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There is no indication on the Vava that tells you whether it's playing an HDR content or not. But in the adjustment menu, there's an option to turn HDR on or off. On some movies I watch that I know has HDR, if I turn this Vava HDR switch to off, the color becomes very plain compared to when HDR is on.

It's possible that your Roku reports the Vava being HDR incompatible because you didn't have this HDR switch in the Vava turned on. If you did have the HDR switch to ON and Roku still says that the Vava is not HDR compatible, then I don't really know what happens. Did you try to ask Vava support to see what they say about this?
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I got my VAVA projector late august, and got an Eltie screen CLR screen comming in in a month. I think the noise from the fans are too loud. I haven't used a sound meter, or anything. It has like two fan speeds. Fastest when turning on, and then it usually drops the the lowest fan level, but the volume still annoys me at times.
They could use some time on the interface, and also make it boot up the same HDMI channel that it used the last time - like a tv. Each time I have to use the VAVA remote to choose a HDMI channel, and I only got one... So if it could just boot up to the same HDMI channel that would be awesome.

I haven't tried any 4k yet, I'm waiting for the next appletv upgrade.

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I agree that the fan on the Vava is obnoxiously loud, at least the high level fan noise. I'm hoping that in the winter time, when the ambient temperature in my room is much lower than in the summer, the Vava fan will not have to resort to the high level to cool the projector, so hopefully it'll stay at the lower level and therefore less noisy.

I would say that their interface, especially their Android TV version, is garbage. I had to buy an Nvidia Shield TV to use as a source, because the Vava Android TV version is a joke and really unusable.

Ditto on booting up to the same HDMI channel from last time.

And where's the promised firmware upgrade to enable 3D movies???

The 4K is awesome! HDR handling is mediocre at best, if any.

My projection image is not 100% square at the bottom edges no matter how I try to adjust it. It curves up a little bit. No significantly, but definitely noticeable.
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I agree that the fan on the Vava is obnoxiously loud, at least the high level fan noise. I'm hoping that in the winter time, when the ambient temperature in my room is much lower than in the summer, the Vava fan will not have to resort to the high level to cool the projector, so hopefully it'll stay at the lower level and therefore less noisy.

I would say that their interface, especially their Android TV version, is garbage. I had to buy an Nvidia Shield TV to use as a source, because the Vava Android TV version is a joke and really unusable.

Ditto on booting up to the same HDMI channel from last time.

And where's the promised firmware upgrade to enable 3D movies???

The 4K is awesome! HDR handling is mediocre at best, if any.

My projection image is not 100% square at the bottom edges no matter how I try to adjust it. It curves up a little bit. No significantly, but definitely noticeable.
The upgrade for 3d is promised, but not out yet. Since your image curves have you tried to hold a spirit meter on your wall/screen to see if it is straight?
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The upgrade for 3d is promised, but not out yet. Since your image curves have you tried to hold a spirit meter on your wall/screen to see if it is straight?
No, the curve is ever so slightly at the bottom edges, although noticeable if you look. Maybe a quarter of an inch gap on a 120" screen. It may be from the Vava or it may be from the screen or maybe a combination of both, I don't know. It wasn't worth it to try to determine the source of the fault. It seems like it's just easier to put the fault on the Vava, lol.
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I agree that the fan on the Vava is obnoxiously loud, at least the high level fan noise.
Curious does it have any humming/buzzing/coil whine sound or just fan noise?

I saw this video where the guy measured dB rating, but wonder if it's better then Xiaomi which has coil whine


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Curious does it have any humming/buzzing/coil whine sound or just fan noise?
I don't hear anything else but the fan noise. I keep my house at 84 degrees F in the summer so I can see it being fairly warm for the Vava and forcing it to kick it up to the high fan speed after a while. But even the lower fan speed when it starts out is noticeable, although I guess is more tolerable than the high fan speed.
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No, the curve is ever so slightly at the bottom edges, although noticeable if you look. Maybe a quarter of an inch gap on a 120" screen. It may be from the Vava or it may be from the screen or maybe a combination of both, I don't know. It wasn't worth it to try to determine the source of the fault. It seems like it's just easier to put the fault on the Vava, lol.
Well, when I receive my screen I'll complain like a lot, if it's not 100% perfect..!
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Has anyone had any luck displaying 4k at 60hz on the projector? I have hooked up my PC directly to it and the max resolution it shows the projector supporting is 4K at 30hz. It's also not consistent, one of my AVRs detects that it can do 4k at 24/25/30hz and the other detects that it can only do 4k at 24hz. Wondering if anyone else is struggling to get the stated 4K at 60hz support.

Another thing I'm finding is that the projector's stated native resolution is 1080p - so none of my 4k source default to 4k with the projector. For example, I have a Chromecast Ultra that is supposed to do 4K, but with this projector, it sends a 1080p signal since the projector reports 1080p as its native resolution.

Something is amiss here, is this a true 4K projector or 1080p with some kind of upshifting/upscaling to 4K?
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Has anyone had any luck displaying 4k at 60hz on the projector? I have hooked up my PC directly to it and the max resolution it shows the projector supporting is 4K at 30hz. It's also not consistent, one of my AVRs detects that it can do 4k at 24/25/30hz and the other detects that it can only do 4k at 24hz. Wondering if anyone else is struggling to get the stated 4K at 60hz support.



Another thing I'm finding is that the projector's stated native resolution is 1080p - so none of my 4k source default to 4k with the projector. For example, I have a Chromecast Ultra that is supposed to do 4K, but with this projector, it sends a 1080p signal since the projector reports 1080p as its native resolution.



Something is amiss here, is this a true 4K projector or 1080p with some kind of upshifting/upscaling to 4K?


The issue with 4k @60hz is that it requires a lower bit depth even with 18gbs HDMI. I think the loss in color depth wouldn’t be worth it unless your wanting the higher frame rate for gaming. If your dead set on having 60hz try reducing the color space to a lower sample rate, this might allow you to increase the frame rate. If you like a higher frame rate when watching movies I’d suggest using the frame interpolation or whatever Optoma’s terminology for it is.
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I manage to take some pics that I'm sharing here. The screen is a 120" ALR PET Crystal fabric from XY-Screen. The projector is a Vava 4K projector.

The first 4 are during the daylight with all my windows' blinds open. The last 4 pics are with my windows' blinds closed (except for 1/2 a window still open). This should give you an idea of how well the XY Screen is rejecting ambient light. Overall, it does reject light, but of course if it's darker then it's still the best.
Did you buy he CLR or ALR screen from XY screens? How much was the 120 screen? I'm really considering the Vava and XY Pet Screen. I have a very bright Great room that the projector will be in. XY recommends the CLR version as it blocks light from the ceiling.
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Is this a 100" or 120" screen? I want the same setup for my Great Room. How are you liking the Vava?
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Is this a 100" or 120" screen? I want the same setup for my Great Room. How are you liking the Vava?
That's not my setup, found it on YouTube.

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Has anyone had any luck displaying 4k at 60hz on the projector? I have hooked up my PC directly to it and the max resolution it shows the projector supporting is 4K at 30hz. It's also not consistent, one of my AVRs detects that it can do 4k at 24/25/30hz and the other detects that it can only do 4k at 24hz. Wondering if anyone else is struggling to get the stated 4K at 60hz support.

Another thing I'm finding is that the projector's stated native resolution is 1080p - so none of my 4k source default to 4k with the projector. For example, I have a Chromecast Ultra that is supposed to do 4K, but with this projector, it sends a 1080p signal since the projector reports 1080p as its native resolution.

