We’ve just got the Taotaole UC40 projector in our hands and were very excited to see what it’s all about. We heard good things about this projector and wanted to see for ourselves what the fuss is all about. We’re about to find out.
The UC40 is a very well priced projector that offers up to 120” of display with a resolution of 854×480. With a brightness of 800 lumens it should be bright enough for comfortable viewing even in a room with a little bit of light light.
Out of the box you get
- the UC40 projector unit
- a remote control
- power adapter
- 3 in 1 AV cable
- user manual
A nice feature to have is the adjustable screw that allows you to angle the image upwards
The first thing we notice is the big lens and the two dials that are used for focus (the main dial) and to correct tilt (small dial) when the projector is set at an angle which is a nice versatility to have. Looking at the unit there are ports on the left side that accepts HDMI, AV, full USB, and also an SD card slot making it compatible with a wide range of devices. On its right side is the port for the power adapter. Towards the front on the bottom is a nice knob that can be unscrewed to lengthen and angle the projector upwards if its placed on a low level platform. The remote control is nice to have and operations via the built in navigation buttons is straight forward.
When we turned the unit on we noticed how bright the projection was and the easily got the image into focus and leveled with the dials. Sound via the built in 2.0W dual speaker wasn’t horrible, but it does have an output so you can connect a speaker. The hum of the unit is a bit loud and the unit got hot very quickly like most projectors.
At the end of the day the Taotaole UC40 is a great entry level low budget projector for anyone who is interested in getting a projector but don’t want to shell out the big bucks for widely known brands.