Ben Q makes several different projectors (check them out here: BenQ.com) and we asked to review the GV1 Portable Projector since it would need to work in a smaller space, our NYC apartment.
This is our living room TV. The small TV is how I discourage my son from playing video games for hours on end, so having a large screen to watch everything with our new BenQ projector is a terrific upgrade for our viewing pleasure!
We do not have the latest smart TV and we do not have a large TV in the living room, so that was the perfect space to try out our new projector using my Movies Anywhere account, something that we cannot access from our TV. We have a large white shade that covers the window and our air conditioning unit, and is the prefect screen for the living room, and to test this new device!
We used my laptop and went through the Google Chrome browser and were able to watch everything through the easy to use, and automatic, mirror technique!
We have several comfy chairs and a long couch, so this is the perfect space to have a theatrical movie experience right in our home!
We easily move around the chairs to set up a small movie theater in our living room, plenty of space for company as well, and a table for all of our snacks!
And then we have our choices! Netflix anyone? Here you see Grace & Frankie, the popular Netflix show, on my laptop, and then mirrored through our BenQ Portable Projector onto our living room shade which has become a movie screen! Below is the full screen shot.
Here is another picture of our living room set-up, this time with some lights on, so you can see exactly how it works for us. Thanks to BenQ, I can access all of my digital movies from my Movies Anywhere account!
It is hard to illustrate in a fully darkened room, so I put some lights back on as we watched Wreck-It Ralph, to better illustrate the easy set-up. Our living room can become a movie theater at anytime. In fact, since we set this up, it has been difficult to get my husband away from watching Madonna videos from YouTube on the big screen!
What a terrific upgrade for us! We are thrilled to have the capability of watching movies, TV shows, and videos on our perfectly situated white window shade in the living room of our apartment where we only have a 30 inch TV. It was like living in the stone age before we received this BenQ portable projector!
Below I have listed some of the key features for you:
• Battery-powered mini projector for big-screen entertainment anywhere!
• All-in-one USB-C™ port to easily stream media for the perfect travel projector!
• Bluetooth speaker mode with immersive chambered audio!
• Compatible with Android (Google Cast) and iOS (AirPlay) for mobile wireless projection!
• Equipped with Android 7.1.2 to wirelessly stream (YouTube, Netflix, etc.) through the Aptoide TV smart application!
• Easy setup with tilting hinge and auto vertical keystone to keep picture perfectly square!
• Ultimate wireless projector with over-the-air update for streaming apps, display drivers, and other software updates!
This smaller projector is perfect for apartment dwellers such as myself. It can also be used when you travel! There are bigger projectors for those of you who own a larger home: BenQ makes projectors for every use!
Disclosure: We received this BenQ projector for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest and our own.