Review: iCODIS G6 Video Projector
The iCODIS G6 Video Projector is just one of a seemingly endless variety of such low cost devices. While most budget projectors struggle with resolution and overall brightness, the G6, as a clear point of differentiation, doesn’t. You get a WXGA (5:3) resolution of 1280×768 at a bright 3200 lumens and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. Projected size is anywhere from 60 – 120 inches diagonal, so it doesn’t skimp in that area either.
In the box you get the projector itself, a Quick Start Guide, HDMI cable, stereo composite cable adapter, VGA cable, power cable, and remote control. You’ll need to supply two AAA batteries for the remote.
The G6 unit itself is feature-packed. You get headphone, AV (stereo composite), USB (x2), HDMI (x2), and VGA ports, as well as all the expected menu, picture, and keystone correction controls. The LED light source is rated to last 30,000 hours, which is about 1,250 full days of usage, or over 3 years of 24/7 viewing.
While the speaker is satisfactory, it’s not something to blast, which is pretty much true of any projector. If you need more oomph from the speakers, take advantage of the 3.5mm audio output jack.
The quick video that follows shows me using the projector with a Steam Link running at 1080p/60 in a non-darkened room, projecting on the ceiling.
As you can hopefully tell from the images and video, this projector more than gets the job done. At well under $200, it also won’t break the bank.
– Bright image
– Good picture quality
– Great price
– A bit bulky
– Batteries not included for remote
– Included instructions are not in English
Despite the low price, the iCODIS G6 projector makes few sacrifices. It’s worth the investment.
Thanks to iCODIS for the review unit.