12 Best 4K Projectors

Best 4K Projectors – Overview

The best way to play a PS5 or Xbox game, watch a movie or TV show is on a big screen, and projectors can produce images bigger than any TV.

The price of projectors, especially the 4K Ultra UHD ones, has dropped, although they still cost more than 1080p projectors.

However, note that resolution is just one aspect of image quality.

A 1080p projector with incredible brightness, color gamut, contrast ratio and keystone correction is better than a 4K projector that only has high resolution and compromises on everything else.

The best 4K Ultra HD projectors comprise all these aspects of picture quality as well as 4K Ultra HD resolution to deliver truly incredible images.

So if you’re ready to take your home theater to the next level, check out the projectors listed below. We’ll also look at the aspects of picture quality in detail. Let’s go!

What Makes a Great Projector?

Brightness

Brightness is also known as a projector’s light output, and it’s a very crucial picture quality aspect. It determines how big a screen you have and how bright the picture is. 

4K projectors don’t need to be as bright as TVs because no one buys them to use them in bright areas, but higher brightness can benefit HDR content. 

Color Accuracy 

Color accuracy refers to how well a projector displays colors.

For instance, if a movie director intends for a scene to be a certain color when they shoot the movie, a projector with high color accuracy will display the image as the director intended it to be. 

Color Gamut 

Color gamut refers to the number of colors a projector can show. 4K Ultra HD content has a broader color gamut than Full HD (1080p) content.

At the moment, most 4K content is formatted using the same DCI/P3 color gamut used in theatrical cinema.

In the long run, the goal is an even broader Rec 2020 color gamut. This broadened color gamut enables the projector to display richer blues, greens, and reds.

A lot of projectors still can’t handle all these hues however, some can. 

Contrast Ratio

The contrast ratio is the difference between the brightest part of an image and the darkest. This is the most crucial aspect when determining image quality.

A projector or smart TV with a low contrast ratio will produce dull, flat, and washed-out images.

A lot of new projectors support HDR, a feature designed to display a wider range between the brightest and darkest parts of an image.

To stream HDR content, the content should be specially formatted, and your projector should be able to play the content.

List of Best 4K Projectors Include:

12 Best 4K ProjectorsBrigtnessProjection SizeProjection System Ports Speaker OutputDimensionsWeight
BenQ TK700STi 3000 LumensUp to 150 InchesDLP1x Aux, 1x RS-32, 1x USB and 2x HDMI ARC1x 5W18 x 13 x 7 in.6.83 lbs.
BenQ TK800M3000 LumensUp to 300 InchesDLP2x Aux, 1x Mini USB, 1x RS-32, 1x USB and 2x HDMI1x 5W 10.7 x 13.9 x 5.3 in.9.2 lbs.
BenQ V7050i 2500 LumensUp to 120 InchesLaser1x Optical Audio, 1x RS-32, 2x HDMI and 3x USB2x 5W 8.3 x 12.4 x 3.7 in.11.50 lbs.
Epson Home Cinema 3800 3000 LumensUp to 150 InchesDLP1x Aux, 1x RS-32, 2x USB and 2x HDMI2x 5W 12.99 x 16.14 x 6.46 in.15.2 lbs.
JVC DLA-NX71900 LumensUp to 300 InchesDLP1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x USB and 2x HDMINone 25.25 x 26.25 x 16.38 in.53.3 lbs.
LG HU70LAB 1500 LumensUp to 140 InchesDLP1x Antenna, 1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 2x HDMI and 2x USB2x 3W 27.16 x 21.96 x 13.5 in.32.60 lbs.
LG HU85LA2700 LumensUp to 120 InchesLaser1x Antenna, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 2x USB, 1x USB-C and 2x HDMI2x 5W 26.8 x 13.7 x 5 in.26.9 lbs.
Optoma UHD652200 LumensUp to 150 InchesDLP1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 1x RS-32, 1x USB and 2x HDMI2x 4W 6.00 x 19.60 x 13.00 in.16 lbs.
Samsung: The Premiere2800 LumensUp to 150 InchesLaser1x Aux, 1x Optical Audio, 1x RF and 3x HDMI4x 10W 14.4 x 21.7 x 5 in.25.35 lbs.
Sony VW325ES1500 LumensUp to 200 InchesDLP1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x USB, and 2x HDMINone24.75 x 21.75 x 12.5 in.31 lbs.
XGIMI Aura2400 LumensUp to 150 InchesLaser1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 3x HDMI and 3x USB4x 15W23.8 x 15.7 x 5.4 in.41.4 lbs.
XGIMI Horizon Pro2200 LumensUp to 300 InchesDLP1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 2x USB and 2x HDMI2X 8W8.2 x 8.6 x 5.36 in.6.40 lbs.

