One day before writing this article I got the chance to use a projector machine of my friend. He gifted the product to himself as a new entertainment gadget for the New Year. Well, after receiving it my friend had invited me to his house so that we can both sit and explore the potential of using the device together. It is H86 portable multimedia projector. By the way, he knew me that I am a Gadget geek and loves to review different models of projection machines.
Hence, before writing this post, I have also gone through different popular online e-commerce stores. I aim to find out the current price and genuine user reviews of the projector. So I will include their feedback mixed with mine as well later in the following sections.
Hence, I will be going to share with you all every possible concerning the performance truth of the device. Therefore, in this post, you will get to know the complete details about my recent review of H86.
You can buy the product online at a cost price of $68.24. So it is one another projector model in my list of reviewed products that come under $100. A budget-oriented machine to have in an office, business or household needs. Unfortunately due to short in time I got only two to three hours to test the device and review it for others.
What are the Design Aspects of the H86 Projector?
Outer hardware of the machine is made up of plastic and ABS material. Thus, this makes sure that the device has a lightweight body. It is a much helpful feature to have in a projector especially for kids so that they can use it with ease by carrying it from one place to another.
The manufacturers are providing the machine in two different colors to choose one from, and they are Black and White. By looking at the H86 projector from the front, I can say that the front surface of the device is having a big lens located at the left portion of the hardware.
At the right portion on the front surface of the machine, the company has provided some horizontal grills. Now do let me describe the projector by looking at it from the back side. Hence, all the sides of the device that I will be stating next are concerning the rear surface.
The right surface of H86 on the back side has a VGA port that has been provided by the hardware designers in a separate closet section. It can offer much protection to the port. At the back surface of the projector on the upper portion, all the other interface ports have been located.
What should you Know about the Exterior Hardware of the Device?
Towards the lower side of the back surface of the machine towards the middle left there is a set of circular holes. It might be provided to dissipate the sound that is coming from the internal audio system of the projector. At the ultimate left, there are horizontal grills that end here after coming from the front surface of the machine. That too while passing through the left side concerning the back surface of H86.
On the top surface of the device, there are some projector control buttons. They are located at the back side of the machine. The list of hardware buttons includes but not limited to a power button with an indicator light. There are also navigational buttons with an OK button at their center.
The device has got a particular bottom surface that I found something different than what I generally saw in other projector models. I am saying it because H86 machine has only three rubber pads. It is something uncommon other than having four rubber paddings on all the four corners of hardware. For, eg, you might have read my review article of ExquizOn GP12 that I have written months before.
They are located on a separate section that bulges outward from the center portion at the bottom. Also, the bottommost surface of the machine has been designed specially. It gives a nice compliment to the air vents that have been located at the bottom of the hardware. The vents are present there to support the internal cooling system of the H86 mini entertainment projector.
How is the Machine Multimedia Responsive?
The projector that I am reviewing is compatible to play many commonly used multimedia files. Also in the next section, we will see how the hardware is rich in interface connectivity. Hence, a user can connect the smartphones, tablets, PC or any other compatible smart devices with the projector.
A user can connect an external USB storage device with the hardware that consists of supportable multimedia files. All in all, I mean to say that the projector can access and project a file on a big output display that is present inside or outside the H86.
A user can play anyone among the compatible image file formats. It includes one that is having JPEG, PNG, and BMP extensions. One can listen to the audio files that are based on one among MP3, ASF, WMV, OGG, and AAC formats.
If we look at the list of video formats that the projector can support then, it includes AVI (DIVX, XVID, H264 ), 3GP (MPEG4, H263 ), and MKV (H264, XVID, DIVX ). The device also supports MOV ( H264 ), FLV ( FLV1 ), MP4 (AVC, MPEG4), VOB ( MPEG2 ), MPG ( MPEG1 ), RMVB ( RV40 ), and MPG ( MPG-PS) based video playback files.
What are the Hardware Specifications of H86?
A lamp that has been used inside the projector is based on LED light emission technology. It is an efficient source of light that consumes an average power output of fewer than 25 watts. Also, the manufacturers are saying the fact that the lamp can be used for more than twenty thousand hours.
The company asked the device consumers to provide a stable power supply of 110 – 240V at 50 – 60Hz. It helps the internal components of the hardware to be used for a long time years to come. However, the total output power consumption of the machine is around 30 watts.
The net weight of H86 portable multimedia projector is about 0.6060 kilogram. If I have to share the overall dimensions of the machine with you, then they are 17.00 cm x 14.50 cm x 6.50 cm. In other words, it can be measured as 6.69 x 5.71 x 2.56 inches as per the length, width, and height of the product respectively.
How is a Projector an Adequate Gadget for Home Theater Needs?
A user can take the benefit of having a USB port, an HDMI port, a TF Card (max to 32GB, card not included), an AV, a VGA, an IR, and a 3.5 mm Audio input. A user can have lots of possibilities of connecting the projector with different devices. It can directly o indirectly enhance the usability of the machine. That too to set up a personal home theater using H86 it is necessary to have ample options of hardware connectivity ports.
