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Digital Projectors
« on: April 11, 2017, 10:12:51 AM »
the age has come to talk about digital projectors, their becoming affordable & better. when someone mentions projectors we go meh, those white washed pictures that you see in the office meetings no way! lol, but with the advent of digital/ LED/ DLP projectors the game has changed - bye bye TV (sometime later)

my real plan was to get a Xiaomi 49" LED TV, the pictures & movies where stunning, in the catalog but when i went to the Xiaomi shop here in dongguan where the place was well lit, i got a little disappointed then that same day my friend got an Xgimi Z4 Aurora & I was blown away by it's performance. Small, light carry anywhere 300" TV lol

So I got the Xgimi Cc, portable, 8 hours battery life, JBL speakers & and a few decent specs, I almost got the H1 but it isn't for mobility but is the top of the line from Xgimi also TI's 4K DLP will soon become mainstream so I guess I'll just wait for that one.

initial test, pardon the mess as I was very excited to set it up lol
pics/ movies seem to be fine even in a lightly deemed room - your eyes will adjust for sometime
sound is also ok but kinda weak in some movies even at full volume, will do more testing. BTW this is chinese version & the international version they say is about $100 more because of some UL/CE blah blah markings & regulatory requirements.

look ma, no plugs


lights on


lights of in room, bathroom light on (left side) 160~180" i guess


all lights off


movie night became longer, pictures are much better than the one taken here by a phone cam


check out more about digital Projectors here
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/2787913-official-xgimi-owners-thread-h1-review-h1-cc-z4-aurora-etc.html

Xiaomi Shop in Dongguan
http://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=537966&page=1#pid10444722
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 11:02:54 AM »
the projector is nice, but is that a clear copy of John Wick 2 you're playing??
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 11:05:32 AM »
how much in pesos? interested din ako if price is right.

Also I read that may Android system na sya? Are you using Kodi as media management system?

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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 11:11:05 AM »
can it flip the image vertically?
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 11:50:04 AM »
The H1 (4k capable) is SGD1400, the Z4 is SGD600. I found a chinese tutorial to install kodi on the Z4.

http://bbs.xgimi.cn/thread-41831-1-1.html
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 12:12:26 PM »
the projector is nice, but is that a clear copy of John Wick 2 you're playing??

i think it's just 720p @ about 90" screen
the picture is much better in the actual view than the picture taken

how much in pesos? interested din ako if price is right.

Also I read that may Android system na sya? Are you using Kodi as media management system?

H1 - P40K
z4 Aurora - P28K
Cc - P24K

these are based on the HK Shop

can it flip the image vertically?

yes - horiz & ver/ mirror also
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 02:02:02 PM »
Huh the H1 isn't 4k capable pala. it's 4k compatible but downscales video to 1080p.
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 02:10:40 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 03:45:58 PM »
cool!
I wonder if I could just gt the Kodi APK then install it on my Cc
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 05:21:52 PM »
Huh the H1 isn't 4k capable pala. it's 4k compatible but downscales video to 1080p.
Expected as much. 4k PJs are still super expensive. If the H1 really was 4k for $1000 the entire AV industry would've been all over it.

AFAIK as of 2017 only Sony has 'true 4k' offerings in the consumer space, and the cheapest is priced $10k. Competing stuff from Epson and JVC use some form of pixel-shifting to simulate 4k.
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 08:50:08 PM »
**sigh**

place the Kodi APK in the usb but Cc can't see the apk
gota do it the hard way
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 02:08:13 AM »
Nice! how long is the life of the bulb? er the LEDs? negligible na ba with the current projectors?
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 04:36:29 AM »
Nice! how long is the life of the bulb? er the LEDs? negligible na ba with the current projectors?

According to the Xgimi page on the H1 it's 30,000 hours.
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 09:46:05 AM »
if you watch an average 8 hours per day, bulb cold last for 8~10 years.

since most of the xgimi's are in chinese & the International version cost $$$ more & no firmware hacking in sight (except for the z4 air) the solution I used is by sticking in an Android PC via HDMI! Voila! all your apps in English Android with no limitations, oh mine has since the stick I used is 2 years old, 4.1.1 OS but still I'm happy I found this solution.

Android PC plugged in via HDMI, too bad my stick is 2 years old lol


beside my 32" TV


no more firmware hunting


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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 09:54:20 AM »
@whelee

what if you connect a Windows 10 tablet/PC or ChromeBook? Ok din?
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2017, 10:08:01 AM »
yes sir! anything you can stick in the HDMI port.
so the projector just becomes your 300" screen
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2017, 11:59:16 AM »
Nakita ko na eto noon: XGIMI H1
https://xiaomi-mi.com/led-projectors/xgimi-h1-smart-led-3d-projector/
di ko maalala kung saan pero $999! dang!
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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2017, 12:35:29 PM »
mag-intay pa ako ng onti para mag-mature yung product. pero very promising sya na alternative sa TV!

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Re: Digital Projectors
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2017, 12:47:45 PM »
^ PJs FTW!  :silly:
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