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Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Value 4K Capable Home Entertainment: ViewSonic PX727-4K

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Art Feierman
  1. The 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report
  2. The 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report: List of Winners
  3. Best in Class – Under $1000 Value Home Theater: Epson Home Cinema 2100 and 2150
  4. Best in Class – Under $1000 Performance Home Entertainment: Epson Home Cinema 1060
  5. Best in Class – Under $1000 Value Home Entertainment: ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
  6. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Most Innovative: Smart Projector: Optoma UHD51A
  7. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Performance 4K Capable Home Theater: Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
  8. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Performance Home Theater: Optoma UHD50
  9. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Value 4K Capable Home Entertainment: ViewSonic PX727-4K
  10. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Bright Room Home Entertainment: BenQ TK800
  11. Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Most Innovative: Smart Projector: LG HU80KA
  12. Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater: JVC DLA-RS440U (And DLA-X590)
  13. Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater Runner-Up: Acer VL7860
  14. Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater Runner-Up: Sony VPL-VW285ES
  15. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Theater: Sony VPL-VW885ES
  16. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Theater: Sony VPL-VZ1000ES
  17. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Value Home Theater: Epson LS10500
  18. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Value Home Theater: Sony VPL-VW385ES
  19. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Entertainment: Optoma UHZ65
  20. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Winners – Charts
  21. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners Under $1000 Class
  22. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $1000-$2500 Class
  23. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $2500-$5000 Class
  24. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $5000-$25,000 Class
ViewSonic PX727-4K Front Angled

As mentioned in the review, this ViewSonic and the BenQ HT2550 come out of the same factories in China. They both claim 2,200 lumens. They are very similar to look at: All the inputs and connectors are in the same places on the projectors, and they measure relatively similarly in brightness (although the out of the box color on the BenQ is slightly better in some modes).

ViewSonic PX727-4K Overview

The ViewSonic is our Home Entertainment Value award winner in the $1000 – $2500 range, not because of the performance differences, but because of price. And that’s despite it having an RGBRGB color wheel. We routinely describe the RGBW wheel projectors as being brighter and more “home entertainment,” RGBRGB projectors as more “theater.”

ViewSonic’s PX747-4K, is their equivalent with the RGBW wheel, to BenQ’s TK800. The ViewSonic seems to, once again, have staked out the lowest street price. A quick look online finds it primarily at $1,299, but it has be found lower at times.

$1000-$2500 Best in Class Best Value 4K Capable Home Entertainment ViewSonic PX727-4K

The BenQ HT2550, by comparison, tends to run $200 more. That’s a lot of difference in price for two very similar products. Note that we gave the HT2550 the Performance Award, and this ViewSonic, the Value Award on the Home Entertainment side. Consider:

ViewSonic PX727-4K
The ViewSonic PX727-4K is the lowest cost 4K capable projector on the market.

The Viewsonic has the BenQ HT2550 beat on price, but both sport 3-year parts and labor warranties.  When it comes to brightness, no real differences.  And, more to the point, the Viewsonic is bright.  When you just need acceptable color it cranks out just over 1,500 lumens in Eric’s “quick-cal” of Standard mode.

The real differences between the two are how they perform, right out of the box, and the quality and accuracy of the color controls.

The Bottom Line on the ViewSonic PX727-4K

The Viewsonic has some good color modes, but the BenQ has the edge, and it calibrates better. If you are an enthusiast – demanding best possible color – then that is going to be your primary rationale for the BenQ. For most folks, though, looking for a good home entertainment projector – be it for sports, TV or movies – and placing it in a less than ideal room, the ViewSonic’s color and picture are just fine. In other words, need or want to save the typical $200 or so difference, if you aren’t the kind of person who adjusts your LCDTV, you’ll probably be more than happy to save the money and go with this Viewsonic, which, when all is said:

ViewSonic’s PX727-4K, at this time, is simply the least expensive projector you can buy that can accept 4K content with (or without) HDR, and it comes with a better/longer-than-most warranty. Wait, in fairness, if you do need more lumens, the PX747-4K sells for the same price. More brightness when you must have it, and very similar color, even if the PX727-4K should have slightly better color saturation.

Both are fun, and affordable, and get you into 4K content for less than any other current alternative! That makes the PX727-4K a great projector to start with, or to start your 4K experience with!

