Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K | Full Review & Your Questions Answered
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Love my Cosmos Laser 4K. It quite bright and detailed. No need to buy a smart TV. This checks all the boxes, plus the use case are many, since I will also use it to project art to create murals. Hands down the best purchase I’ve made to date. My only concern is what is the aftermarket support for Nebula devices, repairs etc.
Been using it for about 10 days now. I'm a 3rd time Nebula owner. Started with the Capsule, then upgraded to the Capsule Max, now an owner of the Cosmos Laser 4K. Nebula does a great job with customer service when you run into issues, and the products are well made. We use projectors to stream on our roof deck all summer and fall long, so we put on about 400-500 hours a year. With the Capsule products, you had to wait until dark to get a good image, and dark images (Stranger Things, for example) were always tough to see even well after sunset. Not so with the Cosmos Laser 4K. We can start watching about an hour before sunset (which is ideal for kids movie night), and the imagery is crisp and clear. Can you use this in broad daylight? No. Dusk? Yes. Dark? Absolutely.
The AndroidTV is also an excellent upgrade to the operating system. (Only major app the google play store is missing is the Xfinity Beta. All the other major ones are there). I've always used a Roku stick in the past, which is still an option. But, now, I can simply put the projector on the table, plug it in, and go with the onboard apps. Setup is less than 20 seconds. We connect a bluetooth speaker (it's not intuitive to figure out how - go to "Remotes and Accessories", then add), which is ideal for our setup. The speakers onboard are good, but we strongly prefer adding our own speaker. You can also add your bluetooth headphones if you're in a shared outdoor space, like a common roof or backyard.
Definitely follow the guidance in the other reviews about updating the firmware and software of the onboard streamer before starting to fiddle around. Have a good wifi connection when doing so, or it will consume your first night after the unboxing. Also update your remote. Mine updated pretty easily after updating the other components. I do wish there was an option to backlight the remote. You can use the Nebula app in the dark, which does work well. But I like the tactile ease of the remote, and the one feature that would be nice is backlighting.
Ports are one HDMI, one USB. also an Audio Out Headphone jack. You can power your low voltage items (Ex: Streaming stick) via that USB, so that's a nice feature if you prefer to use your stick as you can leave it plugged in and not have to worry about powering it separately.
For us, the investment is worth it, because it gets heavy use. If this were a novelty use, the Capsule would be good enough. But because it's a 150+ night item at our house, we really value the performance here.
Great picture quality even with daylight. Do not have anything to compare with.
Bad software but the quality is great
Great quality portable projector for the price. Wish it was a little easier to switch between AV receiver and bluetooth headphone. Would buy again. Much better than the samsung freestyle