We all knew the day was coming, of course monitor companies would find a way to make projectors provide quality gaming experiences. While we still do have a way to go before we reach Esports level performance specifications on projectors, we sure are getting close. One thing BenQ has accomplished with its new line of gaming projectors is providing a stunning visual experience. Today we look at the TK700 4K HDR, 60Hz, 3200 Lumen, 16ms Low Input Lag Gaming Projector priced at $1399.
This is the first gaming projector we have had a chance to get our hands on here at GLYFE Nation so I think it’s important that we identify why anyone would buy one. These are for gamers who want to create the movie theatre experience. Single-player (We call DVD Games) action-adventure games with a massive surround sound system to accompany a 150” screen. Titles like God of War, Tomb Raider, or Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy based on the specifications of the TK700 would provide an excellent gaming experience. Input lag unfortunately for this model is a bit too high to play an FPS or MOBA competitively online.
BenQ does provide options for you to sacrifice visual experience for performance on this model. Depending on your application you can select between these options [email protected]: 16.67 ms, [email protected]: 4.16 ms, [email protected]: 8.33 ms, [email protected]: 16.67 ms. Room space for this lamp projectors as recommended by BenQ is 100″ @ 8.2ft / 2.5m, 150” @ 12.03ft / 3.75m or anything under of course. We, fortunately, had access to a quality projector screen at our facility, so we were able to maximize our visual experience. Prices on these screens vary but it is a must, the quality difference between the bare wall and a screen is massive. At 4K 60Hz the visual experience absolutely “Slaps” but you do notice the input lag quite a bit.
A closer look at the TK700 reveals a competitive viewing experience even when compared to a high-end TV screen. Its brightness measured in ANSI lumens is rated at 3200 which is very respectable. The color display provides a brilliant 30-bit at 1.07 billion color projection. Onboard you will also find two HDMI in ports with one featuring an eARC audio return. I am not sure if it will get much use out of it but the TK700 does have some onboard sound pumping through a 5W chamber speaker. It looks as good on the screen as it does on paper, I am truly impressed by the quality of projection.
A niche product like this would mostly appeal to the casual gamer. Although I can see the hardcore gamers having a setup like this as an alternative to when they don’t have the energy to climb the ranking ladder. It truly is an epic experience once you get it set up properly, it has changed my whole outlook on projectors. I think this product is worth every penny and we would definitely love to have one in the studio!