XGIMI Horizon Pro
– 4K Resolution LED
– 2200 ANSI Lumens
– International DLP
– System Android TV 10.0 OS
– 2GB+32GB Auto Focus HDR10
– Google Assistant Home Theater
With the Horizon Pro, XGIMI presents a projector that is no longer so portable, but still boasts compact dimensions and 4K/HDR projection.
The Chinese manufacturer XGIMI specializes in compact projection solutions and laser TVs. The devices attracted attention at the iF Design Awards, among others, which rewarded the XGIMI Halo of the XGIMI H2 with several awards. The projectors not only have an appealing look, but also impress above all with their compact dimensions and simple operation. The target group that is interested in the devices does not necessarily have high demands on the image quality now, but is rather fascinated by the idea of being able to set up a cinema anywhere.
This could change with the new flagship model XGIMI Horizon Pro. With a bit more volume (21 x 22 x 14 cm), but still compact, the model delivers a native 4K image (3,840 x 2,160) to the screen via pixel shifting (XPR DLP). The image sensor thus has a lower resolution than the 4K UHD image. However, that is quite normal in this price range. The LED light source is said to offer a maximum brightness of 2,200 lumens and provide around 30,000 hours of service. According to XGIMI, the Horizon Pro is ready for use in just six seconds and delivers an image diagonal of 40 up to 300 inches with a projection ratio of 1.2:1. XGIMI is currently keeping a low profile when it comes to supported HDR formats. The same is true for the audio codecs.
An autofocus system and automatic keystone correction adjust the image to the projection surface. According to the manufacturer, an image system based on artificial intelligence takes care of the corrections. Thus, disturbing objects such as light switches, house plants are supposed to disappear by adjusting the image area or no longer influence the viewing experience so conspicuously.
The design is based on the previous models (had a maximum of 1080p), so the Horizon Pro once again has a high-quality aluminum casing in a mesh look, so that the integrated 2×16-watt speakers from Harman/Kardon (actually quite decent for a projector), can do their job. Most users should also find their way around with the Android TV 10 operating system. Access to over 5,000 apps, including popular streaming portals like Netflix, Prime Video or Disney+, is thus guaranteed.
The connections on the projector are all on the back. Two HDMI inputs, a USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 port as well as an Ethernet (LAN) port are visible. There is also dual-band WLAN and Bluetooth 4.0, which is used for the included remote control.
The XGIMI Horizon Pro will be available for pre-order starting May 10 and will cost 1,699 USD. Delivery is scheduled for the end of May. Unfortunately, we still lack too much data for an estimation of whether the price is appropriate for this model. The first information reads quite well, but there are still several questions, e.g. about the frame rate (60 Hz or 120 Hz), the interfaces (HDMI 2.1?) or the HDR standards (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision?).
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Specification: XGIMI Horizon Pro