Combining competitive games with projectors used to cause delayed disasters because the high latency of the display caused a lot of lag. This added a significant pause before controller input was reflected by on-screen actions. Luckily, modern projector technology has evolved to offer both incredibly large images and excellent input times. That BenQ For example, the TK700STi I’m reviewing today is capable of outputting 4K 60 FPS gameplay at 120 inches and above with just 16ms latency.
Setting up the BenQ TK700STi is easy enough. BenQ is no stranger to display technology and has clearly worked hard to streamline the journey from out of the box to playing media for the first time.
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Inside the box is a remote control with voice recognition, a BenQ QS01 dongle, a power cord, a quick start guide, and the TK700STi projector itself. Once you’ve chosen a place to place (or mount) the projector, it’s time to pack everything to connect. The included BenQ QS01 dongle provides access to Android TV, but most of my testing was done using my PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
With 3,000 available ANSI lumens, the TK700STi ensures bright and clear images. This level of brightness is extremely useful in moments when natural light enters the room. That means you can play just as easily during the day as you can at night, although the picture will be more washed out. As always with projectors, the darker the environment, the better.
Netflix remains a problem as it only supports specifically authorized devices. Therefore, to get Netflix working on the TK700STi, users will need to use a browser or use a Fire TV stick or other supported device. Aside from this frequent hiccup, all other apps worked flawlessly, including my Moonlight streaming app, which allowed me to mirror PC games over WiFi.
Continue to play!
Here at GameRevoluton, unsurprisingly, our priority is gaming. So what I really wanted to see from the BenQ TK700STi after testing movies and TV shows was fantastic gaming performance.
After using this projector as my daily device for the latest games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and God of War Ragnarok for several months, I’m happy to confirm that BenQ has knocked it out of the park when it comes low is about latency. I even managed to hook up a keyboard and mouse and enjoy the first person shooter gameplay like I would on my PC desk setup.
For those who just want to set it and forget it is entirely possible with this projector, but for those who want to play around and fine-tune the settings for different genres the potential is there.
Great in a small space
The BenQ TK700STi’s versatility is aided by its short-throw capability. Gone are the days when a huge space was needed to give projectors enough clearance to get a big enough image. With this projector, a huge 80 inch projection size can be achieved with only 1.59 meters space. This has allowed me to set up a big screen experience in my relatively small bedroom and office. For those with space constraints, this is a huge benefit.
The TK700STi test device was provided by BenQ.
At $1,699, the BenQ TK700STi is priced right at the top. However, it stands out from the competition due to its range of functions, especially in the gaming area.
For users who are primarily gamers who can ignore the rather loud fan noise and lack of modern HDMI 2.1 support, this is a top contender when it comes to bright 4K HDR projection with wonderfully low input lag.
positive and negative
Works great for gaming.
Excellent image quality and brightness.
Short distance ability is appreciated.
Lots of different features that can be fine-tuned.
The usual Netflix headache.
HDMI 2.1 support will now be a must for many.
Fan noise is a little too loud, although the pitch isn’t unbearable.
https://www.gamerevolution.com/review/912764-benq-tk700sti-review-4k-hdr-gaming-projector-worth-buying BenQ TK700STi Review – GameRevolution