We are happy to announce that the JI-OS v9.0 system released new updates to JI-OS v9.1 on March 12, 2022, bringing the specific functions below.
What's New in the Latest JIRENO CUBE4 Update?
1. Add the fan FQ detection, including the internal fan and the external fan, to solve the problem of screen burn-in caused by the stop of the fans.
2. Add the number of times of NTC temperature detection for LCD and LED to solve the problem of the accidental shutdown.
3. Add NTC abnormal error message to distinguish from the high-temperature prompt.
4. Extend the display time of the high-temperature prompt.
5. Optimize the Bluetooth driver to solve the drop problem.
6. Incorporate the latest parameter PQ to optimize the color display of the image.
Why You May Need To Update Your CUBE4 Device?
The latest updates help avoid the abnormal shutdown due to the high temperature. If you don’t update your CUBE4, it may have the problem of auto Bluetooth disconnection. To ensure the normal operation of the machine and improve your user experience, it is recommended that you may need to update your CUBE4 projector.
You can now update the system to the latest version by selecting Settings > Update > Online update.
If your CUBE4 shut down automatically due to the possible cause of high temperature, please refer to What if my JIRENO CUBE4 Shut Down Automatically? to find solutions.
Home projectors on the market can be generally divided into traditional projectors and smart projectors according to whether they have an inbuilt operating system or not. Traditional projectors only have the projection function and need an external signal source. Android TV Box and Chromecast are good choices as external devices for playing streaming media.
How to Use Android TV Box with a Traditional Projector?
Android TV Box is similar to a wired TV streaming device, but it enables your non-smart TV to connect to the internet and play videos of streaming media like YouTube, Netflix, etc., with a screen. Connect the Android TV box to your projector via an HDMI cable, then select the corresponding signal source and control it via the remote control to watch streaming media installed in the box. To achieve the effect of stereo sound, you can also connect your projector to a soundbar or a speaker via a USB cable.
If you have a cable box, you can connect it to the projector via an HDMI cable directly, and then you can watch traditional TV programs. From this perspective, compared to the traditional television, a portable home projector is more suitable to save more space.
How to Use Chromecast with a Conventional Projector?
The Chromecast runs a simplified version of Chrome OS. You can cast the videos on the screen via Chromecast when connecting your mobile phone or tablet with the projector in the same Wi-Fi network. Here are the specific steps below.
Step 1: Plug the power cable into your Chromecast, then plug the Chromecast into your projector’s HDMI port and plug the power adapter into a wall outlet.
Step 2: Download the app that works with the Chromecast on your phone and set it up.
Step 3: Open a video app such as Netflix, tap the casting icon in the top right. Select your Chromecast device to connect.
JIRENO CUBE4, a smart home projector, is equipped with the self-developed JI-OS intelligent advanced system, allowing you to use the projector like a smart TV. It also offers incredible color fidelity, letting you enjoy the most realistic colors you can get from a projector under $300. With the out-of-the-box feature, this projector can produce a vibrant and vivid image without too much adjustment, which is friendly to the green hand of projectors.
Can JIRENO CUBE4 be Connected with External Devices?
Several common apps are pre-installed in the projector that you can freely use. In addition, to get more entertainments, you can connect the CUBE4 to multiple types of TV box and follow the instructions above to set up.
For other apps that you cannot search in the Play Store, you can download the APK into the U-disk from your computer, and then install the app into the projector.
To sum up, CUBE4 is a compact home projector suitable for all ages. Even if the elderly do not know all the functions, it is easy to connect to an external device.
How to Project Videos on the Screen from your Mobile Device via JIRENO CUBE4 Smart Projector?
Take Netflix as an example.
Step 1: Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your JIRENO CUBE4.
Step 2: Open the Netflix app and tap the “TV” icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select the device name starting with EShare from the list and connect. Then, the projected image shows up on the screen.
