When browsing projector pages on the internet, you may see Native 4K and DLP 4K UHD frequently. Do you know the difference between them?  

Native 4K is an approach widely believed to be delivering incomparably stable and clearest images.

DLP 4K UHD Technology is thought to be more affordable, but it is much more likely to cause blurring and artifacts to the images.

Specifically, DLP 4K UHD Technology is Texas Instruments’ pixel-shifting technology, helping to deliver high ANSI contrast and perfect convergence for sharp 4K images.  It’s to achieve True 4K 8.3 million pixels regardless of the number of native pixels the DMD Chip has.

Credit: TI

Some people argue that the DLP 4K UHD Technology might produce “Interlacing Effects”, making artifacts of motions visible to audiences’ eyes.

However, it appears only when displaying complex graphics or textual presentations, which is hard to notice the difference in the quality of video output by a pixel shifting 1080p projector and a native 4K projector when playing motion movies.

Therefore, DLP 4K UHD Technology projectors are recommended for those who want to buy the most affordable 4K projectors primarily for enjoying movies at home.