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  1. I Live in the USA and I am Looking for a Good Projector for around $ 100 or so on Amazon.

    I found this one and I wanted to know if I should stay away from it?
    https://www.amazon.com/Cibest-Projector-Native-1080p-Contrast/dp/B08TTRHZVL/ref=sr_1_4...cs%2C60&sr=1-4

    I am Looking for one with Say 2,000 Lumens and a Good Contrast Ratio.

    I wanted it to have a Native Resolution of 1080 and have Stereo Speakers Built in.

    Does anybody have one that they can Tell Me about just to start Looking at?
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    Sorry, my idea of "good" projector is mutually exclusive with that budget limit, by a wide margin. Add an extra Zero to that and then you would be in the ballpark.

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  3. Are any of these good?

    I am not going to be having it for My Main T.V. or anything like that.


    1. Vankyo Leisure 510 W.

    2. Verratek Lumavision.

    3. Asakuki Avigator 455 W.
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  4. Ok I found a Projector I Think will be good for Me.
    https://www.amazon.com/Projector-Supported-VividBeam-Portable-Keystone/dp/B08QY4LZD8/r...ps%2C57&sr=8-3

    But I wanted to know about the Lamp?

    Can this Lamp be Replaced by Me or do I have to Send this Projector in?

    And every Time I Call a Projection Company they Tell Me the Lamp can not be Replaced.

    So do they last a Long Time?
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    Look at the MANUAL.

    Well designed projectors from high quality manufacturers ALL have lamp models with user-replaceable lamps. Lifetime of them varies much (and it is STRONGLY recommended to use the approved replacement models otherwise lifetime might drop > ~10x) , but for example the Epsons that I usually use will have their lamps last 2500-3000 hours before replacement.

    Is your model one of these good ones? I kind of doubt it, so it is ultimately a crapshoot at that price point.


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    Understand also that the one you referenced has misleading facts. This light source is not true LED, and the part that determines the Pixel values is not LED either but LCD (as are 95% of modern projectors), I dont see where LED even enters into it. Also, 50000hour lamps is total BS, unless you want to turn down the lamp output/brightness to 10% or something. Even state of the art 4k/8k laser projectors only have about 20000 hours. Similarly, its total brightness output is extremely unlikely to be what is rated, unless you count from 1 foot away or something.


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  7. With a claimed lifetime of 50,000 hours it's obviously an LED not incandescent. Probably soldered, not easily replaceable.
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    LEDs don't put out enough to be used as a light source for a "5000+ lumen" projector. So, something is off no matter how you look at it. 500 lumens, maybe.


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  9. Originally Posted by Cornucopia View Post
    LEDs don't put out enough to be used as a light source for a "5000+ lumen" projector. So, something is off no matter how you look at it. 500 lumens, maybe.


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    You can easily reach 2000+ lm with nowadays LED - issue is how to efficiently cool them so they life may meet expected 5000hrs - nowadays LED's are used for automotive front lights (low/high beam) so it means they reached particular level maturity...
    But i don't trust at all specification for this amazon beamer...
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  10. I should have Asked like this?

    I am not Looking to Replace My T.V. with a Cinema Quality Projector.

    But I do want something with Good Picture Quality and YouTube Says this is Good.

    https://www.amazon.com/JIMTAB-M18-Projector-Compatible-Pro/dp/B091SXLXLY/ref=sr_1_1_ss...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1

    So out of all the Budget Projectors would this be a Good one?

    Thanks for the Time and help.
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  11. The non-pro version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_BFluVPonw

    According to company (from the comments in the above over-view): Jimtab wrote in with an explanation for their misleading marketing. It looks like they did exactly what I said in the video: they stuck a light meter in the lens to get their lumen figure. Here's what they had to say: "And for the question of 6000 lumens of our product, we need to explain that what we are talking about is not ANSI lumens, but the brightness of our light source."

    From what I've read, its real brightness is about 300 ANSI lumens. To get at 300 inch picture the projector will have to be about 35 feet away from the screen. And at that size the picture will be so dim you'll hardly see it. You can't get the entire screen in focus because of the poor optics. If you get the center in focus the corners will be out of focus, or vice versa. Colors looked atrocious -- maybe that's just the reviewers' cameras.
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    trust Cornucopia and jagabo we have been around (as well as myself and Lord Smurf) and in the business of video for sometime. It's the same thing as the quote oftened used here " garbage in, garbage out. " You get what you pay for spend money to have decent equipment



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  13. @biferi You should mention your usecase... usually all the <400 stuff is not something you can live with for watching movies, except you got a completely 100% dark room. And even then it is pretty questionable. If you want a solution for watching movies in a living room, the best option might be to go with a used projector like epson tw6100 or such
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