Blitzwolf has presented another interesting model of LED projector with an installed Android operating system called Blitzwolf BW-VP9.
I don’t really like projectors with Android OS installed, but let’s check how the new BW-VP9 LED projector will perform in real life. In this article, you can learn not only about the quality of the projection picture but also about the disadvantages and advantages of this device.
The price tag at the time of this writing for the Blitzwolf BW-VP9 projector was almost $290. Considering its technical features, the price tag for this projector is very high, but maybe you should pay a little extra for a high-quality assembly or other options? You will learn about all this below in a detailed and in-depth review.
As for the main specifications, the new projector from Blitzwolf received a native Full HD resolution, a projection screen size from 53 to 200 inches, and a maximum brightness value of 6500 lumens. I can also note the presence of two speakers of 5W of power each, built-in Android 9.0 OS, and the presence of a dual-band Wi-Fi module and Bluetooth connection.
Okay, I really liked the specifications of the projector, but how will the device show itself in practice? Let me not temporize and start my story with the appearance of the packaging.
Blitzwolf BW-VP9: Specifications
|Screen aspect ratio:||16:9|
|Native resolution:||1920 by 1080 Pixels|
|Projection screen size:||53-200 inches|
|Video Formats:||1080p, 720p, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4|
|Built-in Speaker:||Dual 5W|
|Lamp Life:||40.000 Hours|
|Size:||300 x 225 x 130 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
I’m already used to the fact that the Blitzwolf brand has the simplest design in the appearance of its packaging. If this is your first encounter with Blitzwolf, then for you I note that the packaging is made of white cardboard with green inserts. On the front of the package, you can find the name of the brand and model, but you will not find a picture of the device here.
The box itself is quite sturdy and the packaging came to me for the test intact and without damage. Inside the box, I found the following components – this is, directly, the projector itself. It was well packed in protective foam and even if the box is a little wrinkled, the foam will not let your device deteriorate or get damaged.
The package also includes instructions for use, audio cable, charging cable, HDMI cable, and, of course, a remote control. I can say that the package is pretty typical, as for most budget Full HD projectors. Now I propose to look at the state of assembly of the projector and what materials it is assembled from.
Design, build quality and materials
The first thing I liked about the new Blitzwolf BW-VP9 projector is the choice of colors. For example, you can order the device in white or black. I have black in my review and I think it looks better than the white version.
At the same time, the dimensions of this model were 300 x 225 x 130 mm, and the projector weighs about 2.5 kg. Naturally, this is not a portable projector, so its use will be comfortable for home or school purposes.
I also liked the matte plastic used. It is well made as it does not leave fingerprints and I also liked its grooved surface. In addition, the front of the device is decorated with a design – a bronze cover, which gives the projector its uniqueness.
I have no strong complaints about the quality of performance. Every detail is well assembled and the whole body looks monolithic and does not have any extraneous squeaks. Therefore, I have no comments at all about the quality of the materials used and the assembly. Ok, now let’s take a look at the basic arrangement of all the elements.
The front of the case received a LED lens with a protective silicone black cap. As I said, there is also a bronze insert and a company logo. It is worth noting that the focus ring was integrated with the lens. The lens itself rotates smoothly and easily, I had no major problems with focusing.
There are mechanical control buttons on the top of the projector. For example, this is up, down, right, left, okay, backward, menu, and signal source. That is, this is a basic set of buttons and their number was enough for me not to use the remote control.
Meanwhile, on the left side of the device is a single speaker with a protective fabric mesh. On the opposite side, there is also another speaker and vents through which the cooling radiators can be seen.
The back of the device received such external connections as two USB 2.0, two HDMI ports, a LAN connection, an audio output, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Below there is a power connector and a power button. But on the right side, there are ventilation holes for the cooling system.
In almost every article on projectors, I remind you that you should not install the device in a confined space. Since in the future the proctor will be overheated and fail ahead of their time. Let me remind you that the manufacturer promises about 40 thousand hours of operation of the LED lamp. That’s about 11 years of operation if you use the projector for 10 hours every day.
The bottom of the Blitzwolf BW-VP9 has four rubber feet and a red retractable foot for adjusting the tilt angle. If you remove the rubber feet, you will notice the wall mount screw connection.