Bluetooth Speaker Mode
Thanks to adopting the Bluetooth 5.0 technology, JIRENO CUBE4 can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker. With powerful VIDU audio technology, the compact CUBE4 projector can provide theater-like surround sound for you.
Turn on the Speaker Mode
Step1: Press (the Bluetooth speaker switch button) of the remote controller once to turn on the Bluetooth speaker mode.
Step2: Turn on the Bluetooth of your mobile phone, and choose [JIRENO CUBE4] as the device to be added. You will hear the prompt “connected” when it connects to the projector successfully.
Step3: Turn off the Bluetooth of your device to disconnect to the CUBE4 projector. You will hear the prompt “disconnected” when it disconnects successfully.
If you don’t need the projection, you can turn off the screen to save the power in two ways.
a. Press the power button of the remote control once and select Sleep. Press the power button again to activate the screen.
b. Select the Turn off the screen button and press the OK button. You can press any key to activate the screen.
If you select the Forget this device button, next time, you need to reconfirm to connect your device to the projector.
Exit the Speaker Mode
Step1: Press (the Back button)/ (the HOME button) of the remote control once to return to the homepage.
Step2: Press the power button on the top of the projector once, or press the power button of the remote controller once, and then press the OK button to shut down the projector.
You can change the display’s aspect ratio by selecting Settings > Aspect Mode.
It can be adjusted from 16:9 to 4:3 to avoid empty bands around the screen when watching an older movie or TV show.
Also, you can adjust the size of the projection image according to your actual using scene, and the CUBE4 with the cinematic image quality can achieve a maximum 200-inch large-screen projection.
Step1: Enter Settings and Select Zoom.
Step2: You can press the Up direction button and the Down direction button to adjust the size of the projected image.
The projection size can be adjusted from 30 inches to 200 inches, and a prompt will appear on the screen when adjusting to the minimum and the maximum size.
For other fun functions of JIRENO CUBE4, you can check the previous passage to get various ways of playing with the multifunctional projector.
You can also watch the tutorial video on YouTube to get the operation process more intuitively.
To ensure that JIRENO CUBE4 presents a rectangular image, you can adjust it via the keystone correction or four point correction.
If you should bump against CUBE4 inadvertently, letting it move slightly out of place, the keystone correction will quickly calculate the change in keystone error and readjust the image in time. Although it only supports vertical keystone correction for now that you can only adjust the length of the image to achieve a rectangular image, its auto-focus and four point correction function will make up for this shortcoming, and it will not affect your use.
Note: The horizontal keystone function will be improved and upgraded in future system updates.
Step1: Open the Settings, select Keystone Automatic.
Step2: Turn the keystone function on, then the image will revert to a rectangle.
Four Point Correction
If the screen is wrinkled, the projected image may be influenced. You can adjust the image via the four point correction function.
Step1: Open the Settings, select Four Keystone.
Step2: Follow the instructions on the screen to adjust to the optimal image.
The following is the comparison of the image before and after the four point correction.
When turning on JIRENO CUBE4, it will focus automatically according to the distance between the projector and the wall. If you move the projector substantially, the clarity of the image may take a few seconds to adjust via the auto-focus.
If you’re not satisfied with the clarity of the image, you can also adjust the focus manually.
Long-press the (Near Focus Adjustment) Button of the remote control and hold to zoom in.
Long-press the (Far Focus Adjustment) Button of the remote control and hold to zoom out.
You can also watch the tutorial video on YouTube to get the operation process more intuitively.
There are some other functions to introduce below.
Uninstall & Reinstall Apps
Step1: Enter the homepage of JIRENO CUBE4 and select More Apps.
Step2: If you want to uninstall the App, select that one and press (Menu/Settings Button).
Some preinstalled Apps cannot be uninstalled and a prompt will appear at the bottom of the screen saying that “The system should be non-dismountable!”
When you select the App that can be uninstalled and press the (Menu/Settings Button), you can follow the instruction and uninstall the App.
You can also format the App and restore it to the factory setting.
