Xgimi released the firmware V2.3.109 for his home cinema projectors. The innovations introduced are numerous and include first of all some adjustments in the reproduction of streaming contents. The new software is capable of automatically adjust the video resolution to the connection speedso as to avoid interruptions when using applications such as YouTube or Prime Video.
A similar optimization has also been applied to 3D content: with previous firmware any change of resolution involved an interruption of the vision. Version V2.3.109 has added the 3D DS function that automatically changes the resolution according to the video to be shown on the screen, all without interruptions.
Following are the other changes and news:
- Improved stability in connecting audio devices on HDMI1 port with ARC
- Optimized the audio mode LED indicator
- Improved stability in connection to an Access Point with WEP encryption
- Improved music playback in sound mode
- Optimized the algorithm that adjusts the temperature sensor
- Overall system performance and stability improved
The firmware is available for various products of the Xgimi range: we are talking specifically about Elfin, Halo +, Horizon, Horizon Pro and also the top of the Aura range. The latter, already available at the list price of 2,499 euros, differs from the other models since it is a projector with ultra-short throw optics. The technology used is that DLP with a single 0.47 “chip and resolution Ultra HD obtained through eXpanded Pixel Resolution (XPR) technology. The light source is Laser with phosphors and offers a brightness of 2,400 ANSI lumens.
Xgimi claims a DCI-P3 color space coverage of 80% and the ability to play video in HDR in formats HDR10 And HLG. The 0.233: 1 shooting ratio translates into the ability to fill screens with the following distance to size ratio:
- 80 “by 10.9cm
- 90 “by 15.4cm
- 100 “by 20.9cm
- 110 “by 24.7cm
- 120 “by 29.8cm
- 130 “by 36.1cm
- 150 “by 44.1cm
Image optimization is entrusted toX-Vue Image Engine 2.0 which can also increase the fluidity of content through the Motion Estimation Motion Compensation (MEMC). Aura is equipped with a Smart TV platform based on Android TV 10 and managed by a MediaTek MT9629 SoC with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory.
There is access to the Play Store, Google Assistant via the microphone on the remote control, the features of Chromecast and the ability to mirror mobile devices. The equipment is completed by i 4 speakers of 15 W each developed in collaboration with Harman Kardon and divided into 2 tweeters and 2 woofers. Xgimi declares compatibility with DTS, DTS-HD And Dolby Audio.