As I was saying on the first page, many projector manufacturers could be more transparent. Consider Epson who uses 1920x1080 x2 pixel shifting. Now, they cannot claim the 4K UHD moniker, because they are only hitting the screen with 4 million overlapping pixels, the trademarked official “4K UHD” requires 8 million, So Epson calls their solution: 4K Pro-UHD. (UHD, it should be noted, is a vague term: “ultra high resolution”, so without the “4K in there somewhere, it doesn’t tell you much. Anyway, Epson’s name sure sounds as impressive as 4K UHD… Let me put it this way. A decade ago, we didn’t call 720p TVs and projectors 1080p, just because they figured out how to take a 1080p signal and show it, and in doing so producing better results than the same display being fed with a 720p source. But today, it seems if you can accept 4K content, you can call your projector 4K something or other. As Dylan long ago wrote: “The times, they are a changin!” Perhaps we should remind shoppers of that formerly popular phrase: “Let the buyer beware.” Hey, it’s my job as a reviewer to play “cop,” pointing these things out to our visitors.
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