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VIVIMAGE Explore 3 Projector for Outdoor Movies 7000 Lux Full HD 300 Native 1080P Projector 60Hz Compatible TV Stick 2 HDMI VGA Smartphone PC TV Box PS4 40 Electronic Keystone Correction

Last Updated: November 13, 2020 (Refresh Now)
9.3
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
499
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
20
Spam Test
WARN
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
HDMI
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Analysis - 479 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Picture Quality
 233
projector, image, bright, brightness, quality is great
+99%
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" ...  Picture quality very good for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture clarity is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Good image quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture quality and easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is great, I set it up 10ft back giving me about a 100inch image.  ...  "
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" ...  This projector has an amazing picture quality and brightness in a dark or bright environment.  ...  "
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" ...  For best Picture must use in a dark room.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture was amazing and it made our movie nights outside perfect!  ...  "
Sound Quality
 156
projector, loud, fan, speaker, fan noise
+96%
-4%
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" ...  If it's sitting right next to you, you have to turn your sound up to mask it.  ...  "
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" ...  So far I have my Xfinity cable setup including my surround sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is decent but i suggest external speakers for a large/noisy room.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 100” movie theater now and all it cost was around $250 for the projector and $100 for a Yamaha sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a fan, of course, but it's relatively quiet. ... Good sounding speaker that can be turned up pretty high.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound Quality 9 /10  ...  "
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" ...  We bought external speakers for it but they haven't arrived so we used the built-in ones and let me tell you .  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is great, Don't need external projector.  ...  "
Price
 119
projector, value, overall, range, point
+100%
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" ...  I very highly recommend this purchase, especially for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  After looking at many options, I found the Explore 3 to be the best value out there at this price point.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is worth the quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I did my research on purchasing a projector around this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  You'd be hard pressed to find one of this quality/performance at this price point.  ...  "
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" ...  A solid starter projector for the money!  ...  "
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" ...   This is an excellent projector for the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth every penny.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 110
screen, brightness, projection, picture, 120
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Textured Living Room wall – we projected about 11’ diagonal screen size  ...  "
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" ...  - As you know brightness is important spec of projector ... but this feature make correct screen shape. ... moreover stands makes angle to put the screen where i want.  ...  "
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" ...  The brightness it’s great also  ...  "
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" ...  No screen (still waiting for it) just projected right onto the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  Bright , high resolution, beautiful, and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is very bright even with some lights on in our theatre. ... We have it set up for a 120" screen and it is flawless at that distance.  ...  "
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" ...  Roughly seeing about ~93 in screen with about 10 ft distance .  ...  "
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" ...  We ordered this projector to use for an outdoor movie screen.  ...  "
Color
 99
image, picture, colors, contrast, bright
+98%
-2%
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" ...  The picture sharpness at over 110 '", brightness and keystone are great for a sub $300 projector.  ...  "
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" ...  The contrast ration is also awesome. ... The whites are brights and the black are dark.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome Clarity and brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  With 6000 lum brightness is good.  ...  "
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" ...  You will have to adjust the color, brightness etc.  ...  "
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" ...  The only con is figuring out the color of the image.  ...  "
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" ...  In the control menu you'll find access to things like keystone which is very nice, video options such as contrast, sharpness, color and brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  You will need the room to be very dark to get the best picture and brightness.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 86
easy to set, easy to use, setup, set, use
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Easy to setup and use with Apple TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and operate  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to focus and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  First, the projector is easy to use and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using this for presentations at different locations and it is super easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to adjust and use.  ...  "
Video Playback
 76
projector, watching, video, outdoor, movie
+95%
-5%
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" ...  We bought this for watching movies in our backyard. ... We've watched several movies already.  ...  "
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" ...  We can't wait to have friends over to enjoy or favorite movies!  ...  "
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" ...  I purchase this video projector so we could have fun and memorable movie night with our kids.  ...  "
