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VAVA UST 4K Laser Projector Review (Page 3)

By Tyler Bernath from May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: VAVA

Projector Setup

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After powering up the unit, you will go through the setup of the Bluetooth remote after which we have the screen above. The VAVA unit runs on a custom build of Android 7.1, and instead of the Google Play Store they went for AptoideTV to give the feel of AndroidTV. That's said, the main menu offers a full range of options including all 3 HDMI channels, App Store and File Manager.

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Above we have a peak at AptoideTV, and while is does have that clean feeling you get from AndroidTV it does offer a good selection of apps including; YouTube, Mobdro, Kodi and VLC.

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Back to setup, we have several options in the gear menu. These include network setup, source, display and sound setup and along the bottom general options and Bluetooth.

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Starting with the network, we have both wired and wireless setup within along with a network check at the bottom to make sure everything is setup correctly.

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Display offers the ability to tune the brightness and color settings along with keystone correction and electric focus.

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Keystone correction offers the ability for you to fine tune the projector to your screen size and VAVA offers both 8- and 4-point correction.

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After getting keystone set correctly, you can swipe to the focus menu and using the Bluetooth remote dial in the clarity.

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Last we have general options which allow you to update over USB, change the device name and turn off the IR sensors.

Testing

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I started initial testing after using the projector as my personal TV for a few days, this gave the unit enough time to "break-in". As you can see from our first image colors look quite good especially in a scenario like this with vibrant pinks in front of subtle blues.

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Here we have a somewhat darker image with a bit of light through the center.

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Here we have a close-up shot of a cactus.

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And no testing would be complete without the dude on 4K Bluray.

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Testing streaming, I used a recent episode of GT in UHD.

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Moving over to gaming, this projector looked fantastic in Apex on my 1X.

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Even with quicker paced games like Forza showed great color and really no input lag.

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