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Want more options? Take a look at RFD Reviews' list of the the top 5 projectors for your home and backyard!
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Oct 7, 2020
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I bought this recently, ask me if you have any questions!

When I was buying I wasn’t able to add both free items to the cart, cart was giving me the refund for only 1 item instead of 2. I spoke with Amazon Customer Service and she couldn’t do anything.
I bought as is and send message to seller. He later sent me screen and bag for projector. I have Projector, bag, tripod and a screen :)

I bought this one for ~$125
Bomaker HD 1080P Projector, 150 ANSI Lumen WiFi Mini LED Smart TV Projectors, Portable Wireless Outdoor Movies & Gaming Projector, 300" Display, Compatible with iPhone, Android, TV Stick, PS4 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08LQNCBSF/ref ... UTF8&psc=1
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Jan 11, 2009
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Mississauga, ON
I bought this projector (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B086JG966 ... asin_image) for $123 a few weeks back, came with "free" projector screen (no more than a table cloth with rivets), case, and bluetooth dongle. I ended up returning the dongle and screen, Amazon refunded me for the "free" screen and dongle, so all in paid about $42 for the projector and case, it's ok, but no way is it worth more than $100. I know it's a different projector but these "no name" projectors are all pretty much the same, you shouldn't spend more than $100.
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Jul 23, 2011
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PSA: Do not but these Chinese projectors. They are trash, and if they aren't trash when they come out the box, they will be trash soon enough. 300 ANSI lumens is basically what you can get out of a pico projector nowadays. You will also have to deal with a lens that does not completely focus, possible burnt screens after little use, dust under the lens. I know this from hands on experience.
Maybe I can build a house with all the boxes from stuff I've bought off RFD
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Jul 23, 2011
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Gatineau
PSA: Do not but these Chinese projectors. They are trash, and if they aren't trash when they come out the box, they will be trash soon enough. 300 ANSI lumens is basically what you can get out of a pico projector nowadays. You will also have to deal with a lens that does not completely focus, possible burnt screens after little use, dust under the lens. I know this from hands on experience.
Maybe I can build a house with all the boxes from stuff I've bought off RFD
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Nov 2, 2008
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These are mediocre.
Good for a cottage to play a movie on a rainy day for kids or occasional movie.

I bought one of these (Bomaker) back in June 2020, paid 170$ Used for 1hr total.
Trying to get rid of it for 100$ lol
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Nov 19, 2005
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Bomker and their other brand CalmDo are some of the worst companies you can do business with. The reviews are guaranteed incentivized and they are notorious for not honoring their warranties.
As others have said, Chinese projectors are crap anyways, brands like Bomaker, Dr J, Victsing, etc are junk. the stated lumens are made-up fantasies, sharpness is a joke. I have tried them and none of them beats my 11 year old benq do yourself a favor and buy are a reputable brand.
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Mar 2, 2021
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A friend of mine got this project for free by giving a fake review. Don't trust these Chinese products, most of these reviews are fake. It's cheap for sure, but would be a waste of 200$ if it doesn't last.
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Aug 19, 2003
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Kingston
These are good for the kids, or using for Halloween decorations, maybe an outdoor movie viewing. Don't expect to use it as your main screen. Quality is ok but not that great. I'm sure they don't last long either.

Btw don't trust any of the reviews. They are fake

This is the one I got:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08D6HFS1N
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Sep 15, 2019
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orleans
Buy a used 720p projector from Optima, Epson, etc for $200 or less. Be patient and try to find one from someone who has replaced the lamp recently.

That's the best option in this price range. You will get better brightness, contrast, and reliability.

You might be able to get a 1080p one if you're really lucky.
I will tell my grandchildren about the deal I got on an HP Touchpad at the Bank street staples thanks to rfding.
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Sep 26, 2013
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Winnipeg
If you are going to buy one of these crappy projectors at least buy this one:
Jinhoo Mini Projector
It is one of the few I've seen where the shared pics and videos don't look like crap.
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May 1, 2003
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Is this really 300 lumens? Seems implausible.
even if it is 300 lumens, that is a useless level for a projector unless you are in total darkness

"For home theater projectors where ambient light is kept to a minimum, you'll need a minimum of 1500 lumens. For classrooms, conference rooms or rooms with windows, a projector with a minimum of 2500 lumens is best."
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bionicbadger wrote: even if it is 300 lumens, that is a useless level for a projector unless you are in total darkness

"For home theater projectors where ambient light is kept to a minimum, you'll need a minimum of 1500 lumens. For classrooms, conference rooms or rooms with windows, a projector with a minimum of 2500 lumens is best."
I'm saying that's impossibly low. Seems unlikely unless the projector is complete garbage, and reviews say otherwise.

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