ViewSonic PX727-4K 4K DLP Projector
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$941 MSRP Discontinued

The ViewSonic PX727-4K leads the industry in the race for affordable 4K projection. At just $1299 it is currently the least expensive of the new 4K projectors featuring the latest 0.47" UHD DLP chipset. And if you are like me, you automatically suspect that lower price means lower quality. Not so in this case. The ViewSonic PX727-4K is the finest home theater projector ViewSonic has ever made, and it competes very strongly against the other 4K models priced at $1499.

ViewSonic has invested a lot of development effort into color optimization in its home theater projectors over the last several years. The result is often very nicely balanced color right out of the box that requires little calibration. But with the PX727-4K they have taken color optimization a step further with the internal development of a proprietary RGBRGB color wheel with Rec. 2020 compatibility. We don't know the precise technical differences between this wheel and the RGBRGB wheels in other projectors, but the end result is that color definition on the screen is outstanding.

At the current price of $1299 the ViewSonic PX727-4K competes most directly with the Optoma UHD50, the Vivitek HK2288, and the BenQ HT2550, all of which are currently priced at $1499.

Viewsonic PX727-4K Projector

ViewSonic PX727-4K Performance

Brightness. The Viewsonic PX727 is rated at 2200 lumens. As is typical, this projector has a very bright factory calibration, called "Bright." The brightest modes on most projectors tend to be skewed toward an obvious green. However, the PX727-4K is cyan in bias and not as heavily tinted as the competition. In fact, if you put the PX727-4K up side-by-side against the three competing models noted above, put them all into their "Bright" modes and display a 100 IRE white test image, the others all look obviously green while the PX727 looks neutral white in comparison--the perception of cyan disappears completely. This of course is your brain playing tricks on you, but it demonstrates how infinitely flexible the brain is in interpreting relative color differences. In the end, you still wouldn't want to use the PX727-4K's Bright mode in situations where color accuracy is of primary importance, but for a football party in ambient light you can get away with displaying the big game in Bright mode without it looking too excessively green.

The PX727-4K also has presets called Standard and Movie that are not as bright but better color balanced than Bright, along with two custom adjustable User modes. Standard shows a much more subtle cyan bias than does Bright. Meanwhile, Movie is essentially neutral--the "go to" mode for ideal movie/video display. In Standard mode, the brighter of the two, color brightness measures 81% of white. In Movie mode, color brightness measured 106% of white and gives you the most balanced picture the PX727-4K is capable of.

There is an Eco lamp mode which reduces the Movie and Standard mode brightness by 34% and Bright mode by 37%. The PX727-4K also has an energy-efficient dynamic black mode which is referred to as SuperEco in the marketing literature but appears as Dynamic in the menu. This option extends lamp life to 15,000 hours. It does not reduce the luminance of the 100 IRE screen used to take ANSI lumen measurements.

ViewSonic PX727-4K ANSI Lumens


Zoom lens light loss. The PX727-4K has a 1.2x zoom lens that loses a paltry 3% at the telephoto end compared to the wide angle end, so there is no reason to worry about which end of the zoom you're using.

Picture Quality. In addition to impressive color quality, the PX727-4K hits on all cylinders in terms of image sharpness edge to edge, image clarity and stability, minimal noise, and excellent contrast that produces good image depth (three-dimensionality). The Super Resolution feature typically defaults to a low setting and lends beautiful incremental detail definition. The only downside to a low Super Resolution setting is that it will accentuate digital noise in scenes where there is already a lot of noise in the source (for example, the interrogation scene at the beginning of Blade Runner). But since the vast majority of 4K material lacks this level of noise, most users will prefer the extra sharpness of detail rendered by the Super Resolution detail processing when activated on low settings.

The picture is remarkably stable with noticeably reduced judder in motion/panning sequences compared to competing units, particularly with 1080p sources. It also has a smooth, natural film-like quality that the competing units cannot always match. It is almost as if there is some frame interpolation going on, but there is not.

