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$20 Bonus Vudu Credit with Onn 1080p projector at Walmart $249

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Saw this projector at Walmart and decided to give it a shot so my kids won't burn the lamp on my home theater projector. Haven't hooked it up just yet. On my receipt was a $20 Vudu credit. Not sure how long this will last but thought I would share.

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Description say it is native 1080p. Item has no reviews, couldn't find it sold anywhere else. Also no mentioned above, is that it comes with a Roku 3800x streaming stick.

I found a couple YouTube videos reviewing it, one recommends it, one doesnt. Colors out of box bad, one review states they're decent after calibration, other review states improved but still alot to be desired. There is moderate fan noise, first review also had a focus issue on the left side. First review said he woulda kept it if not for the focus issue, 2nd review states spend more for something a bit better. I liked the first review better, I might buy this and give it a try as after selling the roku stick and with the vudu credit it's under $200 for a native 1080p projector. this wouldn't be a dedicated projector for me though just something for movie nights outside or to bring to a buddy's place for UFC nights.

1st review
https://youtu.be/zXauXV4-Nck

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https://youtu.be/M_HCIWtLPeU
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Thanks. After watching the second review. I think I am going to return it.
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Thanks. After watching the second review. I think I am going to return it.
Have you tried it or just not gonna bother now?
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Description say it is native 1080p. Item has no reviews, couldn't find it sold anywhere else. Also no mentioned above, is that it comes with a Roku 3800x streaming stick.

I found a couple YouTube videos reviewing it, one recommends it, one doesnt. Colors out of box bad, one review states they're decent after calibration, other review states improved but still alot to be desired. There is moderate fan noise, first review also had a focus issue on the left side. First review said he woulda kept it if not for the focus issue, 2nd review states spend more for something a bit better. I liked the first review better, I might buy this and give it a try as after selling the roku stick and with the vudu credit it's under $200 for a native 1080p projector. this wouldn't be a dedicated projector for me though just something for movie nights outside or to bring to a buddy's place for UFC nights.

1st review
https://youtu.be/zXauXV4-Nck

2nd review
https://youtu.be/M_HCIWtLPeU
I actually made the first review you linked to (thanks btw). Glad other reviews are popping up to know whether I just had a defective unit with the focus issue, or if it is more widespread. The other review was good for filling in the gaps where I had them, but he recommends a 200.00 more projector, which I think is not a fair comparison. I do not have the unit anymore but if anyone has any questions let me know here or on the youtube video and I will do my best to help.
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I actually made the first review you linked to (thanks btw). Glad other reviews are popping up to know whether I just had a defective unit with the focus issue, or if it is more widespread. The other review was good for filling in the gaps where I had them, but he recommends a 200.00 more projector, which I think is not a fair comparison. I do not have the unit anymore but if anyone has any questions let me know here or on the youtube video and I will do my best to help.
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Nice video, subbed to your channel. A couple of quick questions:

1. Was there problematic input lag when you did the testing for gaming? You mentioned the focus anomaly you had, but didn't mention this.

2. Do you think this projector would serviceable in a room with moderate ambient light? My current mancave does not really permit me to block all light, and the current 720p projector I have washes out pretty badly in the winter as all the leaves fall off the trees, allowing a lot more light into my space.

Thanks for any input.
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Nice video, subbed to your channel. A couple of quick questions:

1. Was there problematic input lag when you did the testing for gaming? You mentioned the focus anomaly you had, but didn't mention this.

2. Do you think this projector would serviceable in a room with moderate ambient light? My current mancave does not really permit me to block all light, and the current 720p projector I have washes out pretty badly in the winter as all the leaves fall off the trees, allowing a lot more light into my space.

