Originally Posted by xbladr
Anyone had a chance to play with these yet?
Last night I really dug in and played with the TK800. I was super impressed! Knowing about the RGBW color wheel going in I didn’t have super high expectations for picture quality but right out of the box I thought the image was bright and unexpectedly punchy.
I put the HT2550 and TK800 on an HDMI splitter side by side. I reset both of their Cinema modes to factory. I noticed the factory default for Brilliant Color was set to ‘On’ unlike the HT2550. I set the HT2550’S Brilliant Color to On as well then calibrated the brightness and contrast on each.
The colors on the HT2550 were more natural in 1080p and 4K HDR content but when I asked my wife, she preferred the TK800 image in all 5 tests I showed her. And I don’t blame her! The TK800 is a brighter but surprisingly delivers a colorful and punchy image. HDR content benefited from this immensely. The perceived contrast is actually very good on this projector due to the extra lumens.
I will work on my full review for later but I want to be clear: the HT2550 is still the affordable 4K color accuracy King for me, but this TK800 has so far been a super performer with brightness and producing a great punchy image in a space with ambient light.
I’m hosting a 30-strong party tomorrow for the NBA playoffs. Utah vs OKC. I swapped out the HT2550 for the TK800 for the party since I knew it was suited for this type of thing: Sports parties with ambient light and people coming in and out of the theater. I’ll also be hosting a backyard movie party with the TK800 so I’m looking forward to reporting how it performs in that regard.
Only thing tonite so far is that my TK800 unit is a bit louder than my HT2550. The color wheel makes a bit of noise.
Onward and upward! I would recommend snagging this thing if you need a bright punchy 4K projector for a space with ambient lighting. It’s a ton of fun.