Something is amiss here, is this a true 4K projector or 1080p with some kind of upshifting/upscaling to 4K?
Did you make sure to turn on HDMI 2.0? I just got my VAVA projector last night and was having the same issue with it not being able to do 4K 60hz with my Nvidia Shield. Once I turned on HDMI 2.0 I was able to get 4K 60hz working. In order to turn it on you just need to be on the correct HDMI input and then hold down the menu button on the VAVA remote for a couple seconds. A menu will pop up and you can turn on HDMI 2.0 from there. Hope this helps!
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Hope this helps!
It certainly did! Thanks
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So after having this projector for a couple of days I though I would jot down some of my observations:

- Picture quality is really good. I'm using a vividstorm floor rising ALR screen and everything looks amazing. From Directv content to 4K movies, I am amazed at how clean and bright everything looks. Contrast is pretty good also. I was previously using an Optoma gt5600 and a Viewsonic PX800HD and the Vava blows them away. There were details in some dark scenes that I was able to see that I couldn't before with the Optoma or Viewsonic. I am not any kind of of video expert nor do I claim to be, but even my elderly parents could immediately see the difference in picture quality compared to the other projectors. The image is also pretty bright as I can even turn on overhead lights directly above my screen and the picture still looks good.

- Fan noise is not bad at all for me. There is no coil whine or anything like that. While it is not whisper quiet, I really don't notice it unless there is a really quiet scene playing.

- Some people mentioned they wished the Vava would boot to last used HDMI input. The Vava has the option to connect to any one of the HDMI inputs you choose after booting up. They must have added this ability in a firmware update or something.

- HDR content. When playing back HDR content, the picture brightness dims significantly. I don't have any way to measure it, but it is really dark. Luckily you can fix it by just upping the brightness in image settings, but I think that may negatively affect how the HDR looks.

- HDMI connection issues. The way I have my setup is that I connect my Directv and Nvidia Shield to my Nakamichi Shockwafe 7.1 DTS-X soundbar. Then I have the video output from the soundbar to the Vava projector. When I start up the Vava, it tries to connect to my soundbar through HDMI 1 where it is plugged in, but it always fails. Then when I retry connection is works, but takes like a minute or so before content is actually displayed. Then it mutes my soundbar multiple times for some reason, so I have to keep un-muting. The delay in picture and the constant muting also happens when I try switch between the Directv and Nividia Shield through my soundbar. I have tried multiple different cables and the problems still happen. I have read about other users having HDMI handshake issues.

- Built in soundbar. I don't really have the need for this since I have my Nakamichi soundbar, but I decided to try it out. I was very surprised at how good it sounded. While obviously missing deep bass, the built in soundbar had very good midrange and dialog was very clean and easy to understand. It can get pretty loud without any audio distortion also.

Let me know if you have any other questions about this projector. There still isn't much info out on the Vava yet, so I will do what I can to provide the info so people can make a decision on if they want to purchase this projector or not. So far, even with the HDMI issues, I am happy with this projector.
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So after having this projector for a couple of days I though I would jot down some of my observations:

- Picture quality is really good. I'm using a vividstorm floor rising ALR screen and everything looks amazing. From Directv content to 4K movies, I am amazed at how clean and bright everything looks. Contrast is pretty good also. I was previously using an Optoma gt5600 and a Viewsonic PX800HD and the Vava blows them away. There were details in some dark scenes that I was able to see that I couldn't before with the Optoma or Viewsonic. I am not any kind of of video expert nor do I claim to be, but even my elderly parents could immediately see the difference in picture quality compared to the other projectors. The image is also pretty bright as I can even turn on overhead lights directly above my screen and the picture still looks good.

- Fan noise is not bad at all for me. There is no coil whine or anything like that. While it is not whisper quiet, I really don't notice it unless there is a really quiet scene playing.

- Some people mentioned they wished the Vava would boot to last used HDMI input. The Vava has the option to connect to any one of the HDMI inputs you choose after booting up. They must have added this ability in a firmware update or something.

- HDR content. When playing back HDR content, the picture brightness dims significantly. I don't have any way to measure it, but it is really dark. Luckily you can fix it by just upping the brightness in image settings, but I think that may negatively affect how the HDR looks.