Add and Delete Your Favorite
Step1: Select the module with “+” of the first row and press the OK button to open the App list.
Step2: Select the App you want to add to your favorite and press the OK button.
Step3: Press the OK button and hold for two seconds, you can choose to open the App, switch its position in the row or remove it from your favorites.
If you have any questions about JIRENO CUBE4, please feel free to contact us via the email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will give the detailed guidelines as soon as possible to solve your problems.
For the specific operation process, please refer to the corresponding tutorial video.
Besides projecting the laptop and television, your mobile phone is allowed to be projected on the wall by JIRENO CUBE4. The following are the specific projection steps.
For iOS users:
Step1: Connect your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as your JIRENO CUBE4.
Step2: Open Control Center.
Step3: Tap Screen Mirroring.
Step4: Select the device name starting with EShare from the list. Then you can project the image of your phone on the wall.
Step5: If you want to stop mirroring your iOS device, open Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring, and then tap Stop Mirroring.
Note: You can’t use the screen mirroring when turning the screen recording on. Otherwise, your iOS device may fail to project the image on the wall.
For Android users:
Step1: Enter the homepage of JIRENO CUBE4. Select More Apps in the first row.
Step2: Select EShareServer.
Step3: Connect your mobile phone to the same Wi-Fi network as your JIRENO CUBE4.
Step4: Scan the QR-code on the bottom left corner of the screen to download the EShare App. In addition, EShare also supports being connected to iOS devices and the Windows system.
Step5: Launch EShare and select the device name starting with EShare from the device list to connect.
With CUBE4's function of projecting mobile phone screens, you can project the mobile games on a bigger screen, enjoying the big-screen gaming experience.
For the specific operation process, please refer to the tutorial video on Youtube.
Thanks to the advantage of JIRENO CUBE4 with a maximum of 200-inch screen display, it can become a large external monitor which can project the image of the laptop or television on the wall via an HDMI cable. What’s more, if you connect CUBE4 to the laptop, you can see the same image on both your notebook and the wall.
Here is the simple operation process below.
Step1: Plug the HDMI cable into your laptop or TV set-top box, and connect it to JIRENO CUBE4. Turn on the projector and enter the homepage.
Step2: Press (Menu/Settings Button) of the remote control and hold for 2 seconds to enter the system settings. You can also press the Up Direction Button first, and then press the Right Direction Button to select the Settings. Press OK to enter.
Step3: After entering the Settings, press the Down Direction Button and select Source.
Step4: After waiting for a while, the signal source will appear on the screen. Select HDMI2 and press OK.
Step5: Then the image of your laptop or television will be projected on the wall or the screen.
Besides the remote controller, CUBE4 can also be used with a mouse.
Situation 1: Use the Mouse Mode of the remote control.
Step1: Enter the Settings and select Mouse Mode.
Step2: Press the OK button once to enter the mouse mode.
Step3: Then the mouse cursor will appear on the screen and you can move your mouse by long-pressing the direction buttons to enter those apps.
Step4: If you want to exit the mouse mode, enter the Settings, select Mouse Mode, and press the OK button once to exit.
Situation2: Connect CUBE4 to a Bluetooth wireless mouse.
Step1: Turn on the Bluetooth function of your mouse. Enter the Settings of CUBE4, select Bluetooth & Remotes.
Step2: Select Add accessory.
Step3: Find the device name of your mouse and click to pair with it.
Step4: If you want to exit, just unpair with it.
Situation 3: Connect CUBE4 to a wired mouse or a wireless mouse with a receiver.
Step1: Plug the mouse or the receiver of your wireless mouse into the USB port of the projector, and then you can use it.
Step2: If you want to exit, just unplug the cord or the receiver.
Note: To watch videos on Netflix, you need to connect the CUBE4 to a wired mouse or a wireless mouse.
In subsequent articles, we will provide you with more guides for common features of JIRENO CUBE4, giving you a smart and convenient user experience.
