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120″ Spandex Projector Screen (Made in the USA):
120″ SILVER Spandex Projector Screen (Great for Outdoor Use):
This is a true side-by-side comparison of the image quality of the ZTE Spro 2 -vs- the RIF6 Cube “pico” projector.
And for an additional comparison, the second half of the video compares the ZTE Spro 2 (200 Lumens & 1280 x 720 resolution) to a “Full Size” BenQ W1070 (2,000 Lumens & 1920×1080 resolution) projector.
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this video is best viewed on a full screen at 1080p quality click the gear at the lower right corner of the video window next click the quality option and finally select 1080p I'm projecting all of the images in a dimly lit room rather than a dark room for this I'm using two shaded lamps placed about 12 feet diagonally from the center of the screen and each lamp has a small 15 watt chandelier bulb in it the ambient light in the room measures 4 lumen at the center of the screen so the two most important factors in your home theater are obviously the projector and the screen and that's why I want to quickly mention the type of screen I'm projecting onto in this case it's a spandex projector screen instead of the more typical black out material there are several advantages of this type of screen one of which it can attach to a 30-dollar backdrop stand it's easy to do you just take some five spring clips and you attach the screen to the backdrop stand and this can be used outdoors in your backyard or take it with you camping or to a party and the screen I have here is made in the USA by stretch screen USA it's available on Amazon for around $80 which is actually less than – do-it-yourself fixed frame type screen you don't have to buy wood corner brackets staples and actually build the frame as you do with that type of frame the other advantage is that you don't need a permanent empty wall space for example the situation I have here is a little awkward to put up a fixed frame screen because I have a staircase in the way but with the spandex projector screen that's not a problem it literally only takes 30 seconds to put up this screen right here we're all halfway done already it just simply attaches to five small hooks that are in the ceiling and you can barely see them and the corner brackets that they're bottom corners attach with a bungee to something as simple as a water jug or whatever you want to use for that and there you have it the screen is completely up so here you can see the spandex projector screen produces a really good image but that's only half the story check this out if we pick up our camera and walk around behind the screen you can see that the spandex projector screen can also act as a backlight screen that's like getting two screens in one no other type of projector screen can do this now buyer beware you may be tempted to go with a cheaper knockoff version from China but go with the one made in the USA it's Amazon's Choice even at a higher price and it has a hundred and forty seven reviews so far where the cheap one only has three reviews which can easily be faked so here's the Amazon product page of the spandex projector screen that I have and they have images along the left as you can see the it's a much cleaner design instead of some crooked and all that and the fabric is a much higher quality it's a tighter weave which will give you better colors and a sharper image and here is a real world example of that I have the two screens hung side by side with the made-in-the-usa one on the left and the Chinese knockoff version on the right and you can really see the difference in the color quality the brightness the saturation and if you look at this next image here you can actually see how much detail you lose in the smoke due to the looser weave of the cheaper fabric here's the product page one more time and I put a link in the description to make it easy for you alright let's get going compare our projectors here you can see the size comparison between the ZTE s pro 2 pico projector with a brightness of 200 lumen and a resolution of 1280 by 720 and the ri f6 cube pico projector rated at 50 lumen and a lower 854 by 480 resolution our first example will be a simple white image to compare the brightness and as you can see the ZTE is noticeably brighter than the ri f6 cube let's zoom in to compare the pixels here we have some basic colored squares and we get good colors from both projectors with the ZTE being a bit brighter and on this slide you could pause if you want this is the actual lumen measurement of each color this was done in a completely dark room as opposed to a dimly lit room like all other slides were shot in and let's zoom in to compare the color pixels here we have a basic color gradient and the ZTE s pro 2 has stronger purple colors and brighter overall there's a more advanced color gradient and we get a fairly similar color profile from both projectors next we have some colored smoke on a white background and the ZTE projector the higher resolution produces sharper details and let's zoom in on that to compare reversing that we have some colored smoke on a black background here and the ZTE produces better highlight details and when we zoom in we can see the clear difference here there we have some bars of highlights and shadows and the ZTE s pro 2 has better shadow details they're brighter and let's zoom in to compare the resolution with this image we'll look at the shadow areas the ZTE s pro 2 has better and brighter shadow areas let's zoom in on the face to compare this image we'll use to test the highlights and the ZTE the higher resolution produces sharper edges and another shadowy image for comparison the ZTE s pro 2 once again better shadow details and we'll zoom in to see that more closely and this one we can do that highlights and shadows on a single image the ZTE is brighter overall decent image from both projectors though here we'll compare the resolution with some grid patterns and the ZTE s pro 2 produces thicker and brighter grid lines let's zoom in to see that more closely a slightly different grid pattern for comparison