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BlitzWolf BW-VP9 test - native 1080p projector with Android

by 17. March 2021

Best home cinema experience thanks to native full HD resolution, 6500 lumens light output and Android TV user interface for just € 200.

The BlitzWolf BW-VP9 projector from the private label range of the online retailer Banggood promises all of this. But how do you say so beautifully? Haughtiness comes before the event!?

Overview
Manufacturer/Model

BlitzWolf

Product

BlitzWolf BW-VP9

Specifications

General
Type: LCD
Light source: LED (140W)
Brightness: 6500 Lumens
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Aspect ratio: 16: 9/4: 3
Projection size: 1,35 m ~ 5,08 m (50 "- 200")
Projection distance: 1.8 m - 5 m
Projection Ratio: 1.53: 1
Contrast: 2.000: 1

Focus: Manual
Zoom: Digital
Keystone correction: 4D digital ± 50 °

Connections
2x HDMI
2x USB
1x AV
1x headphones
1x Ethernet

Surface
OS: Android 9
CPU: Amlogic S905X2
GPU: Mali G31
RAM: 2GB DDR3
ROM: 16GB eMMC

streaming
Widevine: L3
Netflix: Yes, SD only
Prime Video: Yes, SD only
Disney +: No.

other
Lamp life: 40.000 hours
Noise level: ~ 45 dBA
Speaker: 2x 5W

HDMI ARC: No.
HDMI CEC: No.
WiFi: 2.4 / 5 GHz
Bluetooth: 4.0
3D: No.

Power consumption: 140W
Size: 300 225 x x 130 mm
Weight: 2.8 kg

Test: BlitzWolf BW-VP9

For a long time, well-known manufacturers had the home theater segment fully under control. Strictly speaking, this is still the case, but in recent years many small manufacturers have tried their hand at everything Far Eastto prove in this market.

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Cheap projector literally flood the market and promise a lot, but with real home cinema they have very little to do with. One would like to address predominantly price-conscious buyerswho want to conjure up a good quality picture on the wall in just a few steps.

Notice: The following review of the BlitzWolf BW-VP9 is structured somewhat differently than the previously published projector test reports. The test is adapted to the target group, which is why measured values ​​for brightness and color accuracy play less of a role.

Design, workmanship and delivery

With case dimensions of 300 x 225 x 130 mm Although the BlitzWolf BW-VP9 is not a mini-projector, it is still one of the more compact modelsthat can be used very well on the go.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 front side

The front of the BlitzWolf BW-VP9.

The design is largely unspectacular. The front of the rectangular plastic case is adorned with Lens with manual focus wheel, the BlitzWolf logo and a color-contrasting design element that hides a front-facing IR receiver. The two 5 Watt speaker BlitzWolf placed them on the sides of the projector.

All connection options are on the back. There we would have two HDMI sockets with an unspecified HDMI standard, two USB socketsthat are used to supply power to peripherals or for data transmission, an AV socket, a 3.5 mm jack socket and an RJ45 socket. Power is supplied via a conventional IEC cable with a C13 plug. Next to it is a power button with another IR receiver and a power LED.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 connectors

All connection options are on the back.

There is a on the top in the rear part of the housing easily accessible control panel. To compensate for unevenness, the underside is with four height-adjustable feet Mistake. If you unscrew the feet, an adapter plate can optionally be fitted over the thread. In the front part there is a center Quick release adjustment foot, via which the projection angle or the image height can be changed.

What the ventilation is concerned, air is sucked in via the rear of the housing. A filter prevents dirt and dust from getting into the projector. The air outlet is on the side next to one of the speakers.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 bottom

The underside of the BlitzWolf BW-VP9 projector.

The quality of workmanship is not objectionable. The focus wheel rotates reliably and without play, the quick-release adjustment foot can be precisely locked and the rest of the price of 200 € does justice.

The What's in the box contains one in addition to the projector Remote control (IR and Bluetooth), one Lens protective cap, AV cable, HDMI cable and an IEC cable. A quick start guide and a multilingual operating manual are also included.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 scope of delivery

An overview of the scope of delivery of the BlitzWolf BW-VP9.

