JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater 2018

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

Today JmGO V8 in our review looks and behaves like a solid projector for a home cinema. It does not strike the viewer with brightness and image motivation, from the very beginning trying to offer the “only correct” image, without kinks. This is indeed a feature of many elite, ultra-expensive models for home theater.

JmGO V8 Projector

Price: $899.00

30.000 hours lamp life, Brightness: 1100 lumens, RAM: 2GB DDR3, Supports 4K ultra HD video playing and 3D video playing, Contrast Ratio: 5000:1

JmGO V8 Projector

Price: $899.00

30.000 hours lamp life, Brightness: 1100 lumens, RAM: 2GB DDR3, Supports 4K ultra HD video playing and 3D video playing, Contrast Ratio: 5000:1

However, the projector JmGO V8 is not included in their number, therefore, with all of the above, offers the buyer to make a discount in their price category.

JmGO V8: Specifications

Display Technology: DLP
Projection light: LED
Contrast: 5000:1 
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 
Brightness: 1100 Lumens
Projection screen size: 20-300 inches
Lamp Power: 90W 
Video Formats: 4K, 2K, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
Size:20.80 x 13.30 x 10.80 cm

JmGO V8: Installing

The first thing that should be paid attention to this projector is its projection ratio. Installation JmGO V8 on the table, most likely, will be in demand in extremely rare cases.

Still, unlike compact projectors for the home of the JmGO V8 series, this model is designed to achieve a larger diagonal of the image.

To get an image 2 meters wide, project the projector at a distance of 2.78 meters from the screen. To get a width of 2.5 meters, it will take a distance of 3.48 meters from the screen.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

If you put the projector in a desktop position, there should not be any extra items between it and the screen, and not everyone wants to look from such a long distance.

Therefore, it makes sense to focus on the ceiling version of the installation of this projector, that is, on a ceiling mount, in an inverted position.

JmGO V8: Design and Appearance

The main change is the color: now it’s black and gold. The front and top panels are glossy, lateral and back matte.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

Considering the rather aggressive shape of the case with its rather high height and wide ventilation holes on the front panel reminiscent of the car’s radiator.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

But our JmGO V8 does not produce this impression – the black color of the case gives it special elegance and harmony.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

Honestly, the appearance of the JmGO V8 made me very pleased, although the excessive glossiness makes the case more prone to fatty fingers, dust and small scratches.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

The lens extends beyond the body and is closed with a removable cover. Above the lens is located a recessed ring inside the case, which regulates optical zoom (zoom), and focusing is performed by turning the lens itself.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

The control panel and indicators are located closer to the rear of the projector. The control panel has a circular shape, this circle is divided into three concentric levels.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

In the center is the round button Input, around which is located the 2 buttons (navigation).

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

In general, the projector can be operated without problems using the control panel, but unlike JmGO V8, in terms of convenience, I would prefer to use the console.

JmGO V8: Remote and Menu

JmGO V8 in our analisis got a new console, easy to use and, I note, with the buttons. The console is divided into three button blocks. At the top there are separate buttons for turning the projector on and off, below are buttons for selecting the desired source. Each source corresponds to a separate button.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

In the center is a classic navigation unit. To be honest, I personally only used these six buttons, and it’s pretty quick and convenient.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

The very form of the buttons contributes to the convenience of working with the menu – they are easily and accurately pressed and react lightly, making the navigation instant, even if, perhaps, the menu sections themselves are not located optimally in 2018.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

The second potential problem may be getting used to the fact that the Menu button is used to move through the menu from any subsection to the level up. If you get used to it, it’s convenient, but at first, it can be confusing.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

Also, sometimes there are situations in which you exit the sub-menu, and the projector remembers this sub-section and when you activate the menu you get to it. Although this is useful when setting up an image.

JmGO V8: Modes Movie, TV, Games

The difference between the “Movie” mode and the “sRGB” mode is that in the first one the maximum brightness is slightly higher – 757 LM versus 611, but the color brightness is less. 591 against 617 Lm.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

Here you will get a little more muted colors with slightly larger overall brightness. Personally, I used the sRGB mode for the movie and periodically switched to the “Movie” mode.

