This article is contributed by Alexandre Lopes
Nowadays it is increasingly difficult to opt for a 4K projector. Not because of lack of quality, quite the contrary, but because there are more and more options on the market, more and more complete, with everything we can look for.
If some projectors bet on ANSI Lumens, others choose to give more emphasis to connectivity or the operating system. But one thing is common among them: whether from this or that brand, they all have an excellent UHD quality.
In this article, we leave you 10 suggestions of those that, potentially, are the best 4K projectors on the market.
1.Wemax Nova 4K
Despite being an Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector, the Wemax Nova 4K falls into this category precisely because it presents an image in UHD.
With an eye-catching design, just place it a few inches from the wall and in a few seconds it projects an image with excellent definition that goes up to 150". It's incredible.
Capable of a brightness of up to 2100 ANSI Lumens, it also has support for HDR10, 8 Point Keystone Correction, 32GB of internal memory - so there will be no shortage of space to install applications - and Android TV 9.0, which you should update to have the best possible experience.
In addition, thanks to the built-in 30W sound system, you won't need to connect any extra accessories to it, ensuring good sound range and rich detail here.
And since it is an Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector, it won't need to hang from the ceiling or at a great distance from the projection point, which is important in terms of the aesthetics of a given room.
2. XGIMI Horizon Pro
This home projector is absolutely amazing. Right from the start, it turns on in just six seconds, so you can start enjoying it in no time. It has a brightness of 2200 ANSI Lumens, which is great for any time of day, and is capable of projecting a whopping 200" image, something perfect for impressing friends and family.
In addition, it has another feature that will surprise you. Imagine you have a screen available and you project the image of the XGIMI Horizon Pro. Using its intelligent screen detection technology, the projector will automatically detect the screen and adjust the image perfectly to the dimensions of the screen. It's perfect.
In case you don't have a screen, but some wall space where there are some obstacles, don't worry either, because the XGIMI Horizon Pro is able to detect the objects and adjust the image instantly.
For the image to be projected with all the quality, this projector uses the X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine, that significantly increases the clarity and fidelity of dynamic pictures.
It also has Android TV and a lamp that can have up to 30,000 hours of life. And of course, we cannot forget about its design: it is a piece of technology with a very sober look and that passes well as a decorative element in your living room or bedroom.
3. Nebula Cosmos Max
Despite having "only" 1500 ANSI Lumens, the Cosmos Max stands out from the rest in a few aspects. One of them is sound quality. There are 40W - four speakers of 10W each - which will impress even the most demanding.
Its design is also very special, reminding us of a giant flattened egg with an LED starscape on top. It will also be an interesting piece of decoration to put around the house.
Capable of projecting a 4K image up to 150", it also has Android TV 9.0 pre-installed, even though it only has 16GB of internal memory.
So, if you want a projector that stands out for its sound quality, and also for its design, this Nebula Cosmos Max is the right choice.
4. LG CineBeam HU710PW
This is a recent proposal from the South Korean brand, as it was launched in February 2022. The LG CineBeam HU710PW stands out from the competition by featuring a hybrid light source (Laser + LED) of high power, ensuring the best expression of color and brightness of the light source. More specifically, it has 2000 ANSI Lumens.
It also features adaptive contrast, to give greater depth to the projected image, and Iris Mode, designed for both bright and dark environments. This means that in a bright room, the maximum Iris opening is applied. In a dark room, the minimum Iris opening is applied.
Another very important feature, which some projectors tend to forget, is Filmmaker Mode, which disables motion smoothing and other video processing settings. This means that you will be able to enjoy what you are viewing just as the creator intended.
But this projector is also interesting in that it requires some manual action on the part of the user. For example, the LG CineBeam HU710PW features Lens Shift and x1.6 magnification, which means that you can set it up wherever you want and precisely define the screen size and location. In other words, it doesn't do this work automatically for you, like the XGIMI Horizon Pro, which means that you will have to make this adjustment using the physical buttons on the projector itself.
In addition, and because it is a recent projector, it already comes with webOS 6.0 installed, so total system fluidity is guaranteed. A bonus? It has HDMI 2.1, which makes this LG CineBeam HU710PW suitable for gaming.
5. JMGO U2
It was impossible to make a list of the best 4K projectors and not include the JMGO U2. First, for its design. Anyone looking at the projector will never think, at first glance, that it is something that projects an image, being more reminiscent of a kind of a very expensive speaker we have around the house.
