Today I am interested in a competitor model at XGIMI H2 that called JMGO N7 in our review today. This new LED DLP projector from China shares many of the features of XGIMI.
It is an all-in-one concept (integrated sound system, media player) equipped with a long-life LED light source and a native 1080P resolution.
They are both marketed at a price of around $850. So which of these two devices is the best? This is the question I will try to answer in this new test. So let’s see the main specs of JMGO LED DLP projector.
JMGO N7: Specifications
The characteristics of the two projectors are very close. The JMGO N7 is announced with the following performances (manufacturer data):
|Screen aspect ratio:||1.1:1|
|Native resolution:||1920 by 1080 Pixels|
|Projection screen size:||50-300 inches|
|Video Formats:||4K, 1080p, 720p, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4|
|CPU:||Amlogic T968 quad-core CPU|
|RAM:||2GB of DDR3|
|ROM:||16GB of eMMC|
|Connectivity:||WiFi dual-band 2.4GHz + 5GHz|
|Lamp Life:||30.000 Hours|
|Size:||19.20 x 19.20 x 11.,0 cm|
Compared to the XGIMI, it has some additional options, such as the electric opening of the lens cover. Its optical block is, despite its small price, entirely composed of the glass lens, the pledge of precision.
JMGO N7: Design and Appearance
The JMGO N7 comes in the form of a rectangular box in gray color. Although it is marketed at less than $850.
It has an optical block whose zoom is electrically adjustable from the remote control. To get this kind of equipment on a home theater projector, you have to go over $2500.
No lens-shift lens mechanical moving device is available to assist in image placement. It will be necessary to use the unscrewable feet under the shell to raise the apparatus.
The glass is protected by an electrically retractable cover that disappears when the JMGO N7 in the test is put into service.
To obtain an image of 2 meters base it will move back the projector from a distance of 2.80m from the screen and for the 2.50m base, this distance passes 3.50m.
The shell is surmounted by a touch control (around) that can turn on the device without remote control.
A built-in speaker allows you to use the device without an external amplifier but we are far from achieving the level of quality and power.
The remote is also less intuitive than the H2, it does not include a built-in battery but simple batteries (not included).
The JMGO N7 in our analisis is also 3D compatible, in conjunction with DLP-Link glasses not supplied.
In the radius of connection, there are 2 USB ports including one powered to connect your USB keys or hard disk, an HDMI input and an SDPIF output to connect an external sound system.
The JMGO N7 in the test can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker without having to project an image.
It’s a good surprise, the projector comes with an electric cable compatible with European plugs, it should not use an adapter as with the XGIMI.
JMGO N7: Menu and Features
The menus and the OS of the JMGO N7 in the analisis are refined to the extreme. The projector running Android, the .apk installed are reduced to the strict minimum.
The four initial thumbnails are available: the settings, the choice of sources, the media player and a mirror mode with a tablet or a phone that I have never managed to operate with my iPhone.
In the settings menu, you will have access to the network configuration. The JMGO has a built-in wifi connection for streaming, accessing your internal network (wireless or LAN) and updating the firmware.
The sub-menu image is desperately incomplete, no management of RGB levels or gamma and more surprising, nothing for sharpness. The only options available are contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue.
The factory modes are four in number and correspond to different LED power levels: economic, normal, bright and personalized.
In this last configuration, it is possible to obtain a separate adjustment of the RGB levels but not separated in Gain and Bias.
We will see it later in the technical verdict section: it is impossible in these conditions to calibrate the image of the JMGO N7 finely.
The media player supports most known dematerialized files and also supports non-HDR 4k sources.
However, I recommend downloading the app Kodi or VLC for more rendering options. As well as most projectors in this price range, the JMGO N7 in the test is not able to offer an image interpolation type of fluidity.
JMGO N7: Sharpness
In this area, the XGIMI is outdated. Thanks to its optical glass block and after a fine adjustment of the focus, we get a surprisingly accurate image for a device of this price.
My projector precision patterns attest to the quality of optics. The zoom on the cross shows that chromatic aberrations are absent or imperceptible.
The JMGO N7 is perfect for beautifully rendering all HD programs you give it.
JMGO N7: Fluidity
The JMGO N7 is very sensitive in this area to the source that you will connect it.
At first, I did tests in 1080p with 24fps with an Xbox One S and to my dismay, the judder (slowdown in the tracking shots) was unbearable.
By changing the source (Panasonic’s Blu-ray player), things came back in order in the same resolution and at the same frequency.
However, my 1080p with 50fps oscillating projector came to convince me that the JMGO N7 was not a champion of fluidity.
You will note the breaks in the image below, signs of a flawed fluidity.
JMGO N7: Input Lag
Particularly important for those who are considering games online games (genre CoD or other FPS), the delay in the display or input lag is high: 84.1 ms. It’s too much for network play.
JMGO N7: Overscan
The image projected by the JMGO N7 is free from cropping and all the symbols of our test image are clearly visible on the screen.
JMGO N7: Video noise
The image is smooth out of the box and it’s a good thing because no sharpness setting or noise reduction will help you correct the presence of these defects.
Concerning the wound of the mono-DLP technology, namely the rainbow effects that can be particularly disturbing for sensitive people, I remind you that the JMGO N7 uses 3 OSRAM LEDs to deliver the 3 fundamental colors RGB.
No color wheel is used and the N7 must be free from the perception of this phenomenon.
JMGO N7: Image Quality
Below you can compare the quality of the projectors. And as you can see, JMGO N7 has more natural colors, and XGIMI H2 has a yellow tint.
JMGO N7: Video Review
Also, you can watch a video review of JMGO N7 below.
JMGO N7: Conclusions and Reviews
After reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of these two models (JMGO N7 / XGIMI H2), I came to the conclusion that both of them are offered the best value for money.
In general, the JMGO N7 in our review is a flagship 1080P smart projection with a brightness of 3200 lumens, which can be viewed normally during the day, plus a projection ratio of 1.1:1.
Also, making it easy to experience even small units. The fun of the 100-inch large-screen viewing, in addition, to support instantaneous autofocus, ± 45 ° square trapezoidal correction and four-sided surround sound and other functions, the overall price is still very good.
In fact, for the choice of projection, it still depends on your specific needs, but you should pay attention to the brightness and physical resolution of the projection when purchasing.
For now, if you want to be in the daytime if there is a better experience, the brightness of the projection should be at least 1000 ANSI lumens, and then it is better to choose the intelligent projection of 1080p physical resolution at the same price.
JMGO N7: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
What can be said about the price? Now there is a month of good discounts and right now you can buy a JMGO N7 projector at a low price for only $849.99 with a 19% OFF discount.
So if you want a quality and reliable projector that will work for a long time, then this is a good choice for your home or office.