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Do you have any US distributors?
Hi, distribution in north american market for our laser projectors is scheduled later this year. For now, we do not have distributors for laser display product in the states.
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Thank you for the video.

I found the colours awful. They are oversaturated. It might be due to the demo, but nature doesn't look like this: Too much blue and too much green. But it is the current trend in demos.
The video is great. Colour choices are definitely personal. As mentioned in the video aerodynamique didnt like the "soap opera" effect as well. The good thing about the B5U though is there is a huge amount of control on the image so you can set it exactly to your needs so you get it to look how you want.
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AERODYNAMICS - Great review on the Chiq B5U as it’s a new product there are not many reviews out there as yet.

If the YOUTUBE VIDEO doesnt work see the UPDATED link

Here is a quick summary (albeit of the longer 17 minute version posted yesterday)
• Overall, pleasantly surprised
• Fengmi 4k was my alternative option before favouring B5U so it didn’t have to be rooted and B5U had the English menus
• B5U has best input lag times for gaming.
• can hit 45 milliseconds on input lag time I tested it got 54.2 milliseconds but maybe due to my delay via DiVo.
• When I'm playing video games I don't really notice any lag at all
• Free from bloatware, maximises memory space, prefer to use my own apps such as Apple TV, Netflix
• but you can add your own as its Android 8 (it does also come with a free Amazon Firestick)

Image Quality
o High level of picture and image control and also frame interpolation which you don't see often on a $2000 projector
o Pictures great
o black levels on this projector are pretty good
o Contrast is much better than any projectors I ever had
o Even with the lights on contrast is still good and still watchable. This was not possible with my previous projectors even on the same screen
• Dolby Vision - As far as I know this is the only projector on the market that can decode Dolby Vision and the colors look normal so it's not a hack.
• I bought this from the USA from a UK retailer
• I believe this is exclusive to this UK retailer for good reason
o The retailer is quick to respond after the sale
o They speak English so you know there's no language barrier
• Beware of customs fees (tax) which cost me $300 if importing
• Ordered the black model not the silver one which online images didn’t look great but the silver one actually looks nice when I actually got it

OUR RESPONSE
It does compare well against all the UST products on the market for the current price point and it’s a very high spec for sure.

With regards to the issues raised on the colour and the customs fees.

Apologies re the colour issue confusion as you are correct that its more of a silver colour than a black colour. This was a change for the higher build quality for the UK product and we have only just been made aware of this and it will be changed to silver on the site now.

Personal Projector Ltd are the UK retailer that will ship worldwide for you. As with any export outside the European Union (EU) the purchase terms require the importer to check with customs prior to shipping if there are any customs charges.

In many cases the items can go through customs unchecked and without further charge. Even if there are customs charges, there should be no customs duties but there could well be VAT or Sales Taxes as well as a handling fee depending on the courier / country its being imported into.

However, its worth noting that you don’t need to pay the 20% vat sales tax when shipping to outside the EU from the UK so that’s a huge saving on the total price.

Also, we can on request change the shipping terms for you on this item and ship Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) so that all costs are taken care of prior to shipping and there are no surprise custom fees. This maybe cheaper than taking the risk of customs charging you at the receiving end and we can give you a quote for DDP prior to shipping as there will be additional costs to pay after the order is placed. Please just email us.


FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPTION B5U Video Review (Original Long Version)
Hey what's up everybody.

Just wanted to do short video of the B5U ultra short throw projector.

It's fairly new model released late 2019 so there's not a lot of info on it online I've not seen a lot of reviews actually so I just wanted to give you a quick overview of the menus and my thoughts on the projector.

So far I've been pleasantly surprised.

I was going to purchase a Fengmi 4K ultra short throw and decided to cancel the order and purchase this instead because I didn't want to have to deal with rooting the O. S. As you can see the [B5U] menus come pre configured in English.

And all of the B5U menus, everything's in English already so you don't have to root anything you don't have to hack anything.

So that that was important to me to get lower input lag times and also English menus but after reading up on it during the research Fengmi just seemed really complicated so that's one of the reasons why I decided to go with B5U instead so what you're seeing right now is the main menu.

