How good is the quality for consoles?
We hooked it up to the PS4 at the weekend. It's absolutely fine for FIFA, even if not pitch black. For COD though, some of the boys were complaining that they couldn't see the edges very clearly and I kind of agree with them. There's a fair bit of graphical text floating around the screen on games like COD and it's not always easy to read unless it's near the middle. I'm being picky here, as they carried on playing 4 player COD for a good while. Sports and movies are pretty much perfect. It's a fantastic cinema screen. Definitely need to rig up a couple of speakers from the unit though. The biggest obstacle is definitely keeping out the natural light.
Just got this unit and hooked up to laptop via hdmi. Sound plays through laptop not the projector. How do I fix that?
Sounds like the settings with your laptop need to be changed. I don't know what computer you're using which makes it impossible to answer your question. As far as the projector goes, do nothing, it's working.
Does this support rear projection?
Yes! It supports both front and rear, as well as both for a ceiling projector.
How would you best connect external speakers or sound via a Mac laptop? Through the laptop or are the speakers on this unit adequate?
If you're going from a Mac laptop, I recommend trying to connect the laptop to Bluetooth speakers, as then, you can move them to wherever you like. You can connect either the laptop or the projector through an aux cord, but the speakers are about as good as the computer speakers when you get everything set up.
I tried to set it to hdmi and plugged in to my macbook air, but it won't work. it keeps saying no signal. how do I use?
You need to confirm whether you need to buy a HDMI adapter for your macbook air which cannot connect the projector directly with HDMI cord.Then make sure both ends of the hdmi cable are properly seated. If you have another cable that allows you to hook up by USB or vga I would try that. I would also try using another piece of equipment like a DVD player.
What if i want to play movies from ipad to projector for outdoors, what additional parts do I need to buy?
Never owned a ipad but as long it has a usb port you should have no problem. I have not even bought a screen yet for it. I hung a white sheet for now in my man cave and it works great for now til I find its final resting space. it sits now on a tripod i already owned. For the price it is really a great buy. Recommend a good speaker. I use a $80 Bose portable speaker and it jams well. Hope this helps.
How to connect projector with iPad or iPhone/ Android phone with MHL function?
To connect projector with iPad, you will need a WIFI display dongle to connect them, and choose＂HDMI＂as＂input source＂.
To connect projector with Phone, first of all, please confirm that your phone support MHL(Mobile High-Definition Link) function. Then you will need a WIFI display dongle or a MHL cable to connect phone and projector, and choose＂HDMI＂as＂input source＂.
Is it noise?
The projector does however emit a rather loud fan noise, this is mentioned in the Amazon listing, but when connected to sound bar through the AV port or crank up the volume, its fully drowned out by the speaker, it really does not affect the viewing experience.
Can this projector be used in daylight or do the lights need to be dim?
Lights need to be dim during daylight, curtain's down, then picture quality will be better.
Do I need a separate adapter for iphone?
Yes, you will need a MHL cable or a wifi display dongle. A MHL cable is much cheaper, it can connect iPhone with this projector, you may purchase one on Amazon. If you've got a wifi display dongle, you can connect the projector with not only iPhone but also iPad.