72 Hour Review: Anker Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K is a vision of the future

Be careful TV producers, as a result of inside a couple of years we would not want your nice large glass rectangles dominating our dwelling rooms anymore.

I simply borrowed the Anker Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K Projector for an extended weekend and was fairly impressed at what it was able to as a vibrant laser powered transportable video projector with Android TV 10 built-in. It actually did really feel like a cinema expertise at house.

Specs and What’s In The Field

Contained in the field there’s a Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K, Distant, Android TV Dongle, Energy Wire, 2x AAA Batteries and a Fast Begin Information. This field had already been opened by different reviewers and the dongle put in below the sliding again cowl. A contemporary from the retailers unboxing would’ve regarded tidier.

My first impression is that the Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K is a considerable rectangular unit at 4.85kg which supplies it a stable feeling when hefted from one place to a different.

Energy, HDMI enter, USB and AUX are on the backside of the again, contact energy and controls are at again of the highest floor, vents are on the perimeters and the projector lens is on the entrance.

Mannequin D2350
Decision 4K – 3840 x 2160
Brightness 2400 ISO Lumens
Dimensions 10.4 x 8.7 x 6.5 in
Weight 10.7 lb / 4.85kg
Show Show Expertise: DLP
Gentle Engine: Laser
Lightsource Life: 25,000 Hours
Throw Radio: 1.27
Focus Adjustment: Seamless Autofocus
Keystone Correction: Gridless Auto Keystone Correction (Horizontal & Vertical)
Projection Dimension: 60-150 in:
150 in @13.85 ft; 120 in @11.09 ft; 100 in @9.22 ft; 80 in @7.38 ft; 60 in @5.54 ft
Side Ratio: 16:9
{Hardware} CPU: Quad-Core ARМ Cortex-A55 CPU
GPU: Arm Mali-G31 MP2 GPU
RAM: 2GB DDR
ROM: 16GB eMMC
Speaker: 2x 10W and 2x 5W Dolby Audio, AiFi know-how
WiFi: Twin Frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
Noise : <30 dB
Software program Working System: Android TV 10.0
Chromecast: Supported
App Retailer: Google Play
Audio Decode: Dolby Supported
Video Decode: HDR10
Eye Guard: Sure
Interface HDMI: Sure
USB: Sure
AUX: Sure
AC-IN: 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz

 

Strengths

If you wish to use your individual video supply like Foxtel, Fetch TV, Fireplace TV Stick 4K Max and many others there’s an HDMI out port, in addition to a USB stick/exhausting drive slot and AUX out to ship sound to your private home sound system.

The built-in audio system 2×10 watt mid vary and 2x 5 watt excessive vary are sufficient for informal use inside and have loads of quantity obtainable to be used exterior.

Audio may also be output by way of Bluetooth out which I used to observe and hear with my Sony WH1000XM5 headphones. Observe there’s a non adjustable slight audio lag for Bluetooth.

Auto Focus works very effectively, adjusting on startup in addition to should you transfer the projector whereas it’s operating.

Viewing content material that’s at totally different resolutions regarded wonderful so upscaling seems to work effectively, I attempted The Orville 720p by way of SBS On Demand, Spy Metropolis 1080p by way of Paramount+ and varied 4K Marvel TV sequence and Films on Disney+.

Whereas operating there’s a buzzing sound it’s not loud like an aircon unit so whereas watching one thing you received’t discover the hum.

Should you’re frightened about energy use, once I turned off the projector my actual time electrical energy monitor reveals utilization dropped by 163 watts which may be very affordable for an efficient display screen measurement of 150 inches.

You possibly can management the projector by way of your cellphone utilizing Nebula Join app and solid to it together with your cellphone/pill utilizing the built-in Chromecast performance should you don’t need to use the projector’s Android 10 interface. 

Nebula Connect
Nebula Connect

There’s additionally a bodily distant which handily has buttons to straight go to Netflix, Youtube, Prime Video and Disney+. The projector is correctly licensed to run Netflix in 4K and also you don’t must sideload the Netflix app like on another cheaper Android projectors.

Weaknesses

There’s no optical zoom so the one option to regulate display screen measurement is to maneuver the projector nearer/additional out of your wall.

Digital Auto Keystone and Display screen Match can be found to right the picture since you’re projecting onto a wall at an angle apart from lifeless on 90 levels.

They did work in my testing however utilizing these will scale back picture high quality and sharpness so that you’re better of making an attempt to challenge straight forward if potential.

Whereas watching a darkish gloomy spy drama the shadow element wasn’t clear at occasions in comparison with vibrant superhero films and animation the place all the pieces in scene was simple to see.

Must you purchase it?

In comparison with our traditional 55 inch TV the Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K most projector display screen measurement of 150 inches is a considerable improve to say the least.

There are issues you might want to take into consideration earlier than you get a projector akin to the place will or not it’s positioned? The Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K minimal distance from wall is about 1.7m and most about 4.2m.

The built-in Android TV interface labored wonderful whereas I watched among the new Kung Fu Panda sequence on Netflix and you’ll solid to it as effectively which I did to observe Ms Marvel and Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity on Disney+.

Whereas the promotional video implies you need to use it exterior in vibrant sunshine, this received’t work in actuality. Even with a max output of 2400 ISO lumens you might want to watch this projector in a very darkish room for greatest image high quality or at worst with a softly lit lamp within the room for individuals who aren’t fussy eg: youngsters watching cartoons.

I’m not complaining although. For a gadget that you could simply plug into energy and placed on a big field as short-term stand it’s very succesful especifically when you possibly can transfer it to a different room and have it set as much as begin enjoying once more inside a couple of minutes, that’s spectacular.

Whereas the present pricing of $4295 at JB Hello-Fi makes this gadget inexpensive to comparatively few Australians, it provides a tantalising glimpse into what may very well be potential for a lot of extra individuals to get pleasure from as soon as a future upgraded model prices lower than $2000, is a bit brighter and handles extremely brief throw, side-on angle, low/excessive projector location higher by way of optical zoom & lens shift.

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