This is what you'll see when you booted up for the first time with nothing plugged into inputs.

As you can see its very minimalistic, there's no apps preinstalled there's no apps store.
So if you want to load any apps you have to side load them. It is running android 8.0
So I'm glad that they chose to do it this way because I would I probably wouldn't use the apps if they were pre installed anyway.
I use an apple TV and my PS4 for all my streaming and apps.
So I'm glad that they chose to leave it to save up some resources and memory and free from bloatware and crapware.

There is some crapware or what I would call crapware on the projector like this TV manager. Not sure exactly what it does but it's sort of reminds me of one of those freeware anti virus apps that you would download on your PC. Its got a bunch of tools optimizers.
Not really sure what it does but I want to use it and there's also this memory optimizer every time you hit the OK button on the remote.
I think what it does is it clears up the cache.

So other than that you know the Source is pretty self explanatory you can choose between the different sources.

Media is where you would go if you have files or USB files plugged into the projector.
System upgrade is where you'll go to update the firmware. I'm on the latest version.

Settings - pretty self explanatory it does have an extensive amount of picture controls if you go into the menu and true color you can basically adjust RGB C. M. Y. which is kind of cool.

I noticed a blue tint on all the picture modes but with this level of control I'm positive that it can be calibrated out. I'm not that critical of the viewing it's good to know that.

If I want to dial in or dial out the blue tint then I can do so, there is a sub menu.
Which I believe you can only access when videos playing so the menu has an additional white balance controls for RGB.

And I'm not sure if they're supposed to be used in conjunction with one another or one over the other.

But it's there so I'm confident that between true color settings and the native RGB controls that any sort of tint you see on the projector can be dialled or calibrated in/out.

So there's also frame interpolation which you don't see often on a $2000 projector.

But it's there but I leave it off.

I know a lot of people like the soap opera effect but I leave it off.

There's also a gamma mode. These are the options.

Dynamic or digital noise reduction dynamic dolby. I leave those off for input lag purposes and speaking of input lag….

Just been published by several U. K. retailers that this can hit 45 milliseconds on input lag time I tested it [ ] and got 54.2 milliseconds.

BUT I realize after the fact that I have my DiVo plugged in to my receiver and so the receiver could be adding some additional input lag time and that could be the ten milliseconds difference that I saw.

But when I'm playing video games I don't really notice any lag at all.

And to be honest the projector I had before was a viewsonic PHP XP100 HD.
Which is rated at sixteen milliseconds so a really fast input lag time BUT I don't notice a difference between this projector and that one to be honest.

So maybe if you're a competitive gamer or someone who plays a lot of first person shooters you might notice a difference but for the type of games that I play which are mostly sports games I don't notice a difference at all.

So that's the main thing, everything else I'm not going to go through because it's pretty self explanatory.

There is one thing I want to show here which is the motorized focus, another nice addition for a $2000 projector.

Speaking of which I purchased this from a U. K. online retailer for just under $2000.

And so if you're thinking about purchasing this I just want to give you a heads up.
One thing you should know is that you're going to get hit with a customs invoice.
Yes I was expecting to pay customs fees which is fine. I was just shocked when I got hit with a three hundred dollar bill.

So just give you a heads up if you plan to get this from a U. K. retailer look out for that and also one thing is I believe this B5U model to be a U. K. exclusive for the U. K. market only. I haven't seen this on any of the Chinese ecommerce websites like Ali Baba Ali express JD.com TAbou, all those websites don't carry this model.

I've only seen this on sale through U. K. retailers and that's the reason why I think that this model was made for the UK market which I appreciate for several reasons:

I've been in contact with the retailer I purchased it from several times after the fact and they've been quick to respond.

They speak English so you know there's no language barrier so that's always good. It remains to be seen how warranty work is going to be handled in the event that I need to do it. You know hopefully I won't but it's good to know that they can communicate with us and they will respond quickly.

So there's that one thing I want to show you and really the main purpose of this video.

I'm going to play a couple of video files here.

There are no projectors on the market that's capable of playing Dolby vision.

Or so they say.

