BlitzWolf BW-V5 – FHD projector for 33 thousand
A BlitzWolf BW-V5 is quite worth the money.
BlitzWolf has taken a completely new path with its new projectors. While the old series was clearly an in-house development, the new machines are not, but OEM machines, which are then called BlitzWolf. How good or bad this practice is is just a matter of perspective. If the "manufacturer" chooses skillfully and wisely among the OEM projectors available on the market, it can be good, as in the case of the BlitzWolf V2, which I think is one of the best price/value ratio Android projectors today (HUF 48 from a Chinese warehouse - coupon code: BGee8a88).
Shortly after the release of the V2, BlitzWolf presented my V3, which you might think is more advanced than the V2 (since the numbering is higher), but you would be wrong, because while the V2 was Android with quite good brightness and contrast, the V3 is a absolutely entry-level device with 720p resolution and without Android, during that time there are really only 480p machines in the lowest segment of the market.
Now here is BlitzWolf V5, which has nothing to do with V2 or V3 in terms of appearance or content, but is in between the two in terms of knowledge. I don't understand the not very logical numbering here either, but let's get over this little thing and see what the new machine can do!
BlitzWolf V5 is an FHD projector, i.e. a native projector with 1920 x 1080 pixels. We don't get any information about whether it can receive a 4K signal, which could also mean no, but I would rather vote yes blindly. The manufacturer writes 9000 lumens for the brightness, which is approx. it can be 300 ANSI, at least those with 600-7000 lumens usually know 250 ANSI, so I'm probably not going to go too far with 300.
By the way, this 300 ANSI cannot be said to be bad at all in this category, even if it doesn't burn out our eyes. With the correct dimming, this light stream can create a normal cinema atmosphere. There is no Android on the machine, which is a little painful, but it bothers me more that neither Bluetooth nor Wifi connection is mentioned in the specifications, so it's a real "I'm going to put it under my house, take it and project movies from a USB drive with it" piece. At least there is keystone correction, although only vertical, but at least there is. The trapezoid and the focus can also be adjusted manually, but again, this is not disturbing, we are talking about a cheap machine.
Among the connectors we find two HDMI, two USB, AV and AUX, so we can import movies from quite a few sources, and if all the ropes are broken, we can also connect an external speaker with a cable, an active one of course. The BlitzWolf V5 is a very small machine, its width is 22 cm, its depth is 19 cm, and its height is only 9 cm. Its weight is only 1,6 kilograms.
I would say that the structure is not very steely, or that it is disappointing, but on the one hand the price is acceptable, and on the other hand it is a typical portable projector which, if there is no other solution, can also be used for home cinema. If we could also get a fourth machine from the manufacturer, which is, say, a bit bigger, more powerful, with Bluetooth-wifi, with higher brightness, then I would be completely satisfied, because in this case it would be a good little machine for home, albeit without Android.
If someone told me a year and a half ago that they were going to charge $5 for a projector with BlitzWolf V110 capabilities, I would be a bit dumbfounded, but I would accept the fact, especially since it would have been HUF 30 at the time, or just a little more. Nowadays, 110 dollars for such a machine is not much at all, but the fact that 110 dollars means 41 forints in the meantime is a bit painful. Let's say we don't have much choice, the weakening of the forint has also left its mark on all other technical items, so if someone wants to buy an entry-level FHD projector, he swallows one and pays the forty thousand. Or buy something used.
In the current spring devaluation, the projector costs this much, for the purchase of BGXIFD582 we have to use a coupon code, with which we can get it for ~ HUF 33 here: