4K/UHD Buyers Guide

Choosing the right 4K Projector

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What is a 4K projector?

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4K UHD Projectors are a new addition to the line up. With realistic life like image quality, 4K projectors are the next level in projection. The high detailed 4K resolution produces an extra sharp, extra clear image, even on the larger screens sizes available today. Though resolution improvements in the past have made small improvements such as the change from HD to FULLHD, 4K represents a huge leap forward with a resolution 4 times that of FULLHD. This means one 4K projector would be producing the same detail as 4 FULL HD projectors combined!

The new range of 4K projectors have been released in time to coincide with the release of the next generation Xbox and Playstation 4K compatible game consoles. Many streaming apps now offer 4K movies and even pay TV service Foxtel has 4K movies and 4K sport content available.

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What are the benefits of a 4K projector?

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The real benefit of 4K projector is the incredibly high detail level it produces. In fact, a 4K image features 3840 pixels wide and 2160 pixels high, working out to approximately 8.3 million pixels! This produces an incredibly sharp and detailed image, even on very large screens.

As an added benefit the 4K projectors are future proof. Streaming services are releasing more and more 4K content and soon 4K will be the standard resolution available for viewing all movies and games.

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Are there any down sides of 4K projectors?

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Being new technology, 4K projectors can cost a bit more than a HD or FULL HD projector. Whilst not long ago a 4K projector would cost well over $10,000 new releases are coming out all the time, some well below the $2000 mark.

4K UHD Projectors produce an incredible amount of resolution, which means incredibly small pixels... and lots of them! With so many pixels it can be challenging to offer a good level of adjustments, such as lens shift or keystone correction. Many 4K projectors have minimal adjustments however technology is constantly evolving and this will always improve. Due to the high resolution the 4K resolution tends to feature a slower response time than lower resolutions. This is of no concern when watching films but may not noticeable when playing fast pace 4K games. There have been 4K gaming projectors released recently with specialised 'gaming modes' to assist in speeding up response times.

What 4K projectors do you recommend?

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The team at Just Projectors are constantly testing new releases to determine the best projectors available for the money. Below we list a range of laser projectors we recommend you consider. As always if you have any queries feel free to get in contact with us.

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4K / UHD Projector Recommendations

Viewsonic PX748-4K DLP High Brightness 4K UHD Projector
viewsonic px748-4k
  • UHD 4K
  • 4000 ANSI Lumens
  • 12,000:1 Contrast
  • Fast Gaming Mode
Optoma UHD35+ DLP 4K Home Theatre Projector
optoma uhd35+
  • UHD 4K
  • 4000 ANSI Lumens
  • 1,200,000:1 Contrast
  • Fast Gaming Mode
BenQ W1800 DLP 4K Home Theatre Projector
benq w1800
  • UHD 4K
  • 2000 ANSI Lumens
  • Premium Glass Optics
  • 100% REC709 Colour
  • Fast Gaming Mode
Optoma UHD55 4K UHD Smart Home Theatre Projector
optoma uhd55
  • UHD 4K
  • 3600 ANSI Lumens
  • 1,200,000:1 Contrast
  • DCI-P3 Colour
  • Fast Gaming Mode
  • Bonus FireStick 4K
BenQ X3000i 4K UHD LED Home Theatre & Gaming Projector
benq x3000i
  • UHD 4K
  • 3000 ANSI Lumens
  • 500,000:1 Contrast
  • 100% DCI-P3 Colour
  • Fast Gaming Mode
  • LED Light Source
  • Android 10 Inbuilt
Optoma CinemaX D2 DLP 4K Ultra Short throw Home Theatre Laser Projector
optoma d2
  • UHD 4K
  • LASER Light Source
  • 1,800,000:1 Contrast
  • Ultra Short Throw
  • 120% REC709 Colour
  • Bonus FireStick 4K
Epson EH-LS800B 4K Ultra Short throw Home Theatre Laser Projector
Epson EH-LS800B
  • UHD 4K
  • 4000 ANSI Lumens
  • LASER Light Source
  • 2,500,000:1 Contrast
  • Ultra Short Throw
  • Android TV Inbuilt
BenQ LK952 DLP High Brightness 4K UHD Laser Projector
benq lk952
  • UHD 4K
  • 5000 ANSI Lumens
  • LASER Light Source
  • 1.6x Big Zoom
  • Lens Shift
  • 3x HDMI Connections
Panasonic PT-FRQ60W Laser Large Venue 4K Laser Projector
panasonic PT-FRQ60W
  • UHD 4K
  • 6000 ANSI Lumens
  • LASER Light Source
  • 2.0x Big Zoom
  • Lens Shift
  • Long 5y Warranty