NEWS: New Vivitek HK2288 4K HDR Projector is less than £2.5K

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      This time last year there was a dearth of 4K projectors, now you can’t move without falling over one.

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      Found a few details on this new projector to compare with its competition (Acer H7850 £2300, Optoma 550 £1999 and UHD60 £2499) and if correct, it has higher power usage, shorter lamp life, lower lumens and is significantly noisier then any of them, its only saving grace is a RGBRGB Colour Wheel, so not such a good deal as first seems. (Disappointing)

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      It is 4k native though, so offers something above the competition. Its 2000 lumens brightness is still pretty good and not far behind the likes of the Optoma. We now have this in stock too for anyone interested, so you can compare the specs here.
       
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      I hate turning every projector thread into a Faux-k discussion but this isn't a native 4k projector. It uses the same pixel shifting as the current set of DLP's so far as I know.
       
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      It meets the 4K specification (3840 x 2160 (8.3m) Pixels onscreen) but as dhts says, it is not native 4K as it uses the Ti 0.66 chipset to create the image. (Standing next to the screen it is unlikely that anyone could tell the difference though)

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      Indeed, and obviously there is the point that image quality is a culmination of much more than just screen resolution. I think you would need a big screen to tell an obvious difference between these and a true full native 4k projector. The UHD65 from Optoma and the Epson 9300 for example, on a 100" screen the difference between the sharpness of something like the Planet Earth 2 discs is pretty marginal. You can see it, but its not a decision maker on that point alone and you just never get anyone ever that can tell the Epson is putting half the pixel count on screen. Still, 8m pixels on screen cant be had for cheaper and the results are very good in our view.
       

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