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" ...  I spent a lot of time searching for an outdoor movie projector. ... Get a screen and enjoy outside movies with family and friends  ...  "
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" ...  We watch all movies outside and inside on projector.  ...  "
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" ...  1920x1080 native LCD, plays 60fps videos  ...  "
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" ...  Opted for this one, and it’s perfect for outdoor movies.  ...  "
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" ...  If you get a good video source, you start noticing way more detail. ... Excellent for movie watching or Netflix binging.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 73
connect, recommend this projector, devices, speakers, device
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Two perks that were nice and welcomed: 1 - sound quality was better than I anticipated for a projector (there is an output jack to connect ext speakers - so depending on the crowd the internal speakers do just fine)  ...  "
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" ...  I could always add an external speaker to add punch when needed.  ...  "
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" ...  A great projector!  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this amazing projector about a month ago, I only had a problem with the Iphone connection but Jon at ViviMAGE suggested to use a Lightning cord , I purchased a couple of non brand name cords that did not work. ... But the Apple Lightning one finally did work well.  ...  "
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" ...  The thing I love the most is you can hook up a PlayStation Roku device!  ...  "
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" ...  Basically, it's an awesome projector.  ...  "
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" ...  I plugged an Amazon Firestick into the projector, and it worked as well as any good television.  ...  "
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" ...  I definitely recommend this projector !  ...  "
Resolution
 55
1080p, hd, 4k, picture, native
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Solid hd and great colors.  ...  "
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" ...  This projector has 1920 X 1080P and it is the HD LCD led projector.  ...  "
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" ...  Love watching HD movies on our large white wall--very cool.  ...  "
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" ...  We wanted to have a projector that's 1080P native and with good review.  ...  "
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" ...  I paired this projector with a 180" screen, sound bar and subwoofer and a roku stick for accessing content.  ...  "
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" ...  Good enough to compare with my most recent LCD projector, a Panasonic PT-AE7000U 2D/3D unit which originally sold for around $3000 (street) in 2011, now with around 12,000 hours total use. ... Also, I only used the HDMI inputs, sourced from a digital tuner or Amazon Firestick 4K, then passed through a Yamaha digital receiver and a Darbee processor, before the projector. ... The best native 1080p projector at this price point, and one which probably compares favorably with new projectors costing twice as much or more.  ...  "
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" ...  Playing those 4K videos from YouTube is a real treat.  ...  "
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" ...  If you don't want to spend four or five hundred dollars on a good 4K or quality 1080p TV I would recommend this projector.  ...  "
Volume
 54
volume, fan, speakers, room, speaker
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Now the speakers do leave room to be desired but overall, the brightness is great even if there is a bit of light in the room the picture is still clear.  ...  "
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" ...  This good enough for small room and good for darker room.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are great for a small to medium sized room.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound on projector is good but I would recommend a speaker if watching outside. ... I don’t think this would be great for a theater room inside as I would spend more for that.  ...  "
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" ...  Speakers get decently loud without distortion which is a nice added bonus.  ...  "
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" ...  Admittedly the room is fairly dark and as its 6000 lumens it is bright.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the speaker wasn't very loud and the clarity was not as crisp as marketed.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan isn't too loud at all, so there's no real noticeable sound competition there.  ...  "
Capacity
 50
family, projector, movie, theater, living room
+98%
-2%
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" ...  It is not meant to be used in brightly lit rooms (projectors in my opinion work best in dark rooms).  ...  "
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" ...  I have had several projectors since 2004 when I created my new home theater room.  ...  "
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" ...  It's perfect for home theater.  ...  "
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" ...  I live in a small studio apartment where I don't have a lot of space for electronics, so I usually spend my free time watching TV shows on my 19" TV.  ...  "
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" ...  The darker the room the better but its still so sharp and clear in my living room.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great projector for the price, and it works fabulously in my movie room/home theater.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it for home theater use.  ...  "
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" ...  This is our first projector that we installed on our basement ceiling .  ...  "
Ports
 43
projector, hdmi ports, ports, two hdmi, av
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I used it with Usb key and HDMI cable both work fine!  ...  "
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" ...  We used our roku and put that in with the usb to keep it charged and that seemed to turn off the projector faster than I would like.  ...  "
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" ...  - Multiple HDMI inputs, it can be hook up to a fire stick  ...  "
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" ...  We plug our Roku directly into and it’s super easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Don’t forget to order the lightning hdmi adaptar if you’ll be using your phone as the movie source and also Apple TV works with it.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the projector that compatible with PS4, smartphones, PCs, HDMI, VGA, USB, TV box, and TV stick.  ...  "
