'Startlingly good for the price’: Make every night movie night with this LED video projector

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DR. J Professional Video Projector
DR. J Professional Video Projector

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Over the past couple of months, it’s likely there’s been no shortage of movie and TV watching in yourr home. Whether you’re streaming the latest thriller on Netflix, catching up on Disney classics on Disney+ or binge-watching shows on Amazon Prime, chances are that your TV is putting the work in during this pandemic.

If you’re looking to kick up your at-home viewings for the whole family, you can make any night feel like a night at the movie theatre with a video projector. Enter the DR. J Professional Video Projector. With big-screen projection, this lightweight video projector works indoors and outdoors to suit your at-home viewing dreams.

What is it?

An LED video projector for indoor and outdoor settings, this projector brings theatre-quality viewing to your home. Using customer feedback, the projector has been recently upgraded to to give a native resolution of 1280 x 720. Promising a bright, blur-free experience, the DR. J Professional Video Projector promises to provide you hours of enjoyable viewing.

With the ability to use it both indoors and outdoors, your streaming is completely up to you, whether you prefer movies, TV shows or YouTube videos. Another positive? Gamers also love this projector system for bringing their video game conquests to life on the big screen.

DR. J Professional Video Projector

DR. J Professional Video Projector
DR. J Professional Video Projector

SHOP IT: Amazon, $160

How it works

Best used in dark settings, the DR. J Professional Video Projector allows you to have the big-screen experience from the comfort of your home – and in a time where visiting the movie theatre is not an option, this may just be the next best thing.

Using LED lights to project, this small projector is compact and effective regardless of what you’re streaming. If you’re looking for the drive-in experience without actually going anywhere, this projector also works outdoors, allowing you to enjoy your entertainment wherever you please.

To use this projector, purchase a HDMI cable that has the ability to connect with your smart phone, laptop or game console. The DR. J Professional Video Projector does not have WiFi capability.

What people are saying

Loved for its ability to deliver a clear picture and big-screen quality viewing, this projector has been reviewed more than 8,400 times on Amazon. If you’re seeking to get the movie theatre experience from this projector, however, customers warn it does take some time adjusting the settings.

“This projector is startlingly good for the price. Although the positive reviews far outweigh the critical, many of the critical reviews are based on issues that are completely fixable… the default settings do the projector no justice. The defaults are all too bright and don’t have proper contrast, so everything looks completely washed out with no depth or detail. You just have to fiddle with the settings…,” reads one review. “After a day of tinkering, I’m very happy with the result.”

“This projector puts out a surprisingly good image for the price, and it’s very easy to set up and use. It came with the included fabric screen too! I bought this knowing that its native resolution is 480p so I didn’t have very high expectations, plus I knew that it would take some tweaking of the settings, and positioning it dead centre so that all the screen is in focus,” adds another. “After doing this, I am more than satisfied! The image is bright, crisp and pleasant to watch, especially for family movies and animations with bright colours.”

The DR. J Video Projector works both indoors and outdoors
The DR. J Video Projector works both indoors and outdoors

“It's a great little projector, especially given the price. Do be advised that this model does not have a casting option, so don't get this one if that's what you're looking for. I love it. I don't have a TV, instead I just set up my projector whenever I want to watch something and it’s awesome! I live in a tiny apartment, so its nice that I don't have a TV which would always take up so much space,” adds another.

While most customers love this projector, they do wish it had Wifi and casting abilities.

The verdict

With such an overwhelming number of positive reviews, this video projector has a 4.6 star rating. If you’re looking to step up your at-home movie nights, this projector is just the thing. While customers do recommend purchasing an HDMI cable to connect to your preferred device and an external bluetooth speaker to improve sound quality, they promise this projector delivers beyond its description and price.

With the ability to make anything feel like the big-screen experience, get the popcorn popping now for the full theatre effect.

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