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Review: Vivitek Qumi Q5 - Mini Projector Watch

Review: Vivitek Qumi Q5

Review of: Vivitek Qumi Q5
Mini Projector:
Vivitek
Version:
Qumi Q5

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On December 24, 2013
Last modified:September 29, 2014

Summary:

Aimed squarely at the home theatre market, this is a serious little mini projector that will knock your socks off with it's image quality. One of the first real contenders for home theatre projector replacement, the Qumi Q5 is a solid buy for the home entertainment system. Check it out!

After a super bright, colourful and fun projector with a serious side? How about all of that PLUS it fits in your pocket?

Well well well, it seems that we might have a projector for you then. Today we’re going to be taking a serious look at this pint-sized mini projector from Vivitek called the Qumi Q5.

A while back we reviewed the Vivitek Qumi Q2 and were mighty impressed.

So how does the Vivitek Qumi Q5 stack up? Read on to find out.

Vivitek Qumi Q5 Features Overview

Vivitek Qumi Q5 Mini Projector

Immediately one of the coolest things to note about the Vivitek Qumi Q5 is that you can add your own splash of colour to this unit with 5 (!) different colour options to choose from.

You have your standard classic black, navy blue, a really lucious looking red, white for that minimalist look and lastly something with a bit of attitude, a canary yellow.

But it’s not just the colours that made our eyes pop. There’s some pretty good specs on board here too.

The Qumi Q5 has a native resolution of WXGA (1280 x 800), HD 720p. It can also scale up to UXGA (1600 x 1200).

It has a sick contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a brightness rating of up to 500 ANSI lumens. Reports direct from users are that this unit has really great colours and in a light controlled room deep blacks much akin to a projector 4-6x the price.

Video input compatibility includes SDTV(480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p,1080i/p), NTSC/NTSC 4.43, PAL B/G/H/I/M/N 60, SECAM.

Vivitek Qumi Q5 Mini Projector As shown in the picture there are a number of inputs, HDMI, Universal I/O 24-pin, a Type A USB port, and last but not least A/V in.

There’s also an audio out port for headphone enjoyment if you don’t want to use the included 2w speaker (who would?). You could also hook up some powered speakers which would be great for video presentations or movie nights.

Vivitek Qumi Q5 Mini Projector We liked that on their website they have an optimum distance calculator for their projectors including the Qumi Q5. Check it out along with some more specs.

One thing that’s noticeably missing is onboard storage and MicroSD card compatibility which would place this firmly on the road as a business projector. It has all the software and document compatiblities (shown below) so it’s a little puzzling why they left it these two out.

Software compatibility:

  • Microsoft® Office (Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®),
  • Adobe® PDF and Text (.txt)
  • MPEG-4, H.264, Divx™, WMV
  • JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • MP3, WAV

There is an included remote, but most people find that it could use some improvement and isn’t really functional enough.

Vivitek Qumi Q5 Technology Overview

Vivitek Qumi Q5 Mini Projector The Vivitek Qumi Q5 runs on a Texas Instruments DLP super bright LED engine putting out up to 500 ANSI lumens of brightness.

The projection is 16:10 native, but also 4:3 & 16:9 compatible. It has a fixed lense, but there is a cool software feature for doing digital zoom which we thought was a great addition.

Power consumption on this unit is great at 65W (in boost mode) but less than 0.5W when placed in standby. The battery pack is unfortunately not included as standard though which is a shame.

The Vivitek Qumi Q5 is also 3D ready via DLP link and can have wireless capability through an optional WiFi USB dongle.

What’s in the box?

  • Vivitek Qumi Q5
  • Remote Control
  • Carry Case
  • AC Power Adapter
  • 24-pin Universal-In (VGA) Cable
  • HDMI to HDMI Cable
  • Documentation Kit

Optional addons: Battery Dock, Battery Pack, Wi-Fi USB Dongle, 24-Pin VGA Cable (Universal), 3.5mm A/V Cable.

Conclusion

Aimed squarely at the home theatre market, this is a serious little mini projector that will knock your socks off with it's image quality. One of the first real contenders for home theatre projector replacement, the Qumi Q5 is a solid buy for the home entertainment system. Check it out!

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2 responses to “Review: Vivitek Qumi Q5”

  1. This one sounds very interesting.Though I wonder can it work with my samsung galaxy tab 2 p3100, as it does not have HDMI port in it.? Is it possible to connect my Tab 2 with Wifi with Qumi q5..pls suggest, your reply would be appreciable..

    Regards.

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