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For anyone who cares, this is not a 4K projector. It is 1080P x 2 = 4 million pixels. You need at least 8 million pixels to be certified as a 4K projector. You will notice the resolution difference
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For anyone who cares, this is not a 4K projector. It is 1080P x 2 = 4 million pixels. You need at least 8 million pixels to be certified as a 4K projector. You will notice the resolution difference
Yes, it is true that this is faux 4k. However, most reviews claim this system works very well and can fool most people into thinking it is actually true 4k. Also, I am not aware of any full 4k projector within hundreds of dollars of this price.
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Yes, it is true that this is faux 4k. However, most reviews claim this system works very well and can fool most people into thinking it is actually true 4k. Also, I am not aware of any full 4k projector within hundreds of dollars of this price.


Optoma's UHD50x pixel shifting "faux 4K" projector = 8.3 million pixels = 3840 x 2160 resolution = $1599
https://www.optoma.com/us/product/uhd50x/

BenQ's HT3550 pixel shifting "faux 4K" projector = 8.3 million pixels = 3840 x 2160 resolution = $1499
https://www.benq.com/en-us/projec...tions.html

BenQ's TK850 = pixel shifting "faux 4K" projector = 8.3 million pixels = 3840 x 2160 resolution

Meanwhile, the HC3800 is "4K Enhancement1 (1920 x 1080 x 2)"
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Optoma's UHD50x pixel shifting "faux 4K" projector = 8.3 million pixels = 3840 x 2160 resolution = $1599
https://www.optoma.com/us/product/uhd50x/

BenQ's HT3550 pixel shifting "faux 4K" projector = 8.3 million pixels = 3840 x 2160 resolution = $1499
https://www.benq.com/en-us/projec...tions.html [benq.com]

BenQ's TK850 = pixel shifting "faux 4K" projector = 8.3 million pixels = 3840 x 2160 resolution

Meanwhile, the HC3800 is "4K Enhancement1 (1920 x 1080 x 2)"
At this price point the "4K" difference between Optoma, BenQ and Epson is a wash. The Epson 5050 is also a 4K Enhanced projector and will blow all these projectors away albeit at almost twice the price. At this price point I wouldn't put too much into whether these are faux 4K or 4K enhanced and go with one that fits your needs (response times for gaming, brightness for ambient light etc.).

I tried Optoma UHD60 and Epson 3800 and went with 3800 as that seemed more versatile to me and was quieter as well. The DLP induced rainbow effect was a dealbreaker to me as well.

This is a good read as well
https://www.projectorcentral.com/...efined.htm
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At this price point the "4K" difference between Optoma, BenQ and Epson is a wash. The Epson 5050 is also a 4K Enhanced projector and will blow all these projectors away albeit at almost twice the price. At this price point I wouldn't put too much into whether these are faux 4K or 4K enhanced and go with one that fits your needs (response times for gaming, brightness for ambient light etc.).

I tried Optoma UHD60 and Epson 3800 and went with 3800 as that seemed more versatile to me and was quieter as well. The DLP induced rainbow effect was a dealbreaker to me as well.

This is a good read as well
https://www.projectorcentral.com/...efined.htm
Epsons 5050 is a "4K enhanced projector" and qualifies as a certified 4K projector since it does throw out 8.3 million pixels. Not's not a native 4K projector but just like BenQ's or Optoma's model, it still throws out a 8.3 million pixels at half of the cost.

The Epson 3800 on the other hand is just a QHD=2K projector simple as that. It isn't even a faux 4k projector and your article you linked is sharing the difference between JVC/Sony's native chip projector vs pixel shifting that still equates to 8.3m = 3840 x 2160 resolution.

2K projectors look nice but it isn't 4K.
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4K discussion aside this is a really good price if you want this projector.
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Epsons 5050 is a "4K enhanced projector" and qualifies as a certified 4K projector since it does throw out 8.3 million pixels. Not's not a native 4K projector but just like BenQ's or Optoma's model, it still throws out a 8.3 million pixels at half of the cost.

The Epson 3800 on the other hand is just a QHD=2K projector simple as that. It isn't even a faux 4k projector and your article you linked is sharing the difference between JVC/Sony's native chip projector vs pixel shifting that still equates to 8.3m = 3840 x 2160 resolution.

2K projectors look nice but it isn't 4K.
Resolution for 5050 and 3800 is pretty much the same. Now 5050 has higher contrast ratio, motorized lens etc. Where do you see the resolution difference?

https://www.projectorcentral.com/...id_2=10863
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Resolution for 5050 and 3800 is pretty much the same. Now 5050 has higher contrast ratio, motorized lens etc. Where do you see the resolution difference?

https://www.projectorcentral.com/...id_2=10863
You are right. Both are 2K projectors
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Got mine for $1260 from Parker Gwen last week but they are OOS now. Great projector! Dell has for same price but you get back 3 or 6% in Dell Rewards (can't remember what it is currently) and 18 months 0% interest financing if that's your thing.
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I might add that anyone who is complaining about faux 4K has probably never seen a good faux 4K projector. Sometimes specs are just specs. It's the picture quality that matters... and unless you are sitting close enough to actually see the screen door effect (grid between individual pixels) you will not notice the difference.
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Is it worth going for Epson 4010 for the extra $200 ?
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