There’s no denying that televisions can provide a great viewing experience. But if you want the true movie theater feel in your home, then you need a projector. Projectors can also be very handy for easier portability, so if backyard viewing is your thing, then a projector trumps a large television any day of the week!
Here are some of our picks for the best 4K projectors available. Enjoy some ultra-HD goodness!
Optoma UHD60 4K Ultra UD Home Theater Projector – $1,799
Not only does the Optoma offer the stunning 4K resolution that you would expect, it also supports HDR10 color technology. This means the blacks are blacker and the colors are more vivid than ever (if the source film supports HDR).
With 3,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, the Optoma is able to deliver razor sharp images that you can see in 4K detail from up to 10 feet away. 1.6X zoom and 1.30 to 2.22 throw ratio means you can fit your images in various spaces 140 inches and up. The Optoma features a single DLP chip system for easy set up.
Vivitek HK2288-WH 2000 Im Bright Ultra HD 4K DLP – $1,425
This is the best budget 4K projector you can buy currently. At this price point, there is no competition!
This Vivitek features a 2,000 lumen bulb and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Like the Optoma, it supports HDR10 for enriched brightness and beautiful color reproduction.
Also, like the Optoma, this Vivitek features a DLP chip system.
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB – $2,299
The Epson 5040UB features a 3-chip design which ensures that there is never a rainbow effect to your picture. It also supports HDR10 high dynamic range and high contrast. Like the others, it features a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for better brights and darker darks.
At 2,500 lumens, it lands between the Vivitek and the Optoma on the bulb output. You can set up to 10 positions for motorized focus, zoom and lens shift.
Another great feature is the Bright 3D Drive which allows for 3D projection.