Video Displays Reviews
The Home Cinema 4010 4K PRO-UHD is the latest Ultra HD and HDR-capable value projector from Epson. With the latest iteration of PRO-UHD pixel-shifting technology and full coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, it turns your Ultra HD Blu-rays and other high-res sources into stunning images with high contrast and saturated color.
Today, I’ll be checking out my first Dolby Vision-capable display, VIZIO’s P65-F1. It’s a 65” Ultra HD television with HDR10, Dolby Vision, a full-array LED backlight with 100 zones, and an impressive suite of apps to stream content. It should delight videophiles and cord-cutters alike.
The Optoma UHD51A Ultra HD DLP Projector offers 3840x2160 resolution, HDR10, 3D, and 2400 lumens in a compact chassis for less than $1700. It also includes a built-in media player and voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. I’ll be checking it out today.
Today, I’m checking out ViewSonic’s PX727-4K Ultra HD DLP Projector. For just $1499, it offers Ultra HD resolution from a .47” DLP chip, HDR10, a built-in speaker, and a compact form factor. If you’re thinking of trying one of these budget DLPs to add 4K to your theater, it’s worth serious consideration.
If you’re looking to make the jump to Ultra HD in your media room and need a high-output projector, look no further than the BenQ TK800. It delivers 3840x2160 pixels, HDR10, and 3000 ANSI lumens. Whether you want to watch movies or sports, or play games console games, it looks like a great choice for home entertainment. I’ll be putting it through its paces today.
The ViewSonic PX747-4K brings Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range to the projector market for only $1499. With 3500 lumens claimed output and a built-in speaker, it looks like a great choice for home theater enthusiasts on a budget.
If you’re not yet ready to make the commitment to Ultra HD, BenQ has the perfect budget solution in its HT2050A 3D DLP Projector. It offers a bright, color-accurate image with 3D support and an integrated 10-watt speaker in a compact chassis for just $749.
Home theater enthusiasts who want to play games on their projectors might want to check out BenQ’s TH671ST. It’s a short-throw design with 3000 lumens, accurate Rec.709 color, and low input lag. At only $749, this compact DLP with its built-in speaker can easily anchor a value-oriented home entertainment system.
LG ups the ante in portable displays with its HF80JA Laser DLP Projector. It features a single DMD chip and a 20,000-hour laser light engine rated at 2000 lumens. It can project an 80” diagonal image from just over eight feet away turning your living room into a theater in seconds. With a built-in speaker, all you need add is a source. Or use the LG SmartOS streaming interface to download your favorite content over its built-in Wi-Fi.
Today, I’m checking out the newest generation of Vizio’s P-series, the P65-E1 Ultra HD TV. It’s a 65” VA panel with 128 backlight zones, 3840x2160 resolution, HDR10 & Dolby Vision, extended color, built-in Chromecast, and Vizio’s own SmartCast streaming interface. For just $1700, it delivers reference-level image quality and easy access to lots of content thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and four HDMI 2.0 inputs.
Can projectors get any cheaper? I’ll answer that question today when I check out BenQ’s HT1070A 3D DLP Projector. It’s an update to the HT1070 which I reviewed earlier this year. The new model has 2200 lumens versus its predecessor’s 2000 and costs $50 less. It retains the convenience of a small, portable chassis with a quiet fan and great image quality. 3D? Yeah, it’s got that too.
The line between portable and dedicated home theater displays blurs when considering BenQ’s HT3050 3D DLP Projector. It’s small and light, and only costs $899, yet it provides super-accurate output, artifact-free 3D, and optics superior to many more expensive models. I’ll be running it through my benchmarks and viewing tests today.