here and the ZTE s pro 2 but once again produces a brighter grid pattern and zooming in on this one here we'll look at the grids here with black on a white background the ZTE d higher resolution produces a more accurate grid pattern and zooming in reversing that we have some white grids on a black background and the ZTE s pro 2 once again produces a sharper grid pattern due to the higher resolution and let's zoom in both projectors actually do a decent job though next we'll compare the text quality and the ZTE SPRO to produce a sharper text due to its higher resolution mode zooming and we can see the our AF 6 cube does a decent job as well here we'll compare skin tones and nice results from both projectors a little more saturated from the our AF 6 cube and zooming in we can see that here a few more faces for comparison and the ZTE the higher resolution produces a sharper facial details let's zoom in to see that more closely here we'll do a color comparison and the ZTE s pro 2 produces a brighter overall image let's zoom in to compare that there's a similar image for a color comparison and the ZTE s pro 2 is brighter with sharper details there's a lower contrast image with some fog and the ZTE s pro 2 is brighter overall but both projectors give us a nice image this is a good color comparison here and the ZTE s once again has better shadow details this one will look at the sky to compare the shadow details you see the clouds almost disappear from the RI f6 cube and zooming in we actually get pretty good details from both projectors this is a fairly high contrast image with some lights in the background the ZTE s pro 2 produces a brighter overall image and let's zoom in on that you can see the difference yet here we'll look at the contrast with this image and the ZTE s pro 2 is brighter overall with a bit better contrast and zooming in we can see it's a bit sharper as well here's a low-light image for comparison and the ZTE s pro 2 has much better shadow details let's zoom in on the pyramid to compare the resolution and a sunset scene here the ZTE projector produces a brighter overall image once again and a bridge illuminated and night and the ZTE s pro 2 produces a brighter image and we'll zoom in on the bolts of the bridge and you'll see the clear difference there there's a night shot and the ZTE s pro 2 has much better shadow details as we've seen before and let's zoom in and we see the fences not very visible from the ri f6 cube this image has some strong shadows and highlights and the RAF 6 cube colors are more saturated than the ZTE but the shadow detail isn't as good zooming and we can compare the details here's an illuminated balloon and a fairly dark sky and the ZTE the higher resolution produces sharper details next we have some fireworks and the ZTE the higher resolution maintains better fine line details and our final comparison image night shot with some stars and the ZTE is brighter with better details and when we zoom in we can see the RF 6 cube actually seems to have less stars than the ZTE next we'll compare the Z tes Pro to pico projector to a quarter unquote full-size name-brand BenQ projector that's rated at 2,000 lumen you'll learn in some of my other reviews that the name-brand 2,000 lumen projectors are actually many times brighter than the so-called 2,000 lumen budget projectors that sell on Amazon for under 150 dollars here's a quick brightness comparison between the sub $100 DB power t20 budget projector with a claimed rating of 1800 lumen and the name-brand BenQ projector rated at 2,000 lumen from this picture it's clear that the claims of cheap knockoffs are not always true I think you'd agree the BenQ projector on the right is much more than 10 percent brighter than the budget projector on the left the same holds true for the quality of your projector screen here's a quick comparison between a cheap 30 dollar spandex projector screen made in China on the right and an eighty dollar spandex projector screen made in the USA on the left as you can see it's worth spending a bit more for the higher quality image you'll get with that being said you will remember from the beginning of this video I showed you that I was projecting these images onto a white spandex projector screen however if you want to use your projector in a room that's not totally dark or if you want to use it outside like in your backyard for an outdoor movie or take a camping or to a party or something there are two things you may want to consider a brighter projector and the darker silver spandex projector screen even though the silver screen looks quite a bit darker than the white screen it'll actually give you a nice bright image with more contrast which is especially useful when you can't get an environment that's completely dark such as being outside with a full moon or if there's streetlights nearby now the other benefit of the darker silver spandex screen is that you won't have to wash it as often if you accidentally drop it on the ground because you won't notice dirt as much on the darker fabric but keep in mind if the spandex screen does get dirty you can just throw it in the washer using cool water and then dry it for 10 to 15 minutes in the dryer and it's good as new that's not as easy with some other types of projector screens and finally you'll remember when I showed you the rear projection ability of the white spandex projector screen well the silver screen has that same ability okay let's continue with our BenQ comparison here you can see the size comparison between the ZTE s pro 2 pico projector rated at 200 lumen and a 1280 by 720 resolution and the name-brand full-sized ben qw 1070 projector with a brighter 2,000 lumen and a higher 1920 by 1080 resolution first we'll compare the brightness with a simple white image and as you can see the Ben Q is much brighter than the ZTE projector and let's zoom in to compare the pixels here are the basic color squares and once again the Ben Q is brighter and the lumen measurements here that once again this was done in a completely dark room as opposed to a dimly lit room and let's zoom in to compare the color pixels and here we have