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" ...  Hooked up my galaxy phone through required cable and instantly came up no hiccups.  ...  "
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" ...  The dual HDMI port, USB and Video inputs make this projector excellent in the connectivity features.  ...  "
Setup
 39
easy, set, simple, easy to setup, super
+100%
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" ...  Easy to setup and use with Apple TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy setup!  ...  "
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" ...  The settings are very easy to mess with and the device has an easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  We plug our Roku directly into and it’s super easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug and play, barely any setup.  ...  "
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" ...  This projector was super easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was quick and the controls are easy to understand and operate.  ...  "
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" ...  First, the projector is easy to use and setup.  ...  "
Gaming
 29
games, projector, video games, movies, playing
+100%
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" ...  The colors are a bit saturated, but for games or sports, some viewers may not notice.  ...  "
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" ...  This product will withstand heavy use as we use it almost 18 hours in a usual day for gaming and watching movies.  ...  "
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" ...  Using this product mainly for gaming and it seems to be working out fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I play video games and have had a projector in the past and there was so much input lag, but with this projector there was ZERO input lag. ... I would 100% recommend to customers looking for a projector for both movies and games.  ...  "
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" ...  mainly to watch a few movies at night and the football games.  ...  "
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" ...  Xbox games look great, 4k videos look great.  ...  "
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" ...  For gaming this is so important because 60 FPS games do not look choppy like other 30hz only projectors.  ...  "
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" ...  I have watched a couple movies and played some games on the PS4 with it and I have it connected to my sound bar under the TV.  ...  "
Marketplace
 27
thing, see, one, image, good
+85%
-15%
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" ...  The only con is figuring out the color of the image.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture was from the first night.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the discount plus the prime deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Was very surprised at the sharpness of the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  I attached 2 photos. ... The picture does not do this justice.  ...  "
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" ...  Now that we have this product we have kicked the other one to outside, and love the picture and all the accessories that came with it.  ...  "
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" ...  The images were aligned to approximately a 100" diagonal.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the picture attached.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 25
months, last, weeks, year, week
+88%
-12%
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" ...  We just got this product in time for New Year.  ...  "
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" ...  Ive had this for about 4 months and love it.  ...  "
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" ...  We have had the Vivimage Explorer 3 projector for more than 3 weeks, and we have been very pleased with it,  ...  "
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" ...  How things have changed during the last 10 years!  ...  "
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" ...  Have had this projector a few months with about 6 showings. ... So far no issues. ... I can't speak for the longevity of this projector since I've only had it a few months, but I'm loving it so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this projector a couple months ago and it’s pretty awesome for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  We are using our projector about a week now.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this last week and I have to say I am very happy with this product VIVIMAGE!  ...  "
Product As Described
 22
thing, see, one, image, good
+82%
-18%
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture was from the first night.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that was tough for us was figuring out how to make the picture into a perfect square.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the picture attached.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is as good as I've seen.  ...  "
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" ...  I keep mine at 75%, otherwise the picture is huge and partially displays on the ceiling.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was as described!  ...  "
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" ...  With the lights off during the day the picture looks great.  ...  "
Remote
 21
control, projector, batteries, aaa, simple
+100%
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" ...  2) The supplied remote is the expected commodity unit but with a very strong IR transmitter (or receiver) .  ...  "
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" ...  I only gave it 4 stars because the remote is tiny and pretty easy to lose.  ...  "
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" ...  True to their word, it projects 1080 quality, the sound quality is actually good for the price, and the remote that comes with it is very responsive!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s fan is quite, the remote is nice because it’s not IR.  ...  "
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" ...  This isn't a problem, there are some very simple picture adjustments accessible from the remote. ... The remote functions themselves are limited, which can be either good or bad, depending on your AV setup involved.  ...  "
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" ...  [Controls] The remote control is rf based, nice and responsive from anywhere in a room.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote functions well.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote is super simple.  ...  "
Software Platform
 17
support html5 video, stick, browser, chromecast, would
