Originally Posted by CARTmen
It's been some time since I last wrote in the forum but a few days ago I discovered the existence of this interesting projector and this amazing review about it in the forum. I really have to say well done rocklee and thank you very much for all the information and photos you shared here. I also want to thank others who like rocklee have published information and photos about their own experience with the projector.
I'm thinking about buying a projector but like a lot of other people I'm a bit worried about Xgimi being a little known brand. So I would like to ask a few questions to all those who have this projector.
I can get an epson 2040 for the same price the Xgimi would cost me. Which one should I buy?
I have an epson 2030 with 200 hour use. Would this give a better picture than my epson?
I was waiting for the H1S because it appears to be more bright but I think they will not sell it internationally at least until the end of the year. Is the image of the H1 bright as the epson? I saw your test rocklee and comparing both you thought that the H1 was at least as bright as the epson right?
And the last and most important question. How many hours have the H1 of all of you guys have been used? Have you noticed any decrease in the light like lamp projectors have after 1000 hours use?
Sorry for all the questions but I'm in a moral dilemma here. I'm really tempted to buy the H1 but I'm a bit worried to have problems with it.
Firstly, hello all! It's been a while since I visited this thread :-)
As you have seen in my pretty thorough review, I would easily pick the XGIMI H1/H1S/H1S Aurora over the Epson 2040/2045, Benq whatever, LG (all of them) from video and live comparisons as well as from other reviews. Out of the box, it just works. I'm in China right now and I took the H1 with me
I would never have done that in a million years with any other projectors. Who needs a TV? The thing is so damn convenient, I use it on any wall in any room and I'm watching something via internet streaming, phone or hard drive. That's pretty much what most people want to do these days, they don't want the hassles of setting up a room specifically for a projector. They just want to project a big picture on a wall and enjoy something. The XGIMI has great speakers, which makes it even more convenient. I've already said all this in my review at the beginning.
When I did my review against the Epson, the XGIMI was brighter out of the box, however neither projector was calibrated so the Epson would probably be brighter, but it makes no sense calibrating it that way anyway. Like using a laptop on full brightness for hours on end, watching movies in a dark room gives me a headache after a while (and worst still if you wear glasses). Both projectors are bright enough when watching movies and as long as the room lights are turned off, same with any other projectors. In the end, I/kids/grandma/dog would be happy watching anything from either projectors. It was the superior features, remote/speakers/etc of the H1 that won me over the Epson (which I pondered for several months while debating that against the Benq).
As for the number of hours I've had the H1 running, it's been 5-6 hours every day from the day I got it (check the first page). I leave it running over night sometimes because I fall asleep, something that would not be possible with a bulb-based projector
The H1's projection appears to be the same as ever.
Anyway, I've already written about the same dilemma that you are going through regarding the Epson and I do not regret NOT buying the Epson (or any other projector at the time) whatsoever. Just go back and read it all again
The XGIMI is easily one of my best purchases in years, I will continue to use the LED H1 for as often as I want until someone builds a truly affordable 4K LED projector.
I regret buying this projector so much. The bluetooth remote also would disconnect a few times a day, I had to buy a third party remote and dongle to get a consistently working remote.
What model did you get? Do you charge the remote properly? Try getting a new remote if bluetooth on the H1 itself is working. I love this remote.
AV_Integrated - So what model did you get?
The H1/H1s have been out for a long long time with some great reviews already