Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K | Full Review & Your Questions Answered
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This projector does look nice and have decent built in sound but I’ve only been able to use it a few times. After about a month it developed an issue where the picture freezes. This happened with increasing frequency until the projector was unusable. Complete waste of money.
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.
My first projector so have little to compare to but watching beautiful, bright 4k images on a bezel less 110inch screen is incredible. I got this on kickstarter and am very happy with it. However, since it is a new product there are still some software issues, mainly with the remote, that need to be resolved. Eg. I set the remote to control the volume on the unit but it always seems to switch to the soundbar. A little annoying but not enough to not recommend this. At full price though, it is a lot of money for the privilege.
If you are wondering what more a laser projector could bring to the experience of watching TV and films other than the obvious adjustable picture size, all you need to do is watch any Star Wars film that way and the answer becomes obvious. Normal TVs cannot match the way that the lightsaber and laser effects pop out of the screen at you!
The projector unit is not too heavy and it has a solid carry handle, which makes it very portable. If you have wireless internet then all you need to do is move it to somewhere within range and plug it into a power socket. I have a Disney Plus subscription, so I watched the last episode of the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series on it, with the projector providing the sound, and it just lifted the whole experience up so much.
Setting up the projector to your settings and passwords is a one-time thing, so no repeat setup is needed. A software update is needed the first time you ever switch on, and you will occasionally be prompted over time for further downloads to keep the unit or the remote control updated. The system uses Google Android as its base, so once you log in there are a whole range of options available to you, such as YouTube or paid subscription services such as Netflix.
Setting the brightness or volume is easy – you can do it from the top of the unit or by using the included remote control – and I haven’t needed to touch the focus or keystone settings once because the projector automatically sets them for you, which is excellent. You can have the picture quite bright if you want to, which is especially useful if you want to use it out in the garden by projecting it onto a white wall or garage door. Stand in front of it and a message comes up to say: “To protect your eyesight, please keep a distance from the projector”. There is also a blank or colour screensaver you can enable and adjust the timing (with a minimum of 5 minutes), and an auto-off (after a minimum of 30 minutes).
There is a HDMI connection on the unit as well, and that makes it ideal for work purposes. I’ve been using it as a second screen for home working. Most of the time I do not need audio for work; I just need to see the laptop screen and second screen provided by the projector. Therefore, there would be a problem if the Nebula was overly noisy, but it isn’t too loud really and I stopped noticing it quite quickly.
I’m very happy with the projector, but you’re probably wondering if there’s anything I do not like about it that maybe I should tell you. There is one thing I’m worried about, and that is the lack of a lens cover at the front. It’s just open to the risk of being scratched when transported, and this is the sort of projector many people will want to take places. There is no carry case included, so I would advise that you keep the sturdy box it comes in.