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So has anyone checked out the Ariustek XRT-2700?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
This is the website http://ariustek.com/index.php/store/led-projectors/ariustek-xrt-2700-wxga-led-projector-1280x768-sale. What's interesting about this to me is that it doesn't seem to be a miniaturized projector. So maybe it won't sound like a hair dryer. But I can't seem to find a whole lot of information about it anywhere. Does anyone have experience with it?

thanks
post #2 of 10
their video is interesting,the problem is:wither it's true or fake one?
post #3 of 10
I live within driving distance to Madison, WI where the CEO and company are supposedly located. I would have been interested to drop in and check their building out since they don't have an actual store. But guess what? Google as hard as I can I cannot find a street address for this building if though the website shows a picture. Red flag number one. Red flag number two - the price - $370. If the price is too good to believe - then it is. Red flag number three - the company is selling these directly on eBay.

Where do you think this is manufactured? In Madison, WI? Hardly. It's imported from somewhere overseas, China most likely. At any rate, I'd like to rip one of these apart to look inside.
post #4 of 10
I would venture to be my retirement savings you would find a single TFT panel inside .. Tis nothing but junk..
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

I live within driving distance to Madison, WI where the CEO and company are supposedly located. I would have been interested to drop in and check their building out since they don't have an actual store. But guess what? Google as hard as I can I cannot find a street address for this building if though the website shows a picture. Red flag number one. Red flag number two - the price - $370. If the price is too good to believe - then it is. Red flag number three - the company is selling these directly on eBay.
Where do you think this is manufactured? In Madison, WI? Hardly. It's imported from somewhere overseas, China most likely. At any rate, I'd like to rip one of these apart to look inside.

I agree. It does seem very strange. It could be cheaper because they didn't have to cram all the components inside a smaller case. If I had any other very good options I'd probably just forget about it. Unfortunately nearly every manufacturer that makes LED projectors has this bizarre fixation of making them pico projectors with tiny fans that sound like buzz saws. I'm probably going to just be safe and order a lg-pa70g. It seems like the safe bet.
post #6 of 10
I haven't checked out the XRT-2700 in person yet, but will do so as soon as I can. I've been chatting with the business owner about it; Trevor was always friendly, responsive, and eager to answer my questions. He was very clear with me that this is a value oriented projector, and can't compete with products a few times the price point. Yet, it's supposed to be impressive for the price, and the specifications (on paper at least) seem adequate (to me) for an entry level projector, to be used in a relatively dark, room.

Comparatively speaking, my first projector back in '99 (SharpVision XV-H37VUA) produced 83% of the brightness, 20% of the claimed contrast, and 62% of the resolution of the XRT-2700. And, my replacement lamp was $350. We were quite happy with the Sharp, and never had any complaints about overall brightness, but did wish the black levels were a tad better, and the screen door effect minimized (Never did buy a Cygnus IMX, just nudged the focus a gnat's hair). It really made me smile every time i watched it.

I know times have changed, and our expectations from AV equipment have grown more sophisticated. It may not measure up to the latest specifications, but if the XRT-2700 actually does what the numbers (and the owner) claim, why wouldn't it be worth picking up and playing with at <$400?
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by synergyspaces View Post

I haven't checked out the XRT-2700 in person yet, but will do so as soon as I can. I've been chatting with the business owner about it; Trevor was always friendly, responsive, and eager to answer my questions. He was very clear with me that this is a value oriented projector, and can't compete with products a few times the price point. Yet, it's supposed to be impressive for the price, and the specifications (on paper at least) seem adequate (to me) for an entry level projector, to be used in a relatively dark, room.
Comparatively speaking, my first projector back in '99 (SharpVision XV-H37VUA) produced 83% of the brightness, 20% of the claimed contrast, and 62% of the resolution of the XRT-2700. And, my replacement lamp was $350. We were quite happy with the Sharp, and never had any complaints about overall brightness, but did wish the black levels were a tad better, and the screen door effect minimized (Never did buy a Cygnus IMX, just nudged the focus a gnat's hair). It really made me smile every time i watched it.
I know times have changed, and our expectations from AV equipment have grown more sophisticated. It may not measure up to the latest specifications, but if the XRT-2700 actually does what the numbers (and the owner) claim, why wouldn't it be worth picking up and playing with at <$400?

Seriously? Did you not read any of the posts in this thread? Buyer beware.
post #8 of 10
Mr G., there's no need to be curt. Of course i read the post. You may in fact be right about it, but I was simply expressing my opinion about considering an extreme value product in contrast to an entry level projector from '99, of arguably inferior specification, which offered a decent real-world picture for general purpose viewing. Some may glance at specs on the XRT-2700, and automatically pass. I wanted to give a reference, and provoke thought is all.

I'm not trying to push junk- I'm not affiliated with AriusTek, and am very much aware that the products are likely made in China (what isn't). The design work and internal component selection is said to be done stateside, but I can't verify this. Selling through eBay seems a little strange, but not so when considering its a startup company.

Again, you might be right. There are some red flags. It may be the equivalent of a vvme, or other low-res knockoffs. However, based on specs and conversations with the owner, I think it'll be someplace in the middle of the spectrum of junk class units to entry level units from the larger manufacturers.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by synergyspaces View Post

Mr G., there's no need to be curt. Of course i read the post. You may in fact be right about it, but I was simply expressing my opinion about considering an extreme value product in contrast to an entry level projector from '99, of arguably inferior specification, which offered a decent real-world picture for general purpose viewing. Some may glance at specs on the XRT-2700, and automatically pass. I wanted to give a reference, and provoke thought is all.
I'm not trying to push junk- I'm not affiliated with AriusTek, and am very much aware that the products are likely made in China (what isn't). The design work and internal component selection is said to be done stateside, but I can't verify this. Selling through eBay seems a little strange, but not so when considering its a startup company.
Again, you might be right. There are some red flags. It may be the equivalent of a vvme, or other low-res knockoffs. However, based on specs and conversations with the owner, I think it'll be someplace in the middle of the spectrum of junk class units to entry level units from the larger manufacturers.

Sorry your feelings were hurt but I can't believe you are that naive. This is clearly a 'white van' special no matter what this person says. Any poster who joins the AVS Forum to generate interest in a certain off-brand projector is always suspect.
post #10 of 10
Read from about post 69 on. The original author of the thread finally gets it. Its Waste of your money. Great for the kiddies but for adults forgetaboutit

Bohanna

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1420399/ok-ive-settled-on-this-one-seems-like-incredible-specs-around-500-or-less-shipped/60
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