Black levels are adequate, incrementally better than the BenQ HT2550, but they do not reach the depth of black that one sees on the Optoma UHD50. This is mostly noticeable in a side by side comparison when images with black backgrounds such as rolling credits or the FBI warning screen are being displayed.

On the other hand, in scenes with average illumination levels and continuous gradations of luminance from black to white, the PX727 tends to render black elements as solid black. And it can deliver contrast and three dimensionality that often exceeds the UHD50. So one must be careful not to confuse maximum achievable black levels with overall image contrast.

HDR Picture Quality. On all of these 4K projectors under $2000, the HDR picture is an incrementally higher contrast image than you get with non-HDR sources. So it is an appealing feature, and combined with the 4K resolution of the HDR sources they deliver an outstanding viewing experience for the money. None of these lower priced models match the dynamic range of the more expensive home theater projectors from Epson, JVC, or Sony. And none of them (thankfully) replicate the extreme HDR pictures seen on flat panel TVs, which tend to look supersaturated, digitally over-manipulated, and basically fake.

The HDR on the PX727-4K is highly competitive with the other 4K offerings under $2000. Like the non-HDR display it is sharp and exceptionally smooth and natural. What you get on the PX727-4K is an attractive high contrast HDR image that looks naturally balanced and not overprocessed.

Due to the non-standardized output levels in HDR source signals, we see variations in color balance, color saturation, and ideal brightness/contrast settings from disc to disc. Each projector tends to interpret these a bit differently, and there is no such thing as an ideal HDR calibration that displays all HDR sources optimally. So the PX727-4K, like all projectors, typically benefits from a few tweaks to the basic contrast, brightness, and saturation controls to accommodate each individual disc. Those with more experience may also want to play with color gain and offset--the movie Lucy for example, is displayed with a slight greenish hue that can be neutralized by bumping the red and blue gain controls up a notch or two, and green down a few.

Viewsonic PX727-4K Top View

Brightness Uniformity. The PX727-4K measured 78% at the telephoto end of the zoom and 76% at the wide angle end. There is no visible hot spotting or fading when viewing a 100 IRE white test screen. The image is brightest at the bottom center and gradually decreases toward the upper corners, but the shift is so gradual as to require a meter to detect it.

Input Lag: The PX727-4K measured 53 ms input lag. This is fine for most casual gaming, but serious or professional gamers will probably want a faster unit. Many ViewSonic projectors measure a rapid 16 ms, although they are not as elegant as the PX727-4K, so in this case gamers are faced with a trade-off of picture quality vs. gaming speed.

HDMI Port Bandwidth. One of the two HDMI ports on the PX727 is HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 to accommodate native 4K playback, and has a bandwidth of 18 Gbps.

Rainbow artifacts. Rainbows are very low on most DLP home theater projectors these days, including the P727-4K. However some people are uniquely sensitive to this artifact, and there is no way to predict whether you may be one of them. If you are uncertain, buy from a reseller with a friendly return policy so you can test it out yourself.

Fan noise. The fan noise is audible in Normal (full) lamp mode, but not excessive or objectionable in our opinion. Dropping the unit into Eco mode will reduce fan noise to just a low buzz that you can detect in a silent room. In High Altitude mode, which is required at 1500 meters elevation, fan noise in Normal and Dynamic (SuperEco) is high enough that you'd want to position the projector as far from the seats as possible. Users may want to opt for Eco mode, which drops fan noise at High Altitude to a level that is easy to live with.

On board Audio. The PX727 has a single 10W speaker mounted on the side. It is enough to give you a basic sound track, but it is thin and not particularly loud. The superb large screen experience you get from the PX727 is best enjoyed with a full surround sound system, or at the absolute minimum a high quality sound bar.

Lamp Life and Replacement Cost. ViewSonic is quoting 4000 hours of lamp life in Full lamp mode, and 15000 hours in SmartEco mode. A replacement lamp is $149.

Warranty. The ViewSonic PX727-4K comes standard with a 3-year warranty.

ViewSonic PX727-4K Set Up and Install

The PX727-4K throws an image at a fixed upward throw angle such that the bottom edge of the projected image is a couple of inches above the centerline of the lens. There is no lens shift, so take care to install the projector as precisely as possible relative to the screen.

