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What's a 4K beamer?

If you are looking for a projector for your home theater, go for a 4K beamer. This projector supports the sharp 4K UHD resolution. Note, there is a difference between native 4K beamers and beamers with pixel shift. The first type delivers the sharpest images. In this article I tell you more about it.

4 times sharper than Full HD

The 4K resolution is 4 times sharper than Full HD, so you see details better. This is because a 4K beamer projects a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. Together, these are more than 8 million pixels. The Full HD resolution consists of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which amounts to a total of about 2 million pixels. If you want to view 4K images, both the projector and the playback source must support this resolution. Think of a 4K Blu-ray player.

Difference between native 4K and pixel shift

If a beamer displays 3.840 x 2.160 pixels, we speak of a native 4K beamer. Currently, as a private individual, you mainly have the choice of beamers with pixel shift. These beamers support a lower resolution, but simulate the 4K picture quality. A built-in 4K chip ensures that the pixels move quickly back and forth. In this way it seems like you see more pixels. This makes the image sharper but not as sharp as a native 4K image.

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