The Optoma CinemaX P2 is an ultra short throw projector that offers big screen thrills without the need for a big room. My new flat is pretty tight so when placed close to a wall, it can cast a massive image. And the built in speaker is pretty decent too.
The P2 is a great looking piece of kit with a beautiful matte white finish, with grey fabric grill – it doesn’t look like a projector.
Plenty of options for your content, with three HDMI inputs: two to the back, one to the side. There are also two USB ports, an optical digital audio output, Ethernet and a 3.5 mm audio jack output. You can throw anything you have at it!
The P2 plays the role of home entertainment hub. You can stream music from your phone, using the projector as a Bluetooth speaker. The sound is very good indeed.
It’s also smart in the connected sense: the main home screen offers access to a settings menu, input source and small selection of apps.
The supplied remote control is compact, beautifully heavy and largely button-free. It’s so subtly backlit you probably won’t even notice it illuminate. Beautiful.
The overall image brightness is highly enjoyable, and brightness is still pretty good. You’ll be fine watching sports or Pulp Fiction with some level of ambient light, although to really make contrast pop you might want to pull the curtains.
The Optoma CinemaX P2’s bright, sharp images and surprisingly big sound are good enough to make it great value for money – this is a projector capable of delivering king-sized pictures in all but the brightest of rooms.
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