Open Thread: Bauhn LED Projector

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I’ve been using projectors professionally for nearly two decades now. In that time, I’ve learned a lot. Every projector has its own good points and bad points. Some projectors have amazing image output but expensive replacement lamps. Others are dirt cheap and have the color quality to show for it. And all of the ones I’ve used, even some more expensive ones, have been underwhelming in the native sound department. (I’ve always, always used separate speakers.)

In the winter of 2021, Aldi US sold an LED projector and separate screen under the Medion brand. This was a surprise because Aldi in the States — unlike, say, in Australia, which often sells TVs — hasn’t typically sold technology like this, especially in recent years.

For the second time in a year, Aldi is selling a different projector under one of its other house brands.

What We Know:

Bauhn LED Projector 1

The Bauhn LED Projector (Product Code: 705262) is an Aldi Find, which means you can only find it in stores for a limited time. Each store will get a single shipment, and once it’s gone it’s gone. Aldi doesn’t ship online, so if you can’t find one in stores, you’re out of luck.

At the time of this post, the projector cost $99.99. For comparison, that’s $30 less than the Medion LED projector Aldi sold in December of 2021, which, to be fair, did include a couple of cables. LED projectors online vary widely in price, from $70 to several hundred dollars. That puts the Bauhn projector on the lower end of prices.

According to Aldi, features include:

  • Native resolution: 1,280 x 720p (supports 1,920 x 1,080)
  • Projection size: 45″–208″
  • Projection distance: 4.82′ to 20.67′
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9/4:3
  • LED lamp lifespan: up to 30,000 hours
  • White brightness output: 155 ANSI lumens
  • Contrast ratio: 3000:1
  • Keystone correction: +/- 15°
  • Built-in speaker

Bauhn LED Projector 2

The picture of the ports seems to indicate that it has 1 VGA input, an HDMI input, 2 USB inputs, and a 3.5 mm audio in and audio out. While having the HDMI is probably the most important for most users, the VGA cable can also be useful depending on what you’re outputting your video from.

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t tried out this specific model, so we can’t speak to the ease of use, the quality of the image, or how long it lasts. We’ve created this open thread for users to share their experiences.


Have you used this projector? Let us know about it in the comments.


About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at joshuaajohnston.com.

10 Comments

  1. I found the user manual for this BAUHN H3 LED Projector. BAUHN is an Australian company that advertises its relationship with ALDI on their website. So far I cannot find any input from others that have purchased this LED projector.
    BAUHN H3 LED Projector User Manual
    https://manuals.plus/bauhn/h3-led-projector-manual

  2. I just bought mine today hope I can hook up speakers! Wish it had blue tooth

  3. I just bought this right now, I hooked it up to my Xbox series x & wow it works great!!! Like no other I can say & for the price you can’t beat it!

  4. Hi!! purchased this projector today and tested it out- so far so good!!! I even connected a bluetooth dongle to it and it work with with BT speakers. I have been using higher costing Projectors in the past, with the HDMI on this model I have to say it performs very well. I am happy so far with this… only thing is there is no height adjustment peg in the front, used some mags to do this.

  5. If anyone can help me, why dont i have any audio when using Netflix or any movie platform, the only thing that seem to work is YouTube. I really like the projector but since I can’t watch anything on Netflix I might return. If anyone can help me out what to do please! I have used it connected by usb and by screen share.

  6. Read through this to see if it helps:
    Can You Watch Netflix On A Projector?
    https://thehometheaterdiy.com/can-you-watch-netflix-on-a-projector/

  7. Just purchased this item today as an impulse buy. I figure if I get quickly to the set up, I still have the option to return it.
    I’m truly grateful to find this content to support a struggling technophobe such as me.
    Thanks Joshua and other posters for your input. At this price, it’s worth the experiment .

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