Then, thanks to its specifications, with the brand guaranteeing that it exceeds the colors shown by IMAX theaters by 159%. And we can't forget the sound system - two speakers of 15W each and two tweeters of 10W each - with a total power of 50W. By the way, the projections you notice in the JMGO U2 are precisely its speakers, which, due to their inverted cone-shaped structure, guarantee a 360º sound.
And although the image projection is only 100", this projector has 2400 ANSI Lumens, surpassing the competition.
Finally, to mention the Luna OS, the brand's own operating system. It is super simple, which will ensure a unique and extremely fast experience.
6. BenQ W2700i
BenQ is one of the best known brands in the world, mainly thanks to its projectors. A few years ago, its products were mostly used in schools and presentations, but the brand has adapted to the market and has a whole range of product options. It has projectors designed for gaming, projectors designed for sports enthusiasts, portable projectors... and of course, projectors for home cinema, as is the case of this BenQ W2700i.
With multiple viewing modes optimized for movies and series, this projector features HDR-PRO technology to enhance 4K HDR content with wider contrast range through enhanced tone mapping, as well as CinematicColor technology to produce accurate and enhanced images. All so we can enjoy the colors that the filmmakers envisioned. The projected image is 120" and features 2000 ANSI Lumens.
7. Epson EH-LS500W Android TV Edition
Like BenQ, Epson is another brand that has long been active in the niche of projectors. More or less portable, more or less powerful, the brand also has one with Android TV and that, of course, is 4K: EH-LS500W Android TV Edition.
This is a projector that impresses right away thanks to its incredible 4000 ANSI Lumens, something that beats the other proposals of this top. And it is also an ultra-short-throw laser projector, being able to project an image up to 130".
The Epson EH-LS500W Android TV Edition is distinguished by its discreet design and visual performance, ensuring well-defined details in the shadows and deeper blacks.
So if you want a device from a proven brand, look no further.
8. Hisense PX1-PRO
Hisense started off inconspicuous, but since joining UEFA and various other organizations and companies, its popularity has skyrocketed.
And besides TVs, there is another area where it is very successful: projectors. Having several outstanding equipments, our choice fell on the Hisense PX1-PRO, which brings together several excellent features of proposals that we have been presenting.
For example, it can project up to 130 inches with razor-sharp focus for maximum viewing immersion. And its 2200 ANSI Lumens make it perfect for home cinema. But above all this is the TriChroma laser engine. From the name, you quickly see that it is an engine that uses three RGB lasers - Red, Blue and Green - to create images with high contrast and a color presentation like few others can.
It also has a 30W integrated sound system, Dolby Vision HDR, Filmmaker Mode, Android TV, and HDMI 2.1 inputs, making it perfect for gaming.
9. Bomaker Polaris 4K
A brand that many are probably unaware of, not least because it was only created in 2016, but that has many interesting products. From products for the home, to sound bars and headphones, among others, Bomaker has been releasing cheap projectors to the market, but now it has raised the bar with the launch of its first 4K Laser TV projector.
This is the Bomaker Polaris 4K, which features 2500 ANSI Lumens, up to 200" image projection, HDR 10 with BT.2020, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of memory, and a Mstar 6A-838 CPU. In addition, it has a technology that reduces the brightness of what is being projected if it detects that someone is approaching the screen. All to protect the eyes.
Of course, because it is Bomaker's first expensive projector, it does not have several of the technologies that the competition has. For example, it doesn't have Android TV or an operating system that allows you to install those apps we are so familiar with.
However, one of the reasons we put it in this top is related to the price. It is 4K, it is laser... and it can be purchased for only $1849. For that price, they also take a Bomaker SiFi II headset, valued at $49.99, and a Bomaker Njord II soundbar, valued at $149.99. It doesn't get any better than that.
10. Samsung The Premiere
We end this list with a projector that Samsung has been trying to sell with pomp and circumstance: The Premiere.
Available in two versions, LSP7T and LSP9T, the differences basically lie in the image projection: the LSP7T projects an image up to 120", while the LSP9T version achieves an image up to 130". In addition, the more advanced version has more ANSI Lumens, higher contrast and better sound quality. All else is equal, with both supporting HDR10+.
Does this justify almost doubling the price from one version to the other? Not really, so the LSP7T version it’s the better option for all of you. It guarantees excellent 4K picture quality, full system fluidity, and the Samsung warranty seal.
We give you options for all tastes, so it will be hard to choose. After all, there are more and more 4K projector options on the market. And that's just as well.