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3M Projectors

3M is the leading manufacturer of pocket projectors - a technology that makes it possible to project an 80in image from a small digital device like your video camera, laptop, iphone or any smart phone.

3M espouse to be the authority of pocket projector technology, producing models that are 4 generations ahead of the competition. These handheld projectors are advanced and very practical featuring video, music, and data file storage, wireless WiFi and Bluetooth technology for internet access. The tiny office projectors include 2GB memory making it convenient for portable use and presentations.

3M projectors are great for personal use. You can surf the web, store movies and photos, and share your experience with a group by projecting a larger quality picture.

BenQ Projectors

BenQ is a leading manufacturer of DLP projectors for Business, Education, Home Theater and Home Entertainment. A Taiwanese company, BenQ offers projectors from pocket LEDs up to high brightness projectors suitable for classrooms - K-12 and higher education, conference rooms, and auditoriums. They market some of the most popular home entertainment and home theater projectors available, primarily in the $1,000 or less price range. The bottom line? If you need a projector, BenQ likely has one that will fit your needs and be ultra-friendly to your wallet.

Canon Projectors

Canon Projectors come from the same folks that currently dominate the high end consumer and professional camera industry.  Their projectors - using LCoS or LCD designs, have excellent color and sharpness.  Canon may be best known for making projectors for the education and medical markets.  They have an extensive lineup that also focuses on portable, install, and commercial business projectors.

Casio Projectors

Casio is one of the few companies in the projector industry that can claim to dominate a particular market segment.

Casio has been the leader, and for several years, offered far more projectors that use solid state light engines than anyone else:  LED Laser projectors - instead of using conventional lamps.  Thanks to these long life light engines, there are no lamps to replace, producing impressive long term savings.

Organizations with large quantities of projectors appreciate this because, it's not just the cost of a replacement lamp, it's the disruption, it's perhaps needing an entire crew to replace hundreds of lamps a year.  Casio projectors with solid state light engines are the most affordable today.

Christie Projectors

Christie projectors are designed for installation in large venue auditoriums, houses of worship and conference rooms. Christie makes both 3LCD and DLP multi-media projector models, with up to WUXGA resolution for network installation.  Christie projectors also offer numerous lens options for all configurations and up to 3 year warranties.

Epson Projectors

Epson lays claim to being the largest manufacturer of projectors in the world.  They are also the leader and primary manufacturer of the type of LCD panels that go into projectors.  That is their edge over the competition.  Epson produces more models in more projector categories than anyone typically offering more than 125 projector models on their US website.  Epson is also big on color brightness - with all their projectors offering as many color lumens as white ones.  That translates into much better color near maximum power, and requires giving up little brightness to get the best possible picture!  FYI: Projectors with low color lumens often have to give up up to half their brightness to look really good.

Epson Projectors is one of the largest suppliers to US schools.  They offer an aggressive program for the schools, called Brighter Futures, that makes their projectors and accessories less expensive than most. Epson has stood out over the years for winning many awards relating to their warranty, replacement and post-sales support programs, which are excellent - almost legendary.  Epson projectors have over 50% market share in the US (actually North America).  Source - Pacific Media Associates

Epson also dominates the category of interactive projectors, with a full line-up typically 8 or more  models.  Most competitors offer one or two (or none).

Hitachi Projectors

Hitachi 3LCD projectors are designed primarily for the business and education market, as well as for installation in auditoriums and conference rooms.  For the classroom, they offer short-throw, interactive projector models.  Also, many models have 3 year warranties and long life filters, adding to their value proposition.  There are also installation models with multiple lens options.

InFocus Projectors

InFocus has been a well-known US projector manufacturer for many years.  InFocus concentrates their expertise on DLP projectors for business and education applications, including short-throw and interactive models.  InFocus also makes a line of projectors designed for conference room and installation use, including HD 3D multimedia models.

JVC Projectors

JVC has two divisions selling serious home theater projectors.  Pro and Consumer.  Their projectors are the same, with the only significant difference being the color of the lens trim and a thin line down the top.  Same prices, same everything, so you don't have ot worry about which one.  Buy the one the dealer you like, has to offer.

JVC's claim to fame is building the projectors with the best native black level performance at any price.  Their LCoS panels they manufacture (D-iLA), simply offer up more dynamic range.  They've been able to beat all the projectors using dynamic irises without one of their own, but they have now added dynamic irises to their three new models.

LG Projectors

LG projectors are designed for portability and value, with LED lamps offering up to 30,000 hours of lamp life.  LG projectors are ideal for gaming and home entertainment and to be moved from room to room as needed.