What I noticed when I hooked up my apple TV to this for a first time is that apple TV asked whether I wanted to switch to Dolby vision mode.
I thought that was interesting so I clicked yes and everything looked normal nothing looked out of whack.

And every time I play Dolby Vision enabled movie or TV show from Netflix an Dolby Vision icon pops up in the upper left hand corner and so I wanted to verify that what I was seeing was not an anomaly.

So what we're going to do here is I have my NAS drive and it's got some Dolby vision demo files and we're gonna play that and you'll see that It's not just an apple TV thing, its not by accident.

At any time you play any sort of Dolby Vision content it decodes it, reads it, recognizes it so let's play this one.

And you'll notice in the upper left hand corner the Dolby vision local will pop up.

And again everything looks great everything looks normal.

The colors look the way they should as far as I can tell.

Pictures great.

Our black levels on this projector are pretty good.

I wouldn't say they're JVC or Sony level although I've never seen that before with my own eyes but I do have a lot of experience with use of DLP projectors. I had a BenQ W1070 before I've had other BenQs. I can't remember the model number but it's the one that had to RGB color wheel and was rated at 30000:1 as it was a really high output RGB projector. More recently I had a viewsonic VX800 HD and what I can tell you is that the black levels on the B5U aren't noticeably darker than any of those projectors.

Contrast is much better than any of those projectors I ever had but it could be a UST thing.

And this is a snow white screen by the way I purchase from Ali Baba similar to what you would see from X. Y. screens or elite. I'm of the opinion that they're all pretty much the same.

But to start right now I have all the lights off.

But even during the day when the light is coming through the window or if I turn it on when the lights was do that right now.

So we've got the lights on and as you can see.

The contrast quality is still pretty good.

So we got these lights on behind the screen and then I've got another lamp here.

About three feet away from the screen which we can turn on.

And that's going to affect the picture for a little bit more but it's still very watchable.

What I can tell you is that when I had the PX800 with the same screen anytime I turn on this lamp the picture was barely watchable.

And with the B5U it's a little bit brighter and lot more contrast - see.

Even with this light on which is about three feet away its still watchable.

Normally I don't have the lamp on because this is very bright.

So I I leave this back light on whenever I need or some sort of lighting in the room and it doesn't really affect the picture at all. Its very watchable the way it is now.

But let's turn off the lights.

Again the Dolby vision logo you see there.

I'm not sure what is doing. Dolby vision analyzes each frame. It's a sort dynamic tone and it recognizes the format and decodes it.

As far as I know this is the only projector on the market that can decode Dolby Vision and the colors look normal so it's not a hack.

And as a matter of fact let me show you something else.

When you're playing Dolby Vision Files. These are the two picture settings that you get.

You get Dolby vision bright and dark.

So you know that's basically what I wanted to show you.

The build quality of the projectors pretty nice it's got some weight to it and heavy.

One thing is that. I ordered the black model not the silver one.

And I noticed right off the bat before even opening a box that they shipped us the silver one because it says on the label so I was pretty upset but once I got into my hands and looking at it in person it's not bad at all it actually.

Looks nice when you when you look at but online through the pictures the silver one looks like cheap plastic toy but in reality it's pretty nice it's got this kind of luxury look to it.

I would still prefer a black one over it but the silver one looks nice and it was definitely not enough to make me want to return it and ship it back to the UK and pay for shipping all that.

If you have any questions or if you're thinking about purchasing the projector and want to know more about it drop a comment and I'll give you my thoughts.

So until next time I'll see you guys later.
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I made a video of it in action:
https://youtu.be/n1q3zUwamDQ
Hi, thanks for the review, it is great. In below are some comments from us regarding some points you mentioned in the review.

Regarding the TV Manager.

B5U's operation system is a customized Android 8.0 system. There is no pre-installed Apps or App Store.

The TV manager is developed by CHiQ, the purpose of the TV manager to monitor the operation status of any installed Android apps (since the system is an Android based system which means the user can install apps with APK files). We do not recommend customers to install any 3rd party apps on the projector for security and compatibility concerns, however, if the user prefer to install any apps at their own choice, the TV manger is there to monitor the running of those apps to make sure they does not cause any harm to the system performance and stability.

