The 7 best 4K Projectors of 2021

Top 7 best 4K projectors of 2021
Top 7 best 4K projectors of 2021

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Although televisions have recently broken the mold for the epithet “small picture”, their physical image sizes are still incomparable to what video projectors can provide.

That is why reference home theaters are built on the basis of a projection device that can easily cover a 120-150-inch screen and immerse us in the very “magic of cinema”. Our new rating includes the best models of this class of equipment as of the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.

7. BenQ TH685i

7. BenQ TH685i

The BenQ TH685i projector is based on a micro-mirror chip from Texas Instruments with a resolution of 1080p, while flaunting both the ability to receive 4K HDR signals and 120 Hz scanning with negligible output latency for projectors (8.3ms). In addition, the model uses a six-segment two-speed color wheel and achieves an impressive 3,500 lumens of light output. All that bouquet results in the formation of an excellent video sequence by the standards of this price category – to be honest, before publishing, we checked the current price tag for BenQ TH685i several times.

Verdict: a universal device that is suitable for both movie fans and gamers

 

6. BenQ CinePrime W5700

 

6. BenQ CinePrime W5700

The BenQ W5700 projector features 4K resolution with a 0.47 ”DMD micromirror sensor with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 dots, and UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) is achieved through optical pixel shift. The chip is paired with a six-segment RGBRGB color wheel – its frequency reaches 120 Hz, so you can forget about the “rainbow effect”. The video projector provides a luminous flux of 1,800 lumens, the contrast ratio reaches 1,000,000: 1 (with dynamic aperture adjustment), and the glass optics forms a sculpturally accurate frame – dense, saturated and extremely sharp.

Verdict: entrance ticket to the world of home cinema

5. LG CineBeam HU810PW

5. LG CineBeam HU810PW

The LG CineBeam HU810PW Smart Projector achieves a lumen output of 2,700 lumens, enough to cover really large screens. Here, a three-channel two-color laser light source is used, in which red emitters are added to the blue LEDs, and a DLP 4K micromirror chip with an optical pixel shift system is responsible for the formation of the frame. The HDMI 2.1 interface has not been forgotten either – so the device is fully prepared for “tomorrow”. The LG CineBeam HU810PW has 97% DCI-P3 color space coverage, 12-bit color depth; As a result, the picture that the device generates does not cause any complaints and most of all resembles a window open to the street.

Verdict: deep black, three-dimensional frame – what else can you dream of?

 

4. Epson EH-LS11000W

 

4. Epson EH-LS11000W

As is already accepted in the market, the device uses a laser light source (which will last for ten years of using the projector), operates with a real 4K resolution and a Super Resolution scaler. The latest version of the 3LCD circuitry provides a reference contrast ratio of 25,000,000: 1 at 2,000 lumens and full HDR10 + support. And the motorized optics allows you to install the device without any problems. The picture for Epson EH-LS11000W is very pleasant and rich.

Verdict: The Epson EH-LS11000W will clearly not disappoint you

 

3. Samsung The Premiere LSP9T

3. Samsung The Premiere LSP9T

For Samsung The Premiere LSP9T, you don’t have to look for a special place for installation a few meters from the surface of the screen – the device uses ultra-short-focus optics, as a result, the projector forms an image of 100 inches at a distance of only 11 centimeters from the wall! If you move the device away from the wall by 23 centimeters, the picture will be enlarged to 130 ”diagonally. The luminous flux of 2,800 lumens guarantees flawless operation even in low ambient light conditions, and the built-in acoustic system pumps a small hall without any problems. At the heart of the device is a 0.66-inch DMD chip (3,840 x 2,160 dots) and a triple laser light source – separate elements for red, blue and green provide stunning palette, sharpness and contrast.

Verdict: flagship in its sector

 

2. Sony VPL-VW915ES

 

2. Sony VPL-VW915ES

A laser light source (with a service life of 20,000 hours), a proprietary powerful X1 image processor, three SXRD panels with real 4K resolution, a high luminous flux (2,000 lumens) and an Advanced Reality Creation scaler – all this is Sony VPL-VW915ES. The model belongs to the High End segment – but once looking at the picture of the projector, it is difficult to doubt the adequacy of the price tag for the model.

Verdict: Sony VPL-VW915ES justifies its price

 

1. JVC DLA-NX9B

1. JVC DLA-NX9B

Nearly 22 kg mastodon, JVC DLA-NX9B uses e-shift technology to achieve 8K picture resolution – this is the first home projector with this resolution! We add a lens with lenses made of coated glass with a diameter of 100 mm (18 elements in 16 groups), which allows achieving the highest optical resolution, a luminous flux of 2,200 lumens, which is quite enough to work with a 150-200 inches screen, provided that it is completely darkened – and we get a real “top of the pyramid”, flaunting the reference black and frantic detail.

Verdict: JVC DLA-NX9B grabs stars from the sky