A new hybrid light source made of a laser and LED that costs $1,699 and provides 2,300 ISO lumens is available in the Horizon Ultra all-in-one flagship.
The newcomer in home projectors The “world’s first 4K long-throw projector with Dolby Vision,” as the new Horizon Ultra model from Xgimi is being billed, was recently announced.
It’s a really brilliant all-in-one Android TV 11 projector for much under $2,000, but I wouldn’t hold my breath expecting it to generate an image with jaw-dropping HDR.
The Horizon Ultra generates 2,300 ISO lumens using a brand-new “Dual Light” laser and LED hybrid light source. That represents a 27 percent improvement in brightness over the projector I examined a few years back, the respectably bright Xgimi Horizon Pro (1,760 ISO lumens).
Of course, the brightness is measured at the bulb, and the image brightness decreases noticeably the further you move the device in order to expand the display to its recommended maximum size of 200 inches. You should be wary of HDR projectors, especially at this price point, offering any appreciable improvements because of this and the inability to turn off individual pixels to get genuine blacks.
Even yet, it costs $1,699 and is a very bright home theatre projector, which should help it perform better in typical living rooms with a lot of ambient light leaking in around windows. Additionally, I think it looks fantastic, especially when compared to projectors made by well-known brands like Epson and BenQ.
Ultra, the flagship projector from Xgimi, can automatically adjust the image’s brightness, contrast, colour, focus, keystone, and zoom as the projector is moved and as the ambient light changes during the day and night. Now, the image can be modified according to the colour of the wall itself. The business claims that Horizon Ultra has its “best colour accuracy to date.”
Additionally, the Horizon Ultra has two 12W Harman/Kardon speakers because it is an Xgimi product. Other features include automated eye protection, a Bluetooth remote, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, an operational noise level of less than 28dB, a power dissipation of less than 280W, optical audio out, and a pair of HDMI ports, one of which supports eARC. With support for 4K at 60Hz and 18ms latency, a game mode is available.
Today, you can purchase the $1,699 Xgimi Horizon Ultra directly from Xgimi or through Amazon.