Also, the TV manager leaves space for future firmware update, it is possible that we will need to add extra functions to the projector operation system according to feedbacks from users, in such case, the TV manager can act as the interface for future function enhancement and an extra feature management tool.

For now, if the user did not install any 3rd party apps, they can simply ignore the TV manager.

The memory optimiser is for system cache clean up, again, if there no third party apps installed, it can be ignored.

Regarding the picture controls, there are two color management settings which can be found on the projector. TrueColor (RGBCMY as you mentioned) and the Color Temp setting.

The TrueColor setting can be found at: Settings > Picture > TrueColor. Under TrueColor, you can tune different color space including: Red, blue, green, yellow and purple, it also give you the option to adjust the brightness and skin tone.

The color temperature setting can be accessed when video files are played on the projector by pressing the Menu key and go to Scene Mode > My Mode > Picture > Color Temp. You can adjust three color gains from there including Red gain, green gain and Blue gain.

The TrueColor settings are managing the DLP chips and the Color Temp settings are managing the Mstar media decoding chips. They works in a similar way, but they are different.

Any changes made under the TrueColor settings will be applied to the DLP chips which means the changes will be applied to the projector as an universal adjustment in regardless of the selected display scene mode.

Changes made under the Color Temp settings only applied to the user defined scene mode and only available for access when you are playing a video files due to the fact that it is a setting from the Mstar media decoding chips instead of the underlying DLP chips.

So, basically, you may think them in this way, the TrueColor settings are hardware settings while the Color Temp settings are software adjustment.

Also, TrueColor settings allow you to set value for more detailed color space than color Temp settings.

You can use both settings together according to your preference to achieve the best possible image performance as desired.

Regarding the input lug, B5U has a short input lag thanks for its higher hardware specifications when compared with other competitor products in the current market. For the TV system, B5U use the Mstar 848 quad core chipset which contains 2*A73, 2*A53 processor. For GPU, B5U use the Mali-G51 dual core solution, those specifications are in the high end for projectors in today's market which offers fast signal decoding and processing. In terms of memory, there are 3GB ram with 64GB EMMC storage on board which allow the whole systems runs fast. If you compare B5U with Xiaomi/Fengmi, they are using Amlogic chipset with 4*A53 core, 2GB ram with 16GB storage. All those high end hardware specifications for B5U allow it to outperform its competitor in terms of system performance, the low input-lag is one good example.

Also, when playing video games, the best input lag performance can be achieved by Select Game model from the pre-set scene model. (Press Menu key, go to Scene Model, select Game when the game console is connected).

Regarding the brightness, at Changhong, we never overstated the product specifications including the brightness. B5U has a rated brightness of 1900 lumens. From what we tested and the feedbacks we have from other customers, B5U is actually brighter than some of other competitor models who claimed a much higher brightness.

Regarding Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision is a HDR format from Dolby which offers better colour and contrast. When a signal with embedded Dolby Vision metadata is detected by the projector, the projector will automatically decoding the signal and present the signal on screen as they intended to be. However, please be advised that because projectors are displaying images by reflecting the light, though our projector can decoding Dolby Vision, the actual result may not be as good as what you can get from an OLED TV which is actively emitting light.

Again, thanks for the review, we hope you enjoy the projector.
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Regarding Dolby Vision Option (Bright/Dark)

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I made a video of it in action:
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Further to the last post, regarding the Dolby Vision options which is available when a signal with embedded Dolby Vision metadata is detected by the projector, the projector will automatically decoding the signal and present the signal on screen as they intended to be.

The Dolby Vision Bright and Dolby Vision Dark options are there to allow user to adjust the gamma of the picture to optimise the viewing experience. The Dolby Vision Bright mode will adjust the gamma to increase the screen brightness and the Dolby Vision Dark will reduce the brightness to enhance picture contrast. You can choose either mode according to your own preference.
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I found the colours awful. They are oversaturated. It might be due to the demo, but nature doesn't look like this: Too much blue and too much green. But it is the current trend in demos.
It’s the demo. When I said in the video that it looked “normal”, I meant that it was true to the source as that clip looks the same on every display I have.
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Hi, thanks for the review, it is great. In below are some comments from us regarding some points you mentioned in the review.

