Whether you are looking for a professional model or an inexpensive 4K projector, the choice of this particular device should not be made superficially: when talking about these products you need to consider a long list of technical characteristics, all significant. Here is our buying guide with the best models and how to choose them.
If you want to watch movies, TV series, football and sports at home, or play video games, just like in a cinema, then you must think about buying a 4K projector.
And if until a few years ago it was a product that few could afford, today there are many cheap 4K projectors on sale, perfect even for the most demanding: these are the right products if you want to watch images with a resolution four times higher than that HD, and with diagonals that exceed 100 inches. Here we will be listing the top 10 best 4k projectors.
- NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY: Enjoy clear detailed 1080p (1920×1080) images (with 4K input) and 50,000:1 contrast ratio renders sharp and detailed images from high definition content without downscaling or compression
- HDR COMPATIBLE: HDR10 technology (with 4K input) enables brigher whites and deeper black levels for an enhanced viewing experience
- HIGH BRIGHT & COLORFUL IMAGE: Enjoy an incredible 4,000 lumens of brightness for lights-on viewing; a 6-segment color wheel (RYGCWB) produces accurate color with sRGB & REC.709 color profile
- FAST RESPONSE TIME: Enhanced Gaming Mode enables lightning-fast response time of 16ms with a 120Hz refresh rate; Game Display Mode boosts shadows and dark scenes for greater visibility of impending obstacles
- MORE IMAGE DEPTH: Dynamic Black technology provides more depth to the image by smoothing lamp output to create high contrast; bright scenes appear clear while dark scenes remain detailed
- 🌻 [Innovative One-Click to Brighten & 4D Keystone Correction Function] Our Y31 hd projector is the first projector with One-Click to Brighten function and Auto Vertical Correction. With manually ± 50° 4D (Vertical & Horizontal) Keystone Correction, One-Click Restore & -25% zoom function, very convenient to adjust the screen by using the remote control, especially for the projector suspended from ceiling.
- 💜 [1080P Native Resolution (1920*1080), Support Play 4k Video] The projector with native 1920*1080 resolution, remarkable 8500L Brightness and high dynamic contrast ratio of 10000:1, provides sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression, which is four times higher than 720p, ensuring the best video experience.
- 💙 [HIFI Stereo Sound & Latest Advanced Cooling System] The LED projector has built-in 3W dual stereo speakers with SRS sound system provides a great auditory sense experience without external speakers. Updated an advanced and silent cooling system with 3 fans running simultaneously. Adopt the latest SmarEco technology to minimize lamp power consumption to extend the useful life of the lamp to a maximum of 100000 hours.
- 💚 [300" Giant Screen & Wide Compatibility ] The video projector offers the projection size from 50" to 300" depending on the distance and 10ft is the recommended viewing distance. Equipped with 2*HDMI ports, 2*USB ports, VGA port, AV port, this phone projector easily connects with TV Box, Amazon Fire Stick TV, Chromecast, PC, laptop, tablet, external speakers, Xbox, DVD player, USB stick, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphone.
- 💞 [Three-year & Lifetime Professional Support] This 1080P projector is very suitable for home movie entertainment, backyard, games and party fun. YABER provides 6-month back and 3-year repair, lifetime professional technical support. NOTICE: Jerky or lag when playing videos is not a quality problem and can be solved by Firmware Upgrade. Any problems, please let us know anytime.
- 【9000L & Real 1080P】 With 9500L,10000:1 high contrast, and 16:9/4:3 aspect ratio,JIFAR H6 is the Brightest native 1080P projector on the market. ,Providing sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compressing with protecting your eyes .In addition, native resolution 1920*1080 will bring you 10 times more details than 1080P SUPPRORTED projectors.it's the most cost-effective 1080p projector.
- 【Innovative 5G WiFI Connection & Bluetooth 5.0 Function】WiFi projector enables synchronize smartphone screen by breathtaking WiFi. Ultra-fast 5G WiFi allows lag free streaming experience for gaming online and seamless video streaming. The wireless screen sharing function offers convenience to watch all your favorite content by streaming from iOS or Android devices. Outdoor projector built-in Bluetooth 5.0 chip which can connect your Bluetooth speaker wirelessly any time freely
- 【450" Big screen & 4k Video & Dolby Digital】 Enjoy a Wonderful Viewing Experience with a wide range of 60-450 inches at home, H6 Projector supports Dolby Digital and 4 K Video ,You will experience all kinds of movie,Music and game with your family or freinds.