ViewSonic PX727-4K Review

ViewSonic PX727-4K Front Angled

As mentioned in the review, this ViewSonic and the BenQ HT2550 come out of the same factories in China. They both claim 2,200 lumens. They are very similar to look at: All the inputs and connectors are in the same places on the projectors, and they measure relatively similarly in brightness (although the out of the box color on the BenQ is slightly better in some modes).

ViewSonic PX727-4K Overview

The ViewSonic is our Home Entertainment Value award winner in the $1000 – $2500 range, not because of the performance differences, but because of price. And that’s despite it having an RGBRGB color wheel. We routinely describe the RGBW wheel projectors as being brighter and more “home entertainment,” RGBRGB projectors as more “theater.”

ViewSonic’s PX747-4K, is their equivalent with the RGBW wheel, to BenQ’s TK800. The ViewSonic seems to, once again, have staked out the lowest street price. A quick look online finds it primarily at $1,299, but it has be found lower at times.

$1000-$2500 Best in Class Best Value 4K Capable Home Entertainment ViewSonic PX727-4K

The BenQ HT2550, by comparison, tends to run $200 more. That’s a lot of difference in price for two very similar products. Note that we gave the HT2550 the Performance Award, and this ViewSonic, the Value Award on the Home Entertainment side. Consider:

ViewSonic PX727-4K
The ViewSonic PX727-4K is the lowest cost 4K capable projector on the market.

The Viewsonic has the BenQ HT2550 beat on price, but both sport 3-year parts and labor warranties.  When it comes to brightness, no real differences.  And, more to the point, the Viewsonic is bright.  When you just need acceptable color it cranks out just over 1,500 lumens in Eric’s “quick-cal” of Standard mode.

The real differences between the two are how they perform, right out of the box, and the quality and accuracy of the color controls.

The Bottom Line on the ViewSonic PX727-4K

The Viewsonic has some good color modes, but the BenQ has the edge, and it calibrates better. If you are an enthusiast – demanding best possible color – then that is going to be your primary rationale for the BenQ. For most folks, though, looking for a good home entertainment projector – be it for sports, TV or movies – and placing it in a less than ideal room, the ViewSonic’s color and picture are just fine. In other words, need or want to save the typical $200 or so difference, if you aren’t the kind of person who adjusts your LCDTV, you’ll probably be more than happy to save the money and go with this Viewsonic, which, when all is said:

ViewSonic’s PX727-4K, at this time, is simply the least expensive projector you can buy that can accept 4K content with (or without) HDR, and it comes with a better/longer-than-most warranty. Wait, in fairness, if you do need more lumens, the PX747-4K sells for the same price. More brightness when you must have it, and very similar color, even if the PX727-4K should have slightly better color saturation.

Both are fun, and affordable, and get you into 4K content for less than any other current alternative! That makes the PX727-4K a great projector to start with, or to start your 4K experience with!

ViewSonic PX727-4K Review

  1. The 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report
  2. The 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report: List of Winners
  3. Best in Class – Under $1000 Value Home Theater: Epson Home Cinema 2100 and 2150
  4. Best in Class – Under $1000 Performance Home Entertainment: Epson Home Cinema 1060
  5. Best in Class – Under $1000 Value Home Entertainment: ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
  6. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Most Innovative: Smart Projector: Optoma UHD51A
  7. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Performance 4K Capable Home Theater: Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
  8. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Performance Home Theater: Optoma UHD50
  9. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Value 4K Capable Home Entertainment: ViewSonic PX727-4K
  10. Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Bright Room Home Entertainment: BenQ TK800
  11. Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Most Innovative: Smart Projector: LG HU80KA
  12. Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater: JVC DLA-RS440U (And DLA-X590)
  13. Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater Runner-Up: Acer VL7860
  14. Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater Runner-Up: Sony VPL-VW285ES
  15. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Theater: Sony VPL-VW885ES
  16. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Theater: Sony VPL-VZ1000ES
  17. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Value Home Theater: Epson LS10500
  18. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Value Home Theater: Sony VPL-VW385ES
  19. Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Entertainment: Optoma UHZ65
  20. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Winners – Charts
  21. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners Under $1000 Class
  22. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $1000-$2500 Class
  23. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $2500-$5000 Class
  24. 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $5000-$25,000 Class

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