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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: April 8, 2022 (Refresh Now)
9.2
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
499
Old Reviews
148
Unverified
20
Spam Test
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Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
HDMI
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Analysis - 331 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Picture
 160
projector, image, bright, quality is great, picture quality
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Picture is clear, easy to operate and love that it has all the hookups that I need including: 2 HDMI  ...  "
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" ...  The image quality is great, and sound is good as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is very good projected onto a 120 inch screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like this projector the picture quality is great and its quite.  ...  "
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" ...  The brightness, image quality, sound quality and fan noise are all significantly better than the Dr. J. I have used this to project an image size of about 60” up to about 120” and the image size and brightness are incredible at both sizes.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome picture quality and sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Throws a massive, bright, clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m a picture snob so I was skeptical at the price point but everyone who had pictures seemed to show a crisp image.  ...  "
Sound
 116
loud, projector, speaker, fan, volume
+95%
-5%
comment
" ...  We did have to use an outside speaker for watching outdoors, even with the Explore 3 dual speakers it needs more of a boost when using outdoors.  ...  "
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" ...  If you plan to use it outside, I highly recommend buying a speaker or two.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are great for a small to medium sized room.  ...  "
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" ...  Though it has a good internal speaker we find that we need to use a guitar amplifier to achieve theater sound outdoors.  ...  "
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" ...  MY neighbors behind me were able to watch and hear the movie clearly. ... The sound was perfect and we all had a wonderful time.  ...  "
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" ...  my husband and I purchased this for our adoption party (he adopted my older kiddos) while the video is great the speakers seemed lacking. ... Luckily we were able to purchase a sound bar and boom PERFECT OUTDOOR VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT!  ...  "
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" ...  For a small group, the internal speaker is fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Of course a $3,000 laser projector sounds awesome but $200 was what I settled on. ... 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)  ...  "
Usage
 108
easy to set, set, family, room, projector
+99%
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.  ...  "
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" ...  It starts up quick and is user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  We plug our Roku directly into and it’s super easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fantastic for the quarantine and even better for the kids.  ...  "
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" ...  Get to know your menu so you can adjust according to output source.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and works flawlessly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  And it’s easy to set-up.  ...  "
Price
 77
projector, overall, value, range, money
+100%
comment
" ...  Overall, this is a really nice projector for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I am new to this “world,” and tried to research what I should be looking for that wouldn’t cost a fortune. ... I would highly recommend if you’re looking for a high-quality projector at a very reasonable price!  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  There are several to choose from under $300.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a lot of projector for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Cant beat it for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Money well spent.  ...  "
Connectivity
 71
hdmi, bluetooth, connect, recommend this projector, sound
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  It is easy to connect with my phone.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A great projector!  ...  "
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" ...  All I can say this is a more than decent projector.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth and wifi can be added by extra OEM adapters for 10 bucks or so. ... Overall, a great buy for first projector.  ...  "
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" ...  it is a serious projector .I highly recommend this projector!  ...  "
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" ...  Overall , I would highly recommend this projector.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall a great projector.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound outside needs a Bluetooth speaker but works just fine inside.  ...  "
Display
 69
projector, brightness, projection, screen size, 120
+96%
-4%
comment
" ...  The brightness is on point!  ...  "
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" ...  Overall clarity is great, and the keystoning is very helpful when you can't have the projector center of screen.  ...  "
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" ...  But, on to my setup: 19'6m distance, 150'/330cm screen.  ...  "
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" ...  THIS PROJECTOR DISPLAYS AT 1080 RESOLUTION (1920x1080). ... I was able to get a screen that mostly filled a wall from half the room away, and completely filled it from the other side of the room.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We bought a screen that was the 100" thinking that going bigger would make it fuzzy, this was my bad, the clarity is exceptional, I'm pretty sure the larger screen would have also been extremely clear!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is very good projected onto a 120 inch screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Obviously it doesn’t produce the same brightness as the TV, but it is amazing quality for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  We have it set up on a 100in screen set up about 15ft away and it is like having a movie theater in our living room.  ...  "
Video
 65
projector, watching, video, outdoor, movie
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  The set up I used for the Billie video:  ...  "
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" ...  We enjoy being outdoors watching movies but it had to be completely dark to use.  ...  "
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" ...  We have enjoyed many movies during this pandemic with this projector !  ...  "
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" ...  This has been a fantastic purchase for our desired goal- outdoor family movies. ... Recommend buying a fire stick to go with it- makes streaming movies a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Just started using it to view my workout videos on YouTube and it's awesome, especially with our soundbox to use with it.  ...  "
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" ...  we have had a few outdoor movies since purchased and it is a huge hit.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone thought it was fantastic to watch theater size movies in the living room.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m literally having the ultimate movie experience in my own home.  ...  "
Color
 57
picture, colors, image, contrast, bright
