The ERISAN Updated UC40 Pro Mini Portable is a powerful yet affordable and surprisingly top of the line home entertainment projector allowing you to connect your PC, Laptop or DVD Player to enjoy videos and movies, or connect your Playstation (PS3/PS4), X-Box ONE, and Wii via HDMI port to enjoy games on a larger than life screen!
*It has multiple connection types; that is, HDMI, USB 2.0 and SD cards therefore covering your bases when it comes to devices.
*It also offers iPod/iPhone and Android support through MHL input, but to connect these you’ll need to order an extra MHL cable.
*It also supports various popular video, audio and picture formats; MPEG, AVI, MP4, RMVB, FLV, VOB, MOV, 3GP among others, WMA, MP3, M4A, JPEG, BMP, PNG including TXT.
*It comes with a focus wheel to help you get your picture just right and with a little patience you can adjust the output to your exact specifications.
*It does not support Dolby Digital sound but you can switch that off in the audio settings.
*Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a female connector underneath for mounting on a tripod, but you can still use a regular surface during projection with the help of the lever and wheel at the bottom, to help steady it.
Size and Design: This particular model is approximately 201mm*153mm*67.5mm in size, making it highly portable with a power input of 110-240v, 50/60Hz while its projection distance is 1.2-3.8 Meters with an image size of 36-130 inches at a 800*480 maximum native resolution and a brightness of 800 lumens.
On its top right surface, it comes with a focus ring and key-stone adjustment ring, then further behind is the power button, the menu button, the home button, your basic up-down-left-right directional buttons, and your play/pause and return buttons.
On its left hand side, it comes fitted with various ports; an audio-out port supporting a 3.5mm audio jack, a 3.5mm AV-out that comes with a cable split into RCA, that is, one for video and two left and right for stereo audio output, a HDMI port, a USB port, an SD port and an extra USB port to provide extra power at 5v.
On its right side, it has a port for the power cable and a window for ventilation to prevent overheating.
On the back, it has the IR receiver to receive the infra-red signal from the remote control and another window for ventilation and cooling purposes.
Finally, on the bottom surface there is a lever and wheel to adjust the projection angle, plus a built-in audio speaker.
The remote basically has the same directional buttons and features as the top of the projector including direct access buttons like zoom, repeat, info and menu.
Performance: To get the most out of this projector keep it at a distance that is less than 3.5 Meters wile maintaining an image size between 65 and 70 inches instead of its maximum 130 inches. This will guarantee that you get the best picture at its 800*480 resolution.
The audio stereo output produces very good sound depending on the speakers you connect to it. So the higher your speaker quality the better the sound you shall receive.
Surprisingly, this small projector can play a 720p mp4 file from a thumb-drive, perfectly.
Unfortunately, while playing a 1080p video file, off a thumb-drive, it lags and freezes while it down-samples the file to the native 800*480 resolution.
It can be used in-doors or out-doors but depending on your setting, especially when used out-doors, it would be best used with external speakers for louder and clearer sound.
It is also best to use the projector in lower light conditions to avoid reflection off the projection screen, but the room doesn’t have to be completely dark for you to enjoy your movies or games.
Compared to similar projectors within its price range, it easily has more features and supports more video and audio formats making it more than a bargain for any prospect purchaser.