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Currently pairing with a chrome cast and is a real treat in that setting.  ...  "
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" ...  We have the Xbox on one and a fire stick on the other.  ...  "
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" ...  We use a Chromecast device to provided the video.  ...  "
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" ...  I put it on a platform on a mic stand and paired it with an Android TV stick.  ...  "
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" ...  More stable than my Chromecast!  ...  "
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" ...  The thing I love the most is you can hook up a PlayStation Roku device!  ...  "
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" ...  I use it with a Roku streaming stick and it works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I used an Amazon Fire Stick to stream and worked well.  ...  "
Zoom
 16
projector, zoom function, zoom feature, focus, video
+100%
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" ...  It has zoom function so you don't have to move it to set screen size.  ...  "
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" ...  The vertical+horizontal keystone correction along with the digital zoom made it super easy to fit perfectly on my screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture was so bright plus being able to adjust and zoom was night and day difference.  ...  "
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" ...  A massive screen size with various settings such as a zoom in function and many other video and audio setting to better focus and personalize the experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Also I've seen some questions about zoom in our out features on this projector, you CAN go from 100% all the way down to 75% picture size.  ...  "
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" ...  I do with there was a zoom lens, but it does have a picture reduction % feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Kids are doing live zoom virtual classes, it is absolutely tun for them.  ...  "
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" ...  Zoom: You can easily zoom out to 75% of the original size, however, if your video input gives you a smaller video size, you can zoom in up to 2x digitally and cut out the blank space around your small video. ... Especially handy when watching cinema widescreen since you can zoom in and bring it back to 16:9.  ...  "
Device Stand
 15
onto, worked, projected, ceiling mount, ceiling
+100%
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" ...  We project it on our wall, a tan wall with texture - and the picture still looks great at 10' wide.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll probably end up getting a ceiling mount instead, but for now, I have it on my dresser aiming up at the wall. ... Once I put it onto a ceiling mount it'll be an issue again, but I'm pretty sure it's a standard 3 prong female that I could buy at the store, but it should for sure have come with a longer one.  ...  "
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" ...  I have it projected on my wall.  ...  "
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" ...  No screen (still waiting for it) just projected right onto the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  We set it up just to see how it worked and projected it onto our wall and the quality was great!  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing I would change on this is the built in kick stand.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it has worked great with a very large picture projected on the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  I have it hanging upside down on a ceiling mount exactly where my Optoma was.  ...  "
Features
 15
mode, keystone feature, lot, light, hours
+100%
comment
" ...  It has all functions I need.  ...  "
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" ...  The Aspect is set at Auto.  ...  "
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" ...  You can also adjust the blue, red and green which i recommend you do as I found the default settings not very good.  ...  "
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" ...  The Vivimage Explorer is a pretty well made projector that has many features that make it well worth the price. ... some of its best features include a 4d keystone which makes it easier to mount it on the ceiling or wall at various angles from the wall you wish to project to.  ...  "
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" ...  Received on 11/17/2019, tested all the features and they are working as designed/advertised. ... Rear projection mode is also available  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, it has pretty much all the features you could possibly need in a projector.  ...  "
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" ...  We are still getting used to it, so I am sure that there are a lot of additional features that we haven't figured out, but if you want a "grab and go" type of system this is definitely it.  ...  "
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" ...  The use of an auto keystone feature would have made it much more user-friendly and a better experience.  ...  "
For Kids
 13
love, wanted, movies, movie, going
+100%
comment
" ...  Kids love it.  ...  "
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" ...   I use this for the kids that have more entertainment and it actually works great the color of it is perfect great for entertaining the kids just like going to the movie theaters  ...  "
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" ...  He loves it he wanted to watch all his movies in this.  ...  "
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" ...  The kids are always eager to have another outdoor movie night since I purchased this projector.  ...  "
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" ...  We project this on our garage door and it looks great - kids love it.  ...  "
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" ...  Have watched movies and played video games, kids love it.  ...  "
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" ...  And my son loves playing his games on the 10ft screen!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very good using to study online at home for my son  ...  "
Build Quality
 13
projector, feels, built, build quality, thing
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  The only thing I would change on this is the built in kick stand.  ...  "
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" ...  With other projectors on the market going as high as $2000 or more, I was worried the structure of the item would feel cheap, that is not the case.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to be made of high-quality materials, too.  ...  "
