4K is the buzz word in Hyderabad, not because it’s the technology capital, because there is multiple speculations around its usability, efficiency and costs associated. Visual tech and Packs provides 4K enables projectors in Hyderabad, and also deals in high efficiency cables, audio systems, and home theatres to go along. Here’s answering some pertinent questions about the advent and avenues of the 4K technology in Hyderabad.
#1 What’s a 4K Projector Anyways?
Just as their name implies, 4K projectors are home entertainment digital cinema systems that offer you the ability to project either photo or video content onto any vertical or even upside down blank space in your home or office. The main difference between 4K projectors and conventional home theater HD projectors is that the former offer far sharper 3,840 x 2160 pixel resolution and usually also include a whole host of beefed up visual rendering features that cheaper HD projectors simply don’t have.
In essence, what 4K projectors give you is the ability to take your regular HD TV or video content and any native 4K content (such as movies) you have and project them onto your house walls at any one of a number of flexible projection (read screen) sizes. These can range from just 55” inches in diagonal width to a whopping 300” inch home theater sized image that feels almost exactly like a mini home theater.
#2 What’s the Difference between Getting a Projector and a TV?
Aside from the obvious differences in design and setup, a 4K projector and 4K TVs differ mainly in price and overall quality. With a projector, you’re investing in a genuinely designed home theater system by the classical definition of such and the cost of these machines reflects that. Almost across the board, 4K projectors will definitely cost you more than their TV counterparts and often have price tags that are several times higher than those of even a very high priced Samsung or Sony 4K TV.
However, despite their price, what UHD projectors offer over UHD TVs is a distinctly flexible setup that allows you to install them in much smaller spaces than many TVs, adjust their screen size to any one of a number of ranges and of course move them much more easily since instead of weighing the 90+ pounds that a larger 4K TV weighs, they usually only heft out at 25 pounds or so. For example, the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector is designed in such a way that it can be slotted up against any wall and project its image directly above itself, thus letting it fit into even the narrowest living space assuming it contains at least 65” diagonal inches of wall.
Finally, in terms of image quality, what you’ll get with your projector is absolutely outstanding. These machines are designed with resolution and image rendering features that totally leave things such as hazy visuals and faded projections behind (via alsobrook source). They deliver a visual clarity that is at least as good as or possibly even better than that of their TV counterparts, it’s certainly less prone to physical damage to the internal screen components, since there aren’t any.
#3 What is a 4K Projector Going to Cost Me?
4K projectors suffer from the one major detriment of not being cheap at all. High grade consumer projectors that currently exist on the market easily cost at least Rs 7 lakhs and some such as the Short Throw Projector from Sony mentioned above will cost you well above Rs 20 lakhs. These gadgets are still in the price range of serious, affluent home theater lovers, but they definitely deliver an enormous bang for their buck.
Sony still dominates the consumer home entertainment 4K projector market with models that cost close to or above Rs 7 lakhs but one relatively new alternative option that’s now on the market for a much more attractive price than what we’ve previously seen can be found in the form of the JVC DLAX500R 4K Home Theater Projector, which we’ve reviewed here. This model offers much of the same connectivity and content viewing at a smooth 60Hz as Sony’s models but it costs around Rs 3 lakhs.
This is a remarkably low price in this highly rarified market.However, take note that the JVC model is not a true 4K projector and instead relies on what JVC calls “e-shift” upscaling technology to generate a 4K resolution. Currently, the cheapest true 4K projector for the consumer market is the Sony VPLVW350ES 4K 3D SXRD Home Theater Projector. It also offers true DCI 4K at 4096 x 2160 pixels.
#4 What type of Content for 4K Projectors?
The same content that can be viewed on any 4K TV can also be viewed on 4K projectors. They come with full connectivity for satellite, broadband, internet and cable transmissions, just like a modern TV and can also be connected to devices that play DVD or other recording media. At Visual Tech and Packs, we deal in major projector brands like Epson, Sony, JVC, with basic projectors as well as 4K projectors in Hyderabad, with complete sales, after sales services and installation included.