- HDMI connection issues. The way I have my setup is that I connect my Directv and Nvidia Shield to my Nakamichi Shockwafe 7.1 DTS-X soundbar. Then I have the video output from the soundbar to the Vava projector. When I start up the Vava, it tries to connect to my soundbar through HDMI 1 where it is plugged in, but it always fails. Then when I retry connection is works, but takes like a minute or so before content is actually displayed. Then it mutes my soundbar multiple times for some reason, so I have to keep un-muting. The delay in picture and the constant muting also happens when I try switch between the Directv and Nividia Shield through my soundbar. I have tried multiple different cables and the problems still happen. I have read about other users having HDMI handshake issues.

- Built in soundbar. I don't really have the need for this since I have my Nakamichi soundbar, but I decided to try it out. I was very surprised at how good it sounded. While obviously missing deep bass, the built in soundbar had very good midrange and dialog was very clean and easy to understand. It can get pretty loud without any audio distortion also.

Let me know if you have any other questions about this projector. There still isn't much info out on the Vava yet, so I will do what I can to provide the info so people can make a decision on if they want to purchase this projector or not. So far, even with the HDMI issues, I am happy with this projector.
Thanks for sharing on the noise. VAVA is really underrated, hopefully they will have a better pricing on BF so i could pick one up.

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There is a 100 dollar off coupon for VAVA on Amazon which takes the price down to $2599. I doubt BF deals will go any lower than $2499 since that would piss off all the indiegogo backers.
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There is a 100 dollar off coupon for VAVA on Amazon which takes the price down to $2599. I doubt BF deals will go any lower than $2499 since that would piss off all the indiegogo backers.
I don't see this coupon you mentioned. Is it the usual coupon which shows up in the product page as a check box?
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- Fan noise is not bad at all for me. There is no coil whine or anything like that. While it is not whisper quiet, I really don't notice it unless there is a really quiet scene playing.

- Some people mentioned they wished the Vava would boot to last used HDMI input. The Vava has the option to connect to any one of the HDMI inputs you choose after booting up. They must have added this ability in a firmware update or something.

- HDR content. When playing back HDR content, the picture brightness dims significantly. I don't have any way to measure it, but it is really dark. Luckily you can fix it by just upping the brightness in image settings, but I think that may negatively affect how the HDR looks.

- HDMI connection issues. The way I have my setup is that I connect my Directv and Nvidia Shield to my Nakamichi Shockwafe 7.1 DTS-X soundbar. Then I have the video output from the soundbar to the Vava projector. When I start up the Vava, it tries to connect to my soundbar through HDMI 1 where it is plugged in, but it always fails. Then when I retry connection is works, but takes like a minute or so before content is actually displayed. Then it mutes my soundbar multiple times for some reason, so I have to keep un-muting. The delay in picture and the constant muting also happens when I try switch between the Directv and Nividia Shield through my soundbar. I have tried multiple different cables and the problems still happen. I have read about other users having HDMI handshake issues.
Hey there, thanks for your review! I find the fan noise to be loud and there is also a high pitched sound, probably coil whine. It is very loud at first, but then my brain just adapts once the content starts playing - so I'll probably get used to it.

Where is the option to automatically select an HDMI input on boot? Which firmware version do you have? i'm at 1.25, latest from their website (just checked).

I am also noticing that HDR content dims the display and it looks better after increasing the brightness about 20 points, but that messes with SDR content when I switch my receiver to a non HDR source. This seems like an obvious bug with HDR - is anyone else having this or could it possibly be the Shield TV that we both have?

I am also having a lot of trouble with inputs locking onto signals from my devices. I don't have this issue if I turn off HDMI 2.0 mode, but then I lose HDR and 4k/60hz.

Seems like Vava has some work to do on the firmware - but if they fix the HDR and HDMI issues, then this would be an amazing projector. Right now those two issues (and the noise for me) are almost making me regret my purchase.
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...there is also a high pitched sound, probably coil whine. It is very loud at first, but then my brain just adapts once the content starts playing - so I'll probably get used to it.
You are first one to report this in Vava. Is this the whine you are hearing?

