• Resolution support: 640 x 480 – 3840 x 2160 (VGA - 4K UHD)
  • Brightness: 3,000 lumens
  • Projection system: DLP
  • Light source: Lamp
  • Throw ratio: 1.47-1.76 (100-inches at 3.25m)
  • Ports: 1x VGA, 2x HDMI, 1x USB 2.0, 1x mini USB, 1x Audio in, 1x Audio out, 1x RS232
  • Dimensions: 353 x 135 x 272mm
  • Weight: 4.2kg
  • Pros:
  • Brightness
  • Colour reproduction
  • 4K HDR
  • Cons:
  • None

Life In Living Colour

Why do you need a projector when you can just buy a TV, some may ask. Imagine having your own home theatre, where your friends and family can gather around your living room to watch movies and sporting events together. It’ll be a lot cheaper as well to get a projector rather than spending money on larger TV, especially since it’ll cost a bomb to get a 100-inch TV, while projectors can go up even further to even 300-inches and more.

In our test lab this time is the BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector. The TK800 has a brightness of 3000 lumens that translates to incredible brightness even when in bright settings like living rooms and backyards. During testing, we tried it in plenty of settings including offices, bedrooms, outdoors and living rooms during different times of the day with lights turned off and on, and the TK800 excelled in all settings.

The projector is capable of 4K UHD resolution, providing great detail even when projecting to a large screen like for example 100-inches and beyond. All this is possible, thanks to a revolutionary 0.47-inch single-DMD DLP system. It allows for a sleek and compact profile, while producing clarity and crisp details. Colours are vivid and accurate without any signs of blur, shadowing or any artifacting. Movies and sports look amazing thanks to BenQ’s new 4K colour wheel and Auto HDR Colour Rendition that provides high dynamic range to the big screen.

You have to be there to truly experience the amazing pictures the TK800 produces even in a live setting

You have to be there to truly experience the amazing pictures the TK800 produces even in a live setting

Setup is truly simple with the BenQ TK800. Everything is plug and play like most projectors, but a great feature of the TK800 is its helpful Auto Keystone correction. While most projectors have their auto adjustment settings, the TK800 can be placed off-center and be perfectly aligned automatically, which also means you can place the projector in more locations and still get ideal viewing experiences. Also, if you’re usage is usually somewhere dark you can turn on the TK800’s SmartEco mode and it’ll automatically adjust the lamp brightness. This saves energy and extends the lifespan of the lamp for up to 10,000 hours.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The BenQ TK800 4K HDR is a projector we wouldn’t hesitate to get if we had to get a home theatre projector.

(previously published in issue June 2018)