The ViewSonic booth at CES 2020 in Los Vegas featured two of their projectors, the rather impressive X100-4K smart 4K UHD projector and the compact X10-4K – but only the X10-4K was demoed. The ViewSonic X10-4K is en route to one of our reviewers and will be published shortly!
Now that you’ve seen the behind the scenes look at these two projectors, let’s take a closer look at what they have to offer.
The ViewSonic X100-4K is a $1,699 smart projector with 4K UHD resolution. When we say smart, we mean it – it has support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, as would be expected, but also smart streaming functionality. The X100-4K is nicely bright at 2,900 claimed lumens, which is plenty for any dedicated home theater, media room, and most living room environments.
You can expect impressive sound quality from its on-board speakers, which are Harmon Kardon speakers, and an ultra-quiet fan at 20db. It supports HDR, but not the expanded BT.2020/P3 color space. It does REC709, which is what we’re used to from TV, DVDs, and non-4K Blu-Ray disks, so you can still expect to be wow’ed by the color – especially since ViewSonic added its Cinema SuperColor+ which expands the color space to 125% of REC.709.
This projector can produce an image of up to 300” – but remember, the larger the image, the more lumens you need. Chances are, if you’re blowing up your image to fill a 300” screen, you’ve got yourself a fancy dedicated home theater with beautiful lighting control.
The ViewSonic X10-4K is a short throw portable home entertainment projector with 2,400 claimed lumens. Like the X100-4K, the X10-4K has smart capabilities! It has support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and wireless streaming so you can stream TV shows and movies from your smart phone or tablet, and it does so over 5G WiFi.
The X10-4K has support for HDR, but not the expanded BT.2020/P3 color space – just REC.709, like the X100-4K. It does have that feature, Cinema SuperColor+, to expand on the REC.709 color space, however, so you can expect some pretty great color.
It is meant to be taken from room to room or even outside to enjoy a 4K UHD big-screen experience wherever you want to be. It also has Harmon Kardon speakers, so you can have awesome sound anyway. If you’re a sports fan – rejoice – this projector has CFI (creative frame interpolation) to provide smooth motion of high-speed sporting events. Turn this feature off for movies, though, as it will change the film from a cinematic experience to a soap-opera appearance.
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