[NSW] BenQ TK800M 4K Projector $1599.99 @ Costco (Crossroads)

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Quite cheap compared to normal RRP of around $1900 for a 4k projector at costco nsw.

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    How does this compare to the Philips pico max? I'm looking to get the pico max at $850.

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      Full HD vs 4k, 800 lumens (not enough with ambient light) vs 3000 lm - different league, can't compare :-)

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    The Phillips pico is a portable projector where benq is a proper home theatre projector. Benq 4k and pico 1080. If i was choosing between the 2, id choose benq for permanent home theatre.

    There are other cheaper projectors better than the phillips.

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      Can you share which one?

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      Can you share what I should consider please.

      I want something just for the bedroom, in bed watching Netflix and watching it on a big screen instead of my 15" laptop screen. Something that can connect to a portable bluetooth speaker or some sort of external speaker would be needed too.

      I like the philips pico max because it can be placed anywhere (i think), so I can watch it on my bedroom wall one day, and if I feel like it, I can watch it on my bedroom ceiling.

      What's good at around the under $900 price range?

      thanks.

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        If you want a projector to be able to move around daily then yes the pico might be a good option. A bit pricey if you ask me. Have a look on ebay for cheaper alternatives around $200. With projectors you still need to add a source to it e.g kodi box or something similar.

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          I'm hoping to "cast" / connect to the projector from my Mac. Ideally wirelessly, if not, I wouldnt mind using a cable.

          Do you reckon I go with a cheaper one from ebay? What would you recommend as a good value one. Balance between user friendliness and quality?

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            @jecec: Yes you can cast to these. Depends why do you want a projector over a tv? You can get good quality tv's for $800 mark. I have a cinema room ready for a projector and want one for atleast a 100 inch image which you cant get cheap for a tv yet. A good quality projector wont be cheap and if you want a cheap projector under a $1000, it wont be as good. This phillips pico is a projector to bring around and use for multiple purposes e.g meeting presentations during the day and the movies at night or out doors as it has 3 hour battery life. I think you should read reviews and se it for yourself if you can then decide. Note the pico is only 850 lumens so doesnt seem that bright.

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              @Richsta: Thanks Richsta for your insights.

              My wife wouldnt "allow" TVs in the room and I've grown to like watching movies in the bedroom, so I thought a mini projector might be a good alternative to watching it on a bigger "screen".

              I would probably have a bedside lamp beside me turned on while watching… battery life also wouldnt be a concern because I'll have it plugged it where possible, or use it only for 2h+ which is the max duration of a movie.

              Getting a proper projector could be an alternative, however I'm not really keen to mount it in the bedroom. Something small that can stashed away would be ideal.

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                @jecec: I am like ypur wife except i have a tv in our bedroom and my wife watches tv till late when i am trying to sleep and i hate it. Ive tried to get rid of the tv from our room but failed.
                I own a hand held type projector similar to the pico and you can watch movies and stuff but its not really bright enough to really enjoy it. Like watching a really dull lit tv. The pico sounds like it has everything you want.

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                  @Richsta: Maybe you need to get her a pair of wireless headphones? :P

                  How many lumens is your hand held projector?

                  And regarding your comment on the projector not being bright enough, what is the ambient lighting condition when using the projector?

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      Yes, always in & out of stock. $1249 for TK800M if you can stomach a refurb.

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        I got a tk800 and it worked just perfect. Now I got a ht3550. Refurbished are good because they have warranty and costs much less.

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    I've got a BenQ W8000 would this be a good upgrade over it?

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      Of course, if you want to watch 4K content. I don’t have access to this deal as there’s no Costco here in Tassie, but I run the BenQ w1070 in my home theatre and therefore would upgrade to this 4K product in a heart beat if it were possible.

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      The W8000 is a $4500 projector ad has THX certified. Based on price alone the w8000 seems like a better projector as it has lens shift which tk800m doesnt. Tk800m is brighter and lens lasts longer and is 4k quality (not a true 4k projected, pixel shifting). Id keep the w8000.

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    This has been same price since last few months, I am waiting for Costco to drop further or add coupon/warehouse discount!

    There is a new model TK850M (HDR Pro + better colour accuracy), so price has to come down. Overall decent projector and super bright (perfect for living room!)

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      Last month it was on sale on ebay for under $1500. I missed it. The 850 sounds good but isnt out yet.

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