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cl720 Mini Review. Is it worth buying Chinese LED projector?

In the market we are now circulating various Chinese No Name models which feature amazing features like 20,000 to 50,000 hours of life of lamp (LED), 2-5000 lumen brightness (with the sack IE), full HD resolution (with the real being very Smaller of course), with built-in players, TV tuners, and prices in the known Kinezomagaza from 50 to 300 euros.

In this review we will deal with the top probably Chinese No name model, cl720.

The cl720 has probably the biggest real analysis of all (1280 x 800) and is sold from 150 to 200 euros out there.

Let’s look at the reportable features for starters…

Not bad, I’d say, for a 150 euro projector! And half of them are still talking about a catch.

Let’s go and see him a little more…

From entrances is overcrowded. 2 HDM, VGA, USB and all analog you might need…

Let’s see him a little bit inside…

This is the panel, analysis native 1280X800

In front of the panel there is a Fresnel filter that mechanically shakes and creates correction Keystone

Its lens consists of two elements. One unscrews and corrects focus. No stop so you can unscrew it completely and get it in hand… The fact that it unscrews completely has its good though, you can even focus on a frame of 250 inches…

But enough with photo touring, let’s go and see what measurements I got from the cl720

One of the first patterns I put in I found that cl720 has a terrible problem with graduations of all kinds, many of which are missing without you being able to do something about it… See what I mean…

In high IRE others and at low there is a leveling of gradients..

Unfortunately the same thing happens and chromatic..

Let’s look at the RGB and gamma measurements…

I tried with the incremental RGB sliders available to tidy up this mess a bit, but all I did was create the following mess… 🙂

I will not comment on anything else…

Let’s see what the cl720 is doing.

Its color triangle is the smallest I have ever seen in almost 20 years I deal with the “sport” of video…

Magenta and cyan are almost tangent to the primary blue (i.e. there are no colors in the cl720 palette), and red yellow and green are so subsaturated that you hardly believe it…

Of course I was tempted to get brightness measurements and on/off contrast with the ca813

Maximum brightness: 134 lumens

On/off Contrast: 88:1

 

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Just remember somewhere here that in the features of the cl720 speaks to 3,000 lumen brightness and 2,000:1 on/off contrast, huge deviation in the measurements I would say…

Basically looking at the measurements altogether you wonder if this projector plays, and yet it plays… How’s it going? We will see it below after we first get an idea of the menu…

Impressions

The cl720 opens and closes directly, without waiting times. This is something very positive and helps in the immediate transfer as soon as our projection is finished.

So I opened the cl720, the Kentrarisa across from my screen and linkeded him with my laptop.

Unfortunately, its brightness was not capable of illuminating the 96 inches screen in any of the cases and I was forced to shorten its frame to about 80 inches which with the 134 lumens of brightness could make the picture even more satisfactory.

First negative impression is noise. The cl720 sounds like a 10,000 lumen projector trying to cool its two lamps. Actually, as much as I tried to ignore the noise from his fans, I didn’t make it. The cl720 when he’s working makes real noise, I’m talking about normal noise pollution. I can’t even imagine having to see a whole movie having that noise in the room…

Let’s move on to the picture though…

The sharpness of the lens of cl720 is modest, and when I say moderate I mean it fails to make right focus anywhere in the image and it remains blurred as if you look at it dakrysmenoi…

To the negatives of the lens that it does not have a zoom whenever you want to open a specific screen dimension the projector must be placed at a certain distance from it strictly.

Something else annoying that I found out at first was the huge light disparity. To the left of the frame the image was almost extinguished. There were also 2-3 points with burned pixels, other small evil…

By testing various analyses I found that the cl720 does not accept a 1080p signal even though its features include it as a possibility. Every effort led me to a black screen, but no problem in 720p which is the native resolution of the projector.

Then I played some familiar videos to make some first conclusions…

The good resolution of the projector (native 720p) gives unexpectedly good analyticalness and sharpness, something that with these visually available I did not expect it is the truth…

Its brightness and contrast, however, does not in any case allow frame greater than 50-60 inches because on 80 I made this test here things were very bad as far as the final result collect as a spectator. There were scenes that I almost didn’t see…

As a picture I would say that the very bad gamma, the burning of many gradients and a strange sharpening that did not corrected from the menu made the viewing almost unbearable.

The image xeproballotaned from the cloth through a cloud of mist with rinsed colors and minimal contrast. Unfortunately such a picture can hardly be imprinted in photos other anyway I pulled some screenshots to show you…

Conclusion

The cl720 is not included in the category “Headlamps”. More like a game from Jumbo that will give you some fun moments if you are completely new to the world of video. There are also cheaper models from the cl720 of lower resolution (800 x 480 instead of 1280 × 800 of cl720) that with prices close to 70 euros will not “cry” so much when you realize that besides playing a little with your new acquisition you will not see comfortably Your movies like you might imagine.

If, on the other hand, you want a projector that you can use to see your movies or even some sporting events or just TV, you better look for a cheap used real projector. Even some introductory, heavily used surname model will satisfy you to a much greater degree than a Chinese projector like cl720 or a younger brother, that’s for sure.

Good views,

Nikos Tsolas

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