In terms of your "brain adapts" it's partly true, I've lived with it for a year, but I still find it annoying every time I turn the projector on.

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You are first one to report this in Vava. Is this the whine you are hearing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86LiviZoQww

In terms of your "brain adapts" it's partly true, I've lived with it for a year, but I still find it annoying every time I turn the projector on.
That's it exactly.
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Hey there, thanks for your review! I find the fan noise to be loud and there is also a high pitched sound, probably coil whine. It is very loud at first, but then my brain just adapts once the content starts playing - so I'll probably get used to it.

Where is the option to automatically select an HDMI input on boot? Which firmware version do you have? i'm at 1.25, latest from their website (just checked).

I am also noticing that HDR content dims the display and it looks better after increasing the brightness about 20 points, but that messes with SDR content when I switch my receiver to a non HDR source. This seems like an obvious bug with HDR - is anyone else having this or could it possibly be the Shield TV that we both have?

I am also having a lot of trouble with inputs locking onto signals from my devices. I don't have this issue if I turn off HDMI 2.0 mode, but then I lose HDR and 4k/60hz.

Seems like Vava has some work to do on the firmware - but if they fix the HDR and HDMI issues, then this would be an amazing projector. Right now those two issues (and the noise for me) are almost making me regret my purchase.
My firmware is version 1.33. so that is probably why you don't see the option to go to to specific HDMI port on start up. As for the brightness dimming that happens when playing HDR content, I just changed the custom video setting to my liking so I switch between that and standard settings when watching SDR content. From what I have been reading the dimming when playing back HDR content is something other projectors do also so they can get that perceived difference between the light and the dark parts of the scene that HDR needs. Not sure if that is true, but just something I read somewhere.
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Looks like 1.32 firmware was posted recently on the Vava support site. I tried to upgrade my firmware via USB but it fails with an error screen after restarting the projector. The online check for new firmware never works either, it just hangs at "connecting...".

Anyone else having issues upgrading their firmware?
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so the new units are shipping with 1.33, but they posted 1.32 on their site? Also don't they have OTA updates? Even Xiaomi has that.

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so the new units are shipping with 1.33, but they posted 1.32 on their site? Also don't they have OTA updates? Even Xiaomi has that.
Yea and I was told by support that they'd be posting 1.4 a couple days ago, then 1.32 showed up and I know a few people are already on 1.33, so it makes no sense. I'm completely unable to upgrade my firmware right now - not manually and not online.
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There is no indication on the Vava that tells you whether it's playing an HDR content or not. But in the adjustment menu, there's an option to turn HDR on or off. On some movies I watch that I know has HDR, if I turn this Vava HDR switch to off, the color becomes very plain compared to when HDR is on.

It's possible that your Roku reports the Vava being HDR incompatible because you didn't have this HDR switch in the Vava turned on. If you did have the HDR switch to ON and Roku still says that the Vava is not HDR compatible, then I don't really know what happens. Did you try to ask Vava support to see what they say about this?
Quick tip on Roku (Ultra at least), the Vava projector and HDR --- Set HDR subsampling to 4.2.0 instead of 4.2.2. For me, 4.2.2 destroyed HDR. It looked like I had turned on all the lights in the room. Took a bit to figure out what was going on. Was strongly considering sending the projector back because the HDR was terrible. Much better using the 4.2.0 setting!
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I don't see this coupon you mentioned. Is it the usual coupon which shows up in the product page as a check box?
The amazon coupon code is LASERTV4. You enter it in the code box in the checkout page. Looks like they bumped it up to $200 off to bring the price down to $2599.
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I don't see this coupon you mentioned. Is it the usual coupon which shows up in the product page as a check box?
The amazon coupon code is LASERTV4. You enter it in the code box in the checkout page. Looks like they bumped it up to $200 off to bring the price down to $2599.
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