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" ...  Also small thing but I appreciate the adjustable pop out kickstand rather then the screw in/out type.  ...  "
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" ...  It also has some weight to it and feels much better made.  ...  "
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" ...  Build Quality: 9 /10  ...  "
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" ...  The projector feels very rugged and good quality construction materials, but fan sound like is hitting something, perhaps a cable or a piece of the chasis or something else, noise is rather loud and annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the built in height adjuster  ...  "
Screen Protection
 10
see, set
+70%
-30%
comment
" ...  In case you’re wondering, I hung a tarp behind my screen because of the neighbors porch light.  ...  "
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" ...  I am sure if you got an actual screen it would look even better.  ...  "
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" ...  We set up the screen inside garage in the back and set up chairs in driveway in case of rain.  ...  "
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" ...  It was awesome my screen is 200ft.  ...  "
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" ...  but this feature make correct screen shape. ... moreover stands makes angle to put the screen where i want.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll be interested to see the difference when I eventually get a screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I need to buy him a white drop down screen but other than that it is great.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 10
sound, audio, speaker, projector, bluetooth transmitter
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  Pair this projector with a bluetooth speaker near the screen, and you've got a great cinematic experience or sports watching setup that will impress both yourself and anybody you might have come over.  ...  "
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" ...  We are using a small Doss Bluetooth speaker with projector to enhance the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  In that occasion I hooked up to a pc (audio with bluetooth connection again).  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered a sound bar which will hookup through Bluetooth and will have a better experience.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that would be better would be a louder speaker and Bluetooth capability for audio.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth and wifi can be added by extra OEM adapters for 10 bucks or so.  ...  "
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" ...  Did add a Bluetooth adapter to Bose speakers, easy, great sound.  ...  "
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" ...  It's an only one and it's Bluetooth compatible.  ...  "
Lens
 10
unit, rubber, projection, lense, dust
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I was also impressed that it came with a cleaning cloth and cotton swabs to clean the lens.  ...  "
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" ...  Just focus it in at what distance you have it and its all eye candy after that.  ...  "
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" ...  It even came with Q-tips and cloth to clean the lense. ... I even like the rubber lense cap.  ...  "
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" ...  Both the Panny and the Vivimage are shelf-mounted, the Panasonic on the higher shelf above the 3, with the front of the projection lenses at 14 ft from a pull-down, 1.3 gain, Favi white 16:9 screen. ... The 7-element projection lens, unexpected in such an affordable unit, produces edge-to-edge focus which rivals the 7000.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I do with there was a zoom lens, but it does have a picture reduction % feature.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried watching different video sources and carefully cleaning the lens just to be sure but it is clear that the dark spots are pixels that have gone out.  ...  "
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" ...  Keystone is easy to use, but note that the lens does not have horizontal or vertical adjustment (use kickstand instead for horizontal).  ...  "
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" ...  Lens cover is made of rubber/silicon a bonus in my opinion.  ...  "
Size
 10
compact, case, use, sleek, fairly
+100%
comment
" ...  This Explore 3 is a little bulky, but its very easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I just have to find a good carry case for it.  ...  "
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" ...  Light and compact ,easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  This projector is well designed and very compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek design in a lightweight package.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes in a nice box that can function as a storage and carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is decent for a small space.  ...  "
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" ...  It also comes in a box that works as a carrying case.  ...  "
As Gift
 9
review, card, promotion, got, friends
+100%
comment
" ...   I got this for my father as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Thus, a projector was a great gift that I've got for my birthday from my friends.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a surprise gift for my husband, and he loved it!!  ...  "
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" ...  got it as a birthday present from my wife.  ...  "
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" ...  You do get a gift if you leaving a good review and I was skeptical about that.  ...  "
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" ...  Furthermore, at the time I purchased, they had a review-for-gift promotion.  ...  "
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" ...  seller left a gift card should I choose to share "an honest review".  ...  "
comment
" ...  The card says go to support@ivimage.com to claim the gift.  ...  "
Cables
 9
projector, cable, speakers, speaker, cables
+100%
comment
" ...  I ran an auxiliary cable to a wireless speaker and it sounds great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Other projectors said you could but not without many other cables and attachments.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's fine if you're sitting right next to the projector, but we ended up using external speakers and an aux cable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The projector feels very rugged and good quality construction materials, but fan sound like is hitting something, perhaps a cable or a piece of the chasis or something else, noise is rather loud and annoying.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has an aux cord to attach speakers to it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sound is quite good, although I intend to wire it to my home audio system.  ...  "
