ViewSonic X2000-4K: Ultra-short throw projector announced with 120 Hz support
ViewSonic has introduced the X2000-4K, an ultra-short-throw projector that can output at up to 4K, as its name suggests. For reference, the ViewSonic X2000-4K uses a DLP chip to reach 4K, rather than natively outputting at 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. Currently, native 4K is reserved for ultra-expensive projectors, such as the VPL-XW5000ES and the VPL-XW7000ES, two projectors that Sony launched last month.
Still, the ViewSonic X2000-4K provides 10-bit colour depth, 2,000 ANSI Lumens of peak brightness and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio. Also, the projector has a 0.22 throw ratio, 20,000 hours of operating life and 100% Re.709 colour space coverage. ViewSonic adds that the X2000-4K can create a 65-inch projection when placed 8.2 cm from a wall, which expands to 100-inches at 23 cm. Alternatively, the ViewSonic X2000-4K can create 150-inch images if you can position it 52 cm from a wall.
Unfortunately, the ViewSonic X2000-4K outputs at up to 4K/60 Hz. According to ViewSonic, the projector does support 120 Hz, but only at 1080p. Accordingly, the company has included HDMI 2.0 ports, rather than their newer HDMI 2.1 equivalents. Moreover, the ViewSonic X2000-4K contains Harman/Kardon-branded speakers that output at up to 50 W, thanks to dual 10 W tweeters and dual 15 W woofers.
The ViewSonic X2000-4K will be orderable in multiple countries, including the US. Available in black and silver finishes, the ViewSonic X2000-4K retails for US$3,098.99 and is listed as 'coming soon' on ViewSonic's website.