Technical data for projection

The BlitzWolf BW-VP9 is an LCD projector with LED light source. native resolution of the projector reaches high resolution 1920 1080 x pixels. Das aspect ratio is optional between 16: 9 and 4: 3 changeable.

BlitzWolf provides the luminous flux 6500 lumens at. This value alone does not say how much light the projector actually throws onto the projection surface or how bright the projected image will be. It only indicates the luminous flux that the light source emits.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 top

In addition to the remote control, the projector can also be controlled via the control panel on the top.

The specification in ANSI lumensthat follows a measuring process and indicates what arrives on the projection surface. However, this value should also be used with caution, as it is usually determined under ideal conditions that are hardly achievable. BlitzWolf does not give a value in ANSI lumens in the case of the BW-VP9. The Lifespan of the LED is approx. 40.000h.

The Throw ratio of the BlitzWolf BW-VP9 is included 1.53:1. Which distance to the projection surface is required for which image width, results from "Image width * projection ratio". To get an approx. 2 m wide (90 in.) Picture to generate, you would have to use the projector in 3 m distance put up.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 side view (1)

The 5 watt speakers are located on the left and right.

The Fokus is set manually using the focus wheel. An autofocus is also not to be expected in this price range. Same goes for that Correction of Keystone (Keystone Correction) in the human body and facts about the Zoomboth of which are purely digital.

Features and user interface

As soon as we switch on the BlitzWolf BW-VP9, we are greeted by one Android 9 user interface welcomed, which is very similar to Android TV. Still, it is not a full-fledged Android TV. Features like Google Cast (Chromecast) or the Google Assistant voice assistant do not work.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 Android TV

Looks like Android TV, but doesn't have all of the features.

The hardware on which the Android OS runs is comparable to that of a TV box / streaming stick. The system makes one Amlogic S905X2 SoC with a quad-core Cortex-A55 CPU and a Mali G31 GPU. To stand 2GB DDR3 RAM and 16GB eMMC data storage to the side. Wireless data transfers are made possible by WiFi (2.4 / 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0 allows.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 Android TV Apps

Useful apps are already preinstalled on the device.

The user interface is pleasantly fluid to use. Over the already installed Google Play Store additional apps and games can be downloaded. The free and cross-platform media player software "Kodi" is also pre-installed on the device and benefits from the performance of the S905X2. The BlitzWolf BW-VP9 can handle different video formats and media containers. Even high-resolution 4K titles run smoothly on it.

When it comes to streaming, there are a few things to consider. The BlitzWolf BW-VP9 is not a certified Android TV device and only supports Widevine L3. A Netflix, Prime Video or Disney + However, being able to stream in high resolution will Widevine L1 needed. This means that playback is open with many streaming providers SD quality (480p) limited or not working at all.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 DRM Widevine (1)

The BlitzWolf BW-VP9 only supports Widevine L3 DRM

Of course, this only applies to the integrated Android. One locks in certified playback device (e.g. Chomecast, NVIDIA Shield TV or Fire TV Stick) via HDMI on, there is no restriction.

Data transfers via WLAN are fast, provided the projector is not too far away from the transmitter. However, if things get stuck, the LAN connection is a good alternative. It is also possible to play content from a hard drive or a USB stick.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 Keystone Correction

The keystone correction of the projector.

On the other hand, it looks a bit poor in the image settings. The OSD is integrated directly into the Android user interface. Settings for zoom, keystone correction and projection mode are available. Settings for picture and sound quality are available only in HDMI mode to select. The following image quality settings are possible.

  • Picture mode: Standard, Vivid, Soft, Sport, Movie, Monitor, Game and User
  • Color temperature: Standard, warm and cold
  • Advanced settings: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness
  • DNR: Off, Low, Medium, High and Auto
  • Aspect ratio: Auto, 4: 3, panorama and fullscreen
  • HDMI Color Range: Auto, full and limit
BlitzWolf BW-VP9 Projection Mode

Four projection modes are available.

