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Epson 3200 vs BenQ TK800M

In this article we will be comparing two well known brand projectors Epson 3200 and BenQ TK800M. Both of these projectors are of mid rage projectors and are ideal for home entertainment. Epson 3200 is falls under the home cinema category of Epson whereas BenQ markets TK800M as a home entertainment projector for sports lovers.

Epson 3200 vs BenQ TK800M
FeatureEpson 3200BenQ TK800M
Projection System3LCDDLP
Contrast RatioUp to 40,000:1Up to 10,000:1
Brightness2,900 lumens3000 lumens
Aspect Ratio16:916:9
4K Type4K PRO UHDTrue 4K
Native Resolution1920 x 1080 x 23840 × 2160
Native 4KNoNo
3DYesYes
3D ResolutionFull HDFull HD
Color Gamut SupportBT.709, BT-2020REC.709, DCI-P3
HDR SupportHDR10, HLGHDR10, HLG
Keystone Correction – Vertical±30 degrees±40 degrees
Keystone Correction – Horizontal±30 degreesNot supported
Lens Shift – Vertical±60%Not supported
Lens Shift – Horizontal±24%Not supported
Throw Ratio Range1.32 – 2.151.50 – 1.65
Projected Distance40″ – 300″30″ – 300″
Max Lamp Life5,000 hours (Eco)15,000 hours (Eco)
HDMI 2.02 Ports1 Port
SpeakerNone5W x 1
Anamorphic Lens SupportYesNo
Fan Noise24 – 35 dB28 ~ 32 dB
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Display

Both Epson 3200 and BenQ TK800M are not native 4K projectors. Epson 3200 shifts each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels that doubles the Full HD to produce the 4K PRO UHD image that will display 4.1 million pixels.

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However, BenQ TK800M is capable of producing 8.3 million pixels by shifting pixels in four directions both horizontally and vertically to achieve True 4K. Natively BenQ TK800M’s DMD chip is of size 0.44″ which can produce 1920×1080 resolution. But its XPR Technology helps it to quadruple the resolution to shifting the pixels horizontally and vertically to produce 8.1 million pixels.

Contrast Ratio

In the contrast ratio department, Epson 3200 has an advantage of having higher configuration (40,000:1) than BenQ TK800M which is limited to 10:000:1. So, you can see better contrast images on Epson 3200.

Brightness

Epson 3200 comes with 2900 lumens and BenQ with 3000 lumens, so both are bright enough to be setup in your living room beating the ambient light coming from windows and lights.

But if you are watching it during night time you switch the mode to Eco and save the lamp life.

Verdict

Epson 3200 wins over BenQ TK800M when we compare contrast ratio, keystone correction andlens shift features. It also has 2 HDMI 2 ports and supports Anamorphic Lens.

Whereas, BenQ TK800M is a True 4K projector that can produce 8.3 million pixels comparing to Epson’s 4.1 million pixels. BenQ TK800M also has an in-built speaker and its lamp lasts longer in Eco mode than Epson 3200.

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