Ezapor Mini LED DLP Projector Review

Ezapor Mini LED DLP Projector Review

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Takeaway: Good image quality and WiFi streaming, little/no lag, use external speakers for better audio.

You'll receive the mini DLP Projector, a wall adapter, a mini tripod, remote control, HDMI cable, and an instruction manual. The projector has a glossy black finish and measures 6"L x 3"W x 3/4"H. The outer frame is aluminum and on the bottom is the built-in speaker and ¼"-20 threaded hole for mounting to a tripod. The included tripod is a bit flimsy though so I prefer using a full size camera tripod. The lens is on the short side of the projector and the IR receiver is in the back, so to control it, you need line of sight to the back of the projector. There are 2 USB input/power ports, a TF card slot, headphone audio out jack, and HDMI input. When you plug the unit it, the internal battery will start charging, but you can use the player while it is plugged in as well. If you're not near an outlet, you get about 2 hours of playback, and unfortunately a USB cord for power isn't included so you wouldn't be able to use a portable USB output battery pack.

When you turn the power switch on, the unit will be in standby and you have to touch the power button on top to turn the unit on. The other touch controls are for menu and menu navigation. The projector takes a few seconds to boot up and is pre-loaded with Android 4.4.4. It has built-in WiFi for connecting to your home WiFi network and Bluetooth capability so you can stream the audio to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. Using the remote to navigate the interface is simple, and the remote also lets you change the volume and bring up a mouse cursor, but typing with the remote is cumbersome. It's much easier to use a wireless keyboard and mouse/touchpad.

The wireless capability worked great for streaming internet video from Netflix and YouTube (pre-installed). I was also able to download Amazon Prime video from the Google Play store, though sometimes when streaming video there is a bit of lag between the audio and picture. Other times I didn't notice any sync issues so it may just depend on your bandwidth and signal quality. The 80ANSI lumen brightness of this projector makes the image hard to see in a brightly lit room when the projected image has a large diagonal, but it looks fine in complete darkness. The image also appears brighter when the screen size is smaller and thus could be usable in a room with the lights on at screen sizes less than 50". Since there's a fixed amount of light coming from the projector, the larger the image, the lower the perceived brightness and the more visible pixels will be at its 480p native output resolution. Text may also become blurred, but in generally I found it to be quite readable even at 120". While the projector accepts input resolutions up to 1080p, it downscales the output accordingly. The color, contrast, and saturation were fine and in general the images are clear and crisp. The onboard audio isn't great, but for budget projectors it never is. If you have no other option, you can turn up the volume to drown out the fan noise. However, the Bluetooth function works surprisingly well, and I did not notice any between audio and video when streaming the audio wirelessly. If you experience lag, try hooking up the speaker via a male-to-male 1/8" audio cable.

Since I have an Android phone, I was able to cast my smartphone screen wirelessly to the projector, but there was definitely a delay between what the phone showed and the image and sound from the projector. This function is best reserved for slideshows of photos, presentations or web browsing. Overall, the projector delivers impressive quality for its size and I thought the image quality was completely acceptable at large dimensions for home movie viewing at night. It works great as a streaming video player, is compact, and portable, though the battery life could be better or at least include a USB cable to extend its usage while traveling.

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