JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Is this projector GOOD for home theater?

Today we are testing Full HD projector – JIMTAB M18. It has 4500 lumens brightness, 300-inch projection size, Dolby audio, and many connectors.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

The price on Amazon is about $220. I will leave the link to buy a projector in the description under the article.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

$229.99
$299.99
Amazon.com
C $315.99
Amazon.ca
€209.99
Amazon.co.uk

Unboxing

This is the box of the JIMTAB M18 projector. We can see how the projector looks like.

Also, there is a model name and an LED portable projector inscription on the front.

Actually, the projector is not portable. In my opinion, the portable projector should have a built-in battery, but JIMTAB M18 doesn’t have it.

On the back, you can read specifications and main features.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

When you open the box, you get another cardboard box with accessories. Let’s take a look at them. There is the HDMI cable, power cable, AV cable, remote control, and user manual. Nice.

Of course, there is a projector in the box. It is well packed, so it will not be damaged during delivery.

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Design

Now, let’s talk about the design of JIMTAB M18. The projector comes in a single color option – dark star.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

Visually, it is divided into two parts. On the left, we can see a glossy plastic that looks like wood. The right part is also made of plastic, but it is matte.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

There is a control panel on the right side, such as up/down, left/right, OK, play, source, menu, and power.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

At the top, there is a focus ring and keystone adjustment.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

The ports and connectors are located on the back and left side. There is a VGA port, IR sensor for remote control, two USB ports, and two HDMI ports on the back.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

On the left, we can see the memory card slot, AV, and 3.5 mm audio jack.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

By the way, the second IR sensor for remote control is located on the front.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

In this picture, you can see the internal structure of the projector. So, the air comes in from the left side and goes out from the right side. This system provides good cooling. By the way, the manufacturer promises maximum noise level 50db, but we will check it later.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

Also, I want to show you remote control. It is made of black plastic with white buttons. There is a power button, mute, play/pause, source, menu, OK, rewind, and back.

The remote control is powered by two AA batteries.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

I think that’s all about design. Now let’s go to the Amazon product page and look at the main features of the JIMTAB M18 projector.

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Features

As I already said, the main feature of this projector is Full HD native resolution. However, it supports up to 4K video playback.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

The brightness is 4500 Lumens. That’s very good.

The contrast is 5000:1. The maximum projection size is 300 inches, while the minimum is 50 inches.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

JIMTAB M18 is a long throw projector, so you have to place it at a distance from 1.7 to 9.2 meters from the wall.

Also, the projector is equipped with a 5W speaker.

JIMTAB M18 doesn’t have its own operating system, so you have to connect an external device, for example, USB flash drive, microSD memory card, smartphone, laptop, game console, and others.

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User Interface

The user interface without a connected device is quite standard. There are four sections: movie, music, photo, and text.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

The settings menu is also the same as on other projectors I have tested before.

You can change the picture mode, color temperature, aspect ratio, noise reduction, projection distance, reduce the display size. There are also audio settings, time, and other options, such as language, software updates.

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Noise and Volume Level

Before watching videos, I want to check the noise and volume level. As you can see, the maximum noise level near the projector is 45 dB.

The volume at 50% is 68 dB, and 75 dB at 100% volume.

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Video

Now I will play some videos in total darkness and light room. Write in the comments below whether you like the projection quality or not. I will tell you my opinion later.

By the way, I have a special reflective projector screen. You can buy the same on Aliexpress for only $20. I will leave the link in the description under the article.

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Conclusion

As you can see, JIMTAB M18 has a really good projection quality. The image is bright and contrast. The focus is also good. You can use the projector even in light room, for example, presentations.

I like that projector has many ports and connectors, so you can connect any device, such as game console, laptop, smartphone, etc.

JIMTAB M18 REVIEW: Should You Buy This Projector In 2020?

JIMTAB M18 is a really good projector for the price of only $220.

$229.99
$299.99
Amazon.com
C $315.99
Amazon.ca
€209.99
Amazon.co.uk
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