BenQ TK850 projector review

The BenQ TK850 is a great home projector, that will help you bring the cinema to your living room

BenQ TK850 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

At this price, too, the TK850 is a great all-round option, able to output movies, games, and sports matches with an impressive level of contrast and color. The variety of zoom and focusing tools at your disposal too mean you’re fully able to tweak the TK850’s images around your particular needs. Be mindful, though, that you won’t get streaming apps built-in, so connecting devices through the HDMI or USB ports is pretty essential to get the most out of this model.


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    Good value home projector

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    Great color and contrast

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    Superb brightness for the money


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    Not a true 4K projector

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    Chunky design

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    No built-in streaming apps

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The BenQ TK850 is a great budget 4K projector to consider, with rich colors and simple interfacing that will make it at home in any living room. It's not a native 4K projector, despite the branding; it replicates 4K resolution by quadrupling a 1080p output. This won't be the best option for recreating true Ultra HD, then, but it does have a 4K effect that should look more detailed than lower-res models – and for the price it may be worth the compromise.

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Henry St Leger

Henry is a freelance technology journalist. Before going freelance, he spent more than three years on TechRadar reporting on TVs, projectors and smart speakers as the website's Home Cinema Editor – and has been interviewed live on both BBC World News and Channel News Asia, discussing the future of transport and 4K resolution televisions respectively. As a graduate of English Literature and theater enthusiast, he'll usually be found forcing Shakespeare puns into his technology articles, which he thinks is what the Bard would have wanted.