It’s nearly identical to the PX747-4K I covered recently except it’s rated for lower light output and higher color brightness. Otherwise, it offers the same 3840×2160 resolution from a single .47” quad-shift DLP chip along with Rec.709 color and HDR10. Two HDMI ports ensure compatibility with the latest source components with one handling version 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 content protection.
Comparisons between the two ViewSonic projectors are inevitable. The main difference lies in the color wheel. Where the 3500-lumen PX747-4K uses a four-segment RGBW unit, the PX727-4K has a six-segment part in an RGBRGB configuration. This cuts the output to 2200 lumens but increases color saturation and accuracy. My initial measurements confirm the improvement and the image is clearly more vivid.
Speaking of clarity, that is the star feature of this display. Even though it’s not a native 4K projector, I can’t see any reduction in sharpness when comparing it to the latest premium models from JVC or Sony. The image quality must be seen to be believed. I plan to watch a few movies and compare the standard Blu-rays to their Ultra HD counterparts.
The fact that the PX727-4K costs only $1499 list and $1299 on the street is a compelling reason to make the switch to Ultra HD. Watch this space for my full review coming soon.