For the ultimate home cinematic experience, nothing will take your breath away like the clarity, sharpness and color vibrancy of an Ultra High Definition 4K projector. Unfortunately these high resolution projectors can be expensive.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find affordable projectors that still deliver a fantastic image. To make your life easier, we’ve assembled a list of the best 4K projectors under $2,000. Each of these projectors cost below $2,000 and still offer a gorgeous 4K picture. 

If you've got the budget, check out these home theater projectors that offer even better picture quality. These higher end models; such as the number 1 ranked home cinema projector, the Epson LS11000, are well worth the extra cost.

Want to get the most out of your 4K projector? Make sure you pair it with a 4K cinema screen.

Top 5 Best 4K Projectors Under $2000

Our projection experts have spent hours upon hours testing a number of 4K projectors that cost under $2,000 to give you their top choices for 2023. Each affordable cinema projector has its own unique features and specs. Some have incredible color vibrancy, some emphasize brightness, others have better sharpness. While these are by no means the best 4K projectors, these are the best ones under $2,000.

We weighed all of these factors and more together to give you our expert’s list for the best 4K projectors under $2,000. This projector ranking can help you buy the right one to meet your needs and budget.


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Kicking off our list of 4K projectors under $2000 is the Epson 3800. When it comes to bang for your buck, nothing beats the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3800. Which is why we chose it as the 2023 4K projector that offers the most value. This PRO-UHD cinema projector uses advanced pixel-shifting technology to deliver the 4K resolution image. It provides 3000 lumens of brightness giving it enough light output to shine in a moderately well lit room (especially when paired with an ambient light rejecting screen.)

The Epson 3800 features a low 20ms input lag for 4K gaming, perfect for gamers looking to play on a significantly larger screen. While it lacks the contrast or black levels of a dedicated home theater projector like the Epson LS11000, the 3800 offers bright vibrant colors and is a great choice for anyone looking to buy their first in-home theater projector

  • Lumens:
    3000
  • Contrast:
    100,000:1
  • Chipset:
    LCD
  • Throw Distance:
$1,699.99
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The Optoma UHD38 is the lowest priced 4K projector on our list. Which is part of what makes it our second favorite. This is a true gaming projector with a lightning-fast input lag as low as 4.2ms and a high refresh rate of 240Hz. This will give you a real competitive gaming advantage. This projector is incredibly bright at 4000 lumens. With brightness this high you’re not limited to a darkened theater. The high lumen output of the Optoma UHD38 gives you the flexibility to use this low cost 4K projector in well lit living rooms or even as an outdoor projector. Solid built-in speakers add an additional layer of convenience. While the image lacks the vibrancy and contrast of some of the other projectors on this list, you’ll still be thrilled with the picture provided by the Optoma UHD38

  • Lumens:
    4000
  • Contrast:
    1,000,000:1
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$1,449.00
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XGIMI may be a new player in the USA but don’t let that fool you, they’ve been honing the craft of manufacturing quality projectors for years. The Horizon Pro is no exception. This cube shaped projector not only works as a low cost 4K home theater projector, it also offers the portability of an on-the-go projector. This portable projector is aided by automated screen alignment, focus, and obstacle avoidance to ensure that your viewing experience is uninterrupted. It also features dual 8 watt Harman Kardon speakers for surprisingly good sound quality. The 2200 lumen light source on the XGIMI Horizon Pro is powerful enough for well lit environments, especially when you pair it with an ALR projection screen.

  • Lumens:
    2200
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  • Chipset:
    DLP
  • Throw Distance:
$1,699.00
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This bulb based projector offers 2400 lumens, making it an ideal low budget home cinema projector. It’s even bright enough that when paired with an ambient light rejecting screen you’d be able to watch content with some lights on.

The Epson 4010 provides bright full colors, sharp detail and solid contrast. It supports HDR content and covers a wide color gamut including 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. With a 3-axis precision motor offering 2.1x zoom, up to ± 96% horizontal and up to ± 47% vertical lens shift, the Epson 4010 is easy to set up. This is an excellent low cost projector for anyone on a budget.

  • Lumens:
    2400
  • Contrast:
    200,000:1
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  • Throw Distance:
$1,799.00
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Prepare to be amazed. Immerse yourself in a world of Ultra HD gaming, live sports, TV shows and movies with the Optoma UHD55 high brightness projector. With 3600 lumens of brightness you can use the UHD55 in all manner of environments regardless of the lighting in the room. You’re not limited to a darkened home theater. This low cost home theater projector covers 97% of the DCI-P3 color space for authentic cinematic quality. It supports HDR, HLG and 3D content. Just like the Optoma UHD38, the Optoma UHD55 is one of the best gaming projectors on the market. The UHD55 offers a lightning fast 16ms input lag.

  • Lumens:
    3600
  • Contrast:
    1,200,000:1
  • Chipset:
  • Throw Distance:
$1,799.00
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