+96%
-4%
comment
" ...  Brightness and color are surprisingly good.  ...  "
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" ...  Images are extremely sharp and look amazing even in the corners.  ...  "
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" ...  Images are crisp and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  I have multiple sources of light in the backyard, and the picture is still bright and bold.  ...  "
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" ...  The brightness is awesome when the room is dark.  ...  "
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" ...  and this unit passed in flying colors!  ...  "
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" ...  The colors are vivid and this one actually has an LED bulb which is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  The brightness, image quality, sound quality and fan noise are all significantly better than the Dr. J. I have used this to project an image size of about 60” up to about 120” and the image size and brightness are incredible at both sizes.  ...  "
Resolution
 32
4k, 1080p, picture, hd, native 1080p
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  This native 1080p projector is a definite upgrade over my native 720p projector.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Ordered this unit which was full HD plugged in my fire stick and big speaker and had some great movie nights!  ...  "
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" ...  My expectations were mediocre just because of the price but when I hooked it up, installed the roku and the 120” screen, I was pleasantly surprised.  ...  "
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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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" ...  So many other projectors state that they "support" 1080 or 4K resolution, but that is only from the source (laptop etc.) ... THIS PROJECTOR DISPLAYS AT 1080 RESOLUTION (1920x1080).  ...  "
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" ...  We used this for tandom movie night on our basement wall and the quality of the 1080P display is sharp and the 10W speakers are good enough add to the entertainment value of the movies on display.  ...  "
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" ...  The native 1080p hd is great and have to say it exceeded my expectations. ... We have a 70” Sony HD (not 4K) tv in our living room and I’d say this is comparable when it’s dark outside.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is first rate, definitely get the 1080 resolution.  ...  "
Marketplace
 29
one, see, returned, return, good
+79%
-21%
comment
" ...  As you can see from the pictures, it's worked out well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  but no big deal.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I got the picture attached.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the way it was packed and it arrived promptly.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was as described!  ...  "
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" ...  It was very nicely packaged which really adds to the experience.  ...  "
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" ...  With the lights off during the day the picture looks great.  ...  "
Body
 28
seems, pool, thing, screen size, plastic
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  Comes in a nice box that can function as a storage and carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  Like many looking for a cinematic experience on the cheap, I began my projector quest with a bargain-bin variety.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using it on a 120 inch screen, and it has surpassed all of my expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  Owned for 2 months used for out door movie night with family during Covid.  ...  "
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" ...  This Explore 3 is a little bulky, but its very easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  We project this on our garage door and it looks great - kids love it.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is decent for a small space.  ...  "
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" ...  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!  ...  "
Camera
 22
lens, zoom function, video, zoom feature, watching
+95%
-5%
comment
" ...  One bonus of the projector they did not mention in the description is it has a zoom feature where you can move the size of the screen from 75% to 100% based on the distance needed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But, I can tell you is that this VIVIMAGE not only has 6800 Lux, 8000:1 contrast ratio, but also 75% zoom function, 40 deg 4D keystone, and two 10W speakers. ... So here comes the zoom function. ... You can just zoom the screen to fit it to your wall/screen size without moving the projector itself. ... 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.  ...  "
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" ...  I've posted pictures showing some. ... 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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" ...  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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" ...  The vertical+horizontal keystone correction along with the digital zoom made it super easy to fit perfectly on my screen.  ...  "
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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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" ...  We use this for outdoor moive night.  ...  "
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" ...  Kids are doing live zoom virtual classes, it is absolutely tun for them.  ...  "
Marketplace / Marketplace
 20
see, one, good, dusk, thing
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I would not list all specs of every model I reviewed, because you can simply search for them on Amazon.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I keep mine at 75%, otherwise the picture is huge and partially displays on the ceiling.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture was from the first night.  ...  "
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" ...  As you can see from the pictures, it's worked out well.  ...  "
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" ...  The images were aligned to approximately a 100" diagonal.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that was tough for us was figuring out how to make the picture into a perfect square.  ...  "
Gaming
 20
gaming, games, video games, movies, playing
+100%
comment
" ...  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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" ...  My guys can now read the small letters when they are playing video games.  ...  "
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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 would recommend this to anyone who would want to have a solid projector for movies and even some games.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Would highly recommend to anyone on the fence about trying a projector for the first time especially for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been gaming on it with my PS4 and there's no lag or anything, the picture quality is really good but the top corners are a little fuzzy, which I've heard is common for most projectors.  ...  "
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" ...  Xbox games look great, 4k videos look great.  ...  "
Reliability
 19
projector, last, year, week, using
+84%
-16%
comment
" ...  Additionally I did quite a bit of research on this and all similar projectors at this price point, and having owned it for 3- months I have no regrets.  ...  "
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" ...  Hoping it lasts as long as some of these other reviews are claiming.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this projector for the last 5 months now and it has been so satisfying!  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this last week and I have to say I am very happy with this product VIVIMAGE!  ...  "
