- Integrated streaming is better ignored in favor of an HDMI dongle (which demands a second remote)
- Only two of three HDMI ports support 4K with HDR
- More prone to rainbow artifacts than most UST DLP projectors
Full HD Movies – Watch HD Movies – Cinemax HD v4.0 Mod Apk says it’s aware of these limitations and is exploring ways to improve the P2’s streaming in a future firmware upgrade. Until that happens, the workaround is to plug in a streaming HDMI dongle, but that requires using an HDMI 2.0b port, leaving only one free, and that solution makes you juggle a second remote.
The P2 also has an HDMI 1.4a port, but it doesn’t support 4K HDR, 4K at 60Hz, or ARC for connecting to an external audio system. On the other hand, the BenQ V7050i offers only two HDMI ports, one meant for its Android TV dongle. The Full HD Movies – Watch HD Movies – Cinemax HD v4.0 Mod Apk extra HDMI port arguably gives it a slight advantage for connection to video devices even if you add a dongle.
Optoma rates the P2 at 3,000 ANSI lumens, which is more than enough to light up the 120-inch, 16:9 maximum screen size for which the lens is designed, even in moderate ambient light in a family room using a 1.0 gain screen.
The stereo sound system is basically a built-in soundbar facing the viewer. Its two 19-watt speakers each offer one full-range driver and one woofer, and they deliver more than enough volume to fill a large room at much higher quality than most projectors or large-screen TVs. Quite simply, the P2 packs one of the best projector audio systems I’ve heard, one capable enough that you might not see a need for anything more. If you do want to use external audio, there’s an S/PDIF audio-out port, and one of the HDMI ports supports ARC.
Impressive Color Accuracy Straight Out of the Box
The P2 menus offer five predefined modes for 1080p SDR material, plus a user mode, with menu settings to let you tweak or perform a full calibration for any of them. I chose the Cinema mode for my viewing tests, because it delivered spot-on color with default settings along with good contrast, the darkest black level of any of the modes, and good shadow detail in a dark room.
Note that there’s a frame interpolation option for smoothing motion, which can improve the look of live or recorded video. However, most people prefer the way filmed material looks with the feature turned off.
With 1080p SDR material, the P2 delivered good color accuracy, contrast, and sense of three-dimensionality. It lost a little shadow detail in dark scenes, but not enough to lessen the scenes’ dramatic visual impact. It was also bright enough for even dark scenes to stand up to low levels of ambient light.
For 4K HDR10 input, there’s one predefined HDR mode and four HDR picture mode settings, which are the equivalent to what many projectors label as HDR brightness. Your best setting will vary with room brightness or even from one HDR disc or source to the next. In my tests comparing 1080p SDR and 4K HDR versions of the same movies, the P2 actually delivered more shadow detail and better overall brightness for most scenes with the SDR versions. But the HDR versions were quite watchable, and showed more fine detail, as you’d expect given the 4K resolution. There’s similar support for HLG HDR.
The P2 also handled Full HD 3D well. In my tests using DLP-Link glasses, I didn’t see any crosstalk, and 3D-related motion artifacts were at the low end of what’s typical for current-generation projectors. The 3D mode was also brighter than usual in comparison to the projector’s 2D modes, making it quite usable with the lights on.
For gamers, there’s a Gaming Mode setting (not to be confused with the Game picture preset) to shorten lag time. However, I measured it at 73ms for 1080p and 65ms for 4K (both at 60Hz), which even casual gamers may consider too long a lag.
As already mentioned, I noticed flashes of red/green/blue rainbow artifacts more frequently with the CinemaX P2 than with some other DLP 4K UST laser projectors. This won’t matter if you’re one of the many viewers who don’t see these artifacts easily or don’t find them bothersome. But if you’re annoyed by them, it could be a deal-breaker. Our standard advice for DLP projectors applies: If you find rainbow artifacts irritating, buy from a dealer that accepts returns without a restocking fee, so you can test the P2 out for yourself.
A 4K Short-Throw for Your Short List
The Full HD Movies – Watch HD Movies – Cinemax HD v4.0 Mod Apk offers a lot to like, most notably top-tier color accuracy and impressive audio. If your budget is tight or you insist on fewer rainbow artifacts, consider the Editors’ Choice-winning Xgimi Aura or the Wemax Nova.
Neither matches the P2 for image quality, but both show fewer rainbow artifacts and deliver good enough quality for streaming and live video by most viewers’ standards. The Aura handles movies on disc nicely, as well.
The harder choice is between the CinemaX P2 and the BenQ V7050i. Between the two, the BenQ takes better advantage of HDR, particularly in dark scenes, which may tip the scales for some buyers. But the P2 delivers better out-of-box color accuracy, slightly higher brightness for 2D, much higher brightness for 3D, and a much more robust sound system—and if none of those factors makes up your mind, the Optoma’s lower street price gives it the edge.
For a home projector, the Full HD Movies – Watch HD Movies – Cinemax HD v4.0 Mod Apk offers great color accuracy and contrast, as well as unusually capable audio. Just be mindful of the image if you’re sensitive to rainbow artifacts.