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Xiaomi 4K Laser Projector Global Version (AU Stock) $2,349 + Delivery @ Panmi Group Buying

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FR5CX29HRKBE

Same as the previous deal minus the screen. Price is for the projector only. Delivery for Melb. metro is $12.68 with Couriers Please or $12.96 with Australia Post

According to comments in the last deal this is the Global Version with Android TV and Google Assistant. Also AU stock with 24-months local warranty and a 60-day money-back guarantee!

To get price in title:

  • Apply coupon FR5CX29HRKBE at checkout.

Projector Specs :
• 5000 lumens
• 4K Ultra HD Resolution
• Anti-direct-viewing sensor
• 2GB DDR4 RAM and 16GB eMMC high-speed flash memory
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
• DOLBY sound effects
• Voice control Android TV (9.0) Google Assistant


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    Did you receive this deal from the Panmi rep?

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      Yes she sent me the deal and coupon.

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    Can anyone recommend a good projector for home use (mainly for watching movies with kids and family) that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Thanks

    • +2 votes

      This google doc has been linked in a bunch of previous projector sales threads - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H_8ZMK4KdzH_vIBEWBf9... - as it lists quite a few entry level models. No idea who owns or updates it though.

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        Thanks. Very helpful 👍

      • +2 votes

        Just be aware that most of those are not good enough for regular watching. As in, you'll just ending up watching on your TV (or even a laptop is better, for some of the cheaper ones, no joke). Cheap isn't cheap if what you spent was a total waste.

        With these cheapo no-name projectors under $700 most of the specs are flat-out lies, for example, they'll claim to be 1080p (or even 4k) but are actually low-definition 480p.

        The exceptions are the most expensive ones like the Blitzwolf models (Blitzwolves?) where they are sometimes using similar parts to "real" projectors. They still have some major flaws (like the VP6 not having a 24hz mode for movies) but at half the price of similar name-brand projectors, they are worth considering.

        So only use this google sheet if you are willing to:
        - Ignore the ones under $250 or so,
        - Take the reported specs with a metric tonne of salt, and
        - Check multiple review sources

        • +2 votes

          Indeed. And it must be noted that even the VP6 fan noise is very loud (~50db), too loud for anyone with a sensitive ear to audio (I can only use it with headphones)

      • +1 vote

        I believe it's managed by Jayce Ooi
        A good place to see what they look like and compare too

    • +3 votes

      Keep checking the Epson refurb site, they have full warranty and better picture than any of the Chinese models.

      https://www.epson.com.au/shoponline/shop/BrowseProducts.asp?...

      Be aware that this Xiaomi, like all the short throw projectors other than the Epson are 60Hz and have serious Judder when trying to watch movies.

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    This or Hisense L5F laser tv?

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      I would go for the Hisense but its a lot more isn't it?

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        The lowest was around 3200 but I missed it :(

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          When was it? Damn!!

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            @masum47: check my post

            the same day melbourne went into lockdown

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        it comes with a 100" alr screen included plus has tuner for free to air tv.

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    Anyone else feel these "laser" TVs are just fad that will quickly come and go like 3D did?

    • +7 votes

      Once you start watching media on a 3.8 metre screen it's really hard to go back to a (relatively) small 65" television.

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        Sure, but what does the picture look like.

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          The same.

          But even if it wasn't, it'd have to look a lot worse to stop the gain in size being worth it.

          Projectors are a niche because most people don't actually care about the best viewing experience, or haven't seen one in action, or don't realise how inexpensive they are, not because they aren't better overall.

        • +1 vote

          On something like the Epson LS500 the picture is better than a lot of the cheaper TVs, not as good as OLED, but better HDR than many TVs.

          The only area it lacks is the blacks aren't as good as the best TVs, but if you are in a living room with white ceilings and white walls then the point is moot. If in a blackened home theatre with dark walls and ceilings, then standard projectors will give a better picture at the darker end.

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      Seems like rear-projection of the times

    • +2 votes

      If anything projectors are underrated.

      TVs are OK for small sizes, which are nice and cheap and fine if you mostly watch reality TV or younger kids cartoons.

      But size is more important, in terms of impact and immersion, so if you watch any movies or cinematic video games at all, a big screen is just a much better experience.

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      Not really. It's the new age of projectors. Just like rear projection, they've never been out to replace TV's. With most newer homes having a dedicated theatre room, they will still have a place for people that want a better experience. As they become more affordable, they should take over the rear projection market.

