Great choice for family movie night!
I decided to buy this Favi projector because of all the reviews I read and the youtube videos I saw demonstrating it. This is a great projector for the price, it is ideal for family movie night! A starter projector on a budget. The brightness is not the highest but you can still see clearly in a dim room, you don't need total darkness. We have a vaulted ceiling and love to watch animated movies on the floor on a 90+ inch screen!Anime movies like Spirited Away and Ponyo look great! The resolution is not the best so if it is a darker movie it would be better to keep the projector closer to the wall. The speaker in the projector is not the best, it works OK but if you want better sound quality, get a decent speaker set. We use our projector for video games as well little big planet is super fun to play with the family on a 80+ inch screen. I did not like playing black ops on it though, I got a headache!
Overall it is a good investment, I have had the Favi Rio for about 2 months now and yes I like it very much. In the future I might invest in a more expensive projector with higher brightness but for now this fits my needs!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
FAVI RioHD-LED-2 Projector review
Really good projector considering the low price. In general I'm satisfied with the FAVI RioHD-LED-2 Projector, It has a good picture quality for watching DVDs or movies off you PC's HDD and decent for playing Xbox 360 games. I won't advise playing shooters because it lacks the resolution to see enemies at a distance but it is playable if you really really want to play it on this projector. I use it for Madden, NBA 2k11 and Alan Wake etc and its fine. So in general a good purchase but it wont replace a big screen HDTV because of the resolution.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Experience speaks here:
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I bought one of these a month ago. I used it to watch TV & DVD movies for about 15 hours so far. This is the 5th DLP type projector I have owned over the past 4 years. IMHO this is "OK" quality considering I payed 2-hundred bucks... what can you expect for that much money? By the way... I tried a few types of view screens & I mostly like/use a 8' by 6' piece of white cloth & the projector 'bout fills that w/the projector 12' away.(NOT a short-throw lens). The fan is too noisy. I use headphones mostly... so it is not so much of an issue for me... The RioHD-LED-2 is to big to be "small" & yet too small to be "big". The "power brick" (18VDC) IS about like a brick! Hahahaaa... & @ 18VDC... you can't take this out & about w/you... there must be a home AC-power source (120 or 240 VAC). SO... in conclusion: This is a cheap quality thing @ a cheap price. You are NOT getting a great deal here @ 2-hundred bucks. It WOULD be very good if it sold @ 100-bucks. I plan to use it for a while as I save up money for a few months... then sell this & buy a much better quality projector... I do like DLP projectors... I am thinking to buy the FAVI "B-1" ... that will be much better for my needs (low voltage & very small size & internal memory & SD-card slot /internal 'player' software & not so dependent on the 'remote' .
By the way... my remote failed right out of the box... The company sent another(slightly different remote) immediately & from that I see that: if you loose the remote or if it brakes? the RioHD-LED-2 will work... ONLY you can turn it on/off & ONLY use the "AV"-type input. No other input option was available to me(w/out the remote)... NO other 'options' can be used/controlled: picture quality adjustments/audio/etc...
(the: "tomb-stone"- correction function is mechanical as is the "focus").
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
FAVI RioHD-LED-2 Projector a great buy
I love the picture quality. I have used it with my laptop, dvd palyer, my wii console and netflix viewing. The color and picture quality I can't complain about. Everything looks good. The sound is pretty good as well. There is an option to add a audio out put device which is nice and convient as well. The projector does not make much noticable noise while playing. It is very lightweight and managable and it even cae with HDMI and VGA cables. Don't lose the remote or you are in trouble. There are no controls on the projector it self to manually change the source. All of the adjustments to the picture and output are done thru the remote. If you couldadd any other features to this device I would add a volume control on the projector and also a source control button incase something happens to your remote. Great Deal in my opinion.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
An "okay" projector. Good for the price...Decent picture but deff no HD
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I bought this projector for my new room for my buddy and I. When first opening it and setting it up, the picture was horrible. You really need to play with the settings of the device to get it right. Also, You cannot watch in 16:9 when using the HDMI jack.... the main reason you would actually use that input. That is a con. The upside to this product is that its very light/portable, not all too loud, its cheap which is an important part, and easy to custom mount. If your looking for anything above fair picture quality, this is most deffenetly not for you. Picture is a little grainy at best without a screen. Its best used in a dark room, a dim lite room is okay, but anything over than that forget about it. Overall it gets the job done for cheap. Halo on it is fun but anything requiering lots of graphics wont tickle your fancey.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.