Earlier this year, China’s Dangbei made it easier to access Netflix with full HD projectors with officially licensed Emotn N1 and Neo models. But they’re not the brightest smart projectors in their class, so now the company has rectified that with its new Mars laser projector.
Connected smart projectors can be a great way to enjoy big-screen entertainment without a large TV taking up your living space, but many lack native support for Netflix. A quick search online turns up various solutions to this problem, but as Bey explained when the Neo launched, “Netflix regularly checks for and prohibits the use of these applications on unlicensed products.”
The company’s own Neo Full HD projector and sub-brand Emotn’s N1 are both approved to run Netflix out of the box, but due to the relatively low brightness of their LED light sources, they’re pretty much only for nighttime viewing. Settled in the brand-new Mars model, light up the viewing experience.
Built with advanced laser phosphor display technology, the projector achieves a light output of 2,100 ISO lumens, which means it can be viewed in daylight without having to draw the shades (although low ambient light will still produce the best results). AI-assisted brightness adjustment automatically adapts the light output to the indoor environment.
While color wheels can be used in ALDP projectors to create a rainbow effect, they don’t suffer from the speckle problem of RGB laser light sources—Dangbei said, “Mars prioritizes viewer comfort and a speckle-free experience, bringing home Entertainment and movie nights taken to another level.”
Reportedly capable of projecting up to 180 diagonal inches of visuals onto a display surface, the mains-powered Full HD projector supports HDR10 and HLG content, as well as motion time-of-flight sensors and a visual aid for autofocus camera, six-way keystone correction, obstacle avoidance, and a stamp that fits the screen.
The Linux operating system runs the show “for a fast, smooth and stable experience.” Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as Ethernet LAN, are built in, and there are HDMI and USB ports for connecting to sources like media players or consoles (with a reported input lag of 20ms). It also supports two 10-W Dolby speakers, and an S/PDIF audio output for connecting to a home audio system.
Dangbei Mars is now available amazon Priced at $999.99, with a $100 launch discount coupon for a limited time.