Besides projecting the laptop and television, your mobile phone is allowed to be projected on the wall by JIRENO CUBE4. Please refer to: 5 Steps to Project Mobile Screen on A Wall Using JIRENO CUBE4.
Previously, we introduced the reason for cleaning projectors and the safety instructions when using the projector. In this passage, we will focus on the maintenance of JIRENO CUBE4 to extend its service life as long as possible.
What Kind of Environment Does CUBE4 Need to Operate?
Make sure to put it in a moisture-proof environment
JIRENO CUBE4 is a high-precision electronic product, which is very vulnerable to the erosion of the humid air, so there are certain requirements for indoor air humidity. The product can operate normally in an environment where the air humidity is about 45%--60%. If the air humidity exceeds or falls below this value range, CUBE4's working performance will be unstable, and even the machine will get serious damage.
If you live in a humid area such as London in Western Europe, and New England in the Northeastern United States, you'd better install a dehumidifier or turn on the dehumidification function of the air conditioner at home to reduce the indoor air humidity. In this way, it will result in the damage of the humid air to CUBE4 can be minimized to a certain extent. Additionally, if using the projector in a humid environment is unavoidable, the placement should be more particular. Setting CUBE4 in a well-ventilated place matters to ensure good air convection inside the projector. In normal environmental conditions, you can use CUBE4 reassuringly.
Running in Dust-free Environment is always better
For highly sophisticated electronic products, dust is a ubiquitous and terrible killer, most projectors will have the problem of images turning yellow and reduced brightness after hundreds of hours of use due to the electrostatic vacuuming on optics. Although JIRENO CUBE4 is equipped with a fully-sealed optical machine that prevents most dust from entering, users still need to pay attention to the dust-proof and dust-removing work of JIRENO CUBE4 when using it daily by cleaning the surface of the lens regularly. The lens is one of the essential components of the projector and is usually made of glass or resin material, which surface is easily scratched. It is recommended that you don’t need to clean it frequently and professional camera lens cleaning tools can be used to clean it.
How to Use And Store JIRENO CUBE4 Correctly?
Letting the projector cool is vital
Regardless of the type of projector, there will be a lot of heat generated inside after a long-time operation. If the heat is not expelled in time, the lamp and circuit board will age faster, and the service life of the projector will become shortened.
To let JIRENO CUBE4 dissipate heat efficiently, please set it in a place with ventilation on all sides. Do not place anything on the body, especially near its air vents. Once there is a ventilation environment around the projector, the machine can dissipate heat effectively. Moreover, thanks to the dual-fan heat dissipation system, the heatsink which conducts the heat can be kept cool by a pair of fans. Not only do they help to maintain a constant temperature, but they also operate at just 30 dB, lower than other projectors on the market.
Follow the instructions to operate it
When turning off the projector, many users choose to unplug the power cord directly instead of following the instructions. This dangerous action can easily cause the residual heat inside the projector to not be discharged in time, thereby damaging the projector components. It is suggested to use the remote control to turn off JIRENO CUBE4 and unplug the power cord after 30 seconds.
Like other electrical appliances, if JIRENO CUBE4 is not used for a long time, the internal components are prone to become moisture and aging. So let’s keep it in a sealed and dry storage bag, similar to a moisture-proof case for professional cameras. Unlike other projectors, JIRENO CUBE4 comes with a sturdy, fully-enclosed, and non-deformable storage bag.
Are There Any Risks When Using JIRENO CUBE4?
At present, most home projectors on the market have operation interfaces, which can be connected to the internet and perform operations like mobile phones. Due to the network connection, there is a certain risk of being invaded by external network viruses. Fortunately, JIRENO CUBE4 adopts a self-developed system with an inbuilt application market, providing multiple software, which can be reassuringly downloaded and used. At the same time, installing unknown applications should be avoided.
Besides, the built-in system of JIRENO CUBE4 will be continuously optimized and updated according to the review and feedback of users. When updating the version, the network should be kept unblocked and do not power off to prevent the machine from being unavailable due to the failure of the update.
