Viewsonic has announced the PX727-4K, their first 4K UHD home entertainment projector. It uses the new 0.47” 4K UHD chipset and XPR technology to put a 3840x2160, 8.3 million pixel image on the screen.
Rated at 2200 lumens, the PX727-4K is HDR (High Dynamic Range)-compatible with open standard HDR. It offers both Rec. 709 and Rec. 2020 compatibility and DCI-P3 wide color gamut. Color reproduction is enhanced with an exclusive SuperColor™ six-segment RGBRGB color wheel that produces a broad color spectrum with bright and deep color saturation.
Other features of the PX727-4K include a 1.2x optical zoom lens, HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 support, a 12V trigger, and an onboard 10-watt speaker. The projector has and an energy-saving SuperEco™ function that reduces power consumption and extends the lamp life to up to 15,000 hours.
The ViewSonic PX727-4K begins shipping this month for a street price of $1499 including a 3-year warranty.
Optoma has announced two new 4K home theater projectors, the UHD51A and the UHD50. Featuring the new 0.47” 4K UHD DLP chipset that delivers 3840x2160 pixels, these models are rated at 2400 lumens and 500,000:1 contrast. They both offer an RGBRGB color wheel and HDR10 with Rec.2020 / DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut along with a pair of HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support to ensure compatibility with the latest 4K UHD video playback devices and game consoles with HDR at 60 Hz refresh rates.
The Optoma UHD51A is priced at $1699, and the UHD50 is at $1499. What is the difference you ask? They are basically the same projector, but you pay a bit extra for the UHD51A in order to get its innovative, industry first voice command capability, incorporating Amazon Alexa Smart Home and Custom Skills, as well as a built-in 4K UHD media player and Android OS.
The Optoma UHD51A and UHD50 both come with a one-year warranty and will be available in late March through Amazon, BestBuy.com and Fry’s Electronics.
BenQ has announced a new entry level 4K home theater projector with its release of the CineHome HT2550, which also uses the new 0.47" 4K UHD DLP chip that puts 8.3 million pixels on screen. The HT2550 is rated at 2200 lumens and delivers 96% coverage of the Rec. 709 color gamut. It uses BenQ CinematicColor™ technology and an RGBRGB color wheel.
The CineHome HT2550 offers HDR10 and HDMI 2.0 w/ HDCP 2.2, along with motion-adaptive edge pixel enhancement, sophisticated color algorithms, and other proprietary processing. The HT2550 also includes a 1.2x zoom lens, auto keystone correction, a 5-watt speaker, and the ability to connect an HDMI dongle to activate streaming from sources like Google Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV Stick.
The BenQ HT2550 retails for $1499 with a 3-year warranty and begins shipping this month. It is available in North America for pre-order exclusively via Amazon until Jan. 14 and at BenQ Direct. Additional availability starts Jan. 15 from Best Buy U.S. and Best Buy Canada ($1,999 CAD).