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Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector for 1366.19/1161,26€

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It might not be the newest model on the market, but still one of our favorites. You can get the Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector for 1366.19/1161,26€ from TomTop. There will be extra shipping though.

The Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector is not a bargain with a price of almost 1.900 USD, but you get a lot for your money. That much we can tell you: It’s a truly awesome piece of engineering. Read here to find out exactly what you get and why it’s worth buying. In the following we would like to explain to you:

  • What the short throw projector is and what it can do (resolution, brightness, etc.)
  • How to set it up and use it in English despite the Chinese language
  • What applications do you have (indoors or outdoors? Movies or gambling?)
  • Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector
  • at TomTop for 1366.19/1161,26€( shipping)| AliExpress for 1,599.99/1.350,07€ | Amazon.com for 1,999.99
  • at Banggood for1.154,94€ (EU warehouse)

Overview

  • Basics for understanding
  • Unboxing; Processing; Connections
  • Setting it up; changing the language to English
  • Brightness, contrast, etc.; 3D function

Technical Specifications

Model Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector
Type DLP
Resolution Full HD (1080p)
Image Formats 16:9, 4:3
max. Screen 150 “
Brightness 5000 ANSI Lumen
Dimensions 410 × 291 × 88 mm
Weight 7 kg

Laser Projector? Short Throw LED Projector? What is this, anyway?

The term laser projector refers only to the lamp technology in the projector and replaces the usual light source with a laser module. This has a significantly lower heat emission and a longer operational life – 25,000 hours are stated. The projection takes place despite laser by the so-called DLP technology. This stands for Digital Light Processing, because the image is projected digitally onto the screen via tiny mirrors.

The projector is also a so-called short-throw projector, i.e. it can be positioned at the shortest possible distance from the screen. It is intended to be placed on a TV board, for example, where it takes on the role of television. Depending on the distance to the wall, a larger image is obtained, as with ordinary projectors. The maximum Xiaomi states is 150 inches, about 3.8 meters, which can be reached at a distance of 49 cm.

The advantage: The installation is much simpler, the projector does not have to be set up at the height of the screen and the depth of the room does not matter either. In the simplest case, the projector is placed directly in front of the wall on the floor. And you can’t walk through the picture either.

The distance to the size of the projection is shown in the table. The distance to the wall refers to the projector as a whole (not to the lens), as you can see in the graphic above. Schedule this, for example, if you use a TV bank on which the projector is to be placed.

Image diagonal (SD) Distance to the wall (D) Projection height (H) Image size
80” 14 cm 29 cm 177 x 100 cm
90” 19 cm 32 cm 199 x 78 cm
100” 24 cm 35 cm 221 x 126 cm
120” 34 cm 41 cm 266 x 149 cm
150” 49 cm 50 cm 332 x 187 cm

At this point it should be mentioned that a mounting under the ceiling is possible, because the picture can also be mirrored horizontally. Of course, the same distance values also apply there.

Power Consumption – How Hungry Is The Mi Projector?

The maximum power consumption during operation is 250 watts, which is significantly higher than that of televisions. Even large 60-inch monitors are usually close to 100 – 200 watts. Anyone who wants to use the projector as a full-fledged replacement for the television set will have to prepare for a higher electricity bill at the end of the year.

Of course, comparing the consumption of the projector to a 32-inch television would not be entirely fair. Compared to a 4K-capable 60-inch device, the difference is two hours of operation per day in the low, double-digit dollar range. If the projector is used only once a week for the cinema evening, it is hardly noticeable on the electricity bill at the end of the month.

Equipment and connectivity

The first thing you have to do is unpack. If you want to know how the projector is packed and shipped and how it was for Kristian (from China-Gadgets.de) to unpack it from the freshly arrived box, take a look at his unboxing video.

We haven’t been disappointed by Xiaomi before, so it wasn’t that big of a surprise, when we discovered that the projector is a really nice piece of technology. The design kept in complete white corresponds to the design of most other Mi Home products, the exterior finish is impeccable.

Only drawback: Thanks to the almost mirror-smooth plastic cover, the projector is a real dust magnet, and greasy fingers also leave traces immediately. Understandably, a microfibre cloth was enclosed in the delivery.

Three HDMI 2.0 ports are located on the rear end of the projector, one of them also supports ARC (Audio Return Channel). There is also a USB 3.0 port and an audio output, AV input, an S/PDIF port and an Ethernet socket. An additional USB 2.0 port is located on the side of the device.

