Touyinger has presented another budget model of the projector with an interesting design and a decent picture of the projection image. The device was named Touyinger T9.
Recently, I have been able to fully test a variety of Touyinger projectors. Therefore, I have a general idea about the new model of the device and what it can be capable of. Thus, in this review, you can find out the strengths and weaknesses of the device. I will also tell you about the image quality of the projection screen and share my emotions from the build quality.
Touyinger is asking for just $120 for the base version for the new T9 projector. But if you want a device with the Android operating system installed, then the price tag will rise to $144.
If you look at the technical features, then the Touyinger T9 device received a native Full HD resolution. Also, the projector has a nice cylindrical design that reminds me of the big brother of the Touyinger K3. You can also highlight such indicators as the maximum value of the brightness level of 5500 lumens and the projection screen size from 30 to 120 inches.
In addition, the device can be used as a wireless speaker, since there is already an installed Bluetooth module on board. Therefore, given its initially low cost, I can’t wait to start a full inspection of the device and find out its main advantages and disadvantages.
Touyinger T9: Specifications
|Screen aspect ratio:||4:3/16:9|
|Projection screen size:||50-120 inches|
|Video Formats:||1080p, 720p, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4|
|Built-in Speaker:||Single 3W|
|Lamp Life:||30.000 Hours|
|Size:||215 x 211 x 180 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
The Touyinger T9 projector comes in a small package for everyday measurements. The box itself was made of white glossy cardboard, where on the front, there was a picture of the projector and its name.
In the meantime, after unpacking, I found that inside the box lay a protective fabric cover, which contained the projector itself. In addition, useful accessories could be found at the top of the bag. For example, an audio cable, an HDMI cable, an instruction manual, a remote control, a foot and, of course, a charging cable.
From what I have seen, I can conclude that the presence of a portable bag with a compartment for accessories will definitely cause only positive emotions in any customer. The same thing happened to me, as I have not previously been able to test such budget projectors in which there would be a protective carrying case.
Design, workmanship and materials
The main feature of the new model of the Touyinger T9 projector is its appearance. Not surprisingly, Touyinger has focused on design, as most users need a beautiful and stylish device in the first place. It uses white matte plastic with a gray fabric mesh on the front of the device.
If we talk about the materials of manufacture, then I did not reveal any special complaints during my testing. In addition, the build quality was at a decent level and I did not find any particular problems. That is, during the testing of the device there were no extraneous sounds and squeaks.
On the front side of the projector, you can find LED lining and, as I said, a gray fabric mesh. You might think that the sound from the speakers will be coming out through this mesh. But this is actually not the case, because the device uses only one speaker and it was located on the back of the Touyinger T9 projector. Immediately, I note a small drawback – this is the lack of a protective cap for the LED lens.
At the same time, if you look at the upper part of the projector body, you can see one single power button with a ring for adjusting the focus of the projection screen. Also another disadvantage is the presence of only one control button. That is, there are no more other buttons here and it is possible to control the projector only with the help of a remote control panel.
The rear of the device received the following connections, such as a power jack, HDMI and USB ports, a memory card slot, an audio output and a headphone jack. As I already mentioned, on this edge there are holes for the speakers and also holes for the cooling system. Therefore, it is worth noting that it is necessary to install the device at a distance from the wall so that the hot air comes out without any obstacle.
But the bottom of the Touyinger T9 has three rubber anti-slip feet and one threaded tripod connection. But also using a threaded connection, you can install the projector on some kind of bracket or stand.
As you might have guessed, the device has received a rather compact size and weight. For example, the dimensions of the Touyinger T9 projector were only 215 x 211 x 180 mm, and the device weighs about 1 kg. Thus, you can easily transport the projector not only from room to room, but also use it for educational or business purposes. In addition, the manufacturer ships the projector in a protective bag so that the device will not be damaged during transport.