- 【HiFi Stereo speakers & Keystone Correction & Multi-Function Inputs 】Built-in 6w dual HiFi Stereo speakers provides a great auditory sense experience without external speakers.it is adjusted separately, more practical, convenient and user-friendly, Support HDMI/VGA/USB/SD/AV/TV input and Audio out, connecting PC, Fire Stick TV,Laptop, Tablet,DVD for movies, enjoying games by connecting Playstation PS3/PS4, WII or XBOX via HDMI port. using your smartphone connecting the projector by HDMI adapter
- 【100000 Hours Lamp Life& Lifetime Professional Support】Adopt the latest SmarEco technology to minimize lamp power consumption to extend the useful life of the lamp to a maximum of 1000000 hours.This portable projector is very suitable for home movie entertainment, backyard, games, yoga, and party usage.H6 Projector provides 6- Month back and 3-Year repair, lifetime professional technical support. Any problems, please feel free to us know anytime.
- 4K PROJECTION TECHNOLOGY - 8.3 million distinct pixels deliver awe-inspiring 4K UHD image quality with stunning clarity and crisply defined details. NOT Double HD or 2K like other manufacturers
- DLP BETTER BY DESIGN - DLP Technology provides a better image resolution and quality without the "jaggier" and more pixelated compared to other technologies
- PLAY GAMES IN 4K!: Play your favorite console games in sharp 4K and picture quality. Lower input lag on this projector makes gaming fun on your PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and others!
- HIGH CONTRAST RATIO: A high Native contrast ratio ensures that the image quality is sharp and has the best Black levels in its class
- OUTSTANDING BRIGHTNESS: Packed with 3000 Lumens of brightness, this projector is a great living room addition to watch all your sport events!
- ❤[1080P Native Resolution (1920*1080), Support 4K Video] The projector with a real native resolution of 1920*1080, remarkable 7800L bright and high dynamic contrast ratio of 10000:1, provides sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression, which is four times higher than 720p. Combining an innovative high-refraction 6 layers glassed lens, ensuring the best video experience.
- ❤ [Innovative 4D Keystone Correction & Zoom Function} With± 50 ° 4D (vertical & horizontal) keystone correction function to ensure the projected image is always a standard rectangle. It’s very convenient to adjust the screen by using the remote control, especially for the projector suspended from ceiling. Reducing projection size by using the X/Y ZOOM function, while others can only do that by changing the projection distance.
- ❤[HiFi Stereo Sound & Latest Advanced Cooling System] The Y21 LED projector has built-in 5w dual Stereo speakers with SRS sound system provides a great auditory sense experience without external speakers. Updated an advanced and silent cooling system with 3 fans running simultaneously. Adopt the latest SmarEco technology to minimize lamp power consumption to extend the useful life of the lamp to a maximum of 100000 hours.
- ❤[300" Giant Screen & Wide Compatibility ]The video projector offers the projection size from 50" to 300" depending on the distance (5 - 30ft) and 10ft is the recommended viewing distance. Equipped with 2*HDMIports, 2*USB ports, VGA port, AV port, this projector easily connects with TV box, Amazon Stick TV, Chromecast, PC, laptop, tablet, external speakers, playstation, Xbox, DVD player, card reader, USB stick, media players, iPad, iPhone, android smartphone.
- ❤[Three-Year & Lifetime Professional Support]. This portable projector is very suitable for home movie entertainment, backyard, games and party usage. YABER provides 6-month back and 3-year repair, lifetime professional technical support. (Black spot can be solved easily) Any problems, please let us know anytime.
- TRUE 4K PROJECTOR: 3840 × 2160 or 8.3 million Individual Pixels give incredible clarity and crisply defined details. NOT double HD or 2K like other manufacturers
- CINEMATIC COLOR TECHNOLOGY: our out-of-the-box factory calibrated color accurate projector with dci-p3 color space is one of the latest forms of technology When it comes to colors available and gives you larger visible spectrum than you can get with Rec. 709
- HDR-PRO TONE MAPPING: Designed to provide greater contrast, which makes sure that your 4K content is professionally detailed to give you the cinema experience without actually having to go to the cinema to do it
- 10-ELEMENT LENS ARRAY: specialized all-glass lens grouping provides the right level of light penetration producing best-in-class sharpness, color, Quality and clarity
- INSTALLATION FLEXABILITY: vertical lens shift (5%) and short throw with 1. 3x big zoom lens enable 100” at 8. 2ft to be set up at a limited space
- 🌻【Clear focus, tireless eyes】Using an innovative optical system, high-quality optical lenses produced by Japanese companies, the image uniformity is 85% higher than other products, 100% of the image edge and center are clearly focused, it will not be focused incorrectly It damages eyesight and protects the eyes of you and your family.
- 💜【Bring HI MAX Theater Back Home】 The real 1080P physical resolution is 400% higher than the 720P image quality. The color gamut is up to 70%, supported 4k input , and the 200 inch large screen display clearer images and text, ideal for low light environment. I am sure it will work great in a home theater room, and it is also a good choice for outdoor movie nights.
- 💙【Multiple device connection & Easy easy to use】 HDMI interface is very easy to connect TV Box, allowing you to enjoy the games, and watch the wonderful content on Youtube and Netflix at any time. This video projector supports WiFi connection, and can easily synchronize smartphones through Miracast or Screen Mirroring，Make your life more easier.
- 💚【±25°Electronic Keystone & ZOOM Function】S20 video Projector adopt advanced electronic keystone correction technology, which creates a possibility for you to adjust the keystone correction of ±25°automatically via remote control. Besides, with the zoom function, it could shrink the image size from 100% to 60% via using the remote without move the projector. It is very convenient when suspended from ceiling.
- 💞【3-Year Repair & Lifetime Professional Technical Support】WISELAZER outdoor projector offer one-year return, 3-year repair and lifetime technical support. Instructive videos are prepared so you can learn how to operate it visually，Rest assured to buy our phone projector and let us know when encountering problems. We will offer you the most satisfied solution ASAP.
- Full HD 1080p projector with Screen:native HD 1920x1080P resolution, which produces a sharper and more vivid image, features the latest bright LED light source, 1 contrast offers superior color gamuts and the best clarity possible. This is in addition to the 80 Inch portable projector screen included in the product package.
- Built-In Speakers with Bluetooth connectivity: Built-in HiFi Stereo speakers provide a great auditory experience without external speakers being required. You can also connect your Bluetooth speakers or headphones via Bluetooth for enhanced sound quality. Projector is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
- Wireless WiFi Connection:YEHUA mini projector supports WiFi connection for windows, Android and iOS system.With Wifi Connection, you no longer need to order the variety of required adapters and HDMI cables anymore! Projector can perfectly transfer movies/videos/photos from IOS/Android/Windows device to big screen for projection display.HDMI and USB port design makes it easier to connect TV stick,PC, laptop, smartphone, certain gaming consoles which can it make large screen viewing much easier!
- Up to 200 '' Giant Screen:Yehua projector comes with a 200' screen, can offer 60-200’’ projector screen size . Projector distance is 8ft-18ft. Aspect ratio is 4:3/16:9/Auto. You will get the best viewing angle and watching size with Manual ± 15 keystone correction and focus adjustment and excellent viewing experience and reduces 50% of typical light damage to your eyes.
- Wide Compatibility and Application:Equipped with HDMI, VGA, AV, 2 USB interfaces, the projector is compatible with TV Box, TV Stick, PCs, Laptops, Smart phones,Tablets, DVD player,and USB Flash Drive. Projector is also suitable for use in many environments—Home Theater, Video Game and Outdoor activities. You can use it for small meetings or home parties in dark rooms or outside. Contact us if you have any other questions, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.
- 【🔥 Native 1080P, UHD support 4K】Artlii Energon 2 home projector is the latest wifi video projector in 2021, using the original physical resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, support 4K, 10000: 1 high dynamic contrast and 5 layers high Refractive glass lens. Image is brighter and sharper. You can also connect to TV stick (not included) to watch Netflix and Disney.
- 【🔥 340 ANSI lumens & 17 Million Color Range】Improved with Mstar performance chip and TFT LCD technology, Artlii Energon 2 provides 340 ANSI lumens brightness, much brighter and more colorful than other 1080p wifi Bluetooth projectors, color gamut is up to 95% of NTSC and provide up to 17 million color ranges, can display 100% RGB color signals for each image. The improvement will bring you unparalleled cinematic experience.
- 【🔥 Fast & Stable 2.4G/5G WiFi & Bluetooth Connection】 With Latest WiFi Connection, Artlii Energon 2 enables you to synchronize your smartphone screen by both 2.4G and 5G WiFi, Ultra-fast 5G WiFi offers you much smoother and lag free online video streaming experience. Artlii Energon 2 also provides Bluetooth connection,so you can connect to various bluetooth speakers and headphones.It also has built-in stereo speakers,offering excellent loud sound quality without connecting external speaker.
- 【🔥300 '' large image experiment, Image zoom 60% to 100%】Artlii outdoor projector offers a display 44" - 300 ", projector distance is 5ft-30ft. Aspect ratio is 4:3/16:9/Auto. Manual ± 15 ° keystone correction. Besides,it has zoom fuction. You can customize your projection screen size from 60% to 100% by remote control or manually.
- 【🔥Versatile Digital Connectivity】 Artlii home theater projector supports HDMI / USB / VGA / AV / SD card / audio output 3.5mm / Bluetooth. It can be connected not only wireless but also wired. HDMI and USB port design makes it easier to connect TV sticks, PCs, laptops, MacBooks, smartphones, Blu-ray disc players, PS3, PS4, Wii Xbox game consoles and HDR.
- Bluetooth 5G WiFi Projector with Dedicated Storage Bag---WiMiUS K1 projector is with both bluetooth and wifi, very convenient for use. It can be easily connected with kinds of bluetooth speakers. With both 2.4G & 5G wifi, it can connect with iphone, android phone, and windows 10 PC wirelessly. 5G WiFi is much faster than 2.4G WiFi. For better carrying and better protection of the projector, we prepared a dedicated storage bad for it. You could put the projector and all the accessories into it.
- +20% Lumens Brightest and Native 1080P Resolution---The latest full HD projector equipped with the latest LED technology, which is +20% brighter than other 9500L projectors. Also it has native 1920*1080 high resolution, supports 4k, and capable of developing all colors that can be perceived by the human eyes. The wimius k1 is the highest resolution, highest brightness with excellent cost performance, and it's obvious compared to other products. No worries to take it.
- 4-Point Keystone Correction and Zoom Function---With the unique 4-point data correction function which is as larger as ±50°, it is possible to project from larger angle. You could control the distortion in both vertical and horizontal directions on the remote. Moreover, with the 60% zoom function, just zoom halfway from the X / Y axis on the remote control without moving the projector. Also you could get 50-500 inches grant screen by projecting from 1.5-10m, making your home a flexible theather.
- Home Entertainment and PPT Small Conference---Be equipped with USB, HDMI, AV port, this projector is compatible with a various of devices, such as PC, TV stick, PS3, PS4, Chromecast, USB stick and so on. It’s a very good choice for movies, parties, playing games. What’s more, it can read office software like word, excel, power point presentation from USB stick directly. Very convenient for small conference (5-10 people conference). It can play netflix only when connected with TV stick.
- 10 Years LED Lamp and 4 Years Warranty---By adopting a highly transparent coating lens, projecting clear images and videos, and adopting new LED technology and smart eco technology, the low power consumption LED lamp has a long operating life over 10 years. In addition, we provide 4 years warranty, twice longer than all others. The first year for free replacement, the rest 3 years for free repair, giving you double assurance.
How to Choose Best 4k Projectors?
On the market, however, there are many 4K projectors, and never as in this case, the factors to be taken into consideration are numerous and mostly technical that not all of them evaluate with knowledge of the facts.
For this reason, we thought to help you in your choice, explaining in the simplest possible way all the technical characteristics to consider before buying the best 4K projector for your needs, and then to list the models that in our opinion have the best value for money, dividing them into market segments.
What Is Meant by 4K in Projectors?
The distinction between 4K and FullHD resolution to be made in the world of projectors is very similar to that of TV but with some differences. To maintain HD resolutions, these particular products use a long-distance projection technology called DLP (Digital Light Processing).
Thanks to a system of microscopic mirrors, increases the scale of the video format while maintaining its resolution. The point is that when we talk about 4K projectors, we often talk about devices that continue to use a DLP projection system, however, supported by a series of technologies that improve image quality, such as HDR or HDR 10.
Sure, 4K resolution can be up to four times higher than FullHD, but in the world of projectors, this proportion is much more complicated. When it comes to 4K projectors, there usually are two specifications: 3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160 pixels. The higher the number of pixels.
The sharper the images, and if it is true that 4K means a model with 8.3 million pixels, it is equally valid that the nature of liquid crystals (typically used in projectors) does not makes it able to withstand the moving speed required to produce 8.3 million pixels.
In short, in essence, when we talk about 4K projectors, we must keep in mind that the image is not created with the same criterion that occurs on TVs.
In reality, today, two technologies are used in projectors to achieve 4K or Ultra HD resolution: 4K-Enhancement technology and XPR technology.
The former is more prevalent, especially in cheap 4K projectors, the latter is much more complex and expensive. And although both technologies are pixel shift technologies, the results they produce are entirely different.
The brightness in 4K projectors is measured in “lumens”, 1 lumen equals the intensity emitted by a candle, and the concept is straightforward: the higher the value in lumens, the greater the brightness of the 4K projector. The evaluation of this feature depends a lot on the conditions in which you want to use the projector, on the distance at which you will install it from the wall and on the room in which you will use it.
In general, however, these two guidelines can be taken into consideration: if you place the projector in a room that can be completely dark, then you could go towards a model with at least 1500 lumens; if, on the other hand, you want to use the 4k projector even in a dark environment, then you will need to purchase a model with at least 2500 lumens.
The contrast is another factor to consider because it is precisely the contrast ratio that indicates the performance of the device in the light and dark areas of the projected image. In essence, it is precisely the contrast ratio that in a 4K projector affects the shades of colours and the depths of blacks.
It is indicated with a ratio of “3000: 1” and, clearly, the higher this value, the higher the quality of the image (and probably the price of the 4K projector).
In short, “distance” means the meters within which the 4K projector is able to guarantee an image of the highest quality. It is clear that, given the physical nature of the projection, the greater the distance, the greater the inches of the projected image.
And although it is an important factor to evaluate before buying a 4K projector, one thing must always be kept in mind: cheap 4K projectors are able to project images with a distance of about 3 meters, but our advice is to give more importance to the quality rather than the thumbs of the image.
Keystone correction is one of the functions that should not be missing in a 4K projector, not even in economic ones. It is a way in which the projector restores the geometry and proportions of the image and corrects all the distortions due to the position of the device.
It is precisely this function that will allow, for example, to position the 4K projector on the ceiling or on the ground. , and still, have a perfectly rectangular projected image.
Service Life of The Lamp
The lamp life of a 4K projector is measured in hours of use, and opting for a model that does not require continuous replacement could be a cure-all for your pockets. But considering that practically all current models have a lamp life of over 10,000 hours, it could also take many years until a replacement is needed.
Although it may seem like a small factor, it is essential to evaluate the number of inputs that a 4K projector integrates. And this is one of the factors that most distinguishes 4K projectors from SD or FullHD ones. Because if the latter generally have RCA.
Cinch or BNC inputs; S-Video input; YUV (Sub DB15 or 3 x RCA / Cinch or 3 x BNC), RGB, RGBs or RGBHV (Sub DB15 or BNC) and DVI, in a 4K projector can not miss the HDMI input, or a DisplayPort and the most modern USB -C: these are the only inputs capable of supporting UltraHD resolution.
Noise is also a significant factor in choosing the best 4K projector because it is clear if you want to relax watching an UltraHD movie on your sofa at home just like if you were at a cinema, it is essential that the projector used is not too loud and does not spoil the atmosphere (and the head).
All 4K projectors integrate a cooling fan, whose noise index is calculated in dB (decibels): our advice is to opt for a model that does not exceed 30 dB of noise. Your head will thank us!