Mitsubishi Projectors

Mitsubishi packed up their marbles and called it quits.  Mitsubishi, until very recently was a major producer of home theater projectors, as well as offering about 40 different business, education and other commercial projectors in their lineup.  They not only announced in the fall of 2013, that they were exiting projectors, but also several other display segments where they had a big presence.

No point in spending more words, other than to say that if you are in the market for a used projector they had a solid lineup and some really excellent projectors.  Mitsubishi may be gone, but our Mitsubishi reviews are still here.

NEC Projectors

NEC's projector line-up is perhaps best known for its strength in the education market, but the are also one of the major players when it comes to commercial projectors.  NEC portable/small install DLP and 3LCD projectors are designed primarily for business and classroom use.  NEC's big guns, include many laser projectors, with advanced capabilities, including edge blending, projection mapping and more.  NEC's first 10,000 lumen laser  projector with 4K resolution (4K UHD), is a classic example of one of their powerful commercial models.

Optoma Projectors

Optoma is a successful Taiwanese manufacturer of business projectorsclassroom projectors, quality home theater projectors, and gaming. In the United States, Optoma is the number one seller of DLP projectors. With resolutions from SVGA to Full HD 3D, there are a large range of projectors to choose from.

Optoma projectors use DLP technology and boast specifications such as: brilliant color, bright images, rapid on-off feature, password protection, and a vast range of connectivity options.

Advanced network features including message broadcast, remote management and control, and built-in security management, are found on many Optoma projectors.

Panasonic Projectors

Of late, Panasonic has been concentrating on manufacturing DLP projectors for installation in conference rooms, auditoriums, museums and houses of worship, offering numerous models, multiple lens options and up to 20,000 lumens of brightness for any application.  For years, they manufactured award-winning LCD projectors for home theaters as well.  Also, their portable projector line for business and classroom use is quite extensive.

Proxima Projectors

Proxima Projectors -- An old industry name makes a comeback, and is again available in the US.  ASK Proxima returned in 2013, and as of 2015 changed their name back to their original name: Proxima.

ASK Proxima projectors were designed in Norway - where they were once manufactured.  Now a Chinese company, like many competitors, their projectors are manufactured in China.  Not sure where they are designing them these days.  The original Proxima company was one of the first US projector manufacturers, later bought by InFocus, then ASK.

Proxima now manufactures a number of 3LCD projectors.  They tend to be relatively feature laden for the price.  We expect to be reviewing more of their projectors in the future.

Ricoh Projectors

Many of the Ricoh classroom and business projector models are PC 3D ready for powerful presentations.  Ricoh makes both DLP and LCD projectors, many with interchangeable lenses for conference rooms and auditorium fixed installations.

Sony Projectors

Sony is one of the most recognizable projector manufacturers in the home theater market. They offer both 4K and 1080p in their lineup of LCoS (SXRD) projectors. Unlike most flat panels Sony Home Theater projectors still support 3D. 

Sony was the first company to introduce a 4K projector and they still have the widest product selection. All Sony 4K HDR home theater projectors utilize three SXRD panels to deliver true 4K resolution (4096 x 2160).

Beginning in 2021, all Sony 4K SXRD models benefit from a version of Sony’s powerful X1 processor that has been optimized specially for projector applications. Even the entry-level models "wow" with the ability to do frame-by-frame HDR tone mapping.

All Sony home theater projectors use 3 SXRD panels which is Sony's version of LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon). Sony and JVC, the two dominant home theater brands between $5000 and $30,000, both rely on LCoS panels because these panels can deliver more native contrast than standard LCD panels or DLP chips used in consumer displays.

The black level performance of Sony Home Theater projectors is uniformly excellent; Sony models might not be the best in the world of projectors, but they are very close.

Sony has a total of seven 4K SXRD Home Theater projectors in their lineup starting with the VW325ES ($5,500) and $80,000 (minus lens) GTZ380 at the top of the heap. The VW915ES ($20,000) is the least expensive Home Theater model equipped with a laser light source.

Sony also produces many 3LCD projectors for the business and educational markets, as well as projector models designed for fixed installations in churches, auditoriums, and conference centers.

Viewsonic Projectors

ViewSonic is one of the fast growing manufacturers of projectors in the US.  ViewSonic projectors are all DLP projectors.  One of ViewSonic's claim to fame is that their projectors come with a 3 year parts and labor warranty, which is better than almost all of the their competition.  ViewSonic builds projectors for the business, education and home entertainment markets.

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