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.
|Feature||Epson 3200||BenQ TK800M|
|Contrast Ratio||Up to 40,000:1||Up to 10,000:1|
|Brightness||2,900 lumens||3000 lumens|
|4K Type||4K PRO UHD||True 4K|
|Native Resolution||1920 x 1080 x 2||3840 × 2160|
|3D Resolution||Full HD||Full HD|
|Color Gamut Support||BT.709, BT-2020||REC.709, DCI-P3|
|HDR Support||HDR10, HLG||HDR10, HLG|
|Keystone Correction – Vertical||±30 degrees||±40 degrees|
|Keystone Correction – Horizontal||±30 degrees||Not supported|
|Lens Shift – Vertical||±60%||Not supported|
|Lens Shift – Horizontal||±24%||Not supported|
|Throw Ratio Range||1.32 – 2.15||1.50 – 1.65|
|Projected Distance||40″ – 300″||30″ – 300″|
|Max Lamp Life||5,000 hours (Eco)||15,000 hours (Eco)|
|HDMI 2.0||2 Ports||1 Port|
|Speaker||None||5W x 1|
|Anamorphic Lens Support||Yes||No|
|Fan Noise||24 – 35 dB||28 ~ 32 dB|
|Price||Check Amazon||Check Amazon|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.