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Many of this year’s Oscar nominees are available to stream online, making it easier than every to watch the year’s buzziest films from your home ahead of the awards ceremony. .

If you plan on making your way through all the Oscar nods — such as  Jane Campion’s “Power of the Dog” on Netflix or “Dune” on HBO Max —  it’s important that your viewing room is fitted with the best technology so you can give each film the cinematic experience it deserves. 

Luckily, the past year has seen immense advancements in 4k projectors, which you can use to watch the best movies from the past year, in addition to streaming the ceremony itself. From Epson to Samsung, here are the best 4k projectors to buy this month.

Optoma UHD35

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4K projectors usually demand prices upwards of $1,500 so  Optoma’s new gaming projector that delivers crisp, bright and sharp content for only $1,300 is a total steal. The console features a tried-and-true 240 watt lamp which holds up well in daytime ambient light, while a .47-inch DLP 4K chip and XPR technology work together to create super-fast pixel shifting for ultra-clear resolution. Plus, the Optoma UHD35 touts an Enhanced Gaming mode feature that allows for an impressive 240 Hz refresh rate and an incredibly low input lag of 4.2 ms to give gamers a competitive edge.

Optoma True 4K UHD Gaming Projector $1,583.14


Epson Home Cinema 3200 4K

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You can’t go wrong with Epson for an at-home 4k theater experience. A three-chip projector design displays 100% of the RGB color signal for every frame with no “rainbowing” issues while pixel-shifting technology precisely controls each chip for high-resolution images from your favorite shows and movies. Best of all, the real-time analog-to-digital video processing allows for competitive gaming with little lag.

Epson Home Cinema 3200 4K $1,583.14

Sony VW325ES

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Sony’s most recent 4k projector is a groundbreaking addition to the technology company’s lineup, and most reviewers note that you get what you pay for with the $500 price hike from its predecessors. While its 1500 ANSI lumen brightness (designed for dark room theaters) and high-end ARC-F lens remain unchanged from prior models, the new console’s main addition is its inclusion of Sony’s new “X1 for projector” processing. The exclusive technology allow for two key features well worth the hefty price tag: dynamic HDR enhancer (a dynamic frame-by-frame improvement upon Sony’s tonal mapping) and Super Resolution Reality Creation (which uses object and pattern recognition to sharpen objects and eliminate digital noise).

Sony VW325ES

Samsung The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector

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Samsung is better known for their phones than the home cinema market but they came back with a bang in 2020 with the introduction of the Premiere flagship beamer. The luxury projector features an ultra-short throw design, 2800 lumens of laser-driven brightness, a powerful built-in audio system and support for the latest 4K and HDR picture quality. In addition to impressive technical functionality, the Premiere also boasts a sleek design with a gloss white finish, subtle connecting ports hiding on the wall-facing side and button-light smart controls.

Samsung The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector $3,497.99  $2,567.98