There are mainly two kinds of 4K projectors: true 4K projectors and enhanced 4K projectors. Both of these play 4K content, but there is a difference. True 4K is 8.3 megapixels, and is considered as showing true 4K resolution by using a DLP 4K UHD chipset with advanced image processing, ensuring incredibly fast pixel switching speed. This delivers a 3840 x 2160 resolution with 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame, four times higher than full HD 1080p. Enhanced 4K mainly refers to a more limited and slower version of pixel shifting technology, which mostly shows 2K resolution, or 4.1 megapixels, but fired twice to seemingly show 8.3 megapixels on the screen. Both enhanced and true 4K projectors show excellent, fantastically detailed images, and the difference is still visible when projected onto the cinema screen.
4K is superior in terms of quality, details, sharpness and all other aspects you look for in creating your home cinema experience, and nowadays it doesn’t have to be an expensive investment, as 4K projectors are increasingly more affordable.