Paris Rhône SP005 4K projector review

A native 4K projector boasting built-in Android at a price within reach? What's the catch? Just who are Paris Rhône?

Paris Rhone Sp005 4K Projector
(Image: © Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

From a brand we'd never encountered before, this projector made a very good first impression. The biggest win is native 4K at a price you'd associate with 1080P, but the machine is also reasonably bright, as chic as a chunky projector can reasonably be. Sadly the operating system only borders on adequate so best to bring your own video source!


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    Native 4K projector

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    600 ANSI lumens

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    Surprisingly inexpensive

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    Premium looks


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    Imperfect Android TV interface

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    Certainly not easily portable

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    Power supply not long

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    Relatively loud

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In the world of consumer projectors, the premium on 4K resolution is still very much in place. It's easy enough to pick up a 4K television on a budget, but most of the recent consumer projectors have concentrated on portability rather than detail. 

Paris Rhône SP005 Spec

Paris Rhone Sp005 4K Projector

(Image credit: Future)

Native resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
Connectivity: Chromecast, Android TV, USB-C, USB-A, HDMI 2.1, Ethernet, 3.5mm Audio
Throw: 1.8m (6ft) to 60-inch screen
5.8m (19ft) to 200-inch screen
Brightness: 600 ANSI lumens (1440 LED lumens)
Ratio: 1.37:1
Contrast Ratio: 1600:1
Weight: 4.08KG / 8.99lb


The BenQ TK850 is, nominally, a 4K DLP projector which is able to output at 3000 ANSI Lumens so can even be used comfortably in lit rooms. It has a better claim to 4K than a 1080P downsampled device, too, though BenQ's effect isn't true native.

Emotn N1

The Emotn N1 is a cheap 1080P projector that is a Netflix-approved device. It is reasonably quiet, has a good, bright image, wi-fi, and the operating system is a bit easier to navigate, so for occasional movie nights this is an even cheaper choice at the cost of resolution.

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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