Best 4K Projectors in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 6, 2020
If you're the type of person who absolutely hates going to the cinemas every time you feel like enjoying a nice action flick but you still have an appreciation for fine imagery, you should definitely look through our 4k projector reviews and consider purchasing one of these devices. ...Read more ...Read less
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
Projection system
Supported Aspect Ratio
Specs
Interfaces
Lamp Life
Extras
WARRANTY
 
PROS

Thanks to Wi-Fi dongle (included), you can stream video from your smartphone or tablet without any cables. A USB-C port allows you to broadcast video and charge your gadget simultaneously.

CONS

It gets a bit warm with prolonged use. 

OUR VERDICT

The ViewSonic X10-4K is surely one of the most sophisticated models you can find in the market. With its ability to deliver theatre-like sound/image experience and lots of connectivity options, it can play just any content from any device. Also supports the 3D format.

detailed parameters
Projection system

DLP

Supported Aspect Ratio

16:9, 4:3, Auto

Specs

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160)

Brightness: 2400 Lumens

Throw ratio: 0.8

Optical zoom: Fixed

Interfaces

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2 x HDMI, 1 x USB-C, 2 x USB-A, 1 x Audio-In (3.5mm), 1 x Audio-Out, 1 x SPDIF (optical) audio out, 1 x LAN (RJ45), Slot for MicroSD card

Lamp Life

Up to 30 000 hours

Extras

Cinema SuperColour+ technology, Theatre-Level Harman Kardon speakers (2 x 8 W), Remote control

WARRANTY

3 years (1 year for lamp)

PROS

The speaker is housed in a resonant sound chamber for loud sounding with deep bass and soaring highs. The CinemaMaster ™ Audio + 2 technology lets you enjoy stunning sound effects.

CONS

The buttons on the remote control aren't very legible.

OUR VERDICT

If you are a football fan who often hosts sports parties to watch matches with your friends, you'll really like this home projector. Made with a special Football Mode, it preserves lifelike skin tones and lush green grass. Plus, it also makes the announcer's voice more clear.

detailed parameters
Projection system

DLP

Supported Aspect Ratio

16:9, 4:3, Auto

Specs

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160)

Brightness: 3000 Lumens

Throw ratio: 1.5 - 1.65

Optical zoom: 1.1x

Interfaces

2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA-In, 1 x Audio-In, 1 x Audio-Out, 1 x USB-A, 1 x miniUSB, 1 x 12V DC output terminal, Service port (RS232)

Lamp Life

Up to 15 000 hours

Extras

HDR Natural Colour Mapping technology, CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 technology (1 x 5 W), Remote control

WARRANTY

5 years (1 year for lamp)

PROS

With amazing brightness of 3,500 ANSI Lumens, this model delivers clear images in any environment, including rooms with high levels of ambient light.

CONS

The fans are rather noisy.

OUR VERDICT

The ViewSonic PX747 is a great bang for your buck. Although it's not a real 4K projector, it uses pixel-shifting technology that delivers amazing picture resolution and produces far better images than Full HD models. Drawing 3500 Lumens, it's surely one of the best models for bright rooms.

detailed parameters
Projection system

DLP

Supported Aspect Ratio

16:9, 4:3, Auto

Specs

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160)

Brightness: 3500 Lumens

Throw ratio: 1.47 - 1.76

Optical zoom: 1.2x

Interfaces

2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA-In, 1 x Audio-In, 1 x Audio-Out, 1 x USB-A, 1 x miniUSB, 1 x 12V DC output terminal, Service port (RS232)

Lamp Life

Up to 15 000 hours

Extras

Advanced Image Processor, SuperColour technology, 1 x 10 W speaker, Remote control

WARRANTY

3 years (1 year for lamp)

PROS

A good interface allows you to transfer video and sound from almost any multimedia device. For example, 2 x HDMI ports are compatible with modern laptops, Blu-Ray players, and Chromecast deals.

CONS

The lamp life could be longer.

OUR VERDICT

The Optoma (UHD300X) 4K DLP Video Projector is a well-balanced, quiet model for home use. The produced heat in this unit is lower compared to most other projectors, so it's ideal for those who like watching series or playing games for long hours.

detailed parameters
Projection system

DLP

Supported Aspect Ratio

16:9, 4:3, Auto

Specs

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160)

Brightness: 2200 Lumens

Throw ratio: 1.21 - 1.59

Optical zoom: 1.3x

Interfaces

2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA-In, 1 x Audio-In, 1 x Audio-Out, 1 x USB-A, 1 x SPDIF (optical) audio out, 1 x 12V DC output terminal, Service ports (RS232 and USB-A)

Lamp Life

Up to 10 000 hours

Extras

Colour Management System (CMS), 2 x 5 W speakers, Remote control

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The LED lamps can work for up to 30,000 hours, so you won’t need to replace them for quite a long while. Due to the Motorized Electronic Focus feature, you'll be able to adjust the clarity using the remote.

