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BenQ TK800M 3000 Lumens 4K UHD Home Theater Projector with HDR and HLG $999 + Free Shipping

BenQ/Amazon is having this deal again through the Seller Premium AV & shipped FBA. It is a great projector & a steal at this price. Super bright for living room & outdoor scenarios.

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You can actually turn down the lumens via settings to suit dark rooms so it's actually a non-issue.

Here's a good video for the review of the product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L...isMajestic
Yes, you can. But you're still losing color accuracy and contrast with rgbw color wheel vs. rgbrgb. It's not me saying this. Look at the Ht3550 and TK850 comparison on projectorreviews. Or, look at Benq's own marketing and information. I think it's great they created two versions of the projector that are better at different things. This one is not better or worse in general. But it's definitely not the right choice for a light controlled theater.
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I think you should go for VAVA 4K short throw in that case, I bought that last week for 1949$ and it's really amazing.
Did you upgrade from a different projector? I'm curious how it compares. I have a 5030ub that's been great, but would love to move to an UST form factor, with 4k. Nice to see prices coming down. Wonder how long it will be until there is a $2,500 4k 120Hz ultra short throw model on the market...one can dream, right? Smilie
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For a dedicated, light-controlled room, you don't want this projector. The TK800M and TK850M are intended for multi-use rooms with significant ambient light. They had a white segment to the color wheel (RGBW) to increase white lumens, which sacrifices color lumens, color accuracy, and contrast. It's a good projector for a living room, but not for a dedicated theater.

The HT3550 is a much better choice for a dedicated theater. I would definitely think it's worth the extra, and you can get a refurb with a full warranty from benqdirect for $1199. It adds more lens shift and zoom, excellent factory-calibrated color accuracy, a dynamic iris for scene-by-scene dynamic brightness and contrast, and 18GBps HDMI for 4K 60fps HDR. It is a very large improvement for the price difference.
According to the Benq refurb site, warranty is 1 year and 90 days on lamp. Am I missing something? Is 1 year / 90 days long enough?
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True 4k means pixel shifting the 8mil + pixels. Native 4k would be an actual 4k panel. You will not pony up for a native 4k projector now or in your near future if this is the price range you want to be in.

People really need to get over this bitter snobby uninformed faux K thing. It's old and shows you don't know what you're talking about.

And actual resolution and the number of pixels pj is throwing is just one aspect of image quality. Actual native 4k projectors have better optics, better image processing and so on to further distance themselves from shifting projectors in this price range. Plus they are quieter, have motorized lens controls, better build quality and so on. The way they throw the pixels on the screen is not the single greatest factor in image quality differences.
I would disagree, it has a place but in certain situations. If you are looking at still images up close a 4k native panel will provide greater detail then a pixel shifting panel. If you are deciding between multiple fake 4k projectors, the type of panel doing the shifting is very important. In most cases 1920 x 1080, 2716 x 1528 panels doing shifting will not be as sharp as 3840 x 2160, and 4096 x 2160 or true 4K and it will be a noticeable difference at normal viewing distances, not just up close.Yes there are other factors that come into play for perceivable differences such as contrast, digital noise, and source content quality.

So saying that its snobbier and people who make a fuss about it know nothing, shows your ignorance. Yes it means little to people who will never be in that price range to be able to get it, but not to people who fit those use cases or that budget.
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Get the Epson 5050 refurbished w 2 year warranty. A dedicated theatre room will show the BenQs weak contrast. Grey instead of deep blacks. Gaming response will be better on the Epson as well I believe around 25 ms
Where is the 5050 for $1500?
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Does that mean this projector is good for LCD TV replacement? I'm looking to upgrade my 55inch LCD TV. I was going to get some cheap 82 inch TV on BF but if this one works relatively well under normal lighting, maybe I would get this one..
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Yes, you can. But you're still losing color accuracy and contrast with rgbw color wheel vs. rgbrgb. It's not me saying this. Look at the Ht3550 and TK850 comparison on projectorreviews. Or, look at Benq's own marketing and information. I think it's great they created two versions of the projector that are better at different things. This one is not better or worse in general. But it's definitely not the right choice for a light controlled theater.
You need to also take into account if the person is big into 3-D as the 850 will be vastly superior in 3-D compared to the HT3550, a point I made earlier in this thread.

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Same boat! I have a 106" screen with an older Epson 2045 1080P projector and I find it to be far more stunning than any tv. Patiently waiting for the right 4k projector for an upgrade...I may stalk you and see when you buy =)
Lol no problem, if I see a good deal and I remember I will let you know, but as I mentioned I am still rocking a 3100 which has plenty of life left in it, so nothing till probably next year for me.
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But don't underestimate the impact on black levels of light control. Even with a darkened room and cheating via light absorbing borders (like black felt) surrounding the screen, small amounts of ambient light can really impact a projected image.
Yes, not only needs to be a pitch black room, but it needs to be a large room with dark painted matte finish walls, otherwise the reflection from the projected image itself can wash out just via reflection off nearby walls or ceiling.

I have two projectors in my home, have always been a huge fan, but with 82"+ models becoming affordable, if I were doing it again I would sacrifice the 100" typical projector size for the better performance, much easier install, and silence of a 82"+ LCD.

