If you’re looking for a flexible, 4K video projector for under $500, it may be worth checking out a new laser projector that’s raised nearly two million dollars on Kickstarter.
The JMGO N1 4K Ultra Triple Color Laser Gimbal Projector can project 4K video or gaming video with a 1600:1 contrast ratio at a brightness of over 4000 lumens.
The 4K JMGO N1 has a resolution of 3840×2160, with 8.3 million laser-projected pixels to emit a screen size of between 100 and 150 inches.
The result is a truly cinematic experience, whether streaming video, watching a movie, or even playing video games.
The JMGO N1 has MALC tri-color laser optics with modularized stacking and a quad-layered diffuser system with dynamic light speckle reduction technology (LSR).
The system has a built-in dynamic light speckle reducer technology, which can reduce speckling by up to 96 percent.
In addition to its bright lumination and contrast ratio, the N1 offers a 110% BT.2020 wide color gamut, and 210 percent Rec709.
The N1 has a color accuracy rating of <1, producing up to 1.07 billion colors with 10-bit color that is rated better than miniLED TVs or LED projectors.
What that translates to is a super sharp, cinema-grade image projection, with adaptive brightness, autofocus, and automatic keystone correction.
There are also three different color modes including standard (for precise color reproduction), Vivid Mode for projecting a cinematic image, and glaring mode which presents colors in their most vibrant and saturated condition.
The N1 also has dual 10w audio speakers and a 45Hz low-frequency bass integrated into the unit, so a sound system is not needed for display. The immersive HiFi system is also Dolby and DTS certified.
The N1 has an interesting integrated gimbal design that has a vertical adjustment range of 135 degrees, and a horizontal adjustment range of 360 degrees.
The interesting feature, however, is that the gimbal doubles as the power adapter, with the power cable plugging into the gimbal stand.
Other features include a .47 inch DMD Chip, MR9629 System on Chip design with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The N1 also uses include HDMI 2.1 and can connect to a network or the internet using WiFi 6.
The N1 is driven by Android 11 with all the standard smartTV apps and can connect to a third-party streaming device for connecting to other streaming options including Netflix.
When connecting the system and powering it on, the N1 will automatically detect the screen and adjust all parameters to fit it, including auto-screen fitting and keystone calibration, autofocus, and brightness control.
The screen will also adjust for any potential obstacles that may be hanging on a nearby wall that could get in the way of the image presentation.
The JMGO N1 Ultra has raised nearly two million on Kickstarter and is available at an early bird price of $1399.
After the crowdfunding phase, the retail price will be an estimated $2299. Delivery of the first batch of early bird orders is expected to be in May 2023.
Judging by the reviews and the specs, the JMGO N1 Ultra looks to be an impressive laser projector for a home theater that wants to be high-end but doesn’t have the budget to build it out.
Of course, caution should be considered when it comes to crowdfunding projects of this scale, but if they can deliver, it’s literally a brilliant device and concept. Find out more at the JMGO Kickstarter page.
[source: JMGO on Kickstarter]
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