Even though TV screens are getting bigger and bigger, projectors are still an effective solution when you want a big picture. Chinese company XGIMI is known for its affordable 4K projectors, and now the manufacturer is ready with the new flagship model HORIZON Ultra. It is claimed to be the world’s first home cinema projector with Dolby Vision HDR support.
XGIMI Horizon Ultra
To achieve a decent viewing experience of High Dynamic Range (HDR) content with projectors, good brightness is essential. The projector market has long used either laser or LED-based light sources, but XGIMI claims that their new Dual Light system with both laser and LED will provide a good combination of wide colour gamut and high brightness. The Horizon Ultra achieves a brightness of up to 2300 lumens, which is comparable to Sony’s 4K projectors at a significantly higher price point. Of course, it remains to be seen what the image quality will be like in practice!
The projector has several smart features. For example, it can take into account the colour of your wall and correct the colour reproduction accordingly (although most people will probably prefer a real canvas). The projector also has features like Auto-Keystone and autofocus, which should make it easier to get the right image. This makes it suitable for both temporary setups and permanent installations. The projector has two HDMI inputs including eARC. It also has a smart user interface with Android 11, which provides access to a wide range of streaming services and apps. It also has a built-in speaker system from Harman Kardon. For gamers, it’s worth noting support for up to 4K/60Hz and an input lag of 18ms.
Price and availability
XGIMI Horizon Ultra is available now via XGIMI’s home page and authorised dealers. The price is 1899 euros.