In my short time with the VAVA I can certainly say they have something great in the making and in speaking with them they certainly plan to keep the system up to date and fix any bugs that may occur.
The build of the system is solid in both materials and aesthetics, it really looks like a much more expensive unit, and in use, the performance of the laser gives depth to the picture I've not seen in my aging Epson. Further, the sound that comes out of this unit, thanks to the Harmon Kardon setup is fantastic and certainly surpasses anything you will find on a TV. That said, users of a device such as this will typically have a standalone Home Theatre audio system.
It took me a few days to get used to the AptoideTV system installed on the unit, but it does offer a decent number of apps, at least enough to get you through. In fact, the only app I couldn't find that I normally use was Hulu. YouTube, Kodi, and Amazon were all available, and if you are a cord cutter, this unit has Mobdro as well. As for USB, with help from VLC and Kodi this unit can play damn near any file you throw at it, and for giggles, I ripped a few of my own blurays, and it handled MKV and Blu-ray ISO with ease.
Pricing on this unit will certainly set you back as the MSRP taps $3500. That said, the waters are untested at this level as only a few 4K UST solutions have made it into the wild. LG, Optoma, and HiSense are all set to release their solution in the coming months, and only then can we get a full picture of the market. As for now, VAVA is offering an amazing 4K UST solution that is great for movies and even better for gaming!
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
The Bottom Line
For enthusiast and those that want the bleeding edge of technology, the VAVA 4K UST is a fantastic solution.