Also on the back is the connection for the power cable. This is a cloverleaf power cord (also referred to as mickey mouse cord or IEC C5 power cord); however, the enclosed cable has a Chinese type 1 mains plug. But you need either an adapter or simply a corresponding cable with US plug. If you don’t have one of these at home anyway, you can find them for a few dollars on Amazon, for example.

Apart from the remote control, there is only a Chinese operating manual available in the delivery. This is of course of little help, even if some of the illustrations are self-explanatory, and you can also read the data sheet halfway without Chinese knowledge. But it doesn’t need any more accessories, because the projector is immediately ready for use without any installation.

By now an instruction manual was released in English. We have made it available for download here.

Hardware – Smooth and quick operation

In addition to a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, the projector has 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 16 GB flash memory. This is sufficient for smooth operation throughout; navigation through the menus takes place without jerking, only some apps have short loading times. The projector needs approx. 20 seconds to start up, after that it is fully operational.

Operation of the projector via Bluetooth remote control

The projector can be easily operated using the included remote control. This requires two AAA batteries, which are not included. The design of the remote control is as simple as the projector itself, but just as chic. The keys are limited to the most necessary and are absolutely intuitive. You navigate through the menu using the direction buttons, which are attached in a ring, and the OK button is in the middle. Home button, Back, menu and volume control – all pretty self-explanatory.

Alternatively, mouse and keyboard can also be connected. This may make navigation easier for some people, even if the remote control in conjunction with the menu, which is clear in itself, already does a good job. The keyboard simplifies longer text entries. However, a mouse is required in some apps (such as Netflix) where the remote control does not work completely.

Operating system MIUI TV

Pairing the remote control and setting up an Internet connection

The remote control connects to the projector via Bluetooth. If it doesn’t work right from the start, read the instructions on how to pair it with the Laser Projector. We have translated the most important steps into English for you here.

The start in the menu is then uncomplicated, but can still be very confusing due to the Chinese language. For example, after the start you will be asked to register with a (Chinese) phone number – but you can simply skip this step. Setting up the WLAN before changing the options to English is also not quite as easy if you do not know the respective menu items. You can work around the problem by first changing the language (see below) and selecting the network via the developer options, or you follow these steps:

  • You can access the settings via the app list or by navigating up in the main menu. In both cases, the gear symbol will tell you where to go.
  • The Wi-Fi icon shows you where to find the connection settings. It should be the first menu item directly.
  • Here you can also select the first menu item (无线网络) – The wireless networks
  • Now you see the list of available networks, select yours and connect as usual by entering the password.

Changing the language in MIUI TV to English

Like a TV box or a Smart TV, the projector has its own user interface. MIUI TV is based on Android 6.0 and is completely available in Chinese. The all-clear signal is given here directly in case you only want to use the projector as a playback device. If a device (laptop or game console) is connected via HDMI, this is displayed in a picture preview directly on the projector’s home screen. A single keystroke of the remote control changes the display and you have nothing to do with the Chinese UI anymore.

If you only want to connect your Playstation or Xbox, have a receiver or a TV box for television or use a computer or laptop for streaming, then of course you don’t have to root the system, but can use the projector immediately. And apart from Google services, most streaming apps can be installed and used. Setting the language to English is a simple step that will make it easier to use later.

The whole system and most pre-installed apps are of course aimed at the Chinese market. So the language is also not easily convertible to English. If you want English language in the menus, you have to download an APK via another device. You can install them via a USB stick on the projector and then change the system language from Chinese to English.

The individual steps necessary to change the language:

  • You download the APK Dev Settings or Start Settings and copy them to a USB stick.
  • Put the stick in the projector. It should be recognized immediately; you simply select the first option with the USB icon.
  • Select the APK from the list and run it – you will receive a (Chinese) warning to allow sources of unknown origin
  • Click “OK” (the left button) and you will be taken to the options where you change the setting – it is the one that is already selected.
  • Go back and run the installation now
  • Launch the installed app, scroll down to the language settings and set the language to English – Finished

Since the Playstore is not installed, you can also install other apps this way. If you want to watch Netflix directly on the projector and not via an external device (TV box, etc), you can also use Netflix.APK. It gets more complicated with Google services, such as YouTube or the Playstore, which do not work easily.

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Brightness

Officially the beamer radiates with 5000 ANSI Lumen. A technology called ALPD 3.0 (Advanced Laser Phosphor Display) from the Chinese developer Appotronics is used here. The first use was in our office, where we could only partially darken the Windows with blinds. Nevertheless, even in daylight the picture was sufficiently bright and hardly limits the filming pleasure. I also took the projector home with me, and when the room is almost completely darkened, there really is a real home cinema flair.

