Vamvo L6200 Projector Review – A projector for a budget home cinema set-up

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Vamvo L6200 Projector Review Rating

Summary

The Vamvo L6200 Projector is good value for money which will work well for budget home cinema set ups.

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Pros

  • Great price
  • Decent performance for the price

Cons

  • Slight focusing issues
  • None adjustable throw distance
  • Loud fan noise

The Vamvo L6200 Projector has a strikingly similar appearance to the GooDee YG620 I reviewed almost a year ago.

It is an affordable and well-specced projector that could be a good investment for somewhat to set up a budget home theatre.

Specifications

  • Model: Vamvo L6200
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Light source: LED
  • Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 px (Full HD)
  • Brightness: 5000 lumens
  • Contrast ratio: 8000:1
  • Keystone Correction: ±50º vertical (manual)
  • Focus: manual
  • Screen size: 45 – 300 inches
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 / 4:3 / Auto
  • Projection modes: front / rear / front-ceiling / rear-ceiling
  • Projection distance: 12,4 – 30,2 ft (3,8 – 9,2 m)
  • Distance/size recommended: 21 ft (6,4 m) / 200 in
  • Built-in Speakers: 5W dual stereo HiFi
  • Dolby Digital (AC-3): supported.
  • Connection terminals: 2 x HDMI / 2 x USB / AV / VGA / SD card slot (max 32GB) / audio output 3,5mm mini Jack.
  • Android device wired connection: via MHL cable (not included)
  • iPhone device wired connection: via Lightning to HDMI adapter (not included)
  • Suitable for PPT / Word presentations: not recommended
  • Suitable for ceiling mounted: Yes, via universal ceiling mount.
  • Lamp life: 50000 hours.
  • Power input: AC 100-240V.
  • Dimensions: 12,2 x 9,44 x 2,28 in (31 x 24 x 11 cm).
  • Weight: 5.8 lbs (2.64 kg).
  • Warranty: 2 years.

Set Up & Features

The projector is physically quite large, having identical features to the GooDee. With it being very affordable, there are some limitations.

The big one is the lack of an adjustable throw distance, the size of the projected image will be limited by the size of your room. Then the farther back you place, the more brightness you will lose.  

On the rear of the projector is a dial for manual keystone correction, while the focus is manually controlled via the dial on the top of the projector.

You have plenty of inputs, including two HDMI, VGA, USB and microSD. When you boot up the projector, you will be greeted with a menu. You can use the touch-sensitive buttons on the top panel or the remove to navigate around. I think most people will stick with the HDMI input allowing them to use a laptop or streaming devices such as the Nvidia Shield and Amazon Fire TV.

Image Quality & Brightness

The Amazon product page for the Vamvo L6200 states this is suitable for outdoor use. I think this may be pushing it, unless it is quite dark outside.

This does go brighter than the pico projectors I have reviewed. During the day, with my blinds closed, the image is just about bright enough to watch.

If the room is dark enough, the image quality is quite good. There is definitely a significant improvement over the many 720P projectors out there.

I did notice that getting the unit to focus perfectly was quite difficult. It wasn’t an issue when watching movies, but you could see a slight fuzziness on text when using a Windows laptop.

Fan Noise

Fan noise is quite loud, if you use the built-in speakers of the projector, you will easily hear the fan over them. Using my 5.1 speakers to watch a movie drowned out the fan noise

Price and Alternative Options

If you buy the Vamvo L6200 Projector direct from Vamvo, it is just $166.00 from their EU warehouse. On Amazon, it costs close to £200

Buy the L6200 projector directly from Vamvo

The GooDee YG620 I previously reviewed is $200 when buying directly from them.

Amazon has dozens of 1080P projector options, with most of them stating similar levels of brightness and contrast levels. Most of these sit around the £200 price point, so the Vamvo is quite a bit cheaper.

Overall

The Vamvo L6200 is almost certainly white label hardware being sold by numerous brands. Therefore, my overall opinion is similar to the GooDee, apart from the fact this is cheaper, making it a bit more appealing.

The performance is good for the money you pay. If you set this up properly, using it in a dark room, you should get quite a good picture quality. If set far enough back in your room, it will offer a much larger viewing area than any affordable TV will provide.

As much as I hate fan noise, if you are watching movies with your speakers dialled up, it shouldn’t be a problem here. However, it may be a bit irritating for more casual viewing.

This will also work well for other applications, such as office presentations.

Last update on 2021-09-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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