I would like to start out this review by saying this projector is an incredible value for the price.
With that said, please know what you are getting.
The lens geometry of this projector is not capable of having the perimeter of the picture in focus AND the center of the image in focus at the same time. This is exacerbated the larger the image you project. If you want the perimeter to look acceptable, you have to sacrifice a small amount of detail in the middle.
Also, the dial to focus is incredibly firm to the point that you can’t adjust it without moving the projector around affecting it’s aim and this is with a professional mount that is tightened. You have to focus it then adjust the aim again after.
Contrast is not the best but is great for this price point. Dark scenes are ok if you are viewing in a dim room. Not so much in a lit room.
Brightness is good for a projector of this price range. Not near the lumens stated. If I had to guess, I would say in the mid 3000 range. You can view in a somewhat lit room, however you will have to crank up the brightness making the picture appear a little washed out and lose contrast. Dark scenes barely watchable. The best picture is achieved with the contrast turned a bit down and the color boosted.
Color brightness is great, which is important for a rich image, which this projector has. Most cheap projectors and many expensive projectors fall short in this category. If viewing in a lit room, cranking up the color can help with not boosting brightness too much minimizing wash out.
There is some noise in the picture which can be mostly eliminated with a setting at the expense of sharpness. I keep mine on low and have sharpness nearly all the way up.
This projector absolutely does not “support 4K”. This is unimportant as the projector is native 1080 and most any device you connect will downscale for you. I just find it annoying that it is stated in the description and is completely untrue. Also, with the perimeter focus issue. Using this to project a 380” image as stated would look embarrassingly terrible. I am using this at 120” and the focusing is less than satisfactory.
Again, for the price I paid I am still bewildered with what you are getting. Had they not made some outlandish claims like the over stated lumens, projection size and 4K support. I would have given 5 stars. I am using this as a temporary substitute for my 4K projector that is in need of a new dmd chip. So I am switching from a $1500 projector. So I may harp on details many wouldn’t notice.
In summary, as a native 1080 led projector for screens 100” or less (as the focus becomes an issue any bigger) that has good color brightness for a hundred bucks and change. This is a 5 star projector. I have given 3 stars for misstated specifications. Also, I always read the middle of the pack reviews to find honesty. Hope this review helps people with their buying decision. For the price they could have been completely honest and it would have still been a screaming deal and all of the reviews would be 5 star because people knew what they were getting. This is the 5th or 6th projector I have owned over the last 10+ years when I switched from traditional televisions. If I had to buy another projector and wanted to spend in the $120 range I would certainly buy this one again without hesitation.
PS, to the seller. Should you decide to remove the false claims, I am happy to change this to 5 stars.