The following review on the Ematic 150 HD Multimedia Theater Projector (EPJ580W), White is based on opinion.
I have been looking at various projectors for years, however, I didn't want to invest money and end up disappointed. This is a great little projector to use during family fun night (movies in the dark). I ended up using my projector indoors, and it worked out well, but you will need to close all blinds.
Set Up - Since this was my first test run it was a bit of trial and error. For audio the projector has built in speakers but if you're looking for a theater experience then I suggest using a speaker bar or similar. I went with our karaoke machine and a couple of things if you choose this option.
1. Your machine will need to have the auxiliary option.
2. You will need a male to male 3.5 mm audio cable.
Video - There is a menu screen with the music, video, photo and settings options, I'm thinking for a direct phone, tablet or laptop connection (streaming). To use my Blu-ray player, I selected the source option and then HDMI. I really wish the projector had a Bluetooth option to connect the speaker but at least there are alternative methods.
Display - Zoom and tilt adjustments are manual, this reminded me of when I was in school and the teacher would use the big projectors and adjusting the lenses for clarity. After attaching the karaoke box for sound; placing objects beneath the projector for lift & alignment and making sure everyone has popcorn, drinks and snacks we are ready to watch the movie. The picture quality was clean, crisp, and the overall size was a bit bigger than my 55-inch television. For those looking for a gigantic picture… I'm assuming the further the player is pulled away the larger the picture will be but for our animated cartoon it worked out great.
The kids and I really enjoyed the whole movies at home experience, and I'm highly satisfied with our new projector. This will be perfect for movie nights with sleeping bags, drive in movies themes, outdoor flicks and barbecue with family and friends.