For other precautions about JIRENO CUBE4 and other projectors, please check the previous blog. Hope you are satisfied with these tips of cleaning and maintaining the projector, and enjoy the viewing experience with JIRENO CUBE4.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, watching movies at home has become the main entertainment. The concept of watching movies on a large screen is deeply rooted in the hearts of people, making the market demand for projectors continue to increase.
Nevertheless, users may encounter several problems such as loud noise and unclear image display after using the projector for a while. Spots appearing on the screen, which is mainly caused by the dust on the lens or inside the machine, is the thing that users complain about the most.
Why does the Projector Accumulate Dust?
The heat dissipation of the LCD panel of the projector is generally air-cooled by a dedicated fan. When the high-speed airflow passes through the dust filter, it may carry tiny dust particles, and then may rub against each other to generate static electricity. The fine particles will be absorbed by the optical system of the projector, and the gradually accumulated fine particles can be seen on the projection screen and affect your viewing experience. In addition, the soot particles from smoking are more likely to be absorbed in the optical system.
A large number of home projectors have the problem of dust entering the projector, even some famous brands will receive customer complaints. However, JIRENO CUBE4 adopts fully-enclosed optomechanical technology, which greatly reduces the chance of dust particles entering the projector.
How to Clean the Projector Simply?
Dust removal is an essential step of projector maintenance, ensuring your projector has the original brightness and you can get the best image quality. The cumulative dust inside the projector will reduce the effect of the fan, causing heat to accumulate inside the projector and shorten its service life. Before cleaning the projector, please power off the projector and let it cool down, otherwise, the overheated lens may hurt you.
Step 1: Clean the External Case
Wipe the exterior of the projector with a soft cloth. You can also moisten the soft cloth with water if needed to remove stubborn dirt. Finally, wipe the case again to clean the dust completely.
Step 2: Clean the Lens
Feel Free to clean the lens whenever you find that there is dirt or dust on it. First, take off the lens cap and wipe it clean with a dry cloth. It’s recommended to use professional cleaning tools such as professional lens wipes and microfiber cloths when cleaning the lens. Then, use an air blower and lens brush to remove the dust on the lens. Gently wipe your lens with lens-cleaning paper. Be careful not to wipe with a cloth or towel that tends to shed lint, or with ordinary paper towels to avoid scratching the lens or incomplete cleaning.
The simple external cleaning work of the projector can be done by ourselves. Please ask professionals for help if you want to clean the interior of the projector, for that some parts such as the bulb and the projector color wheel are easily damaged. Pay attention to the order and strength when disassembling and assembling to avoid damage to the projector.
What Do You Need to Note When Using the Projector?
Besides avoiding the long-time use of the projector, you also need to protect the projector from strong collision, squeezing, and vibration. These dangerous actions can easily displace the internal chip, resulting in RGB color misalignment. The lens is prone to damage the track under the impact, leading to the possibility that the lens is easily blocked or even broken, making it unusable. In addition, the reflector of the optical system will also be deformed or damaged, affecting the projection effect and image zoom.
Here are some other safety instructions that you need to follow when using the projector.
- To ensure a steady power supply for the projector, please use the power supply circuit that meets your national electricity standard. Please use a grounded power outlet.
- Never let the projector get wet or let water get inside of itto prevent an electric shock.
- Unplug the power cord andpack the projector in a dust bag if the product is not going to be used for a long time to prevent dust from entering the machine and causing abnormal pictures.
- Use the original foam when transporting the product.
- Do not place the projector on anunstable platform, shelf, or soft surfaces such as sofa, fur rug.
- Do not use the machinenear water or heat sources.
- Do not touch the optical parts with your hands and hard objects. Do not open the lidwithout authorization.
- During the operation, do not block the inlet and outlet of the projectorto prevent the product from overheating.
- Do not place the power cord where it is easy to be stepped on to prevent the cords or plugs from being frayedor damaged.