I would also like to talk about remote control. It is made of black matte plastic and also this remote fits well in the palm of my hand. The number of buttons is minimal, but there is everything you need to fully use the device. In addition, you may notice a green button that serves for voice control. The remote control is powered by two AAA batteries. Okay, now let me connect the projector to the network and check all its features.
Installation, menus, noise, and image quality
During my test, I set the projector 3 meters away from the wall and got about 100 inches in projection screen size. I believe this is the most optimal projection image size. Since at a larger size, the value of brightness and detail will drop. But a smaller size can always be set. Only the effect of a large screen, as in a movie theater, you no longer get.
Next, I checked the noise level from the projector. At a distance of 1 meter, the noise was approximately 45 dB. Yes, it is quite loud and I cannot call the device quiet. I tested other projector models that were much quieter and I’ll post a link here.
The first thing I liked after turning on the device was the presence of the Android TV operating system. Yes, yes, this is a completely clean version of Android TV that is built on top of Android 9.0. Onboard the projector, there are already installed applications from Google with its services. For example, here you will find applications such as YouTube, Play Store, and others.
So I liked having a clean UI running Android TV. In addition, the user interface was fast and responsive, without any lag.
Okay, now let me tell you about the technical stuffing of the projector since this is also an important parameter. The Blitzwolf BW-VP9 projector is equipped with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor with a Mali G31 graphics accelerator. The manufacturer also installed 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal eMMC memory. Wirelessly, the projector has dual-band Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 4.0 versions.
Yes, you might say that this is a very weak filling, as for a 2021 device. I completely agree with you, but since it uses control from a pure Android TV operating system, I had no problems with performance even with such a low technical filling.
Okay, now let’s go through the basic settings and then check what the projector is capable of in real life. The settings themselves are very similar to those of the operating system of TV boxes, but there are some differences. For example, in the settings, you can find a subsection called Video Audio and Display. This section contains features such as aspect ratio, tilt correction, zoom, projection screen modes, and sound. Also in the settings, you can find sections of date, time, memory, factory reset, and update.
As for the quality of the picture itself, here I found a small problem, namely with the color rendition. That is, the picture during YouTube video playback was very pale and not saturated. But I realized that this problem was in the Android TV operating system, which turned out to be with an unofficial version.
When I connected another signal source, the colors were much brighter and more saturated. Therefore, it proves once again that the embedded operating system in projectors does not make sense to live. It is best to use an external signal source such as TV boxes or game consoles.
In terms of gaming capabilities, the Blitzwolf BW-VP9 has a 60Hz refresh rate. For games, this value will be enough. In this case, the picture will be smooth and not jerky. Therefore, gamers will be happy to use this projector model.
The maximum brightness level was 6500 lumens. In fact, this value will be sufficient for using the projector during daylight hours. If you are looking for a presentation device, then this model is a good choice. Also, your children will be able to comfortably watch cartoons in the daytime, but if the size of the projection screen is no more than 90 inches.
The last thing I would like to talk about is the sound quality. As I already said, onboard the Blitzwolf BW-VP9 device, two speakers of 5 W of power are used. That said, the sound quality isn’t the worst I’ve seen on budget LCD projectors. Yes, if you are a music lover, then you will definitely need a separate audio system. In general, the sound quality was clear and quite loud.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
I cannot say that the new Blitzwolf BW-VP9 projector turned out to be bad. No, on the contrary, here there is a high-quality, bright and rich picture of the projection screen, but with some drawbacks.
First, let’s tell you what I liked about the new projector from the Blitzwolf brand. First of all, it is, of course, good build quality and materials used. Also, the appearance and design evoke only positive emotions in me.
As I said, the quality of the projection picture was pretty with bright and saturated colors. But here it is worth saying that this is during the use of an external signal source.
The built-in operating system distorted the brightness and color saturation severely, making the projection image appear dull. Another disadvantage is the presence of a decently high noise level. Therefore, it will be a little problematic to be near the projector, since it will bring discomfort while watching movies.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Currently, you can purchase the Blitzwolf BW-VP9 LED projector at an interesting cost of only $289.99. I also want to leave a coupon BGEGZVP9, and the final price will be $250.
This is a decent price for a budget projector with native Full HD resolution. I can probably recommend this projector model if you are not confused by its main disadvantages. In general, I will also leave a list of the main competitors that you may also like.