Projector Reviews

Elite MosicGO 360 Portable Cinema System Review – Performance

Elite MosicGO Portable Cinema Review – Performance: Brightness, Color Reproduction, Video Quality, Audio Quality, Audible Noise

BRIGHTNESS

MosicGO has a rated brightness of 1,000 lumens. I took 3-4 readings about 15-20% out from the lens center, which usually gives a pretty good approximation of ANSI lumens. There are three brightness output levels available on the projector (MAX, ECO, and MIN). The brightness settings are not adjustable via the menu. Switching between the different output levels is done via a button on the remote control.

MosicGO Projector Brightness: 865 Lumens

In USER mode, the MosicGO measured 865 lumens. Also, I measured the other five picture preset modes. All of the modes measured with 5% of each other, so it would be difficult to differentiate any difference in onscreen brightness.

Maximum Brightness Per Mode

Color Mode Lumens
Vivid 861
Standard 863
Movie 845
Photo 837
Game 850
User 865

The MosicGO produced a bright vibrant picture on the portable 58″ screen. It was more than bright to deliver a usable picture indoor on the screens in my office.

While there are larger screens available in the MosicGO 360 packages, I think a 100″ or 103″ screen would deliver the best picture quality unless your room has little to no ambient light. I can see stepping up and getting a package with a larger screen if you plan on acquiring a brighter projector in the future.

COLOR REPRODUCTION

The MosicGO color reproduction is better than most portable projectors I have seen. The screen shots below are intended to give only a rough idea of the color accuracy for each picture mode. However, when viewed in person the color accuracy will generally look somewhat better than shown in these photos. The images show the difference in color and skin tones, for the different preset picture modes.

There are six factory color presets. I felt that PHOTO picture mode delivered the best-looking image. While the VIVID picture mode is a little oversaturated, it is useful when viewing content on larger screens or in a room with higher ambient light.

  • Vivid Picture Mode: This is the brightest picture mode with slightly oversaturated colors. This mode would be most appropriate when viewing content in a room with a large amount of ambient light. The best looking picture on screens larger than 80”.
  • Standard Picture Mode: This is the second brightest mode, but it offers better white balance and color reproduction on smaller screens.
  • Movie Picture Mode: One of the most accurate out-of-the-box picture modes. Designed for viewing content in a darker room. The colors were less vibrant than PHOTO mode.
  • Photo Picture Mode: Intended for viewing still images. One of the most accurate out-of-the-box picture modes. The best looking picture on the 58” portable screen.
  • Game Picture Mode: Designed for gaming, the elevated black level makes objects in the shadows easier to see. Colors are very desaturated.
  • User Picture Mode: Image is like Standard Mode. Allows user adjustment of white balance (RGB).

VIDEO QUALITY

Above are screenshots of a variety of HD videos and photos. Like all our photos, they remain unadjusted for color, so they do not look as good as what the projector produced.

The MosicGO offers a couple of picture modes that had good picture quality. I found the best quality, in terms of color accuracy, to be the PHOTO and MOVIE modes. The screenshots above were taken with the MosicGO in the PHOTO picture mode.

Overall, the video picture quality was good for a portable ultra-short throw laser projector at this price point. While the overall color accuracy, skin tones, and contrast are not on par with a home theater projector, it was better than any other battery-powered portable projector that I have seen.

The MosicGo projector is also much brighter than other portable projectors, so it works well on a large, permanently mounted second screen in your home which is included in the MosicGO 360 package.

AUDIO QUALITY

The MosicGo has dual 8-watt built-in speakers located on the left and right sides of the projector. They can play more than loud enough for everyone sitting around the projector to hear. The overall sound quality matched that of a decent portable Bluetooth speaker.

The sound quality lacks deep bass but it is fine for voice narrations or background music. If higher quality audio is needed, the projector has a mini-jack audio output that can be used to connect to an external audio system.

AUDIBLE NOISE

The fan noise produced by MosicGO was on average with other 1,000-lumen laser projectors. The MosicGO has a rated noise level of 32dB. I never found the fan noise from the MosicGO to be distracting especially outside during portable usage.