TVs’ pricing grows according to their size. That’s why when we want to acquire a large-screen TV, it costs a fortune. Say, a 55-inch LCD screen TV costs $500; a 65-inch TV is priced at 7-8 thousand yuan $1000; a 70-inch TV can be got for $1400. So you imagine how much a 100-inch TV will cost? Fortunately, there is an alternative – laser projectors. Previously, the products from this category came our way from Japan and they were priced around $15,000. But with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector, everything changed. Though it’s been out a couple of years ago, and there are new models coming our way from this brand and its eco-chain enterprises, it is still very competitive.
Like other Xiaomi products, this projector uses a minimalistic design. The fuselage is mainly made of plastic. The front panel is white, while the back panel comes in black. As you guess, it’s the speaker part. The overall design is similar to other projectors, but this one comes with more rounded corners. This projector also carries a number of interfaces including three HDMI ports (one of them supports ARC, thus you can connect a 7.1 surround audio speakers), USB3.0 port, 3.5mm audio jack, AV interface, fiber optic audio output, and Gigabit network port. Apart from this, the manufacturer added a USB2.0 on the right side.
As for the lens, they have 25,000 hours of lifespan. Thus, it will serve you up to 34 years if using 2 hours per day. The Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector uses Xiaomi Mi TV’s custom speaker system total of 30W (built-in high-power dual full-frequency + dual high-frequency high-fidelity speakers).
Well, what about the technologies used in this projector? Actually, there are 2+1 technologies. First, 3LCD is an innovative technology that utilizes 3 chips to deliver true-to-life images. It works in the following way a light source projects white light onto a combination of mirrors that split the light into red, green, and blue. Each of those 3 chips takes the electrical signal and creates an image. Then 3-color images are combined into one via t a prism. It passes through a lens and is projected onto a screen.
Second, DLP technology works differently. The final image is created by microscopically small mirrors laid out in DMD chip. The number of mirrors corresponds to the resolution of the projected image.
Finally, the LCOS, which is an advanced version LCD, is a small reflective active-matrix liquid-crystal display (often called ‘microdisplay’). It uses a liquid crystal layer on top of a silicon backplane.
Xiaomi also uses a light source technology known as ALPD3.0. The latter enhances the intensity, contrast, and brightness of the image. Earlier when projectors were using light bulbs as a light source, the lifetime they provide was too short. So the manufacturers switched to LED light-emitting diodes. But they cost too much. So, a blue laser combined with a yellow powder program has become mainstream. In this sense, ALPD 3.0 technology uses a special monochrome laser + phosphor technology allowing the Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector to bring a list of advantages. Say, when placing the projector too close to the wall, you can cast a 50-inch screen. But if you want to get a larger screen of 150 inches, just put it 50cm away from the wall.
This product uses a large depth-of-field optical lens supplied by the Japanese Ricoh (0.233: 1). According to the official statement, the laser projector’s maximum brightness can reach up to 5000 lumens as well as static contrast ratio does up to 3000: 1.
At the moment, it is sold for $1569.99. But we have a coupon (code: BGMIJIAP2) that allows you to get your hands on it for only $1379.99.