lot of new research had to be done.My primary use for this would be for gaming (i console nowadays, less PC) and so refresh rate is a key characteristic I care about in my TV's. Resolution comes second. I, personally, prefer OLED screens because it doesn't make the white or colors as bright as normal.Seeing that DELL was able to produce a laser projector with up to 120hz refresh rate was unbelievable to me - and then seeing the original price of $6,000 was also a bit out of reach. So i was looking at VAVA & Optima, but was dissatisfied from other reviews. I settled on saving up for this particular DELL projector.When i saw recently that it was for sale by Heartland Tek Group, for only $2,500 - i nearly fell out of my chair - i couldn't order it fast enough. In fact, i got it so quickly, i didn't even have time to redo my living room setup with a white screen and am projecting on a textured wall. It actually got delivered a day early (thanks Heartland Tek Group & delivery ppls!) This is my first time ordering from them and i had to do research that this deal was even real - i couldn't believe the price drop for such quality technology! It was super easy to plug & play and get started.I'm also still playing with certain video settings in different scenarios (gaming during day or night / stream day or night / console & PC). I'm also still in absolute awe of the quality at 100+ inches, i randomly giggle sometimes while i watch or play something ... i honestly can't ever imagine going back to a TV (for the living room, still use one in my office), especially after helping a friend of mine mount a 75" or 80" and getting it setup.Regardless of that, it is everything as advertised:- it more than meets my gaming needs in terms of refresh rate (can get up to 120hz).- the resolution is shocking, even for it's size.- it is exactly as an OLED TV doesn't need to make the whites & colors crazy bright.- during the day, it doesn't lose NEARLY as much as a normal projector, however, still loses enough to notice it and possibly bother you. i offset that by altering brightness / contrast and other graphic settings.- i don't notice the sound of the projector, barely ever, maybe when i turn it on.- portability is ridiculous, had an amazing "movie night" with my dad & brother's family.- easy initial install, but you should spend some time adjusting settings to what you prefer. personally, i have "day time" graphic settings and then normal "night time" graphic settings - LOVE the "movie mode" and other modes from the projector.- works well with my surface, but haven't connected to my PC yet. i use these instead of the "smart" part of TV's ... because sometimes, i just wanna stream a youtube, or read some news / browse the internets if something peaks my interest.when i finish organizing / setting up appropriately, i will edit this and post pictures. I'll also give more detail on my graphic settings for daytime & night time - for gaming & normal tv. Right now, with the use of my textured off-white wall, it dampens the brightness a bit - i need to get that sorted & build some more furniture.In summary, i'm extremely satisfied with my purchase and the product. It is everything i wanted and officially my TV/monitor replacement for the living room. I will never go back to another TV.i wrote this quickly, so there'll be a future edit later cleaning this up, adding pictures & more detailed info - just wanted to let everyone know immediately how satisfied i am with the purchase. cheers, good luck, and well wishes everybody - hope everyone is safe during this time.
It is a good projector with great picture quality if you have a projector screen. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me because of the wall which I planned was not a proper one. Keep in mind it is an ultra-short-throw projector ..so how much you keep close to the wall the picture size will be big. So better positioning is needed.

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  • Present in amazing detail with 4K UHD (3840×2160) resolution for 8.3 million pixels of stunning video and images
  • Place the S718QL less than four inches from the wall and watch it present a 100-inch display
  • Laser technology lasts for up to 10 years and allows for instant on/of

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VAVA 4K

VAVA’s 0.233:1 throw rate projects epic visuals from a much narrower proximity, easily adjusting the projection between 80”-150”from just 16.7”away from the wall; immerse yourself in your favorite shows, movies and games, wire free and obstruction free

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VAVA 4K UHD Laser TV Home Theatre Projector | Bright 2500 Lumens...