a color gradient Ben Q is brighter with a bit stronger colors and a more advanced color gradient nice results from both with the Ben Q being slightly brighter and the colored smoke Ben Q is brighter with better details zooming in we can see that here and reversing that the colored smoke on a black background nice results from both but zooming in we can see the higher resolution Ben q produces sharper details and here we're going to look at the shadows and details the Ben Q being brighter has better shadow details and zooming in at sharper as well and here we can see the Ben Q has brighter shadow details and more contrast with this image we see good highlight details from both projectors the Ben Q once again brighter and sharper and looking at the shadow details a decent image once again from both projectors zooming in we can see the Ben Q is sharper and slightly brighter and here we see pretty nice highlight details from both projectors with the Ben q having better shadow details here's the grid pattern decent results from both projectors zooming in we can see the Ben Q slightly better and a similar good pattern nice results from both projectors zooming in a little bit sharper from the BenQ and decent results here from both projectors with the black grid on a white background zooming in we can see the BenQ a slightly sharper and the white grids on a black background we'll zoom in on this one and once again see the BenQ is slightly sharper and here we can see we get fairly legible text from both projectors zooming in we can see the high-resolution Ben Q is once again slightly sharper and for skin tones decent results from both projectors and zooming in we can see the Ben q slightly sharper few more faces for comparison good results from both projectors with the Ben Q being brighter and sharper here's a good color comparison Ben q colors are noticeably brighter zooming in better detail as well and similar color comparison the Ben Q is brighter and again we see nice results from both projectors with the event Q being brighter here's a color comparison good results from both projectors and here you'll notice nice shadow details in the clouds from both projectors and zooming in we can see the Ben Q is noticeably brighter and sharper here's our high contrast image with the Ben Q being a little bit brighter and better overall zooming in here you can see much better contrast from the Ben q projector and zooming and sharper details as well and a little bit brighter overall image from the Ben q and zooming and we can see the resolution is sharper the sunset is brighter from the Ben q projector here the Ben q images brighter and zooming in we can see the bolts on the bridge are a little bit sharper looking at the dress in this image you can see the Ben q has better contrast and zooming in slightly sharper details and with this image we get good results from both projectors and we'll zoom in and we can see sharper details from the event you projector nice colors from both projectors with the BenQ being brighter here we can see the fine line details are maintained fairly well from both projectors with the event queue being slightly brighter and sharper and for our final image we see nice results once again from both projectors with the BenQ being brighter and zooming in we can see it's sharper as well so my final advice is as follows if you're always going to be using your projector in a totally dark room then the brightness isn't as important as a resolution it'd be better to get a dimmer projector with a higher resolution so if your viewing environment isn't totally dark such as a room with windows and you don't have blackout curtains during the day or you're outside where there may be streetlights or a glowing moon then you'll want to go with a brighter projector but remember that cheap projectors are almost never as bright as they claim to be and as far as resolution goes I would typically pick a less bright projector with a higher resolution over a brighter projector with a lower resolution you can always try to make your room darker but you'll never be able to increase the resolution of your projector I personally would never get a projector with the resolution below 720p which is a resolution of 1280 pixels across by 720 pixels high the reason for this is that you'll most likely be enlarging the video to about nine feet across and at that size you can actually see the individual pixels on lower resolution projectors I think a 1080p projectors about the highest resolution you'd need as a 4k projector doesn't really add all that much to the picture quality for the much higher price you'd be paying here's a screen shot from YouTube video that compares a 4k projector versus a hundred and eighty P projector it's being projected onto a wall but even so there's really not much difference between the quality as far as sound goes I would recommend an external speaker of some sort as most projectors that I've come across under $500 do not have great sound quality but I will say I was fairly impressed with the sound I got from the soda-can size Nebula capsule you'll also want to consider if you'd like a portable projector that can run on batteries as opposed to a projector that has to be plugged into the wall the portability of the smaller projectors is always nice but keep in mind that the battery life is almost always under two hours but it is not limited to running on the battery only you can always plug it in for unlimited runtime as far as portable projectors go I really like the AXA brand the P 300 p700 m5 projectors have a fairly high resolution nice colors and good brightness the nebula capsule also produces a decent image with really good speaker but it does have a lower resolution than the 3x of projectors alright everybody thanks for your time I hope you found this video informative and if you think others would find it helpful please click the thumbs up button which makes it easier for them to find it and also don't forget to click on the links for the spandex projector screens below in the description and check back for more projector comparison videos coming up soon thanks for watching