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Vivitek HK2288 First Look Video - 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Under $2000

Posted on March 13, 2018 By Phil Jones


The Vivitek HK2288 is a 2,000 lumen, 4K UHD DLP projector with an RGBRGB color wheel. With great color and a $1,999 list price, this home theater projector may just make your short list. As a 4K UHD projector, this Vivitek is sharper than those 1080p pixel shifters, and looks extra sharp for a projector at this price point. Thanks to the 1.5:1 zoom lens and modest lens shift, the projector has some placement flexibility – a must if your room has some limitations. The HK2288 supports HDR, but not the expanded BT.2020 color space – more on that in our full review.

The Vivitek has an RGBRGB color wheel, giving it excellent color – even better when calibrated. It has three HDMI inputs! This is a big deal – an addition Art has been advocating for you guys for years. Having that third HDMI input makes it so some of us will not have to use a switcher or an AV receiver in order to plug in all of our devices – a PlayStation 4/Xbox 1, BluRay UHD, Apple TV – you can see how devices add up, fast. The projector even comes with its own 10-watt speakers, so you can bring the HK2288 outside for a summer movie night! For serious movie watching, however, we do always recommend a good set of speakers or surround sound.

The video features video clips from “Ultimate Wave Tahiti” by Stephen Low Productions and photos of the projector in action. The video clips give a little taste of what the projector can do – it has excellent color, right out of the box, and even better once calibrated! Sports fans rejoice – these projectors have CFI and sports look great on the HC2150. Check it out to see if one of these projectors is right for you, and, if it’s a possible contender – check out our Vivitek HK2288 review.

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  • 2,000 Lumens
  • 6 Segment RGBRGB Color Wheel for Superior Color
  • 4K UHD (2716x1528x2) Pixel Shifter
  • Supports HDR
  • Does Not Support BT.2020/P3 (See Special Features Section)
  • Manual Zoom Lens with Modest Lens Shift
  • Backlit Remote Control
  • Three HDMI Inputs!
  • 10 Watt Speaker System
  • 2,500-Hour Lamp Life at Full Power
  • Control Panel Located on Back, Along with Inputs
  • Three Year Warranty


From the Editor: This video was created as a brief overview of the Vivitek HK2288 projector. It was edited and produced by Nikki Kahl and features Art Feierman, editor of

Videos that are part of the Projector Reviews TV channel are created by Projector Reviews Inc. If we review a projector and it wins one of our awards, it becomes eligible for a video summary. Of course, we can only do a limited number of these videos. In some cases, we will choose a projector review to do a video of. In other cases, a request may come from the manufacturer. As we do with the rest of the content on our website, we offer manufacturers Permissions.

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