The use of the latter I think is a matter of taste. But both mentioned modes are suitable, first of all, for darkened rooms.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

By default, in the “Movie” mode, Gamma 2.4 is set in the advanced settings. According to my measurements, in reality, this gives Gammu 2.5 on average.

Therefore, I recommend that you try to switch it to 2.2 for this mode: in my case this gave the gamma level closer to 2.3 and made the image more natural, removing an unnaturally enhanced sense of contrast in 2018.

What is typical, the “Movie” mode with a gamma of 2.2 gave also a color space that is almost identical to what I got in the sRGB mode after calibration.

As for the white balance, there is still an inflection with blue, which can also be corrected by the color management system, by lowering the level of blue.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

The TV mode. Its difference is an even greater inflection of white balance in the direction of blue. Tradition says that this is done to compensate for artificial lighting in the room since lamps with a yellowish tint are most often used, which also affects the shade of the image. Blue color just compensates yellow.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

But here I would object: firstly, the regime “Movie” and without it has a bluish tinge. Secondly, the brightness of 770 Lumens – this is usually not enough to work with lighting. Therefore, this regime personally did not interest me in the least, like the “Game” mode, whose shift towards blue is even greater than that of “TV”.

JmGO V8: Rainbow effect

I could not see any problems in bright scenes and scenes with average brightness, even with fast movement of the camera and objects on the screen.

However, on dark scenes, any bright object starts to flash red-green-blue. Often this happens when you move your eyes from one object to another.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

Personally, the rainbow effect irritates me, because it creates a completely visible image defect.

But this is a common feature of single-matrix DLP projectors, which include JmGO V8 in the test. In return, they receive high contrast in 2018.

JmGO V8: 3D

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

JmGO V8 has two HDMI 1.4b connectors and supports Blu-ray 3D playback in full HD (1080p) with standard DLP Link active glasses.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

Unfortunately, at the time of testing, I was not at hand. However, experience suggests that the 3D image of this projector is rather dim.

JmGO V8: Built-in speaker

The projector JmGO V8 in the review has a built-in 10W mono speaker using technology in 2018.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

In my opinion, as a temporary solution, this is quite suitable: the volume is sufficient for a standard living room, at maximum volume I did not find a plastic rattling and unnatural distortion – the speaker copes with the load.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

Although, as in the case of any projector, the cheapest computer speakers are preferable to built-in speakers.

JmGO V8: Conclusions and Reviews

JmGO V8 in the reviews is a full-HD home-theater projector for use in a dark room where it is able to show a fairly good picture, with good contrast and depth and a cinema feel.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

The main limiting factor of this model is a certain lack of brightness in the most accurate image modes.

In the end, the one who wants to turn on the projector and that the colors and colors jumped out of it at once will find the JmGO V8 boring at first.

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater for Low Price in 2018

However, he who seeks not a sensation, but a correct image, will receive something quite adequate.

In general, this is a projector that looks and behaves like a serious projector for home theater for a strict and captious audience.

The fact that this model belongs to the initial price group, gives it the right to some inaccuracies in terms of color reproduction.

JmGO V8: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Now you can buy a JmGO V8 projector at a low and attractive price for only $899.00. So, this is a good price for a professional projector like home theater use in 2018.

JmGO V8 Projector

Price: $899.00

30.000 hours lamp life, Brightness: 1100 lumens, RAM: 2GB DDR3, Supports 4K ultra HD video playing and 3D video playing, Contrast Ratio: 5000:1

JmGO V8 Projector

Price: $899.00

30.000 hours lamp life, Brightness: 1100 lumens, RAM: 2GB DDR3, Supports 4K ultra HD video playing and 3D video playing, Contrast Ratio: 5000:1

JmGO V8 Review: DLP Projector for Home Theater 2018 was last modified: February 5th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn
  • jeffchen

    The author seems professional when evaluating the image color of the JMGO V8, and i can only understand 20% of what he says. Overall this review is relatively objective, and the JMGO V8 is nice also. JMGO’s official site: http://en.jmgo.com

  • SandroID

    Where I can find such settings like you described in the middle – jmGo V8: Modes Movie, TV, Games.
    For now image on my V8 is very sharp with very dark and very light areas

  • Madame de Maintenant

    PLEASE Where we can find such settings : Modes Movie, TV, Games ?