The final film I noticed within the theater was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Like George Lucas’ galaxy that’s far far-off; it was, for me, a time, far far-off. That’s greater than two years of zero cinema expertise.
The Pandemic has pressured everybody inside their houses. And whereas things have eased a bit now, I’m nonetheless hesitant to exit and watch a film—fearing I’d deliver residence a nasty virus and threat my unvaccinated son’s well being. The one choice for us, actually, is to easily keep residence and make do with our normal 36” flatscreen TV.
However that was earlier than LUMOS RAY landed into our residence.
OUT OF THE BOX
|LUMOS RAY UNBOXING|
LUMOS RAY House Cinema Projector is a Singaporean residence theater system. It is available in 4 sorts—LUMOS RAY Common and LUMOS RAY Good for small rooms, LUMOS AURO for giant rooms, and LUMOS NANO for ultra-portable unwired cinema expertise. To this point, solely the LUMOS RAYS can be found within the Philippines. With a value vary of ₱8,999.00 (Common) and ₱11,999.00 (Good), it’s simply one of the crucial inexpensive residence theater projectors out there right now.
What’s the distinction between LUMOS RAY Common versus Good? You’ll want an exterior supply for Common, like say, a laptop computer, a sensible TV field, or a USB drive to challenge content material. Whereas the Good model has in-built Wi-fi, Bluetooth, and Android good TV working system—which means, prompt Netflix.
|LUMOS RAY IS PRETTY COMPACT WITH A SIZE OF 6 x 7 x 6 INCHES|
The LUMOS RAY, with an approximate measurement of 6 x 7 x 6 inches (half a ruler) and a weight of 1.2 kilograms, is small and very compact. It may possibly simply be positioned wherever inside your room—heck, you possibly can even lug it with you for staycations with your mates. It’s so mild, you possibly can mount it on a tripod, and sure, it has a built-in tripod screw mount on the backside.
|AUDIO AND HDMI CABLES INCLUDED|
The field features a actually intuitive and responsive distant management, a energy cable, an AV 3.5mm jack to feminine RCA cable (to attach LUMOS RAY to exterior audio system), and an HDMI cable (for laptop computer or desktop connections).
|THE LUMOS RAY SMART RUNS ON ANDROID 9.0 AND HAS PRE-LOADED APPS|
I’ve the LUMOS RAY Good and turning it on, it runs Android 9.0. It has pre-loaded apps like Netflix, YouTube, Mcast, and Kodi amongst others. If you wish to set up extra apps, it has a Google Play Retailer (can’t appear to sign up although) and TV App Retailer. Apart from streaming exhibits, it’s also possible to watch movies out of your USB or SD playing cards, or solid exhibits and even video games out of your telephone.
|FRIYAY MOVIE NIGHT AT HOME|
The proper time to check LUMOS RAY cinema projector was throughout our weekly Friyay Periods with the spouse. Snacks had been ready, drinks had been arrange, and the projector was plugged in.
|THE LUMOS RAY REMOTE CONTROL IS VERY SIMPLE AND INTUITIVE|
With beer and vodka readily available, we watched with mouth agape as Phil recapped the earlier episode of The Wonderful Race—in enormous, full glory of the wall/display screen of our darkened room. We had been seated on the bar stools of our kitchen counter however it felt like we’re in a cinema! It was a-ma-zing.
LUMOS RAY QUALITY
|WATCHING THE AMAZING RACE ON LUMOS RAY|
Setting LUMOS RAY was a breeze. Even when the projector isn’t completely parallel to your wall, the projected picture can simply be adjusted from nook to nook to take away skew distortion.
|AMAZING VIDEO QUALITY EVEN ON 360P RESOLUTION SHOWS|
LUMOS RAY has a local 720p decision (1080p suitable). It has a brightness of 3,000 lumens, it’s not made for watching throughout daytime with home windows open. It has projected display screen measurement (diagonal) of 50 to 150 inches (4 to 12.5 ft)—the farther you might be, the bigger the display screen.