This projector has a 1.2x zoom lens that will throw a 120" 16:9 image from a distance of about 13' to 15'8". If you have your seats about 1.25x the screen width (a comfortable viewing distance for many people), they would be positioned about 11 feet from the screen. So the projector would be positioned just behind the seating area. To check the throw distance required for your desired screen size, see the ViewSonic PX727-4K Projection Calculator.

Due to the fixed offset that positions the image entirely above the centerline of the lens (or below it if ceiling mounted), the ideal installation in many cases will be a ceiling mount. It is also possible to place the projector on a rear shelf or stand behind the seats and project over the heads of the viewers. However in most cases this will require a downward tilt of the projector in order to hit the screen. If you do this, you can use keystone adjustments to square up the resulting trapezoid. Keystone control is driven from the remote. To activate Keystone adjustments, close the menu and use the up and down arrows on the remote's navigation pad.

As an aside, we generally caution against aggressive use of keystone adjustments on any projector due to the fact that it operates by deactivating a portion of the display. Doing this reduces lumen output and pixel resolution. So keep keystone adjustments to the minimum possible.

Viewsonic PX727 connection panel

ViewSonic PX727-4K Limitations

Dark frame around image. All of the new 4K projectors using the 0.47" DLP chipset throw a very dark but not perfectly black frame around the projected image. The frame is about 4.5% of the picture width. So for a 120" diagonal image (105" in width), the projected dark frame is almost 5" wide around the entire active area of the 16:9 image. If you are projecting onto a screen with a black 3" wide frame, a bit of the projected dark frame will fall onto the wall around the screen. If the wall is white and you are in a dark viewing room this may be visible.

No 3D. To the dismay of 3D fans, many of the new lower priced 4K projectors lack 3D capability, and this is one of them. If you are budgeting below $2000, your 3D + 4K options at the moment are the BenQ HT2550 at $1499 and the Epson Home Cinema 4000 at $1799. Those are two radically different home theater projectors, each with their own set of advantages.

Weak onboard audio. Though sporting a 10W speaker, the audio is thin and not very loud compared to competing units with 5W speakers. If you need it for portable use, it is functional but not impressive. On the other hand, most premium home theater projectors have no audio at all since they are expected to be used with surround sound systems, so feel free to ignore the audio on this unit.

Viewsonic PX727-4K Projector


Of all the 4K projectors that have come out recently under $2000, the ViewSonic PX727-4K is the most surprising. One naturally assumes that the sticker price of $1299, the lowest of the 4K models, is meant to suggest a value-priced alternative that does not perform quite as well as the higher priced units.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The PX727-4K is in many respects the most elegant of this new group of 4K projectors when all aspects of picture quality are taken together as a whole--image sharpness, color balance, contrast, saturation, image stability, and a natural smoothness that will appeal to the videophile. It does not have the black levels of the Optoma UH50, the UHD60, or the Vivitek HK2288, nor does it have the 3D of the BenQ HT2550, but in many other important aspects it can exceed the performance of these more expensive competitors, each of which has flaws of their own.

In the end, the ViewSonic PX727-4K is simply a lot of fun and a true pleasure to work with and explore. We are looking forward to spending a lot more time with it. For the money it is an outstanding value, and we are happy to give it our rare Editor's Choice Award.

For more detailed specifications and connections, check out our ViewSonic PX727-4K projector page.