- The power cord must be unplugged after turning the machine off and waiting for it to naturally cool to avoid indirectly shortening the lamp life.
Cleaning the projector is not as difficult as you think. The projector is a device that can be used for a long time if you do take good care of it.
How to Use JIRENO CUBE4?
With JIRENO CUBE4, you can have pin-sharp images for a native FHD viewing experience with 1920*1080p resolution.
Get Your Remote Control Paired
When you get JIRENO CUBE4, you need to pair the remote control with it first. Connect CUBE4 to the power socket, and then press the power button on the projector to turn it on. Place the remote control close to the projector within 20cm, press and hold the left direction button and the right direction button at the same time.
What Streaming Media Can You Get with CUBE4?
JIRENO CUBE4 adopts the self-developed JIOS system and supports downloading and accessing applications freely such as YouTube, Netflix, Tubi. Designed with the 2GB RAM+16GB large internal storage, CUBE4 provides users with more options to get diverse information more intuitively, participate in different entertainment activities and enjoy a stockpile of videos on a bigger screen.
Can CUBE4 Connect with Other Devices?
Besides the projector, CUBE4 can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker, enabling you to connect it with your Bluetooth-enabled devices in one step. What's more, CUBE4 also contains assorted connecting ports such as HDMI, USB port, Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and DC connector, allowing you to read information from external devices and not limited to Bluetooth connection. In addition, it supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks, so you can connect your device to CUBE4 conveniently and freely, with or without the internet.
What Other Functions Do JIRENO CUBE4 Have?
When you're lying on the bed, you can press and hold the voice button of the remote control to perform voice control without moving.
According to the actual range of the place you're in, you can adjust the projected image size via the focus adjustment buttons on the remote control.
Bluetooth Speaker Mode
You can switch the projector to Bluetooth speaker mode, connect with your Bluetooth-enabled devices and engulf yourself in the music.
JIRENO CUBE4 supports both autofocus and remote control focus to let you lose yourself in crystal-clear images when it is placed 2 to 3 meters away from the wall. You can enjoy the nature image reassuringly with its competitive focusing speed and the compatibility of 4K resolution.
How to Install JIRENO CUBE4?
Compared with the ceiling-mount-projector, the installation of JIRENO CUBE4 is extremely easy. Just put it on the desktop or other stable platforms, then you can watch movies in your living room at any time. CUBE4 can also be placed on the all-around tripod stand. Designed with a triangle structure and anti-slip pads, the tripod stand bears stabler capacity. With the accompanying handle strap, it is convenient to carry outside.
Setting up the Projection Screen
The 84-inch matte white screen includes four layers which are HD coating, PVC imaging layer, fiberglass layer and PVC bottom layer, providing maximum movie enjoyment. For the installation, you can easily set up the screen in about 5 minutes by passing the accompanying ropes through the rings on the corners of the screen or using the velcro tapes to stick the screen on the wall.
At last, here are some safety instructions for you. Please pay attention to using CUBE4 safely.
- Please use the dedicated power adapter. When connecting to the power source, please plug in the projector's DC port first, and then plug in the power socket. Unplug the power cord if the product is not going to be used for a long time.
- Do not charge other devices via the USB port and the Type-C port.
- Do not look directly into the lens of the projector while the projector is operating, as the intense light may hurt your eyes.
- Do not place the projector on objects (such as cloth, blankets, etc.) that may cause blockage ofthe air vents.
- The product is not waterproof and should be prevented from water drenching or splashing. It’s recommended not to put items with liquid (such as vases, water glasses, etc.) near the projector.
- Do not dismantle the projector by yourself, otherwise,the warranty will become void. Do not attempt to repair the projector by yourself if it is found to be faulty, and please contact our customer service.
- The device is only applicable for safe use in an environment with analtitude of less than 2000m. When used in an environment with an altitude above 2000m, there may be a safety hazard.
More convenient user experiences and surprises are waiting for you to discover. Start your hassle-free viewing experience right now!