Yaber V10 Projector Review

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Yaber V10 Projector Review Rating

Summary

As far as cheap projectors go, the Yaber V10 Projector offers a good level of brightness making this much more usable in a variety of conditions than almost any other projector I have used which makes up for its shortcomings elsewhere.

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Pros

  • 1080P
  • High level of brightness (claimed 8500 lumens) making it usable in moderately lit environments

Cons

  • No stand adjustment (you need to prop it up if you want to adjust the angle
  • Fan noise
  • Poor speakers

I have reviewed a few affordable projectors now, some full-sized like this, others mini or even pico.

In general, you get what you pay for with this kind of thing. All of the projectors I have reviewed have been acceptable, but they quite frequently have low Lux levels, meaning you need a dark room to use them properly. Fan noise and general image quality are also often a problem.

The Yaber V10 is better than average. I would say it is the brightest affordable projector I have reviewed, and this makes it much more usable in a variety of conditions with various brightness. This is probably the most important aspect of a projector, so even though this has quite a few negatives, the image quality and brightness makes up for things.

Specification

  • Model: YABER V10
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Light source: LED
  • Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 px (Full HD)
  • Max Resolution: 4K Ultra HD
  • Colour: 16.7M
  • Brightness: 8500 lumens
  • Contrast ratio: 10000:1
  • WiFi: 5GHz / 2.4GHz
  • Screen mirroring via WiFi connection: Yes
  • Keystone Correction: Auto 4 Point ±50° horizontal and vertical
  • Screen size: 45 – 350 inches
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 / 4:3
  • Screen size recommended: 120″
  • Distance projection recommended: 6 – 9 ft (1.83 – 2.74 meters)
  • Zoom function: 100% – 50%
  • Built-in Speakers: 5W dual stereo Hi-Fi
  • Bluetooth: 5.1 Bidirectional
  • Dolby Digital (AC-3): not supported.
  • Cooling System: triple ventilation.
  • Connection terminals: 2x HDMI / 2 x USB / AV / VGA / audio output 3,5mm mini jack
  • Projection method: Front/Rear on desk, Front/Rear on ceiling
  • Image format: JPG / JPEG / BMP / PNG
  • Video format: AVI / MP4 / MKV / MOV / 3GP / MPEG1 / MPEG2 / H.264 / XVID
  • Audio format: AAC / MP2 / MP3 / PCM / FLAC
  • Presentation of PPT/Excel/Word/PDF Directly via USB: Yes.
  • Chromecast, Fire TV Stick & Roku: supported.
  • Android device connection: MHL cable (not included)
  • iPhone device connection: Lightning to HDMI adapter (not included)
  • Lamp Life: 120000 hours
  • Dimensions: ‎10.23 x 9.05 x 4.6 inches (26 x 23 x 11,68 cm)
  • Weight: 4 lbs / 1.81 kg.
  • Warranty: 3 years.

Set Up

I immediately had one big problem with the Yaber V10. It doesn’t have any adjustable legs or pop out legs, so if you place this on a table, it points the image horizontally at the wall. In my case, this was too low down, so I had to prop it up. You can mount this, and it will work well in this scenario.

The zoom options offer negative zoom rather than positive. Therefore you can only make the image smaller, not larger.

Digital keystone correction

This comes with a 4-point keystone correction which is done via the settings menu. This sounds like a far superior solution to the manual adjustments on other projectors, but I found it harder to get things straightened out properly. It is just a bit confusing to use. It won’t be a significant issue if you use it in the same place all the time, but if you have to redo this all the time, it will get annoying.

If you are projecting against a proper projection screen, this is a bit easier as the screen will give you some reference of where you need to correct the image to.

In Use / Brightness / Picture Quality

As far as cheap projectors go, this has by far the best image quality and brightness of the devices I have used. The image is perfectly viewable in moderate light, and in dim or dark light, the image is actually quite good.

I predominantly use HDMI connected devices; the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is ideal for this. With the Fire TV I was able to use both Plex and Netflix with no problem.

This will play content from USB, and I had no problem playing 1080P files. I didn’t bother with 4K or HEVC as the specification  H.264, not H.265. I suspect this would struggle with 4K files in general and it would just downgrade the resolution to 1080P.

Fan noise is loud. All projectors suffer from this problem, but subjectively, I’d say this is louder than normal.

The built-in speaker is also poor, like all projectors. It is useful if you are using this for things like presentations, but I really wouldn’t want to watch a movie with it. The fan noise is also very audible over the built-in speaker.

You can either connect audio via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm headphone jack. Bluetooth introduces some latency, so I’d recommend using the 3.5mm jack. Audio will obviously only be in stereo rather than 5.1 as you would need HDMI Arc or an optical out for this.

Price and Alternative Options

The Yaber V10 Projector is available on Amazon for £229.99, and there is currently a £45 off voucher

Yaber also has numerous other projectors available, with similar lumen ratings but at a lower price.

Alternative brands have almost the exact same spec at similar price points.

Overall

There are quite a few annoying things about the Yaber V10 which would make it less appealing than some of the other options I have reviewed.

Most of the review has been quite negative, but the vast majority of these issues are inherent with cheap projectors. The only thing I would say that is bad about this compared to other options is the lack of angle/height adjustment. If you are placing this on a table, you will likely have to prop it up, which is just a sloppy way to do things.

Unlike other cheap projectors, I have used this offers a good quality picture in both moderate and low light. Moderate light might be a bit washed out, but many competing options are barely watchable at all. Image quality is surprisingly good in low light. I expect you should be able to get a reasonably decent quality image when using this for an outdoor cinema too.

Last update on 2021-11-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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