Let there be light: Casio’s slick new budget projector

Let there be light: Casio’s slick new budget projector

By SANSHEY BISWAS | | 31 October, 2015

 

Ecolite XJ-V1
By Casio
Rs 54,995
 
The new member of Casio Ecolite projectors uses a combination of Laser and LED to make projections on screen that are bright and crisp. We tested it on a white wall with street lamps causing annoying patches on the wall but with the addition of a curtain, the dark room turned into the most comfortable theatre at home. Unlike the LED screens, the projector is portable enough to be carried around in a backpack and capable enough to turning an entire white wall into a screen. The size of the image will depend on how far the projector is from the wall, and if you place it at the base of one, it manages to project a huge image on the other wall of a medium sized room. 
We used a chromecast and portable speakers to setup the movie watching experience. Videostream plugin for chrome streamed all the popular video formats and the auxiliary out port played the audio on a portable speaker loud enough for the room’s size. However, the powercord being too short is likely to leave you hunting for an extension cord. 
Since they are selling the projector at Rs 54,995, they could have built-in streaming capabilities and a speaker to make the process more seamless and  maybe price it slightly higher. Or, they could have atleast added a couple of USB charging ports to power the Chromecast and a speaker. For the conventional users, the HDMI and VGA port manage to get the job done. 
Overall, the device is a good option if you want to spend some money and turn any room in the house into a home theatre. Just make sure the possible distance between the speaker and wall being projected on, makes full use of its ability to make crisp and clear projection that only gets better with the room getting dimmer. 
 

 

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