For the ultimate viewing experience in ambient lighting conditions, an ALR screen designed for ultra short throw projectors is recommended.Technical Specifications: Projection SystemDisplay Type: ...
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Pros:Ultra Short Throw = Means no professional setup cost needed. Mine sits next to the wall next to my PS4 and it looks like it belongs there. This feature alone will save you $500-1000The 4K image quality on the VAVA seems even better than my 65” tv. Most people will be blown away.Appears to be a lot brighter and more vibrant than regular projectors. I’m now using this as my main TV.Futuristic design. The design, remote, and interface is very simply. Reminds me of AppleEasy to use interface and remote.Cons:Software features is easy to use but a little too minimalistic. I would recommend getting a chromecast to unlock some more apps and features.I will continue using this as my main TV and will be updated my review as time goes on.
I’m one of few people that had hands on experience with both the Xiaomi 4K projector and the VAVA 4K projector setup. Here’s a quick comparison:1. Brightness: VAVA is slightly brighter than Xiaomi. I did some digging and found that Xiaomi has 16 Laser diodes and the VAVA has 20 diodes.2. Image Quality: VAVA wins. In the screen shot (from an online comparison) you can see that VAVA has better colors and depth whereas some of the details on the Xiaomi are more washed out. In all fairness, to get the best color accuracy, both the VAVA and Xiaomi require fine tuning of the RGB settings out of the box. Once you have that setup, the difference is noticeably in VAVA's favor.3. Sound: VAVA’s Harmon Kardon soundbar BLOWS the Xiaomi out of the water.4. Form factor: Xiaomi is about 50% smaller than the VAVA which makes it more portable. The VAVA is a beefier unit that feels more premium with the fabric and heavier feeling plastics.5. Price: Xiaomi is about $700 cheaper than Xiaomi.6. Support: VAVA – they are based in the US and have a US support team.Summary: The VAVA is essentially a Xiaomi on steroids. If you are on a tight budget, you can’t go wrong with the Xiaomi since it has fairly positive reviews online. In my opinion, paying a $700 premium for the VAVA for better image, sound, and support in the US is worth it. Winner: VAVA
I have a large living room and was originally planning to fill it with a 85” LED TV but decided to try the VAVA 4K Laser Projector instead as the cost was similar. Now the TV vs Projector debate is something that a lot of people like myself considered but the newest advancements in laser + ultra short throw technology goes a long way in closing that gap more than ever before. Here’s my honest review on why I made the decision with the VAVA 4K Laser Projector.First and foremost, I have the VAVA set to display a 120” size. Compared to my original plan of running an 85” LED TV, the 120” setup provides approximately 99.3% additional viewable area as an 85” TV, approximately DOUBLE the size. In practice, after getting used to the VAVA for the past few weeks, the thought of going back to 85” honestly makes me cringe (which is hilarious considering 85” is huge for most people’s standards), but that’s what happened. The WOW factor of the 120”, in a big room, on a form factor which sits against the wall is totally off the chart when seen in person. There's a real cinematic feel to the home that’s not possible with a TV and it really feels like you are in a theater. My friends were impressed. My GF was impressed. Everyone who has seen it was impressed.Secondly, while the picture on the VAVA is good even with some light in the room, with the lights SLIGHTLY dimmed, the VAVA destroys the 85” setup. While no projector can ever beat a TV in terms of being flexible with all lighting conditions, the brightness and picture quality on the VAVA is good enough to make the trade off worth it for me. It’s worth noting that they do make ALR screens designed to magnify the light from UST projectors like the VAVA and reject ambient lighting which allows for a near-complete day time viewing experience which closes this gap even more.Third, the VAVA is brain dead easy to setup. It sits alongside my PS4 against the wall and I didn’t have to spend an extra penny to set it up. The ultra short throw solves the issue with the clutter and installation process that plagues regular projectors and just makes everything simple and clean. I read another customer review that called this feature game changing, and I have to agree.Fourth, the picture and sound quality are both really good. The VAVA supports 4K and the image looks awesome in person. Colors are vibrant and on a big screen, you can make out all the little wrinkles and pores on a person. I have a cheap soundbar that costs about $120 on Black Friday and the VAVA’s Harmon Kardon soundbar is both louder and sounds better.Lastly, my only issue with the VAVA (and any projector setup) is the input lag with games. You don’t notice it with single player games, but die hard gamers will get a faster input response with a TV. Input lag has been the achilles heel of projector gaming and the VAVA is no exception in this department. For me, I don’t really notice it but this is something worth mentioning if you are on the fence and plan on using it for heavy gaming.All in all, the VAVA has been well received by professional critics and there are a ton of positive reviews online already. I was on one of the guys who were originally on the fence, but you can add me to the list of happy customers that made the jump.

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  • Ultra Short Throw: Cast a 100 inch image from only 7.2 inches away from the wall! With a space-saving design, quick and easy setup, and the ability to adjust your projection from between 80 to 150 inches on the fly, you can enjoy a cinematic experience from the comfort of your own home!
  • 4K Resolution with HDR 10: Feast your eyes on awe-inspiring visuals with deeper colors, higher contrast, fuller saturation, and sharper imagery. The VAVA’s 3000: 1 native contrast far exceeds the standard 2000: 1 native contrast found in movie theaters.

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