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" ...  Ive had this projector fro 3 months now and it still works flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  We have had our projector for several months, used it several times, and enjoy it thoroughly!  ...  "
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" ...  Ive had this for about 4 months and love it.  ...  "
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" ...  We are using our projector about a week now.  ...  "
Marketplace / Product As Described
 18
see, one, good, dusk, thing
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  I keep mine at 75%, otherwise the picture is huge and partially displays on the ceiling.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Everything was as described!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture was from the first night.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With the lights off during the day the picture looks great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I got the picture attached.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The only thing that was tough for us was figuring out how to make the picture into a perfect square.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The images were aligned to approximately a 100" diagonal.  ...  "
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" ...  I attached 2 photos. ... The picture does not do this justice.  ...  "
Remote
 16
projector, batteries, setup, responsive, quality
+100%
comment
" ...  2) The supplied remote is the expected commodity unit but with a very strong IR transmitter (or receiver) .  ...  "
comment
" ...  This projector is super easy to use, it has all the controls including volume on the projector in case you lose the remote.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Basic remote is basic.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I only gave it 4 stars because the remote is tiny and pretty easy to lose.  ...  "
comment
" ...  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!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Remote functions well.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting it up was very easy and the projector and remote control are easy to use and simple.  ...  "
comment
" ...  [Controls] The remote control is rf based, nice and responsive from anywhere in a room.  ...  "
Software
 14
support html5 video, browser, stick, update, firmware
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Currently pairing with a chrome cast and is a real treat in that setting.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not really messed with any of the settings in the projector as default out of the box has worked fine.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use it with a Roku streaming stick and it works perfectly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I haven't tried the projector from a Roku or Apple TV yet, but I would expect the quality to be about the same as the MBP.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I would recommend using a Roku or Firestick for streaming purposes.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I put it on a platform on a mic stand and paired it with an Android TV stick.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We use a Chromecast device to provided the video.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'm so excited by how amazing movies and Roku TV shows look with this!  ...  "
Size
 12
screen, side, screen size, putting, little
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  It also comes in a box that works as a carrying case.  ...  "
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). ... As you will know, the distance from the screen determines the screen size.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have been using it on a 120 inch screen, and it has surpassed all of my expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is decent for a small space.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Fairly lightweight and easy to move around.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This Explore 3 is a little bulky, but its very easy to set up and use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Comes in a nice box that can function as a storage and carrying case.  ...  "
Stand
 11
onto, ceiling mount, projected, one, looks
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  No screen (still waiting for it) just projected right onto the wall.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We project it on our wall, a tan wall with texture - and the picture still looks great at 10' wide.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We were really impressed that the textured wall wasn’t a distraction.  ...  "
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" ...  Just thrown on a white wall it looks as good as one of my TVs.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have it projected on my wall.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's much more fun to have these bigger and on your wall!  ...  "
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" ...  From the packaging (which was very good) to the mounting on my generic ceiling mounting bracket, it was as simple and straight forward as I could have hoped.  ...  "
Features
 8
light, well, wall, room, range
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I also learned more about the features of projectors, as I had no idea how one worked and even less about how to set an image on a screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  If you max the horizontal correction out, I suggest changing the view mode from 16:9 to 4:3.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Other than that, it has pretty much all the features you could possibly need in a projector.  ...  "
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Aspect is set at Auto.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Everything functions perfectly out of the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The features that this projector has at this price range is unbeaten.  ...  "
Clarity
 7
bright
+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.  ...  "
Design
 6
still, sleek, side, putting, projector
+100%
comment
" ...  Very sleek design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's bright and looks great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After a week of use it still looks and works well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is stylish and functional!  ...  "
comment
" ...  It’s a sleek design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  At first site you would think the blue accent in the front looks cheesy but it looks quite nice to be honest.  ...  "
Cable
 6
speakers, speaker, projector, cable, aux
+100%
comment
" ...  It has an aux cord to attach speakers to it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Easy to use and all necessary cables were included.  ...  "
comment
" ...  These speakers do the job if you need them to but I’ve connected mine to a portable speaker via aux cable.  ...  "
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
" ...  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.  ...  "
Performance
 5
point, job, good
+100%
comment
" ...  I purchased this projector because it was recommended as a budget-friendly high contrast and low lag device.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I didn't notice any lag.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Marketplace / 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.  ...  "
Marketplace / Delivery
 4
nicely, fast
+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.  ...  "
Cooling
 3
+67%
-33%
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.  ...  "

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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