Today you do not need to go to the cinema to watch movies on the big screen. For the last years, the projectors become affordable, and you can make your own cinema for about $200. Also, you can use projector to watch TV, online streaming services, such as Netflix and YouTube, and even play games. Yes, you can connect gaming console, such as PlayStation 4 or Xbox 4, and play games on a big screen. It sounds very interesting, doesn’t it?
In this article, we want to talk about Excelvan BL – 59 projector. It has native resolution of 1280×768 pixels, but it supports Full HD video playback. The brightness is 3200 Lumens, while contrast ratio is 3000:1. If you are not interested in details, then you should definitely know that Excelvan BL – 59 runs on Android 6.0 operating system. It means that you can install any Android apps on projector. There is already pre-installed Google Play Store, YouTube, browser, media player and other apps.
So, let’s start with unboxing, then review design, specifications, user interface, etc.
Excelvan BL – 59 comes in a cardboard box. There is an image of projector and “Multimedia Theater Video Projector” on the front side. In addition, you can see inscription “Projector” on one side.
The projector is well packed inside the box. It is protected by soft foam rubber, so the device will not be damaged during transportation.
The full package content you can see on the image above. There is projector, remote control, user manual and warranty card, power cable, AV cable, lens cloth, 2 x fuses, 4 x screws for ceiling mount and screw for height adjustment.
Now, let’s look at design of Excelvan BL – 59 projector. We received the projector of white color, but also there is black color option.
First, I want to note the size of this device. As you know, good projector cannot be compact, because it needs good cooling system, different connections, etc. The dimensions of Excelvan BL – 59 are 32x24x14 cm. The weight is 2.5 kg.
The projector is made of cheap glossy plastic. It leaves fingerprints and dust, so you will need to wipe it with a cloth.
On the front side, you can see company logo and lens, which is protected by special rubber plug to avoid damage or dust on the lens.
All connectors and ports are located on the back panel. There is power connector on the left, and different ports on the right, such as two USB ports, two HDMI ports, VGA, TV, AV, Y.PB.Pr. So, you can connect anything you want to projector, for example, computer, laptop, smartphone, game consoles, TV, speaker, etc.
On the left and right sides of projector, there is heat dissipation system.
On the top, we can see two rings to change keystone correction and focus. Also, there are control buttons: signal source, menu, direction keys, OK, power and IR receiver. By the way, Excelvan BL – 59 is equipped with two infrared receivers on top and front panels. It provides better and faster signal receiving from remote control.
On the bottom, there are four rubber feet and holes to adjust the height or hang the projector on the ceiling.
Excelvan BL – 59 has very simple design, and it is made of cheap glossy plastic, however, it has everything you need for a comfortable use: various connectors, control panel, ring for focus and keystone correction and good cooling system.
The projector has remote control. It is also made of plastic of black color. The remote control is powered by two AA battery. It has many useful buttons, such as signal source, menu, direction keys, audio, flip, freeze, zoom, etc. In short, it is much more useful than Xiaomi remote controls. As we already said, projector has two IR receivers, so remote control works very well.
Excelvan BL – 59: Specifications
- Processor: Amlogic S905X Quad Core Cortex A53 1.5GHz (DVGFS)
- Graphics: Penta-core Mali-450 up to 750MHz (DVFS)
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal memory: 8GB
- Technology: TFT single LCD panel + LED technology
- Resolution: native 1280 x 768, 1080P supported
- Brightness: 3200 lumens
- Contrast ratio: 3000:1
- WiFi: 802.11b/g/n
- Operating system: Android 6.0.1
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Lens: F=126mm ( manual focusing )
- Lamp: LED lamp, 20000h lifespan
- Displayable colors: 16.7K
- Keystone correction: + / – 15 degree vertical, manual correction
- Projection screen size: 32 – 200 inch
- Projection distance: 1 – 6m
We will not dwell on processor, RAM and internal memory, because you can read about them in the tablet above. Of course, they are still important for projector, however we want to tell you about more interesting features.
First, we should say about projection technology. It is LCD projector with LED lamp life up to 20000 hours. The next important specs for any projector are native resolution and brightness. Excelvan BL – 59 has 1280×768 pixels native resolution, but it supports Full HD video playback. The brightness is 3200 lumens, which is very good for budget projector.
Excelvan BL – 59 displays about 16.7K colors, while the screen size is from 30 to 200 inches. The projector has the ring for keystone correction. Its maximum angle is ±15°.
Another interesting function of projector is 3D. If you have 3D glasses, you can watch movies with interesting effect. However, I don’t like 3D, even in the cinema. You can watch sample 3D video of Excelvan BL – 59 below.
We already talked about connectors and ports on the rear panel, but what about wireless connections. The projector supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Excelvan BL – 59 has built-in speaker, but also you can connect external speaker via Bluetooth. However, I like the sound quality of built-in speaker.
Excelvan BL – 59 runs on Android 6.0 operating system. It has its own user interface, but we don’t know how it’s called. There are quick access tabs, such as Online video, Recommend, Music, My apps, Local and Settings. In addition, you can choose favorite apps for quick access, so they will be located on the bottom of the main screen.
Among pre-installed apps, you can find Google Play Store, YouTube, MoviePlayer, Miracast, FileBrowser, AppInstaller and some others. We already installed HDVideoBox for watching movies and series, and MX player.
As for the settings menu, here you can see following options:
If we talk about projector settings, then you can choose picture mode, color temperature, aspect ratio, noise level, sound mode, etc. You can see all options on images below:
Below you can see videos how Excelvan BL – 59 projector works day and night. In addition, the videos allow estimating the noise level.
Excelvan BL – 59: How it works in daylight
Excelvan BL – 59: How it works at night
After reviewing Excelvan BL – 59, we can say that it is very good budget projector for home. It is not portable, because the dimensions are quite large. Also, the projector doesn’t have built-in battery. Perhaps, this is the main drawback of this gadget.
For about $200, you will get LCD projector with 1280×768 pixels native resolution, 3200 Lumens brightness, and even 3D function. The picture quality is good; colors are saturated. The brightness is decent for using projector even in daytime, for example, presentation in office or college.
It has Android 6.0 operating system, so you can install any Android apps. The interfaces on the rear panel allow connecting PC, laptop, smartphone, gaming consoles, TV and other devices to projector.
Excelvan BL – 59 is definitely worth your money!