We have tested many budget projectors on our channel Tech Brothers, and you know most of them are good for home theater. However, budget projectors most often do not have smart operating systems, so you need to connect an external device, like a TV Stick, to watch streaming services.
I prefer projectors with smart systems because all you have to do is press the power button, go to the app you want, and watch a movie or show.
I have one of these projectors called GOODEE YG600-Movin. It has a built-in Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube, and you can also install any apps.
By the way, the price of the GOODEE YG600-Movin is $899 on Amazon, but if you join Amazon Prime, it will only cost you $269.
I have a top-of-the-line model GOODEE YG600-Movin, and I will tell you all about it in this article. Let’s start by unboxing.
The front of the box is very bright. Here we can see an image of the projector, as well as Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube and Dolby Audio.
When you open the bag, you will first find the user manual and cleaning kit in the side pocket.
Finally, we can take the projector out of the bag.
You know, the GOODEE YG600-Movin is not very compact, but it has a very nice, rounded shape. The projector reminds me of the Play Station 5, doesn’t it?
Overall, we can see that the manufacturer has paid attention to the design of this projector.
The entire front panel is covered with decorative holes, but they have no functionality because the cooling windows are on the sides.
The air outlet is on the left side. We can also see a speaker here.
The GOODEE YG600-Movin projector has manual focus adjustment and keystone correction. You can use two wheels on the top for that.
By the way, the remote control is very good. We can use it to adjust the focus, as well as quickly go to Netflix, YouTube, and Prime Video.
I really like this projector so far, but let’s turn it on and look at the smart system.
One of the main features of the GOODEE YG600-Movin projector is the smart system. It is not an Android TV, because when I logged into my YouTube account, I saw a Linux device. However, it is very similar to Android.
If you go to My Apps, you will find Bluetooth Mode, E-Manual and App Assistant.
Back on the home screen, I found a menu with new Netflix shows at the top. It looks like the projector is really certified by Netflix.
Now, let’s go to the settings.
First, we have Network and Internet, where we can connect to a Wi-Fi network.
There is also a Bluetooth menu, so you can connect an external speaker to the projector.
If you connect a device to the HDMI port, for example, game console, you will see it in this menu.
In the Picture, we can only change projection mode.
There are also Display and Sound settings on this projector. It’s very convenient to choose video picture mode, because you can see how the image changes.
I also found an App Store or Netrange app on the home page. Let’s see what it is. It seems to be an app with all kinds of content.
GOODEE YG600-Movin projector also supports Screen Mirroring. Let’s see how it works.
First, you need to go to the ScreenCast Assistant from the Home Page.
Now, just take your smartphone, go to Screen Mirroring, and select the Projector. That’s it!
I have already told you that GOODEE YG600-Movin supports Bluetooth, so you can connect an external speaker to the projector.
However, you can also connect a smartphone to the projector, and use it as a Bluetooth speaker.
Now, you can take your smartphone, go to Bluetooth menu, and select the projector.
If you start any music on your cell phone, it will be played on the projector.
You know, the GOODEE YG600-Movin has a built-in dual 5W speaker, so it makes sense to use the projector as a Bluetooth speaker for your smartphone.
Before we move on to the projection quality, I want to measure the fan noise.
I think it is very good for a projector with high brightness and a smart operating system.
When I turned on the GOODEE YG600-Movin projector, I noticed that it had a very nice throw ratio. Of course, it is not an ultra-short throw projector, but it makes a big screen in a short distance.
In general, the projector supports from 40 to 400 inches screen size.
The image is very clear, and there are no blurred corners or edges, unlike other budget projectors.
By the way, the manufacturer claims that the GOODEE YG600-Movin projector uses a 4.5-inch 1080P Screen, while most other projectors come with 2.6-inch or 3.5-inch 1080P screens. It provides higher clarity and brightness.
Talking about the brightness, it is 800 ANSI Lumens. Unfortunately, I can’t verify it now, but the projection is very bright. For example, the new Wonka movie is pretty dark, but we can even make out details in the corners.
In general, the projector allows you to watch any content on it, including movies, TV shows, sports games, nature, etc.
You know, it is not even a problem to play games or watch shows in a room with lights.
Yes, the colors are not as saturated as in total darkness, but you can still see the projection well.
So, the GOODEE YG600-Movin is one of the best projectors I have tested in 2023.
First, I like its design, which reminds me of the PlayStation 5. The rounded shape and the combination of black and white colors are very attractive.
Unlike other budget projectors, it has a very nice remote control with buttons to quickly go to Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube.
The projector doesn’t run on Android TV, and that may be even better because there is a Netrange app with free content.
Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube are already installed, and all you have to do is log into your accounts.
The GOODEE YG600-Movin supports a very big screen size up to 400 inches. I tested the projector at 300 inches and the image quality is just as good as at 80 inches.
Overall, the picture quality of the new GOODEE projector is very decent.
To be honest, I’m a little confused about the price, because it is $899 on Amazon. But if you join Amazon Prime, then you can buy the GOODEE YG600-Movin for $269. For this price, the projector is very good.