A 4K projector will appear to be sharper at 10ft:A bit new to the projector world. Looking for people's opinions on using a 1080p projector versus a 4K one.
Budget: Sub $1k if its 1080p; Upto $1,500. if 4K.
Media: Apple 4K TV with fiber optic HDMI to current projector. Stream 4K iMovies mostly. Don't watch TV on the projector.
Concern is that the seating distance is 10 ft from the projector screen (100"), and I read a lot that 4K from that distance is not that discernible. Current projector is an Amazon special that was fine just starting out, but now I want to step up, but not to the highest level.....at least not yet. Budget can't swing more than what I listed.
I can control the ambient lighting in the room pretty well, but would also like to watch sporting programs during the day with moderate ambient light. Lumens of 2,500 should be adequate for my purpose.
Anyone have any experience with the Epson 2250? I can care less about streaming capabilities since my Denon and Apple tv handle all that.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
1080P DLP will also appear sharper than 1080P 3LCD at 10ft.
The HC2150/2250 are good values and perform well but DLP is better for sports. I'd suggest looking at an LED BenQ X1300i which will downsample 4K HDR to 1080P HDR, as will the short throw laser Optoma GT1090HDR (GT1080HDR is similar but with a bulb as is the longer throw BenQ TH685) and the true 4K HT3550 and TK850. The new TK700STi might be worth looking at while the TK800M is still a solid option:
This tool will help you decide where to place the projector and if your room can accommodate it:
BenQ TK800M Projection Calculator - Throw Distance and Screen Size
Find screen size and throw distance for the BenQ TK800M projector.