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The TrueColor setting can be found at: Settings > Picture > TrueColor. Under TrueColor, you can tune different color space including: Red, blue, green, yellow and purple, it also give you the option to adjust the brightness and skin tone.
The TrueColor settings are managing the DLP chips and the Color Temp settings are managing the Mstar media decoding chips. They works in a similar way, but they are different.
Any changes made under the TrueColor settings will be applied to the DLP chips which means the changes will be applied to the projector as an universal adjustment in regardless of the selected display scene mode.


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Regarding the input lug, B5U has a short input lag thanks for its higher hardware specifications when compared with other competitor products in the current market. For the TV system, B5U use the Mstar 848 quad core chipset which contains 2*A73, 2*A53 processor. For GPU, B5U use the Mali-G51 dual core solution, those specifications are in the high end for projectors in today's market which offers fast signal decoding and processing. In terms of memory, there are 3GB ram with 64GB EMMC storage on board which allow the whole systems runs fast. If you compare B5U with Xiaomi/Fengmi, they are using Amlogic chipset with 4*A53 core, 2GB ram with 16GB storage. All those high end hardware specifications for B5U allow it to outperform its competitor in terms of system performance, the low input-lag is one good example.

SNIP

Again, thanks for the review, we hope you enjoy the projector.


Wow awesome info @CHiQLASER !...thanks for the explanation on the input lag and differences between Chiq and your competitors Xiaomi/Fengmi/A300. I realize you're their competition, but seems legit. Most, including Spocky who wrote the Mijia tools used with rooted Xiaomi/Fengmi/A300, seemed to explain the improvement came by disabling the noise reduction and deinterlacing, but even then not all units tested with a lower input lag even with root and noise reduction and deinterlacing disabled, even though this lowered the amount processed--go figure.

As far as the TrueColor is concerned it sound like Chiq is using the tools from TI to work with the DLP chip better than most. I've tried to research what's available to developers, but haven't gotten as far as downloading the developer software to check out the options available. Can you confirm what happens in 3D mode: Does the Chiq B5U disable XPR for 3D? It appears that on the Fengmi it doesn't disable XPR and can receive a 4K3D SBS signal, but I haven't been able to confirm it 100% though there is a lot of supporting data. See https://www.avsforum.com/forum/194-3...d-phoenix.html
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Interesting about the DLP chip. What are the differences? I don't see any light border at all, even with my nose to the screen, so that could be a feature of this revised chip. As far as refresh rates, my GPU (RTX2060) only goes as high as 60hz at any resolution. The 240hz claim sounds like a marketing number much like what TV manufacturers do.

My theory on the lower input lag is that the OS is stripped down and the menus were converted to English (due to poor translation in some menu items), almost like it's been rooted from the factory.

The 1080p240hz is legit. ( EDIT: The Optoma UHD50X has the DLP471TE but both support 1080p240 per features list) There has always been speculation that if XPR can do 4K at 60hz by displaying a different pixel clockwise at 240 cycles why not 1080 at the same clip!? Guess they have finally figured it out and made the tool available for developers. @CHiQLASER any comment on the highest refresh rate the B5U can output? @aerodynamics usually the EDID on your display will limit what your card will output. Are you maxing at 60hz when connected directly to your B5U? If so it sounds like that's the EDID telling your B5U what it can do. It's always possible to edit the EDID on the projector or via the INF on your PC, but not suggested unless you know what you're doing and can accept the consequences.
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Wow awesome info @CHiQLASER !...thanks for the explanation on the input lag and differences between Chiq and your competitors Xiaomi/Fengmi/A300. I realize you're their competition, but seems legit. Most, including Spocky who wrote the Mijia tools used with rooted Xiaomi/Fengmi/A300, seemed to explain the improvement came by disabling the noise reduction and deinterlacing, but even then not all units tested with a lower input lag even with root and noise reduction and deinterlacing disabled, even though this lowered the amount processed--go figure.