Video high quality is sharp and colours are vivid, particularly for 720p and 1080p exhibits. For the heck of it, I attempted working a 360p video—uhmm, low decision video, for non-techie peeps—and the output was nonetheless respectable and very watchable. We projected our video to a grey wall—think about if we had it on a white wall or perhaps a devoted projector display screen, it might’ve been even higher.
The built-in Dolby Audio stereo audio system are additionally respectable. Audio is obvious, with deep bass. Though, in the event you actually need the complete cinema expertise together with your LUMOS, it might be finest to attach it to a minimal of 5.1 speaker system.
|BACK CONNECTION PORTS—IR, HEADPHONES, 3.5MM AV JACK, HDMI, USB, AND TRANSFLASH CARD|
Because you’d in all probability be utilizing this throughout the evenings, there’s additionally the choice of utilizing a wired and Bluetooth-enabled earphones / headphones, to maintain the neighbors from banging in your door each time one thing explodes on the present you’re watching.
The one caveat is you can’t join a number of Bluetooth headphones on the LUMOS RAY—just one is allowed. We tried utilizing a Bluetooth headphone plus wired headphone, that doesn’t work too. The one resolution for that is to get a 3.5mm audio jack splitter for wired headphones, or purchase a Bluetooth multi-transmitter field for wi-fi headsets.
|MICROSOFT POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON LUMOS RAY|
Apart from watching motion pictures and bingeing on TV sequence, the LUMOS RAY projector can be used as a Bluetooth speaker—though for the lifetime of me, I can’t appear to make it work.
However actually, apart from leisure, this can be used as a projector—like for slideshows and shows. The truth is, my spouse is eyeing it to be used at her college as soon as nose to nose lessons begin once more. Simply obtain an app that may learn MS Workplace or Google Workspace, load your recordsdata in a USB drive, and you’re good to go. One other means is to easily plug your laptop computer in utilizing the offered HDMI cable.
For occasions photographers, LUMOS RAY projectors can be used for displaying same-day edit movies throughout weddings.
IMPROVEMENTS & WISHLIST
|LUMOS RAY HAS A REMOVABLE HANDLE STRAP|
I’m just about blown away by LUMOS RAY, however nonetheless, there are a couple of things I want they’d set up sooner or later.
First, a in-built angle elevator on the backside of the unit. This could positively assist in positioning the projector at an angle with out us resorting to utilizing all kinds of things (like Lego bricks, lol) to prop it upwards since most desk surfaces are fairly low.
I additionally want that they will produce a battery pack and a nifty case for full portability. It’s kinda clunky to be bringing it alongside a visit utilizing its unique field as protecting case.
Lastly, an extended energy cable to take away the necessity for an extension wire. I’m fairly certain, LUMOS RAY isn’t gonna be arrange beside a wall the place electrical sockets are positioned, however most likely in the course of a room.
AFTER SALES SUPPORT
|I LOVE LUMOS RAY’S SLEEK DESIGN|
The LUMOS RAY projector bulb has a rated use of greater than 50,000 hours, so with a median viewing of three to 5 hours, anticipate it to final for a few years. The unit additionally has a full one 12 months native guarantee, together with the bulb.
For assist, they’ve a devoted customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Fb Chat. I personally tried reaching out to their FB chat for some questions and they’re very responsive—no bots there.
|MOUNTING THE LUMOS RAY ON A CAMERA TRIPOD|
I’ve at all times been an audio and cinema nut (elevate fingers, PinoyDVD and WiredState discussion board members) and I’ve been wanting my very own residence theater even earlier than the Pandemic struck. After I say earlier than, I imply, like, since I used to be in faculty. However there’s at all times the price. It’s fairly costly to arrange a house theater, however our residence theater expertise at Blu Serenity Villa a couple of weeks in the past jogged my memory of how a lot I’ve needed this for the longest time.
And now, right here it’s. A particularly inexpensive compact residence theater system that performs like my private Ayala Cinema. Certainly, thanks LUMOS RAY for fulfilling one among my goals.
~ LUMOS RAY PROVIDED THE UNIT I REVIEWED. VIEWS & OPINIONS ARE ALL MINE.
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