Originally Posted by lopez.kj
New to the forums but have been following along for a while now. I've narrowed my search down to a few UST projectors, but am having a hard time making a decision without seeing anything in real life. For those of you who have bought the Xiaomi Mi projector, why did you choose this one? Why not Viewsonic (ls820 or PX800), or LG? Thanks!
I was in the same situation as you. I wanted the flat screen look for my condo. I was deciding between the viewsonic ls820, ls830, Optoma zh400ust, Dell 4k ultra short throw, Epson ls100.
I also wanted the appropriate screen, which you should definitely add to your setup as well: I chose the elite aeon CLR, you have the viewsonic BCP option as well. A few other options out there as well. Your screen should be specific to the short throw.
This is why I chose Xiaomi, even though I could afford any of the projectors I mentioned above (no particular order of reason):
Style: Xiaomi's projector is the sleekest, thinnest, non-bulking looking short throw on the market.
The reviews were good. And they met my expections. It's a nice projector.
Works well with my Sonos Playbar and Sub. The Xiaomi projector, unlike every other projector on the market, except for the $5k Dell, comes equipped with a Toslink Digital Sound Port. Made it easy to set up my Sonos System.
Value: I felt that for $1750.00, I would get a similar quality if not better for $1300 - $4000 less. My wife wants a second one for the bedroom now.
Didn't want to pay full price for a short throw that wasn't 4k. When a good 4k short throw comes out in the near future, I could put this one in the bedroom and buy a 4k that is reasonably priced, not bulky and put it in the living room. Right now, only Dell and hisense are in the 4k ust game. The price will drop in the near future.
Reasons NOT to get it:
No real warranty. I don't believe. 30 Days with Ebay or whoever you purchase it from
Everything is in Chinese. This can be easily converted and is not a real problem for me.
Unknown long term performance without a warranty.
A real 4k short throw could be around the corner. If you only want to buy one, you'd have to sell it to get a real 4k.