Originally Posted by monakh
Just got mine today from China. Paid two hundred bucks in customs duty. Ouch!
First thing I noticed was the whine (of the fan?) My XGIMI H1S is dead silent in comparison! The sound is most annoying.
I am gonna root it next and see if we can get the whole English menu thing going. But it does look lovely out of the box.
> if you're talking about the "whoosh" at startup and shutdown, i think that's pretty common with these 4k ust lasers, the $5k dell s717ql 4k ust that i had did exactly the same thing, but if you're talking about a loud fan during the course of operation, i don't have that, mine is surprisingly quiet.
> $200 in customs duty? how did you pay it, did the guy/company that delivered it to you ask for it, c.o.d.? i paid a total amount at checkout and that was it.
> you can go into the stock menu settings and change the language to english.
> also, without rooting, you can also get rid of pretty much all of the chinese bloatware, and replace the stock chinese gui with a familiar one such as the android tv launcher (leanbacklauncher) or atv launcher.
the only reason to root as far as i can tell is if you want to install google apps and services in order to use the google playstore, voice assistant, and a few other things.., but i've found that these things are pretty hit and miss after rooting, for example i couldn't get voice assistant to work, and youtube won't play in 4k hdr because the pj's processor doesn't support vp9.
in fact, shockingly and very disappointingly, this pj can't really stream anything well at 4k from within its gui envitronment, natively, using installed apps, which kind of makes you wonder why xiaomi even bothered with a gui instead of just offering a typical projector settings interface... anyway, after playing around with a lot of the gui possibilities (trying different launchers, changing the background, installing different apps, etc.), i really can't find any use for it so i'm sure i'll end up just launching into hdmi 1 at startup and never see the gui.
> almost forgot... using spocky12's tool from xda (found in his tutorial) you can access the projector's service menu which gives a lot of additional image settings, looks very interesting and promising, look forward to playing around with the settings when i finally set up my pj.