Is there no good projector under $200? Not really! There are many good projector brands adopting LCD display technology and LED as the light source on the market.
As a young and energetic new brand, Emotn projectors feature both innovation and beauty. As the first LCD projector of the brand, Emotn C1 is a good home theater projector for within $200.
Emotn C1 projector adopts a bold and recognizable design for appearance. The top of the projector uses the “roof” shape design, and the body material is made of a white polymer material, which is wrapped from the top to the bottom.
A long groove is carved out in the middle of the top to place mobile phones and remote controls. Two sidebars and the groove are made of silica gel, bringing comfortable and soft touch.
The two sides are gray honeycomb cooling vents. Overall, the color contrast of white and fluorescent yellow colors makes the projector more fashionable and youthful.
On the front of the body is a fixed focus projection lens. Above the lens, there are focusing knob and a keystone correction knob. Obviously, focusing and correction need manual operation. The position opposite to the focusing gear is the projection button. There are many keys, among which the OK button uses a golden color as an ornament, which makes the operation have a sense of ritual.
Look at the back of the projector, there are various ports, which can be directly connected to the computer, PS5, USB disk, TV box, stereo, and even mobile phone. Of course, it also supports devices such as USB flash disks, hard disks, and TF cards. In addition, the Emotn C1 projector has a 5V output label on the USB port, which supports direct charging of mobile phones. 5V1A is also the power of the traditional iPhone charger.
As for the remote control, it uses an infrared connection, whose signal is more stable. The texture of the remote control is also skin-friendly, and there are simply thirteen keys on the control that you can completely blind control when you are familiar with the position of each key.
2. System and Operation Performance
As a multimedia projector, Emotn C1 projector has no built-in system, and therefore you need to use external devices or to mirror the screen. After entering the home page, the UI is very clean, without advertising and no other redundant home page recommendations. The system supports multi-language， and the image, sound, and time can be adjusted according to settings. The image mode can also be customized to control the color temperature and image clarity.
USB flash disk, TF card, HDMI, VGA, and other interfaces can be directly inserted for direct use, screen projection support wired and wireless mirroring.
We also tested the screen mirroring feature. Emotn C1 supports both wired mirroring and wireless mirroring.
For wired mirroring, you only need to connect the phone data cable to the USB port because the signal is more stable. You can use wireless mirroring even though without Wi-Fi. Compared with other projectors, the process of routing is eliminated, bringing in lower latency, faster screen response, and more stable signal.
3. Sound and Image experience
Some projectors have a poor image, but Emotn C1 projector won’t disappoint you. The brightness of the Emotn C1 projector is rated at 8500 lumens. If you turn the lights off and use the projector at night, you will have a cinematic viewing effect.
We have tested some high-resolution images via screen mirroring, the outcome is amazing.
As you can see from the image below, the contrast ratio of 5,500:1 of Emotn C1 really makes the image more colorful, especially the black spots. At 720P resolution, you can see more details in the image.
When mirroring the screen, the clarity and fluency of pictures are very good, and the experience is excellent.
In terms of sound, the Emotn C1 has a built-in 5W speaker, with no need for an external speaker. The sound quality performance is stable, no sound distortion phenomenon and the performance of the timbre is also very great. In addition, the Emotn C1 projector can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker. After entering Bluetooth speaker mode, the optical device will automatically turn off, and the internal radiator will also stop working to ensure a quiet operation and good audio effect.
From the design to the price, Emotn C1 projector is suitable for the young generation. Its design is youthful and the color matching is fashionable. In addition, the new product costs only $179, which is acceptable for many young users. Of course, its image quality is better than similar products. With a cost of no more than $200, you can enjoy a cinematic big screen at home, which is an amazing device for the young.