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I am a novice projector, I recently renovated the house and want to choose a suitable projector for their projector. So I'm looking at IG for different projectors. I've got X3000i on BenQ, Epson3800, Neblua Mars, etc.

But, right now, it's this product that we're most excited about. Since my room is not big, it can be hung from the ceiling, which is very space-saving.

https://imgur.com/a/CrDiXAJ

However, it appears to be sold only in China. What do you think of this product? If possible, I would like to find a paying Chinese person to help me buy one from China.
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Pretty much every projector on the planet can be hung from the ceiling. Like, that's how projectors are supposed to be installed.

XGimi is a very decent manufacturer of mid-level projectors, but they aren't nearly as bright as they need to be for really good home theater and their contrast levels are mediocre at best.

This particular model is rated at 900 lumens with 1080p resolution.

So, it is neither that bright, nor is it 4K resolution. The resolution isn't a big deal, but the brightness is.

I would lean towards the X3000i or the 3800 if you want 4K resolution and some brightness. If you want better contrast, then the Epson 4010 or better, 5050UB are excellent choices.

If you are okay with 1080p resolution, then the new BenQ 690ST is reported as being an excellent choice. It is bright and has very good contrast.

I hadn't heard of that XGimi model and here is a decent writeup of it...
https://www.gizmochina.com/2022/08/12/xgimi-magic-lamp-projector-integrated-with-a-ceiling-lamp-smart-speaker-launched/

At $1,200USD, there are certainly better purchase options out there, but none in that exact form factor. Still, very gimmicky to just add the lamp into a standard low-mid level projector.
ALL of these can be ceiling mounted.
[Edited by AV_Integrated on Aug 22, 2022 at 5:36 AM]
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Thank you very much for your reply.

1080p resolution is already pretty good for me.

Regarding the projector's brightness, 900ANSI Lumens is enough for me, but I read in other media reports that this product is 1200ANSI Lumens, but that's ok.

I don't have much concept of lumens, but Samsung's the freestyle only 250ANSI Lumensye is also very touted. So are very high lumens applicable? I don't want to pay for things I don't need.

Lastly, about hanging on the roof, it would be neater if there was only one light on the roof, or just one projector.

Anyway, thank you very much! I'll also look at BenQ's products.
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Quote (baaaba on Aug 22, 2022 7:15 PM):
Thank you very much for your reply.

1080p resolution is already pretty good for me.

Regarding the projector's brightness, 900ANSI Lumens is enough for me, but I read in other media reports that this product is 1200ANSI Lumens, but that's ok.

I don't have much concept of lumens, but Samsung's the freestyle only 250ANSI Lumensye is also very touted. So are very high lumens applicable? I don't want to pay for things I don't need.

Lastly, about hanging on the roof, it would be neater if there was only one light on the roof, or just one projector.

Anyway, thank you very much! I'll also look at BenQ's products.

To be cleat, more lumens are what allows an image to be viewable in different setups. It's not about what you think 'is enough', it's about what is actually enough for the screen size and the room conditions.

But, you also have reliability to consider, and whether the manufacturer is being accurate and honest with their numbers. Most are somewhat close on 'peak' brightness, but typically calibrated brightness is WELL under the claimed brightness.

Samsung's Freestyle projector is actually very poorly reviewed by reviewers who were not paid for their review. Not that it is horrible, but for the money, it is very overpriced for what you get.

XGimi is a very solid brand, but they have very little USA support, so if buying in the USA, and anything goes wrong, you won't get any support.

For the money, the BenQ X1300i or the BenQ TH690ST are excellent 1080p choices. They should be priced similarly and they both have contrast and image quality which exceeds that of the XGimi (and Samsung) models by a fair bit.
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