Auch was die Audio output Regarding the two 5 watt speakers, there are more setting options in HDMI mode. The following can be set:

  • Sound mode: Standard, Music, News, Movie, Game and User
  • Treblebass: Treble and Bass
  • AGC: Max Level (dB), Attrack Time (ms), Release Time (ms)
  • Virtual sound: On / off
  • Sound output device: Speaker
BlitzWolf BW-VP9 digital zoom

Digital zooming directly from the remote control.

Unfortunately, there is no RGB controller or advanced color settings. Likewise, playback of 3D and HDR content is not supported.

picture quality

For the test of the picture quality we have a 75 inch picture projected onto the smooth wall. The picture can still be recognized to some extent in bright ambient light. But there is no joy, which is why the BlitzWolf BW-VP9 not recommended for daylight projections .

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 projector daylight

Projection in a bright room.

In contrast, the display is acceptable in a slightly darkened room and even quite good in a dark room. Measured against the price of the projector, the light source actually achieves a decent brightness, which is suitable for 100 - 120 inch projections. In a completely darkened room, of course!

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 projector darkened room

Projection in a slightly darkened room.

Colors the BW-VP9 is particularly good lively with a touch of oversaturation. In HDMI mode, however, the color profiles and the advanced settings allow a certain amount of leeway for adjustment. The projector copes well with high-contrast scenes.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 projector dark room

Projection in the dark room.

The Pixel grid is pleasantly small due to the native 1080p resolution. The definition is crisp and doesn't seem to drop off too much towards the edges. Small text up to 16 pt. Is projected legibly. The brightness is evenly distributed over the image surface.

sound Quality

A clear advantage of the BlitzWolf BW-VP9 even compared to much more expensive projectors is the built-in speaker system. Rich bass and filigree highs are not to be expected, but they are The sound and volume are comparable to a good Bluetooth speaker.

BlitzWolf BW-VP9 side view (2)

Side view with air outlet and loudspeaker.

The high volume is also needed because with approx. 48 dB turn the fan of the projector disproportionately loud, which extremely disturbs the enjoyment of the film. BlitzWolf should have installed quieter fans here. It is possible to replace the fans at a later date. Because there are conventional PC fans installed.

Gaming suitability

Let us briefly come to the gaming suitability of the BlitzWolf BW-VP6. The projector is quite suitable for gaming on the big screen with the Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo console.

The maximal refresh rate is 60 Hz. A minor one Input lag (Entry delay) is present, but does not spoil the fun.

Price Comparison

Price history

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Final Words

rating
Positive

Native 1080p resolution
Good image brightness
Image sharpness to the edges
Zoom and keystone correction (even if only digital)
WiFi and Bluetooth
Powerful speaker
Integrated Android OS

Negative

Advanced picture settings only in HDMI mode
No RGB correction
High operating volume
Voice assistant without function
Widevine L3 only (Netflix, Prime in 480p)

First impression
7.5
application
8.0
Design
7.5
Features
8.0
usability
8.5
Home theater capability
7.0
5.3
Gaming suitability
7.5
10
picture quality
7.5
Loudspeakers
8.0
Operation Volume
3.5
Summary

The BlitzWolf BW-VP9 is certainly not a projector for discerning home theater enthusiasts, but rather a gadget. Nevertheless, the projector, which costs around € 200, has its right to exist. It is particularly suitable for spontaneous film and football evenings, to present the holiday photos to the grandparents or to play Mario Kart in front of the big screen.

With its native 1080p resolution, the BlitzWolf BW-VP9 achieves high image sharpness right up to the edges of the image. The image brightness is acceptable, but not enough for attractive projections in bright ambient light.

The integrated Android OS makes the projector particularly user-friendly and enables you to stream content in no time at all. Still, you have to be careful when it comes to streaming. Due to the lack of Widevine L1 support, streaming providers such as Netflix or Prime Video are only supported with a reduced 480p resolution. Local content that is stored on the NAS, for example, can, however, be transferred without any problems.

The two 5 watt speakers deliver a comparatively good sound with a high volume. This is also necessary because the BW-VP9 is extremely loud during operation.

7.3
Our rating
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