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MR IT Posted Mar 15, 2018 12:14 PM PST
Thanks for getting all of these reviews posted Evan. Really seems that Viewsonic has made a strong come back to the projector market. Their features, aggressive pricing, and 3 year warranties make them a solid option in nearly every product category. Looking forward to what they come up with next.
Hendrik Posted Mar 15, 2018 9:08 PM PST
Looking forward to the comparison between all of these budget 4k projectors. Please include the Epson Home Cinema 4000 as it's around this price range as well and seems to have the lowest input lag of the bunch! Thank you.
Junior Mo Posted Mar 19, 2018 4:41 PM PST
Impressive except for the lack of lens shift. Does anyone know what the extra cost is to manufacture with lens shift. I see that feature as a must have.
louie z liu Posted Mar 21, 2018 3:17 PM PST
Is this projector's aspect ratio 16:9?
Evan Powell, Editor Posted Mar 21, 2018 3:22 PM PST
Louie, yes, all of the projectors using the 4K UHD DLP chips put a pixel matrix of 3840x2160 on the screen, which is a 16:9 format.
Randy Posted Mar 23, 2018 1:13 PM PST
How does the ViewSonic PX747-4K compare to the 727? Any other features beside more lumens?
Evan Powell, Editor Posted Mar 23, 2018 1:18 PM PST
Randy, the only physical difference between the PX727 and PX747 is the color wheel, which allows higher lumens on the 747.
George Lin Posted Apr 13, 2018 10:30 AM PST
"15000 hours in SmartEco mode" It's practically as good as LED.
Tuna Posted Jun 8, 2018 11:51 PM PST
After years of research and most importantly "waiting", i decided to buy this one, ditching my 120" 3d home cinema dreams regarding the reviews. And i dont regret it, not even a tiny bit.

It performs very good right out of the box even on a rough and weird coloured wall (95-120"). But when my 120" contrast gray (black background ofc!) screen arrived, everything changed. My room faces the sunset with a 3+ meters wide glass door, so it is impossible to watch anything during the sunset, but it handles normal ambient light almost perfect and daylight to some degree. Try to limit your adjustments to "moviepro" and "EOTF" under the HDR menu. most of the time you will need to leave eotf in low mode, since the rest creates washed out images and horrific giant pixelated dark screens, especially on 4k images. Playing around with color enhancement, its a pretty straightforward process. depending on your preference, the higher you go, the more vivid the colours become (in my case, for the better). I left it around 10ish but you could lower it to cool the image a bit. It doesnt affect the sharpness of the image or the action scenes negatively.

Super resolution function is a bit tricky. It has no constant other than one and that is "dont go above 3-4 if you are watching 4k content". The story changes when you try to watch 1080p and below. sometimes you can increase it further, sometimes you might wanna consider pushing it down to "0". the same story goes for eotf function.

Also dont get disheartened by its 50+ ms input lag. I have tried various games and all performed well. I am using a professional gaming mouse and i couldnt notice the lag with my bare eyes. Ofc never tried competitive gaming, but its not a thing any competitive gamer would do on any projector anyway so i dont see any reason to put this in the "cons" part of my experience. the only con i would mention would be the menu behaviour (rarely it quits from the menu after you do your adjustment) and the turning on process. Seemed to be a tad slower when compared to my father's own dell 3300mp projector (which is like 13-14 years old). But it takes longer to set up the screen, the movie, the game anyway so again its not a biggie.

Rainbow effect? I personally only see those when the movie is about to start and there is a completely black screen. any bright tiny image on the screen, and rainbow disappears for me. even when its there, it doesnt bother me at all. Its just there.

Enjoy it. I am literally awed by its performance. Never expected this much
jim Posted Sep 5, 2018 6:45 AM PST
Do you know the bandwidth of this projector's HDMI ports ?
Chris Posted Oct 9, 2018 1:13 PM PST
I wouldnt recommend this for pc gaming as it only does 30hz maximum at 1440p. It will do 60hz at 4k and 60hz at 1080p but for some odd reason only 30hz at 1440p.

Just spent the last few days trying to get it to display 60hz at 1440p. Its not mentioned in the tech sheet/description or in the manual at all. And unfortunately in pc gaming the difference between 30hz and 60hz is night and day. Very laggy response at 30hz.
Raul Posted Jan 3, 2019 6:19 PM PST
I just purchased this PX727 model and it is going in a dedicated theater room just for movies. I'm going to paint the room in a flat chocolate brown tone and there are no windows. Would you recommend me a grey screen or a white screen? Thanks for your help.
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Jan 6, 2019 1:57 PM PST
White screen. You don't need the contrast boost that might come from a gray screen and a matte white screen will give you better image texture (ie smoothness) with no artifacts and more accurate color.
Bob Harper Posted Feb 4, 2019 3:12 PM PST
Hi guys, I can confirm that this is a great looking and super sharp 4K projector.