However, strong sunlight naturally has an adverse effect. In a light-flooded room, the quality decreases, and outdoor use, for example on the terrace, is unthinkable in broad daylight.

Caution: Avoid looking directly into the lens, because the light is really very bright. As a protective mechanism, the beamer has two infrared sensors that register movement in the immediate vicinity (

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1 x 3.5mm audio output, 3 x HDMI 2.0 input (1x ARC), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x AV input, 1x S / PDIF, 1x Ethernet

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Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA | Projections | Specs

The market for laser projectors is very broad and, at the same time, very competitive, since all companies want to position themselves as the best in this category of products. Among them, there is the world-renowned Xiaomi and VAVA, which have a wide variety of these devices, as well as the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector and VAVA Laser Projector 4K. Today we are going to compare them to see who is the best, so welcome to this new Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA comparison!

Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – In-Depth Comparison

Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Specification Sheet

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Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Design Comparison

Before we talk about the specifications found inside these projectors, let’s talk about the most obvious, their design. The truth is that there are no many differences between the design of these two projectors, and it is that although they are not made by the same company, they do have many similarities. The VAVA projector has dimensions of 53.3 x 36.8 x 10.7cm and a weight of 13.9kg, while the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector has smaller dimensions of 41 x 29.1 x 8.8cm and a weight of 6.9kg.

Both have a rectangular size, with rounded edges that make it an aesthetically pleasing product, and also the VAVA features a white matte finish while the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector has a shiny finish white coverage. The connections of both projectors are on the back, while on the sides we only get some grilles that help in the ventilation and audio of the product. The front part is all plastic mesh, also to dissipate the heat.

On the back, both projectors have almost the same ports. In the VAVA projector, we can find: 1 x Ethernet input, 1 x SPDIF digital audio output, 1 x conventional audio output, 1 x AV input, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 3 x HDMI 2.0, and even 1 x USB 2.0 port for content playback from external storage drives. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector has the next ports: 3 x HDMI ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x audio input port, 1 x audio output port, 1 x SPDIF port, and lastly, 1 x power supply port.

Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Interface Comparison

Continuing with the differences that we can find between these two projectors, it is that they work with different interfaces. The Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector, having been created by Xiaomi, has its custom interface, the well-known MIUI TV based on Android, and it is that although the interface of the VAVA projector is also based on Android, it is not MIUI, but that we are talking about the Smart TV system. Having said that, the design of the interface these projectors have is very simple, and mostly because it has the option to change the language to English natively. Also, users will have multiple content stores, among which the multimedia or applications are divided.

In relation to the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector, it also has options to pair with other devices made by Xiaomi, which is always a point in favor.

Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Remote Controller Comparison

Another similar aspect that we can see between these two projectors is the fact that both controls are identical. They have a simple crosshead, options to go back, a menu key, increase or decrease the volume of the speakers, and even control by voice some functions.

Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Hardware Comparison

This section is somewhat complicated to quantify because Xiaomi projectors have multiple generations that have been modified over time. To give you an idea, we can get on the market versions whose hardware is made up of a T962X quad-core CPU at speeds of 1.5GHz, as we can also find others with the T968 quad-core at 1.8GHz. Regardless of the case, the power difference is very slight, especially since they all have the same 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. For their part, these two projectors are two of the most modern projectors having the same T968 processor and they also have 2GB of RAM memory and 16GB of internal storage.

Something important to note in this section is that, although these two projectors appear to be pretty similar, they do have their internal differences. For its part, the VAVA one has a projection distance of between 80 to 150 inches and a central contrast of 3,000:1, while the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector has a projection distance of between 80 to 150 inches, and also has a central contrast of 3,000:1. Also, and being two of their biggest differences, the VAVA has 6.000 lumens of brightness and a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and support 4K, while the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector has 5.000 lumens of brightness and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and also supports 4K.

At the level of connections and image options, both devices have both horizontal and vertical trapezoidal correction, support for 3D images, wireless compatibility via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi dual-Band networks. In the wired area, nothing is missing, with Ethernet, HDMI, ARC, USB 2.0 and 3.0, AV, and SPDIF ports.

In relation to sound, the two full-frequency speakers and another two speakers specially made to the high frequencies found in these two projectors work in conjunction with the Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD audio standards that it has are capable of providing that the experience that the user gets is really good in all kinds of viewing experiences for movies, series or games.

Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Projection Comparison

It’s the moment of truth in this VAVA vs Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector comparison. Projection quality is the most important when purchasing one of these gadgets, and usually, the best-known brands tend to be a safe option. The companies that made these devices tend to work with the highest quality in the entire market and these two projectors are not different.

Both projectors provide rich, clear color projection, accentuating both light and dark colors. Also, both devices have HDR. Likewise, both make use of a projection technology called ALPD 3.0 that works at a distance from conventional DLP models, creating an image from small microscopic crystals integrated into a DMD chip to offer a native resolution.

With that being said, and as mentioned before, the VAVA projector has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, while the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Brightness Comparison

We come to the point of this comparison where we find one of the many differences between these two projectors, and it is the brightness and the number of lumens with which each one works. It’s worth mentioning that the higher the number of lumens, the greater the amount of brightness the projector will be able to deliver.

As mentioned before, the VAVA projector has 6,000 lumens of brightness and a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and supports 4K, while the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector has 5.000 lumens of brightness and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and also supports 4K. That amount of lumens that the VAVA projector has, gives it the ability to be capable of projecting images with more brightness and quality both in light environments and in dark rooms.

Having said that, in case it is to the user’s taste to have a projector with lower brightness to be used in night rooms, then the 5.000 lumens of the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector will be the best option, although everything will depend on the user.

Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Durability Comparison

The light source used by both gadgets is ALPD, which is based on imaging by laser reflections, which is high quality and not blinking at all, being friendly with our view. However, this is not the only advantage they offer, and that is, thanks to this technology, the life of the projectors reaches up to 25,000 hours.

These projectors require almost no maintenance; hence their design is different from other similar products. The quality of the image will not degrade over time either, so we can be sure that both are a perfect option if we want durable products.

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Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector vs VAVA – Price Comparison

After having talked about the specifications and design that these two projectors have, we will now talk about their most important point: their price.

Generally, the that projectors are on sale for range from 1,000 to an impressive 3,500, and since these two were created by totally different companies, it is to be expected that we will get a difference between their prices. Having said that, both can be achieved very easily, as both projectors are available on Amazon’s online store.

The VAVA has a sale price of around 2,700 USD, while the Xiaomi Mi 4K Laser Projector has a sale price, and it is sold for a price of 1,600 to 2,200 USD. Banggood currently offers the best price of Mi 4K Laser projector.

Winner: VAVA Laser Projector 4K

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The Mi Laser Projector combines outstanding image quality with an elegant design and great built-in speakers. If you’re in the market for an ultra-short throw laser projector for 2,000, look no further.

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The Mi Laser Projector combines outstanding image quality with an elegant design and great built-in speakers. If you’re in the market for an ultra-short throw laser projector for 2,000, look no further.

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By techstage.de on December 04, 2018 100

Der Xiaomi Laser Projector ist fast schon alternativlos. In seiner Preisklasse bietet kein anderer Beamer ein derart stimmiges Gesamtpaket aus hoher Helligkeit mit Laser-Lichtquelle, toller Bildqualität mit 4K-Upscaling, Kurzdistanztechnik, schickem.

By phonandroid.com on April 11, 2018 80

Le Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector est un excellent produit, peu encombrant, discret, capable de projeter une belle image. Les mordus de films et de séries en auront clairement pour leur argent. Fidèle à son ADN, Xiaomi arrive à nous proposer un appareil au.

By frandroid.com on February 19, 2018 80

Un vidéoprojecteur classique en Full HD est vendu à environ 500 euros, pour les premiers prix. Evidemment, le Xiaomi Projector est très onéreux quand on le compare à l’offre de projecteurs d’entrée de gamme en France. Par contre, il se place comme un.

By elandroidelibre.com on March 04, 2019

Acostumbrado como estaba a probar productos de Xiaomi que podía sostener en la mano, como son sus archiconocidos móviles y accesorios, recibir en casa la enorme caja que envuelve el Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector supuso toda una sorpresa. Ya había visto el.

By xataka.com on December 05, 2018

Este producto de Xiaomi no es solo una alternativa muy sólida a cualquier otro proyector doméstico de su rango de precio; también representa una alternativa interesante a un televisor de gran formato. Esta última opción adquiere consistencia gracias a.

By Generation NT on June 25, 2018

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Nous voici arrivés à la fin de ce tour d’horizon. Le vidéoprojecteur Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short 5000 Laser Projector possède quelques lacunes mais ses nombreux atouts font que vous ne regretterez pas une seconde de l’avoir acheté. Evidemment, comme toute.

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