As far as the TrueColor is concerned it sound like Chiq is using the tools from TI to work with the DLP chip better than most. I've tried to research what's available to developers, but haven't gotten as far as downloading the developer software to check out the options available. Can you confirm what happens in 3D mode: Does the Chiq B5U disable XPR for 3D? It appears that on the Fengmi it doesn't disable XPR and can receive a 4K3D SBS signal, but I haven't been able to confirm it 100% though there is a lot of supporting data. See https://www.avsforum.com/forum/194-3...d-phoenix.html
Hi, thanks for the comments. I am afraid that there are not much more technical and product engineering details I can share, thanks for your kind understanding. Regarding 3D, what I can tell is that Changhong has withdrawn 3D support for all TV/Projector products since 2018 along with other major brands in the market including Samsgun, SONY, LG etc. due to the limited media source and poor viewing experience.
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The 1080p240hz is legit. ( EDIT: The Optoma UHD50X has the DLP471TE but both support 1080p240 per features list) There has always been speculation that if XPR can do 4K at 60hz by displaying a different pixel clockwise at 240 cycles why not 1080 at the same clip!? Guess they have finally figured it out and made the tool available for developers. @CHiQLASER any comment on the highest refresh rate the B5U can output? @aerodynamics usually the EDID on your display will limit what your card will output. Are you maxing at 60hz when connected directly to your B5U? If so it sounds like that's the EDID telling your B5U what it can do. It's always possible to edit the EDID on the projector or via the INF on your PC, but not suggested unless you know what you're doing and can accept the consequences.
Hi, the B5U uses the TI DLP470TP 0.47'' 4K UHD DMD chip (TI P/N DLP-S316). This DMD chip supports 4K UHD at 60 Hz and full HD at 240 Hz.

However, please be advised that in order to avoid image blur caused by the colour wheel, as recommended by Mstar (the TV chip-set supplier), the projector's refresh rate is locked at 60Hz.
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For those who think Changhong is some no-name brand, it's definitely not--there is no need to state whether they are "legit" or not. I have had a TV from them from at least 7 years back (sitting in my house in Asia), and they are a household brand is many South Asian countries. Do your research, Google is your friend.

I know it's a strange name for the West but then again, you guys know what LG stands for, right?

(Hint: It's Lucky Goldstar)
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@CHiQLASER any chances of a normal throw 4K laser projector with lens shift being released from you guys?
Hi, thanks for asking. Currently, we are concentrating on UST projectors as they offer the best solution to replace TV in home cinema systems. Normal throw projector is not part of our plan for the near future.
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3D

Anyone have any thoughts on the 3D performance on this unit, also does the MEMC motion interpolation work in 3d?

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I know that aesthetic is secondary to the performance of the projector, but can you confirm that the only color scheme for the chassis is the "cheap" metallic gray seen on YouTube video review? The black one with gold accent used in the marketing material seems definitely way more aesthetically pleasant.
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CHiQ B5U 3D Support

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Anyone have any thoughts on the 3D performance on this unit, also does the MEMC motion interpolation work in 3d?

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Hi, regarding 3D, Changhong has withdrawn 3D support for all TV/Projector products since 2018, 3D is NOT supported on B5U.

Actually, most of the other TV manufactures including Samsung, SONY, LG etc. have discontinued 3D support since 2017 due to the limited media source and poor viewing experience. Broadcasting services like BBC has stopped 3D broadcasting years ago as well, the industry is now focusing on 4K and HDR, we could not see a clear future for 3D in home cinemas.

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B5U Chassis Colour - Silver Grey Only

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I know that aesthetic is secondary to the performance of the projector, but can you confirm that the only color scheme for the chassis is the "cheap" metallic gray seen on YouTube video review? The black one with gold accent used in the marketing material seems definitely way more aesthetically pleasant.
Hi, Silver Grey is the only available colour for B5U, the feedback we have from our customer so far regarding the colour is positive, thanks.
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One important thing I didn’t address in the video is fan noise. It is relatively quiet in the brightest laser mode. It’s lower pitched rather than a high whirl. The noise level doesn’t appear to change in low light mode. There is no coil whine as well.

Re: color, see the attached photo for a real world representation of the casing. It’s really much better than it looks in the marketing photos.
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Can this Projector project on 125 Inch Screen.
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One important thing I didn’t address in the video is fan noise. It is relatively quiet in the brightest laser mode. It’s lower pitched rather than a high whirl. The noise level doesn’t appear to change in low light mode. There is no coil whine as well.

