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XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector 1500 ISO Lumens, Android TV 10 Movie Projector with Integrated Harman Kardon Speaker, Auto Keystone& Focus,ISA Technology,Wireless Casting WiFi Bluetooth Home Theater

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There’s no projector stand built in, so you’ll either need to prop up the projector to get the right angle, or you can use the thread-mount on its underside to attach it to a tripod. The latter is a good option, giving you an easy way to move and position the projector. The Wall Color Adaption feature needs to be enabled in the system settings to take effect. Once activated, it can calibrate the picture based on wall colors with a color temperature ranging from 3000K to 15000K. However, the calibration effect may vary depending on the wall color. For optimal results, we recommend using it in dimly lit environments. The projector also handles motion well, with minimal stuttering in the opening panning shot of No Time To Die. As the camera pans overhead, the trees pass by with very little judder. Here we can also see the crisp outline of characters as the menacing masked villain Safin stands in the foreground of the image with clean and well-defined edges.

The Horizon Pro runs Android TV 10.0, which some prefer over the newer Google TV-inspired UI that sometimes favors promoted content over your own. Fan Noise. The Horizon Pro is very quiet (XGIMI has it rated at 30dB). In my room at a distance of three feet from the projector from both the sides and behind, I wasn't able to measure anything above my room's noise floor of 30dB. At a foot behind the projector (where the fan exhaust is) I measured 34 dB.

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XGlMl makes every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of product information it provides. Due to subsequent changes involving product batches, production, and supply factors, it may be necessary for XGlMl to make changes and adjustments to text and images so that they match the performance, specifications, indexes, and components of the actual product. Product information is subject to such changes and adjustments without notice. Concerning audio, the Horizon Pro is equipped with stereo 45 mm drivers (by Harman Kardon) which, in my opinion, sound pretty good. Compared to the built-in speakers of most TVs, the Horizon Pro's sound much fuller, and they're able to get pretty loud—enough to get a small party going. I'd say that they're a step up over a good pair of portable Bluetooth speakers, but still falling behind some entry-level bookshelves. To sound their best, I recommend disabling the "DTS Studio Sound" audio processing and keeping the default "Movie" sound preset. When watching any content during the day, I needed to make sure the curtains were drawn. Any excessive ambient light would cause the picture to look washed out. Switching to Performance brightness mode helps, but the extra green tint it adds made content unwatchable to me. With 1080p disc content like The Fifth Element on Super-Bit DVD, the XGIMI Horizon Pro exhibited some extra noise. (Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures) The same is true for connection with a Bluetooth speaker as a sound output. Once paired, the projector remembers the most recent output setting (internal speakers vs Bluetooth external speaker) and automatically connects on startup. To ensure calibration is accurately performed, it is recommended that the side throw angle does not exceed 40° (degrees). The display quality may vary based on product usage habits and environmental conditions.

Brightness. The brightest light mode on the XGIMI Horizon Pro is Performance, which I measured at 1,521 ANSI lumens in Movie image mode. It adds a distinctive green tint to the image. The Bright brightness setting is 78.8% that of Performance at 1,199 ANSI lumens. Standard, Eye Protection, and Custom all measured basically the same—around 74.5% of the brightness of Performance, or 1,133 ANSI lumens. Color and white brightness were virtually equal with color brightness only off by 1.45%. As an Android user, the seamless integration with Android products is a huge plus. I can effortlessly cast content from my Android devices to the projector, creating a hassle-free and enjoyable viewing experience. It's like having a giant screen for my favorite apps and media. Finally, I haven’t yet gotten a solution from Xgimi about the issue I’ve mentioned. A representative replied saying they’d need some time. It does seem Xgimi is working on things. They released a FW update yesterday adding 3D functionality and bug fixes. Always nice to see active development. The actual storage capacity is subject to change based on various factors, such as system usage, software version, and settings used. What I like the most is how easy it is to set up and use the Horizon Ultra — that makes a huge difference if you're thinking of using this as a semi-portable projector. XGIMI did a standout job combining hardware sensors with the software, and the ability to dynamically shift colors based on the viewing surface is a huge addition.

The Design: Where's the Lens?

As with XGIMI’s other projectors, the Horizon runs Android TV natively, rather than a modified version of mobile Android. The benefit of this is a smoother interface that’s designed for use with the remote control, rather than a base OS that was built for touch use. Brightness Uniformity. Screen uniformity on the Horizon Pro is very good. On my sample it measured at 86.6%, with the bottom right being the dimmest and the middle top being the brightest. There were no visible hot spots in anything that I watched. The greatest appeal of the Horizon Pro is that it's an all-in-one home cinema solution, complete with built-in speakers and onboard streaming apps. Starting off with the Harman Kardon tuned speakers, it's a pleasant surprise that they are in fact more than usable. When it comes to most projectors with built-in speakers, we often find that they sound thin and offer little in the way of dynamics, however, this isn't the case with the Horizon Pro. XGIMI has used a non-replaceable LED lamp in the Horizon. Offering a lamp life of 25,000 hours, it means that even if you used this projector for eight hours per day, the unit will last for around eight and a half years. That’s not bad going. Conclusion

It is a bit glossed over in the review, but it is amazing how many people ask how they hook their projector up to a speaker bar. This simple setup to improve sound quality is almost always asked first: "I want to use Bluetooth" - So, it would be good to know if you can make a connection between a lifestyle projector and a BT receiver and if audio quality is decent and if there are lip sync issues as there often are. But, the fact this has digital optical audio output is something that should be standard on all home theater projectors. BenQ, Epson, and others are releasing variants with 'SMART' functionality, then not giving us any surround sound outputs from the projector. That seems crazy to me. Top tip. Xgimi have included a tripod mount so positioning is super easy. They also sell a table top mount that's pricey but oozes style.hours is the theoretical lifespan of the light source. The actual lifespan may vary due to differences in environmental conditions, product usage habits and the mode selected.

XGlMl makes every effort at the time of publicationto ensure the accuracy of product information it provides. Due to subsequent changes involving product batches, production, and supply factors, it may be necessary for XGlMl to make changes and adjustments to text and images so that they match the performance, specifications, indexes, and components of the actual product. Product information is subject to such changes and adjustments without notice. Prices valid in stores (all including VAT) until close of business on 27th November 2023. (Some of these web prices are cheaper than in-store, so please mention that you've seen these offers online.) Comments about the Horizon Ultra's brightness are complicated by an Environment Adaptation feature that uses an auto iris and other techniques to adjust brightness for the ambient light in the room and, according to the menu option, "increases the brightness and color adjustment ranges to adapt to a bright light environment." Regardless, according to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) recommendations, the rated 2,300 ISO lumens (equivalent to ANSI lumens) would be enough to light up a 220-inch diagonal, 1.0-gain, 16:9 screen in a dark room. The XGIMI HORIZON projector's versatility extends to its connectivity options. Hooking up devices via HDMI is a breeze, allowing me to pair it with my Apple HomePod for even greater convenience when using my iPhone and Plex. It's a testament to the projector's adaptability and compatibility.

Key Features

With some of the most powerful and intuitive set-up features, UHD 4K resolution, bright imaging and Harman Kardon sound, switching from TV to projector has never been so easy – or so much fun! A 150 inch screen is easy to obtain, making the picture 4x the size of a 75 inch TV. For larger spaces, the screen size can expand right the way up to 300 inches.

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