4K technology is the new big thing making rounds in the entertainment industry. 4K is the word given to a resolution that is 4 times greater than the usual conventional full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. 4K projectors are home entertainment digital cinema systems which have the capabilities of projecting either video or photo content onto any vertical or upside down blank space in your home or office. The primary difference between a this projector and the common home theatre HD projectors is the fact that projectors using the 4K technology offer a sharper resolution of 3,840 × 2160 pixels and include a number of visual rendering features that are not available in the HD projectors.
One of the shortcomings of these projectors is the fact that they are expensive. For instance a high grade consumer projector today on the market will cost you at least $ 25,000 while a short throw 4K Sony projector will cost well above $35,000 USD. Even though some serious home theatre lovers still manage to purchase them, the fact remains they are expensive for the normal consumers.
Difference between UHD and 4K
There is no considerable difference between a 4K and UHD, in fact these two are usually used interchangeably by most manufactures. However, 4K specifically describes an industry resolution standard of 3,840 × 2,160 and 4096 × 2160 pixels. On the other hand, UHD is a general term used to describe resolutions that are smaller than 4K but two to three times larger than the normal Full HD which has 1,920 × 1,080 pixels.
4K projectors come with a full connectivity for broadband, cable transmission, and internet and can also be connected to other recording media and those that play DVD. These projectors also poses an internal upscaling engine which dramatically enhance the view of the usual HD content on your screen while you wait for the entertainment industry to catch up with the 4K technology.
Obstacles to a 4K world
1. The amount of information in the public about 4K technology is little at the moment and this has caused a slow response on the side of the consumers.
2. Cost. Even though consumers wish to have larger screens, it still costs manufactures more to manufacture this new technology and ship hence transferring the cost to the consumers who instead opt for bigger screen to projectors.
In conclusion, projectors remain the best products in home entertainment and if you are looking for a whole new change in picture and video resolution, then do not hesitate to go for a 4K projector. However, if you are tight on budget, you can always go for a 4K TV which offers the same experience at a much smaller price.