CONS

The speakers aren't that loud.

OUR VERDICT

Owing to the innovative Quad-Cast LEDs and Superior Color Gamut technology, this projector delivers very vivid and natural colours. And since the life of LEDs makes incredible 30,000 hours, this device is ideal for heavy business use, gaming, or home theatres.

detailed parameters
Projection system

DLP

Supported Aspect Ratio

16:9, 4:3, Auto

Specs

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160)

Brightness: 1500 Lumens

Throw ratio: 1.2

Optical zoom: Fixed

Interfaces

2 x HDMI, 1 x USB-A, 1 x Composite-In (3.5mm), 1 x Audio-Out, Slot for MicroSD card

Lamp Life

Up to 30 000 hours

Extras

Superior Colour Gamut technology, 2 x 2 W speakers, Remote control

WARRANTY

1 year

ViewSonic (X10-4K)

Advanced Projector

What we have here is one of the most sophisticated projectors you can find in the market that costs a bit more than a thousand pounds. At a glance, it becomes obvious that the Viewsonic X10 is a premium device that looks nothing like its rivals. It boasts a luxurious design with a sleek metal surface and elegant leather cover. So, obviously it's the thing you'd like to display rather than hide.

Specs-wise, it has everything to bring you a stunning cinematic experience. Delivering 8.3 million pixels, it can make all projected films, games, and streaming videos amazingly sharp. The model supports SuperColor+ technology to bring out the maximum detail in both bright and dark scenes for enhanced colour ratios. But, for sure, one of the biggest selling points of this model is its ability to play any Blue-ray 3D content in 1080P Full HD formats.

Also, it's unique in the sort of sound it's capable of producing. Two integrated speakers by Harman/Kardon ensure vibrant and powerful sound no matter whether you’re watching films or listening to music. That is to say, the X10-4K can double as a high-quality Bluetooth speaker if you pair it with your phone via Bluetooth. Alternatively, you can use a type-C port to project contents directly from your phone or Wi-Fi connection to stream image and sound wirelessly. And if you have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant devices in your home, you'll be able to enjoy the convenience of voice control as well.

As you can see, this video projector gives users a lot of options to play with. Though the price may seem a bit high, the kind of features and cinematic experience it offers make it well worth it.

Review of ViewSonic (X10-4K) UHD 4K Short Throw LED Projector (with Harman Kardon Speakers)

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BenQ (TK800M)

For Sports Fans

If you're one of those who enjoy watching football on a big screen with a big company of friends, the BenQ TK800M is surely the product that can make your football parties much more enjoyable and fun. It's created specifically for big-screen entertainment in a well-lit room.

Designed with the HDR compatibility, it makes even darker scenes look gloomier than ever. It delivers ideal brightness and contrast in any ambient lighting. And that's not to mention the Football Mode that will allow you to enjoy an improved image with lifelike skin tone and lush green grass.

For even more immersive sports experience, the manufacturer has fitted this home projector with the CinemaMaster Audio+2 technology that makes you feel like you're roaring in the cheering crowd during the game. Also, you can switch on the Football Sound Mode to hear every announcer's comment clearly. For other types of entertainment, the unit offers some other custom-tuned sound modes too.

To add more, the model will allow you to watch even the fastest-moving scenes or play dynamic games without any input lag and reduced motion blur. By producing lots of intermediate frames and putting them between the existing ones, it prevents any type of flickerings.

One more improvement is the new 4K DMD chip from Texas Instruments that ensures a 50% thinner border, meaning you'll get more screen surface than ever before. So, nothing will stop you from enjoying every second of the match. The folks behind BenQ have managed to come as close to open-air stadium atmosphere as possible!

Review of BenQ (TK800M) 4K DLP Projector

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ViewSonic (PX747-4K)

Ultra Bright

While most other projectors simply don't allow for watching a movie in a very bright room, this one is different. The ViewSonic PX747-4K delivers a seriously bright picture in almost any light conditions. To understand how powerful the unit is, just consider the fact that it can light up a semi-dark room at around 20% brightness. These amazing results are largely achieved owing to the 3,500 ANSI Lumens this device outputs, which is much more than any other model in its price range offers. That also means you'll get vivid and bright images in any environment, including rooms with a very high level of ambient light.

Moving on, we would like to stress that this model supports the High Dynamic Range technology that is praised for its ability to deliver outstanding vibrancy and natural colour reproduction. That is to say, you can expect a true-to-life colour performance in either bright or dark environment without sacrificing image quality. Add to that the 'Super Resolution' and 'Colour Enhancement' features, and you'll get ultra-sharp pictures with excellent colour gradation.

