6500 Lumen & FullHD: Blitzwolf BW-VP10 Beamer for $209.35/128,15€
We have already introduced you to a few beamers, from expensive to as close as possible or very bright. Today we present you a beamer from the cheaper price range. This is my first beamer test, but since I was also privately interested in a cheap model, the Blitzwolf BW-VP10 Full HD beamer came just in time. Let’s see how it did.
- Flash Wolf BW-VP10 Full HD Beamer
- at Banggood for $209.35/128,15€ Coupon: BGDPL100 (PL-Stock)
|Resolution||Full HD, 1920 x 1080P|
|Image formats||16:9, 4:3|
|Image diagonal||40 – 250″|
|Brightness||Indication Banggood: 6500 lumens (light source)|
Converted: approx. 400 ANSI lumens
|Ports||3 x HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x TF Card, 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Port, 1 x AV, 1 x VGA|
|Speakers||2 x 5W HiFi Speakers + SRS Stereo System|
Scope of delivery
The scope of delivery for the Blitzwolf BW-VP10 beamer is not particularly spectacular. Here we find the beamer itself, a short HDMI cable, a short power cable and a remote control. This still needs two AA batteries extra.
There is also a manual, which is also written in German. There are all the necessary details and extra illustrated instructions for the various connection options.
The cables could possibly be a bit too short. In my setup it was just enough. But since it is a simple cold device plug, you can certainly get longer alternatives yourself.
Nice design and enough connections
The Blitzwolf BW-VP10 beamer has a pretty sleek design. The 31.7 x 22.7 x 11.8 cm and 2.58 kg light beamer is kept in an unobtrusive anthracite. There are control buttons on the top, which are embedded in the fabric cover.
In addition, the top can also be used to manually adjust the focus of the image. Simply turn the wheel to do so. The various connections and the power switch are located on the sides.
There is also enough choice in terms of ports. In total, we have 3 x HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x TF Card, 1 x 3.5 mm audio port, 1 x AV and 1 x VGA. Overall, I definitely find the features and design of the projector satisfactory. The fabric cover always makes everything look fancier somehow and the selection of ports is sufficient at least for my needs. You should also always keep in mind what price range we are in here.
The lens can be secured with a rubber cap when not in use, which is very easy to put on or take off.
Right off the bat, the automatic keystone correction is disappointing. I don’t know if it was me, but it just didn’t work that way. And manually adjusting horizontally or vertically didn’t really work to my satisfaction either. Only the 4-corner correction led to a good result. But I also have to say that the menu navigation and the remote control were not quite as intuitive to use as I thought. The Enter key under the wheel that I thought was there is simply a return key to the home screen.
But with some familiarization, you can navigate through the menu relatively well. I would recommend staying on the English setting, because other translations are a bit cruel.
The default settings are actually quite sufficient for picture and sound. Setting the color profile to “vivid” resulted in much too intense colors.
Here is another example of automatic keystone correction:
It already tries to position the image properly, but in my setup it just didn’t work satisfactorily.
Full HD and 6500 lumens
The Blitzwolf BW-VP10 promises us 1920 x 1080P (Full HD) resolution and 6500 lumens in its technical specifications. As we have learned from other beamer tests, the lumen specification does not always mean the same thing. Here we have to distinguish between ANSI, LED and light source lumens. With such a high lumen specification, it can be assumed that BlitzWolf is talking about light source lumens here. You measure directly at the light source, which explains the high value. Converted, this should correspond to about 400 ANSI lumens.
Nevertheless, we tried to measure with a luxmeter. Unfortunately, the measurement was not quite successful, distance, angle, all a bit difficult and very cumbersome to find out. Therefore, simply the facts that I could cover: the luxmeter takes between 65 and 75 lux at the illuminated place, the projector was about 2 meters away, the angle should be around 45 °.
But honestly, in the end, the values don’t really matter and I can’t really do much with them. In reality, the projector is really more than bright enough for me in evening lighting conditions without direct light incidence. And even when I turned on my Yeelight LED strip and later my Yeelight ceiling light, I could still see everything without any problems.
At home, I don’t have direct sunlight on the intended projection surface, so I couldn’t test the special case, but I don’t really see it as an application for a 130€ projector anyway. For this price range, the brightness of the image surprised me positively in any case.
Picture quality sufficiently good
For a Full HD projector with a resolution of 1920 x 1080P, we got a pretty decent picture as a result. Of course, I don’t have a direct comparison from beamer to beamer now, but I liked the impression of a good picture. Only the edges of the image section are very imprecise and pixelated. However, that may also have something to do with my viewing angle and did not really bother me much during actual viewing.
Might also be because I didn’t watch videos/movies/series with small and important text right at the bottom of the edges. Compared to my laptop and in light, I think the picture is displayed well, but not outstanding either.
Sound via 2 x 5W HiFi speakers
Considering the price range we are in, I tried to change the sound directly in the settings and selected the movie mode. In general, the sound of the projector is really good, you can’t say otherwise. The only thing it can’t do is be really bass-heavy, then you hear some distortion and reverb. However, if you turn on the normal mode, the sound from the two integrated 5W speakers is quite clear and pleasant.
The whole thing still sounds a bit tinny in the smartphone recording, but it was also recorded directly behind the projector. In reality, from a slightly more distant position, the sound is definitely okay.
Cheap and good
Overall, the Blitzwolf BW-VP10 beamer surprised me positively. For a 130€ beamer, I expected significantly worse results. The brightness was perfect for semi-shady places, the sound is completely okay and the device offers more than enough connection options. Even from the fan’s own volume, it is still quite quiet. Only the setting options are a bit confusing, you need a little moment and the automatic keystone correction just didn’t want it the way I wanted it. But for the movie in between or the occasional Mario Kart evening, you get a good beamer here for little money.
It always depends on your own requirements. Will the BlitzWolf beamer be THE beamer for your home theater? Probably not. I would still order it for my special application, overall I am satisfied with it. If you have any feedback or alternative suggestions, please let me know.