I like 3D, but 3D is a dead technology, its not worth investing in.

Only reason I might still consider a projector upgrade is because I already have the projector mount and wiring and screen.
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I agonized over this deal when it was last at this price point. Decided not to go for it because it is missing some crucial things compared to TK850 (lens shift and dynamic iris).

Also, this model is probably in the last few years of circulation since there is an updated version 810 released in the market earlier this year. So think of the future proofing aspect. It only has one HDMI port (and a VGA port that no-one uses any more).

Here is the thread from last time it was $999:
https://slickdeals.net/f/14158334-benq-tk800m-3000-lumens-4k-uhd-home-theater-projector-with-hdr-and-hlg-999-free-shipping

Finally, how does it compare to the refurbished EPSON 6040UB if someone has a budget of $1500? Worth extending a bit to get the 6040? or get this one?
https://slickdeals.net/f/14506538-epson-pro-cinema-6040ub-4k-projector-refurbished-1699
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Where is the 5050 for $1500?
I saw this today (more than $1500, but again an upgrade from 5050):
https://slickdeals.net/f/14506538-epson-pro-cinema-6040ub-4k-projector-refurbished-1699
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I saw this today (more than $1500, but again an upgrade from 5050):
https://slickdeals.net/f/14506538-epson-pro-cinema-6040ub-4k-projector-refurbished-1699
6040 is a 1080p and not a upgrade from 5050.
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I've had this projector for a couple months from a similar deal and it is fantastic for the price. In retrospect, maybe I should have gone for a bigger budget and gotten something even better. However, the price is fantastic for what it offers. At the time, it was one of the better projectors at this price range.

One of the big selling points for me was the low input lag (the options were scarce in the first place).. I believe it is around ~44ms for 4k@60Hz gaming which was really good for projectors under the $2k range. There was another model I was looking at (I believe Optoma UHD50X) but there were some issues with the advertised input lag at the time (not sure what the current situation is). I believe there is an option to turn off some of the post processsing (essentially turning it into a 1080p projector) but unlike the Optoma UHD50X, I didn't get a clear conclusion on whether or not that improves the input lag even further (don't have the ability to test this myself).

I have this in a light controlled room. I'm not too savvy with the various technology and visual differences, but it works just fine for me. My main issue would be the low contrast ratio but it seems to be okay if you can control ambient light. Not sure how a unit with a higher contrast ratio would fare in this regard.

Despite this projector being advertised for "entertaintment" over home theater use, I found the picture very washed out with light walls. This became a non-issue once I painted the walls dark but I wasn't impressed with this bright projector. I'd still recommend controlling any ambient light if possible.

It has keystone shifting which I hear isn't as good as the vertical lens shift. There is no horizontal lens shifting. This may be important to know for people depending on where you are going to place the unit.

Another thing was the the back has two hdmi ports. One is HDMI 2.2 so keep that in mind if you are looking for the latest port.
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Yes, not only needs to be a pitch black room, but it needs to be a large room with dark painted matte finish walls, otherwise the reflection from the projected image itself can wash out just via reflection off nearby walls or ceiling.

I have two projectors in my home, have always been a huge fan, but with 82"+ models becoming affordable, if I were doing it again I would sacrifice the 100" typical projector size for the better performance, much easier install, and silence of a 82"+ LCD.

I like 3D, but 3D is a dead technology, its not worth investing in.

Only reason I might still consider a projector upgrade is because I already have the projector mount and wiring and screen.
3-D is not a dead technology at all, just dead in the USA, please make sure your informed before you speak on the subject matter. There are already over 100 big budget movies planned with 3-D for theaters in the next 3 years.
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3-D is not a dead technology at all, just dead in the USA, please make sure your informed before you speak on the subject matter. There are already over 100 big budget movies planned with 3-D for theaters in the next 3 years.
Cope.

https://www.cnet.com/news/3d-for-...u-thought/
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Did you miss the whole part about it focusing on 3-D TV. We are talking about projectors, and 3-D movies for projectors. 3-D content overseas is putting up huge blockbuster numbers compared to normal content.

Also if it was dead there would not be movies planned to use it and in production 10+ years to the future.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis...05_onwards)

So cope yourself.

Also forgot to mention there are companies working on more advanced ways to reproduce 3-D and bring 3-D TV's back.
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Did you miss the whole part about it focusing on 3-D TV. We are talking about projectors, and 3-D movies for projectors. 3-D content overseas is putting up huge blockbuster numbers compared to normal content.

Also if it was dead there would not be movies planned to use it and in production 10+ years to the future.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis...05_onwards)

So cope yourself.

Also forgot to mention there are companies working on more advanced ways to reproduce 3-D and bring 3-D TV's back.
Projectors are themselves a dying product relegated to niche use again due to large LCDs coming down in price, along with multi-panel LCDs that can be linked.

Netflix and other streaming services that used to offer 3D media have all abandoned the format since its practically dead.

Disney was one of the biggest proponents of 3D movies, but even they don't offer 3D streaming.

The only service still offering 3D is Vudu, and hardly anyone uses that service, and most people gave up on the old business model of renting BluRays ages ago.
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