ViewSonic has announced that the X2-4K LED Projector for Xbox will be available beginning in July 2023 for an estimated price of $1,599.99. Billed as the world’s first “Certified for Xbox” projector, the device is capable of delivering native 1440p resolution at a 120 Hz refresh rate to Xbox Series X|S users, and while 4K output is also supported, that option is limited to 60 Hz. ViewSonic’s X2-4K LED Projector for Xbox, which also supports 1080p @ 240 Hz, comes with Harman Kardon speakers built in for what ViewSonic has described as an “exciting, immersive audio experience.”
“The X2-4K projector was developed to be considered a true gaming projector,” said Mia Shen, Sr. Business Line Manager at ViewSonic. “It went through 63 tests conducted by Team Xbox to ensure ultimate console compatibility and is designated as the world’s first ‘Designed for Xbox’ certified projector.”
ViewSonic X2-4K LED Projector for Xbox Features
- LED-based projector utilizing latest LED technology with native 4K Ultra HD HDR resolution
- Xbox exclusive resolution and refresh rate combinations: 1440p for Xbox games in 2K; 4K resolution for other video games and content
- 2,900 LED lumens of brightness; 4.2ms ultra-fast response time; 240Hz maximum refresh rate
- TÜV SÜD’s Low Blue Light certification: certified to alleviate concerns of eye damage and discomfort caused by prolonged viewing.
- Integrated dual Harman Kardon speakers
- 0.69-0.83 short-throw lens; horizontal/vertical keystone and 4-corner adjustment capabilities
- Up to 60,000 hour estimated usable light source life, equal to one movie per day for life.
From a ViewSonic press release:
In developing the X2-4K short-throw LED projector, ViewSonic partnered with Microsoft to deliver the best gaming experience to the Xbox community. The Xbox Series X|S consoles can use HDMI Consumer Electronics Control [CEC] to send commands to and from CEC-enabled devices. CEC allows the user to operate, via controller and from the comfort of their couch, the X2-4K power on/off, and volume. This works on any of the current gaming consoles with HDMI and CEC functionality and is certified CEC compatible by the team at Xbox.
X2-4K’s native 4K @ 60Hz output and high brightness leads to a breathtaking 4K streaming experience. Xbox Series console owners can expect a great streaming experience when pairing their consoles with the X2-4K. The projector can output 1080p @ 240Hz with a 4.2ms response time for the fastest possible player reaction times for the PC gaming audience. It also features an Auto Low Latency Mode [ALLM] that allows users to choose an “Ultra-Fast Input with 1/10th of the delay compared to the average 4K television.