No matter how keen you are to upgrade your TV screen for bingeing the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ or movie night with the family, an 85-inch set is a pretty serious commitment. Not only will you need a huge amount of space but you could easily be expected to drop a cool £3,000 to boot. Fortunately, there’s a way you can get yourself a 200-inch screen without installing an expensive monolith in your living room: XGIMI’s neat little Elfin (opens in new tab) smart projector.
You may think of projectors as fusty old things, with faffy setups and drab looks, but the Elfin smashes that stereotype, with a flat, squared design only 1.97 inches thick. Not only does its hassle-free setup mean deploying it wherever you need it is a breeze but its sleek styling makes it look more MacBook Air than magic lantern. Rather than hiding it away, it's a device you’ll want to take pride of place in your living room.
And that’s before we dig into its many features.
True home cinema
Thanks to its huge 200-inch full HD screen, the Elfin offers as close to a cinema-going experience as you can get, short of covering your carpet with fizzy drink and popcorn. Its stunningly bright 800 ANSI lumens, HDR10 picture means you won’t need to tack up blackout curtains just to watch TV in the daytime. And thanks to its built-in Harman/Kardon speakers, you can be sure you’ll make out even Matthew McConaughey’s drawling dialogue.
Easy breezy setup
There’s no tedious calibration here. All you need to do plug it in, point it at a wall and let its smart features get to work perfecting your picture. Intelligent obstacle avoidance will scale the image so it doesn’t overlap objects on your wall, while intelligent screen alignment will perfectly match the frame to the edges of your projector screen. You don’t even have to worry about awkward angles or distances: automatic keystone correction and focusing will ensure your movies and shows display perfectly without any distortion or blurring.
Seriously smart streaming
Thanks to the XGIMIElfin’s Wi-Fi connectivity, integrated Android TV 10.0 and Google Play Store, you have access to over 5,000 apps, including Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney+. And it doesn’t end there: thanks to built-in Chromecast, you can broadcast any content, apps and games you like direct from any Apple or Android device, making cutting the cord easier than ever. Finally, Google Assistant support means you can control the XGIMI Elfin using your voice, meaning you don’t even have to lift a finger to enjoy your favourite shows.
So if you’re interested in ditching your TV and enjoying a truly silver screen, check out the XGIMIi Elfin (opens in new tab).