comment
" ...  These speakers do the job if you need them to but I’ve connected mine to a portable speaker via aux cable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Easy to use and all necessary cables were included.  ...  "
Design
 9
still, sleek, design, side, putting
+100%
comment
" ...  After a week of use it still looks and works well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sleek design in a lightweight package.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It looks much better in person!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very sleek design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Straight out from the box , look very stylish.  ...  "
comment
" ...  At first site you would think the blue accent in the front looks cheesy but it looks quite nice to be honest.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's bright and looks great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It’s a sleek design.  ...  "
Clarity
 8
bright, image
+100%
comment
" ...  The clarity is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It works perfectly and is still very clear and bright.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It’s bright and clear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  very clear and cinema quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's clear, pretty bright, and has a lot of great features on it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The clarity is beyond my expectations.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The image seems clear.  ...  "
Controls
 7
menu, top, setting, output, button
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  A couple of things I wished were better: 1) wished that the audio was better and had more audio settings like play audio from the built in speakers and output to external speakers at the same time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Get to know your menu so you can adjust according to output source.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Simple and easy to use once you get used to navigating the menu. ... Controls on the projector itself also work find, though they can prove a bit more cumbersome.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The "Tint" control is locked at a setting of "50", although the use of RGB controls allows enough adjustability.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You also have menu controls on the top of this unit which is really nice and something I found lacking on other projectors. ... You'll also have access to sound controls.  ...  "
USB
 7
tv stick, tv box, smartphones pcs, ps4, projector
+100%
comment
" ...  Also included in my box was a USB dongle that allowed video or images on a card to be played.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The ease at which one can switch from the HDMI feature to the other USB or Av inputs is amazing!!!  ...  "
comment
" ...  This allowed them to bring their favorite movies over using USB Flash Drive.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It also provides different connectivity options, two HDMI, USB, VGA, AV, and can be easily connected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sound quality is great, Don't need external projector.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Also this projector compatible with TV stick, HDMI, VGA, USB, smartphones, PCs, TV box, and PS4.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is not hard to connect with TV stick, HDMI, VGA, USB, smartphones, PCs, TV box, and PS4.  ...  "
Night Photography
 7
low, picture, night, good, day
+100%
comment
" ...  We use this for outdoor moive night.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture was from the first night.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Once thing to keep in mind is that you will have low quality at day light which is well expected at this price range and spec.  ...  "
comment
" ...  and movie night .  ...  "
comment
" ...  That being said it looks great in pitch black and pretty good in low light conditions such as day time with some light bleeding through the curtain or a light on.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This has a GOOD picture in a darkened room with low light.  ...  "
Delivery
 6
packaged, nicely
+100%
comment
" ...  I received a replacement in 2 days & this 1 is GREAT!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I liked the way it was packed and it arrived promptly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It was very nicely packaged which really adds to the experience.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Received the item fast.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But it works perfectly, and was a great value (and insanely fast delivery, about 11 hours after ordering).  ...  "
Fit
 6
side, putting, perfectly, little, keystone
+100%
comment
" ...  The sound quality was decent and the adjust-ability of the projector fit our needs perfectly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You will need this when you have to put your projector at certain location (my case behind the sofa).  ...  "
comment
" ...  Also small thing but I appreciate the adjustable pop out kickstand rather then the screw in/out type.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Also found this easy to mount for rear ceiling.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is a great fits for my teaching class.  ...  "
Comfort
 6
comfortable, also, rather, feels, feel
+100%
comment
" ...  Also small thing but I appreciate the adjustable pop out kickstand rather then the screw in/out type.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It also has some weight to it and feels much better made.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is a comfortable size & weight, and I had it working within two minutes out of the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  the fan can be heard because of where I have it placed, which is closer to my ear than where probably most will position their projectors.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has the great display quality that we feel comfortable to look at the screen and we won't feel that our eyes are hurt.  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
price, point, good
+100%
comment
" ...  I purchased this projector because it was recommended as a budget-friendly high contrast and low lag device.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You'd be hard pressed to find one of this quality/performance at this price point.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We like the rear projecting capabilities, the USB input and quiet fan speed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, it still did a pretty good job, just not good enough.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The controller is simple, but it does the job.  ...  "