      Picture quality is excellent. Next time your in Harvey's or similar, pop your head in to the theatre room most of them have. Usually have the Samsung and Hisense ones set up but I would say the Xiaomi (or equivalent from other brands) are very similar.

    • +1 vote

      My MPCL-1 is pretty sharp. So long as it’s dark.

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      Compared to what? Are you saying projectors are a fad?

      An advantage of laser is that it turns on instantly. No waiting for the lamp to heat up.

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    Checkout the JMGO U2 Kickstarter.

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      I was interested, but only 100" projection… I need/want 120"plus

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        get the Epson TW9400 highest rated projector around for the money if you want to go big.

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          its not a ust projector

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      looks interesting - they made an O1 pro prior to this.

      Are they trusted in the community?

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    Does laser mean no need to worry about bulb degradation?

    • +1 vote

      yes

    • +3 votes

      Still need to replace them but it's in the range of 25,000 hours for most.

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    Projector Specs :
    • 5000 lumens

    you Sure ? It says 1600 Lumens.

    • +2 votes

      ANSI Lumens

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      you might have seen 1600 ANSI Lumens? it is a different measuring unit from lumens

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      ANSI Lumens is the standard used by reputable manufacturers. The 5000 refers to 'Chinese Lumens' or 'Marketing Lumens'. And 1600 ANSI is not very bright compared to the 2000 to 3000 of many common/popular projectors.

      More brightness is desirable especially when paired with the bundled UST screen that has .6 gain (meaning it reflects only 60% of the light hitting it to the viewers). A UST screen greatly improves the image of a UST projector but you want at least average brightness from the projector if you want to be able to watch with some ambient light in the room.

  • +8 votes

    Just want to share my valuable lesson with buying a Xiaomi UST projector, read before you buy!

    Been a proud user of this Xiaomi 4K laser UST projector and it is awesome, when it works.

    Now the problem:
    It starts showing weird lines and black and white / distorted images and have slow boot up / random restart issues after right after warranty of one year

    What we know (short version):
    The whole Xiaomi projector line has this design flaw where there's this metal plate between the DMD and the DMD cooler, where the metal plate slowly bends more and more over time until a point where it does not lie flat anymore, and the DMD chip overheats and causes all the issues mentioned.

    Long version:
    https://www.projectorjunkies.com/xiaomi-4k-laser-ust-project...

    The fix:
    A projector repairman found this issue and custom built a new metal plate that replaces the stock metal plate, which I tested works perfectly and fixed my projector. He is selling these metal plates to people around the world (email him and pay by paypal) and the metal plate cost around $150 AUD after currency conversion.

    If you don't want to go through all the hassle of the above to fix a design flaw across whole Xiaomi line after your warranty is over, better look for alternative.
    According to the projectorjunkies website seems like the latest Fengmi projectors still having the same issue :(

    The projector is awesome though, since I repaired it I've been using it for another year without any issues and still going strong.

    PM me if you have any questions.

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      We are sorry to hear about your experience. As Xiaomi official distributor in Australia, we offer 24-months local warranty for our Xiaomi products.

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        2 year warranty is great, didn't have that when I bought it so nice one!

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      wow, this looks like way too much risk.

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      thanks for sharing your experience mate! so it was $150+labour to fix it? How much for the labour? did you have to ship it interstate/overseas?

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        It was 89 euro so it is like $142 in today's exchange rate. That's only for the price of the metal plate + shipping. He's from some European country (can't which specifically) so is overseas shipment. After I received the metal plate I just follow the step by step instructions at https://www.projectorjunkies.com/xiaomi-4k-laser-ust-project... (there's a youtube video from the same person that's easier to follow)

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          thank you :)

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          Would you recommend purchasing the plate and keeping it on hand? From reading the link it sounds like the bending issue is inevitable and just a matter of when.

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    I believe this is the latest global model, it's not the latest Chinese model, that would be the 1S which is what I have since Nov 2020.

    No Android etc so I have a shield connected

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      Correct this is the latest global model with Android TV build-in. 1S only has a Chinese version for now, no Android TV ect.

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        any discount on the projector / screen bundle?

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          3999 is the promotional price for the bundle

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    I'd love to give the projector and screen a go, but I feel the screen is a little too pricey, could come down to around 3600 will be awesome.