I was wondering if anyone here knows the way to access the service menu on the 727.

Or other Viewsonic projectors which might work. I want to dig deep. Thanks for any help / tips you can offer, greatly appreciated.
Stephen Bookbinder Posted May 23, 2019 8:05 PM PST
Just got this unit and am very impressed with it on a 100 inch screen. The smaller screen allows for a very bright and dynamic high contrast picture with remarkable color using the ECO light source setting. There are 4 Light source settings Normal,ECO,Dynamic and Super ECO. There appears to be some confusion regarding these. Super ECO appears to be the 15000 hour setting but IMO even with a 100 inch screen it is too dim to produce an acceptable picture even in a dark room. Compared to the ECO setting the Dynamic mode allows a brighter bulb maximum and on switching to that from ECO I noticed increased fan speed and a brighter picture . Perhaps it allows bulb dimming in dark scenes but I am not sure its necessarily more power efficient than eco. It would be nice to get clarification of this from Viewsonic.
Connor Posted Jun 3, 2019 7:28 PM PST
Hey just wanted to say this website is awesome and honest. Very quickly became my go to for projectors. Nice job keeping things straight and honest, without falling for sensationalist reviews like every other website.
Will harvey Posted Oct 14, 2019 7:05 PM PST
Just ordered one of these projectors looks awesome!

My question is your throw distance calculator for this projector tells me I can get a 120 inch screen at minimum of 4.3m throw

In the tech specs from the view sonic website it says I can only get 120 inch at minimum of 4.9m

The absolute I can throw at would be 4.6m due to the size of the room.

Please advise if this will give me the 120 inch display as I need to order a screen and if I cant get the display size due to my throw distance I’d need to order a 110 screen

Hope all that makes sense this website has been awesome in helping me make a decision

Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Oct 15, 2019 8:03 AM PST
Will, I'm not seeing quite the same numbers from our calculator that you are getting. For a 120-inch diagonal, I'm getting a minimum throw of 3.99 meters (about 13 feet) and a max throw distance of 4.78 meters (15.7 ft). I believe our convention is to work from the lens. If you added the depth of the projector body into that (about 10 inches or .26 meters according to the specs) you end up needing about 4.3 meters of total depth to achieve that 120-inch diagonal. I can't explain the discrepancy with ViewSonic's number, if anything some manufacs measure from the front of the projector body; I'm not sure if anyone tries to account for the projector depth in citing a throw distance. We'll look into this discrepancy to see if we can't verify our calculation.

That said, our calculations should always be considered a close estimate to be on the safe side, and I'd say the same prudence should be applied to any manufacturers calculator as well due to the kinds of differences in approach I'm describing as well as minor sample to sample variations. With a tight install such as yours, where a fairly minor difference in placement could make the difference in 10 inches of screen size and which screen you need to buy, I would strongly recommend you get the projector in house, set it up, and see what you can get on the wall size-wise before you order the screen. As a former installer, I can tell you it's very hard to count with confidence on those kinds of tolerances in real life. Ideally, your desired screen size should be well inside the range of your zoom and not calculated out right to the edge of the lens capabilities, both to avoid an installation problem and to avoid any minor focus issues that can sometimes occur at the extremes.
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Oct 16, 2019 6:22 AM PST
Will, here's an update: We checked our calculator entry datapoints and we were working off very slightly less precise data that was taken off the manufacturer spec sheet and their website. The spec sheet and the website report the throw ratio as 1.5 -1.8. That is what we had in our calculator.

The manual shows a throw ratio of "1.47 - 1.76 (+ or - 3%)", which we have now updated our calculator to reflect. This may account for some of the discrepancy you saw between the calculators, but my recommendations above to practice prudence in a situation like yours still apply.