1. BenQ TK700STi

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Best 4K Projectors – BenQ TK700STi 

If you have a moderate budget and still want a good 4K projector, you can’t go wrong with the BenQ TK700STi. We recommend it even more if you want to use it for gaming.

This device supports 4K at 60Hz with an unrivaled 16ms response time, which is perhaps the lowest response time in any native 4K projector.

If you want to project up to 150 inches of bright and crisp images on your screen or wall, the TK700STi set a new benchmark.

If you want to game in 120Hz, you’ll have to settle for Full HD (1080p) output which isn’t necessarily bad considering the refresh rate. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 3000 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 150 Inches

Projection System: DLP

Ports: 1x Aux, 1x RS-32, 1x USB and 2x HDMI ARC

Speaker Output: 5W

Dimensions: 18 x 13 x 7 Inches

Weight: 6.83 Pounds

2. BenQ TK800M

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Best 4K Projectors – BenQ TK800M

BenQ is a name that will always come up when looking for affordable projectors with impressive image quality.

The TK800M is yet another projector from BenQ that gives you value for your buck as you search for a 4K projector for your home theater.

Its color technology is impressive, and it ensures the blues, greens and reds aren’t overly saturated while delivering superb color depth for darker shaded. 

Its 4K resolution delivers sharp images in a majority of light levels, although it might struggle if there is a lot of natural light in the room where you’ve set it up. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 3000 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 300 Inches

Projection System: DLP

Ports: 2x Aux, 1x Mini USB, 1x RS-32, 1x USB and 2x HDMI

Speaker Output: 5W

Dimensions: 10.7 x 13.9 x 5.3 Inches

Weight: 9.2 Pounds

3. BenQ V7050i 

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Best 4K Projectors – BenQ V7050i 

The BenQ V7050i short-throw laser projector makes watching content in naturally lit rooms a pleasure, thanks to its 2500 ANSI lumen brightness.

This is one of the top short-throw projectors on the market, with a 100-inch image from 8.7″ projection distance.

The BenQ V7050i has HDR-Pro, which ensures color clarity and quality. It also has in-built Android TV, which makes streaming content easy.

Although Netflix isn’t available, you can still stream via Chrome browser or HDMI. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 2500 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 120 Inches

Projection System: Laser

Ports: 1x Optical Audio, 1x RS-32, 2x HDMI and 3x USB

Speaker Output: 2x 5W

Dimensions: 8.3 x 12.4 x 3.7 Inches

Weight: 11.50 Pounds

4. Epson Home Cinema 3800

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Best 4K Projectors – Epson Home Cinema 3800 

This impressive projector makes Epson very competitive in the 4K projector market. Its price might make you think the image is substandard, but it’s surprisingly good. 

Colors are superb for face close-ups or broad landscapes, and although there are some issues with blacks lacking depth, you’d have to be very specific to even notice this. 

While you won’t find any frame interpolation options in the 4K settings, the action stays smooth, and motion blur is low.

Even when switched to Full HD (1080p), you’ll still get fantastic images plus many additional settings to reduce any motion blur. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 3000 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 140 Inches

Projection System: DLP

Ports: 1x Aux, 1x RS-32, 2x USB and 2x HDMI

Speaker Output: 10W

Dimensions: 12.99 x 16.14 x 6.46 Inches

Weight: 15.2 Pounds

5. JVC DLA-NX7

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Best 4K Projectors – JVC DLA-NX7

The DLA-NX7 from JVC is an HDR home cinema projector that can produce true 4K resolution.

Its massive contrast ratio combined with 4K resolution results in top-of-the-line performance at a relatively good price for a native 4K projector.

All projectors in JVC’s NX series utilize the company’s 3rd Gen 0.7-inch native 4K D-ILA panels.

These overhauled panels offer a distinct and rich contrast improvement compared to previous JVC native 4K Ultra HD projectors. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 1900 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 300 Inches

Projection System: DLP

Ports: 1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x USB and 2x HDMI

Speaker Output: None

Dimensions: 25.25 x 26.25 x 16.38 Inches

Weight: 53.3 Pounds

6. LG HU70LAB 

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Best 4K Projectors – LG HU70LAB 

The LG HU70LAB offers impressive performance and plenty of advanced features for the price. It delivers up to 1500 lumens of brightness, and its lamp is rated to last up to 20,000 hours.

The HU70LAB is a pixel-shifter using a DLP chip to leverage the full speeds of DMD to process pixels faster than the frequency of the video signal.

This setup works so well that it would be difficult for anybody to see a difference in its picture quality and realize that it’s not a native 4K projector. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 1500 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 140 Inches

Projection System: DLP

Ports: 1x Antenna, 1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 2x HDMI and 2x USB

Speaker Output: 2x 3W

Dimensions: 27.16 x 21.96 x 13.5 Inches

Weight: 32.60 Pounds

7. LG HU85LA

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Best 4K Projectors – LG HU85LA

Do you want a projector you can place close to the wall? Then you should consider the LG HU85LA CineBeam ultra-short-throw 4K ultra HD projector.

The projector itself is very sharp in its form factor, with a sleek rectangular design that will most definitely suit your lounge coffee table or rug without obstructing the image it’s projecting on your screen or wall.

If you don’t want it on a stand, you can mount it on the ceiling.

However, at 2.2 inches away from your screen or wall, this projector will produce a 90-inch image, and when 7.2 inches away, it will produce a 120-inch image. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 2700 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 120 Inches

Projection System: Laser

Ports: 1x Antenna, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 2x USB, 1x USB-C and 2x HDMI

Speaker Output: 2x 5W

Dimensions: 26.8 x 13.7 x 5 Inches

Weight: 26.9 Pounds

8. Optoma UHD65

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Best 4K Projectors – Optoma UHD65

The UHD65 is a complex 4K HDR projector that’s competitively priced.

Considering there are pricier projectors that don’t offer 4K and HDR if you’re looking for a serious home theater projector, you should definitely check out the Optoma UHD65. 

The UHD65 might not comprise all the bells and whistles of a native 4K projector, but the image quality is superb, with impressive 4K upscaling, color production and motion handling. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 2200 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 150 Inches

Projection System: DLP

Ports: 1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 1x RS-32, 1x USB and 2x HDMI

Speaker Output: 2X 4W

Dimensions: 6.00 x 19.60 x 13.00 Inches

Weight: 16 Pounds

9. Samsung: The Premiere

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Best 4K Projectors – Samsung: The Premiere

Most 4K projectors don’t often generate a buzz when released, but Samsung’s first projector in over a decade did when it was released in 2020.

The Premier lived up to the hype and has exceeded expectations to become perhaps the best 4K projector in the market.

The revolutionary three-laser light source generates impressive images with a laser for each blue, green and red hue. This results in distinctive colors even in natural light.

This is a true 4K projector, and even more impressive is that it’s a short-throw projector meaning you can place it close to the screen and still get an image of up to 130 inches. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 2800 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 130 Inches

Projection System: Laser

Ports: 1x Aux, 1x Optical Audio, 1x RF and 3x HDMI

Speaker Output: 40W

Dimensions: 14.4 x 21.7 x 5 Inches

Weight: 25.35 Pounds

10. Sony VW325ES

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Best 4K Projectors – Sony VW325ES

The VW325ES is a step up from its predecessor’s thanks to Sony’s revolutionary X1 processor, a mainstay in Sony Bravia TVs.

The X1 is a mind-boggling fast chip that constantly works to produce incredible image quality. 

The VW325ES is massive and bulky, but so are most native 4K native projectors.

A slight drawback is the lack of video input apart from HDMI and USB, but if you’re spending this much on a projector, you most likely have an AV receiver in your home theater or lounge. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 1500 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 200 Inches

Projection System: DLP

Ports: 1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x USB, and 2x HDMI

Speaker Output: None

Dimensions: 24.75 x 21.75 x 12.5 Inches

Weight: 31 Pounds

11. XGIMI Aura

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Best 4K Projectors – XGIMI Aura

The XGIMI Aura is an entry-level short-throw 4K projector with impressive sound thanks to the four inbuilt Harman Kardon speakers.

You’ll also get a huge and crisp image when you place it several inches from the screen or wall. 

While 4K resolution is obtained via pixel shift technology rather than native 4K technology, it will still throw superb and crisp images whether you’re gaming or watching movies. 

Key Specifications

Brightness: 2400 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 150 Inches

Projection System: Laser

Ports: 1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 3x HDMI and 3x USB

Speaker Output: 4x 15W

Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.7 x 5.4 Inches

Weight: 41.4 Pounds

12. XGIMI Horizon Pro

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Best 4K Projectors – XGIMI Horizon Pro

XGIMI has introduced one of its most powerful home theater projectors. This is none other than the Horizon Pro, the flagship of XGIMI’s projector line-up.

XGIMI’s Horizon series includes the Horizon and the Horizon Pro. The former is a smart Full HD (1080p) projector, while the latter is a smart all-in-one 4K (2160P) DLP projector.

Key Specifications

Brightness: 2200 Lumens

Projection Size: Up to 300 Inches

Projection System: DLP

Ports: 1x Aux, 1x LAN, 1x Optical Audio, 2x USB and 2x HDMI

Speaker Output: 2X 8W

Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.6 x 5.36 Inches

Weight: 6.40 Pounds

Final Thought

To sum it all up, when buying a 4K projector, consider the inbuilt features, the amount of space you have and the amount of lighting in your space.

Once you’ve figured that out, you can pick from the devices we’ve discussed here and be confident you’ve made the right choice. 

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