Yet, it would be remiss of us if we didn't mention that it's not a real 4K projector. This model uses pixel-shifting technology that effectively splits the pixels and then sends them again giving more than 8 million pixels in total. That's why it's advertised as a 4K model but, in reality, it can't play 4K content from a Fire TV stick, for example. That being said, this projector is still one of the cheapest and brightest models on the market. It costs nearly as much as 1080P models yet, certainly, produces a far better image.

Review of ViewSonic (PX747-4K) 4K DLP Projector

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Optoma (UHD300X)

Well-Balanced Model by Trustworthy Manufacturer

Optoma video projectors are famous for utilising the innovative DLP image processing technologies to deliver crystal clear images. They also boast the incredible quality of craftsmanship and don't suffer from colour degradation after a while, as it sometimes happens to other brands. That’s why over 80% of cinemas in the UK use Optoma DLP projectors, and the UHD300X model is one of them.

This is a reasonably-priced 4K capable projector that is very easy to set up and use. Offering vertical lens shift, it can be placed in a variety of ways, which makes it more adaptable to the environment you're going to use it in. In other words, the vertical lens shift makes it easier to position the projector in your room and enables a wider range of screen size options. Basically, with a 120" screen, it's perfect to watch from around 4 metres away. Plus, there is a further 1.3x digital zoom that can be adjusted in the on-screen menu.

When it comes to connectivity options, the Optoma projector really shines. It has two HDMI ports, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), 1080p input, USB port, and optical output connection to stream videos, play games, listen to music, and share photos from different gadgets. You can also connect HDMI dongles like Amazon Fire TV or Google Chromecast. Generally, all TV shows, films and video clips are of extremely high quality. The upscaling function that seems to work in the background really does the trick.

The only thing to note is that this projector has lower-rated Lumens, so it's better to use it in a dark or semi-dark room. This way, you can expect a bright and detailed image without blacks. All this makes the Optoma DLP projector a well-balanced model with decent performance and a moderate price tag.

Review of Optoma (UHD300X) 4K DLP Projector

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AAXA (HP-4K1-00)

For Heavy-duty Use

If you're one of those who often display slide presentations on a big screen, watch films all night long, or play games for hours, you probably need a reliable projector for heavy-duty use. And the AAXA 4K1 LED Home Theater Projector is exactly like that. It's designed with 4 channel LEDs that have an outstanding 30,000-hour life, meaning you won't need to spend money on replacements in the long run. Although quad-cast LEDs can't boast superior brightness and produce just 1500 Lumens in total, they ensure decent colour quality.

To get the most out of this LED projector, we recommend you to use it in low-light conditions. And no matter whether you're going to use it for business or host an outdoor movie night, you have an option to attach the unit to a ceiling mount to provide a professional watching experience (a ceiling mount kit should be purchased separately).

As another advantage, the whole thing is designed with a convenient keypad and comes with an additional remote for wireless control. The said remote can even adjust the focus owing to the Motorized Electronic Focus feature. It's quite nice that the projector starts instantly with no warm-up time. Also, it requires no cool-down time.

The only Achilles heel of this model is sound quality. Since it's fitted with dual 2-Watt speakers, don't expect booming bass from it. That said, it's a common problem with most projectors. Anyways, you can always use some outside sources like a pair of speakers that can be easily connected via an audio input. Other than that, you'll have nothing to dislike about this model. With its long lamp life, it's ideal for home cinemas, gaming, and business use.

Review of AAXA (HP-4K1-00) 4K LED Projector

 

What Is a 4K Projector?

There's a good chance you are already familiar with these optical devices which purpose is to project an image onto a surface, with that surface usually being a projection screen plastered all over a wall. Well, a 4K projector isn't conceptually different from a regular projector except for the fact that it is capable of supporting the Ultra High Definition resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels. With twice the number of pixels compared to your standard Full HD (1080p), you will be able to enjoy the sort of detailed image that you simply wouldn't get out of a typical projector with the size of that image that no television set is capable of delivering. Of course, even though each and every one of 4K projectors are capable of supporting the Ultra HD resolution, different models still feature different specifications, such as the number of connections, the lamp life, the brightness, and a number of potential extra features and technologies that any particular model may or may not come equipped with. You should also take the optical zoom and the throw ratio into consideration since those will determine where you will be able to place the projector.

Taking the often subpar quality of audio in these projectors into account, we would also recommend looking into a set of speakers. You could also purchase a new video game console and enjoy exhilarating gameplay on an enormous screen.

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Publish Date: 2020-03-06 10:11:37