Will Posted Oct 18, 2019 7:40 AM PST
Thanks so much for looking in to that for me. Your advise is first class regarding staying on the side of caution and not trusting too much in the numbers, however I must admit I read the specs wrong it was 3.9 in the viewsonic specs as you suggested not 4.9. Must have been having a brain melt down looking at numbers for too long. Apologies and thanks again for an amazingly informative website!!! Keep up the great work thanks
berdman Posted Dec 10, 2019 8:28 PM PST
I just ordered the px727 and I plan to wall mount it Can anyone here recommend a good n sturdy wall mount for this PJ? TIA
Latzi Posted Dec 14, 2019 7:14 AM PST
Got it 2 week ago. It's very good projector. Compering to my old Optoma HD25-LV1080p is a bit more noisier but you have to scarified something for better picture like 4K. Just do your self a favor before you mount it on the ceiling, tight up all case screws, i found out my projector made extra noise like resonating noise in certain fan speed. Screws was tight but i gave it extra push.It is much better now. Enjoy..
Greg E. Posted Feb 3, 2020 5:45 PM PST
Any opinion as to how the 727 would compare to my current Panasonic ae4000u for picture quality? Enough of a difference to justify the purchase?
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Feb 3, 2020 6:15 PM PST
Greg, without seeing them side by side I couldn't make a judgement beyond the obvious difference in resolution you'd gain with the 4K model. The image quality may be very different in terms of color accuracy and contrast/black level.
Peter Posted Feb 10, 2020 8:31 PM PST
Great article and I used it as a key source to buy the Viewsonic PX-727 which I mounted on the ceiling in my home theatre room at home (6 feet above my head). You mentioned in your review that "The fan noise is audible in Normal (full) lamp mode, but not excessive or objectionable in our opinion". My experience in my quiet movie room running in eco mode is that when the projector source is in auto mode it starts up normally with a normal hum then the two color wheels make a slightly louder higher pitched whining noise before the projector fully starts and does not stop unless the projector is put into 'silent' mode which drops the resolution down to 1080P and the whining disappears. Whenever the projector is set to auto select the resolution ('silent' mode turned off) the higher pitched whining occurs. I have contacted Viewsonic and have followed their advice to try and remove this higher pitched sound but nothing has worked. I am surprised you did not pick that up in your review because it really stands out and makes watching movies or any relatively quiet content very distracting and not enjoyable.. I agree with everything else people have said as the picture is really incredible and it certainly punches above it's price tag. I am seriously considering a hush box to try and quell that higher pitched whining sound. Your thoughts?
David Posted Feb 27, 2020 3:37 PM PST
Many thanks for the great review. I bought this projector after many hours' online research. I'm really happy with the projector playing 1080P content and online video streaming, but it seems that there is a communication problem between the projector and my 4k player when I playback 4K disks using MDMI port 1 that has HDCP2.2. Very often I got no signal. I had to switch off and on a couple of times to get the projector to detect and recognize the 4K source. Once the 4K movie started, the projector has no problems playing to the end. It looks like an HDCP2.2 problem. Could you please advise? Thanks!
Jack Posted Mar 3, 2020 7:58 PM PST
David, I had the same issue and ViewSonic solved it with a replacement. Don't try living with it. It never gets better, only worse. One issue I had was using a 5.1 surround with more than 1 device. I wanted to attach a TiVo and and Roku. I wanted 4K with both. I twisted my brain on this until I found the Koopman HDMI Switch 3 in 1 out from Amazon. It allows me to use up tp 3 devices all on HDMI 1 and get 5.1 sound from them. Hopes this might help others.
Suraj Posted Nov 11, 2020 3:00 PM PST
Thanks for the review. With all the Viewsonic projectors I am missing any information about the aspect ratio. I really want to know how that works. Is it real anamorphic or just a strecthed 16:9 frame?
Chad Costello Posted Jan 2, 2021 8:55 AM PST
This Viewsonic Projector is the best1. I had mines for almost 1 year and he deliver like no other.

I'm a gamer so I play my PS4 on it all the time and at night time it looks so damn good on the wall of a 500 Big picture.

Now I'm ready for my PS5 console.