Now let’s talk about the remote control. The Touyinger T9 projector model comes with the most standard remote control with a minimum number of buttons. Here you can find buttons such as turn on, turn off the sound, play, pause, switch forward or backward, menu, go backward, sources and okay.
The remote control is powered by two AAA batteries, but unfortunately they are not included in the kit.
Projection Image Quality, Noise and Settings Menu
In my case, I installed the Touyinger T9 projector at a distance of 2 meters and 60 centimeters from the projection screen and it was almost 90 inches in size. I think this is the most optimal screen size because if you use less you won’t get that wow effect. And if you use more than 100 inches, the image quality will drop slightly and the colors will not be as bright.
The main menu of the projection screen is represented by several slots – these are USB, TF, HDMI, Mirroring, AV, and Bluetooth. In the meantime, going to the projector settings here you can find the sections familiar to me, as on most devices. For example, there are settings for picture mode, color temperature, aspect ratio, noise level, screen size reduction and projection image – front or mirror. Also here you can find other settings such as sound, time, language and more.
I would like to draw your attention to the Mirroring function, and so it worked without any particular complaints. My smartphone easily connects to the projector and I could easily project the image from the smartphone screen to the projector’s projection screen.
Ok, now let’s talk about image quality and its features. Remember that the price tag for the Touyinger T9 was only $120? So, the main feature of the projector is its Full HD native resolution. Therefore, I did not find much difficulty in detailing the image on the big screen. In addition, I liked the device, how it renders colors. At the same time, the device was well tuned and the color scheme was realistic and vibrant.
It is also worth noting that the T9 projector achieved a maximum brightness level of 5500 lumens. Yes, perhaps this value is not as great as on more expensive versions of projectors. But don’t forget that this is an ultra budget device. Therefore, it is best to use the Touyinger projector at night.
But if you want to give presentations, then I recommend using the projector only with the curtains closed and with the lights off. Otherwise, the picture will be very pale and your viewers will not see anything.
In addition, I note that the focus worked very well and the projection screen was readable without much difficulty in terms of text. Also from the picture below, you can see that there are no problems with focus and the picture was without any blur.
In addition, the manufacturer says that the Touyinger T9 device is capable of operating at 24 and 50 Hz frequencies. It is quite rare to see a projector that will operate at a 24Hz refresh rate. Typically, most TV shows or movies are played back at 24Hz. Therefore, when you use the projector to watch TV channels, you will have a very smooth picture. If you connect a PC, laptop or game console, the screen refresh rate will be 50 Hz. Yes, this projector model cannot be called a gaming one, but even 50 Hz will be enough for watching movies or broadcasts.
The last thing I would like to talk about is the noise level. According to my measurements, the projector was quite quiet. For example, the noise near the projector was about 54 dB, and at a distance of 1 meter, about 38 dB. Indeed, this is a quiet projector and while watching movies, the extra noise from the projector will definitely not annoy you.
But the quality of the built-in speaker with a power of 3W wants to be better. Perhaps this speaker is loud, but above 80% of the volume level, creaks and extraneous sounds begin to appear. Therefore, if you are an audiophile, then the solution for you is to use external speakers. Fortunately, the T9 has an audio output.
Conclusion, reviews, pros and cons
After fully testing the new model of the Touyinger T9 projector, I was left with only positive impressions.
If you disassemble the device, then I can attribute several factors to the merits. For example, this is the presence of a native Full HD resolution and a good focus work with a detailed picture. I also liked the rendered picture, the colors were very realistic and vivid.
In addition, the T9 projector received 24 and 50 Hz refresh rates, a nice and compact appearance. I also liked the package with a protective carrying bag. The noise level value was minimal and will definitely not cause you much discomfort while watching movies.
There were also some drawbacks, and I can attribute to them – this is not the highest quality speaker and the lack of control buttons on the device case.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Considering its low cost, which was only $ 119.99, I can definitely recommend the Touyinger T9 projector for purchase.
Therefore, the price of the device is another advantage and the Touyinger company has once again proved to us that even budget projectors can be of high quality and worthy of their attention.