We’re becoming familiar with 4K TVs, but so far, there are fewer choices when it comes to 4K video projectors for home theatre use. Now BenQ has released a 4K video projector that not only promises top quality video, but a compact portable size and easy to use interface that allows you to add smart streaming components too. Not to mention it costs a lot less than its current competition.
Reviewing BenQ 4K home theatre projector
The BenQ CineHome 4K UHD HDR Home Theatre Projector uses higher resolution than typical HD projectors. Need a primer on what 4K is and why it’s better? Read more here.
Suffice to sat the images in 4K tend to be sharper, much more detailed and highly realistic. They are also more colourful and show truer colour representation and more natural gradation than HD.
Projectors can be a good idea if you want a portable set up, or a configuration you can adjust from room to room; you can increase or decrease the image size just by changing the placement of the projector.
Setting up BenQ CineHome 4K UHD HDR Home Theatre Projector
There’s not much set up to speak of when it comes to setting up this 4K projector. You plug in the power, pop the batteries into the remote, then connect your 4K video source of choice; things like a 4K Apple TV or a Roku Ultra 4K streamer. (You’ll need to have your own HDMI cable because the projector does not come with one.)
Powering up takes time
Once everything is connected you power on. This process took a little longer than I thought it needed to. I timed it a few times and it would take about 30-35 seconds before the lamp would come on and display the BenQ logo. Then it was nearly another 20-30 seconds until the set up menu or content came on, totaling a full minute before I was ready to watch. That’s a heck of a lot longer than it takes to boot up most TVs today. It’s not a big deal, I guess, but something to be aware of, since I initially thought something was wrong with the projector.
I need to mention a couple of things about my set up… and I have some more thoughts. But since I wrote this for Best Buy Canada’s blog, do me a solid and click here to go THERE to read the rest of it, ok? 😀
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