I love everything about it and there is no noise coming from mines. Just plays nice and quiet 1.

Thank You for my View Sonic 4K Projector

No I need The Black Myth:Wu Kong for my PS5 check it out on you Tube gamers Elect#1.

You will be happy with the 4K Projector of Viewsonic #1.

Keep it Straight Up 1. Me & my Tops 420 and some good times with the Projector and The PS4.
Jack Posted Jan 7, 2021 11:35 AM PST
Well, after 834 hours my PX727-4K no longer turns on. Show the light errors Temp - Blue and lamp Red. Trouble shooting says its a bad color wheel. 3 year warranty? Naw, ViewSonic says"not our problem" It was nice while it lasted. ViewSonic warranty sucks.
Saju Kurian Posted Jul 22, 2021 8:24 AM PST
Hi Evan, I been searching / researching for a home theatre projector since some months. Somehow I ended my search & decided to buy Viewsonic PRO 7827HD. I like the brand name Viewsonic, the model should be black in colour, should be RGBRGB, should be HD - these are some of the factors influenced me in this choice. I know it is an old discontinued model but liked it. But while started searching in the online market, it was almost impossible to get one of it at a reasonable price. Then I started searching again & based on Projector Central's reviews, narrowed my selections to Viewsonic PX 727 4K / Benq 2050 / Benq 2050A. Even though it is above my budget, I almost selected Viewsonic PX 727 4K, but came to know, it's native resolution is not 4K and it's 4K is achieved through "Pixel Shifting / Reflashes." 4K is not my strict requirement, but if I get it on very low price tag, I like to have it, that's it. My use will be only for Movie Watching home, no games at all. Please help in this - "If we take out the Price factor in these three models - Viewsonic PRO 7827HD / Viewsonic PX 727 4K / Benq HT 2050, which is the best choice considering Picture Quality, Refinement, Lens Shift, Key Stone Corrections and so on.

Thanks a lot for your time on reading this, Saju Kurian
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Jul 22, 2021 8:37 AM PST
Saju, I have two important comments here. First: ALL the 4K resolution projectors costing below $5,500 (the cost of the Sony VPL-VW325ES) are not true native 4K and use some form of pixel-shifting to achieve higher on-screen resolution than their native imaging chips will provide. This includes every single-chip DLP projector on the market and all of the models you have listed here. Don't sweat it. The single chip 4K DLP models, using Texas Instrument's XPR fast switching technology, still put all of the pixels on the screen for each frame of 4K video, and the image is vastly improved over 1080p, if not virtually indistinguishable at full viewing distance from native 4K (differences in optics and processing aside).

Despite your budget constraints, there is no reason not to have a projector that handles 4K signals from streaming services and UHD discs; these are relatively inexpensive now. I'd recommend you take a look at ViewSonic's recent PX701-4K, which is their next gen 4K budget projector touted as gaming projector but is also a decent theater projector as well and costs under $900. The link to our review is below.
Saju Kurian Posted Jul 23, 2021 8:35 AM PST
Hi Rob, Thanks a lot for your detailed reply and guidance. This will help me in choosing the right model.

Regards, Saju Kurian
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Jul 23, 2021 9:04 AM PST
Glad to be of help.
Saju Kurian Posted Jul 31, 2021 11:10 PM PST
Hi Rob / Evan, I narrowed my selections to Viewsonic PX 727 4K & Viewsonic PRO 7827 HD. Both are having RGBRGB Colour Wheel. My main concern is, positioning of the PX 727 4K. Is it possible to place & play it on a teapoy (small tea-table) in front of the viewers ? this will be 8 to 9 feet from screen & 2 feet high. Or is it a strict requirement for this model (PX 727 4K) to be on a ceiling mount ? Another confusion is, the old model PRO 7827HD have the Lens Shift & also Vertical and Horizontal corner adjustments but PX 727 4K do not have any lens shift. Will it be a problem if I choose PX ? (Let me tell you, all these information/knowledge) is through surfing the internet, I am not an expert). Awaits your valuable feedback.

Thank you,

Saju Kurian

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