Re: color, see the attached photo for a real world representation of the casing. It’s really much better than it looks in the marketing photos.
Are you able to measure the contrast ratio or asses the black level?

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Can this Projector project on 125 Inch Screen.
Hi, the B5U (throw ratio 0.21:1) can projects 125'' screen from the distance of around 31cm away from the screen. If you are using the projector at a bright room or watching it in the day time in most of the case, we will recommend the CHiQ A5U which offers higher lumens (2500 lumens vs. 1900 lumens of B5U).
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Hi, thanks for the comments. I am afraid that there are not much more technical and product engineering details I can share, thanks for your kind understanding. Regarding 3D, what I can tell is that Changhong has withdrawn 3D support for all TV/Projector products since 2018 along with other major brands in the market including Samsgun, SONY, LG etc. due to the limited media source and poor viewing experience.
That's a real shame that ChiQ is not supporting 3D since your competitors support it: Xiaomi and Optoma in a UST. I take back what I said about being the one to beat; projectors have a big enough image to really show off the format and DLP supports in out of the box...you just have to turn the option on right? Seems like a missed opportunity. Most of the tent pole movies still have 3D and there is 13+ years of 3D movies and no end in sight despite the focus on 4K HDR. This is true even in the US where it is not as popular compared with the world wide audience.

I have an excellent 3D viewing experience with my Fengmi so it can't be the reason. So any 3D fans will have to not choose a ChiQ and chose your competitor like the Fengmi/Mijia/A300 or Optoma P1. That's too bad because you seem to have a nice product (in the B5U) otherwise.
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Hi, the B5U uses the TI DLP470TP 0.47'' 4K UHD DMD chip (TI P/N DLP-S316). This DMD chip supports 4K UHD at 60 Hz and full HD at 240 Hz.

However, please be advised that in order to avoid image blur caused by the colour wheel, as recommended by Mstar (the TV chip-set supplier), the projector's refresh rate is locked at 60Hz.
Thanks for the explanation on the limitation of refresh rate. Mstar makes the MEMC chip right? Maybe that explains why there is no 3D from a technical standpoint.

EDIT: looks like the Xgimi Lune uses the Mstar chipset Mstar6A838, but maybe not the MEMC chip??? it supports 3D so it's looking like 3D could be supported with a firmware update if Chiq would just change course and support it for those that want 3D.

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Looks like the review is coming soon:
https://www.passionhomecinema.fr/blo...e-ultracourte/

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Here are some useful links for the CHiQ B5U Projector:

Manual: B5U Manual 20811045279 JUN0.018.2614v1.0.pdf

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83.1.2 Screen Size and Installation Distance
page 8 there is a list of screen sizes from 80" to 110".




It would be nice to add 120" screen too since it is pretty popular.
And since you guys are selling internationally, why not include the corresponding inches/meter distance for the measurements?
It would be much appreciated.

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Hi guys,
in the manual section labelled page 8 there is a list of screen sizes from 80" to 110".
It would be nice to add 120" screen too since it is pretty popular.
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I really would like to see the 'real' sizes. It is quite irritating to read this on the official specs page 'Display Size: 100" (80-150" adjustable)' ... why so focused on that particular one size? I also have a 120" screen on the way and will possibly next week get the projectore. Oh yes, I agree as its sold in Europe ... size in m or cm would be appreciated
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Hi, the B5U (throw ratio 0.21:1) can projects 125'' screen from the distance of around 31cm away from the screen. If you are using the projector at a bright room or watching it in the day time in most of the case, we will recommend the CHiQ A5U which offers higher lumens (2500 lumens vs. 1900 lumens of B5U).
The A5U has however a very specific design ... appart from the round shape, I feel that the white color might distract way too much.
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Got my unit today Is there any way to set the electric focus back to default after changing it?
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Outside of resetting the entire projector to factory defaults, I don't see a way to do it. And even then I'm not sure if the focus is affected.

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I tried doing a factory reset, the electric focus didn't change back..
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