Headphones
 5
audio, output, headphones, 3 5mm, sound
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Sound output from the headphones port is solid.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The sound is not that great but when plugged in to external speakers through a line output or headphone jack, then it is fine.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Noticeable if you’re watching with the volume very low in which case I’d recommend some good headphones.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The speakers work well although I still like my audio setup and with a wire or two have my system setup through the earphone jack of the projector.  ...  "
Returns
 5
returned, return, decided
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  After researching several I decided to go with this one.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I returned it and bought this one because of a youtube review and this is so much better.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I won’t use that but thought it was neat they sent it.  ...  "
Cooling
 5
fan
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Cooling fan is not as loud as I expected and the machine can operate for hours at a time without overheating.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Excellent heating / cooling design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cooling fan is a bit annoying, but if the volume is turned up enough you don't notice the fan much!  ...  "
comment
" ...  , native resolutions, cooling system, lumens, etc .  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
projector, keep
+100%
comment
" ...  It's been 3 months and it's been easy to keep clean (we use it a lot in our living room, pets & dust, which haven't been an issue to keep clear in the filter window).  ...  "
comment
" ...  it's pretty sharp and you can get a really big clean image even without a projector screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Overall very good unit for the price, just wish they’d improve its ability to block out dust.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, it is fine after I cleaned it because the rest of the project seems new.  ...  "
For Fun
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  So much fun!  ...  "
comment
" ...  It worked great for our Family & Friends Fun Night.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Movie nights have never been more fun.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Although it was fun, it left me wanting more.  ...  "
Bass
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  It has basic bass and treble settings, but they don't do much, however they will allow you to get a louder than out of the box volume, so if it seems to quiet for you investigate cranking that up.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A cursory trial of the speakers indicated the use of much better hardware than usual, with clear high output and useful bass extension.  ...  "
comment
" ...  If you're looking for bass rattling sound you won't find it here but the overall clarity is highly enjoyable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Bass is not the best but wasn’t expecting it to be.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  Purchased this projector for outside drive-in movie nights at our church.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It connects to our DVD player, Roku stick and the PS4!  ...  "
comment
" ...  1 is from watching Megamind on Blu-ray.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have watched a half dozen dvd and blurays and feel very good about my purchase so far.  ...  "
Display Size
 4
screen size, 100, projecting, one, inch screen
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  And the picture on my 100 inch screen is outstanding.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have been using it on a 120 inch screen, and it has surpassed all of my expectations.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As you will know, the distance from the screen determines the screen size.  ...  "
Wifi
 4
even, projector, 1080p
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Would have chosen a model with WiFi capabilities for simplicity or even screen mirroring option.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have a ROKU connected to it from the yard and still gets wifi so it works great but it also came with a standard AV input & a cable converter for it (Red Yellow White plugs) - to project SD items like a DVD player or even Gamecube/N64 - which is very tempting.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I only compared this to the 1080p Crossmind smart wifi projector and was satisfied enough to stop here on this one.  ...  "
Camera
 4
photos
+100%
comment
" ...  I attached 2 photos.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Explorer 3 produces a video image that compares favorably with the 7000.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I am attaching a few photos that I took.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The quality of pictures is awesome!  ...  "
For Running
 3
firestick, external speaker, connect
+100%
comment
" ...  Had it running immediately.  ...  "
comment
" ...  another home run.  ...  "
comment
" ...  easy to get up and running.  ...  "
Cover
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Now I just have to find a good carry case for it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Comes in a nice box that can function as a storage and carrying case.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It also comes in a box that works as a carrying case.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
movie
+100%
comment
" ...  We have been looking for a projector to watch movies after swimming in the pool.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Have used it several times for outdoor movie by the pool. ... Really happy with this purchase and excited for future movie nights by the pool!  ...  "
comment
" ...  We set it up in our backyard and watch movies on floaties in our pool.  ...  "
Storage
 3
case
+100%
comment
" ...  Comes in a nice box that can function as a storage and carrying case.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Like many looking for a cinematic experience on the cheap, I began my projector quest with a bargain-bin variety.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I live in a small studio apartment where I don't have a lot of space for electronics, so I usually spend my free time watching TV shows on my 19" TV.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  300 meters
Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  2 
USB:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  Full HD 1080p 
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
HDMI
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB