New Viewsonic 4k UHD LED 4K projector under £1300!!

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  1. paulmcp2403

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    I bought the viewsonic px 747 from amazon for £470. What a bargain and great projector!
     
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    I'm surprised at the lack of coverage this projector is getting.

    SPECS -

    Viewsonic's new X Series projectors are both DLP 4K models intended for entertainment and offering up Amazon Alexa and Google Voice Assistant control as well as an integrated Smart TV platform with access to the Android Aptoide store for popular apps. These projectors have a long-lasting LED light source rated for up to 30,000 hours. Both feature Rec.709 color accuracy but with HDR content support, and each has a Frame Interpolation function to reduce motion blur. Connectivity options include HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2, USB 2.0 Type A and Type C, Audio In/Out and RJ45 Ethernet.

    NB* A 125% REC. 709 efficiency !!!

    NB* From projector central -
    Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Jan 11, 2019 1:43 PM PST
    These projectors use the DLP XPR chipsets that use pixel-shifting of native 1080p array micromirror devices to bring all the pixels in a UHD signal to the screen. Visual differences we've observed between these chips and native 4K imagers are virtually indistinguishable all other things being equal, and more reliant on the optics and signal processing than the imaging device.
     
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    I'm looking to upgrade & this looks great, but as you've said no owner reviews yet.

    I also like the look of the Benq w2700, but have seen some reports of noise issues.
     
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    There are people saying great things about the xiaomi led 4k at the same price on here... It's the same price l, it has less features... I also this one far exceeds to rec. 709 colour spec recommended by uhd 4k...so that's a biggie... But for me this one has UK support and cones with a standard 3 year warranty or a 6 year one from richer sounds.... Bit of a no brainer for me.... I'm getting one soon!!

    Ps... I found a Chinese review... They were very excited about it.
     
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    Ooh keep us posted please. I'm a bit risk adverse, so agree with your point ref support & 6 year warranty from Rs.
     
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    To be fair, it isn't the same kind of projector as the Xiaomi. That is a UST PJ, and unless I'm reading those specs wrong this is not.
     
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    Thank you. Great review, shame though as it does not appear to be quite as good as the specs.

    Looks like I may have to look at the Benq 2700 or even an older sony 1080p projector.

    We usually watch tv on my old faithful Panasonic p65vt40b & have just started to use my old optoma gt7000 for watching f1 and movies.

    I guess even a sony 1080p will be a vast improvement over the gt7000.
     
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    Let's be honest it's a cracking projector for £1200 with a 6 year warranty... The images appear far superior to many 1080p projectors out there when the side by side comparisons are done....for the money it looks great... Hopefully some more user reviews will pop up soon.
     
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    Thats the bottom line isnt it..£1200....fantastic value really
     
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    I'm still keeping an open mind. Let's hope that there will be some reviews soon.

    I note that the hot spot which was mentioned in the review may have been down to the screen & not the projector.

    I've been researching for quite sometime now & I keep coming back to the x-10 4k
     
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    I'd like to know for sure if it's fixed focal length, or if it has a zoom lens? It will be significantly more attractive with the latter.
     
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    The spec says it's an optical zoom...
     
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    apologies it says its fixed zoom.
     
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    What's a 'fixed zoom' when it's at home?
     
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    I don't have the projector so I have no idea....
     
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    I think the confusion comes from the way they're wording it. I think they have a set spec sheet for all their projectors and next to the 'Zoom' heading they normally put in the len's ratios, but in this case they simply put 0.8 fixed, which has lead some folks to think it has got some sort of zoom when it hasn't, it's fixed. In other words to make the picture smaller or bigger you physically have to move the projector backwards or forwards. I guess it was built with a price in mind and a zoom lens didn't fit the bill - which is a damn shame as a zoom lens would seem to me to be a basic minimum in any projector design. At least that's how I'm interpreting it.
     
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    Just found this review (Hope it's allowed)

    ViewSonic x10-4k Review: Projection by design | 7Review
     
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    Hah, I was right! To quote from the review - "Ideal for impromptu screening sessions, you need just 1.77 metres to cast an impressive 100in image (with no zoom, the throw ratio is fixed at 0.8:1). Setting up on a coffee table shouldn’t present any issues"

    Which, personally, I think is cobblers. It means you have to have a coffee table the exact distance from your screen to match your screen size. I don't know what the odds of that happening are, but I bet it's a very, very long way from 100% of users.

    Though reading the reviews I guess the intended audience is not existing set ups, but pull it out the cupboard and sling it on the nearest wall types, without caring about screens at all. So I guess it fulfils it's design goals. I hope they bring out a better specced version with a zoom sometime down the road, then I might be interested.
     
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    Still looks good value. Just called Rs, they've not got any in stock special order only . JP have some, but only 3 year warranty. Think I'll wait for Rs, to get back to me (serves me right for dithering).
     
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    The viewsonic website states this is HDMI 2.0, HDCP 1.4/2.2.... Good news.
     
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    Wonder if it is better than the LG HU80KA
     
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    Based on reviews & recommendation. I gave up waiting for the viewsonic x-10 & went for the Epson tw7400, as it was a good price from RS.
     
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    I think the 9400 was around £200 more, wasn't that better than the 7400?
     
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    No the 9400 is almost £1000 more. I couldn't stretch that far.

    I'm very pleased with the 7400. The picture is amazing.
     

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