Thanks for any input.
I think for casual gaming it will work fine. The projector does get bright but it also washes the colors out pretty bad when you crank the brightness up. I think with moderate light you'd be okay though.
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Have you tried it or just not gonna bother now?
I haven't tried it but I'll test it out when I get home and let you guys know what I think. I saw the first review when I bought it and thought I'd give it a shot but after the second review now it's 0 for 2 (focus issue and picture quality). I've never tried a cheaper projector (only Epson and Optoma) so I was leary of a no name brand to begin with.
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Thanks. I am the reviewer for the 2nd video you posted. I didn't have the same focus issues that the 1st reviewer had but the picture quality was pretty bad. It was borderline unwatchable even after calibration. I currently have an Epson 1080p projector and it blows this projector out of the water. Sure this is pretty much the cheapest Full HD projector out there and it may work for some people but I can't in good faith recommend it. I agree that $200 more for a projector is quite a bit more but I didn't want to recommend anything that I wouldn't personally want to own. There are lots of misleading projector companies out there and I wouldn't feel comfortable recommending something that I can't stand behind.
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Thanks OP. After watching the vids and checking local inventory, picked one of these up to try. I figure $200 for a 1080p native projector (after the Roku and VUDU credit) is an inexpensive buy-in to replace my 720p for a year or two, until 4k projector prices come down to a reasonable level. We'll get it hooked up tonight and see what's what.
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Thanks. I am the reviewer for the 2nd video you posted. I didn't have the same focus issues that the 1st reviewer had but the picture quality was pretty bad. It was borderline unwatchable even after calibration. I currently have an Epson 1080p projector and it blows this projector out of the water. Sure this is pretty much the cheapest Full HD projector out there and it may work for some people but I can't in good faith recommend it. I agree that $200 more for a projector is quite a bit more but I didn't want to recommend anything that I wouldn't personally want to own. There are lots of misleading projector companies out there and I wouldn't feel comfortable recommending something that I can't stand behind.
Thanks for the insight. Sounds like they have some quality control issues on these. Mine was decent after I adjusted video settings and was definitely watchable. I enjoyed your review and will definitely sub to you.
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Was surprised to see this in Walmart. I purchased this projector off Alibaba earlier this Spring. Build quality wise it's pretty solid, no complaints. The fans were incredibly loud but after scrounging around a bit I found replacement fans which decreased the noise significantly. From a picture quality perspective, it's no better than the flood of native 720p Chinese projectors out there. It also came with a blemish on the lens which makes the image fuzzy near the bottom of the display. The company that produces this mostly manufactures small 4-12 inch LCD displays. They don't seem to have any prior experience when it comes to projectors and it shows in the cooling and lens quality control. Either save your money and grab a cheap native 720p projector or spend a few hundred more and grab a refurbished BenQ 1080p projector.
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Was surprised to see this in Walmart. I purchased this projector off Alibaba earlier this Spring. Build quality wise it's pretty solid, no complaints. The fans were incredibly loud but after scrounging around a bit I found replacement fans which decreased the noise significantly. From a picture quality perspective, it's no better than the flood of native 720p Chinese projectors out there. It also came with a blemish on the lens which makes the image fuzzy near the bottom of the display. The company that produces this mostly manufactures small 4-12 inch LCD displays. They don't seem to have any prior experience when it comes to projectors and it shows in the cooling and lens quality control. Either save your money and grab a cheap native 720p projector or spend a few hundred more and grab a refurbished BenQ 1080p projector.
Do you have a link to the projector on Alibaba? I am curious. thanks!
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So I hooked up the projector and I will be returning it. The picture quality wasn't very good. It was worse than my 720p Optoma I had 10 years ago. No focus issues that I could see although the focus ring isn't the easiest and smoothest either. Fan noise was pretty loud too.
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So I hooked up the projector and I will be returning it. The picture quality wasn't very good. It was worse than my 720p Optoma I had 10 years ago. No focus issues that I could see although the focus ring isn't the easiest and smoothest either. Fan noise was pretty loud too.
Thanks for the additional info. I've had a couple cheap 720p projectors that I bought last yr and resold, had cost me $75 each at the time. Picture was decent but I want at least 1080p with decent picture and brightness. The search continues I guess.
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