XGIMI Aura front angle

XGIMI has announced the launch of their first laser projector, the ultra-short throw Aura that is the least expensive home theater 4K UST currently available. The laser light source is rated at 2,400 ANSI lumens and offers a lifespan of 25,000 hours of use. The Aura is a DLP projector that uses a 0.47-inch DMD chip for a 4K (3840x2160) native resolution and supports HDR10 signals.

With a throw ratio of 0.233:1, the Aura laser TV is capable of projecting a 150-inch diagonal image sitting only 17-inches from the screen (to the back of the projector). That distance is only 8.2-inches for a 100-inch image. XGIMI has an 8-point keystone correction system that allows for vertical and horizontal correction ±40 degrees.

XGIMI Aura top

The XGIMI Aura comes with the Android TV 10.0 streaming platform built-in, so there won't be a dongle taking up one of the projector's HDMI ports. As is customary with Android-based projectors, the Aura also supports Chromecast from mobile devices and computers.

XGIMI Aura lifestyle

There are four 15-watt Harman-Kardon speakers (two tweeters and two woofers) that include Dolby Audio support and can be used as a Bluetooth speaker for your devices. An optical out on the back allows you to connect the projector to a home theater system if you so choose.

Also on the back panel are three HDMI 2.0 to connect sources, three USB 2.0, Ethernet (the Aura also supports dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless connectivity), a headphone out, and a Mini USB for service.

XGIMI Aura back angle

The XGIMI Aura measures 5.89 x 23.86 x 15.79 inches (HWD) with a base that is a couple inches less wide on either side, and weighs 32.92 pounds. It's available now with a retail price of $2,499—$200 cheaper than the Wemax Nova released last year, $300 less than the VAVA 4K, and $800 less than the Optoma CinemaX P2.

 
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Brock Posted Oct 12, 2021 8:09 AM PST
150" is awesome!!! But only HDMI 2.0 is a let down. Hopefully they address this with the next one. UST Projectors capped at 120" screens don't cut it for some, like me. Look forward to the review if you guys purchase one!
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Oct 12, 2021 9:12 AM PST
We do have a review sample in house and will be working on it shortly.
Roy Posted Oct 18, 2021 1:44 AM PST
Would love to know how feasible it is to ceiling mount this projector. Looking at this to increase max screen size I could get in a dedicated room so not worried about problems with ALR screens etc not working well with ceiling lights etc. Does it have mounting points that would work with normal ceiling mounts? Can I even flip the image?? :)
jon Posted Oct 19, 2021 9:14 PM PST
Curious two if it can be ceiling mounted and thus the image inverted.

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