bluesmoke... Look, if you got it for free, then why not go ahead and enjoy it?
Yes, it's definitely a white van scam model.
So what? Who cares?
You didn't buy it and you know what to expect. The general consensus is that they don't deliver the light output which is promised (ever) or the contrast. They typically are a fair bit off. But, while an informed consumer shouldn't go out and buy one, it doesn't mean that they don't work. You just have to be forgiving of what you see. Especially if you have a trained eye. I mean, a front projector should look as good as any other 1080p display that you have in your home. That's a very REAL expectation of front projection. But, a usable image that looks ok? Sure, you can get that from many of these models.
When they break down, you shouldn't expect any service.
Any warranty claims likely will go nowhere as you don't have any real contact information.
I've emailed a number of these companies through their website requesting a user manual and not once have I ever received a single response. Ever.
Fortunately, with Axion, you don't have this issue, since they have no actual contact information on their website, no manuals, no phone number, no address, nothing. Their 'CONTACT US' link doesn't go anywhere.
So, if you enjoy what you are using, continue to do so. But, start saving. Because when (not if) it breaks, you will want to have some budget for a home theater projector which a company actually stands behind and can deliver all the goods you are hoping for.