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Are you like IMAX?
From 4-5m back it's very hard to see the difference between 4K and 1080HD.
Take IMAX for example they are all THX (for the colours) but only use 2-4K dots for a screen size of 22 x 16m. The smaller the screen the less dots needed. Your projection screen may be 1/10th of IMAX. From any distance you can see how accurate the colours are, so you may need to decide between more dots and more accurate colours if your budget is $2,000-$3,000 range.
Check out 1080P HD "Rec. 709" / THX Certified projectors: BenQ W3000
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New! BenQ W1700 True 4K Projector
"From the testing that I’ve done, I found the BenQ W1700 True 4K HDR Home Cinema Projector to be a very good fit for the home cinema experience. Not only does it give stand out performance for watching movies on the big screen, but also takes your gaming to the next level. With more and more 4K content coming out, this is a perfect projector to show it off in its full glory. " |Review|
The specifications for the BenQ W1700 True 4K HDR Home Cinema Projector are impressive, full of buzzwords, but thankfully it lives up to the hype:
- 4K UHD with a 3840×2160 resolution
- Projector-optimised HDR
- CineMaster Video+
- Benq Q CinematicColor Technology
- Auto Vertical Keystroke collection
- Smart Power Saving to improve lamp life (up to 15,000hrs)
Put simply you can buy a top of the line 1080P HD projector that will give you 100% accurate Rec. 709 colours for less than an entry level 4K projector that is not as accurate or felxable. From 5m back you can't really see the dots regardless of HD or UHD resolution but you will see the colour accuracy.
After accuracy? BenQ W3000
Rec. 709, 100% Projected Colours the way it was filmed.
The BenQ W3000 is a great example of quality at a reasonable price. You can pay twice as much for a projector that's also 1080P but claims "enhanced" 4K. From 3m back you'll find it hard to tell the difference between HD and 4K on most content, what will stand out is the overall quality and color accuracy of the display. Put simply a great HD projector is better than an average 4K projector for most situations.
Use the remote control Be sure to turn your projector off using the remote as switching off the mains power doesn't allow the lamp to cool down slowly and will shorten its life. Never move your projector while the bulb is on.
Be decisive on or off!
Don't turn off your projector to save half an hour of lamp time, (e.g. the next show is 30 minutes away) it's better to leave running because cooling and heating the lamp shortens it's life more.
Cable it properly Where possible use new HDMI connections for the best quality sound and image. If you've got none spare - use DVI input rather than component input signals, component input signals rather than composite, and composite rather than RF connections.
Sure you can use wireless unless you want to microwave popcorn or watch 3D..
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