Manufacturers have provided the product to have an inbuilt audio system. As per our experience with the overall sound output of the device I have to say it is not louder. Also, the device cannot generate quality audio. I would suggest the projector users to better connect the machine with some high-quality external speakers or an audio system. It can help a user to boot the complete audio performance of the device.
The device works quietly! No noise is coming from the internal cooling system of the projector. It has been measured as 20 dB noise, and that is impressive to have in a small projection machine. I would appreciate the effort of product makers for providing quiet hardware on H86. It can beat the other high-end projection systems available in the market. It is because such machines are facing the limitation of having noisy internal fans inside their body.
An Outlook on the Overall Display Performance of the Device
The projector can display an output screen with a maximum intensity of 1000 Lumens. It is satisfactory if we only refer to the cost price of the machine. However, the brightness output of the product is not sufficient enough. It applies when a user is projecting some clear pictures on the display output screen under high ambient surrounding light or at daytime.
So you might understand indirectly the fact that a user needs to maintain a darker environment for the H86 mini multimedia projector. It helps a user to display some sharp and effective pictures in an output projection object. After all, the output performance of the device works almost similar for all types of display objects. It can be either a white/grey colored wall or a bigger projection screen of high grade.
The machine can project a display output with a standard resolution of 640 x 480ppi. But no worries for a user after knowing the fact that the device can support a maximum resolution of 1080p on the output screen. Obviously, we cannot expect even more than that since H86 is a budget-oriented projector. Hence, it is best not to feel sad.
How big can a User get the Display Output from the Machine?
A user can reproduce an enhanced picture on the display screen with a supportive 600:1 contrast ratio. I like the details of colors in the projected output such that it is easy for normal eyes to identify the dark and bright shades on display.
The projector is placed within a distance of 1 meter to 3.5 meters from the output projection object. It can generate a big display screen of size ranging from 30 inches to 100 inches in diagonal length. However, it is suggested to install the hardware of H86 at 2.5 meters from the output wall or a screen to get the best quality of display output.
The output throw ratio of the projector is around 1.25:1. A user has the option to project output in one among either 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios on the machine. By the way, the compatible image scale ratios of the device are 16:10, and 4:3.
How about the Outer Packaging of H86?
A buyer will get a power adapter, a remote controller, and a 3 in 1 audio cable with the main projector unit. The list also includes an English user manual as a complete package of the product for the price paid. After all, the net weight of the box including all the contents in it is approximately 1.2320 kg.
The company is supplying a secure packaging box having all accessories in it with H86. The overall dimensions of the device are around 11.02 inches x 3.94 inches x 6.89 inches. Differently, the length, breadth, and height of the box package are about 28.00 cm x 10.00 cm x 17.50 cm respectively.
The remote controller that has been supplied as an accessory of the projector in the company package is smaller in size. By the way, the remote needs 2 AAA batteries for it to work without any glitches. However, the cells are included in the packaging box.
How is the Look and Feel of H86 Remote Controller?
The front surface of the remote has a silver finish. However, the side and bottom part are provided in black color. It has limited buttons but highly useful to control nearly every single activity of the projector system. At the top row, there is a red power button. Next, to it, there are grey colored play/pause and zoom buttons and lastly a blue mute button.
Below to them that is on the second row there are forward, reverse, fast forward and fast reverse grey buttons. Next, below to them, there are blue colored directional buttons with an OK button at their center. All these five buttons have been highlighted with a black background at the surface of the remote.
It not only improves the entire look of the remote controller but also acts as a referring agent to find out the location of navigational buttons. A practical design of remote to have and access the buttons on it blindly especially while using the controller in a darker environment. Next, to them there are few more buttons including but not limited to volume control, menu, and source buttons.
By concluding the article here, I would say that I am still happy by knowing the fact that I have spent some time with a nice projection machine. If anyone asks me about my list of suggested projector models under $100, then H86 will be there for sure.
So if anyone of you is also looking for a low priced projection device that can give much pleasure of watching a cinema on your home then feel free to go for it! You might have noticed one fact in this post! It is I didn’t include a single limitation of the projector in any of the above sections. Other than the incompatibility of the same for any higher display resolutions than Full HD!
Actually, I have kept a few more limitations of the device with me to discuss with you all at the end of this article. And finally, it is the right time for me to share about them with you all. First, the H86 portable entertainment projector is not compatible with Bluetooth technology. So one cannot think about connecting the machine with any Bluetooth compatible device wirelessly.
Next, a user cannot take the benefit of enjoying 3D contents with full effects on the projector. And lastly, there is no tripod support at the bottom of the hardware. It is a bit disappointment for me because H8 is a low-budget portable multimedia product!
Finally, I hope you guys have got enough idea about the highs and lows about the machine. Now it is entirely upon you about whether you will choose H86 mini entertainment projector or not. Everything is wholly based on one’s budget and requirements.