The BenQ TK800 4K HDR Projector In-Depth Review!

Control, Adjustment, Connectivity Options, The BenQ TK800 In Action

BenQ TK800 Control Options

The BenQ TK800 (Price Check) has simple controls located on the top panel. It consists of a Power button, arrow keys (that double as keystone and volume control keys), and other OSD function keys.

For more elaborate functions, you can use the BenQ RCV015 remote control. The BenQ TK800 (Price Check) projector has two IR receivers for this remote control – one located at the top, next to the controls, and the other is in front, next to the lens.

 

BenQ TK800 Adjustment Options

To keep the BenQ TK800 (Price Check) level on uneven surfaces, it comes with three adjustment feet, all with rubber soles. The front adjustment foot has a quick release button with four locking steps. The two rear adjustment feet are of the screw type, which allows for finer adjustments independently.

BenQ TK800 adjustment feet front BenQ TK800 adjustment feet back

The BenQ TK800 (Price Check) also comes with easy keystone correction. Just use the vertical keystone correction function to quickly align the projected image. This is very useful if you plan to use the TK800 (which is portable) at different locations.

 

BenQ TK800 Connectivity Options

The BenQ TK800 (Price Check) comes with a plethora of connectivity options, all discreetly hidden at the rear panel.

BenQ TK800 ports

From left to right, you will find the following ports :

  • 3-pin 12 V power port
  • 3.5 mm audio-in port
  • 3.5 mm audio-out port
  • 15-pin VGA port
  • HDMI 1 – HDMI 2.0a (with HDCP 2.2)
  • HDMI 2 – HDMI 1.4 (with HDCP 1.4)
  • mini-B USB 2.0 port
  • Type A USB 2.0 port (with 1.5 A power output)
  • 12 V trigger port
  • Kensington lock slot

Please note that while there are two HDMI ports, only HDMI 1 supports HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2. You should always connect your Blu-ray player, or other sources of 4K content to HDMI 1. You should also use a HDMI 2.0a/b cable that is certified to support 4K video at 60 Hz with HDR.

 

The BenQ TK800 In Action!

We set-up the BenQ TK800 (Price Check) in a moderately dim room, to create an image of about 80-inches in size in a small condo

4K HDR Video – Insects

We made the hall darker in this test, so you can better assess the contrast ratio (rated at 10:000:1), and the colour gamut (rated at > 92% Rec. 709).

You can’t see it in the video, but you have to go very close to the wall to make out the individual pixels. The image may have been pixel-quadrupled from 1080p, but it is perceptually indiscernible from a true 4K image.

Note too how loud and rich its single 5 W speaker sounds. BenQ delivers on the promise promise of better details and resonant bass with its  aluminium driver diaphragm and resonance chamber.

4K HDR Video – Scenery

In this test, we let more ambient light in, to simulate the usual daytime viewing with the (non-blackout) curtains drawn. The 3000 lumens Philips bulb did a great job of delivering more than adequate brightness to tackle the ambient light coming in from the curtains on the right.

Note how vivid the images are. That’s thanks to its 4-segment RGBW colour wheel which allows it to deliver a HDR image with true white. It also allows the TK800 to deliver a wider colour gamut in excess of  92% of the Rec. 709 colour space.

On the audio side, note the fan noise just before the test begins. It is quite audible when nothing is running, but once you start the video, the 5 watt speaker is so powerful, it completely drowns out the fan noise.

Next Page > Our Verdict + Award, BenQ TK800 vs. BenQ W1700 / TH2550

 

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