$1700 Is Technically Inexpensive For A Tiny 4K Projector
If you feel the need to throw a 76″4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz onto a wall, but only sometimes, then check out TechPowerUp’s review of the XGIMI Horizon Pro Smart 4K DLP projector. It is a tiny unit, measuring 208 x 218 x 136 mm (8.2 x 8.6 x 5.4″) and can project it’s maximum 1.2:1 76″ image with only two meters of distance or 78.7″, which is a fairly short throw for such a large image. The Pro Smart 4K bulb, which is rated for 25,000 hours of operation can produce up to 2200 ANSI lumens, not enough for a brightly lit room but certainly effective if you dim the lights.
TPU tested the projector in a worst case scenario, next to a “large balcony window in the early afternoon with nearly direct sunlight“. They found that by reducing the screen size the projector was still viewable, and on a cloudy day the size can be increased up to around 110” diagonal and still be easily viewable.
Drop by for a look at how well it behaves in a dark room as well as how to convince the projector to display Netflix, as that streaming service is not directly available on the XGIMI Horizon Pro Smart 4K DLP projector. As the projector offers two HDMI 2.0, ports and two USB 2.0, in addtion to Ethernet, WiFi and BlueTooth.
The Horizon series represents XGIMI's latest foray into the projector space, building on the success of the XGIMI Halo. Retaining the same exterior dimensions, the Horizon and Horizon Pro improve on nearly every aspect of the Halo while still remaining extremely competitive in price.