Best 4K projectors you can find in 2020

by Vincent Wee

In 2020 having a home theatre set-up doesn’t need to be a pipe dream or cost a small fortune. With 4K projectors becoming more affordable, having a home theatre experience in your living room has become more accessible. The beauty of projectors is that they are versatile. Unlike a big-screen TV, the screen size is adaptable to suit the size of the room. Here are some of the best 4K projectors you can find in 2020.

BenQ TK800M

Best 4K projectors 2020 - BenQ

TK800M Home Entertainment DLP Projector from BenQ will project the big game or a blockbuster movie in 8.3 million pixels of True 4K UHD HDR 4K resolution. The picture clarity, jaw-dropping detail, and vivid color mean that the TK800M is the ideal 4K projector for a home theatre experience. 

It has 3000 lumens, which means that it still works well in well-lit rooms or those with ambient light. In fact, this projector has separate modes for indoor and outdoor sports, which will make you feel you are right there inside the arena along with its enhanced sports sound mode. The cherry on the top is the TK800M’s versatility. The optical zoom makes it easy to set up in any size room.

Features:

  • True 4K UHD 8.3M Pixel Resolution
  • Hyper-Realistic Video Quality with Projector Optimized HDR
  • Accurate Colors
  • Sport Mode and Football Mode 
  • Auto Vertical Keystone Correction
  • 4,000 hours (normal) / 15,000 hours (LampSave) lamp life

Read review: TK800M

Epson EH-TW7000

Best 4K projectors 2020 - Epson

The Epson EH-TW7000 is a 4K PRO-UHD projector that allows you to watch native 4K and upscale non-4K content. There are two HDMI ports to plug devices into, and it is straightforward to set up. 

Best of all, this 4K projector is affordable, as well as having high-end features. The display reaches a whopping 500 inches, so you can enjoy 2D and 3D content in almost any size room, and even outdoors. The Epson EH-TW7000 has a high contrast ratio and delivers deeper blacks and more contrasting shadows than many other 4K projectors. 

The long lamp life means that you can watch a movie every day for seven years before you have to change the lamp and the projector.

Features:

  • 3LCD technology, contrast control, HDR10, and color processing.
  • Flicker-free images
  • Horizontal and vertical keystone correction
  • Wireless LAN capable
  • Up to 1.07 billion colors
  • 3,500 hours lamp life 

ViewSonic X10-4KE 

Best 4K projectors 2020 - Viewsonic

The ViewSonic X10-4KE makes the home theatre experience completely portable. This super-compact 4K projector is highly versatile as well as good looking. In fact, it won the iF Design Award 2019 for its stylish retro-modern design. 

The 2,400 lumens makes it bright enough for most rooms with decent lighting control, but it does not handle bright rooms, rooms with too much ambient light, or the outdoors (unless at night) very well. 

It is also not ideal for gaming as the input lag is too high. The ViewSonic X10-4KE has an RGB LED light engine that will last up to 30,000 hours, which means that it outshines most lamp-based projectors by far. It projects up to 120” which is more than enough for most rooms, making it ideal for home theatre use. The built-in Harman Kardon speakers provide excellent onboard sound but also has the ability for you to connect your favorite Bluetooth speaker or soundbar. 

Features:

  • Voice Control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Smart TV Capabilities
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • Screen Mirroring Compatibility with Mobile Devices (Apple + Android)
  • 3D Ready
  • CFI (Creative Frame Interpolation) for Sports Viewing

Optoma GT1080HDR 

Best 4K projectors 2020 - Optoma

The Optoma GT1080HDR is a projector that is purpose-built for gaming. As a result, it tries to shorten throw distance and ensure a fast refresh rate. Optoma has nailed the refresh rate, but the short-throw can cause image quality problems. 

The set-up of the machine is straightforward. It offers 3800 Lumens, a 50K:1 contrast ratio, and a 16:9 native aspect ratio, as well as many other features only expected on much more expensive 4K projectors. 

The Optoma GT1080HDR has one HDMI 1.4a, one HDMI 2.0 port that supports 4K30 and 1080p @ 120Hz VGA, and audio in/out via 3.5mm ports. It tops one billion displayable colors, and the bulb life is 4,000 hours in bright mode, 10,000 hours in ECO mode, and 15,000 hours in dynamic mode. 

This projector is perfect for gamers and home theatres in smaller spaces.

Features:

  • Accurate color with sRGB & REC.709 color profile 
  • Powerful 10-watt speaker
  • Enhanced Gaming Mode delivers up to 8.4ms response time at 1080p, 120Hz
  • 15,000-hour lamp life
  • Space-saving design
  • A short-throw projection lens

These are 4 of the best 4K projectors available in 2020. None of them can be singled out as perfect or “the best” projector because they all serve different needs and situations. Choose the one that best suits your requirements. 4K projectors give you the quality and detail you expect from a home theatre set-up but with far more versatility than a standard home theatre system.

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